justtracytrolling

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About justtracytrolling

  • Birthday 09/15/1971

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  • Location
    binghamton
  • Interests
    Walleyes and Whitetails...Nothing makes me happier than getting people out in the woods and on the water...seeing them take fish and game is my passion
  • Home Port
    Otisco Lake
  • Boat Name
    JustTracyTrolling

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  1. You aren't alone on wishing a few streams were closed for spawning. Several sections of the southern tier rivers are closed for all fishing during the walleye spawn. Makes perfect sense to me! I encourage people to keep a few fish for the table, but allow fish the best chance at reproducing every year ! Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  2. I can't understand the thrill and excitement of targeting spawning fish of any kind. Combine that with the fact that lifting/snagging isn't fishing and I have no reason to be there. Ive been hitting the reservoirs in the Catskills in April for browns instead. No people as long as you stay in the reservoir and plenty of action. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  3. I have the same passion and did go full time during season, but I'm self employed and I work awfully hard in the winter so I don't have to count on a paycheck from fishing completely. I also spent 5 yrs saving and taking everyone I could find for free to learn the job...And it isn't really about catching...The fishing is the easy part! You better love taking people fishing more than fishing or you're in trouble. You can be the absolute best fisherman in the world hands down and that doesn't make you a good charter Captain or guide. I wouldn't even consider your idea if a constant stream of income like a normal job provides is necessary. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  4. Otisco is good lake for kids and close to you. There is good early season shore fishing as well. If you decide to give it a try pm me and I'll do my best to help you out. Whitney point is another good choice, but has a 25hp max. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  5. Nice work guys! Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  6. It really isn't that hard to learn to fish both handed....Isn't an issue unless you spend at least a couple days a week or more on the water. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  7. Fishinlslife, I use the off shore clips (red with the pin) and anywhere from 1 to 3 ounces on the weight. I keep the weights close to the surface and they collect the weeds. You still have to run your lines alot to be successful, and as Ivan said some areas will usually be blown clean. On Otisco the west side has far less floating weeds as the wind is usually out of the west at least a little. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  8. I use both and taught my son from day 1 to fish both. You may not believe it at your age, but a day will come when shoulders, elbows, and hands ache and cramp up when fishing and switching from left to right or vice versa makes the day enjoyable. Reduces fatigue dramatically. On the tournament bass scene you fish long days a and day after day. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  9. Down rods will keep your lures clean. Riggers work for weeds as well. I use clip weights just 15-20 feet away from my inline boards just to collect the weeds and the lure will still dive to the desired depth. I'm not on Chautauqua but Otisco is just as bad with floating weeds. Whatever lures you choose to troll defeating the weeds is the first step. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  10. The auto chart is really easy, but you do have to buy the auto chart pro if you want more than 8 hours of mapping. The mapping is why I went with the helix. The Garmin is a great unit as well. Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  11. What didn't impress you about the helix? Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  12. Ditto on the helix! Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  13. I'm glad you went that route and that I could help! Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750
  14. I have LED strips under the gunwale for deck lighting, but I don't really use it for fishing. Here is a pic of my mast light. Kinda hard to see them on top of the mast and under my otters. They light up my whole spread and the rear deck. I net using them trolling. Casting at night I'm blacked out except an anchor light.
  15. I have mast led mast lights that work awesome. I bought the mast caps from GLP and added LEDs on them, they regular lights originally. I might have a pic somewhere I can post, but the boat isnt stored here Justin Okrepki NYSDEC licensed guide #7324 http://www.otiscolakeguideservice.com/ (607)-349-1750