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  1. It's been ripping here on Otisco as well, but I've had it to myself at least!
  2. I'm hearing that they are... out in front of the country club guys are getting both perch and eyes. I heard another south end report that was the same. Ive been close to heading over a couple times but haven't made it. Here on Otisco there are some good ones being caught as well. I know 2 spots producing and one of them has nice jack perch. If you come here text me and I can help you.
  3. does the prop stop or the entire trolling motor power off? I just fixed mine and the wiring is easy to trace and test.
  4. Most fish are suspended. If you can find a concentration of fish on the bottom they can be jigged and we do it occasionally. Plenty of fish in the weeds as well. I'm getting them offshore deep primarily, but troll em tight at night some and catch a fish or two casting each night. Bite is good if you are there at the right place at the right time with the right offering. I average double digits daily. Many are released and most all the fish I catch are released. The weather was a little less than dry but the fish cooperated all day!
  5. whaler I went back out around 2am for a bit when the clouds rolled in and the area we casted was alive! Caught several bass over 5 lbs and 2 big eyes say 7-8 pounds I released em all and went back to bed!
  6. Thanks for the kind words guys! muskie magnet I just cut all 4 gills on each side to bleed them so you can't see it. I don't cut the throat because I feel it kills the fish too fast and doesn't bleed them as well. Not too mention I don't care for pictures with them cut like that. If you completely remove the lateral line and skin fat along with bleeding them the big ones are every bit as good as skinny little Oneida fish. Anyone interested in getting out better get on it as I have few openings left. My season on Otisco is only 3 more weeks maybe 4 if weather and fishing are awesome. I haven't spent 24 hours at home total since end of April. I'm ready for some time off and some hunting. Seems like yesterday I was putting the boat in and somehow another season has come and gone. I'm sure nobody spent more time on the water this season than I did, and thanks to all my great customers for making it possible.
  7. There is no best lure....don't fall in love with anything and keep the walleyes honest. I try all my techniques, tricks, and lures every year. Especially when I'm catching....that's the best time to compare lures. Only way to be confident is to keep testing when they cooperate and each year you will find a lure or two that's a little better or a lot better. I haven't hardly caught a fish on big lures here trolling in years and this year at dusk it's my go-to. Did fish on deep hj14s, top 20 rogues, tdd11s, tdd13s, and reef runner 800s this evening. Started my birthday fishing a day early and popped a nice 9+ trolling this morning on a little number 7 stick I painted right before I left the dock. Lost a bigger one this afternoon on a little crankbait I also painted this morning.
  8. nice job guys! Lots of options this time of year for trolling and casting day and night. Couple 9s and a 10 tonight. Really it's been good all season though for big fish and numbers. I enjoy getting fish down 35 feet and top water the same day. Having a good bite on big plugs and small spoons and cranks the same day. Shows you that there is a broad range for walleye.
  9. Saranac river to Franklin falls pond to fish and moose pond to camp right there for free. I have info if you want more pm me
  10. 3 to 4 colors of core off a rigger produces most of my best fish and it doesn't get more versatile than chasing marks on the screen with core. I always try to keep the rigger above the fish and drop right on em with a falling "dying" spoon....deadly technique. As far as connections go I've never had a failure fishing 12-14 hours a day 7 days a week for going on 2 seasons....not something I even think about....
  11. Ive had a great season so far here on Otisco on all the species so I thought I'd post some pictures. First of all, I've caught more big browns this season than the other 10 seasons combined! Probably is the only positive thing about the recent years weed cutting efforts is we are seeing hardly any deoxygenation anymore and none this year The walleye fishing has been inconsistent and difficult at times this season for nearly all the boats out there, but hasn't been too bad for me and have had plenty 9-10+ pound fish. Check out the bite width on the monster tiger that nearly stole a 24" walleye. Big Tiger Muskies were on fire in may and June and the deep summer trolling is start to pick up them up as well. Currently I've had 12 over 41" this season I've taken my biggest tiger 46" 9n the pond side along with a bunch walleye 8+ pounders there also. We literally have fished rhe entire lake from pond to dam for both. We casted in 60fow and all the way down to 3 fow for both walleye and tigers as well as trolling them over the same range. The summer troll has changed several times so far making it tough for anyone not fishing every day here, but I've fished every day both morning and night in most cases except 2 days I believe. Overall a wildy successful first half.
  12. Awesome job as always bud! Ive been so busy here I forgot to ask you what you thought of that rod I sent with you when you stopped in a while back. Fishing has been solid for me all season as well... won't be long and we will be on the river again. I have some interesting fishing here you could do there as well if you get an opportunity some night... remember that walleye I caught in the middle of the lake broke down... well I'm casting in the middle at night occasionally and catching! Even have a shore bite I play with now and again you'd like with your custom floaters....tight lines and give me a report on that rod!
  13. the rod collapses into the handle so it will store better. I like the feature for my storage area and have had no issues.
  14. If you want a great walleye trolling rod go with the Denali 8'6" leadcore rod. They also have a braid/mono trolling rod and a 12' leadcore rod. There is nothing that compares to this rod in forgiveness and landing walleye. These rods easily handle big fish as well. I tested the 12' rod tiger musky trolling on rod rod length setbacks at near 3 gps speed and it performed very well on a 45" tiger! Paired with a tekota and I don't think you can do any better... I have 2 dozen and wouldn't consider using anything else! If someone wants to demo them contact me.
  15. I have 3 of em and they are an awesome bow!
  16. sold... I will have 2 gen 3s for sale soon when my gen4 12 and 15 get here.
  17. Nice work and good fish! The spot you were fishing has been very good and continues to be though it will be over there very very soon. In fact most guys have already been giving up just in the last couple days. The only thing that makes that area tough at all is everyone is too close together to cast properly. I often go there after my trips and many times it's empty by then and 3-5 casts and I'm done when there is room and with a boat and the right breeze it's 6-8 fish a drift. Epic nights are 20-30 fish in under an hour for some and for others it's still a zero. On good night's I never keep em as those are the nights you really learn the craft, and can begin the process of dialing in. My first solo troll started right where I left off last season with an extremely old 10 and half pounder.... Kevin has another one to mount for me as the fish wouldn't go back.. The bite on big tigers in spring is by far the best ive seen and I even got an early season pig of a brown.
  18. I have no idea what the offense was but if he didn't break the law and it seems like he took a shortcut to shorten his day and or make a hair more you probably could cut him a break on as the job is far more difficult than anyone realizes and the hours we put in are insane. I put in a hundred hours a week every week if I'm any bit busy, and oftentimes more. Granted I probably want it more than most and fish a far more difficult fishery than Oneida where every single technique ever thought of works well if you do it right. Another approach would be to call him personally and see what he has to say for himself, and then based on his response you will know what to do.
  19. Helix 12 Still has original screensaver film and comes with gimbal mount. I have both transom mount bracket and trolling motor mount your choice. Also includes instructions and lakemaster northeast. Everything works fine. Pick up preferred, but will ship at buyers expense. $1250
  20. Nice work bud! I always wanna get up there with you but only have 2 days off for the first 2 months and you know I spend em fishing here. Not too mention if I had more than one mistress Tracy wouldn't have it! Dream season here so far....for me anyways! Landed a nearly 45" this morning on one of the new 12' Denali trolling rods this morning.
  21. It's absolutely irrelevant how fish taste or whether someone has a boat.... conservation is necessary. As far as taste goes they make coolers for a reason and nobody said you can't keep any fish I keep fish regularly. I don't however keep my limit every single time it's possible. Mostly I'm referring to tigers and other fish that grow for 20+ years. If you want a certain species wouldn't it be helpful if we didn't unilaterally kill them all just because we don't have a boat! Furthermore nobody is holding anyone back from obtaining a boat and tigers are easily caught from shore in open water season too. There's no excuse for not thinking a little about conservation and it doesn't cost anything extra nor is it a painful experience putting an occasional fish back....its actually enjoyable. Read about the adirondack guides and how many of them later in life when it was too late regretted their influence on nature. I have personally overharvested and learned the hard way that fisheries are more fragile than most realize. It's easy to criticize the management of the fisheries, when really it's us that are the problem! Just make any effort to protect nature just a little and we will all reap the benefits and so will future generations.
  22. As a guide it's my responsibility to also be a steward of the fishery and outdoors in general. If anyone thinks my opinion is self serving it's not at all. I'll still do my best to put people on tigers either way and I'll catch plenty either way. Actually the attention from the media helps me personally more than it hurts, but I doesn't change the fact that its not ethical and I would rather be broke than have everyone misled by Figura.
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