JimB

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About JimB

  • Birthday 04/03/1968

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chili NY
  • Home Port
    Sandy Creek, Hamlin NY
  • Boat Name
    Think we're Sinkin'

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  1. I started with J plugs, but pretty soon switched (don't quite know why...thought maybe still a bit early) to Rapalas. Set them on the down riggers about 1.5 foot down just to make sure they ran around 7' deep. I noticed the stink as well, but I think there may also be a sewage plant up near the falls. Pretty powerful smell last weekend for just a few floaters!
  2. Cheese beat me to it! It is a SUPER easy troll on the way up. In fact the current helps keep your speed at a nice rate. (I have an 18 foot Tracker). There was boat traffic, but most places are wide enough that you won't have any issues. Like Cheese said, when you can start to see the mist of the falls and guys standing in the water casting....time to turn around!
  3. Thanks all. It was a nice trip. Had rapala's out, but no takers. Will hopefully have another trip or two before wife says enough....:)
  4. Trolling up river on Genesee Took the wife and a friend out last week and puttered up the Genesee to Driving Park. Just wondering if it's worth putting out some plugs or Rapala's if I make another trip when the foliage gets better? Thanks in advance, Jim
  5. I have to ask...how on earth did you snag the ball? Were you bottom bouncing? If you were, pretty risky doing that with the sub troll probe attached!
  6. Is the Sandy public launch open? I've been watching the web cam from the BYC and it still shows water up to their parking lot.
  7. SUB TROLL CABLE ATTACHES??

    3X with the Moor Klincher kit. As for a snubber between the probe and ball.....wha!? The moor sub troll should have come with an (I think it's 80 pounds) breakaway leader kit that you use to attach the cannon ball to the probe. That way if you snag the ball, the breakaway gives before the 150 pound coated line breaks. Although Moor went out of business, you can still get spare parts, (and the breakaway system) here... http://www.esgdirect.com/trolling.html Scroll down, and you will find the 80 pound break away set up. Also, that Moor Klincher is only $10 on this site as well.
  8. Old UniTroll 6 parts

    Thanks. Will start there.
  9. Found the part manual on line, but can't seem to find anyone that carries parts for these old riggers. I'm in the Rochester area, anyone know of a place that might be able to help out. Thanks in advance, Jim
  10. We were out of Sandy that morning as well. Decided to try deeper. Had one screamer 40 down in 220 fow that broke off. Then nothing but a skippy in the next few hours. Glad we weren't the only ones to come up short, was starting to wonder what I was doing wrong.
  11. 18' deep V Tracker here. Awesome on the lake. Rides comfortably on bigger rollers, and really stable. I draw the line at 2' plus however, as it's just no fun when it's that rough, but I'm guessing the boat would ride them out if needed.
  12. Lake Trout

    If you like fish that tastes like fish (I've never understood Tilapia....why eat something that isn't supposed to actually taste like fish) Lakers are pretty good. Smoked is a great way to utilize them as well. If I listed my preferences however, it would be Browns, Steelhead, Salmon, Lakers. They do run towards the strong side. The meat however is not noticeably different than the others imho.
  13. Anyone find any color out there today? Went east for 3 miles, and then back to Hamlin, and no color at all. Tried working 20-40 FOW with no success either. Anyone have any luck today?
  14. Wave heights

    https://www.wunderground.com/MAR/LO/043.html