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eric cooper

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    Carthage, NY
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    Jawbreaker 2001 Islander 191

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  1. Selling the boat this spring as Ive moved too far away from the lake to use it enough. It was bought new in 2004, only has about 220 hours on it. Wont find a nicer one, not a dent on it. Fully loaded, including 2 Walker electric riggers, Lowrance Elite 7 with chip, full canvas/bimini top, Beckman net, boxes of flashers/flies/meat rigs/dipsies. asking 12,500 for everything. I will have it prepped at LOMM in Henderson before sale. Thanks. Text only please at (315) 767-2493
  2. 2001 Starcraft Islander in excellent condition with less than 250 original hours. Wont find a nicer one out there. Comes with Bimini top as well as full canvas. Stored indoors and taken care of very well. Mercruiser 3L I/O runs perfectly and great on gas. Boat was bought new in 2003 and original owner only had 98 hrs on it when I purchased last year. Asking 14000 for boat/trailer or 16000 fully equipped with Walker electric riggers, Lowrance Elite 7, 8 rods including 2 wire set ups, and a couple boxes of meat rigs,F/F, spoons. TEXT ONLY at (315) 767-2493 for pics or questions. Thanks.
  3. I have a 19ft Islander and run 2 riggers off the back corners. I lock them at 45 degrees off the corners and they dont interfere with my dipsies at all.
  4. Your flies have cost me a ton of money!! Bought a brand new 16 ft Lund tiller a few years ago and made the mistake of picking up a couple of your flies and some dipseys and went out of Oswego on a calm day to try salmon for the first time. Four kings over 20lbs and I knew I needed a bigger boat!! Totally hooked. Nothing "easy" about kings most of the time but your flies sure make it seem that way on many days. Thanks for the new favorite sport!
  5. Im sure this topics been answered a hundred times but I would like to know what you guys with more experience use to attatch wire to swivels on your dipsey rods. Just had mine respooled and need to get them rigged up. Found some answers on the internet but nothing from local guys. Thanks!
  6. Finally got the boat out for the first trip of the year. Set up at 6 and fished till 11 and went 8 for 12 on steelhead and small kings. Anything in orange took steelies of the boards and riggers parked at 15 to 25 ft. Kings were taking black/purple NK 28s set at 45 and 35 ft. Everything was in the 4 to 9 pound range. Didnt mark much for bait but the fish we kept were stuffed with small alewife. Hit fish in 140,150,175, and 205 ft all in top 45 ft of water. All in all a pretty good first time out
  7. I dont have nearly the experience of most guys on here but had good success last year on whole brined herring run behind a Big Weenie rig and Kingfisher flasher. I also add a 2 inch strip of meat to my Atomik flies. The added scent/profile really seemed to make a difference, especially when the bite was tough. Just be sure to keep the meat strip small enough so it doesnt effect the action of the fly.
  8. Nice looking rig! Cant go wrong with the Islander. Bought my 2001 last April and absolutely love it. Big enough to take the lake most days but light enough to muscle around at the launch by myself.
  9. I had a pretty solid year out of Oswego. The winds were all over the place this year making the down temps change constantly but we found our fish most of the time. Did really well the last week of August, including a personal best 33 pounder. Nothing like last year though when the fishing was outstanding all summer. I say give it another try for sure, just check the extended forecast and try to plan your trip on a favorable wind period if possible.
  10. Great info guys. I dont go past the bridge in Dexter as its to shallow for my Islander. Just launch it and motor out 100 yards and drop anchor. Just a lazy and relaxing way to spend the day with my boy. Watching fish come out of the water all around the boat keeps him pretty pumped up!
  11. Wondering if anyone could clear up a question for me. When the salmon start running the rivers heavy Ive had a blast anchoring the boat by the bridge in Dexter and dropping the riggers down in the current to bottom with F.latfish and J-Plugs. Night fishing is permitted from the bridge out to the lake and its a fun way to get some late season kings into the boat. My question is whether or not I need to change out the trebles to single hooks. I have read the regulation book but call me dumb as Im not sure if the single hook rule applies from the bridge to the lake. Lots of guys are trolling around by the launch and they look to be using trebles on their plugs. Thanks for clearing things up, just trying to go by the book!
  12. Had a blast with my father and 10 year old out of Oswego the past couple days. Took the boy out Thursday night for a couple hours and boated 3 matures including a personal best 32 pounder. Brought my dad along today for his first salmon trip and he got his first 4 kings in no time. Fished from 9am to 2pm and had constant action throughout midday. Lots of marks and hook ups in 90-95 ft down 80 and 95 on the riggers and out 280 and 310 with mono dipseys. All flasher/fly program was the ticket for us. Hope they stick around awhile longer!
  13. I use wire on my dipsey rods and although its easy to shake them off they still stick when they are heavy. The last time I was out it was necessary to pull lines every 30 to 60 minutes to prevent a big build up. Its not a big deal, was just wondering if I should plan on the same routine or if I could keep the lines down a little longer now.
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