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Captain Jim

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About Captain Jim

  • Birthday 07/27/1959

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  • Location
    Seneca County, NY
  • Interests
    I love fishing the Finger Lakes. I live between Seneca Lake and Cayuga Lake. Both have Lake trout, Brown Trout, Rainbows, and Landlocked Salmon. They also have Pike and Perch. They have Bass too, but I'm not a Bass fisherman.
  • Home Port
    Trailered boat
  • Boat Name
    Rod Father

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  1. I've never had that problem with oak leaf grubs. They should hold up really well on the hook. I've caught several perch on the same grub before needing to replace it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T337A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. At 2.9 million for ten cottages. They weren't kidding when they said high end. 290k should build a pretty nice cottage. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. News channel 9 in Syracuse said this morning, the Leiutenent Governor will be at Sampson Park today to make an announcement. I didn't hear any talk of what it pertains to. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. We fished out of Dean's Cove at about 7 AM and trolled toward Sheldrake. Right off the start we were catching short Landlocks one after another, any where from 10" up to almost legal. They seemed to like any kind of spoon that had green on it. Water temp 80 feet down over 200 fow was 55 to 56 degrees. Most of the bites here were 80 and 90 feet on the downriggers. As we got closer to Sheldrake things died down so we decided to troll across to the East side. We picked up a decent Laker 3/4 of the way across in 330 fow.. Then the sun got bright and things got slow so I changed spoons to silver and brass. I bought a bunch of the blanks on ebay a few years back. The trout seemed to favor brass with orange tape Sunday. The water was 49.5 to 52 degrees down 80 feet on the sub troll 900. We picked up a nice rainbow on the Dipsy that put up a heck of a fight. He hit a silver and green spoon trolled back 200 ft on position 3. The brass took another good laker on the way back across to Dean's Cove. We caught a few more little LL. We didn't count the land locks but we threw back a lot of them without seeing even one keeper. We ended up close to the shute with two Lakers and the Bow in the box. That was the good part of the day. After picking up, we picked up speed and were running along fine when there was a thud in the lower unit and no more drive to the prop in forward or reverse. Fortunately we were close to the shute, the lake was flat, and as soon as I started paddling two guys in a bass boat came and towed us into Dean's. I thanked them for their help and headed up to get my truck. The bass boat guy was ahead of me and was pulling out of his parking spot as I got to the top of the steps. He had a flat tire on his boat trailer. Long story short, I was able to return the favor by changing his tire before he loaded his boat. It's not often I get to return a favor that quickly. Any way, my boat is an 1984 21' Thompson. It has the 188 hp 4 cylinder engine and Alpha one lower unit. I don't think I'm going to fix it. I'll just focus on my Wine Cruises. There are enough fishing Charter boats here.
  5. Rod Father will not be able to fish 5/27. I just changed jobs and now have to work Friday. Sorry. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I think if it goes private, we'll see the kind of development we see at the Lake Hill Drive community to the North of the park. That's very valuable real estate. Would the public still have access? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Rod Father is in. We caught some nice fish in this one last year. Good time. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Our Laker had a lamprey hit that was still bloody. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. We fished Long point to Dresden area Saturday morning. Spent most of our time in less than 10 FOW running big boards and shallow downriggers. Boated a 21" Salmon and a 3.5 pound Laker. Also lost a Salmon just short of the net, and one off the downrigger that we never saw. Water temperature 45 to 46.5. Lures that caught fish were all small spoons but no color caught more than one fish. I think some warm rain would help. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Seems like a good spot for a good old Hemlock Spinner.
  11. I run 30 pound flea flicker for the whole main line. The leaders are 14 ft of 20 fluorocarbon line, and the line from the bottom bead chain to the sinker is 17 pound mono.
  12. Maybe manure will help weeds and plankton grow? Some of plankton is phytoplankton which is plant life. Plant life should be stimulated by manure going into the lake. Obviously there are negative effects of manure in the lake, but there may be a positive effect for fish.
  13. My thinking is the perch need to eat. The bait isn't likely to be in water that is crystal clear so we can see zebra mussels on bottom in 40 FOW. I don't believe there is any plankton in water that is so clear, There is nothing for the bait to eat when the water is that clear. I think we've lost the bottom end of the food chain. Bait feeds on plankton. If plankton is gone, so is bait and the fish.
  14. And black Evil Eye with the back painted white is one of my favorites.
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