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Captain Jim

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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.
  15. By the time you buy special gear and spend hours or days making sure it's all working right. Then you read fishing reports til you fall asleep at your computer screen. Usually the wind changes or something else to erase all of the good info in those reports. My advice is book a charter with a Captain that fishes that water every day. (No, not talking about me) They have all the right equipment. They know exactly how fast to run each lure, so he knows what he can run with what set up. Most Captains will be glad to show you how things are rigged and why. You'll learn way more than you will by running out on the big lake with your own stuff. The first sign of a bad day is when you've read all the reports, and you get out on the lake, and there isn't another fishing boat in sight.
  16. We run he small NK spoons on Seneca and Cayuga for Trout and LL Salmon. I really like the silver and blue and or green in clear water. Let me tell you about something crazy that happened by accident the first time. We always take treble hooks of and put on red single 1/0 or 2/0 hooks. One of my old friends who's gone now accidentally put the hook on the wrong end of the spoon. We pounded the Lakers on Seneca that day. We changed the hooks around on several other NK 28s and caught fish on most of them. It slows and widens the swimming action of the spoon. Try it.
  17. We were reading 39 to 40 around Sampson area Sunday morning.
  18. We fished trout out of Sampson today. We saw 8 or 10 boats fishing perch and more guys fishing the marina and off the wall. Never saw anybody catch a fish all morning.
  19. Try putting chicken livers in an egg say like the ones used for trout. Bigger gobs for catfish. Smaller for bullheads. They stay on the hook better than plain chicken liver.
  20. I was there today. I didn't see a boat hook. Somebody did lose their trailer license plate there.
  21. I tried perch fishing from shore this afternoon. I went to Sampson and Seneca Lake park along the canal inlet. No perch. In fact I never saw anyone catch anything. It was a great day to be outside.
  22. We took a ride to Sampson park about 10:30 this morning. There were only three vehicles there. None of the appeared to be perch fishing, as they were all sitting in their trucks. Also noted that the launch area was open and had no ice.
  23. The north end of Cayuga Lake was absolutely ice free about a week and a half ago. I seriously doubt if the ice is safe.
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