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    Nomis II
  1. 30" carp on a stickbait outside the piers in Fair Haven and a 4" walleye in the Oswego River while fishing for kings.
  2. True. That Rebel crayfish always has a spot in my spread on my favorite Adirondack pond. Other than a wobbler and worm, its my best producer.
  3. Spoons. Wonderbread and a Michigan Stinger alewife.
  4. We got into town Friday afternoon for browns. Got onto the water immediately because we weren't sure what the weather was going to let us do for the rest of the weekend. We put one 8.5 lb brown in the boat right off the bat. And then it was a rookie troller's turn and he couldn't get the rod out of the rod holder, so we went 0 for 3 the rest of the afternoon. We got a hot tip from the neighbors who were hitting them pretty good all week and headed out early Saturday morning. We headed East out of the chute with a lot of optimism. after going a slow 2 for 2 after about two hours of trolling, we noticed another boat spending a lot of time fighting a fish a little farther out. We moved out to 30 feet and started pulling spoons at 15-25 feet down. Within 5 minutes, a 13 lb king hit a Stinger alwife four colors down. Obviously, we were happy with the move. But before I could get everything set again, the rigger set at 25 feet popped on a DW wonderbread. Turned out to be a 16.5 lb king. After one more decent brown, on the same wonderbread, things started slowing down. We kept going until around 11 and decided to pull our gear in and go in for lunch. We had been towing a 16" steelie for who knows how long. Could have been hours. I was happy to see him take off right away. The weather held off for the afternoon, so we went back out. We figured that since the big game fish were hitting, that we would try out deep. Couldn't even mark a fish the rest of the day as we moved in closer to shore. We fished through a couple little showers, but the swells were starting to grow. The big rain and wind started as soon as we got the morning catch processed. And then Sunday was obviously a three coffee pot kind of morning.
  5. We put two in the boat this morning between Fair Haven and Oswego. The browns were slow this morning, so we moved out. 20 feet down in about 30 FOW was the key. The bite didn't last long though. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Twenty-something bucks a night for a campsite at the park is practically an afterthought when you factor in the rest of the cost of an overnight fishing trip.
  7. nomis

    Navionics and a Tablet

    $100 for a refurbished Galaxy tablet, $10 for the app, and $15 for three mounts from Amazon so I can swap it between multiple boats. I'm a budget fisherman. Theres really no way to beat it. Its also handy to have the tablet on the dash for everything from music to the countless amount of fishing and boating apps.
  8. Anyone been catching kings in the bay or pond yet? We got a couple cabins in the park next weekend for my bachelor party weekend. Its definitely not the traditional weekend, so I want to try and make sure the guys still have fun.
  9. Got a baby king yesterday morning on a chicken wing. Nothing else for the rest of the morning. Gave up and caught a couple small lakers on gambler rigs. Took a keeper laker on a mixed veggie on 7 colors first thing this morning. Got a small, but edible, king a little later on a wonderbread on the rigger about 50 foot down. Last fish of the day was a barely legal steelie 5 colors down on a green frog. Everything came in about 230 foot of water. We zig and zagged between 200 and 300. The encon survey kids said we had one of the better days they've heard from anyone else. I sincerely hope that's not true. Anyone else get anything worth talking about today? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G850A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. nomis

    Tried buckets

    Thats exactly why I edited my post. Didn't want to mislead anyone. Now I can't speak for anyone else, but I'm personally working on a very tight budget. After spending thousands on restoring a boat and upgrading to big water equipment, those higher quality bags are just not part of the plan.
  11. nomis

    Tried buckets

    I'm also trying to stay on a tight budget. I found a few different choices on amazon. These are going to cost a little more than a couple of buckets, but they're still very affordable. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_3?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=n%3A3408951%2Ck%3Adrift+sock&sort=price-asc-rank&keywords=drift+sock&ie=UTF8&qid=1462147549&rnid=2941120011 Edit: As I'm shopping around and doing my own research, I've come to realize that the bags in the link might not hold up as well as the amish outfitters or papa bags. Might be better than buckets, though.
  12. nomis

    What do you do for good luck?

    A shot of Jameson for every fish. As I'm becoming a better fisherman, its becoming dangerous. If I'm having a dry spell, I always decide to kill the time by eating breakfast. of course, it gets ruined every time by a rod popping. So I guess I can't complain too much.
  13. nomis

    Help with spoon selection?

    Thanks for the advise, guys. Some good advise here. I have a good idea about the stuff I'm going to get before this year's trip. And of course, I always make daily trips to Screwy Louie's whenever I'm in town.
  14. nomis

    Help with spoon selection?

    Thats the problem. I've walked through the marinas and I've seen hundreds of spoons hanging in the cockpits of boats. Problem is, one or two trips a year don't really warrant that kind of spending. My regular spot is Lake George and I have the gear to catch lakers and atlantics all day while hopping on one foot, with an arm tied behind my back. My local tackle shop is nearly as good as any place I've been to out there and they have a full selection of Stingers. I guess I'll stick with them until I can branch out and learn a little bit more.
  15. nomis

    Help with spoon selection?

    Yeah, running through the old reports, the NBK is definitely the most successful pattern I found. Others on my list are patterns like green dolphin and wonderbread. The reports list those, and a few others as being most successful for my situation. But the question is more about all the other particulars. These are all offered by different brands. Each of them offer different sizes and finishes. Some offer UV paint. Some offer glow paint. Those are the questions and I'm only buying a relatively small amount of spoons for this trip.