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greenboatluke

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About greenboatluke

  • Birthday 01/13/1979

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    New Paltz, NY
  • Home Port
    Sackets Harbor, NY
  • Boat Name
    Puffer II

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  1. I’ll second Lucky in saying that float fishing is probably your best bet. Do a search for float fishing (or centerpin rigging, not that you need a pin to do it). Or PM me and I’ll try to help as much as I can. I started float fishing (centerpinning specifically) a few years back and even use it in the Catskills. It’s a dynamite way to present your terminal tackle. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Welcome to the site. I’ve been at it for a little while, but am no expert by any means!!! I have a cottage on the east end and fish as much as possible with 2 little ones. Fish both big lake and tribs. Also, moved to the Hudson valley years ago and fly fish for wild rainbows and browns in the Catskills. As far as the tribs go, *I feel*, that the Googans that show up (from all over) for the run and subsequent early steelhead are more to blame for the feeling about fishing in the tribs. If stream fishing is what you got, then fish on buddy!!! This site has tons of great people and they are willing to help and share info. Try to be specific about your questions and what you’re looking for. What kind of tackle are you using? Spinning, fly gear, pin? Float fishing, bottom bouncing, lures? Honestly, it’s all crazy and can keeps me up at night! [emoji23] As far as what to do in between trips, practice tying knots and getting your rigs ready. Can’t catch em without line in the water! It’ll speed you up and save a little frustration when on the water. Lastly, look into local streams that are stocked or hold wild fish. I’ve found that working flowing water in the Catskills has definitely helped me manage what I do on bigger systems of the lake. I look at it as practice for the “big time” Good luck, tight lines! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. If you go with Amish bags, an added bonus I’ve found is that they cause your boat to “sit” in the water better when it’s snotty out. I feel that they seem to help with pitching and rolling. I run 15” (or 18” can’t recall) on my 18.5’ trophy. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. [emoji23] only on accident!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Depends on the day and where the temp is. 450 and 300 will be roughy 25-30’ apart vertically. Early season the 450 doesn’t go out most of the time. 300 can take steelies or browns higher in the thermocline later in the season. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I only have 2 copper rods on my boat. 450 color is natural copper and 300 is nickel finish. Both take fish. There’s anywhere from 30-50’ of leader off the copper, so I don’t think the finish matters that much. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Pm sent. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Weird thought... Has anyone ever attached 2,3 or 4 colors to say 300 (or so) copper to achieve depth and get the action of the lead core? Would it even work? Sort of like using a SWR on a downrigger. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. One other thing about bags... they help to stabilize the boat in chop. The rocking and rolling can be diminished (to a degree) when they go in the water. I’ve been using the small Amish bags on my 18’ trophy in the back 3/4 (like mentioned) off the sides for years. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Nice job goin solo! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Haywire twist Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. PM sent Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Haha! Gotta have boat rum!!! With a pfd, of course! Definitely beats a day at work! Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Was out this morning, launched at stony, fished finger area... Took a 26 lbs King and 2 lakers. Best water was over 135: 75 down was 48 degrees. King and 1 laker on rigger, other laker on 450 copper. All fish came on spoons. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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