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  1. Fjaq

    Lowrance HDS 8 Gen 2 question

    Thanks again Ivan. The pre-loaded (Insight) maps on my HDS have always sufficed but I was taken aback by the fact that this lake did not even appear on the maps. I've always been curious about the Navionics Platinum cards. I have always wondered If they worth the price thanks Mudflat, I will check out the site.
  2. Fjaq

    Lowrance HDS 8 Gen 2 question

    Thanks Ivan. I was hoping someone with experience with the Navionics cards would reply. Thanks again.
  3. I've had this unit for nearly 3 years and love it. I fished Cowanesque Lake in Lawrenceville PA recently and was surprised to see that the lake does not appear on my chart. Cowanesque is a man made reservoir built in the early 80's. comments? Does anyone have any comments on using a Navionics card? thanks
  4. Launched next to Arney's at 5:45am. Set up in 100fow, 80' down ( water temp 43deg) headed north. First king came in 160fow, down 80'. Within the next few hours all six spoons took kings anywhere from 50' down to 100' down. Got into 215fow and turned around and did it again. Purple, Green, Orange, Black,,, color seemed to make no difference. Even had our first triple of the season. We weren't the only boat catching either. At least a dozen other boats in the area. Biggest was 12lbs.
  5. Fjaq

    Hudson River Spring striper update

    We hope to get some striper fishing in this or next week. Do any of you know of a good deal on lodging anywhere between Kingston and Newburgh? Needs to have enough parking area for my boat. thanks
  6. Great day at Sodus. Launched at public ramp next to Arney's Marine. Turned west outside inlet, ran west for about a mile and set up. We were looking for Browns, planer boards and stick baits, 20 FOW or less. Trolled west. Chalky green water at 49deg,, looked great. Nothing for 1.5 hours, decided to go deeper. Crossing the 35FOW line a king ripped my J-7 black over silver. Still had the light rods out (magda 15's). Nice 10 pounder. Continued for rest of day with 7 kings boated, 4 lost early, 2 steelhead, 1 laker. The laker threw the hook at the boat, biggest laker I've ever hooked in to. And it keeps getting bigger. The stick baits were all that worked until 11am. After that spoons on riggers down 40 in 60 FOW. Most action was about 1.5 miles east of Hughes Marina. Pulled out at 2:30. All fish are still swimming except for 1- 7 pound king. Last year I bought a dozen "Badmo" spoons from a member on this site. They looked odd and I have never met anyone that has used them. Three of my kings, the laker and 1 steelhead came on a Badmo. Other spoons no work. No, I do not have any for sale, but they have worked great this year. its time, get to Sodus, the kings are in close and damn nice ones too.
  7. Does anyone know whether the docks are in place on the public boat launch next to the Black North Inn? On my way up on 4/23/18 and would like to know what to expect. thanks
  8. Launched at Taughannock at 9am. Good news,,, water level is much higher than the last time I was there (3/29/18). I would say 18"-24" higher. The ladder on the dock is in the water!. left inlet and shot straight across to East shore. Trolled north until we got to the power station. Is that power station still operating? Boards with sticks, riggers with spoons. No hits till we got to the power station, all spoons on riggers, all lakers, 80fow. Surface temp was 38 deg. Saw very few fish on screen. Was very happy to pick up half dozen lakers (8 passes in front of power station). Continued on North for 45 minutes, crossed over to west side, trolled back to Taughannock. All fish caught were in front of power station. Pulled out at 3pm. Great weather today.
  9. Fjaq

    Conesus Conesus Pike and Walleye Runs

    Visited the Conesus Inlet today (4/6/18). Our first time there AND seeing walleye. Did not see any pike but spotted 15-20 walleye along the Creek up to the spillway. Never seen this before, very cool. Get there if you never have before.
  10. I will second that,,, very nice and informative report. thanks
  11. FYI In case you use Taughannock launch: The Taughannock boat ramp will be closed 3/5/18 to 3/9/18 and perhaps into the following week. So states a sign posted on the dock. a contact number 607-387-6739 is also posted.
  12. Tried to launch out of Treman at 8am. Channel is clear but the water was so low my Fishmaster 196 got stuck in the mud at the ramp. Finally got it back on trailer and scooted up to Taughannock. No problem getting in and out here. Trolled West side. Worked the boards in close this time. Stayed in 30fow or less most of the time with sticks off the boards, both shallow and deep divers. Picked up 10 LL, biggest was maybe 22", but most were 12-14". Picked up a nice brown that was close to 3lbs. Moved out to 100fow for about an hour and ran the riggers down 80' and picked up 4 lakers ( the 22" LL took a deep diver off the board in 100FOW). Pulled out out 1:30pm. Water was a steady 37.7deg. i see a few reports of Browns caught out of Irondeqoit and Olcott. I assume Sodus is still locked up with ice?
  13. Very nice! Thanks for the report, I just love these early reports.
  14. Nice Brown..Thanks for the report.