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  1. Finally took the plunge and spent 2 days fishing walleye on Lake Erie, Irving NY area. First time for us. The walleye were there and fairly easy to catch. At 6:45am I counted 37 boats within my view in the 60-70 fow area, and this was on a Wednesday! crawler harnesses and purple spoons worked for us. Never had a hit on any of my sticks. Lake Erie gets rough QUICKLY. Very nasty west wind. We jig for walleye on the Susquehanna. I think I prefer jigging. Number 1 problem was they hit very lightly. On Wednesday we boated about 20 fish before getting blown off the lake. ALL 20 fish were reeled in ( and discovered on the line) while checking the lines,,,,, never once saw a rod move. Maybe lighter cannon balls would work better? Tried barely pinching the line in my Scotty releases but that just caused many false releases. I like it better when a king hits and the drag screams and everybody runs around on the boat. Nice big fat walleyes! Very easy to see them on the screen on the bottom (look like lakers). Don’t get me wrong,,, had a great time and caught some nice fish.
  2. First: The Launch next to Arney’s Marine. I launched and retrieved my Fishmaster 196 without much difficulty. Water is deep enough at the ramp. Biggest issue is that the dock is so high, you have to step way down into your boat and step way up (climb) out of your boat. Otherwise not a problem. First fish (king) was at 7:30am, guessing around 10lb, 250fow down 90’ with a green with black ladderback R&R spoon. lost another in 300 fow. About 30 minutes later. Nothing for the rest of the day. Pulled out at 1pm. very few marks and few bait pods on screen. Down 90’ it was 49deg in 300fow.
  3. Pappy, did you launch at the public ramp next to Arnie’s Marine?
  4. Bosun Cowboy, you were right. Posted the tractor on FB Marketplace on Tuesday and sold it on Thursday evening. thanks for the tip
  5. Hmmmm, I thought that this was a pretty good price and that I would get many replies. Internet search showed these tractors go for over $22,000.
  6. This tractor is priced to sell!! This tractor is located near Mainesburg PA. 2011 Kubota L3940GST with an LA724 Front End Loader, and a Land Pride RB2684 Hydraulic powered back blade. Also included is a set of chains (NEW, Never Used). Specs: 1000 hours on the tractor but will change as it is still being used. Almost new front tires have less than 20 hours on them. This tractor is 4 Wheel Drive Always maintained by a local Kubota Dealer Kubota 2.0L 4 cylinder diesel 39 hp engine 12 speed transmission Hardtop Everything works as it should on this tractor. This tractor is in great shape. If interested send me a PM and I will reply with cell number. This tractor is priced to sell at $19,750 OBO!
  7. Got blown off the lake by noon. Wind forecast for 6/25 doesn’t look good at all. probably going to bag the fishing for tomorrow and wait for a nicer day.
  8. Arrived and launched at noon on 6/23. Set up in 150fow and headed north. Scattered marks. Hooked up in 285fow. I’m sure it was a nice king but it was short lived. No idea why but my rod broke in half!! Tried the old hand lining but that lasted 3.5s at which point I lost my spin doc and mag green/black spoon. Then I got my copper line tangled in one of the rigger lines. The current was very strong. My Lowrance gave me a ground speed of 3.2 while my fish hawk down 90 was 2.0. If you are out Of Fair Haven on 6/24 or 6/25 give me a shout, fishmaster 196, on channel 68. If I am catching I’ll let you know where. Launching NLT 5:30am.
  9. Yowza!!!! That’s not for me. I prefer fewer boats.
  10. Pulled into the ramp area next to Black North Inn at 6:45am,,,,, not a single trailer in the parking lot. I immediately thought the water must be too low to launch. Fortunately there is plenty of water at this ramp. Fished until 3pm and never saw more than 5 boats. picked up 3 lakers in 175fow then a small king in 150fow. Lost another 4 fish, and a spoon, over the course of the day. never saw what looked like a charter boat either. In175fow and down 90 water temp was 41 deg. Surface temp 52.
  11. My go to launch is in Sodus Bay next to Arnie’s Marine. Last time I was there was on 3/21/21 and the water was way too low to launch. The launch next to the Coast Guard Station was blocked with construction equipment. anybody launch there recently? thanks
  12. 3/21/21 Read a post the other day that the ice on Sodus was nearly gone. Did the 2.5 hour trek up and discovered the water at the end of the dock ( ramp next to Arnies)is no more than 6 inches deep. You couldn’t even launch a canoe there without hitting bottom. Still a fair amount of ice around the Krenzer launch. And yes, the ramp next to the Coast Guard station is still closed.
  13. Just bought some new spoons from R & R Tackle. Great looking spoons at a fantastic price. Do yourself a favor and take a look at their spoons. You can find them at: mytacklebox.com
  14. I saw no indication that work was being done to the ramp.
  15. Spoke with Tracy Durham, Town Clerk, via email concerning the boat launch next to the Coast Guard Station. Her reply was: “I would dare say that ramp might not be avail for a while”. If anyone notices the launch next to Arnies becomes clear of ice, please let me know. Bear Creek will have to do for now.
  16. Thanks. Bear Creek may be an option. I believe one must purchase a launch permit from the Town of Ontario. Am I correct?
  17. In case you were wondering: The launch next to Arnie’s Marine is still very much locked in ice. Buzzed over to the launch at the Coast Guard Station to take a look for open water. MUCH road work going on with detours and single lane areas in place but finally got to the ramp. Plenty of open water but the ramp is blocked off with construction equipment and rip rap. I have always stuck with fishing for browns in March out of Sodus. Does anyone know how long the Coast Guard ramp will be unavailable?
  18. Treman is fine. I launched my Fishmaster 196 at Treman last week. I use this site for water levels on Cayuga. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?cb_62614=on&format=gif_default&site_no=04233500&period=45&begin_date=2018-10-04&end_date=2018-10-24
  19. Out at 5:45am, went right to 155fow. Trolled until 9:30 when we landed a laker, 10 minutes later an 8lb steelhead, 5 minutes later a coho. Trolled until 3:15 when we got our next hit but broke off at the leader. All spoons, all 40-70’ down. Beautiful day on the water. IMO Sandy Pond seems to be more for pleasure boaters than fishing boaters. That’s fine but man that skinny water inlet sure gets crowded.
  20. Orange spoon took the steelhead. Purple/w black took salmon.
  21. All spoons and yes we marked quite a few fish. Most were down between 40 and 80.
  22. We set up in 100 feet of water at 10:30 AM Kept looking for 200+ feet of water but never found it. We caught two small kings and one 10 pound steelhead in 155 feet of water. Straight out from the inlet. The two small kings ranged in the 2 to 3 pound range and were both caught 50 feet down over 155 feet of water the steelhead came 70 feet down in 155fow. Drinking beer at 5:30pm. gonna go right back out to 1:55 in the morning first time at Sandy pond for us. I don’t much care for the inlet.
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