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Prof T

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    St Lawrence River
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    Outdoorsman since dad trusted me with his gear. Retired to the St Lawrence in 2012.

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  1. Justin, Congrats on the big day! I'm imagining 9 rods on a day when the bite's hot! Most guys know Kevin and I have a pretty successful program going here on the SLR. Your post highlights MY biggest flaw: when I get a pattern working, I beat it to death until it stops before I change it up. By waiting till then, new patterns that might have worked great when the fish were active don't get a fair test. The best time to experiment is when you know fish are catchable. Kevin and I have talked about this before. Whey do we catch most fish on the same two patterns? Because its what we put out first! If they're active we catch fish and say that's the golden lure or presentation. I don't try the rest of the tackle box until the bite slows. Not a fair comparison. The same goes for location, depth, lead lengths, etc. Case in point: Picked my rigger up to mid depth this week even though I usually chase the bottom and have had great success. Past 2 trips, limits, and some of the best fish of the season. Also left the structure for the flats, even when I knew I could get them there.
  2. 18 perch and a northern from the river today. Fished edges of weed beds, tons of small perch to pick though to get some keepers. 20 - 22 ft. Northern an "accident" on a perch rod. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Had good luck ice fishing Long Point last winter. Now I'm wondering what the program is in the bay for fall perch? Not looking for spots, but looking for general information on when the bite begins and what type of area to start out in. I see Greg is selling a drag weight for drift fishing at the hardware store. Nothing more enjoyable than a day on a hot school of perch!
  4. Offshore: So very glad the party onboard all made it safely to shore. A great reminder to us all how quickly things can turn to crap, and how little time you can have to to get PFD's on. 2 miles is a long, long way in the water without them. I'm 66 and it's been really easy to get used to wearing an inflatable vest whenever I'm out at night, especially alone. I see a lot of people doing the same. A great late Father's Day present! I'm amazed it doesn't happen more often. I'm on the St. Lawrence in the Narrows area and weekends there are boat running well over 15 in the dark all night long. What kind of damage was there to your boat that caused that much water in so fast? Transom tear away?
  5. Pretty perfect conditions last week. Lots of guys doing good on lots of species. Every now and then things come together. Sounds like you had a ball. Congratulations.
  6. Dave, which one's which, top to bottom? Thanks, Prof T
  7. I generated maps using Sonar Chart, submitting meticulously created sonar logs and the result was a unique, detailed chart similar to, but nowhere as good as this. I found shoals not detailed on any chart before, and I know it produced fish for me, many for friends, and for those who stalked us. This looks like a game changer for sure! Especially if you're a hunter who's always on the prowl looking for new areas and untapped fish. I've been critical in the past of Navionics on the river because of missing detail, but that appears to have been improved. Need to look closer in my area before I pull the trigger. Also, they offer a rebate if you have an older version of Nav+ which will soften the blow a little.
  8. Slow start for me on the SLR as well. Three times out, yet to establish anything that works so far. Still early for my home water, that doesn't mean I don't want to be out when they first turn on. Fog chased me off last evening. Just enough to be dangerous with Memorial Day pleasure boaters still around. Don't like it when I can hear boats but not see them!
  9. Kevin's a wealth of knowledge. First line in the water, last line out type of guy. If you can run three rods, he runs three. That usually means 9 trolling out of his Alaskan to figure out what they want today! He doesn't catch fish or shoot turkey or deer by accident. He puts the time in and pays attention to details. Heck, he even adopts an occasional struggling fisherman...big mistake
  10. That's like asking if I know a spot to pick mushrooms . The how's a little easier. Most guys anchor up and fish bait. Bring a LOT. Slip bobber, a couple hooks, light sinker to keep it down. Some guys drift with small jigs. GOOD OLD FASHIONED FISHING. Look for warmer water as the fish are spawning now, and a little color helps. Bring a kid. Hit the right day and they'll be hooked because there can be a lot of action if you hit it right. Finally, DON"T CROWD OTHER BOATS or run real close to them. These schools are spookier than they are given credit for. If you are looking for boats to find fish, as you approach, find a spot comfortably to the outside. Generally you'll be on the bigger fish. Once you get them coming, keep bait in the water to keep them there by running multiple rods. Nothing's worse than doing it all right, having fish coming, and having someone motor over the school you've worked to get going. A little thought and courtesy go a long way.
  11. Yesterday Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Jason, Goose Bay early, followed by Eel Bay now. Welcome aboard!
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