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  1. Kayaking is awesome as long as you are prepared! And prepared means you should probably wear a survival floatation coat or wet/dry suit when the water is below 50-ish, no matter how calm it is. When that 32" lake trout hits, things get CRAAAAAZZYYYY I have kayaked in every month of the year except February, fishng and duck hunting. Here's a trick I was taught. Try it, dont just read this. When you are out, look around and assume your boat has flipped and estimate how long it will take you to doggie paddle to shore with all your clothes and stuff on. Maybe 3 minutes? Probably more like 5... but anyway, if you estimate 3 minutes - roll your sleeve up and stick your entire arm in the water, and hold it there for your 3 or 5 minutes. TIME IT!!! I dare you to try this. Now imagine your entire torso feeling like your arm just did I've actually done this, and it is seriously painful sometimes... woke me up for sure. Be safe and have fun!
  2. I was there last weekend, ice was very good out of Indian Pines in Penn Yan - just stay away from the river side. I'm sure its as good or better now. Ice was fine out to 30' of water. Beyond that, who knows...
  3. Hey, have you guys been seeing any ducks on Cayuga? Large flocks of redheads.... or flocks of divers? Not sure if I should bring fishing rods or 12 gauge!! Any reports would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  4. Three rods, 15 hook points per rod... so I can run 3 rods on riggers, with a slider on each one so I have 6 lures in the water. I guess you could technically put 2 sliders fixed with rubber bands on each rod for 9 lures in the water, but damn thats just asking for a tangled mess!! That would be exactly the time you'd hook into "Goliath" and end up in a serious mess
  5. Running sliders will not only double the number of baits you have in the water, but since they run at about half your rigger line depth, you can also double the amount of water column you are covering
  6. I prefer the smaller spoons (2 1/2 - 3") for landlocks and rainbows, larger spoons for lakers. I like hammered nickel with blue or green. I'd suggest trying some lighter line or at least lighter leaders, I often run 8 or 10 lb fluorocarbon. If you need the heavy line to shed fleas, use as long a leader as you can handle to land fish. You do have to play the fish carefully with the lighter line, but it gets more bites. Your boat speed does not sound that bad, to me. Do you run sliders on your downrigger lines? That doubles your number of baits in the water. Don't overlook stick baits if your after lakers. Watch your graph, and let the fish tell you what depth they are at.
  7. Hey guys, I tried jigging this weekend out of Myers, need some advice. I do very well in the winter, jigging lakers thru the ice. But from the boat, how do you keep the boat in one place to keep the jig on the fishfinder? I couldn't keep it on the screen long enough to get down deep (60-100'). Any advice? Thanks in advance!
  8. These are still for sale! Lots of interest but no one shows up. Money talks, BS walks!!!
  9. I have a matching set of manual downriggers. Great working condition, just took them off the boat. They have good cable and clips, mounting bases are included, I used up to 12# ball and they worked just fine. I'd like to get $150, call or text 315-663-5422 or message on here. Thanks!
  10. These are still for sale! Had two buyers no-show. Money talks, BS walks! Price seems pretty fair to me, I thought these would sell.
  11. So I went to Fair Haven, mostly because I've been going to Oswego lately and wanted a change. Well, the change was, no fish.... Water temps were all wrong, the chute was 53 degrees and the lake was 55-56, crystal clear water, no wind, and very little temp breaks. There was a very small area of warmer temps out of the swamp in the park, but not very much. Fished all over 4-30 feet, riggers, planers, flatlines, spoons, stickbaits and deep divers. Even moved out to 100-130 ft, tried rigging for lakers. No marks, no bites. Zero. But it was an absolutely gorgeous flat calm day.... sunset was amazing... and didn't have to worry about cleaning fish
  12. Running up for an afternoon trip,, which port would you recommend today, with a light NW breeze? Any info appreciated! Thanks
  13. These are still for sale as of 5/13/2018. These are great downriggers, I have caught a ton of trout and salmon on them off my small boat
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