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  1. Thanks for the report! How did you do in the morning? Also how far down did you find the temperature and fish marks? Thanks!
  2. Anyone know if you are still able to launch out of Meyers Point Boat Launch?
  3. If anyone has any reports on recent bird numbers on Cayuga, Seneca, or Owasco please post or PM me. I'd like to do a Finger Lakes run this week and trying to decide which is best. Thank you!
  4. The fish descender has got to be better than piercing the air bladder with a needle. You can use the design in that link with the hook barb pushed down, or you can also just attach a binder clip (used for paper) to the line and clip it to a fin or jaw. A gentle tug when you reach depth, and the fish will pull right off. This can also be modified using a clip or ring to slide down your downrigger cable, so you can descend a fish while you keep trolling. Towing them around on the surface to revive them does not help the air bladder, or the temp change. Descending them back down to the right temp and pressure seems best.
  5. If anyone has any helpful reports from today, please post! Thank you.
  6. Any updates on whether Wrights Landing boat launch is open? Thank you!
  7. Not sure if there will actually be enforcement or anything.... "To limit the community spread of COVID-19, use of all DEC-owned boat launches is temporarily suspended for recreational boaters" https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/7832.html
  8. Planer boards would help get your lures in shallow while keeping the boat out a bit. Also maybe a little slower, 2.2 - 2.5. Sometimes they are in shallow, sometimes 12-18 ft. And sometimes we get skunked Keep trying, one of these times your pole will double over and you'll fight a 12 lb brown till your arms are tired
  9. Yeah but the article on Syracuse.com clearly states, the boat launch can still be used at Wrights
  10. Yeah but the article clearly says the boat launch at Wrights can still be used.
  11. https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/04/oswego-mayors-coronavirus-message-stay-at-home.html This article says Wrights Landing is closed... but the last line of the article says "A boat launch at the marina can still be used"!!!!
  12. "A boat launch at the marina can still be used"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. The local news tonight said the City of Oswego is closing Wrights Landing, and allowing no unnecessary travel on city streets?!?!?
  14. I almost never run without a Firetiger pattern in my spread
  15. I know the waves were not good, but any one able to get out Friday or Sat and give a report? Thanks
  16. How deep were you finding the lakers? Thanks for any pointers
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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!
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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.
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