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  1. I was out of Long Point the past 4 days for a few hours at a time from a cottage near there. Went long enough to keep my kids happy but not mutiny! Bright spoons seemed to work best- mixed veggies, watermelon, purple tux, etc. Mostly targeted rainbows and salmon. 5 color with various scorpion size spoons caught every day. Riggers at 22 & 33 also good. I don’t usually target lakers way down so but did see plenty of marks low. I don’t have down temp so not sure there. Surface temp was right at 60 yesterday. I’ll be back this weekend. Hit me up anytime. Happy to trade info while out. -Jeff


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    Selling my spring/backup reels after getting some upgrades for Christmas. I started out on these and they’ve been good to me. Spooled with new 15# Big Game. Worked fine. Pick up in Rochester area preferred or buyer pays shipping.

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  3. Hi Cessna,
    Yes, you’re correct that you can mount the swivel mount directly to the gunwale, like in my earlier picture. I have 3/4” plywood running the length on each side and they’ve worked great with no flexing or pullout. I moved the mount onto Cisco track mounted risers with the Walker adapter plate and this also works well. Hope this helps. Good luck!
    Jeff


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  4. Kind of got detoured with life, kids’ end of school year and spring sports, etc but finally got the new setup on. Priority this year was moving the riggers off the back where it was difficult to get to and operate, and also adding a couple rod holders on each side. I’ll have the flexibility to add more track down the road, but already this is better and a safer way to move things around. Thanks to everyone for their ideas. After debating all the options, pricing it all out, I went with Cisco track, their pedestal track mount, and their downrigger adapter plate to use with my existing swivel mount. Rod holders are the Cannon dual axis that are a huge improvement. The clincher in finalizing the setup was having a big laker on a diver several weeks ago and my wife can’t get the rod out of the old rod holder. She says, “You need better rod holders, I can’t use this.” Lol
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  5. Thanks, everyone. I’ll try a couple different ways. I think hitting the snell with the pliers may have also been an issue, at least in one instance- didn’t even cross my mind until now.


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  6. JD,
    I’ll give a shot at tying some with the different knot on the treble. That’s definitely where the issue is. It’s unwrapping, and both times it happened it was immediately after bigger fish. Thanks for the help.


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  7. Yes, I think they’re 50#. I should probably have asked the question more about the issue of the break or unraveling happening specifically at the treble. I know our tackle gets beat up, chewed up, etc., but this just seemed odd for it to unravel multiple times within a few fish. I’ll pick up some more spares in the meantime.


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  8. I’ve been fishing flies with good results on Cayuga the past couple weeks and have a question regarding the fly harnesses. Last week I had a break off with the treble and brought it up and it looked like it had unraveled. I figured I’d done something wrong here but just chalked it up to bad luck. I changed it out and double checked everything. This morning it happens again, where the treble breaks off on another fish so I got a picture. I check the line each morning when I set my spread and check the harness each fish for nicks, etc. Is it common to go through harnesses often? Is it normal to have the treble break off/unravel? The fly is an atommik hammer fly which has caught a lot for us on Cayuga lately. Thanks for your advice.

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  9. Got the kids off to school and was fortunate to have the day off from work. Launched from Mayer’s about 830 and went out to 80 and fished in between 70-90 most of the morning. 2 steelhead and 1 laker, mixed veggie spoon for the steelhead, gambler rig green monster for the laker- thanks Gambler! Fished early afternoon 90-110 and had another steelhead, a nice size laker and a king, sea sick waddler and carbon 14 spoons. Picked up the family at the dock after school and headed back out. 3 more kings and an acrobatic steelhead capped our evening. All on carbon 14 spoon. Down 40 and 50 on riggers. All fish released healthy for another day. Great day and a nice belated Father’s Day gift from the family. Many thanks to those that have posted recent reports to help amateurs like myself.

     

     

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  10. I do this quite often each summer. Just talk to the gate worker and let them know your plans. There are always one or two boats or trailers stored there, especially on weekends. I can’t vouch for how secure it is, but I’ve yet to have a problem, knock on wood. Hope this helps.


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  11. This could fall under dumb question alert so fair warning. I have a new kicker and wondering if it’s necessary to use a support bracket to raise the clearance a bit? It clears about 8” off the ground. Or should I raise all the way up to the tallest lock? It’s a manual tilt Honda. I’ve read leave it down, use a bracket, and everything in between. The manual says a bracket but attaching it doesn’t seem straightforward to me but I’m probably missing something. Thanks in advance for the advice.

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