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  1. Yea my 230 wire diver fired twice with good fish. I'm assuming it was down in that 70-80 range. Let my fishing partner set the rod after second fish and he let it out too fast. Reeled it up a few hours later and the dipsy and flasher fly were all twisted, so I think we definitely missed some opportunities there. Should have stuck to my policy of not letting guests set rods.
  2. Went 3/4. One teenage king. one smaller king, and one coho. Missed another teenage king. 250-275 fow. Wire diver with hammer fly (230 lead), UV green dolphin on rigger down 45, and salmon slapper on braid dipsy (150 lead) produced fish. Similar to last report in that I couldn't get a pattern going. Changed colors and spoon sizes all day. Sounds like some fish were being caught deeper. Typical June day I guess. Thought we would find some steelhead but none wanted to cooperate. Weather was great though.
  3. Fished from sunrise to noon. 200-325 fow. Landed 2 big steelhead and three cohos. Had 4 or 5 short bites as well. No real pattern developed. Caught fish on wire dipsy out 230, 45 rigger, 65 rigger, braid dipsys 135 and 150 back. Both spoons and flies took fish. Mostly green colors.
  4. Yup I’ve had both riggers set at 80 and divers out 240 feet the last couple trips. Hopefully it picks up soon.
  5. Right on. I fish out of Wilson so I’m sure I’ll see you out there. Tight lines.
  6. The last section of your blog post is a direct pitch for booking a charter. That's probably what the other posters are referring to. If you read most reports on there, they give information on port, location (line #), depth, baits used, color, trolling speed, down temp, etc. Compared to other reports posted on the board, yours lacks in terms of actionable info, other than you caught a king and some lakers likely in the bar area. Yankee Troller puts out some of the best reports on the board. Maybe check out his reports and compare them to yours. I'm not criticizing you. Overall, I'm indifferent. I'm just explaining what others might be taking away from your post compared to the posts of other members.
  7. Do you still want the net or should I offer it to someone else?
  8. Are you still planning on picking up the net today?
  9. Kenmore right outside north buffalo
  10. I’m in Kenmore it’s a first ring suburb of Buffalo.
  11. Yes, still for sale. I'm in the Buffalo area. It's probably not worth paying any shipping fees.
  12. Hey Everyone, I have a brand new, tags still attached, Beckman rubber coated landing net for sale. I accidentally purchased the wrong size net. The hoop is 32 x 44 x 40. The handle telescopes from 6-9 feet. Price - $120 Location - Buffalo, NY and surrounding area
  13. Where did you get that net? In the market for a big rubber net for Kings and haven't been able to find one yet.
  14. I tried the uni knot and the knot was too big to pass through the levelwind. Tried the blood knot and it worked like a charm.
  15. Agreed it was a good day. It's just been weird. The first light bite has been almost non existent with the bite starting around 7 for me each day. The evening bite has been outperforming mornings. We aren't marking much at all. Weird year. Not the first and won't be the last.
  16. The fishing is definitely much slower than last year so far. We went out at first light not sure what the water temps were going to look like. We started shallow and aimed straight north to find where the best water was. Found the fish in 300 fow. Steady pick for about two hours then it just died. 6/7. 5 Kings and a Steelhead. Good size. No real pattern as every rod fired. Green spoons and green flies. Wire divers have been good early lately then the riggers and braid divers seem to pick up mid morning. Hopefully the fishing gets better soon. Not sure what’s going on?
  17. Hey. Fish were out deeper today. 180-220 fow. The inside water was dead for us. We moved out deep and had a steady pick until the black flies chased us off. Green spoons and flies down 70-90.
  18. I haven't been able to find any bigger fish in the last two weeks. My catch numbers have been solid, but I just can't seem to break the 15lb mark. Are you guys finding any fish with size?
  19. Thanks! Was out yesterday the only rod we moved was a rigger down 100’ with a green dolphin spoon in 100-150 fow. They were sitting down deep. High rigger didn’t have a touch.
  20. How’s the wind? I thought they were calling for light SW but it looks like W at 10. Thinking of going out for the evening bite.
  21. I've been trolling Lake O for 15 years without downspeed. Too many life events recently to make the $1,000 investment in a probe. I've had many days with insane numbers. Just pay attention to the angle of your rigger cable and listen for the hum. Or, as mentioned above, look at the bend in the dipsy rods as well. Downspeed is super important but not having it won't break your day if you pay attention to some other details.
  22. Any time it's an East/Northeast wind you can disregard the wave forecast. It gets rough fast out of that direction. Unless it's under 5 mph be prepared to bounce. Plus the easterly winds generally shut down the bite.
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