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Bait Bucket

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  1. The hotel does not allow launching anymore. It just got to hectic for him and his guests with all the traffic. There is a launch next to the hotel, but it's big bucks and I believe it's a yearly pass. You can try to look it up to find out. And it's about 20 miles from the state park to hammondsport.
  2. Well, I guess I was sleeping on this one. Drex2 new a guy...LOL, who was selling an abu garcia reel for 100 dollars and when I didn't answer quick enough, he lowered it to 70. Well, I fell for it and paid him. He then wrote back saying he needed another 30 dollars for shipping due to the pandemic. Right then I knew I was bit. Here's the list of profiles...Drex2, LOU profile says he joined in early may. His partner in crime, [email protected], and PayPal email is Wilma Mongare, [email protected] So, just beware of this guy and pay more attention than I did.
  3. Yep, figures. I spend hours using a rig with half dead sawbellies because that's what they say you need to use. Half dead because if you look at them to long, they'll die on spite. Meanwhile, I have a bag filled with white plastic sitting in the boat screaming to be used. I use some 6'6" rods with round bait casters spooled with 12 pound fluorocarbon. (I also use them for trolling in Canada for Northern pike). My depth finder in the Lowrance elite 7 chirp. Not the best, but it works. Guess I'm going to have to change things up next time up. Thanks for all your info.
  4. JK1, don't care about your fishing location, I am just looking for the method you use jigging. Such as live bait or plastic and maybe the depth and how heavy. I know that can change. I've tried with complete failure.
  5. Wow...great deal. I'm trying to find one of these for the surf. Was sleeping on this posting.
  6. Nice catch. Going up in May for a few days. I have good results with different spoons of the same color combo, mostly, anything with purple. They seem to produce there.
  7. Adesalvo, you mentioned mussels, while I was there two weeks ago trolling, I had to reel up every 20 minutes or so to remove them from my spoon. Three hours of trolling,...lakers, 0....mussels 9.
  8. Colors I have, I also use purple. I also use double glos.
  9. Not bad fish for that lake. Going up for the holiday week, always have some decent luck then. What color where the spin and glos
  10. Just so you know, they're selling this at Bass Pro...on sale....$149.99.
  11. So, the fishing charter was $395.00 per person. End of June until mid/end of August is peak season. This was booked with J-Dock charters. In my opinion, they are probably the best charter in Seward. The hotel was right across the street, just walk over, it was I believe around $145.00 a night. I think the license is $25.00. J-Dock will clean, fillet, cut, vacuum seal and freeze your fish for about $1.35 a pound. Plus the cost of your shipping box. (can't recall the price of these, but not a lot). Took them as checked bags at the airport (40 bucks each) Fed ex is about 300. Still frozen when I got home. Halibut, Ling Cod, Rock fish (black and yellow eye) and silvers, all in one 12 hour trip. Kings are gone from the sound at that time. It's kind of different fishing with an eight pound jig in over 300 feet of water. They'll use a whole salmon for bait. LOL. There are cheaper charters, they will get you two halibut that are just about legal size and your done. Maybe some salmon also. J-Dock goes out about 3 hrs. to where the larger fish are. They will let you keep one, and it is usually well over 40 pounds. They keep nothing under that. The 3 largest were 100, 74, 65 pounds.
  12. This was our July 4th trip to Seward, AK in 2019. That halibut in the middle was 100lbs. Highly recommended if you can get there. Brought back two 50lb boxes of fish. Used them as checked bags on the airplane, cost 80 bucks.
  13. sstout, Here is some other info somewhat related. https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/86858-light-action-downrigger-rod/
  14. Will do, kept it a bit off full incase I got hung up.
  15. Am I to crank down on the knob, or is it internal? Am I to crank down on the knob or is it internal??
  16. That sounds logical. I will have to take notice on the choppy water next time.
  17. One of my Big Jon electrics is troubling me. Upon retrieving the ball (10lb.), the wire seems to not wrap properly on the spool. I get some good size loose wraps at random and it seems as if the DR is jumping or bouncing when this happens. It does not happen on every retrieve, but most of them, about 70%. Any thoughts??
  18. So, since I don't think I'll find a 1131 ugly stik, I do kinda like the okuma kokanee rod. But, I do think I like the lamiglas kokanee as well. I guess it's time to flip a coin.
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