NPike

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    Henrietta, NY
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    Fishing BTW did I say fishing. Especially for Esox (Pike and Musky) with the incidental Bass, Walleye or L Trout. In my 16' fishing boat equipped with 20 HP, trolling motor, fish-finder usually used for local fishing. Usually fish Conesus with occasional trips to Chautauqua, Oneida and northern Ontario.
    Family, outdoors and church as well
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  1. Unfortunately it will cost you.
  2. You can launch a canoe or hand carry boat at ether extreme. As for the state launch, they remove the floating docks. 4 sections I believe. There's a bit of stub left. You you can still launch, but it requires a bit of imagination. To much hassle for me.
  3. They took them out today.
  4. 37” is a nice Conesus tiger. Any Esox > or = 36” on Conesus is a good fish. We’ve caught a few Tigers over 40”. They are few and far between. I’ve eaten a few tigers that went belly up (I greatly reduce this possibility by going barbless). Bottom-line was that they were similar to pike but the meat was a bit darker and lacked some of that sweet flavor typical of pike. To me any Esox > 32” goes back, and even then, I only keep a handful each season.
  5. 1st got to get a rod that matches the weight of the intended baits. Say (1 to 3) oz. This is what I use for pike/musky. Depending on the rod you can overload it a little. I throw baits up to 3.5 oz. Then for spinners and small stick-baits (pike fishing) I use a rod rated for (0.5 to 1.5) oz. baits. I prefer 8' length myself, helps when casting the bigger baits. Check out St. Croix, can't go wrong. Also I found their customer service department helpful. I use spinning rod-reels compo's and if you go this route you can't go wrong with the Stadic reels by Shimano 4000 for the heavier rod(s) 3000 for the lighter rod(s). I wouldn't suggest the 3000 for Musky's however. In my experience a big pike is 10 to 15+ pounds. A big Musky is 20 to 30+ pounds. Let us know how you make out.
  6. Can't beat Honda. You can't beat Seager's for service in Canandaigua. Arny's in Sodus also sell's them. Some brake-in (only 10 hours follow manual). Break-ins much better than it used to be.
  7. spinnerbaits for toothy critters? Hi, I thought I’d try and add spinnerbaits to my plan of attack for toothy critters. I had a lots of issues with the spinnerbait getting all tangled up. I could only get it to fish correctly by retrieving it immediately after the cast (or even stopping it in mid-air and then start retrieving the spinnerbait). If I let it sink to try and fish it deeper or hesitated before reeling it in the spinnerbait gets tangled up in a mess. How do you fishing spinnerbaits, (never used one before yesterday). Thank you,
  8. DD's good for this time of year 9" and they dive as deep or deeper than nay other on the cast.
  9. Keuka

    Got a great house on Conesus last year using Home Away. Worth a try?
  10. I could get smaller pike/bass fishing shallower. Need a deep runner?
  11. Reality check Fished the last weekend of July at Chautauqua for ski's nada. Been to Conesus for pike/tigers 5 times ever since. On August 7th got a 32' and a 27" and had a real jumbo throw the hook at the boat. Since then been out more 4 times with only a hammer-handle to my credit. Waters nice 73 to 75 in the morning - early afternoons, so it ain't to hot. The critters just got lockjaw. How about the rest of the forum.
  12. Honeoye

    As for Conesus they troll usually just above the thermal cline. Fewer n number but the size is 4 to 10 pounds. Better yet long line at night.
  13. Great Fish!!!
  14. Yesterday a guy unloaded at the Conesus boat launch. 1st he used the wrong side and launched (unloaded) at the loading side of the launch.Then he and his crew decided to leave the boat there and come back and launch the boat an hour later. Needless to say he tied things up for boats trying to load between 10:15 to 11:15 AM. Inconsiderate or ignorant or both?