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RupturedDuck47

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  1. Ah yes, good ol John Skinner, the Long Island Legend. His videos actually sparked my question In the first place. Hos, I suppose I'll have to invest in an underwater camera and do some fishing. Good excuse to get out on the water! Plain old ROYGBIV spoons and jigs, different weather, Time of day, ext. Time to set up an experiment and fish in the name of science! Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I had a passing thought about different lures and how they are expressed at different depths. I know fish want different things on different days but has anyone noticed a pattern with depth and color? I'm tying up a number of different color bucktails to try sometime in the future. What is everyone's thoughts or input on this? Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Going to go out the morning of Thanksgiving with some friends on Cayuga out of Dean's or Sheldrake. Most likely jigging from kayaks. any advice or word on conditions? Haven't been to the finger lakes in a few months. Haven't been able to land a salmonoid in almost a year.... Ben Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Alright I'm sold on torpedo divers.... now what is the best way to rig them for salmon? I have an 8' medium rod with a Pfluger Bond level wind that I need to put braid on, what # though? And flies or spoons for silvers? Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I do have a sonar, a small Garmin striker 4 Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I have an older Eagle Run 12 sit in kayak. I have tried dipsey divers, deep diving stick baits and jigging mostly to no avail. I imagine there is a great impracticality with having to paddle a downrigger around, but are there any other options? I am in college and can not afford one of the pedal drive fishing kayacks and all of that jazz. I have a limited budget but am willing to try anything to expand my reach on the lakes. EDIT: I can't say I've been using dipsey divers correctly. It's all hand-me-down equipment, so if anyone could also point me in a direction for proper gear and rigs for salmon would be greatly appreciated -Ben Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Thanks for all of the advice! I went back out this morning and fished from 50-150fow lots of the bait balls Anda few arches mixed in. I managed to get a few to rise up to my jig, but no takers, using 1-1-1/2oz bucktails. Rain drove us off the water. Only found signs of life in ~40-60fow on the sonar. Can't wait to get out in November Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. How much area do they usually cover? These seemed to go on for one or two-hundred yards Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Went out this morning 7:30-9 and trying to target lake trout on the jig, still trying to figure out the settings on my sonar, any help would be greatly appreciated. The first two pictures are of a "Fuzz" that would come and go covering surface to bottom, I couldn't even see my jig dropping down. I tried turning down the gain but to little avail. I fished these pockets of "fuz' thinking it might be bait but to no avail. I was also having a hard time deciphering the bottom, my depth reading was also jumping around a lot going through the patches. Ended up getting Skunked, trying again tomorrow morning In the rain. Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I am curious to see what other people look for when jigging for lake trout. Things such as water temp, weather, wind, depth, sonar, color, do you spit into the water, ext. I think it would be neat to see what folks have to say.
  11. I have been using my striker 4 from my kayak for a few months now and still can't figure out what settings I should have it at. I'm jigging for lakers in 50-130FOW. I usually get a solid line around 70FOW is this the thermocline? I'm very new to using sonar so any help would be much appreciated! Ben Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. With the forecasted weather for this weekend being what it is I'm ditching the kayack for shore fishing. Anyone have any reports? Just planning on throwing the usual suspects ie. Spoons and stickbaits Thanks, Ben Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I was there in a kayak yesterday and saw some guys launching on the south ramp, not sure if it's technically open but they were launching smaller boats off it. Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. 36-39⁰F today out of Dean's cove Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Yes, I like to jig 3/4-1oz bucktails. Top, bottom, or middle structure? Like top of the hill (shallower) mid or deeper? Or just find them near there? Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Ray, what about the ledges off of Dean's or Sheldrake? I'm going out this weekend and with limited range in a kayack which do you think would be better? Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Thank you so much! I'll try and put it all together when I get out next weekend Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I'm new to fishing out of a kayak for trout and salmon in the lakes. Any tips or info would be great! I have a 12' fishing kayak and a Garmin striker 4 fish finder. I managed to do some productive jigging in September-October but soon found myself coming up empty handed.....and cold. I usually fish out of Dean's Cove and Vanriper Whitlock area. I do have a dipsey diver but an not quite sure how to use it or if it will work from a kayak. I was jigging bucktails with a 5" soft plastic this past fall amd they seemed to love them in 80-110 FOW until they didn't. I'm not sure what what I'm doing wrong because, well.... I don't know what I'm doing in the first place. What should I be looking for on the fish finder, what frequency should I have it at and what rigs should I run? Thanks Ben Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. I'm looking for reports west of Seneca
  20. Going out Saturday with my cousin haven't been out anywhere this year so far, looking to fish the western FLX any tips on where and what to use? please and thank you!
  21. I actually did a study on this..... The runoff from the roads is not to blame, Seneca lake is naturally salty because of the salt within the bedrock strata. Of course the Salt plants are leeching into the water and that is one of the problems. The biggest problem in Seneca is from runoff from the agricultural business, the excess phosphates and nitrates from fertilizer are being put into the lake causing more and more algal blooms. which in-turn make the lake eutrophic, this can be avoided by adding more riparian buffer zones along the Tributaries. It is sad to see what man can do to a natural resource in only 200 years.
  22. Thinking about going Kayak fishing out of Deans Cove, Very new to this method. Any Tips?
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