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Stillwater

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  1. I suggest to keep it simple get one rod setup and have fun experimenting with the depth, trolling speed and location on the lake. You will get a rainbow i am sure of it. Seems like a lot of fish are taken over 140 fow or so. Good luck!
  2. Also... the Diver I was using is a number 4. It is 4 inches in diameter. Easy to remember. On a 3 setting with 100 feet of line out i was down to about 50 fow. From what I am reading I think 90 feet of line is a better starting point this time of summer temps? I am no expert, that would be lyk2fish, but I enjoy sharing what little I know. Here is a picture of my "Deeper Diver". The size 003 Dipsy with the ring is similar in size. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Hi Long time, yes the drift socks work great for speed control. My boat has a base speed of 3.2 mph. The socks get me down to 1.8 to 2. From there I can adjust up for desired trout speeds. I have two types of divers... the Dipsy brand with the rings and the Deep Diver brand which are solid plastic and no rings. The Deep Divers seem to stay set better while trolling. The one I caught the rainbow on was black. Gold color works well for walleye to. FYI... I usually drift for walleye on Erie with bottom bouncers and harnesses and troll with my divers only when the wind is too light to drift. My setup is based on walleye, I have cabelas dipsey rods and line counter reels. Not expensive at all compared to some. I use 16 pound test Berkley mono to the dipsy and about 6 to 8 feet of fluorocarbon 14 # test to a ball bearing swivel at my lure. I was using a light snubber at the dipsy on Owasco just in case I got lucky on a really big fish. For a spoon I had a small Michigan Stinger in chartreuse, silver and blue. I will include a picture.
  4. Great pictures lyk2fish. Inspiring to say the least. Can't wait to get back on the water. Great to see the variety in your catch. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Thanks Long Time, I did a bit of zigzaging to change up the presentation a bit. I think it helped (lyk2fish has a spaghetti map on his plotter 🍝). My approach is to start with sound advice and tweak from there. I have no way to measure the thermocline so I went with a guess based on 47 to 52 input from lyk2fish. It is a puzzle. My speed on my Lowrance was about 2.5 mph. I need 2 small drift socks to get speed control.
  6. Sounds good. This was a day trip. Mainly scenic ride but I figured why not pull a spoon. When I come in later this month I will go for that elusive eye. Would you recommend sticks or spoons on the eyes?
  7. Thanks for your tips Lyk2fish [emoji4] Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Just caught my first Owasco rainbow [emoji304] on a dipsy and stinger spoon. Very exciting. My wife netted it and it came off in the net and we almost lost it. Managed to help her get it under control and in the boat. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Nice picture. It was a real nice evening here in Rochester. Guessing the same up on the St. Lawrence.
  10. That's awesome. Great job.
  11. Great job once again. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to my late August / early September trip. I know I can't come close to what you are doing but my goal is to get one walleye and one rainbow in my week with my 2 dipsys!
  12. Beautiful catch. Thanks for sharing.
  13. To borrow a word from the old master card commercial... priceless!
  14. Thanks lyk2fish, I am going to try a variety of things. I have to be a little lucky to.
  15. Hi lyk2fish... did the eyes come from deeper trout water? I have a rental house last week of August. I am hoping to get one.
  16. Awesome day. You are a master fisherman. Thanks for sharing. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Beautiful sunrise pictures. Nice walleye to.
  18. Awsome catch... once again!
  19. Nice job again. That is working the night shift for sure!!
  20. Nice catch. Thanks for sharing.
  21. Nice. Double limit is not easy to do there! Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Nice haul. Were you on the river or big lake? Congrats. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Sometimes one memorable fish is all it takes to make the outing! Way to be persistent. Congratulations.
  24. Wow. Very impressive. Congratulations. Sent from my SM-G975U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Way to go Jigger. Those are beautiful walleye. Congratulations they are not easy to get there. Interesting how they were suspended like that. How long are they?
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