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in Open Lake Discussion
Posted Thursday at 10:15 PM
Posted Thursday at 11:30 AM
Yes I would be interested in the information
i have a 23 foot Rinker cuddly on a dual axle yacht club trailer
i normally fish about once a week, during the week, from early June until late August
looking for a place to park, pull in early am hook up launch, fish until about 12 back in park and cover and gone! Keep it simple!
also I think you are involved with Lotsa too and the show
i need a lot of gear and normally buy all my stuff at the show
i would rather buy from a local guy who supports LOTSA etc, know anybody?
Posted January 16
Does anybody know of any Dry Dock options around 10 miles east or west of Sodus with a launch fairly close.
exploring options for next summer!
Posted September 30, 2020
I found info on LOU I think from SK8man that linked to a 200 # stainless cable that got good reviews etc. it was an on line buy during the peak of Covid, and it came in just a couple of days. I fished with it a couple of times and it worked fine. Also both cable breaks I had were in the cable not at the termination, the last one was 36 feet from the ball, I checked it.
i would buy Cannons, but I do agree that it seems smart business for a few extra bucks to install high end cable from a reliable supplier.
i hand direct the cable on the spool on the way up unless auto up because of fish on and also us my hand to act as a snubber on the bounce.
I bought two downriggers from Cannon and on about the third trip out one cable snapped while lowering it, stopped and snapped. Same thing good by all gear including fish hawk probe.
i contacted customer service and they immediately sent new cable, but denied any action on the lost gear. They simply said “we must have recieved bad cable from our supplier”
this summer the same downrigger, with the replacement cable, snapped again. Based on a post on here I went to a different cable.
i would say customer service was ok, neutral, but I won’t use their cable again.
As another note I have two other Cannons manual crankers that are 20 years old and I have never had a problem with anything on them, hard to not be satisfied with that!
Posted September 26, 2020
I fish out of Sodus about once a week, four to five hours a trip. My good/bad time line is very similar to Gamblers only I started in mid May and really target Kings. June for the last couple of years was awesome, this year ugly. First three weeks of July was as good as it gets, August was very spotty, got fish but catch rate was way down from July. Two early September trips were better. A good year but not like the previous 2 or 3. In my opinion Sodus area will start to drop off over the next couple of years because of the pen rearing change this year, I like the port and the town but I think the king fishing is on the way down.
in Big / Small Game
Posted September 24, 2020
Same as above on Alan Strouse, Strouse taxidermy in Lawerenceville PA
He is a great guy, extremely reliable, very clean shop etc. He has the full mount form made custom so to speak for your full mount and he does perfect mounts.
He did a full mount for me on a Big cinnamon bear, it is unbelievable quality. He also did a three quarter wall mount on a rock that mounts on the wall and it’s awesome.
if you get one, get the full mount or the 3/4 wall deal, you’ll like it way better than the rug
in Classifieds - Buy, Sell, Trade or Rent
Posted September 8, 2020
Rochester area would be great
Posted September 5, 2020
What tackle shop trades for tackle?
in New York Fishing Reports - Lake Ontario (South Shore)
Posted September 4, 2020
Nice morning, perfect weather, first trip up since early August. Surface temp was lower by 4 degrees, nothing else much different, cold water down deep. Started in 85 feet and fished out to 160, most marks were inside 120. Very scattered, a few pods, but very few. Caught a mature female leaking very mature eggs and one nice brown, only hits of the morning. Lots of boats, saw one land a fish. Talked to a group that went 200 and out, they found empty water.
Posted August 24, 2020
in Tackle and Techniques
Posted August 15, 2020
That’s very helpful!
Posted August 14, 2020
All good info, I think I will try a different brand and/or braided
I had brand new Mason snap three or so years ago, I called and they sent me a new spool, it was almost like it was a common occurrence, I should have changed then.
i take great care of my equipment and check the line all the time, time for a change
thanks for the tips
i really just want the f...ing spoon back!
Yes- Mason 7 strand 30#
i check for kinks and broken strands constantly with my fingers
I have had the wire line snap twice now about 30 to 50 feet up from the dipsey. Have good terminal tackle swivel etc at the end that attaches to dipsey, same with the mono to boats and fly or spoon etc.
Its happened both times on big fish, long runs, no slack in the line etc. when retrieved I have those tight curls etc.
im wondering if the board is spinning faster than swivels can handle when the fish runs and it just kinks it, then bye bye.
anybody have this figured out
Fished yesterday morning, perfect weather!
Found some fish right around 200 feet, temp break was at about 90 feet down. Only hooked two but it was more encouraging than it’s been the last few weeks. Several boats stayed way inside and several went way north out of sight !
Both fish on same Moonshine spoon, nothing on several different fly/board combos, depths etc.
Posted August 6, 2020
Thank you for providing the information!
I will post a report when I go........next week!
Anybody fishing the Sodus Area today, Thursday Aug 6?
it would be helpful to here how anybody did etc, depths etc.
Trying to figure what Friday might bring!
Posted August 4, 2020
Somebody needs to invent a Salmon call so we can “rattle” them in a little closer!
Maybe a food plot in about 100 or 200 feet of water!
Thanks for all the responses, maybe the big waves this week will move them closer to USA
Posted August 1, 2020
I fished that 80 to 100 water on the way in, late morning, for about an hour. Didn’t mark much and no hits, I was running what I consider to be King spoons and flys. The surface temp was 74 to 76 and those temps were the same to about 60 down.
Water hasn’t changed much temps, down temps, etc in the last three weeks, just not finding fish or bait.
Posted July 31, 2020
Just a quick report
very nice morning perfect conditions
Got a nice male brown 7 or 8 pounds before getting third rod set in about 115 down 85 was nice temp break
Fished out to 250 feet then moved west a couple of miles and headed back in, marked very few fish and no bait at all
Never had another hit, a few boats well beyond 250 feet but most were headed in.
where did the kings go?
Posted July 30, 2020
Does anybody have any Sodus area info from this week they want to pass on.
Headed up in the am to give it a go, Hope the wave report is close this week, last couple trips they missed it badly!
Posted July 19, 2020
You also may want to try running a few really short ones, like 16 inches or so. Watch what happens with the action and jerking motion of the fly or spoon behind the board when you set it. It gets way more action with the short leaders, some days it’s the only way they will hit it, it triggers strikes.
have to set your drags a little looser because with the short leader, less stretch more leverage for fishy!
Posted July 16, 2020
That report is on the money!
yesterday had a lot of boats and a lot of Steelhead, I found the kings were a little more inside of that 225 line, water temps were about the same right in to 80 feet.my guess is those other big boats that were running way in found those kings too.
epic day for hits for sure