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  1. Hoping to target rainbows this weekend I'm hoping to head to Cayuga on saturday and wanted to target rainbows and salmon. I've been pretty consistently catching just lake trout. I can't seem to catch a rainbow, brown, or salmon. I've used spoons, and flasher flies. But no luck other than lake trout. I know speeds are a little higher for rainbows and salmon than lake trout. I've been setting 2 riggers, one at 70 and one at 40 both with cheaters on. I'm still fairly new to this and trying to sort everything out. Any ideas are much appreciated.
  2. Cayuga 7-22 Took my 17 year old cousin out yesterday morning to try for some lakers. She had never been out on a lake the size of Cayuga before, hasnt fished much at all, and needles to say was nervous at first. Then as soon as the rod flew up, I made sure the fish was on, and handed her the rod, it all went away. She had a blast. Well, we both did. It was a great morning. Definitely one for the memory books. Launched at long point and went north. Lots of debris in the water, and water is muddy. We did 3 lakers in 3.5 hours. Not great, but atleast she got to fight a couple.
  3. Riggers. I hit bottom on the way down and then brought it up 2 to 3 feet.
  4. Gambler Rigs on fire this norning A little back story. Went out fishing with dad two weekends ago out of Myers and didn't move a rod all morning. I picked up a couple Gambler rigs per suggestions, and headed out this morning to give it another shot. Major shout out to Gambler rigs. We launched out of long point and headed north this morning. Set up in 100-120 feet of water. Put one of the Gambler Rigs on behind a set hammerheads and couldn't keep the rod in the water. Even dad, who tends to be a little less optimistic than I am, was smiling and having fun. Fished from 630-930 and boated 11 lakers and missed two off the back of the boat. Fish were all a decent size with 3 being well over 24 inches. Definitely a day for the memory books.
  5. Doing something wrong on cayuga I'm still fairly new to trolling and am struggling a bit. I have been fishing south of Taughannock the past couple weekends, with only 1 small laker caught last week saturday and not a rod moved today, fishing both about 5 hours each day. Any thoughts on my set up or technique would be greatly appreciated... I am targeting both LLs and Lakers, pretty much anything that bites. I run two downriggers with cheaters, so 4 spoons total with flouro leaders on each pole. I primarily use spoons. One rigger set to 70 and the other 40, with speeds 2.0 to 2.3 on the gps. Tried trolling both north and south. I used all colors of spoons, blue, pink, purple, orange etc. Couldn't get a rod to move Last year it seemed like I had better luck. I was thinking of trying some spin and glows to switch it up. I just want to make sure I'm not way off track with this. Thank you!
  6. Cayuga last weekend
  7. Finally got some time to troubleshoot this this weekend. It was just a clog. I took a long price of wire and ran it up the tell tale hole. A bunch of little rubber pieces from the old impeller came out. I got the ears hooked to the hose and started the motor. The stream is super strong now. Must have been clogged. Thanks for the advice everyone
  8. Thanks for the ideas everyone. I'm hoping to get to work on it tomorrow. Another bit of info, is that the motor was stored in my basement all winter. Still could be a spider nest in it I guess
  9. When you remove the thermostat, where do you out the garden hose in? Do you put the water in where the thermostat goes? Also, I was going go remove the lower unit again to double check that everything is ok. Should i flush it with the lower unit off?
  10. Tohatsu 8hp weak tell tale hole stream So, just replaced the entire water pump assembly. The impeller, upper and lower cases, and all gaskets this winter in my kicker motor (Tohatsu 8hp 4 stroke). Water tested it this past weekend and the stream coming out of the tell tale hole is week and sort of dribbles out. The old impeller partially melted at the top. Could there be bits of rubber blocking the water tube? There shouldn't be anything wrong with the water pump since it is all new. I appreciate any advice. Thanks!
  11. Cayuga flood motor boat rumor I don't know if it's true or not, and I heard it word of mouth, that because cayuga lake is at flood stage there are no motor boats or wakes allowed. I was planning on trolling this Sunday. I can't find any news articles stating this ban. For all I know it is just a bunch of bull. Anyway, does anyone know if this is true or not?
  12. I have a 16 ft starcraft. I run an 8 hp tohatsu fourstoke. Trolling speeds from 1.5-3 mph it runs at low rpm and is super gas efficient. I can't speak to a 5 hp, as if it would be enough, but I know the 8 is a great size for my 16 ft.
  13. Cayuga

    Nice! If you don't mind me asking, what were you getting them on? Spoons, flashers and flys?
  14. I just picked up a Garmin echomap 53cv with the built in gps and lakevu maps at Bass Pro during their spring classic sale. Retail is 450 on sale for 280. I think they had limited supplies though. Still worth a look. I think the sale goes to March 2nd or so.
  15. Not to change topics, but does anyone have any experience with Garmin lake vu vs. Navonics?