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  1. Well, I didnt get to experiment with the meat rig this morning. I went out at first light from myers. Within 5 mins somehow I managed to wrap my downrigger line around the prop of my kicker. Then when deploying my wire diver, the wire got pinched in between the spool and side of the reel and got stuck. So I trolled with the main motor and 1 downrigger for a while and called it. Not my morning I guess. I didnt even want to try the meat rig. For my luck this morning it would have broke off or something. O well. Time to fix everything and hit it hard again next weekend. Fleas were real bad by taughannock
  2. Yeah, I'll have to give it a try I guess. Maybe if the weather holds for sunday morning. It's an 11 inch white kingfisher glow paddle and white atomik meat rig, so maybe 100' down for big suspended lakers? Or 50' down suspended for landlocks first thing in the morning. Hmm... I will report back with my testing
  3. Hi all, Maybe a dumb question but is anyone using meat rigs on cayuga? I just got a set up for lake O when I can get up there. I know flasher fly combinations work on the fingers but I wasnt sure on meat. It's not real herring, it's the mc rocket strips. Thanks
  4. Yeah. Weeds were real bad. East and west side. Made it hard to run rods solo in the chop this morning. As soon as I thought they were clear they would load up with weeds again. I saw some decent screens around lodi where I had the releases, but no one home. Most marks were up high like your screen. I did see some really good looking screens up by sampson but I drifted into 40 ft of water re rigging poles. My assumption was they were perch or something.
  5. Thank you everyone for the ideas. I arrived to a choppy lake with a south wind. I started the morning right around lodi point using spoons in temp, which was 45 to 50 down. I had 2 releases at first light, but that was it. The wind shifted to the east and the lake layed down. So, I headed up by Sampson to fish bottom for lakers. No luck never moved a rod. So, no fish but 2 big releases. All in all Seneca was fun. Maybe I'll try down by Watkins next time I head there. Beautiful sunrise and day on the water. Cant beat it.
  6. Thanks guys. I'm just starting to put a plan together. I think I'll start right around lodi point for silvers at first light and then point the boat north and troll up towards Sampson. I'll report what I find
  7. Hi all, I am thinking of hitting Senca for the first time tomorrow morning. I have heard reports that are not so good from Seneca, but also good ones. I usually fish Cayuga so I anticipate a slower day, but want to try somewhere new. I'm thinking of launching from lodi. Any advice on where to start? North or south from that point? I'll be trolling so Lakers or hopefully landlocks would be the target. Thanks!
  8. I have an 8 hp tohatsu on a 16ft boat with a 60hp merc main. I love the tohatsu. Trolls right down slow, and its super quiet and fuel efficient. I've had no issues what so ever with mine. I have a troll master on it. I took the tiller arm off and just have the troll master as the throttle. It's a great set up. Also, the 8hp will push my boat enough that if I had trouble with my main I could get back on the kicker. Definitely cant say enough good things about the tohatsu. Great little motor
  9. Nice! I'm thinking of making the run to Sandy Monday morning. The wind looks calm and from the south at first light so hopefully itll be calm for a small boat
  10. It was weird actually. I was fighting a laker, look over and the other rod goes off. I was in 40 ft of water and she hit the rigger that was parked at 30ft. But, I slowed my kicker way down when I was fighting the laker so she hit when I was going like 1.5 mph which I thought was a little funny. When I'm fishing solo I slow the kicker or turn it off when I'm fighting a fish. Cayuga lake is amazing right now. 10 fish so far this morning, mix of lakers, salmon, and bows. I just released a beauty atlantic, probably 5 pounds.
  11. Caught earlier this morning. My first ever bow. 28 inches, 7.5 pounds. Cayuga is on fire!
  12. I keep wanting to switch it up and fish a different finger lake one weekend, but seeing pics like this make me keep coming back to cayuga. I had one miss last weekend that must have been a huge fish. Downrigger rod went off and was about tore out of the rod holder. By the time I got to it nothing was there. Cayuga is shaping up to be an amazing fishery so far this year!
  13. Thanks. I just ordered one. Found one cheap for $85. I had this one re-done last winter once already. Once the new one comes I will have this one re-done again, and have it as a perfect spare. Should have one short trip this weekend on it, and then the new one installed next week when it comes. I think the crack will eventually be a large chip, and I'd hate to have that happen 8 to 10 miles out and have to run in with it like that. In the end, I figured a new prop is cheaper than lower unit issues. And less down time
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