TheToadHunter

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  1. Sorry for the late reply (again). Mag dipsy on 0 back 150'-200' took the nicest fish. Estimated 80'-100' down. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I only run dipsys. 2 standard dipsys on a #1 at 150' with a flasher fly, and a mag dipsy at #0 with flasher fly will always produce numbers and take a few solid lakers and LL. Depth and location never seems to matter, as long as there isn't grass or any other obstructions to the line or bait. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Launched out of Taughannock Falls dark and early. I decided to head South and try a new pattern for the morning. Not a hit for hours, but grass was a serious problem. Switched one rod over to a spoon and took a 2lb brown. The skunk was off, but this pattern sucked. We headed up lake and set my normal laker/landlock setup. Consistent fish from there on. Didn't boat many big boys like the last trip, but did ok. Took a few fish on the larger SD and 5"-6" flies, but once we switched to the 8" SD and 3"-4" flies, hits picked up. Fish came in 60' - 400', all lines ran with a dipsy set anywhere between 20'-100'. My leadcore down the chute didn't take a hit all day. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Cayuga

    Excellent fish! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Canning meats and stews is addicting. Shortly thereafter, it's time to buy a storage cabinet or build one! Salmon from the lake canned with Old Bay tastes like fresh blue crab cakes. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Thanks for the info. Next time I'll switch from my natural colors and experiment with the reds, oranges, and pinks. It may be my trolling speed, but I'm limited to idle and however fast the wind/current takes me based on direction. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Doubles while solo always get the adrenaline pumping!!! Excellent!
  8. You're welcome. We had a great weekend. It was my father's first trip for Ontario trolling and my third for kings. I think we did ok. The salmon were down 75'-95', mag dipsys on 0 at 150' and #1 dipsys on 1 at 250'.
  9. I'm jealous! I can't seem to find them?! It was the third time I've tried leadcore. We took some small guys in close during the am, but lakers and LL. Ran mag spoons down to 2 1/2" slim spoons. Planers, flashers, dodgers, naked...didn't help. Maybe next time I'll try the stickbaits. I've heard rainbows prefer the upper water column and was trying to fish 20-40'. Is that about right?
  10. Cayuga 8/19 Late report. Launched out of Taughannock (sp?) for the first time. Started a North troll on the West side, regularly picking up small fish. Landlocks and lakers. Tried jigging some lakers, but it didn't work out. Hooked two and lost them both. I haven't figured out the rainbow game on Cayuga, so I tried a something a little new. We trolled South, down the middle, with #1 Dipsys on a 3 setting at 125', 5 colors of leadcore down the chute, and a mag dipsy on 0 at 200'. Figured I could catch some lakers while trying to cover the top of the water column. We doubled regularly, lots of nice lake trout, and some decent landlocks, but no bows. The biggest fish were hitting the 125' on a 3, and the core never took a hit. All spoon colors and sizes worked, but flasher flies took the majority of fish. Biggest landlock was 6lbs, and laker 12lb. Only 4 fish in the middle were under 4lbs, with several lakers over 10. I was surprised with the size of fish on this trip. We left at 12:30 and headed north for kings.
  11. Sodus 8/19-20 After hitting Cayuga in the AM, my father and I launched out of Sodus around 4:30. Didn't mark much of anything between 120-200. Took one in 150' and another hit but nobody was home. Sunday morning, started around 6:46 in 120' and headed out to 220'. Not a hit and few marks. Trolled back in and smacked a king in 138'. We were going to call it quits once the dipsies started dragging bottom on the way back in, but once we hit 100', game on. 5 quick ones in about 30 minutes of fishing time to finish the day. A West troll in 100' put 4 kings on deck, but the East troll on the same track only did 1 coho. Dipsy with FF. Ran leadcore with a variety of spoons, but nada.
  12. July 30-31 I caught kings in 74'-150', 4lb-18lb with a few small browns and lakers mixed in. The action was ok mid-day and hot in the evening. The following Sunday, not a hit between 5:30-8:30AM, but marked good bait and a few fish. Went back out at 9:30, but the fiancé got motion sick so we returned to the docks after 45 minutes or so. On the 30th, I ran out to 400-550 (based on reports) for 2 hours without a hit or mark. After the run back in to 120' I had a king in minutes. I believe that was after a South wind over the course of a few days. Was going to try this weekend, but my bass boat gets a little tough to fish out of in 12-15mph West winds. Cayuga will most likely be my destination.
  13. Thanks for the info. Swung by Krenzer's for the 10th time and the owners happened to be there. We're all set. Thanks again
  14. Stranded in Sodus This is not a report but I hope is the best way to reach someone. I had a wheel bearing go out this morning and no marinas are open to get a new one. All auto stores do not have any that fit. Does anyone have information on marine stores open Sunday close to sodus bay? I'm 3 hours from home and have no ideas on what else to try.
  15. Thanks for the input and replies. I will keep an eye out for your boats the next time up. Hoping to fish Tuesday unless the weather changes for Sunday. I run a 20' G3 Eagle Talon (G3 eagle wrap with a minn Kota talon on the port side). What model/type of single hooks do you guys use with consistent hook-land ratios. Most of my landed fish on trebles had a deep hook, which means they wanted the fly 100%. That leads me to believe it was the hook style that caused me to drop so many on singles. A single hook point requires 66% less energy to penetrate than a treble (if each point makes contact)! I'm thinking a snell knot octopus style would be better than the finesse wide gap I used, due to the hook point angle when rigged.