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  1. Beautiful chromer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Just set up inside. Mag dipsy out 100’ took a screamer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Just set up inside. Mag dipsy out 100’ took a screamer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Yes! A large one at that! Sorry to say, he didn’t make the return flight back home. [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. No, but the flesh has began to pale. Disclaimer - last Sunday we did land a 17lb-18lb chrome hen in close that was not mature - no eggs. She had the normal “deep” orange colored meat. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. It makes a lot of work but great for adrenaline! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Headed out solo at 7AM and stopped in 80’ of water and headed into 100’ where I found bait + salmon in the same areas as last weekend. Pounded several pods until 11AM switching spoons, flashers, flies, meat, and j-plugs coming from different angles. Two male kings and a brown were landed. All three came within 20 minutes of sending Dirty White Boy down to 90’. The kings landed last weekend and yesterday were already starting to color up and had tight stomachs with no baitfish. Mike Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Today was a grind. 5/6 with 1 low 20 king and 4 dink browns. Lots of bait in 85’-100’ with some fish around. Most marks were 50’-55’ and 75’-85’ down. Quite a few follows on spoons, but the only king we had commit was on a fallfish meat rig. We never went deeper than 180’ because of the screen, but hindsight says maybe.... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I second Krenzers. I've been doing what you mentioned for the last few years. The dry dock lot is about 1/4 from the public ramp, and about 1.5 miles to the Krenzer launch. Steve went out of his way to help me several years ago, so I keep coming back to them. Mike Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Saturday morning and early afternoon was slow. 2 small kings and 5 misses. Marked ALOT of fish, swapped Spin Doctors and spoon colors non stop, adjusted speeds and direction, but couldn't find a pattern. 80'-140' had fish and some bait. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Started around 6:30AM and landed two 8-10lb kings back to back on a mag Dreamweaver down 80' over 130. Then not another hit for 2 hours. The next rip was on a frog spin doctor and fly, out 200' on a 2 setting, and that ended up being a male just over 24#. We marked alot of fish between 30'-50' but wrote them off as dinks and never fished for them. Called it quits at 11am and headed in. We headed back out at 4:30pm and trolled from 90'-180' with few marks and no hits before we turned around and hit the locations from the morning. 90% of the fish were still up high, so we figured we'd catch a few small guys to salvage the night. SURPRISE!!! SURPRISE!!! Set a dipsy 100' out on a 2 with a spin doctor and fly, then lowered a rigger with a Dreamweaver Super Slim down to 35', and within 2 minutes we had a double on matures. Over the next 1 1/2 hours, the super slims took consistent mature kings 30'-55' down over 110'-120'. 40' was the best. Spin Doctors and flies took the largest fish, but the super slims put up the numbers. Mike Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. We found the mature kings mixed with smaller fish between 35'-50' down over 90'-130' on Saturday evening out of Sodus. I don't have the equipment for down temps, so we fish the marks. The surface temp was between 77-78 degrees. Mike Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I appreciate the input. And like you said about "go-to's, I found out on Sunday, one specific flasher/SD color made the day. It was a discontinued color I haven't used in several years. And was NEVER a go-to color. This year we've been doing alot of unorthodox stuff when the sun is beating down, but haven't found a pattern that works. Our normal setup is 2 riggers with spoons, 2 dipsey/FF, and a leadcore rod. If we start taking fish on spoons, we swap the FF with spoons, and vice versa. But we always keep at least one spoon or FF in the spread. Sunday morning I broke down and tried 15lb fluoro on a downrigger/spoon. Sure enough, 10 minutes later we had a big steelhead skyrocketing behind the boat and broke the line. I immediately switched back to heavier leader. Id prefer fewer hits, quicker fights, and less breakoffs than killing every fish from long fights in warm water. Maybe we would do better with lighter leaders in high sun, but I've never had issues before!?!? Mike Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I usually start with a UV spoon on one rigger, and then a standard or glow finish on another, which is usually a different brand. I swap them out as fish decide which they prefer, but this year, sun = skunk 90% of the time. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Her Atlantic. Sent from my Pixel 3a using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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