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  1. Was out there Sunday 5:30-11 am. Went 4/4. Laker, coho, 2 steel. Had 9 rods running. Ran in 80 out to 250 fow. All fish caught were down in the 40-60 ft range where there was a temp break at about 40-45 ft down.
  2. I dropped my 24’ Trophy in last weekend and the 2 weekends prior launched my 19’ Lund there. No issues. Keep trim up a bit from ramp to channel exit and you’ll be fine. Doc
  3. Great report, I was looking for you out there. Surface water temp dropped and minimal 'colored' water led to a swing and a miss for us on the browns and salmon, targeted the top of the water column in the skinny water with a 9 rod spread. Picked up two chunker lakers, 8 & 9 lbs in 11 fow, full of bait fish, spitting up perch.
  4. Bought 2 new Scotty riggers a few months back. Free shipping, quick. From jersey to me in 2 days. Happy with their service. Doc
  5. Doc

    Cayuga Casting Cayuga

    Close to bottom as possible, but not on it. Doc
  6. Run them with keel sinkers, about 10 ft floro leader 8lb test on Cayuga, 1/4-5/8oz depending on the side of the boat, heavier weight on the outside to get just a bit deeper, lighter on the inside to not get hung up on the bottom in the skinny water. The flies themselves are not weighted. I tie my own. They run anywhere from 2.5-5 ft below the surface. I have run them with no weight in front of them and have caught fish. I use the weight to give myself piece of mind that they stay below the surface. Landlocks absolutely love them, but all trout species will chew on them. Just like you I remember pulling jigs!!! Back 20 years ago in my Dad's 12ft aluminum on some cold January-March days, a 12' noodle rod out one side, another one out the back and me holding a 10' noodle out the other jigging it as we trolled with the 7.5 hp Merc. Spinning reels spooled with 4lb test. We would crush the salmon. Good times. Things have evolved, the streamers are the same concept as the jigs, just a little different approach.
  7. Strong fish despite the water temp, one of them jumped twice and one other took 4 leaps out of the water.
  8. Definitely slowed down over the last couple weeks. Only 5/6 today. Nothing like it was during mid February. Such is fishing. Still in top 3 foot. Ran an 8 rod spread. Flies, UV green and yellow were best. Got this old feller out today and took em home for the grill. Doc
  9. Extended periods of cold, bubbler can’t keep up, imo. Hopefully everyone keeps their motors up so the tubing doesn’t get damaged. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I’ve waded out there many times over the past years wearing chest wader armed with an ice spud to break it up enough so not to harm the transducers. You’re right about the depth Fishstix, probably less than 2 ft, was tight this past weekend launching there. Lake level has no where to go but up. 1st picture shows current level, 2nd picture was 2020’s levels. Usually starts to rise around 2nd week of March, with the snowpack still in the hills south of lake and warm weather this week it might be coming up sooner than later. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. With the water level low and most marinas iced up launch out of Taughannock. There is a bubbler system that keeps it from freezing up, for the most part anyway. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. 3-5’ below surface Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Yes Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Went 17/23. 1 laker, 3 browns biggest in picture was probably 9-10, safely released, others were 4&5lb. rest were salmon, which were a nice class of fish 4-5lb average, only a couple that didn’t hit the 18” mark. Skinny water, lines on inside board took 80% of hits. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Quarantine, day 7: Days 1-4 knocked me on my a**, felt a bit better the last couple. My order from Purple Taco came in and Dad’s endless supply of buck tails stocked me up so I banged out a bunch of flasher flies and trolling streamers. It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been on the water and after seeing Reel Doc’s post I’m ready to get back out there and put the streamers to work. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Nice catch! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. X2. And sometimes the probe goes with it. Uggggg that was an expensive day. Lesson learned..... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Would love if they made it deeper, but that 30 minute ride over to Taughannock to launch is better than not being able to launch at all in the winter. Hopefully the state won’t cut funds to keep the bubbler going. Kudos to the crew at Taughannock park for keeping it going and having that ramp plowed and salted! Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Scratched the itch today and trolled with the MB 1. After boating a few casting a few weeks back we put the big boards in the water today and set a 9 rod spread. Okay day finishing 7/11 but did squeak out the slam, which was pretty cool and a fatty pike, did have a bite off, probably another pike. Salmon were all dinks none being over 16”. Shallow divers, spoons with weight and flies all took hits. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. GOBY! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. This is the base of mine. #4 Owner or Gamakatsu snelled with 17lb floro to the streamer hook. Atlantics in the winter seem to short hit so they’re caught on the stinger 90% of the time. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I will take pay pal and I live in NY. I will send you a PM. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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