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  1. Ended up going to owasco last Friday 11/6. First year with riggers and never fished this late in the year so wasn't really sure what to expect. Greeted by a chilly morning with more chop than I was expecting, but boy it turned out to be a beautiful day. Me and a buddy ran a couple of riggers and two inline boards for most the day but was pretty slow going. Got one laker 60 down over 80 and a pretty steelhead on an inline board with 5 colors of leadcore and a Rapala on it. Laker thought some cowbells and gambler rig looked good that day. Buddy kept the laker for dinner but we released the steelhead. Sounds like spoons are more common in the fall, and tried some for a bit, but I threw on what had worked in the summer for me. Definitely a learning experience but was just happy to get out in great weather. Was weird getting a bit of a sun burn in November [emoji38]. Came home and put the riggers away for the season, so just wanted to say thanks to all on this site for the posts and comments. Would have been completely lost without following this site. Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Was thinking of traying to get out this weekend too. Do folks still use riggers this time of year for around creeks and river mouths or is it more boards? Heck, can you cast stick baits around them and pick up fish? I have never fished this time of year down there, but was thinking of giving Owasco a go if water levels allow a launch.
  3. Got out for a bit this morning. Greeted by stronger winds than I was expecting, but picked up a handful of good keepers with a couple perch hitting 12". Also got a surprise with a beast of a bowfin that weighed 7lbs. Was hoping it was a smallie, but it was a heck of time fighting it with ultra lite tackle. Just west of the islands again but a bit closer to the channel this time. Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. The ones I got on Sunday were in about 14.5 FOW.
  5. Yeah, I could see that. Some of the fat heads were pretty good size and they seemed to get some better quality fish. One thing I found interesting was that one of the larger perch I cleaned had a smaller goby in him. Make sense that they eat them, I just had never seen it before.
  6. Went out yesterday in front of the islands and boy what a beauty of a day. Once you found the right spot, there were tons of perch in there hitting the fatheads, but had to catch about 10 smalls to get 1 good one. Either way tons of fun because once your dropped your bait in the water you had a fish. Heck, was able to get a picture of some dinks hitting my split shots at the surface there were so many. Good day all around. Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Spent the day on Otisco. Was fortunate enough to get my first muskie. Tight lines for your trip this weekend Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Last I was there, which was probably a month ago and it was still warm, I could only find a couple of lakers down on the bottom around 90 FOW. We launched out of emerson and at the time the booth was closed and we didn't have to pay anything.
  9. Dan, I'm in a similar situation as you. Currently got a 16' but am looking to upsize eventually too. Due to this, I keep an eye out for cuddy's and such and saw this one: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/391070011880426/. It's outside my budget and is a bit older style than you were looking for, but newer motor and kicker would make me feel more comfortable on the lake. Best of luck on the search!
  10. Think that's the same boat I reached out about on craigslist too [emoji38]. Nice rig and glad someone from LOU got it. Best of luck and glad you're getting back out there Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I second this. Irish Hammer is a great boat with a great captain. Corbett is the man
  12. Anyone else catch the "mostly" there? lol Make sure you got sun screen on the right places then
  13. Dumb things I do to catch more fish according to my wife: bought a boat, riggers, poles, lures, gear, fish finder, etc. The above doesn't necessarily equate to more fish for me though, so I'll prove her wrong [emoji1787] Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Awesome work man. I've enjoyed following this build and looks great so far. Just hope you're able to get it out and enjoy it soon [emoji38] Sent from my SM-A515U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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