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Hachimo

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  1. Thank you for the detailed information. Like i said by no means am i trying to make a living off this. I am very new to the lake and thought it would be ideal to have a captains license and be able to charge for fishing trips and not get into any kind of trouble doing it. If i broke even at the end of the year i would be trilled cause then my personal trips with friends and family wouldnt cost me a thing. But at least i got somewhere to start. Thanks again guys
  2. Hey fellas got a question and anyone with some knowledge on this subject that can help me i would much appreciate it. I am from the scranton pa area and have taken a few trips this year to Lake Ontario and have done rather well hokking up with browns and kings. I run a 1988 bayliner trophy 2460 but these trips are getting expense and i was thinking of doin part time charters on the weekend. What all do i need to legally become a charter? I just got a quote from an insurance company with $1,000,000 liability and now looking into my uscg captains license. The courses ive seen online cost $595 for the course. Is this all i need is the insurance on boat and license? Also can you guys recommend a website that i can take the course online. Thank you. Mike
  3. Ha ha you aint kidding fish nut. Its been a dream of mine since childhood to buy a big boat rigged for kings that could handle ontario. And finally at the age of 32 i got it. Me and the wife had a blast. Granit she was ready to leave saturday morning after an hour of 4ft waves but after the first hookup she forgot she was seasick and it was on. And everytime i make the trip up the 3hr ride seems to get shorter and shorter. Hopeing to get up again in two weeks
  4. Ha ha you aint kidding fish nut. Its been a dream of mine since childhood to buy a big boat rigged for kings that could handle ontario. And finally at the age of 32 i got it. Me and the wife had a blast. Granit she was ready to leave saturday morning after an hour of 4ft waves but after the first hookup she forgot she was seasick and it was on. And everytime i make the trip up the 3hr ride seems to get shorter and shorter. Hopeing to get up again in two weeks
  5. First off i want to thank all you guys who helped me with flasher/fly selection and what to look for to find the fish. This is my first trip i ever made for kings and i couldnt ask for a better trip. I left mexico launch at 6am saturday morning. After spending afew hundred dollars to start a flasher/fly collection i rigged three flasher/flys down 80ft,60ft,40ft and 3 spoons below and between them. Started at 140fow and zigzag to100 back to 140. First fish came at 140 fow on a fat nancy spoon at 7am. After wrapping around my leadcore and tangling around all 6 lines i handlined him in and it was a solid8lbs. By noon it was all spoon action in 140fow 50-70ft down with 5 kings boated n released (all small). After a lunch break fished Saturday evening 4pm-8:30pm. Again all spoon action (fat nancy color) and the same route was marking bait and fish 140fow with fish between 70-50. Me and the wife kept 3 nice kings. Largest 14lb and we lost another 5. We spent the night in the cuddy in front of the launch and got out at 5am sunday morning. Fishing in front of the power plant at 120fow we doubled up on flasher/flys with an 18lb and 22lb king and landed both. Riggers were set at 50 and 60. Most excitement i think i ever had on my boat. By noon we went 5 for 8 all on flasher/fly and not a single bite on the spoons that were hot yesterday. Cant wait to get back up north in a couple weeks to try this again.
  6. This is my first year salmon/trout fishing on Lake Ontario. Ive been building a collection of spoons and lures over the past few months and am pretty well rounded on spoon sizes and colors bieng a bought a lake ontario charter captains entire spoon collection. So far fishing lake ontario ive been running 3 downriggers with two poles stacked on each. I have no dipsys yet or wire lined setups but i also do run a leadcore off the side. I am new and clueless about flashe/fly setups and flasher cutbait setups. So my question to you senior vets of the lake is where to start with buying flashers. I understand different conditions may require different colors and styles. But where do i start there are somany flashers to chose from. Thank you.
  7. Im planning a trip next weekend. What has been the lure/color of choice? This is my first year on the big lake so not so sure what to put on and when. Ive been accumulating gear over the past few months so i have over 600 spoons small,med,and mags. At least 50 j-plugs different sizes and colors. But no flashers yet. This time of year do you guys use flashers or no need cause the fish arent so deep?
  8. Thanks for the info. I’ll be goin next week and we’ll see what happens. Thanks again
  9. How about the salmon fishing if i launch out of mexico. Has anyone been having any luck in deeper waters by the mexico area? I seen lots of reports of other areas members are getting into the kings already in deeper water. If so what would be the ideal lure selection. This is my first year fishing the big lake. My first trip last month i did real good with browns and planning on heading north again next weekend but im really itching to hook onto a king ir two.
  10. Nothing trolling or drifting with livebait but went in to martins for perch and hit 46 perch all around 14”, so it turned out to be a good day.
  11. Rtrucking. Theses are pics of my boat before and after i painted it.
  12. Hey i want to thank all you guys for the excellent imfo and help. Me and the wife had a great trip to the lake this past weekend. We arrived in mexico around 6 am saturday after the 3 hr drive and getting our licenses. By 7:15 had our first brown. We went 4 out of 10 saturday. Then anchored the boat and slept in the cuddy and got an early start sunday morning. We went 8 out of 10 sunday in 4hrs of fishing then packed up and drove back. I dont think we did to back for a first time fishing browns on the big lake. Thanks again guys without your help i dont think we would of had as good of a trip as we had. We will be heading back up in two or three weeks.
  13. I understand your looking for a mud line or green water. I was moreless useing clear gin water as an example to know what colors would be considered natural colors. But thanks for the info that 95% of the time u wont find fish in clear water. Thats good to know so i dont waste any time and try to get on the fish.
  14. This may be a silly question for some of you seasoned vets,but coming from a rookie who wants to learn how to catch more fish on the big lake i gotta ask it. What color spoons are considered natural colored spoons? My thought would be silver black gold brown, but Some people post natural colors also bein greens and blues. So pretty much what im asking is if i was spring brown fishing in gin clear water what “natural” color combinations would you guys reach for first. I understand theres alot of factors that may go into play when deciding a color but kinda lookin to be pointed in a direction of colors. Thanks. Mike
  15. Think im gonna go for mexico i have to stop at fat nancys at 5 when they open for a license and more gear and its not to far down the rd from selkirk. Chowdaire can u give me a little insight into which direction i should st art fishing once i launch at mexico. LIke i said im new to this spring brownie fishing. But from the sounds of things the direction really dont matter as u need to find a mud line or warmer water. Whats ur thoughts?
  16. Apperciate the info guys im gonna look into them launches cause its gonna be a pain with the bigger boat at selkirk. Rtrucking yea i believe we met last year on the pack ive been killing the perch there but trying something new and wanna get in on the brownie action up north. Thanks again.
  17. Hey fellas, this is my first post on this site. Just wanted to introduce myself a lilttle and get some insight for my upcoming trip to the lake. My name is Mike and im from the Scranton PA area. Last fall i bought an older 25ft Bayliner trophy hardtop with all intentions of making trips up north everyother weekend. This weekend is gonna be my first trip for browns. I spent many hours this winter reading forums and watching videos so i feel i got a good idea how to hook up on a few browns. Im as confident as a rookie can be. Lol. My only issue is location. Im only familiar with port ontario and salmon river. Been fishing the salmon run in the river since i was a kid. So my plan is to launch from selkirk shores Once in the lake i was thinking of heading west towards the power plant in search of warmer water and fish. My main question is thou, is there a better public launch that i can easily launch my 25 ft boat in this area. Or even is the area i plan on fishing no good for spring browns? Thank you for any imput in advance. Mike
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