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  1. Awesome job!! Nothing better than introducing youth to hunting!!
  2. That's what it's all about!! Makes us keep coming back for more!
  3. Nice fish!! Alas I now will have to wait for spring and next fall to come back. Down on Long Island, my best fishing season of the year is about to start! Long Island Sound Blackfish (Tautog) season. This VERY hard fighting member of the Wrasse family, can seriously but a bend in a stiff spinning rod! In October they can be caught in extremely shallow water in the rocks (8' to 12'or less). Last year 50+ fish days were not uncommon keeping allowed 3. Plus best eating fish in saltwater in many opinions. Good luck to you all up in the North Country for rest of year. I will be trying to follow along closely to try and learn more and get a keeper next year. And THANKS TO ALL for all the info and help. Bill Morrison
  4. That's awesome! Tonight had fish all over screen n they just wouldnt bite. Fished near Kring and Ironsides. Not sure how I did t get a bite w screen lit up like this LMAO
  5. Btw fished to 11. No moon to speak of.
  6. Was out trolling floating stick baits off a bbncer, and one deepdiver on flatline. Worked 20' to 50' edges. Trolled upstream at .9 and drifted down at 1.3 to 1.5 (wind n current only). No takers tonight. Rain may dirty up the clear water tomorrow i fear, but cannot change weather. Back at it tomorrow. Gonna get some live bait to fill out menu.
  7. Heading up tomorrow for 6 days on Goose Bay. After my August skunk, gonna try more techniques and not let myself get hung up on any one. Plan is to troll bbs w sticks on one, and worm harness on other, flat lines w ddivers till I can hopefully find a good ledge. Then drop shot or jig, drifting over same. Also just because i find a spot were machine lights up with them, not gonna stay on non-biting fish lol, like I did in August. Tight lines to all. Will report back here.
  8. Thanks both Riggered and Pierce. At least I know I was hitting the right marks w speed and depth. But was using big motor this summer a bit, and even into the current it was just too fast (about 1.8 to 2.3mph.). But w electric I can tweak all I want. Then again had 14 x 19 wheel on . Just switched this morning to a 17". That may take .5mph (to .25) off the speed at idle(while giving me more holeshot I am looking for in freshwater). Riggered I have tried RI a couple years ago while staying on Wellesley. Marked some nice fish, but only managed a short or 2. Will give it another go next wk. Hoping water has cooled down a couple degrees from August and that should help. Will probably get another Canadian license again, in case I want to hit some spots there. Did ok on smallies right off Little Grenadier, and marked what I thought were Eyes a little deeper off ledge there in August. Do you guys find the Walleye feed shallower when water cools at night in fall? Or still target same depth's?
  9. Pierce1308, if you don't mind me asking, what speeds do you slow troll at? Also what depth range? Thanks for any info. Heading up this Sat for 6 days. Staying in Goose Bay. When I was up at Kring in August, took Video of a bunch of nice fish in vicinity of Excelsior shoals in 50 to 60'. They would not bight worms in harnesses or gulp baits. I both drifted through (when I sent down camera), and trolled both with and against current. BTW, do you all favor with or against current trolling. I realize predators rather face into current to feed, but sometimes I will use current to control boat speed, depending on wind and current conditions. Thanks for any info. I have been coming up to the 1000 islands very summer for 15 years, but didn't really start trying for walleye in all seriousness, till I 1st saw the on my underwater camera 3 years ago. Bill
  10. I haven't run down that far either. I KNOW there were a ton of walleye east of Abay last summer. I videoed them chasing my baits and smacking but NOT biting them on my underwater camera in 65'. But didn't have worms that trip and was pulling Gulp leeches on worm harnesses behind 3 n 4 oz bottom bouncers. watched over a doz BIG eyes track bait and even smack it. But camera makes it even harder to feel a bite, but was cool vid footage.
  11. Well one of the biggest problems is that there is SO MUCH good structure! So which pieces hold fish at any particular time, is sometimes hard to determine! Then, which techniques will work best at that time (or season) is another piece of the puzzle. I have been able to catch smallmouth, largemouth ( in the bays) and perch without much issue each summer trip, but walleyes have given me fits!! I read EVERYTHING thing I can find, and follow some of the experts (who put there time in!!) on this site and others. I am not looking for spots, but rather a particular technique that is working at that moment. But sometimes that still doesn't pan out. I spent whole week of 8/10 thru 8/17 trying to target 'Eyes with no success. But I got hung up on trolling and drifting bottom bouncers w worm harness's and could only get perch and gobies. lol. When i got home, read Kevin Legg's posts(he puts in a LOT of time on the river and that is invaluable!) on here that he got fish almost every day (night lol) that wk trolling deep divers! I had them, tried w them once or twice, but kept going back to my original rigs. Bad choice. If you want to catch smallies, trolling deep crankbaits on points or shoals, or fishing with dropshot rigs, WILL put fish in the boat, BUT you have to trust your electronics and ride over some of these spots before you drop a line and waste your time. Even the cheapest depthfinder (sensitivity turned up!)can show life on pieces. Remember, 90% the fish, are in 10% of the water. Also, buy the "fishing maps" available in almost every tackle store up there. Info is a bit dated, but most of those spots will hold some fish, while giving you an idea about what type of structure and spots you should be looking for on any chart you have. Good luck. I just am now booking a 2nd trip up in 2 wks, to give walleye another shot! Water should be cooling and bite should heat up. And get shallower, from the 50 to 70 ft depths I was working in August!
  12. how did you do? I was up from 10th to 17th in Cabin 7. Caught a few smallies and bunch of yellow perch without really trying, but walleyes eluded me this year
  13. One thing I didn't see mentioned here (may have missed it) is wheel base. Is your new truck a shorter wheel base? That can have a huge effect on sway! That coupled with all else mentioned can make the difference. I looked at your pics and while trailer looks slightly small, if weight rating is appropriate, and you moved the stantion forward to increase tongue, and lowered the hitch, you should be ok. In pic I saw, looked like your rear rollers were very close to transom. My 22ft Chawk has been like that thru 3 trailers. And I have driven it 10k miles. The only time I had sway issues was w my short wheel 91 K5 Blazer. With that truck, before I increased tongue, she would sway any time I reached 60. lol
  14. Capt you are definitely dialed in. if okay to ask, what depth range are you working? Thanks for any advice. Cannot wait. 1 more week of work 1st. Sitting desk tying up worm harness rigs as I write this lol.
  15. Nice Job!! Can't wait. Heading up to Kring Pt soon. Planning on 7 nights on the river again. Last summer was a struggle. Couldn't boat a walleye. Did great on smallies and perch. Just couldn't get the eyes to bite. They were there though. Saw them stacked in 60' on my machine, and pulled the camera through them. Couple of BIG fish. Tracked my baits. Even smacked and hit them a couple times, but no hookups. Praying for better trips this time. But plenty of fun none the less. Oh, except for the 2 nites last year when the bugs thought I was sugar water. lmao. Tight lines!
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