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  1. So thats what those are. They've been an increasing occurrence in my observations in Seneca as well. I remember seeing them as a young teenager years ago and never knew what they were. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. In regards to the overall fishery, I made it out on the 31st and was able to get a handful of dandy pike. What was the exciting though was they were all fat and clean, really healthy fish. Usually any fish out of Seneca that I get are skinny and covered in wounds of some sort, regardless of species. Kinda got my hopes up for the lake making a turn for the better in the near future. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Congrats! Awesome fish. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. And looks to be a hell of a first fish. Congrats! Casting or trolling? Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Well crap.... I just found out about this place last week and was planning a trip. Seemed quite large. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. That's awesome!!! Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Nice fish! Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. No offense taken Clint, just thought I'd share my lows as well as highs, in hopes of educating someone else to hopefully avoid my lows (this one being quite embarrassing). The origin of this post wasn't meant to offend, just looking for help to make the best of a bad situation that I did definitely learn from. Apologies for the photos. I will practice a little more censorship going forward. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Well folks, another report, with a hearty dose of negative. Water temps 69 or 70 degrees. Seeing alot more fish now that they're coming down. Lots of marks over open water, but no bites maand no confirmation they're muskies. I did get a good one in the weeds, but as you may have saw under the taxidermist post, it didnt make it. It was my oversight and thought i'd share to help others avoid it. Right at dusk this fish hit on a pacemaker. Just what we all love, sunset topwater bites. She hit right at the start of the retrieve, another two crank Boom. Everything went good. Great fight, adrenaline, jon boat being pulled in circles, get her in the net and lifes good. Until I went to reach for my hook cutters, which weren't there. You see, being a gigging guitar player, I was changing strings the other night and didn't have my usual side cutters handy. I thought, "I'll just use the hook cutters." All fine and dandy, until they didn't make it back into the tool kit kept specifically for muskie. Lo and behold, get time for a fishing trip, go catch one, get it in the net and go for them and they aren't there. First time I needed them, first trip without them... and it cost me the release of my personal best, and an all around solid, healthy muskie. Im pushing, if i havent already exceeded, 100 hours of fishing time for this fish. Yes I caught a couple smaller ones, but this is the caliber I've been searching for, and try as I might to not, I killed her, not because she was hooked fatally, but because I was missing one tool. So I guess I just want to say even if your time is limited, and you don't know you're going fishing until you're loading the boat, and you keep everything ready to throw and go... take the time to check the contents of the essentials as you load up. Might save a whole lot of disappointment in what should be nothing but a great memory. She'll go on my wall, but just as much reminder as achievement. I sure as hell wasn't going to leave her float. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Thanks, Zach. Went back and reread again. Realize where I could have done different, and will do next time. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Hey guys. I figured it would happen at some point, just didnt think so soon. Got a 43" on waneta, which i know isnt huge by muskie standards, but its far and away the biggest fish ive caught. The problem lies in that I couldnt revive her... tried for about a half hour but she just couldn't stay upright. So rather than let her go and rot, I kept her, and I want to get her mounted. Any recommendations on a taxidermist semi close to the finger lakes area? Just want to do her justice. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Nice fish! And that sounds like a much better way if doing it, I'll have to familiarize myself with voice commands on my phone. Thanks! Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Well it took many more hours, but got another! Got my own depthfinder too, courtesy of my lovely lady. Water temp seems to be dropping slightly. I had 76 degrees pretty much wherever i went, vs 80 a month ago. This one hit a glide bait. I know the vertical hold isnt preferred, but this one was pretty skinny, not a lot of weight. I will be working on a way to get some photos, without the vertical hold, when im flying solo. 33 inches, and did see one porpoise that dwarfed this one. Sent from my SM-G955U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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