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  1. HB2, So you believe we would stuggle to catch trout on our ultra-lights, chucking small spinners on 6lb fluoro? That's my go-to (through June) at the "popular" spring fed trout stream closest to me. We do well with that setup, but if it won't be productive in ADK in July/Aug, I may have to look at other options. -Dave
  2. I won't have an issue with them on their phones as they like to both camp and fish and they are pretty good about the limits my wife and I set with them.. Does anyone have any knowledge of the fishing (trout or otherwise) in the upper Genesee (towards PA border)? I've heard it can be good but don't know about the July/August timeframe. -Dave
  3. This is all great advice! I'm familiar with the Old Forge/Inlet area as we rented cabins at the Old Forge Campground when the kids were ages birth through 10. We also tent camped at Eighth Lake a few times and spent time on all the lakes in that chain. Ironically we didn't get into fishing until after these early years. We also tent camped at Wellesley Island 2 years ago and spent a lot of time fishing from the bank and our rented kayaks. We had a blast but didn't catch much more than small panfish (perch, bass, sunnies). I had the feeling that you needed to get out into the seaway more to target larger fish (Walleye and such). Any, thanks again for the recommendations, I'll do some more research - feel free to chime in with other recommendations. -Dave
  4. This isn't really a Lake Ontario specific question, but I'm hoping to tap into the vast fishing experience on this board. My sons (14 and 16) and I are looking for some options to combine fishing and camping this July or August - 3 or 4 day weekend. I'll find the camping, I just need some advice on the fishing locales. We'd like to be within a 6 hour drive of Rochester and won't have access to a boat. We're not fly fisherman, and will be using spinning rigs (I have just about every size, configuration, and lure). As far as target fish and body of water, our options are open. Small streams, rivers, ponds, lakes - Canada or U.S. My ideal would be finding a trout stream in the Adirondacks or Canada, but without being fly fishermen or knowing exactly where to go I fear a 4 day skunk. Anyone have any ideas for some outdoor fun with my sons? Feel free to PM me if you're worried about "burning" any specific spot. Thanks in advance! -Dave
  5. What are the favorite Moonshine or Little Cleo glow patterns that everyone likes? For moonshine the most recommendations I've seen are for are Agent Orange, Happee Meal, Wonderbread, Bloody Nose, Flounder Pounder So many to choose from, what would be your top 3?
  6. Thanks Corey. In general, do the fish concentrate in one area of the water column over another? Or is it too hard to predict and I just need to vary my depths as much as possible. And yes, it was definitely frustrating to watch fish jump hour after hour (within casting distance) and not get a single hit on some days. I definitely felt like we were being taunted, lol.
  7. I fished the piers for salmon for the first time last year, without any luck - well I had one hookup for about 5 seconds. The salmon were definitely there - jumpers everywhere most times I fished. Looking back at my notes, from the beginning of the run in mid-Sept to mid Oct, I fished Summerville 6 times, Charlotte 2 times, Webster twice, and Oak Orchard once. I tried various times including 8pm-2am, 4am-8am, and 10am-2pm. I throw about 8 different 3/4oz Cleos (glows at night) - fan casted with varying retrieval speeds. I'm looking to increase my chances this year, so I reviewed the Fishbrain catches from the Genny piers from the last 3 years. Understanding that the sample size isn't that large (28 data points), here are my observations: Most of the catches occur between midnight and 8am, with a majority of those occurring in the few hours before sunrise, leading up until just after sunrise. Understood that there may be some self-selection because specific Fisbrain posters may only fish at certain times. Most of the catches occurred on just a handful of days in the main 4 week salmon run. I wasn't there on any of those days and didn't see anyone catching fish on the days I was out there. Of the pictures where I could see the water in the background, it was very calm As I am semi-retired I have flexibility in my fishing times. That said, I would prefer daylight hours. Here are a few questions: 1) As trolling anglers mostly fish during the day in the spring/summer, are these pre-spawn/staging salmon more easily caught in the dark for some reason? Should I just stick to night time hours this year? 2) I'm going to add some J-13 fire tiger rapalas and #6 Vibrax spinners to my repertoire this year, will this help? 3) Can anyone think of anything else I can improve on? Thanks in advance!
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