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About nosswa

  • Birthday 07/22/1970

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    to much to list, anything that gets me out of the house.
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    Almost Retired

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  1. Launched out of Golden Hills, 2for2, motored down to olcott, caught this brownie in 40 fow and my nephew caughet his first ever laker also in 40 fow. Gold and orange stick bait and laker on a line green spoon. Has some mechanical issues so we cut the day short around 1130.
  2. 1st time ever on O today, couldn't have had better weather, fished out of Golden Oak state park because it is real close to where we are staying. Fished from 2:30 till 6. Had one hit, didn't mark anything. Hoping for some guidance for tomorrow.
  3. What would you recommend the lightest line to use for Kings regardless of its application?
  4. Why the 50# mono for fly's? Just courious. Most of my fingerlakes fishing has been pulling copper. I have played with the downriggers a little but have not used flashers, fly's, etc. Just spoons and the occasional sluggo. And yes I have caught a few Lakers on sluggio and rubber shads. My buddies harrase me, you caught fish with that???? , but I was catching fish when they weren't so......im good with it. Lol.
  5. Correct me if I am wrong. the heavy 50# mono/flouro follows the steel wire because the wire has no stretch, correct?
  6. That helps a lot, I think. Lol. Thank you. So 200 to 300 feet of25# flouro on the end of my braid doesn't look like a solid plan.... and I assume the use of steel line is for the added weight.
  7. I have 4 depthmaser 30's with counters. All have medium/heavy rods between 8 and 9 feet. I plan to use 2 for downriggers and 2 for dipseys. I have 2 planer boards, the big wood ones. Planed on using the dipseys on them. So I had already set up 2 with 50# braid, and 25# flourocarbon before finding this website. So now I'm questioning my setup. I also have 2 old Penn Mainer reels with copper that I was going to flatline, they do not have counters.
  8. So I have been reading a lot of posts on setting up poles for everything from flatline, to dipseys, to copper and leadcore. I understand the concept of using a heavy braid for backer as it is much thinner than mono or fluorocarbon. I see recommendations to go from 50 or 65lb braid to 40 or 30# fluorocarbon mainline, and then down to 20-15# mono. Why are there so many changes in line weights?? Why couldn't I just go from 45-50# braid to 25# fluorocarbon line?
  9. New guy on the scene here. Came across this group as I was looking for information fishing big water. Looks like a good bunch of guys. I am late to the boating scene. as I am in my late 40's. I have a 20' StarCraft Islander with a Mercruiser 120. I have had it for about 3 years. It does not have a kicker motor. Not sure if it is a necessity/ highly recommended/ or a nice to have item, but the cost is going to determine the outcome of that option. Im looking for some guidance and recommendations on fishing BIG water. I have fished on some of the finger lakes (not comparing it to Ontario) just info for the thread, for about 5 years. I have 2 downriggers, and Lowrance fish finder, VHF Radio. Fished copper on Seneca and Cayuga. Taking recommendations on fishing gear, techniques, and locations with a frugal budget in mind. thank you in advance. Almost Retired
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