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  1. We will try, she wants to go this Saturday!! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  2. Went out of Deans point late morning, got one right away and then not much. Wife was saying it’s too cold, too windy, too... then she reels in a 32”, 10.5# laker. Made the weekend. Fish were suspended on west side, 40-60 feet down. Caught on downrigger with bare spoon. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  3. Land Locked, did you boat any fish? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Stopped by on way north. Level is LOW probably 1-2 fow max at end of rebuilt dock. I’ve only launched there a couple of times, if it’s a flat bottom out to sea wall may be tough to get a boat out
  5. BS. there are not slot limits now, just minimum size, but can’t keep cod. So any that get brought up have to be thrown back and a lot don’t make it. The 12 hour trip is Thursday only. We figure why not. Going to drive out there, let’s fish! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Thanks. That’s who we are using, yankee fleet. I’ve been going out with them on occasion for 30 Ish years, they seem as good as anyone I’ve gone out with. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I’m looking for any advice about best time to go deep sea fishing on a limited load party boat 12 hr trip. We can go from early July thru august, anyone have any suggestions on better times to go? Any haddock migration, breeding, etc that we should consider vs picking a semi-random date? Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. For non starting batteries, running motor guide 36v and two Scotty downriggers I’m looking at upgrading to VMAXTANK batteries that claim around 240 reserve charge, which is about 80% longer than my current bank and by far the highest RC i have found. Does anyone have experience with this brand?
  9. Thanks again everyone. Yes, I have gotten decent at the riggers so want to branch out a bit. Still not sure if I’m going to do braid or wire for the dipsys. May start with braid for simplicity, or not
  10. Interesting, thanks. 4 rods was more than enough first year so I’m going to try dypseys this spring.
  11. I’ve spent 2020 getting back into trolling the finger lakes with my wife. Had mostly fun, caught some lakers but never really slammed anything. Trolling with downrigger s on Seneca -0, keuka 12, Cayuga 1. All lakers off of downriggers with spoons. I’m going to buy a fishhawk this winter which I think will help a bit and likely launch at Deans. My question is why are dipseys different than downriggers? Is it the fact that the lure is way behind the boat so less noise above or something else? I’m also thinking of going 80# braid vs wire based on other comments, any strong reason not to? Any other advice to offer? Thanks
  12. these were 4/0, pretty big I thought but they worked.
  13. Fished Keuka today. Got three small Lakers. All on bottom rigger in 120-140.fow. 90’ down w a cowbell in front. They were not interested in either troll pro flasher setup. All in fro t of the bluff. We may be giving up on Seneca for a bit. Good times had. Thanks all
  14. I was Marking fish and the fish finder was showing I was running my rigs thru them. It was GPS speed. I am using 20# Seager leader on anything i tied up. The one cowbell I ran was on the deeper rig w a popcorn, probably at 60-50 ft then 10-15 ft above that. We wasted time running up down and across the lake looking for weed free-Ish runs and did eventually find some but when we did something w the presentation didn’t entice a bite. I’m traveling thru Pulaski tomorrow and may swing into fat Nancy to see what other things they may recommend, will probably try one morning this weekend again, would just love to get the first fish in the boat.
  15. Hi, I'm very new to trolling for trout on Seneca and would appreciate ANY advice you have. I'm running one downrigger (Marina hasn't secured a second downrigger mount). I went out with this last Sunday out of Severn and the wife and I were on the water at 0630. Water was pretty rough and we ran to the east side which wasn't much better. There was a lot of weeds floating around and did not mark a lot of fish trolled for an hour or so with nothing happening. We crossed back to the west side and went up around the point where we found some calmer water but marked nothing. Went back around the point and trolled for a couple of hours, marked some fish and put the rigs right thru them but no hits. I was running spoons and then changed to a large cowbell with a popcorn on it and a spoon. Varied speed between 1.6 - 2.0, targeting 1.8mph. Fish I did mark were at 40fow. Just looking for anything to help increase odd of putting a fish in the new boat. Thanks!
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