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  1. Hit the water out of Taughannonk for. First ever Christmas fishing adventure, past people bridge canal was LOW! Turned north. Ran riggers, dipsys, lead core on planers. Landed 9 lakers, all pretty small, some so small didn’t trip rigger or diver. All released. Got bonus fish jigging. 70-100fow weather was great. Only boat out there, until our neighbor came by looking for perch by the Boy Scout camp. Merry Christmas to all.
  2. I fish mostly the finger lakes, troll and jig for trout. A little bass. I’m thinking of buying one of the new live scope types chart plotter, get something on sale this holiday season. Does anyone have any experience w this in the finger lakes and have a recommendation, or watch out? I will likely remove my Lowrance Ti2 9. Any transducer mounting recommendations? When trolling I typically just use my kicker, not 36v bow mounted, but could use that if that makes sense to mount it on there vs somewhere else. Comments appreciated. Thanks. Will
  3. That’s an awesome fish, nice job. Fleas back down to a manageable level? Want to get out with my wife Sunday morning.
  4. Any idea how many colors of lead core I can get on a shimano tekota 600 HG with backer?
  5. Any recent reports on Cayuga fleas? I heard they were bad a couple weeks ago. Thanks!
  6. I have a control king on my 2022 merc 15 hp. Kicker. I find it to be WAY too sensitive, moving the dial a fraction is usually too much or too little. This was after paying another $20 for a larger diameter throttle mounted disc that was supposed to help. I moved the mounting position on this disc over the winter so maybe that will help but so far I’m not thrilled with it.
  7. Thanks. We’ve started to really like jigging for trout but I’ll give this another try when we set up for trolling.
  8. This may be a dumb question, but…. When others set their battery/GPS trolling motor to steer and primarily push ur boat w a kicker, how exactly do u do that? Directional lock the electric at a low speed and then have kicker adjusted to get to desired sog?
  9. I have a crestliner superhawk, 1950. I have a 72” and have no issues w it being in the way. I can send u a pic if u want.
  10. +1 crestliner. I have a 2019 Superhawk, 1950
  11. I’ll take lot 8. I’ll PM u re payment and shipping.
  12. I always fire one primer to clean out any residual oils before putting power or pellets in. I’d guess with the nitro fire this may be less of an issue. I agree w others, use same gun cleaning solvents as u would w a shotgun. If u can get barrel by itself, brake cleaner does a pretty good job, then I finish w G96.
  13. Went out Sat 20th launched out of Taughannock, launched 7:30 and tried jigging East side. We normally troll but wanted to figure out jigging. Landed 5, had several other hits and follows 85fow, decent marks a few boats trolling near us said they were getting some but limited hits
  14. Correction…. S WEST side of Deans we saw weed pods
  15. Fished N, E side of deans yesterday. Weeds were fine, fleas were out of control. Blood run sea flea got loaded, same w 19 strand on dipsy divers. Caught 2 lakers on flasher fly then went bass fishing. Saw some weed pods SE of Deans. .
  16. ‘The Silos’, we have a different name. Thx for the updates….
  17. After the busy weekend, has anyone been out and willing to share how the weeds are? Last year I remember them being very bad due to all the extra boat traffic. Looking to get out this Saturday. I’ll be mad if my new line minimizes fleas only to be stymied by weeds.
  18. 15# mono. I just bought some blood run flea flee line, I’ll be running that on my riggers. One of the small rainbows that fell off at the surface when eyes plugged actually hit the spoon and then fell off again.
  19. Went south of deans and got a few lakers, few rainbows. Fleas were bad, ran downriggers at 30-60 and hooked 3 bows, fleas kept us from reeling them in. Hand lined one in, the biggest, others were small and fell off once lines jammed up b/c fleas. Not much of a thermocline…. 60deg F top, 57-58degF 50-70 feet down. Got a decent laker on church 44 planer 10 color lead line, first time running them, dragged him for a while I’d guess. If anyone can share insight into these in line planer boards I’d greatly appreciate it, seems like line clip is backwards to me, but…. Lots of sun, landed fish, wasn’t at work!
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    I’m heading to my hunting camp for a work party, walleye fish Thursday - Saturday launching out of Godfrey point. My boat is set up for trolling finger lakes, I was thinking of bringing a lead core rod and a dipsy diver, on the fence on taking riggers off. Was planning to bottom bounce a worm harness and cast jigging raps but wanted some other options. Any advice appreciated.
  21. Case closed. Found two penn 50’s online thanks all.
  22. I really want those penn reels and wonder if I can get away with a 30 series vs. the 50 which isn’t available.
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