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  1. 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
  2. Correction…. S WEST side of Deans we saw weed pods
  3. 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. .
  4. ‘The Silos’, we have a different name. Thx for the updates….
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  9. Case closed. Found two penn 50’s online thanks all.
  10. I really want those penn reels and wonder if I can get away with a 30 series vs. the 50 which isn’t available.
  11. I’m looking to add a couple of lead line rod/reels to my boat this year and am wondering if Penn Fathom II 30 will hold enough lead line and backing? I think I’d like the 50’s but they don’t seem available, f in Covid I’m sure. Thanks.
  12. Didn’t target them much. We did get two small ones, one at 70’ down. I wanted to put fish in boat for these guys and once we got into Lakers, kept at it.
  13. Tried to launch at Taughannock, dock a foot underwater, ran to Deans and dock inches underwater. Launched, and ran to east side, marked fish throughout water column but no takers, Trolled for couple hours. Ran back to west side and found marks, set up and got into Lakers on both riggers and wire dipsy diver, SD fly. Green, white, black spoons was what worked. Had one double with old college brothers. Good time had by all.
  14. Went out of Deans 7/30. Wind and waves were up. Caught a couple of rainbows and lakers, all on riggers. Fleas were not an issue at all. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. We will try, she wants to go this Saturday!! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  16. 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
  17. Land Locked, did you boat any fish? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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?
  23. 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
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