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  1. For smaller divers (dive to 35') on braid on Cayuga, I'm running long, medium downrigger rods. I run my wire rods when i go deeper and use the full size divers, but i have run a reg dipsy with reg ring on those rigger rods and it works fine. The size of the fish in fingerlakes gives you a little more flexibility. Glad you got that November trip in when it was nice...get that deer hunting stuff out of the way early and you get to fish!!!
  2. did you make any Wapatula in it?? Asking for my friend, Edward Wapatula-Hands.
  3. You could run the flasher off a fixed line off the ball (cable tether or heavy mono) with no hooks and run your stacker with spoon 10' above. I believe its called "Ace in the Hole". I tried it once on Cayuga and caught a couple landlocks on it until the line between my dodger and the cannonball broke...15lb test was not heavy enough to take the resistance and rotation or maybe, I made a poor knot. Either way if i was making a rig i would use old rigger cable or 50lb test mono. My grandfather said they may have left the hooks on a fixed rigger ball/dodger/squid combo once or twice...made the rigger cables dance as they winched up the "tuna"
  4. they look Tasty...like a beefy brook trout dinner! Nice work Mantooth
  5. I like to zip them open and dump the guts n' blood while out on the water. Can still prove species and length if ever checked by DEC coming in and certainly makes for cleaner final fillet work and less scrap to dump back home
  6. Same...as Reel Doc. Tried some, caught some but it wasn't a lights out rig. Would prolly go with 8" due to versitilty
  7. OH! Have a Crazy Ivan Sausage Gravey Milkshake that works good too!! Only one, hope i dont lose it to a toothy critter.
  8. Purple Tux and Purple Clown are hands down our most consistent producers on Cayuga North for spring and early summer. Chart. Pooh Bear was great last year on clean board and short leadcore. Behind boards and behind small divers is where I like to put those scorpions.
  9. Trolled around the northern basin over the weekend. Fleas were really, really bad in front of Deans Cove. better on the east side and not horrible north by the silos. Did not notice bad weed mats. Some areas had some stragglers floating but not so bad to ruin the troll. Fish were tight lipped and about the only consistent success was getting over them and jigging the first couple hours of the morning.
  10. Make sure your speed gauge tube is hooked up and not flopping around. I had one become disconnected and it pumped water into the boat anytime it was running hard
  11. i have purchased stuff from 307. Very good. I am always amazed at some of the obscure parts they have available. cheers. and for what its worth i ran braid on some hand crank riviera's like 20yrs ago and it performed great, but it does gather and gunk up with fleas more than wire.
  12. Sheldrake or Taughannock if looking for a spot on the west side of Cayuga. Jigging the ledge and the bottom of those ledges can be good in summer early in the mornings. Protected from West wind too even out over the 100'FOW mark. Can be helpful for small boats and kayaks to stay vertical on your marks
  13. On Cayuga I run more spoons behind a dipsey than F&F. But when I do I run 8" spin doctors with flies trimmed or old beat up ones around 3-3.5". I think they would still hit a full dressed great lakes fly but I like the smaller profile and a smaller hook.
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