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  1. Broke a downrigger cable and going to order new. Any suggestions on which would be best to fight fleas? Cannon, Mason, Power Pro or Big Jon 150, 200, or 250 lb.?
  2. Hit Deans for sunrise but clouds to the East spoiled the show. Slow pick of good sized lake trout this morning mostly hitting green flasher/fly on the dypsey diver. A couple took spoons off the rigger. Couldn't get a sniff off leadcore today. Ran out in the middle for a spell to see if anything setting up but pretty barren out there. Really didnt see bait pods at any depth today compared to the past few weeks. Thinking it's about time for the thermocline to start dictating the action somewhat. Was quitting time and while pulling in the big boards the rigger fires with a nice lake trout and when it was 20 feet behind the boat the dypsey sings with the only silver of the morning but what a beauty. The picture really doesn't do it justice as no backdrop. I really need to teach the dog to take pics for me. Shoutout to GoneFitchin as I had a white shirt on today so fish id was a little easier for me. Didn't get bothered much by the fleas as made a point of checking lines frequently. Weeds were practically nonexistent compared to last weekend and not much boat traffic either. A great morning to be out on the water
  3. Two beautiful days on the water. Started Saturday launching from Deans before sunrise and ran South to Sheldrake and back. Rainbows and a decent landlocked were the action for the first hour taking spoons on the rigger and 5 color. Lakers slept in but by 7:30 they took over. Just North of Sheldrake was very hectic as the rigger down 60 with a glo frog kept firing. The 7 color had high fish honors with an 8lb 8oz Laker who was in a bad mood. Thanks to my family for the portable scale for Fathers Day. Now we can weigh the catch with ease. Sunday was a new day, new sunrise, still hungry fish. Headed North and found active fish in all varieties. Nothing huge today but steady pick of fun to catch, (and in some cases eat!) Fish. Riggers at 45 and 60 did most of the work while the 7 color sporting Steelie Dan made the landlocked and Rainbow happy. Off the water again at 10:30 with shorter lines at Deans. Had bonus water time both afternoons taking the kids and friends swimming. They wanted to fish a little this afternoon so we set some lines and they managed to land a couple Lakers in short order. The lake seems so healthy right now though a downer today was landing a laker with a lamprey attached. First lamprey I've seen in some time. Was happy to let that fish go after having made it lamprey free!!
  4. Last few times out I've had issues with the action cam - finally got some good footage this AM. Launched from Sheldrake @ 6:30 AM Wind out of the S-SE, so I headed north of the point to stay in smoother water. 30-50 FOW was where I was finding marks & bait. Had a bunch of followers - a lot seemed to come into the sonar view when the jig was at 15 ft. then follow all the way up to the surface where I could see them break off the chase. Ended up landing 2 - first one was 25" and the second 28". Both released. Off the water by 9:30. Video 1 Video 2
  5. Just wondering if anyone has noticed a difference between using 8" vs 11" pro troll flashers. Do you find one size more effective than the other? I only have the smaller size and have never tried the larger ones. Thanks for any insights.
  6. This morning started out On the east side of deans with some unexpected rain and loosing a favorite DW 2 face green / black while fighting a lake trout within 5 min of setting. We reset with a similar style Green and Yellow DW and got back into the bite! We caught everything on green colors with yellow accents with spin doctors on the bottom stack for lakers! I was marking cleaner water south of the Aurora point In 150 to 170 and was able stay away from the crowd picking 2 bows and 2 good size lakers! We had a bunch of missed releases and lost 2 super close to the boat. Pretty steady action all morning!
  7. Lots of boats out trolling this morning! Make sure you bring your flea gear, they were starting to load up pretty bad. We fished 80/130 FOW and saw some good marks and bait. Had old friend on boat for first time and landed this nice laker. Let em go after the photo opp. Hit on dipsey out 215 with blue/silver - hammer backed spoon. 7 color caught a nice one two! The lake is giving up some good fishing lately.
  8. Thinking about making an early morning trip to Cayuga on Friday to do some vertical jigging for lakers. We can launch at either T-Falls or Dean's, but it sounds like this time of year Dean's is the best bet for lakers. Just wondering if anybody has been out jigging lately, and what depth we should start at?
  9. Out of Deans, crossed lake and trolled south into the wind. Happy my son came (brought lots of snacks, Lol), usually only my daughter is interested. He caught his first trout. Had a blast! Got 4 lakers all in 4 to 8 lb range. 60 feet down in 100 FOW. No silver.
  10. Congratulations to Dan & Dick Miller for winning the 2020 National Lake Trout Derby Grand Prize worth $10,000.
  11. Trolled both mornings between Aurora and Levanna. Lines in at 7 and out at 10. Found lots of bait in70-90 FOW. Spoon program W riggers down 60-75’ and boards pulling 5 colors of lead core. 1.7-2.3 on the Fish Hawk was the ticket. Steady pick both mornings. 11 fish in the net Thursday and 14 on Friday. Mostly lakers, a few Silvers, and one football Brown mixed in. All released with the exception of 2 legal salmon and 3 lakers. Beautiful, healthy fish, only one lamprey scar. Tight lines!
  12. 65 degree surface temp both mornings out of Long point. We found temps in the low 50's down 45 to 55 over various depths of deeper water (150 to 375). Fished south and marked fish and small bait pods at those depths. Concentrated on the deeper water marking waypoints on the bait. Steady pick all day Friday with the new moon. Boated 27 with an intense flurry of a dozen fish in an hour just before the storm came at 5:30. Saturday morning back at the same location we fished Friday, running a deep program of divers at 35, 40, 45 and 50, and the riggers at 50 and 60. Boated 17 with a slam. Surprisingly caught 2 browns on the 50 rigger over 365! Spoon bite both days. Caught half a dozen good Lakers with a small set of cowbells clipped to the ball and a 4" green alewife on a stacker clip 10 feet back and 3 feet above the ball. Fleas were not an issue, although they are starting to appear. Weed mats as well. Of the water at 1pm today.
  13. Launched out of deans cove for the first time and shot across the lake and setup in 200 with the riggers set at 75 for lakers and 50 for the bows. we found a bait pod at 150 and every time we went past it the poles lit up until about 930 and the bite died hard. we managed to get 3 in the boat and lost a bunch. 1 on a broken mono leader, 3 jumped off on the rainbow spread at 50 and we got a bunch of releases on 75. fun day maybe we will be back next Saturday?
  14. tpr3939

    Cayuga Cayuga

    Launched from T Falls 8 am. Water 61.7 Water at Milliken was 65.6, Sheldrake 61.9 and Long Point 68. Trolled, most productive 60-80 fow. Lakers to 5#s and one 18" landlock and 15" rainbow. Bright colors the most productive but black/purple also good. Caught fish at all locations. Beautiful day and surprisingly not many boats out.
  15. Going to try Cayuga for first time. Coming from Canandaigua area. Deans cove looks like the best launch option. Please let me know if I should be looking elsewhere. Which direction should I troll from there? What to use spoons,FF, cowbells? Any other thoughts or advice for Cayuga would be greatly appreciated.
  16. Anyone out fishing in Cayuga today and having any luck
  17. Went out of Deans cove and fished south lines in at 8:30 out at 2:30 got around 17 lakers. 160-300 fow down 60-80 riggers, dipsy's, and 300 copper. Spoons and few on flasher fly. 5-7 lb'ers with few smaller ones.
  18. Anyone launching out of long point tomorrow and if so what radio channel u running And boat name?
  19. Launched at 7:30 from Long Point. Surface temp 61 degrees. Took my favorite route north and marked some bait and scattered fish in 40 to 60 fow. Slow pick. A couple Lakers, 2 landlocks and a rainbow all off the riggers running white backed spoons made by Dave Johnson at 40 down over 60. Encountered grass, small weed mats and clumps of algae on the surface. Ditched the inlines. Bite ended around noon. Moved deeper as the lake laid down. Tried 100 to 150 fow. Nothing. Decided to run out to Rainbow Alley and have a look. Probe revealed 50 degrees down 35 to 45 feet over 325 fow. Big hooks at 60 and 80. Smaller ones around 35. Stacked one rigger 60 and 80 and parked the Chinook divers at 30 and 40. About 15 minutes running 2.2 to 2.5 boated our best laker of the year from the 80 foot rigger. 32 inches, 11 1/4 pounds. Fish ate greasy chicken wing stinger. Ran another hour with no more takers and quit around 3pm.
  20. I’ll get the party started. I wish! Jigged a good bit to start this am, south of Dean’s Cove. Marked tons of bait and super marks in 30-35fow but no takers on the jig. Dropped the hardware and ran a south troll inside 36-43fow pulled 2 chubby lakers 1 on a 20 jet and 1 on Dipsey bout 30feet down, no real program/pattern except boy girl spoon/silver back continues to catch fish on my boat. Pulled 2 more lakers on boy girl dipsey again but now 150 feet back in 70-80fow? No real pattern. Hope to see some good reports from Cayuga this weekend. Good luck Social Fishtancing!
  21. As a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Salvation Army will not be holding their annual fishing tournament in July. In light of their cancellation, Bear will be holding a tournament on Saturday and Sunday July 11th and 12th. Attached is the entry form for Bear's 2020 Summer Trout and Bass Derby. You can sign up at Bear's Baits, located at Myers Park in Lansing, New York. Note: Please practice social distancing when visiting the park and marina area to protect all individuals using these areas. Any questions please contact Bear at 607-387-5576. Bear's Fishing Flyer Summer Derby July 2020 Mastor.pdf
  22. We have went ahead and secured a date and are planning on continuing the tournament as normal. We will in fact use social distancing precautions if it is still an issue by then. However the date is Saturday August 8th and with the race cancelled for fans it should allow for more entries this year. Follow this post for more information as it's provided to me I'll post more.
  23. I took an old friend out on the lake for the first time. He hadn't been fishing for years and has never laid eyes on a laker being a small, stream trout fisherman. So...I decided to target them first and try for silvers after. Put around 30 fish in the boat on the 26th and another dozen this morning. Surface temps on the east side, around Long point, have jumped to 54 in the morning and bait was everywhere. We got the "Slam", all four species this morning and only lacked a brown yesterday. My buddy's hooked now, needless to say!! Shallow program in 15 to 25 feet running spoons and sticks. Silver Streak green and pink alewives, and bloody nose stingers caught the majority of fish.
  24. Fished from just south of long point to the college all 3 days. Surface temps 48-49 in the mornings warming to low 50's by the afternoon. Stayed in 20 to 40 fow with a shallow program of in-line planners, slide divers and riggers down 20. Majority of the bait is still deep, but we found some in 35-40 feet. Perch shadraps and jointed J-7's on the in-lines, chicken wings and bloody nose stingers on the divers and goby bay rats or green ale wives on the riggers. All caught fish, all three days. Did 17 fish on Wednesday after a late start due to motor issues. Steady pick all day. 7lb bow and 5lb salmon on the boards that day. 25 fish boated Thursday and 15 on Friday morning. Boated a lot of Lakers in the 5 to 10 pound class on the gobies and stingers. We caught and released quite a few nice, young bows on the boards around 17 inches. Never touched a brown and only the one salmon. Another 5 or ten degrees and Cayuga will be on fire!!
  25. Please join us in a new Facebook group called "Finger Lakes Salmon and Trout Fishing" I've created this group due to the original being totally unmoderated and rude people ruining it for everyone. Thanks 5/18 Launch out of Myers headed south. Got 2 miles south and realized the water was mud and wasn't going to be productive. We made a turn back north till I found better water. We fished from 6am-Noon under overcast skys the whole day. Dead flat and sprinkling. Very peaceful and calm morning. Even tho it was slow we enjoying our morning to the fullest. 6:30am our first board took a rip. My step son Dean was on the rod and doing well. After a nice fight he brought a nice 28" Female Brown to the Net. Being I told him we were her for the big one, we were overly excited to get a nice Brown early. Then we proceeded to land 4 legal salmon in the 18-20" range. Overall we only landed 10 fish by noon, but we got the right one 5/19 Headed back out from 6am-10:30am. Sun was out very early to a dead flat lake and a east wind. We worked the same area but stayed in a small spot that was very productive. The water was only a slight brown and we had another foot of visibility. Hoping for a bigger Brown was the name of the game but lets face it. 28' is pretty good! Around 7:30am we doubled up! Dean brought a large laker to the boat and I was fortunate enough to bring another Brown the boat. Dean slid the net under the fish and when it hit the floor I really couldn't believe it. It was a Very Large 29" Male Brown Trout. I didn't have a scale but I think he is my new personal best. The rest of the morning was similar to the first. 10 for 10. 5/20 Back at it again! We went to the same spot, of course! As soon as we set down it was game on. The water had turned from brown to and nice green. It was nonstop action including doubles and triples. Pure mayhem. Still hoping for the Cayuga lake giant we weeded through many salmon in the 16-20' range and many small browns. But due to no lack of effort we couldn't find a big fish. We landed 16 by 8:30am Great day on the water and some salmon for the table. Tight lines!
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