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  1. does anyone know if the water is opened enough at the Keuka lake state park end or is the ice still on we are waiting to go for some lakers last report i got it was still 75 percent froze
  2. I need a last day on Keuka for some smoker-sized lakers. BUT the trip to the Bluff from the Branchport Park may well be not so comfortable. I have been to the launch at the Harbor Lights before and it is certainly OK, but is it available say for this Monday ? I think the weather will be great for the Bluff fishing. Please, if any one knows, boy it would be nice to confirm. I know it costs a little for the right, but not really an issue . I tried to get to Andy Sable, but haven't heard. Hey GUFF, do you know for sure ? Thanks
  3. Starting a fishing trip in the morning out on keuka, does anyone know where there would be fish cleaning stations I could use to clean my trout?
  4. I am heading to Keuka Lake this Saturday (July 5th). Can anyone tell me how the fishing is? Particularly interested in Lakers. Has all the rain effected the fishing at all? Thanks!
  5. There is a post circulating on facebook of a 260# catfish caught on Keuka Lake, near the bluff. The post states it was turned over to the DEC and it had a deer carcass in it. Anyone hear of this? The picture has the landscape cut off, but it don't look like Keuka to me. With all the phony stuff that circulates on facebook, I believe this might be a hoax. I figured someone here would know if it was true or not. Thanks, Jason
  6. Went to the lake Friday evening and got in a couple hours troll. Set up south of the Waterfront on west side. Caught 1 laker and lost a nice chrome fish on black and purple spoon 15' down over 125 fow. Saturday morning four of us took off on a north troll from the Waterfront and caught 3 lakers in first hour with green dodgers, spin doctors, flies, and spoons 40 - 80 ft down over 125 fow. They shut down for the next hour, mean while I noticed a lot of fish spooking away from boat that where suspended on or near the top. Headed for the bluff and set up some shallow lures with long leads and GAME ON. Speed set at 2.2 mph. The copper rod performed best with a 100' of line out, with a 71 sutton. Down riggers and church boards also worked set for 5 - 35 ' down. Caught one 3.2 lb. rainbow and caught 14 plus Lake trout. Hunter Bodine with keepers in photo. See you all at Cayuga, for the June 22nd FLTA tournament.
  7. My dad (Tony Tostanoski) and our cousin Joe (Joe Tostanoski) finally got the boat dusted off and took a trip to Keuka the other day. They didn't do so well with their normal jigging routine so they put out their "Meat-Rods" and landed this beauty. 15.2lbs!!! Nice job Dad!!!
  8. We Launched out of Branchport at about 5:45 AM fishing the Finger Lakes Trollers Association Club tournament and ran way south... We ran cores, coppers, riggers, rigs and wires... We were into our first fish shortly after getting the gear in the water and the action was steady putting 3 to 4 pound lakers in the boat until we decided to move out to the 150 fow range to take a look and bang we were into something big on the 130 rigger with a FLT Custom painted pro troll flasher which stayed hot the rest of the day... We fought this fish for about 10 mins , it did not want to come to the boat and pulled some drag a few times... We managed to get this lengthy 11 pound laker to the boat and in the cooler... We reset that rigger and not even after having it down 2 mins it fires again with a 8 pound laker which also put up a great fight but we managed to bring to the net..... We decided we had a decent cooler full of lakers and went in shallow and tried for 4 hours to get an off fish but only managed one small pike... We ended the day 14 for 14 all lakers and winning the FLTA Keuka Tournament with only weighing in 3 of the possible 5 fish we were allowed for a combined weight of 24.9 and also getting Lunker with the 11.3 laker.... Finger Lakes Tackle did all the damage today.. King of Sting flasher pulling a Big Weenie Seneca Ghost was HOT!! Great Day on the water other than the relentless winds.... Great Job to all who Fished today...... Mike 11.3 # Laker 8 # Laker
  9. Fished Keuka today from the Branchport launch. Caught 8, lost 2, all lakers. Fished in front of the launch till 10, then headed to the bluff. Couldn't seem to catch anything but lakers. Fish are spread out all over. Seems like the weigh in will be a lot of Laker only limits. Any one having any luck on keuka with anything besides lakers? Jason
  10. One of the BEST, solo, trolling only days on Keuka,so far, I went 12 for 14, had fish at all levels all over the lake,same set-up as before, Glo Frog Racer Spin Doctors with either a Reel Hooked Up Fly or a Spin-Glo, also had some on a Luhr Jensen #00 flasher, hammered design with peanut flies, mag Dipsies, #2 setting, non-stop action @ 280'/300' back, started out with 3 poles, ended up running 1 at 1 point because no longer after setting the drag down, FISH ON, wire and braid, 1 became seagull food, 3 pot bellied females came home, all the rest were released, but hopefully educated. "selfie" pic is for Erabbit to compete with his "tie"........I have my "hat"
  11. Started out at the State Park, NEW DOCKS !! started down the East side marking a ton of fish, no takers, was trying new things, in-line trolling sinkers, 6 & 8 oz, started out using 1 oz. 100' back = 10', was using wire rods, Spin Doctors/fly/Spin & Glo's, couldn't get a reading of the depth they were running, I do know, into the wind going 1.96-2 GPS mph 8 oz back 200' (I was guessing 160' down) & I wasn't hitting bottom in less than 100' of water, I will play more with them in the future. When I hit the first 2 story cottage, I couldn't take all the marks anymore so started jigging...........probably if I switched to my go to white tube bait I would have had luck.........but my confidence was hyped up on a silver UV shad jig.........what do fish know anyhow........Went over to the West side, trolled WITH the wind, 136-141 FOW, Mag Dipsy's set @ 300' back & 180' using my ol'stand by Glo Frog Racer Spin Doctor with a Reel Hooked Up Xtreme fly, and my other NEW go to Glo Frog Racer Spin Doctor with a Spin Glo and went 4 for 4 Keuka Lake size lake trout. On the water @ 7 AM off by 11:30, met LOU member "Fishy" at the docks
  12. Just wondering if the ice is gone from the east branch of Keuka Lake?
  13. Looking for charter on Keuka during Aug 12-16 week. Two adults, four kids (7 though 11 years old). Any recommendations?
  14. Fished keuka from private dock, 8 smallmouth..4 keeper size, 1 15 inch all caught from 5:00-6:15 then everything shut down . All caught on drop shot rig, chartreuse plastic worm. Big fish slashing on surface, tried about every spoon I had with me, didn't have any body baits. Still.. Love them smallys
  15. I am taking 2 grand sons to keuka/ Seneca lake area next weekend and they want to fish, one is 7 and has never caught a fish, but the fire is burning there. I have no boat and would like some help getting them to a fishing spot, that can supply some action. Any help? Thx
  16. Got my "birthday carp" yesterday. Not as many around this year though. I hear there are at least a few bow hunters targeting them in the shallows at night with big spotlights from boats. Any idea if its legal to bow fish at night? While I think carp are great sport fish and a ton of fun to catch, I also understand that bow fishing for them is legal. I don't understand killing something you're aren't going to use, but to each their own, I guess. My real question is: is it legal to target them at night, with spotlights, in close proximity to cottages? If not, I'll probably make a call next time I see it.
  17. Took my mother, brother and his friend out for an afternoon run on Keuka. This was my first time fishing this lake, so I treated it as more of a scouting run than anything else. Launched from the state park at 2:30 PM and was greeted by a completely glass-smooth lake. Trolled the northern half of the east side of the Branchport arm in 100-150 FOW at 2.0 to 2.5 SOG. Ran two DD/SD with A-Tom-Mik flies, one DD/dodger/Stinger (chrome/orange) spoon combo, and one rigger with a Stinger (blue/chrome) spoon. Ran all my rigs to cover the depths where I was marking decent fish, which was between 50-90 feet down. Only managed to hook up with one pretty 22" laker on a DD/SD/A-Tom-Mik by 5:00, when the rest of my party started getting bored. Pulled up the gear and started targeting the pan fish. I'm usually a patient guy and probably would have kept at it, if not for the desire to let everyone have their chance at some fish. Considering that this was my first time out on Keuka, and I am still learning the ins and outs of trolling: did I miss anything, or is there anything different that I should be doing on this lake? Comments and suggestions would be appreciated.
  18. Buddy and I did our annual Keuka fish census 6/3 - 6/7 from North End and did well until rains set in on 6/6. We put 38 fish in the boat (all C&R) in 22 hours of trolling. Fish ranged from 13" to 25" and 6+lbs. they seem to run a little bigger and heavier than prior years, especially those up high (40' - 70'). Most fish were taken either on DRs and Sutton 88's , 44's and 38's with a couple on Trout Killers. Other half of fish were on Seth Greens and same spoons. Fish were either very high (40-70') or very deep (120-140+). Did see the beginning of the thermocline @ 45', especially near the Bluff. Surface temps were 61 - 66 F and wind was definitely a factor, most fish were going with the N- NW wind. We Fished West Branch - State Park to Bluff east side to middle. Had a blast trying out some new lures and rigs but the old faithfuls still rule. Will be back up in a couple of weeks on the East Branch.
  19. OK, so on our first 4 trips on Keuka, my Grandson and I have kept 38 lakers. Catching limits on this lake is pretty easy and we keep them them all over 15" and after filleting them, they go to friends and family after we have a Saturday night fish cookout. So here is where it gets interesting. Every laker we have caught has been a female with eggs. Yes, 38 females! I noticed it after cleaning them the Saturday before last and I'll be darned, the 8 we brought home last Saturday were again all female with eggs. I was just curious if anyone else other than myself thought this was unusual? Oh, let me add one more thing, we have caught everyone on the same lures! We fish with 2 riggers and 2 divers and use gold Laker Takers on all four. They have always worked for us so why change. We catch them from 3 lbs to 7 lbs. Maybe this Saturday we will try another color to see if we catch any males.
  20. Launched out of Branchport and ran south waaaaay south.... Setup shop trying to put coppers cores dipsys and riggers in but couldnt even get them in ... It was unreal for the first 3 hours think we managed to get 6 out of the 10 rods we planned on running , We were doubled up and tripled up quite a few times during the morning ... The action never stopped ....We were working fish in a 150 fow water and the screen was black with arches top to bottom.. I think we figured it out at somepoint and we averaged a fish every six minutes of the trip.... lol.... We ended up 34 for36 all lakers , Finishing 2nd in the FLTA tourney we were fishing in...Finger Lakes Tackle chicken feed and king of sting were by far the hottest spoons and Big Weenie filthy frankie fly was lighting it up.... Couldnt have asked for a better day on the water.. Mike
  21. Headed out to jig some Lakers in the morning, Didn't know if anyone has been out lately I'm trying to decide where I wanna head! Also anyone know if you can launch at Sampson right now? Not sure if the ice in the marina went out with this warm spell. tight lines guys!
  22. Does NY keep the launch at the Park open in the winter, or is it usuable? Thanks.
  23. Anyhow went to Keuka Lake, AFTER my partner decided to go deer hunting and canceling a Cayuga Lake adventure, left Horseheads @ 6:10, made it to Keuka State Park @ 7:10, figured I would go to a lake I'm familiar with AND with the weatherman's promise ( only job I know where you can be WRONG 100% percent of the time & still have a job) of winds gradually coming up to 5 MPH throughout the day I figured I could get some jigging in figuring this would be my last trip out this year, .......nope I have been on this lake with 11 MPH + winds & today was worst than that !, only 1 other pilgrim out this morning, "back troller", name on his boat, he said his "weatherman" said 6 MPH winds, let him launch first, see how he made out with a South wind blowing up the launch, just him & his dog, he did alright, & I launched after he left...........another first for me........wave action will loosen a "knot" on a cleat ......by the time I parked my truck, my boat was "beached" sideways in the launch >sigh<, of course the "calm", grumble, grumble, grumble South winds are now forming white caps , got her straightened out & despite HUGE urges to trailer her, I did get out.........took a beating, took 2 lakers using only 1 wire rod/ dipsey, all I could get out alone,(my boat is LOOSE !) usual magnum Dipsey set on @ #2 setting green glo frog racer Spin Doctor being chased by a Reel-Hooked Up fly set back 300', FF lit up from 107'- 137', did get 1 photo in between swells of FF screen the other "pilgrim" & I were both on our trailers by 9:30 let's see, up early, fresh air, turkey filled with tryptophan, yeah I should sleep easy tonight Hope EVERY BODY had a HAPPY & SAFE THANKSGIVING
  24. Anyhow left Horseheads @ 5:15AM, was @ Keuka State Park boat launch @ 6:15/20ish, and rigged up the boat among 1/2 dozen plus bass boats, WE were first in , as we set up for our pass at the 2 story cottages on East side, the bass tournament officially started , now I understand that Keuka isn't that large of a lake, but I think courtesy of fellow fisherman ..............been said before.............I digress. They were calling for South winds @ 11MPH, it was ALL of that at start Of course this time I brought jigs, but alas bow electronics, motor & another fish finder won't happen till next April, & the "drift" was too fast The lake eventually had white caps on it when the Sun did break through but they could have been from the numerous bass boats zooming ALL over the place............... We did bring home 9 standard Keuka Lake size lakers, 18+ "'s, released easily that amount that were smaller, & had 4/5 empty releases/unofficial catch & release half way ins All our fish were caught mostly in 135, 142, 165 FOW zone(s) East side, West side, crossing the lake on magnum Dipsey Divers, set on a #2 setting, 60', 300', 350' back dragging the usual glow frog yellow racer Spin Doctor being chased by a Reel-Hooked Up fly, and a green dolphin on chrome Spin Doctor being chased by a XXXstreme glow Lap Dance fly......downriggers didn't join in on the fun mostly just because I wish I bought more Dipsey rods.............just saying............that & my partner Frank Rosplock, who I have nick named "O'neill" since November 1ST has a tendency to "lasso" port, starboard, and everything in the middle when he is driving...........and the fact that the wire rods kept us busy enough
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