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  1. Launched out of the State ramp today looking for LLS and RT on the southern half of the lake. Trolled from 7:00 to 10:30. Surface temp was 62. Lots of marks down 75 to 90. Nothing high. Had one hit high is all. Dropped down to see if any LT would be active Unfortunately, they were not. Switched to perch and only managed some smaller ones, rock bass and a pickerel. Found some schools, but they were finicky at best. The lake is low and I heard south end launches are not accessible. Definitely my worst outing for coldwater species in years. Should have stayed on the north end maybe. A few perch guys out. Nobody else trout fishing that I saw.
  2. I have been out three times. Saturday morning on the 5th and fished from 630 am till about 11. Nothing... Not even a hit. Trolled east side just north of 5 mile to just beyond borodino landing. Then cut across to west and fished to just south of flag pole point. Marked them on my sonar again in about 90 fow bottom to 60 feet. I invited my brothers along so that's probably why I didn't catch anything . Went out for about an hour and a half on Saturday the 12th with my son and a friend. When we got to the marina I told the boys it was too rough and we should go home but they looked heart broken... Again, nothing .. Last night was great however, started trolling around 4:30 till dark (7:15). 5 mile to about a mile north of lourdes. Pulled in 4 trout. 2 we threw back. A decent 19"er and my friend pulled in a really nice 25"er. We used two poles off the back of the boat. One copper with about 320' out 50' mono leader and a blue and silver Williams Wobbler. Second was lead core out about 15 colors with a gold and black Demon Dancer from Bass Pro. Also had the planer boards out. One with copper and 100'. The other with lead core and about 10 colors. Used another demon dancer (smaller about 1.5") and a silver mooselook wobbler.
  3. I have fished for trout on Skaneateles all my life (54 years). I finally got back to fishing this year. I primarily troll copper and lead core with spoons. I have caught at least one laker each time I have been out. I am disappointed with the 2 walleye that I caught off 5 mile point and no rainbows. (I must say however, that I cooked one and was surprised at how good it taste :) Trout have been depth of 90 - 110 and anywhere from bottom to about 60 fow. I cover a pretty good spread with my copper and leadcore. Mooselook thinfish and Williams Wobbler have been very productive this year. Blue and Silver. I was hoping to learn how to Jig for trout but until this point I have been highly unsuccessful. In other words with about 15 fishing hours, I still have yet caught a fish jigging. I have tried 1.5 oz white jig heads with white or blue tubes. Also, blue and silver jigging spoons. I use a bait caster with braided line and have no problem getting to the bottom. I also have a really good Garmin sonar new this year. Any help with what to use would be awesome.. Oh, and I should mention I only jig after the troll shuts down so that may be my biggest problem. Since nobody seems to update much on Skaneateles I will try to update every time I go out.
  4. Launched at the state launch around 6:30!with overcast skies. My sons and I worked shallow on the north end with 5” KVD pumpkin worms on texas rigs. We landed quite a few smallmouth before the north wind picked up and started pushing us around. The 2 largest ones were 20” and 19” and were puking up huge crayfish as we pulled them in the boat. after picking up my wife and daughter we decided to putt around the west shore and threw out a flatline with a yellow and purple bay ray to see what we could find. Much to our surprise we hooked up with an 18” Walleye. I know they are in there but have never gotten one myself. All in all, a great day on the water!!
  5. Any report on Skaneateles? Thinking of heading over that way this week
  6. Fished this weekend. Got some perch, a LT and a LLS on Saturday. My brother also caught 2 LLS and missed a few hits. Very strong SSE winds Sunday morning kept us off the water most of Sunday until late evening. Fishing was slow. Monday was good with 3 LT, 2 RT and 2 LLS with about five good hits lost. Both LLS were 20" and in nice shape. RT were 16" and 21" and exceptionally fat. The perch was very slow. Overall a good few days while on the water with the family.
  7. Went to Skan this morning for the first time this year. Caught 4 LT and lost 2 LT and 1 18" RT at the boat. Looks like a good perch hatch again, which makes the fishing a bit harder for the RT. The LT were spitting up 1/2" perch and the graph was full of them between 20 and 40 feet. Water was clear and the surface temp was 75. All hits were at 55 feet down. Ran lines higher all day with nothing to show for it. No other boats trolling for trout, but one guy jigging. Boat traffic was pretty light.
  8. Gonna fish Skaneateles for the first time for Lakers and landlocks. Anyone have any tips; best lures, areas to fish. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
  9. Got out this AM from 6 to 10. Kept 3 LT and 1 RT. Released 2 small LT. Bite was good early, but died by 7:30. Caught fish down 40 to 60. One LT and the RT were 21". Did observe some algae in spots, but not nearly as bad as last summer. A few other guys out fishing, mostly near shore. Been almost 2 years since we caught a LLS. Anybody connect with any LLS lately?
  10. Got out today from 4:00 to 8:00. Kept 2 LT and 1 SB. Released 3 LT, 1 RT and 1 SB. Lost a good sized laker at the boat as well as a few others on the release. Down 47 feet was most consistent, but caught fish above and below that depth. Light boat traffic due to the forecasted rain. Overcast skies brought the fish up in the water column a bit. Best action was after 6:30. Headed to Erie for the weekend.
  11. Finally got out this afternoon for three hours. Lake was very busy with pleasure craft but managed an 18" LT and a 21" RT with one miss. We did better than expected with the bright sunshine and boat traffic. All three hits at 60 feet down over deep water.
  12. Skan 10-13-17 Launched out of south end for a change. Wow was it windy. 1 small RT and 1 keeper LT. Managed to catch some perch too. Water surface temp is 63 and water clarity is still poor for Skan. Good luck to those that fish this weekend.
  13. Skan 10-6-17 Trolled from 7:30 to 9:30. Nothing. Surface temp is 65 with continued low visibility. Graphed quite a few fish but no takers. Fish were 20 feet deeper than two weeks ago. Nobody else trolling. Switched to warmwater fishing and had some success.
  14. Wondering what effect thia will have on future bow and LL stocking numbers... http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/09/dec_confirms_walleyes_have_invaded_are_thriving_in_skaneateles_lake.html#incart_river_index Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Skan 9-8-17 & 9-9-17 Fished both mornings. Friday morning we landed 3 RT and 12 LT and lost quite a few leapers. Great day of fishing. This morning was poor. Only 4 small LT and never hooked a RT. Not sure what the difference was, but that's fishing.
  16. 9/4/17 Skaneateles I fished Skaneateles today with my wife and Net man Dean Belden from 10:30am-2:pm. We decided to use the south end canal launch. There was about 20 people there and it was a easy launch. We got out to the lake without any issues and decided to hit the west shore. I dug through my spoon collection for some small Needlefish spoons I bought on a tip almost 10 years ago just for this lake. I put one out on a 200' copper and I caught a Rainbow everytime I crossed a point. I couldn't believe it. The second time I hooked up it was another huge silver on the 200' I had a small 16' alluminum boat that was going to go between me and my jumping fish but i managed to wave him off. I expect he knew what i was trying to tell him because my big silver was jumping 40' off his bow lol. Needless to say didn't land that fish but grateful for the cooperation. We got back to the launch and it was Extremely full. I would say it was over full and might think twice about launching there on a weekend ever again. Ended 6 for 8 only two lakers. Biggest Bow was 25" Great mid day trip. Very impressed with this fishery.
  17. Launch? Headed to Skaneateles Lake today to take in some scenery. What is the best launch for a 19' boat? Ill be coming from the south end.
  18. Skan 8/27/17 Fished today for LLS and RT. Very slow. First shutout in two years.
  19. Skan 8-12-17 Fished 5:30 to 9:30. One small laker is all. Saw no other boats trolling for trout. Slow!!!
  20. Skan 7-3-17 Fished 5:30 to 11:00 today. A few boats trolling. 2 keeper RT and 1 small LT. Lake is clearer, but still some floating material. Graphed quite a few fish, but could not trigger the bite.
  21. Skaneateles 7-15-17 Fished this morning from 5:30 to 9:00. Tough bite, but caught one laker and one rainbow. Water was slightly cloudy to very cloudy due to recent rain. Lake is very high as well.
  22. Skaneateles 6-30-17 Fished out of state launch this morning from 5:30 AM until 9:00 AM. Graphed fish, but pretty slow with only 3 small lakers caught. Nobody else fishing and only three trailers at launch when we left. Water surface temp was 66.5. Water is a bit cloudy for Skaneateles and we were collecting a bit of algae on our lines.
  23. My granddaughter caught a nice laker on Skinny tonight. First fish, first laker, first time she ran a downrigger. Nothing but fun, lost a second almost same size, released a few shorts. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. my wife and i will be on skaneateles lake some time in August for our honey moon to spend some time at Mirbeau Inn & Spa and i would like to find a charter to fish that lake. we would also like to stay in a cottage on the lake if someone knows someone. please feel free to pm me
  25. Hey guys ive got an itch to go catch some lakers or rainbows at skan, never fished for them much so and advice would be great, ive got all the trolling equipment (lead core and dipsys) and how deep should i be fishing for them
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