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well I wish my report was filled with the same excitement that eminated from Chad's, but not to be... hit conesus on thur with Vince from Vince's spinner shop. had a great time- he is first class and his spinners are the same :yes:

We casted and trolled. marked some bait around the points, and had a rip but alas no fish. rather bizarre day. I have never seen the water there flat as a pancake all day long. looked as pristine at 4 pm as it did at 8 am...never even a ripple on the water. could have used that elusive chop to get thigs going a bit.

careful what you wish for, they say...and they are right. from there I trucked down to chaut for 2 days of fishing :clap: and what I found on Friday AM was the polar opposite of thursday: massive wind blowing right up the lake :( . knew I was in for a rough day...made a few passes at casting prendergast but the winds made boat control and good fishing technique next to impossible to do at the same time...so as much as I wanted to stay and fish the weeds I went trolling for a while. marked fish at bemus pt hole but the 3 ft waves building from the S basin tossed me around pretty good so that was out after a couple passes. made my way to pt chaut and into the mayville slot...which wasn't bad - until I tried to head back south and into, instead of with the waves. More 3 and even 4 footers :@: regularly found their way over the bow or threw it high in the air. about then I began wising for a deeper draft and higher gunwhales :lol: no time to clear the weeds- had to really steer every second. after I got out of the heavy stuff I ran the bilge pump for 5 minutes to clear the gallons that had accumulated. Zack - I did wear my pfd for obvious reasons ;)

casted (poorly) again around p'gast and called it a day around sundown. went back to the hotel to recuperate from the jarring day and saw the forecast for saturday :( :( gale force winds again out of the SW so I packed my bags and cut my losses.

sounds like things turned around a bit on Sunday for Sol...but will await his full report :clap:

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it sounds like it didn't work out as planned- alittle more survival than fishing it seems. this weekend ended up being good for me as i took a great deer that is in the hunting section on this website under i got lucky. its unfournate about the weather for you- but you made it home and ther is always next time. hopefully i will see you before the end of the season!

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Yeah Zach, survival it was! :rofl: felt like combat boating: me against nature...and from the pain still this AM in my lower back I think I know who won.

Nice job on the deer :yes: blessing in disguise for you. Was that the pic you sent me Sat? Phone's seen better days - they don't come through anymore :@ I didn't get the one with Bobs fish sunday either...oops did I say that :lol::D

Im going to try to get back out this weekend if the wife will allow it given that I was just down there and now gone to UK through Friday. Probably waneta sunday if I can go. I think they only lower the water every other year and that was last year so the channel should still be ok.

Unless a bunch of folks are already planning to scatter and head to the harbor or chautauqua, We should all think about planning a LOU get together/outing to close out the year. Last day of the season is a Monday so we could do it Sunday the 30th or the day before. Chaut is a bit far for a day trip but waneta or the harbor could be options...

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Nice report Chad. Got me excited too.

Congrats on that nice buck Zach.

Sorry about your luck Nitro that Lake can be BRUTAL!

I vote for the Harbor LOU outing. I beleve the chances for a big fish are much better there even though I have zero experience there. Have to start somewhere I guess. There is a NMA tourney there on the 15th maybe we could incorperate with that. We would have to join the NMA though and its like $25 for balance of the year plus tourney fee. But lot of good musky guys and good chance for a HAWG. :inlove:

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I`m in nitro-good idea.Name the place.I was up to the harbor last friday,too rough on sat(stayed at launch just up from isl view on river rd fri nite) so went to chautauqua.I`ll post a detailed report tomorrow with a pic(small but a fish!)Harbor was 52deg.Trolled all over the north gap/buff river out into the lake(via channel) and up black rock to chief petty officers club....nadda.More tomorrow!!

cya

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Hey guys, I'm back from my week in London. exhaused but fully sudsed :yes::beer: Ready to get back on the hunt now :clap: . droppin our daughter off at grandma's early and takin the ole lady to Waneta tomorrow...uuuhh... later today :P ! she still cant work the rod/reel too well on account of the recent shoulder surgery so mostly trolling, maybe some jigging..we'll assess the lake when we get there.

Sol- sounds like some good action this past week on Chaut. poor bulldawg. ;( Consider it the sacrificial lamb for all the fish ya boated this year! :P:clap:

as for the end of season outing, lets plan on the harbor Sunday the 29th, for a bigggun. :yes::clap: hopefully the wind cooperates. :devil:

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update: gave waneta the college try sunday (all trolling) but as Larry pointed out on his site: high pressure flat water shut the fish down or so I told myself :lol: ...marked a couple good hooks in the deep hole off the point on the E side and one 15 down over 20 near the 2 shore. tried it alll: fast slow, deep, shortlined, shallow off boards, big baits, little baits...zippo... but nice day to be on the water. saw a few others casting and trolling, riggers and boards. nothing boated that I saw.

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