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Kevin J Legg

St Lawrence Walleyed out

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Justin,

My bottom bouncers are made from about a 5" piece of 1" lead pipe and foot long a piece of coat hanger. I place the coat hanger into lead pipe and pore it full of lead and put a 3 way swivel on the top of the coat hanger with 9" sticking out the bottom. Must weight about 10-12 ounces and are tough on your arm to fish

 I use about  4' of 20 lb. fluorocarbon leader which doesn't seem to bother the walleye in the current.  I'll post a photo.

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Caught two walleyes this morning fishing solo. A 24" on bottom bounce/ stick bait in 35 fow and a 18" on jigging spoon in 70 fow.

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Justin.....That is a nice shot of a really nice time on Otisco. Looks like some decent meals there too!

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Nice fish kevin! Looks like the walleyes up your way better look out cuz you're on em for sure....they arent too safe down my way right now either! Keep em coming

Justin

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Justin,

Here are the heavy homemade bottom bouncers I use. The one on the left side is made from 2, 4 ounce slip sinkers and is adjustable by adding or subtracting sinkers. Note, the wire I run above the sinkers to keep Zebra mussel cut offs to a minimum. Main line is 60 lb. braid.

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Got a chance to try the evening bite last night and its as good or better than the morning bite at Otisco...wondered if you are experiencing the same...i love the high water temps and the full moon!

Justin

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I've fished the evening with good success. However, there is almost no boat traffic in the early morning and I love that time of day on the river. I also have had good success at night wearing headlights as the walleyes move up into shallower water. You can also see the their glowing eyes with a spot light.

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Morning is my favorite also...especially saturday n sunday...they are the only days with boat traffic as otisco isnt exactly a tourist hot spot like the Larry. Cant catch fish at nofishco tho....lol!

Justin

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Justin,

When I was a kid I lived in Dansville and I believe we fished Otisco for crappies in the spring of the year. Later we moved to Phelps where we fished some of the Finger Lakes. We then moved to the Albany area but I returned to the area for college at Hobart in Geneva and fished Seneca on occasion. I have many fond memories of that area.

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Kevin.. Great job, but you're breaking my heart! I haven't had the big boat wet yet this year.. but I think we're finally heading up next weekend. I'll be fishing near the mouth of the river. How bad are the fleas up there? Should I spool up some heavy mono? Really looking forward to finally wetting a line! Good Fishing, Sluggo (Chris)

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The fleas are definitely abundant right now. I actually didn't catch a walleye this morning. First shut out this year but it wasn't a no hitter as we lost one early and did catch four nice bass.

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Its tough to catch big eyes every trip I know ive been doing ok myself but I had a 3 day weekend zero and I was fishing hard. Thats why I love the 'eyes...keep the reports coming Kevin, and any chance we can get you down to oneida for a lou all walleye day?

Justin

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Another slow morning dodging the rain. I lost a nice walleye right at the net but it was my only hit. I did get a couple smallmouths. Think I will change things up a bit and make a run to the lake and give the salmon and trout a try on Wednesday.

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Got back on the walleyes this morning. Caught two fishing with 1 oz. bucktail and a piece of a worm drifting in 35-40 fow and a third one on a stick bait off the rigger. We also caught a 19" smallmouth on the jig.

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Nice work...there's something about catching fish on a good old fashioned bucktail...I fish them quite a bit in the susquehanna river...do you tie your own? I keep saying ill make my own, but my buddies dad makes some good ones right here on the southside and isn't expensive. Weather looks tough down here but ill get out somehow..i hope!

justin

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Another slow morning for walleyes. Only had one real nice fish on while trolling and it came unbuttoned. Due to location and feel I'm fairly certain it was a quality walleye but I never got a look. Scratched out 7 smallmouths but not what I was looking for

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