Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
FleetTracker

GO EASY / REEL HAPPY - 2015

Recommended Posts

We set back up in the trench early with all 5 Lines in the water by 5:50am. Took a quick shot on the starboard mag dipsey at 6am out 225' on a 3 setting, gator spinny and green atomik fly. Lost it after about 20 seconds of unstoppable screaming drag. Ok now we're awake!!!

Around 7am we had the starboard rigger pop pulling a white mountain dew crush 11" paddle pulling a mirage fly. No one home. Hate that.

At 7:45am the 450 copper starts absolutely screaming pulling the same meat locker 8" flasher and blue/yellow atomik fly as yesterday. After a long battle my dad finally hauls it in and immediately takes a seat and says "grab me a beer!" Haha he's not a fan of the long coppers... but boy do they work!

post-151421-14412079724271_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14412079869034_thumb.jpg

Encouraged at this point, we decided to make another pass so we reset lines and stayed on our way points. Not long after setting back up the same starboard dipsey as earlier was smoking. It ran 200+ feet on the initial run and gave me time to start clearing the spread for this brute. Got the copper in, both rigger rods in and balls up, and finally the other dipsey as my arm was cramping from reeling so hard. We have this tank inside 100' of line out and all the sudden it's gone. A few obscenities yelled and upon closer inspection, it ate right through an atomik fly leader. Brutal way to end the day but action is getting better.

1 for 4. Not a great percentage but putting dad on fish is priceless. In by 10am.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Edited by FleetTracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lake was flat as Jenny Collins in 9th grade today so we headed out around the lighthouse to fish out front of stony creek in 110-130fow.

My college buddy flew in last night to get in on some of the action - he's never done this type of fishing before so has been looking forward to it for some time.

Ended up working pretty hard for his first king but got one nonetheless. Picked up two pesky lakers also. Beautiful Weather today.

post-151421-14413213971898_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14413214151066_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14413214293689_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14413214495272_thumb.jpg


Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Edited by FleetTracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Headed in to battle early again and like days past, the 450 copper proved to be deadly.

The copper took a shot and a few feet of line flew off... everyone jumped up and watched the rod and no sooner then I said "he can come back and grab it"... it did and line started smoking off the reel. My dad grabbed the setup and was wrestling another monster on the copper for the next 25 minutes. It almost spooled us twice. Great fight as we landed our first major king of the day.

Redeployed the copper after lots of high fives and celebrating. 15 minutes later it again starting screaming behind the boat. My dad looked at my buddy like "I'm not doing that again" and my buddy quickly jumped on the rod. It felt like another major on the line and when it got closer it actually jumped out of the water and allowed us to confirm the size. Another nicely executed battle and we quickly realize it's bigger then the last one.

post-151421-14414636964962_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414637231297_thumb.jpg

That fish made his entire trip. Good memories.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Edited by FleetTracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For some reason first set of pics didn't come through.

post-151421-14414643284372_thumb.jpg

post-151421-1441464346238_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414643588049_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414643783663_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414643980791_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty sure your buddy's fish is a Coho, not a King

Was a fresh silvery 2 year old King I believe. Not a stager which are much darker right now. Black mouth/gums and dots throughout the tail on bottom side too. Tail Doesn't quite have the full fan though you're right... weird.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Edited by FleetTracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

22.5lb 37.5" male and 27lb 40" female.

post-151421-14414660939526_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414661261726_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414661501707_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14414661651828_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Edited by FleetTracker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Love the pics. Puts you right there! Fish might be one of those hybrid conook? Great report!

Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Couple pictures from this weekend... slob Smallmouth over 6lbs, a nice Northern, and a decent male King.

post-151421-14432896698434_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14432896906198_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14432897094089_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14432897253212_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14432897412797_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In Oregon on business/pleasure. My Uncle lives here so met up with him to do something I'm quite familiar with from back home... King Salmon fishing as they run up the river from the pacific!

Got one early on a spinner.

post-151421-14434538349825_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14434538499545_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

And another! Man... they sure do stay bright and silver out here!

post-151421-14434580009408_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a blast!!! 5 Kings in the bag.

post-151421-14434630720733_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was a Coho kind of day today going 3 for 4 on them and pulling in a King to finish todays trip. Man the meat is red on the West Coast.

post-151421-14438331729299_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14438331917587_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14438332176137_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14438332332475_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14438332450272_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14438332565495_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is AWESOME Fleet, I watched a lot shows on the fishing channel, but never saw them that close up. You are definitely blessed to have a brother that shares the same passion for fishing. Congrats on your trip that would be a chance of a lifetime for others. How did those saltwater Kings and coho's differ from LakeO fish in taste. Safe trip back. Nice pics. also. PAP

Edited by pap

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More Kings from today

post-151421-14439027163162_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14439027392345_thumb.jpg

Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent day for drag-screaming Brown Trout in the creeks with my Dad and brother, Koltin. Great to enjoy outings like this with Family.

post-151421-14469178434564_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14469178576494_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14469178782042_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14469179152788_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14469179424068_thumb.jpg

post-151421-14469179560372_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×