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GO EASY / REEL HAPPY - 2015


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Left the dock at 5:30am back at 10:00am. Wanted browns, caught a bunch of Walleye. Ended with 7 nice eyes. Guess ya gotta take what Lake O gives ya. 3,4,5 color cores on the port, 3,4,6 color cores on the starboard, riggers down 20' and 30' with nothing but Michigan Stinger Spoons across the entire spread. (I told you I was going for Browns!!!) Fresh Walleye fry is on tonight!!!

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Here's 2 pics from a very short lived rough trip from yesterday. Pickeral and a laker.

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Absolutely beautiful Fleet, think I'll be going for Browns also!! LOL. I tell ya those stingers really produce for us. Congrats on your banner day!! PAP.

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Thanks PAP. Get wrenchin and get the boat back in the water!

I'm getting there buddy, the boat only sits 50 yard away from the water but without the lower unit it might as well be 50 miles right!! Be going back together this week, got all but 1 part yet supposed to be here Tuesday. I can't go any further till it arrives, a G'Dam collar that goes over the shaft the keeps it from rideing up or down, that's what broke and allowed the main shaft to ride out of the lower bearing, low cost repair, just hard finding small parts for a pre-alpha. Got your # so I'll give you a shout on the way up thank man!!! PAP.

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Loaded a bunch of my gear in my buddy Bill's boat and headed out with him and his wife for what turned out to be another great day on Lake O.

Finished with 5 different species hitting the net. Action started with the smallest little King I've ever caught - released, followed by a decent steely - released, lost a really nice steely at the back of the boat pushing 10lbs, a bunch of Lakers - kept 2, a small Brown - released, and another Steely - released. Headed back in to BRB to find a walleye and immediately got one of them, along with a beautiful Brown.

The day wasn't all fun though - I brought my Amish boards on his boat because he was complaining about how poorly his otter boats (with extra half keels) ran with just 2 lead cores per side. I was hesitant because he has the yellow Dacron on his planer reels and I know how hard my boards pull. He couldn't believe we ran 3,4,5,6 color cores on each side all day and they ran harder and better than the otters do without a single line on them. The things pull hard and do not lag at all. Anyway... Toward the end of the day we're just trolling along and SNAP!!!! My Port Amish Board snapped his Tow line and there it goes floating down BrB. We fire drill all 9 rods back in the boat, reel the other board in, and head down the bay to recover my board.

Needless to say he's ordering Amish boards and their 500lb spectra tow line tonight. Otter Boats will be on the classifieds soon for the next guy.

Enjoy the few pics I got today.

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Work is going to put a big damper on my fishing reports for a few weeks. Business trip to India ruined this past weekend, and will be here in India through Sunday ruining this coming weekend as well.

My wife is in a wedding in Ohio the following weekend that we have to attend, and then I have to head to San Diego for work the following weekend. Looks like the week of 6/27 is my next opening. Killing me...

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You'll be going through fishing withdrawal till then Fleet, that sucks. Just think of all the big Yankee $$$ you'll be making.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Some pics from this weekend - didn't take many of them on the water. Picked up 7 small Kings (all quickly released but one who took hooks through the head and eye), handful of browns, a laker, and a steelhead. Oh and a few nasty big sheep. Got a pic of one. I've never caught so many small Kings until this year... Good sign for years to come. Couldn't locate any matures but still a bit early.

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Havent been up since 2 weeks ago... work got in the way again and spent some time back in India. Good to be back home. Hit the water at 11am, much later than usual, and had a decent day for a quick trip. Got my father in law who is up visiting from Florida into some King action. Ended with 4 Kings and kept one... the biggest fish of his life!

Headed back out in the AM.

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Hit the shoals off galloo this past weekend and stumbled upon some nice Mahi and a bonus Wahoo!!

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Haha just playing... my Dad and I took a trip down to southern Delaware where my buddy Dave (Dtmasportsman) hosted an awesome offshore trip 70+ miles out in the Baltimore Canyon. We hooked into a pissed off White Marlin that entertained us with some acrobatic aerial performances but never made it to the boat. They go absolutely nuts when hooked - what a blast out there we had a great time and look forward to heading back next year.

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It was great having you guys down and a blast fishing with you guys! Well plan a trip in June to really get on the tuna and sharks!

Trying to talk the wife into coming up the weekend of the 27th. Will let you know!

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Hit the lake early and set up on the finger with my buddy (Mooseknuckle) to finally find some calmer fishable water. Kings absolutely stacked 30' thick from 100-130' down over 145. Lock jaw all morning - couldn't get em to hook up and they finally dispersed. Picked up and headed further out SW toward the stack. Set up in 150' maintaining a heading toward Oswego. Picked up a small king, a couple lakers, and one respectable King. The first for my buddy on Lake O! Good to be back on the water.

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Woohooo!!! Got to camp last night and on Vacation through Labor day!! 11 days of fishing ahead!

Started off setting lines at 5:50am in the Trench and no more then 30sec after putting the first rigger down it pops and we are battling. Nice female staging King. Crush Gator Mag Spoon down 100 over 115.

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We proceeded to troll for a few more hours with 5 more releases and a few of them screaming for a few seconds. 4 more from the same spoon and 1 on bare green label Herring. Only riggers took shots the dipseys and copper just got wet today. Lots of short strikes, smacking at it. Frustrating.

Always tomorrow...

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Repeat plan as yesterday and wow are the fish 'shocked' in there. Same temp on surface all the way down and although I realize temp isn't as important this time of year, lt is affecting their activity. Way less marks today they either moved back out deeper or a small run shot up Black River. 1 for 2 today and in before 10. Small King and threw him back.

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Fleet, what was the color of the female you landed yesterday?, if themp was warm all the way to the bottom of the trench I hope they went back out to deeper water, my uncle and his buddy were up for a week, they fished 50/60ft of water for smallies, 70* in closer, the salmon will die if they made the trek up the Black.

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Picture in the post above Pap. Not too dark yet but turning that way. Quite a few kings being caught in the SR the last 24hrs. It's 72deg down to the bottom in the trench so if BR is 70 I don't see why they wouldn't start running. May head up there to check it out this evening.

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Picked up another decent King in the trench this morning on the 450' copper. Meat locker flasher and yellow/blue atomik fly. Had 1 other release. Back in at 10. Things have got to be getting better though... working hard for em still.

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Thanks for the detailed report Fleet, I'm wondering, do the fish make the trek on a natural, biological time clock or can they wait till conditions are right. I know we had hot days in September but usually the nights are way cooler?

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Not certain but sure there's lots of instinct involved. Next 5-6 days all look about the same mid 80s high low 60s for the low. Down temps are improving so headed in the right direction for more active staging fish. This year has been pretty disappointing so far.

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Yea Fleet but your spring eye fishing was fantastic, on days when your disappointed just think of the spectacular eye season, not many are doing well at this particular time. Hang in there better times are coming!!

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