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

6-5-16 jumbo gills

Recommended Posts

i got a bunch today myself but let them go. Have never tried them before

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi! I have never fished the finger lakes... (Just got a small boat last year) and I spend most of my time in Lake Ontario chasing chrome. My kids 10, 8, 6, get board with it. So we have been trying fish for bass and pan fish. We went up to the islands last week and did really well and they LOVED IT! I saw this post, and was thinking of trying to head down to honeoye tomorrow morning for a few hours . Any pointers you'd be willing to share would be greatly appreciated! We are planning on launching at the state launch. And that's about it. Lol.

Thanks for any advise!

Ben

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bobber with cubby jigs tipped with spikes. 3 to 4 feet down. 4 to 10 fow. Try and find a spot that don't have to many weeds. Mid lake both sides are the best bet.

Sent from my SM-N900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably with kids the best bet is  with bobbers as described above so they can easily see the activity on it. The gills are usually in close as noted by longspurs but I was there last week fishing for walleyes and saw some folks catching gills one right after another about a mile north of the launch in 26 ft of water with bottom rigs so you may have to look around a bit too. Worms can also work with a variety  of panfish there either fished a foot or so off bottom  with a sinker at the bottom or using the bobber rigs. Sometimes casting in toward docks along the way can work too either drifting  to find them or anchoring up and trying to attract them in casting around the boat.  If using worms use small pieces if nightcrawlers are used . They are especially fond of the little red (manure worms) worms. You may encounter a couple of pest species as well such as rock bass, largemouth bass and dink perch along the way too such as largemouth bass but kids usually are happy to catch about anything anyway. There are huge gills and Crappies in there if you can locate them. Good luck. It can help to use light lines  and with kids I'd be going with 6 lb test or so 4-8 size hooks. If using sinkers about 1/4-5/8th oz.

Edited by Sk8man

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow! This is great info! Thanks a lot for the help! We have a great starting point now. I will post tomorrow with a report.

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.

×