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New to boat fishing the fingerlakes

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Hi guys, 

I recently bought my first boat and am excited to get out this spring and start fishing for the trout and salmon of the fingerlakes. I am not really sure where to start though. I don't have much boat gear yet and don't really know what I should get to get started. I likely will still fish and drop live bait or do some jigging but I would also like to do some trolling. If anyone could help me out by recommending some lures and techniques that work well it would be much appreciated. I will mostly be fishing Canandaigua and Keuka so if you have any specific tips for these lakes that would be great.


Thanks and tight lines

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My advice is to follow thru with roys marina. 

Live bait is a great way to learn

Hire a guide once or fish w/ a knowledgeable fisherman to get started.


Do not buy anything til you get ideas from the experts--- things change in the summer as the FLEAS come out--a nasty little beast that mess up your line in summer


good luck



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