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Owasco, Labor Day Weekend


lyk2fish

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Well had some vacation this week going into labor day but the weather and projects kept me off the lake until friday afternoon. Like with any day, I had to find them and I trolled till almost dark when I stumbled on some concentrated bait that was gonna set me up for Saturday morning. Saturday through today it produced big time with many silvers including a big brown which topped my largest of the year so far.....they are getting big, and when they bite you know it. Total program worked this weekend, Saturday was all riggers, couldn't fire a copper till the afternoon,  Sunday copper and core rules. Today was a mix.......white spoons were my go to this weekend. Temp tight at 50, speed was 2.4. Highlight was the last fish of the day for me today. Morning bite was good but the rain and wind shifts made it a slow afternoon. Rec boats started to come out and as I crossed my last point the rigger went screaming I mean like I caught it in the prop again kinda screaming.....had to put the boat in neutral,  got control, thought I had a big silver but was suprised with a 34 inch laker! Never had a laker run so much, definitely capped the weekend. Tight lines.

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Beautiful group of fish.  Way to scout hard and find them. 

Maybe something in the water this year, but it seems many Cayuga lakers in the 28 inch plus group have been very angry pulling drag and not giving up right all the way to the boat.  Been fooled a few times thinking a Landlocked or Brown was on the line.  Makes for a very fun time.

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15 hours ago, lyk2fish said:

Well had some vacation this week going into labor day but the weather and projects kept me off the lake until friday afternoon. Like with any day, I had to find them and I trolled till almost dark when I stumbled on some concentrated bait that was gonna set me up for Saturday morning. Saturday through today it produced big time with many silvers including a big brown which topped my largest of the year so far.....they are getting big, and when they bite you know it. Total program worked this weekend, Saturday was all riggers, couldn't fire a copper till the afternoon,  Sunday copper and core rules. Today was a mix.......white spoons were my go to this weekend. Temp tight at 50, speed was 2.4. Highlight was the last fish of the day for me today. Morning bite was good but the rain and wind shifts made it a slow afternoon. Rec boats started to come out and as I crossed my last point the rigger went screaming I mean like I caught it in the prop again kinda screaming.....had to put the boat in neutral,  got control, thought I had a big silver but was suprised with a 34 inch laker! Never had a laker run so much, definitely capped the weekend. Tight lines.

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Very nice group of fish. How many feet of water were you working over?

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Well had some vacation this week going into labor day but the weather and projects kept me off the lake until friday afternoon. Like with any day, I had to find them and I trolled till almost dark when I stumbled on some concentrated bait that was gonna set me up for Saturday morning. Saturday through today it produced big time with many silvers including a big brown which topped my largest of the year so far.....they are getting big, and when they bite you know it. Total program worked this weekend, Saturday was all riggers, couldn't fire a copper till the afternoon,  Sunday copper and core rules. Today was a mix.......white spoons were my go to this weekend. Temp tight at 50, speed was 2.4. Highlight was the last fish of the day for me today. Morning bite was good but the rain and wind shifts made it a slow afternoon. Rec boats started to come out and as I crossed my last point the rigger went screaming I mean like I caught it in the prop again kinda screaming.....had to put the boat in neutral,  got control, thought I had a big silver but was suprised with a 34 inch laker! Never had a laker run so much, definitely capped the weekend. Tight lines.
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34” Lakers all around!!!!!


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Lumber John, I was over 120-150 zig zagging. Haven’t made it that far up yet, but what few eyes I had in the area are gone, at least in the zone I’m fishing. Been staying deep as many of the rec boaters hug the shore.

 

Mako, your the first guy I thought of when I landed that beast, not as pretty of a fish as your skaneateles beauty! I never had a fish scream so much drag on that lake as that fish did, was quite a surprise for sure.
 

trouthunter, thanks , a lot of trial and error and a lot of hours spent on that water, like I’ve  said to so many, if you calculate my catch per unit effort, it probably isn’t that great, but I love to decompress on that water and figure it out. That lake like many an be humbling, but in an instant it can turn on with quality fish for sure.
 

 

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