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Puking Dog

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  1. I didn't intend to start a pissin match with this post. I was simply providing a fishing report so people wouldn't waste time and gas fishing at wind mills and try somewhere else till someone else posts that fish are back to wind mills. I've caught tons of walleye on Erie. You just have to find them. I thought that's what this web site was for. To share info. Chill !
  2. I had a similar experience last year on Lake Ontario. A 5 inch king hit a magnum spoon and buried all three treble hooks in its mouth. I probably dragged it around for hours. No luck getting the hooks out without killing the fish. Bummed me out. The span of the trebles was the same size as the fishes mouth.
  3. don't know surface temp. was on a buddies boat that didn't have temp function. Marked a few fish and they were right a the bottom with few exceptions. marked some bait but not a lot. Fish may have been feeding all night and just were not hungry. The were many boats in shallower than us, drifting and bottom bouncing but I like trolling. The fact that no one else at the launch was reporting fish caught tell me it wasn't just us or our techniques.
  4. Small Boat Harbour Sat May 27 Fished today in front of wind mills. 9 rods depth water 42 ft to 19 ft. Not a single fish 7 AM till noon. Not even a junk fish or a bass DEC girl was taking a survey when we put boat on trailer. She had a grand total of 1 walleye and 3 smallies at noon and there had to be around 50 boats out there. A few guys at Seneca shoals which we did not fish and the rest scattered between wind mills and south gap. Tried stick baits and harnesses. 2 colors lead and 20 ft jet and snap weight. Didly squat
  5. I tried using lead core on large boards years ago and attaching the core direct to my release. When I tied to snap the line out of the release to change lure color, it broke off at the release and I lost everything. Lure, leader, a bunch of lead core and snap swivel. Don't know if it was a fluke or not but I never tried that again because it was expensive and I suspect it was not a coincidence. I think lead core bent at a right angle like that makes it weak. Maybe line was weak from old age or too much sun radiation. Now I use only mono backer because it works best in my big board releases. I suspect you might get away with it if you use in line boards but I never tried it. FYI is use 20 pound Berkley Big game (green). Braid backer tends to slip out of my releases.
  6. I always keep a bag or 2 of plastic night crawlers in my boat, just in case I run out of real crawlers. Color doesn't seem to matter but I like purple I have caught plenty of walleye on plastic but usually go to real night crawlers. When the junk fish are just to numerous, I switch to renoskies. I almost always have at least 2 renoskies in the mix. I never allow crawlers in dirt in the boat because I'm the one who gets to clean up the mess. Wash them down night before, and store in wet news paper strips. Bait always in the cooler in one of those plastic covered glad food storage containers you can buy in Tops or Walmart. As soon as the rebait is in the rod holder, the worms go back in with the beer and the lunch. I'm going to have a go with ice water trick this year.
  7. I'm not fishing it because its held too early in the year. I liked it much better when it was the week of 4th of July. By then you have had a chance to locate some fish and the water temperature is higher. Fish tend to be farther off shore but I'm OK with that. Just sayin.
  8. I believe the willis knot only works with mono and fluorocarbon (leader end). I have never tried it with braid backer because I prefer mono backer but I think braid inside lead core will slip. Any body out there disagree ?
  9. Just keep in mind that you need to use plastic blade clevis if you tie your harness with fluorocarbon or mono harness material. The metal clevis, if used, will eventually saw thru or weaken the harness and it will always break on the fish of a life time. I switched to wire years ago and use crimps on the end to make the loop. Wire will work with any blade clevis but still use the plastic quick change version for a quick blade color change when I'm getting out fished by my buds.
  10. If you don't have a high quality ball bearing on your line or on the leader, you will wind up the line on your reel until it's scrap. I usually have a large ball bearing snap swivel on my pole so I can attach jets, dipsey's, spin doctors or harnesses. I tie round ended duo snaps on both ends of my fluorocarbon leaders, but sometimes cut one off if I'm going for a stealthy stick bait presentation and tie the stick on direct. Harness use on Erie is getting tough to do if there are too many silver bass in the area. They will drive you nuts stealing your night crawlers.
  11. They stopped making them because they were too expensive. People who have them don't get rid of them because they are easy to tow and great on gas. I have a 2 barrel 305 chevy alpha one, but wish it had fuel injection or a 350. Bought it new in 2000. Kicker is now a 9.9 Yamaha high thrust. Used to have Evinrude 15, but it became unreliable. Thinking of upgrading to a 27 foot Pursuit but they are pricey as hell even when 10 years old. Plus all the nice fresh water only Pursuits are in Michigan. Most of the New York Pursuits are from Long Island and probably got blown ashore in Hurricanes. They sure are sweet looking.
  12. I have a set of off shores and a set of churches. Both have tattle tail flags. Churches a cool cause you can set the flags to up or down when dragging a fish. Churches are also easier to rig, if not using flags, because the have a permanent spring loaded pin on the back of the board. That makes it easier to attach and remove the board, but again that only applies if you don't pay extra for the flags. Both companies will rip you off for the flag kit. They hit your wallet hard for a cheap piece of molded plastic and a spring that probably cost them pennies to make (after paying for the mold that is). And the flags will eventually break off because they are so thin. When they break find some plastic sheet stock and make your own.
  13. It's been my experience that if the wind is blowing out of the north or north east, you won't catch fish. I fish out of Dunkirk or Barcelona or Sturgeon point or the Catt creek. If it's blowin out of Canada, you are better off launching in Buffalo. At least the waves won't beat the hell out of you. The further West you launch, the bigger the waves. Buffalo fish seem to disappear when the lake temp gets too high because it's so shallow up there so I try to fish just off the Canadian line when the water temp gets to high near the shallows. Lake O also generally sucks in in a NE wind. And the weather man will always tell you the wind speed is half out what it really is on the lake. Try to look up an off shore bouy before leaving home but it will always get worse by the time you get out off shore. I most always fish out of Wilson when on Ontario, but Olcott is a nice port too.
  14. I'm using sub troll but they went out of business. They work well if you can get a used one at a good price. So far you can still get parts. I did lose a probe once when down rigger cable let lose and that cost me over 2 hundred plus the 50 dollar ball. Antenna connection is kind of cheesy but not to hard to improve. Also using ship to shore radio mic messes up the readout, but that's only when talking. Then it returns to normal. Sub troll needs a special coated down rigger cable but that's not hard to find. All and all the sub troll is a quality product and easy to use. Just don't let rookies operate the rigger with the probe unless you have auto stop.
  15. southtownswalleye.com click on tournament they pay 4 heaviest fish, on 3 days and payout is based on how many people enter. Last year heaviest fish was $1200 on all three days
  16. I don't believe everyone on the boat has to enter the Calcutta. Last year my friend entered Calcutta and lake was so rough the first weekend that we didn't even get to fish. Something to keep in mind! Wait for close to tournament weather report then enter Calcutta ? Guys in big boats will always be able to fish. Small boats not so much.
  17. Can you explain what we are looking at in the picture? I get the leader but what are the 2 blobs behind it ? A fish and a harness ? A stick bait and a fish ? A fish and a flasher ? Cool picture regardless
  18. Browning large worm bag with extra set of pages from Bass Pro
  19. I used to use the noodles and stick the hooks in the foam and attach the loop end using long crown staples from my air stapler. Just break the staples down into singles and stick a bunch of them in the end of the noodle until u need one. When u put a harness on the pole just put the staple back into the end of the noodle until you break down your rods at the end of the day. Problem with noodles is they take up a lot of room, so I only use them to store my leaders now. Crown staple thru each swivel to keep them tight. Find a wood worker friend who has a crown stapler, and get stick of inch and a half long staples, and break them into singles. Now I use a Browning "Goliath" binder that I bought at Bass Pro Shop years ago. It has heavy plastic pocket pages that zip closed. Holds tons of harness's and it's compact. I would do the same for salmon tinsel flies but I only own a dozen or so, as I fish walleye more than salmon. Since I only own 10 or 12, I store them in plastic tubes and keep them in a plastic ammo box (Gander Mountain) with my spin doctors and only put that box in the boat before heading 4 Lake O.
  20. Barts Cove or Chadwick Bay ? Has anyone out there ever rented a slip at Barts Cove in Dunkirk harbor ? I'm thinking of moving over there in 2017 because it's cheaper than Chadwick Bay. Is there a gate to the docks to keep crooks off your boat ? Is the water deep enough to get in and out without prop damage ? I own a 22 foot Crestliner Eagle IO Also, any opinion on Chadwick since new owners took over last year ? I slipped there a 4 years back, on F dock, no frills before I moved to Wilson to catch salmon and trout, but the old owners were lazy and I was always afraid to leave my stuff in the boat overnight because the neighborhood is full of low lifes . I had a friend who's boat got robbed but no one ever messed with mine because I always hauled my gear home.
  21. Ordered a pair of Chamberlains and a single chamberlain stacker yesterday. I watched a demo on you tube made by the inventor and that convinced me. More expensive than blacks but it's worth it if they release as advertised on white bass but still allow a highly loaded rod. Can't wait to try them.
  22. Do you have both halfs of the Pikie Minnow in the tape box? What's in the 2 yellow South Bend boxes, wood lures or plastic ?
  23. I'm interested in 4 of the 5 rod holders. Not the spinning reel one. How Much ?
  24. I have been using a Navionics chip in a stand alone Lowrance Global Map 400 for many years on both Erie and Ontario. Love it. I find depth contours overlaid on map are very accurate. Stored waypoints on 99 percent of the walleye and salmon I caught and still have 500 left in the memory. Never fished on a boat with Lakemaster so I cant offer an opinion. Just know navionics was worth the cost.
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