Thursday, June 25, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Family fishing day at the canal! Went out around 9:30am to the launch in Macedon and went up to the lock to start fishing. Recent rains made the water very muddy and warm (74). Started to make are way back when the motor decided to not shift into forward. Kept messing with it but had no idea what was wrong. Then I pulled the motor up to see Jacksond "anchor" wrapped around the prop. Had to cut the now extremely tight rope and make our way to shore to unwrap it. Back in business. Ended up catching a couple largemouth on a chatterbait and a smallmouth on a dropshot. Highlight was Jackson casting and using a spinning rod for the first time all by himself. Officially retiring the Avengers rod for good. Good stuff.
Hit up Sodus with Rich for a while. Water temps in the bay were 68-70 and the lake was 64. Fished around the bay and only caught 6, mostly around docks. Most of the action was around the walls with swimbaits and crankbaits. Caught bass inside both sides and on the outside of the wall towards the bluffs.
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Jason showed up at the cottage ready to spend the day chasing bass with me! We loaded the boat with a few beer and snacks and headed out. Boat had a minor overheating issue which magically fixed itself, so we were back in business, heading to the rock point. I started with a chatterbait and I put a Sanko on for Goose. We were landing bass here and there while we made our way up the the lake. Think we had a total of 7 by the time we got to the coast guard station. I tossed a jig in the corner and caught one which had 4 following it. Jason tossed back and landed one too. We moved to the channel wall on the other side and there we found a bunch. Jason was catching them on a Sanko and I was issuing a football head jig and on 3 drifts we landed 10. Left there fished all around and with 2 hours left we went to try the wall again. What a bunch of picky fish! I had on a 5 inch swimbait that was crushing bass on almost every cast while Jason was trying everything with limited results. I ended up tying my lure on his line and he started out fishing me. One if the best drifts of all time....multiple 17 inch bass, 1 20 incher, and my first Sodus Bay walleye. Jason even lost a monster burbot at the boat. Crazy day. 62 degree water under bright sun. 58 - 65 outside.
Friday, June 05, 2015
Went to the cottage Bill and my dad rented on Leroy Island. Smaller than the last one but still a nice place. It was shallow at the end of the dock but the boat still made it without a problem. Caught the first bass on a chatterbait the Jack helped reel in but we started the real fishing around 7pm after the family left. After the cold weather we had over the last 2 pervious days, it was nice to be out. I pretty much stayed behind Leroy pitching docks in the 62 degree water and had a blast. I ended up pinning 12 good bass on a creature craw in all under 8fow. There seemed to be one at the end of most docks as long as the were low to the water. Pops and Bill were around the corner in 9-12 fow dragging sankos and were doing good as well. Bill had a big 19 incher and my dad had a few too. Fished until 9. Only 2 on the grass from in the pads but Jack did get his first top water bite.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Memorial Day weekend and after a noon tee ball game Rich meet me at my house and we headed down to Conesus for an afternoon bite. As expected the launch was very busy, but we got out within 15 min and started casting at the hotel. With was blowing N NW at 20 so keeping the boat in position was challenging but I landed 2 smaller bass on a craw colored square bill before we pulled the plug and drove to the west side. Water temps were 62/63 all over and we spotted big smallies bedded up, but with the stained water, fishing for them as tough. I stared tossing a football head jig with a craw tailer and that was the hit bait of the day. Dragging it in 3-5fow caught a bunch of largemouth but the biggest of the day was on a swimbait. The fishing Gods were mean to Rich this day. He last a sweet looking Tiger musky when it hit his crankbait at the boat and quickly broke the line. He lost a nice bass on his new weedless Sanko hook bit still managed a few on the square bill. Nothing on topwater except for 1 hit Rich had. Sodus is next on the list.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Took Jackson and Renee out for the first time this year on the boat. It was a cool afternoon but the two bucked up and we headed down to Honeoye after gassing up and grabbing a dozen worms. We launched in the North end and drove down the the cove past CA ranch where Jackson started to "smoke" them on a worm and bobber, while Renee lost a few on a Sanko. Within 20 min of being there the wind started to whip and we headed back up north to get out of it. Glad the winter hat was still in the boat because it was a cold ride back. We stopped a little bit from the launch and we landed a few more bass on a creature bait and the trusty Sanko. About 11 gills and 6 bass for an hours work. Great time.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
So pops hasen't been out yet and He said,"I just want to catch fish." Well I was catching them at Oneida so off we went. Weather was dead calm and 73 degrees as we launched. I drove right over to big bay to get things started and began pitching the roots with a blue black jig. On the 3rd cast a monster 21 incher hit in 3 fow. That was followed by a 27 inch walleye on a stickbait at the first point outside of the bay. We drove around to the hot spot the previous weekend and things had changed. Water temps were up close to 60 and the water had a stain to it. The pickerel were not biting as well and the bass were off a little too. Headed out to pancake reef and found no walleye but did get 3 nice bass. We then headed up to the river where we caught some on a swimbait including a 20 inch smallmouth. Hot baits were the stickbait, swimbait, and chatterbait. Finished the day with both of us catching bass and 2 burbot. Awesome time.
Water temps the second day at Oneida were the same as the first and with three people in tow, we needed 53 more fish to hit 100. We started in out hot spot, where the pickerel were still hungry and the bass were biting too. Caught them on Stickbaits and craw dad colored square bills. Made the run to Pancake reef where we going no bass but 3 walleye slammed Stickbaits in 3 fow. The fish were between 18 and 20 inches. As we got close to our goal our captain felt a twinge in his stomach. The 99th fish caugh, his head was on the steering wheel, the 100th, he was flat out in the boat. Seems the bug came on fast and hard. Rich spent the rest of the day on the bench seat while myself and David caught fish. Ended up with 116 in two days. Took two more for Rich to get right again.