Monday, August 24, 2015
Family fishing day in the canal out of Midlakes. Started slow and Jackson insisted on heading to the shade, any shade, due to his pure hatred of the sun. We went to a little spot and I tossed a small hook/worm to catch gobies. Jackson wanted to hook them up and catch bass. I think catching them bought us atleast an extra hour on the water because he lived catching them in the live well and dropping them back in. Renee caught a couple gills along the shore (first bobber experience) until we headed up back to the bridge. I finally saw some bass chasing bait and caught 2 before it was time to head back in.
Planned a full day at Oneida, with just me, 12 rods and, dreams of schooling smallmouth. Unfortunately my dreams came crashing down. I fished for 13 hours for 3 pickerel, 1 bass, 4 perch and, a burbot. Brutal day on the water after a nasty cold front, but still nice to get out. Talked to a few pros and the fishing pressure had be brutal all summer. Water temps were in the mid 70's.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
For the first time in a long time, Parker Allen made an appearance on a Tuesday to go fishing. He took the day off but with the amount of calls he took, he should get his vacation time back. The plan was to go to Cayuga but due to a few factors, we headed to Sodus. Water temps were pushing 80 in the bay and 72 in the lake. We started out at the breakwall where I've had the majority of my luck this year. I was tossing a swimbait and Parker had on a spinnerbait. A few hits towards the front but nothing until we got to the middle where I landed a couple on a crankbait. The lake was calm so we headed out to the first bluff where there was nothing going on at all. Popped around the bay and landed a few but ended up back at the wall. We caught a few more bass and a good pike before a storm pushed us off. Parker had the bass of the day on but he was shakin it and coulden't get a pic. Caught about 20 total, which kept us entertained all day. Good to get my buddy back in the boat.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Got a babysitter and headed to Conesus at 3pm on a Sunday, when it's sunny, 86 degrees, in the middle of summer vacation. Bad idea. Took 40 min to launch. After we got out and dodged a few boats, we managed to do some relaxing, and of course fishing. I ended up catching one pike on the swimbait a and a bass and pike on a crankbait. We headed to Beach Combers for the first time on West Lake Road. Docked the boat, listed to some live music, had dinner, and headed back. Great date.
Jason and family rented a place on Silver so we drove down for the afternoon to do some boating and fishing with the family. Weather was a perfect 78 degrees with sun, so Jackson wanted to start out swimming. The algae was thick in the south end so we headed up north after our swim to do some fishing. I tied up sankos for everyone and i was using a football jig with a swimbait. First bite was a great northern, pushing 30 inches. Sara got the next fishbon a Sanko and Jackson ended catching one by leaving the rod sitting on the side of the boat for 20 min. Great day on the water.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
Met rich at Honeoye for a quick evening bite with Jackson in tow. Water was in the low 80's and stained more than I've seen in a while. Strong storm must have muddied things up. I worked a swimbait and missed 5, Rich tossed a rattle trap and caught 3, and after some convincing, Jackson through the Sanko and ended up catching two. He was very pumped.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Took Bella, Biship, and the rest of the family to Honeoye to have a little beach/fishing day. Bella had all the luck with the first cast producing her first ever bass! Next were the boys, who tag teamed a largemouth on a Sanko. Last to bat was a 7 month pregnate Renee, who pulled a bass out of 14 fow on a Sanko. Great day of driving around and fishing.
Weather remained warm with some good wind in the morning and dead calm by 11. Fish really turned on Thurs and Friday as I cut the lead down to 20 fish with a 85 fish day. Bill and botch maintained with 50 and 61 on Thursday. Unfortunately back trolling was the norm with Boobs being the hot spot. That location produced 2 29 1/2, 2 28, 30 1/2, and multiple 25-27 inch fish. Week ended strong with one if the higest totals ever. 1515 for six guys! Botch and Bill broke 300 and I was close with 295. Crazy week. 2 Muskies, 30 1/2 walleye, 37 inch pike, and 312 fish was the most. Probably saw 10 Muskies for the week. Once again walleye pops were the hot bait for walleye and a top raider and bulldog took the Muskies. Can't wait until next year!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Got to Randy's with Hollywood, Dutch, Botch, Stormy, Husky, and myself for a week of fishing, drinking and fun. Water temps are as high as we have seen. 72 in the main lake and 80 in the bays. Pretty good fishing so far with most being caught on walleye pops and some bass on shore. Great day today with bill. Caught my biggest walleye ever (30 1/2) on Boobs with a rig. Castes a bunch for Muskies in the morning and raised 4. 2 were monsters but lazy. Finally at the end of the day, bill caught a beautiful 41 incher to tie me up at 27 off the point right in front of camp. Sweet day.