Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Went down to Honeoye with my dad to get the boat out for the first time this year. After last year, I was hoping that the boat would run (like a boat should). We launched at the north end and it floats! Check. I turn the key and it starts! Check. Water starts pouring from under the dash, no check! Bad things are happening. I back the boat out and try to figure out why water is coming from a place that water should never come from. My dad started casting and I diagnosed the issue. Water pressure gauge hose busted. No problem. 1 zip tie later and we are good to go, or not. Seems that wires and water don't mix. No power to the dash at all but the motor runs so let's fish. As I promised to mention, my father beat me 5 to 4. Bass were hitting light on Stickbaits along the shore. Seems like there have been some good reports from Honeoye lately all on natural color stick baits. Tried a jig with only 1 hit. By the way, the boat magically fix itself. Let hope it stays happy this weekend at Oneida.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
First time in a boat and due to the lingering ice, me and Rich decided to take the trip to the Niagara River. Getting there was fun due to Rich's famous GPS and our lack of working ATM's. We left at 7 and were fishing by 9:15! Drifting with minnows and quick fish we found no biters all day. We pulled the boat out around 2 and I forced him to travel to Sandy Creek to try out in the lake. 14 detours later we made it and launched. Lake temps were in the 30's but the mud line had temps in the low 40's. We put on Stickbaits and trolled the loud line with a couple other boats. First hit was a small steal head on a clown stickbait in 13fow, the second fish was a better brown trout Rich caught on a white bait. Sandy saved the day!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Took Rich to Sodus for his first time out this year. Started out of Madain Lane in 16fow in a snowstorm. Used minnows and spikes and landed a few short perch. Decided to move deeper and walked out to the point in 32fow with little success. Made a bold move to go back to the car and drive over to connelys. Walked out into 5fow and caught a mixed bag of gills and perch. We spent some time looking down the hole site fishing, which was cool. Ended the day with 0 keepers and maybe 20 fish. Ice was still very thick at around 14 inches.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Went out to Conesus with Mike on the first nice day we've had in a while. Started shallow in 8 feet of water, fish were biting but small. Caught most on wax worms and spikes tipped on small jigs. We moved out 100 yards further that the rest of the group, and found a good school of larger gills. Only stayed for 3 hours but had constant action. Nothing on the tip ups.
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Sodus bay again for a little father son outing. Weather was 18 degrees and blowing 10-15mph. Snow was falling all morning as we walked out of the loop into 26fow. We caught small perch on spikes and I landed a stealhead on a minnow that hit in the fall. Moved out to 38fow and landed a couple keeper perch as we debated buying Finance's cottage. Figured that the shanty almost blowing away was a sign from God that maybe this could be a bad idea. We'll see.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Started the second day of the pro am in 13 fow off Bay Bridge. Weather was colder but the winds were low, made for a more comfortable day. Got out at 6 and had the tip ups set by 6:30. Flags started flying between 7-9 with some nice perch taken on larger niagaras. Around 9 the bite stoped. Pick up another bluegill in 8fow and a bass. Went to the weigh in and recorded the second bluegill. Awards ceremony took way to long (2 1/2 hours) but I took second and mike third in the panfish category! 75 bucks for me and 50 for him. Not a bad showing.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Fished the first day of the Sodus Bar Pro Am with Mikey. Launched at 6 am and went into 45fow off the Loop. Lots of fish biting but most were small. Caught them on minnows. Moved around a lot but the conditions were less than favorable. 1/2 inch if ice over 3 inches water than the main ice cap. Wet day. Then the wind started blowing up to 50mph and that made things almost unfishable. Shanty took off a few times and couldn't feel a bite. Looks like we are leading day 1 with a 7 1/2 inch blue gill for the panfish category. Looking forward to tomorrow.