Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tough day at work deserves a little fishing time. Launched at 5:30 with my buddy Mike for his first time in the boat and his first time fishing with me. Water at Conesus was 48-50 degrees and had a slight stain from the rain yesterday. The sun had fish pushed up shallow but they were spooky and hard to catch. We switched lures a lot and caught 13 on a mixed bag of baits. I landed 4 pike and 2 bass all on swimbaits, a couple bass on tubes, 1 on a stickbait and 2 on a small crainkbait. Mike caught some on a stickbait but the big dog of the day and the biggest of his life, came on a small crayfish colored squarebill in 3fow. Great evening out and hopefully more to come. Click an ad Mike😀
Monday, April 11, 2016
Took Jackson on his first "fishing trip" to Oneida where Bill and my Dad had a cottage rented for the week. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side as record cold moved in. Friday's 20mph wind made the 30 degree temps feel like 20. Never made it in the boat but Jackson had a blast playing with a campfire and cooking hotdogs. The next morning, the wind died down but temps were in the high teens. Went to a great local diner for a huge breakfast and then geared up for a boat ride. That lasted all of 20 min. Made a few casts but someone had fire on his mind and he made me light one at 10am. Played with that for a while until Bill and Pops got back from Gander. Got Bill to go in the boat and we made a cold run to Big Bay. Only made a few casts but managed 2 slime darts on a Mega.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Took the afternoon off from work to take Jackson out for the first time this year. We headed to Sodus on the one nice day we have had amongst a few cold ones. I was hoping for a perch bite so I grabbed some minnows, Doritos, M&M's, and some juice boxes and headed to the Rt.14 launch with visions of boiling perch behind Leroy. On the way there the flags were whipping pretty good out of the south which got me a bit worried. Once we got to the launch there were white caps hitting the shore so the launching of the boat was tricky but Jack hung tough and we made it out. Water was 40/41 and I needed to get out of the wind, so we hunckered down and powered our way to Leroy. Tossed on a couple minnows and waited until the first bobber went down. I thought a perch for sure but instead was a nice bull gill. Seems like the perch bite was not happening as we landed another one. Started throwing Megabass and caught 3 bass (Jackson reeled them in like a champ) and he wanted to toss one too. Tied on a xrap for the first time and he did great. He's going to be a pro. Highlight of the day was a nice pike anout 28 inches that hit Megabass. Jackson thought it was the best thing ever. Had a blast eating junk food and catching a few fish with my boy. Think he's hooked!
Saturday, March 26, 2016
What a eventful first day out! Rich dropped the boat off yesterday so we could work on them together before our first outing of the year. New batteries for Rich's boat were put in after a couple hiccups and both boats started, so off we went to Conesus. Weather was sunny but in the mid 40's as we headed down 390 on the way to the lake. All of a sudden in my rear view, I see something black fly behind Rich's boat and he pull over. Trailer tire explosion. I did a turn around and parked behind him. Tire was shredded. It took 2 jacks and some ingenuity to get the new tire on but low and behold, the spare was looking pretty flat too. Quick call to AAA and an air compressor and we were on our way. Water was 38 in my boat and Rich was showing 41. Bite was soft but fish were hitting the Megabass 110 in sexy shad color. Not much else was working. I ended up with 11, biggest being a 20 inch smallmouth. Rich caught 2 but had a bunch of misses and short strikes. After the tire fiasco, the day ended up better than we thought.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
After what's been a unusually warm winter, me and Mikey finally got to go icefishing for the first time all season. The big snow storm ruined all the ice around here so off to Oneida we went. Left the house at 4am and headed to Apps Landing for the first time. Got a tip to head to Shackleton Shoal for walleye and perch so that became our first spot. Mikey landed a perch on the first drop and I began to worry that I didn't buy enough minnows. That ended up not being a problem, sense after the first fish, we only caught about 5 more until about 2. The 5 were cool though, 2 walleye (first through the ice), 2 perch and a double on bourbot. Got a great spot from "Grizzly Addams" who said that there were hinders of walleye down there and they would turn on at 4:30. Guy was spot on! We didn't catch hundreds but they turned on strong at 4:30 and we ended the day on a great note. About a dozen walleye, 6 perch and 5 burbot. Great time.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Might be the last time we get the boat out before the baby comes and Renee being a trooper, wanted to go. Went down with the family to Honeoye where we were faced with high winds and discussting water. Either mud or algie made fish seeing a lure difficult. The sun made it difficult for Jackson as his hatred for the ball of heat in the sky continued. Fished for about 30 min total before the complaining got to me. Had fun playing the ryming game though. Caught 1 small bass on a swimbait.
As we prayed the baby wouldn't come on our day of fishing, myself and Rich took his boat and went to try Cayuga for the day. Weather was high of 76 and light winds. Water temps were 69 degrees. We started trying by the island due to a tip from guys at the dock but we caught nothing after drifting for a while. We headed down the lake and found fish in 9-13 fow on the weed line. Caught all largemouth, even in 20 fow. Ended up catching 13 on lots of different lures, with a 19 inch being the big one of the day. Great last day before "baby time"
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Went to Keuka Lake with Mikey for the day. Got a late start (11am) but didn't need to get back until dark. Water was 75 degrees and the fishing followed the same pattern that I've been swing lately....slow. Tried live crabs, dropshot, plastics, and crankbaits. Fished a lot for lakers and only got follows on the graph in 100 fow. Ended up with 1 bass, perch and a few rockies. Still better than working.