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.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Jackson's first time ice fishing! We went to Conesus lake with me and his mom. The auger only lasted 2 and 1/2 holes until the battery died so living wasn't much of a option. I got him set up and got a hit right off the bat but they were very finicky. Camera showed a few gills looking but not really taking. Camera only lasted an hour and it was time to pack up. Having 100 snacks and the new tradition of eating M&Ms if you get skunked made getting skunked the most exciting thing in the world. Shitty day fishing but a great day on the hard stuff.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Group of us went to Sodus for the weekend. Started Friday in 16fow and caught very little. Dutch didn't help with his homemade rods but they were interesting to see fished. A upgrade is in order. The cold on Saturday made 2 members take off early but heading out to 40fow landed us 27 keepers and a huge 14 inched on fat heads dead sticking. The weather was blowing 25 and windchills were in the -15 range. Made moving anywhere tough. Sunday we went in between Leroy and Newark islands and the dinks were biting but only 6 keepers for the day.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
There is good ice all over but the fishing remains slow.
Sodus - 8 inches if ice. You can catch fish but must try a bunch if spots to find them.
Honeoye - slow. Fish the trench for the best bet.
Conesus - lots if dinks out if the park. Crappie at night on minnows
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Went out to Honeoye with Mikey. Shore ice is all broken up or gone but managed to cross it with a plank. Ice had water on top but still 5 inches of black. Weather has been warm with rain but we walked all over with no problems. Once again the fish are toying with are emotions. 1 perch in 4 hours. No other bites and no flags ( had 7 out).