Sunday, January 25, 2015
Early trip to Honeoye with Lou, Mike, Mark and myself in some real cold conditions. Started at 29 degrees and dropped to the teens by noon. Drove right to the trench and started spotting big perch right away on the camera. Caught one nice one on a minnow and they shut right down. Fished from 6-1:30 and caught 1. Brutal watching the perch swim right by our baits all day.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Family Fishing Day!! Took Jack out for the second time ever (got skunked the first time) and Renee to Conesus to try and catch some gills. Weather was sunny and 32 with a stiff breeze out if the south. We parked ourselves to start on a dead zone. Nothing at all on the screen. I was feeling a bit discouraged and moved to the spot we were at yesterday. Got the camera set up and parked the boy at the hole and waited. 10 min later a gill showed up and barly mouthed the bait. Took a couple more fish to taste the bait until Jackson caught his first fish ever through the ice. It was awesome!! The next 2 hours were on fire. He became a pro quick and wouldn't let anyone touch the pole as he caught fish after fish. Boy ended up with 34 for two hours. Great day for sure. Thanks to Bob at Smith Lumber for finding my bucket I left in the parking lot. Could have ended very badly.
Went out after work with Mike and Lou to Conesus after hearing of the terrible reports from I-Bay and Sodus. We walked to the left of the point about 800 yards and started in 6fow. Weeds were up and there were a few gills around but not many. We moved out a bit deeper and the bite was better but the fish seemed a bit lethargic. The camera helped a ton to figure out when the fish actually took the bait. We fished holes almost a mike out with limited success. Few here and there but nothing on fire.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Finally had a nice cold spell the last week and we went from open water to 5 inches of black ice in 7 days. Flip had a sick daughter so Rich and myself made the maden voyage to Sodus to catch whatever was biting. We walked out from baybridge into 8fow around grass point. Within 10 min we had a spinning flag and after a good fight, landed a 29 inch pike. The perch were a bit more elusive and we managed only a few dinks. Around 11:30 we packed up and headed to the loop. We drilled in 28fow and started spotting fish on the flasher but most were small. I did bring home 2 for Jackson. Overall a good first day out.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Warm start to the winter...no ice to speak of. Today was the first day of sub freezing temps in a while. I guess we will have to see when we get out. My guess is mid January. Me and Mikey have been trying to stay busy while waiting for the ice to come.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Last day for the boat to be out . Pops and myself braved the cold and shot down to Conesus for a few hours. We arrived to a ghost town, not 1 car in the lot. After 5 tense minutes of trying to get the motor to turn over, she finally came to life and we were on our way. Water temps were 45/46?all over and the thicker weeds were still up. We quickly realized that fishing in 15mph winds when it's 30 degrees outside is a bad idea. We ended up with 0 fish for 2 hours but had a good time getting cold. I would do it again.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Myself and Botch made the trip down to Kim 's for the third year for the last full weekend of bow. Weather was rough on Friday with wind/rain/snow but we arrived around 10 and headed right out to set up stands. Botch put a hangon over the hill around a bunch of scrapes and I put up the new climber 30 yards into the woods from Kim's food plot. That evening we went out and I sat in Rick's scary stand, Botch in his hang on. Botch saw a few deer including a 8 point and I saw 1 doe right before dark. The next morning, the weather was cold but rain free. I was in the climber, Botch in his stand. He keeps seeing deer and I only saw a spike. That night I sat back in the scary stand and had a real issue pulling back on a doe. Seems I need to workout a bit more because I pulled a mucle in my back trying to pull 68lb. Not good. Next morning I sat in the doe stand in a field and had a doe come in being chased by a small 4 point. She stopped 8 yards away and I put an arrow in her. She didn't run at all. Piled up right there. Botch passed on an 5 point. Till next year.