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2008/02/01 20:11:39 (permalink)

lakers

any one out there want to share some of there pics of lakers?  i never fished for them an just woundering, if they are good eats i know they grow slow, an dont want to kill too many but just want to try one. thanks for any info
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 20:27:14 (permalink)
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 21:25:30 (permalink)
    Don't fish by any nuke plants...OTH


    post edited by Over the Hill - 2008/02/01 21:28:04

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 21:30:11 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Deadbolt401

    Well here ya goes


    http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/photogallery/article/0,13355,1215489,00.html


    Imagine if they came into streams.


     
    Just curious....do any ever get mixed in with the steel and wander into the tribs??? I've never seen any in there

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 21:38:57 (permalink)
    Several years ago there was a nice laker caught up behind Dohler's property.  He was mixed in with some bass and a couple of stockies.  This was when it was still open for the public.  20-mile has been known to have some lakers wander in early spring.  Managed a couple of nice 21" smallies and several smaller ones.  Great fishing that evening.
     
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 21:58:26 (permalink)
    Do I recall correctly that Erie lakers spawn in spring?
     
    When I was in the Chicago area, we fished a warm water discharge in Waukegan.  In late August lakers would spawn in that area and run the discharge (along with kings, cohos, browns, steelies, and the occasional brookies and pinks).  On light tackle in shallow water, they put up a good fight.
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/01 23:24:52 (permalink)
    Heres some Canadian lakers from one of our trips a few years back.  Both were about average of all the ones we caught(which wasn't that many).  They are both cousins of mine, I couldn't find any decent pics of ones I have caught.  Excuse the pic quality they were scanned.  We didn't keep any of them because of the goofy slot limits they have on them, but I hear they are pretty tasty.



    post edited by Esox_Hunter - 2008/02/01 23:42:12
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 09:21:46 (permalink)
    Caught some out of Raystown before, but never out of Erie. Did an 8 hour charter two years ago for them out of NEast, but no hook ups. They say the earliest you can get on the lake the better, right after ice out is best.They get a bunch in the Niagra river in Dec/Jan if you can stand the cold in a boat.
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 10:08:52 (permalink)
    thanks for the post guys an the pics. helps me out a lot. im gona try to get out ther an catch one of these big guys this year.  are they real bonnie? i only say that because they are a trout right? i just puts sum spices on them an toss them on the grill an all the bones come out.
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 10:11:50 (permalink)
    Panfisher told me he caught one at trout run thought it was a huge steelie and it ended up being a pretty nice size laker.



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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 17:22:10 (permalink)
    head to oswego river ny november is usually good month caught several there over the years egg sacs slinkies ticking bottom they dive strait down not fast but bulldog power, as for eating they are real oily and more full of lake ontario toxins than other salmonids,fact being they live longer grow slower than others there by acculaminating more toxins,but they are a break from steelhead monotony.

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 20:23:52 (permalink)

     
     

     
     
     

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 20:29:17 (permalink)
    Are those erie?

    Better too far back, than too far forward.
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 21:04:26 (permalink)
    No  Ontario

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 21:07:08 (permalink)
    I cought one on my fly rod in the fall of 2002.
    On a Pa trib(_ Creek).
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 21:22:25 (permalink)
    How bout some basic tips for targeting them on erie?  I don't want coordinates or anything but patterns time of year would be great....I would like to try it out.  My boat is set with the complete erie arsenal. 

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 23:14:47 (permalink)
    Springtime, on the "mountain". Drag your balls in the mud.

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 23:30:15 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: tippy-toe

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    Well here ya goes


    http://www.fieldandstream.com/fieldstream/photogallery/article/0,13355,1215489,00.html


    Imagine if they came into streams.



    Just curious....do any ever get mixed in with the steel and wander into the tribs??? I've never seen any in there


    Dude if they did. I wouldn't know because I can't catch a **** thing!
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 23:30:37 (permalink)
    Myself and  a couple friends have been targeting these slimy fish for about the past 4 years. The first 2 years were spent trying to locate them. the last 2 years we have been able to boat several. They are a real greasy fish and the meat is like an orange/ yellow color. This link is to pics that I was able to find of 2006/2007 trips.          http://www.kodakgallery.com/ShareLandingSignin.jsp?Uc=i43ep0v.h1ubnpn&Uy=g7mgkz&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/03 23:38:42 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info and the pm's I have been wanting to try these for the last two years but was always too busy getting the boat ready.......

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/04 00:08:22 (permalink)
    I wonder how they would be smoked?

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/04 09:57:11 (permalink)
    Like, I said, Raystown in the spring, you'll get #'s but not size. Erie you can get a lunker, but not the numbers.
    Best bet for both is the Niagara in the winter.
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/04 11:54:55 (permalink)
    Spoony
    How big was your laker.  Nice fishy.   Tuuuunnaaa!!!
     
     
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/04 18:10:08 (permalink)
    I believe it was 21#. Kev?

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/05 08:07:57 (permalink)
    I have been fishing these fish in the spring the last two years in May and its pretty good fishing last time we went out we got 7 in about 3 hours with a drop back steelie. Largest was 13#'s ,and nothing under 8. Heres pic from May of this past year. http://s71.photobucket.com/albums/i155/Deerslayir/?action=view&current=Picture364.jpg

    We took all fish on spoons trolling 1.8-2.1 nearly dragging bottom. They like the color green :D
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/05 09:10:14 (permalink)
    I think it was around 21#.... I just remember they lost the contest by 1/2 an inch.

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/05 09:20:57 (permalink)
    "...they lost the contest by 1/2 an inch."
     
     Sounds like a personal problem brother...'
     
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/05 09:40:20 (permalink)
    Atleast we weren't afraid of our "shortcomings" to enter.

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    RE: lakers 2008/02/05 12:52:26 (permalink)
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    RE: lakers 2008/02/08 14:38:29 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: spoonchucker

    Springtime, on the "mountain". Drag your balls in the mud.

     
    Mountain is a little later on in the bite period, in fact usually towards the end in my humble opinion.  They will start in closer and as the surface water warms towards low to mid 50s, move towards the mountain and deeper water.  I know guys (VQ) that have caught them into mid May as far west as off Shorewood.  Once it gets too warm, they will drop off the deep side of the mountain into la-la land unless you luck into one.   
     
    We did alright last year in 45 to 52 fow east towards the NY line.  Spoons in Mag, reg, and minis all caught fish.  LOW AND SLOW is the name of the game.  I like 1.8 to 2.2 on the GPS.  Our biggest last year was a smidge over 13# and it came on a MAG Silver Streak Ole Yeller.  You aren't going to catch a ton of them on Erie, but they are there and there are some PIGGIES around.  I think it was 2 yrs ago they caught two fish within fractions of the state record of 27# and some change.
     
    Got a couple different ideas from some NY guys to try this spring to see about increasing our rates and size on the Greasers.
     
    If you REALLY want to get Lakers, head to the Niagara Bar in April.  They catch them drifting the Bar and trolling the Bar.  There are many more in terms of numbers and the average size is much larger.    
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