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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/16 09:13:07 (permalink)
Fished between Walnut and Trout. We stayed in closer yesterday. Got most flat linning plugs in 20 to 25ft. Water wasn't nearly as clear as it was. Guess it's a slaughterhouse out in that 50 to 60. Thats a little too far for us to go with my 20 Yamaha. Thinking about getting something bigger for next year. Maybe a 40. Couldn't believe all the trailers in the lot and not a boat in sight. Also heard from Virginia's Beach to the Ohio line is on fire. I think wer gonna go out of Shades next time. That 50ft is only about 3 miles. I can handle that. Good luck out there. Little bit of weather supposed to come through next few days.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/20 07:53:27 (permalink)
So far this year I fished Lake Arthur twice (got skunked once). Allegheny River Lock 3-4 fished five times, caught walleye, saugers and a few Mr. Whiskers. The week after the 4th of July I  fished for eyes on lake Erie near Dunkirk NY. We caught most of them in 65+  feet with crawler harnesses trolling at 1.6-1.9 mph.    
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/20 08:00:52 (permalink)
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Guess it's a slaughterhouse out in that 50 to 60. Thats a little too far for us to go with my 20 Yamaha.
 
When the lake is calm and the forecast is clear, I have been known to take my 14' with Mercury 20 out into 65+ on the lake.  
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/25 22:17:46 (permalink)
So we decided to make a 1 day trip to camp, since unfortunately I work tomorrow :(
Messaged some vets to see who wanted to try their luck and got 2 quick volunteers that have fished with us many times over past 3 years. We went out of Walnut (note to anyone using walnut on a weekend, arrive an hour earlier than you think you need to, totally nuts)
We ran north to 65 fow and headed west for a slow pick, getting a few here and there on deep stick baits off of boards. Zig zagged to check out different depths, finally getting better bites at 60 to 62 fow. We turned back east and started a steadier pick. We had 3 over 24", most were 20 to 24" range with a ton of throwbacks (over 30 at last count).
We had a half dozen sheep and another 6 or 8 silver perch and one suicidal yellow perch. Near end of day I brought in a 12lb channel cat on a small spoon behind a 3 dipsy. Dang thing took off like a freight train and took an inside board line with it. Took forever (it seemed) to boat it, amazed it didnt break off. We didnt tape it but did hang it on the scale.
Fun was had by all and if mother nature cooperates we will be back to try again next weekend. :)
Will try adding pics from my tablet, cant get them to load on the phone.
 
https://postimg.cc/gallery/KzTjY7Z




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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 07:39:44 (permalink)
There you go! What a great trip.

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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 09:21:45 (permalink)
πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Good for you guys, well deserved catching trip.

Great pictures too. πŸ‘

Super swell of you guys having veterans join you as well.🍻

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 09:40:28 (permalink)
great story
great pics
great gesture taking along those vets

bet it was a great meal as well
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 10:39:03 (permalink)
Gotta a bagful there. Nice. Wer gonna try outta Shades later this week. Wanted to head up today, but couldn't find a passenger. Great job FL2.

Any thoughts on the Gulp Alive 6" crawlers? Dragging meat, there is no way to keep the sheepies and other junk off of it. I've heard using the gulp it tends to hold up a little better to the onslaught.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 11:31:32 (permalink)
We havent tried gulp in ages, didnt have luck with it back then but it's been nearly 10 years so the fish population is different and the Gulp probably is too. We had worm burner harnesses on inside dipsies and small spoons on outside dipsies. Super bright colors. Fish didnt seem to care if it had worms on it or not. We caught some sheep and the mix of perch on each presentation, including the rapala tail dancers off of the board lines. And some of the biggest fish were on the smallest lures, go figure.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 11:35:07 (permalink)
We use a cheap wind up kitchen timer to remind us to pull dipsies to check for hitch hikers and empty worm hooks. If a rod hasnt gone off in 15 minutes it is time to check it. We caught 8 or 10 baby walleye yesterday that were under 8 inches. If we hadnt pulled lines to check we would have never known they were there.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 11:37:31 (permalink)
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great story
great pics
great gesture taking along those vets

bet it was a great meal as well

We had Fish on the grill and corn on the cob. Dessert was white cake smothered in fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/26 12:16:23 (permalink)
As far as the vets...I would suggest anyone interested look into your nearby veterans groups, there are many around. We have been involved as 'support volunteers' for the Project Healing Waters annual steelhead get together for a few years and although they do fly fishing we found some in the group always asked us about the lake fishing so when we got our latest boat we started inviting interested vets along for walleye trips. We arent a charter and cant always promise them a boatload of fish but we do what we can to give them a good day on the water. We enjoy taking out friends and family also but my husband and I agree that our 'vet runs'  are our hands down favorites.  There is a VA hospital in Erie, and a lot of vets local to the area, so often can find passengers on short notice. 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/28 14:31:14 (permalink)
I'm glad that you still do that Fisherlady...It killed me to miss the picnic last year.
 
Gonna miss it this year too 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/28 17:37:10 (permalink)
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I'm glad that you still do that Fisherlady...It killed me to miss the picnic last year.
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Gonna miss it this year tooΒ 


If you want to send me a PM I will give you my contact info if you are wanting to try for a lake run :-)
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/29 18:18:27 (permalink)
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Been out a few times recently at night for bass and cats. Getting bass at twin lakes, the cat and carp fishing has been slow. We need some rain!

I did take a trip up to the Redbank creek near New Bethlehem last weekend, a mix of bike riding and fishing. Caught a few smallmouth bass. First time fishing the Redbank, definitely has some potential.



Redbank creek is straight up awesome, and its one of the few places I've been to this summer where I was able to get away from the crowds. Where were you able to get access to the water from the trail? I've biked the whole trail from the mouth to the Brookville, and there aren't a ton of easy access points.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/07/30 19:39:49 (permalink)
Fishing weekly, things are good! Hope you can find a few...
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/04 05:35:51 (permalink)
Walleye fishers on the big lake....

Late Summer Walleyes.

https://youtu.be/qsiqR54NKX0

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/04 16:07:34 (permalink)
If you want to send me a PM I will give you my contact info if you are wanting to try for a lake run :-)





I was a volunteer as well and Shirley - best times ever - met some great duuds.  Miss them all.
I live in Arkansas now.  Have fun this summer.
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/08 18:20:15 (permalink)
Very pleasant today on the big lake. Flat lined plugs in 30s, harnesses and weight in 40s. Im gonna havta get a bigger freezer, or start giving em away. Tomrw should be hammer time again. GL all.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/09 16:23:07 (permalink)
Well she giveth and she taketh away... Lake Erie is the only mistress I've ever had that didnt treat me right everytime. Blown off today. Not even close for our boats. Oh well. There still should be a good month left, fingers crossed.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/09 17:19:39 (permalink)
Was rough out there today for sure. OK when you got into a good troll with the wind on your rear starboard corner but hard to slow down the north push to deep water. We had a 3 man limit yesterday and today, looking for another one tomorrow before back to work. Vacation next week and hoping the weather holds for some decent trips. Today was bright colors on anything run from 40 to 50 ft deep. Good Mark's and off and on bites from 60 to 68 fow with best bite around 64 to 66 ft. Small sticks behind dipsies put the most fish in the boat, thankfully not too much junk today.

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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/09 20:29:34 (permalink)
Surprised no mention of the state record brown caught yesterday on here.

We managed 5 man limits in 70+ today n yesterday. Saw some little boats pushing their luck out far today.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/09 20:40:59 (permalink)
I got a picture of it from a friend, but not mine to share. A hog of a fish.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 07:14:10 (permalink)
Is this the fish story? Congratulations to the angler.

http://www.southeasternou...-trout-buljubasic.html
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/08/10 07:17:06

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 07:43:06 (permalink)
No, there was a 20 lbs 8 once brown caught Saturday morning. Only place I have seen it online is facebook so far.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 08:59:20 (permalink)
OK. I saw July 19th but didn't see what year.

That would suck, breaking a record held since 1997 only to have a new record set so fast. Stupid fish.


Congratulations to the new record holder.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/08/10 09:11:38

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 09:45:00 (permalink)
I have a question on Dipseys. The chart that comes with is based on 20 mono. Is there a set number of feet you guys take off to account for braid? Like the chart says 195 out on a 2 setting (with "O" ring) will get you down 35'. How much of that 195 do you subtract when using braid?

Figured this is the most recent actual fishing thread and it seems to be getting alot of "play". Thats why I ask here. Thanks in advance.
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 10:24:46 (permalink)
A tried and true method is to find gradual sloping bottom out to deep water. Set up your rig and return to shallow water noting what depth the rig bumps.

Spending a few minutes creating your own chart based on your equipment and rigs might pay off.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 11:34:37 (permalink)
Also "Troll Master Depth Calculator" has an App that's FREE.... to try.

They can be reached at " trollingcalculator@gmail.com" to see if the app covers your diver of choice.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2020/08/10 11:36:00

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: anyone fishing 2020/08/10 12:09:53 (permalink)
Pymie has been kind our last few trips out. Seems to be a certain color at a certain depth has been working for suspended eyes. Only had about 2 hours last night after helping a pontoon of anglers in distress. Managed a 20 inch eye. Lost another and we caught 2 catfish.
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