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by Dilly Worm
Mon Aug 15, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Another nice steelhead
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Another nice steelhead

on the opposite end of the spectrum I picked up a big fat laker today, 40 ft down over 300 FOW... @dillyworm 40 ft down from the boat? Yes, I'm estimating 40 feet down below the water surface... I was trolling with 7 colors of lead-core so I figure it sinks 5 ft per color, makes 35 feet plus anothe...
by Dilly Worm
Sun Aug 14, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Another nice steelhead
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Another nice steelhead

Must have been a surprise to see a big chrome fish jumping out of the water when you'd been trolling near the bottom in 80 FOW, not what I'd expect to bite down there... on the opposite end of the spectrum I picked up a big fat laker today, 40 ft down over 300 FOW... Congrats to you both, that's a b...
by Dilly Worm
Thu Aug 04, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Jigging lakers near Burlington
Replies: 5
Views: 521

Re: Jigging lakers near Burlington

Congrats on the first laker !

this can be addictive...

what kind of boat were you in ?
by Dilly Worm
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Salmon on a Stick
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Salmon on a Stick

Never heard of running 13 colors… that is a lot of lead in the water!! Thanks for sharing… In the past I ran 10 colors and would catch perch and smallmouth bass in late July, August, and Septembers, so I figured more lead was needed to get down deeper to the colder water. Also went with the magnum ...
by Dilly Worm
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Salmon on a Stick
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Salmon on a Stick

Dilly - was that you trolling south of Essex, NY yesterday? I tried to hail the kayaker on my VHF radio but failed. My wife and I were out for a boat ride. That must have been someone else. I was out Sunday between Scotch Bonnet and Arnold Bay in the white Adirondack rowboat, it looks like a canoe ...
by Dilly Worm
Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Ocean City 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 894

Re: Ocean City 2022

Wow, thats a great fish. Anything that takes an hour and fifteen minutes to reel in is awesome !

Did you get the length and weight ?
by Dilly Worm
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Salmon on a Stick
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Salmon on a Stick

I don't catch many salmon with stickbaits, even when I'm actually trying to catch them with little Yozuri Pin Minnows in the spring. But for some reason a salmon hit this 11 cm Rapala on 13 colors of lead that I was using to target lakers on Sunday. Nice surprise to see a silver fish leap out of the...
by Dilly Worm
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Good day out of Westport
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Good day out of Westport

That's a good day for this time of year !

I'm curious about the pike minnows - were either of the hits on those salmon ? I was on the VT side across from Westport the next day and got a salmon on a Rapala so maybe they're biting bigger bait than the usual small salmon spoons ??
by Dilly Worm
Mon Aug 01, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Return after 3 years (since august 2019) IS LC
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Re: Return after 3 years (since august 2019) IS LC

Welcome back to Champlain !

That's a nice big smallmouth. Once in a while I hook one while trolling around 50 feet down this time of year. They don't seem to fight as much as when they're caught the normal way but that's still a good fish you have there.
by Dilly Worm
Sun Jul 17, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Silver off stave island
Replies: 8
Views: 909

Re: Silver off stave island

landing three 7-8 lb lakers all at once sounds thrilling. good job not getting all tangled - was there just 2 of you on the boat ?

Nice salmon too, congrats !
by Dilly Worm
Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Salt Water Fishing
Topic: Inshore Tuna NH!
Replies: 8
Views: 397

Re: Inshore Tuna NH!

great fish story, thanks for writing all that up.

Seems like the days when everything goes wrong at first are the ones with the best results at the end if you are persistent. Well done !
by Dilly Worm
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: PB Salmon, mostly
Replies: 2
Views: 456

PB Salmon, mostly

This skinny silver specimen is the longest salmo salar I've caught to-date. At 26" and 5lbs 4 oz, it didn't break the personal weight record though. Caught this morning with the rainbow trout speedy shiner, 4 colors of lead on the inline planer board, over 160 FOW. It pulled line out hard from ...
by Dilly Worm
Sun Jul 03, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Can’t make this up
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: Can’t make this up

OMG ! Sorry that happened, although it makes for a great fish story. Nice healthy looking 7-lb laker there.

I have lost a couple nets to the depths in ways I never saw coming.
by Dilly Worm
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: PB Chrome
Replies: 13
Views: 1207

Re: PB Chrome

Thanks for the nice comments ! Really, trolling in a rowboat isn't as hard as it might seem. No need to figure out how to work or fix motors, downriggers, etc. for one thing. And maybe it spooks the fish less, being quiet. Its a good time for me to say thanks to everyone on LCU who's helped so much ...
by Dilly Worm
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: First trout on our own boat
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: First trout on our own boat

You guys are awesome ! Great start to your trolling adventures in the new boat. We'll have to get the fleet together soon !