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by Papatom
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Slow slow year
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Slow slow year

I think most are feeling this way. Lakers are there but the silver bullet has left the chamber for the most part.
by Papatom
Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: OMG ITS GONE
Replies: 8
Views: 828

Re: OMG ITS GONE

I like the scotty kits.. Kind of a pain but secure.
by Papatom
Wed Jun 29, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: OMG ITS GONE
Replies: 8
Views: 828

OMG ITS GONE

Was letting out line and put it in release. Started to drop my ball with my fish hawk on it. It went about 3 feet and noticed slack in my rigger wire and before i could do anything rigger wire was cut out near my last roller on my big john electric rigger. EVERYTHING on the end of wire took off the ...
by Papatom
Thu May 19, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Where da go.
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: Where da go.

We saw bait balls scattered and no fish around them ! Thats what we were looking for. Whole day, seemed very wierd. Thanks!
by Papatom
Wed May 18, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Where da go.
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Where da go.

:?: :?: :?: :?: Two of us fished most of day. Put in at Port Henry. Trolled north to Westport bay, crossed to vt and headed south. About halfway back to bridge pulled lines and went directly to bridge. Fished around there for 1 hr. Had one hit all day and landed a 19 inch salmon near bridge. 12 ft d...
by Papatom
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Dodger leader
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Dodger leader

When using dodgers what leader strengh of fluracarbon should be used between the dodger and trailing bait.
Thanks
by Papatom
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Lake Champlain
Topic: Releases when using 40 lb mono for spiders
Replies: 5
Views: 1856

Releases when using 40 lb mono for spiders

I use blacks releases, but with 40 lb mono (for fleas) they dont release very well even when i set them for 3 lb release pressure. Probably line stretch I guess and blow back. If i run 2 to 2.5 mph at ball 70 ft down with 10 lb ball i usually have to bring ball up and release by hand the reel lure i...
by Papatom
Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Catching a Smelt (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: Catching a Smelt (?)

60 yrs ago my brother and would go up to essex and sometimes caught 5 gal buckets of smelt. Fished thru the ice in a shanty. Sold the smelt took the money to florida during easter and bought fire works which we brought back to Ticonderoga and sold 4th of july week.
by Papatom
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Fish Hawk x2
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: Fish Hawk x2

Guess this was a dumb question, but was looking for comments from user.
by Papatom
Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Fish Hawk x2
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Fish Hawk x2

Thinking of buying one Can anyone tell me how a x2 is deployed. I understand the basics. Lets say we re at the point where we are going to lower ball and probe down. This what I assume one would do: Bring boat up to speed. Start to lower ball and probe watching temp indication. When desired temp is ...
by Papatom
Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Where did the salmon go, outer bay/colchester reef
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Where did the salmon go, outer bay/colchester reef

Is this dry spell pretty typical?
by Papatom
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Westport
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: Westport

Hawkeye50, your performance (getting skunked) makes me feel better. I just started fishing Champlain and still learning the ins and outs. At least now I know my luck wasn't all my fault yesterday. Champlain is really different from Lake George especially the amount of fish. Yesterday would of been a...
by Papatom
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Westport
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: Westport

Went this morning alone. Headed south to the light house point dragging spoons. Started both about 60 to 70 feet since i was seeing hooks and bait there. Tried all the standard salmon trolling adjustments with no luck. Turned north and headed to north shore of NW Bay then turned and headed back to l...
by Papatom
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Westport
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: Westport

Thanks for the reply.
2 of us going so i have options for 2 more lines. Was going stack my riggers. I could use cheaters or small slde divers. Mabe ill just try all 3????
by Papatom
Fri Jul 02, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Trout and Salmon tactics
Topic: Westport
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Westport

Planning on fishing out of Westport Monday July 5 if weather holds. Plan is to head north along shore. Never been up that way. Going to run 2 stacked riggers at 30, 40, 50 and 60 ft looking for bait. 2.5 mph with small popular champlain spoons, changing depth and spoons until something happens. Hope...