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> Lessons, I know better but just kept on.
Disco
Posted: Jul 09, 2021 - 07:29 pm


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Today I hit lake O.

As soon as I was on the lake I had the feeling to go deep as the surface temp was 67 Fahrenheit. I know lately the last week their had been an amazing bite 60-70 feet down in 100-150 fow.
The grind started and my fishing buddy and I washed everything we owned. We changed baits, speeds, flashers distances etc. We hit three shakers which made us hopeful but I had this nagging feeling to go deeper and that it was to warm where we were. Of course we fell into the trap of grinding and not moving.
I donít own a fish hawk so I depend a bit on putting the puzzle together but I didnít trust my gut. We did terrible.
In the end we got reports that temps were over 60 Fahrenheit 100 feet down so we were trolling soup. At 120í it was mid to low 50ís and people hit fish. A solid thermocline seems to be set up.

Ah listen to your gut is my lesson of the day. Second lesson is make more money and buy a fish hawk. 😂😂😂.

Anyone got one for sale?? 😒


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Posted: Jul 10, 2021 - 08:55 am


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You can get the $200 clip on one that goes down and you bring back up to see the temps at various depths I have been using mine for summer fishing as well to find temp breaks for walleye and Lakers.

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Posted: Jul 11, 2021 - 11:52 pm


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I have had 2 skunks lately on lake O. The grind is to easy to get stuck in when you have sooo much line out its no fun to bring in. My gut has been telling to to go out deep i have been fishing 65 to 160 checking things out. Something changed recently probably the thermocline. Skunks are soo rare on lake O I can't believe my luck with 2 in a row.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2021 - 06:49 am


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Great report Disco. Sometimes you learn more not catching fish but itís not as fun. Donít beat yourself up over it...... Iím sure you will make up for it next time.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2021 - 09:20 am


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I wish I did make up for it the next time.

I went out the next day with renewed hope.

I went deeper and hit 4 fish. Every single one came unbuttoned.
The last one hit on the rigger while I was putting a cheater on so that was fun. Took the line right out from between my fingers.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2021 - 11:44 am


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Well,if itís any consolation that could have been worse. I was taking a stacker off after reeling in what I thought was a false release and the fish tightened the line and drove a huge siwash into the heel of my hand snapping twenty pound line. We got the fish but it wasnít pretty coming out.

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Posted: Jul 12, 2021 - 03:57 pm


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QUOTE (Fishnhunt @ Jul 12, 2021 - 11:44 am)
Well,if itís any consolation that could have been worse. I was taking a stacker off after reeling in what I thought was a false release and the fish tightened the line and drove a huge siwash into the heel of my hand snapping twenty pound line. We got the fish but it wasnít pretty coming out.

Yes my day was better. Ouch.

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Posted: Jul 16, 2021 - 03:02 pm


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good on you for posting glitches when fishing as well as great days......

I just got back and yep, the lake is nuts....

I don't believe it's a thermocline yet, but rather warm water being pushed down due to all the crazy winds we have been getting.

for instance today fish were all over the place.....45 feet to 120 feet and so were the down temps.....we just need stable weather for 3 days and it should reset, but that's asking a lot this year

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Posted: Jul 16, 2021 - 09:23 pm


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QUOTE (Disco @ Jul 09, 2021 - 07:29 pm)
Today I hit lake O.

I donít own a fish hawk so I depend a bit on putting the puzzle together but I didnít trust my gut. We did terrible.
In the end we got reports that temps were over 60 Fahrenheit 100 feet down so we were trolling soup. At 120í it was mid to low 50ís and people hit fish. A solid thermocline seems to be set up.

Ah listen to your gut is my lesson of the day. Second lesson is make more money and buy a fish hawk. 😂😂😂.

Anyone got one for sale?? 😒

Fish hawks are worth their weight in gold when you're fishing for salmon on Lake Ontario. Hey, you could always go to the bottom and get lake trout

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 18, 2021 - 07:20 pm


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getting lake trout down 45 feet in 200 plus feet of water.......it happens

for the most part they are near bottom though when temps are where they are supposed to be

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