Monday, August 24, 2009

Back out on Lake Ontario for a couple of days last week (15th - 16th). Fishing was very good with 7 fish each day. All the Salmon were caught on dodgers and flies 100-120' down over 200-250' of water. Again, the colors are white glow (first thing am) then blue and green (mid morn) to the silvers (middle of day). After fishing Lake O, I returned back to the Ocean for a couple of trips. The first trip (19th) we launched in Sandwich to fish tuna off of the SW corner of Stellwagon. After our live baits were in the water, (for all of about 30 seconds) we were "Doubled Up". Unfortunately, the lines instantly crossed and both lines broke. Watching our balloons till 1 pm, they never dipped again. Rudy and his boys needed some action so we had headed into Striper waters. They landing six beauties between 20 and 30 #'s in about a hour to finish their 12 hour charter. On the 20th, we fished off Block Island with a crew from Gillette. They boated their first Striper in less than a minute after we throttled back. The action was hot and heavy all morning, boating over 25 fish. The only thing that could have been better than Jim's 40# er could have been less fog.
Over these 4 trips we had some beautiful fish, and also one unusual thing happen to us. On the 19th, we were headed to Plymouth to catch live bait in the dark. Nearing the harbor entrance, my boat started to make funny noises. We thought we had a lobster pot wrapped in our props. Well- to make a long story short, we were running over acres and acres of dogfish. As far as you could see there were dogfish covering the surface,



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