The Float Tube Fishing Forum We're Always On The Fish

Log in

I forgot my password



Latest topics

» Where to go for float tube fishing - Dana Point
by Troutbum Today at 11:55 am

» Just bought a fish cat 4
by mthaubs Today at 8:10 am

» Float Tube Rod Holder: CastMate Systems vs. DIY
by Ornery Bob Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:47 am

» FS: Cumberland Float Tube + CastMate Rod Holder + Accessories - COMPLETE PACKAGE
by filippodg Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:42 pm

» Bought Kayaks....tube must go!
by Jerdon Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:48 am

» Photobucket is no more for this site.
by jeffcpr Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:49 pm

» Looking for a new tube
by SwampMarine13 Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:20 pm

» Looking for your thoughts on this new item
by Capt Ray Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:18 pm

» Top 10 Health Benefits of Fishing
by FloatTubeFishing.com Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:20 am

» Blue Stone at Lake Perris Thursday the 20th
by Litefoot Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:31 am

» Top Water Dragonfly
by GT Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:26 pm

» Catch of the Month June 2017
by SP Dan Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:26 pm

Members benifits
Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner

Clearance Banner


You are not connected. Please login or register

FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » U.S. Post and Topics » New York Fishing Reports » Erie Canal

Erie Canal

View previous topic View next topic Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1 Erie Canal on Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:17 pm

Hunt

avatar
Bobber
Bobber
First a side note: A week ago, 8/24/16, I hit Sodus Bay on the South shore of Ontario lake with a buddy in his boat. It was hot and windy and the weeds were up all around the docks and the fish didn't seem to be shallow anyways. We put his newly purchased fish finder (Lowrance Elite 5 HDI) through its paces in the deeper open water as we cruised around and found some structure. After stopping I threw a wacky rig and let it settle. On the first twitch I had a fish on which immediately burrowed into deep weeds. It took about 15 min to pull the weeds off the bottom and boat t he fish which happened to be a respectable 4 lbs.


Now, the Erie Canal: Saturday, 8/27/16, I set out to fish the canal in Macedon on the West side of the locks with the Colorado XTS. The canal is steep on one side but I had no luck fishing it under brush and cover. I drifted down the center and hit any structure I graphed but had no hits. It was hot out there so I rowed over to the channel that circumvents the locks and kicked against the current as I fished under trees and such on the shoreline. This is where the fish were hiding.

First was a handsome smallmouth:


Then a little largemouth:


Followed by:


Then another smallmouth:


And finally another smallmouth off the rock bottom on a crayfish imitation:


Nothing of any size was to be found but I was just glad I was not skunked. Funny thing is that other boats launched and headed out to the canal to fish.

http://www.integrity-traders.com

2 Re: Erie Canal on Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:13 pm

jeffcpr

avatar
Admin
Nice report and would say those are respectable fish sir well done.


_________________
Matthew 4:19 Fisher of Men
http://floattubeforum.do-talk.com

3 Re: Erie Canal on Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:23 pm

Jerdon

avatar
Moderator
WTG!!
Being a West Coast kinda guy the last time I read about the Erie Canal was probably 5th grade US history. I like this better. 4 pound bucket mouth, smallies.
Thanks for sharing.


_________________


http://jerdonking.tripod.com/

4 Re: Erie Canal on Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:55 am

GT

avatar
Old Timer
Old Timer
Great report, congrats on the LMB's.......good to see whats going on, on the East Coast, sadly I reside on the LEFT coast...........GT

Sponsored content


View previous topic View next topic Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum