bassturds

Tough NY trip

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NY was hard. We worked hard for fish but we got them.  Lot of walking and driving.   Total miles driven 1458. Total miles walked 13
Wednesday was ok.  I got 3 salmon. We fished a few rivers looking. Didn’t see much. I lost 2 big steelies.   
Thursday was brutal. I hooked one king. We did net a few micro species which was cool. Some new species for me.
Friday we hit the Niagara. Our first time there.   I got 2 walleye. Lost a monster king salmon at the net. Would have been a new PB.  I got a nice laker. 
Saturday , I hooked and lost another big king. Got 2 lakers. Had many hits tho. Lost some real big lakers! 
Sunday before we headed home. Stopped at a few spots looking. I got one more big king! 

This year was the worst year I’ve seen for NY. Usually more steelhead, browns and king salmon in the rivers. But we barely saw any fish. 
I’m really happy to fish the Niagara. That saved the trip. 

Total tally. 
4 king salmon. 
3 lake trout. New PB. 15.8lbs, 36 inches. 8lb and 9lbs 
2 walleye. New Pb no idea length or weight 
Round goby, 
Tadpole madtom
Creek shiner 
Northern sunfish 
Banded killifish
Emerald Shiner 

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Wow, sounds like a brutal but great trip. Way to keep chugging and making it work!

That hat must have some serious stank on it by now.. I see you posting a lot of pics with fish perched on it. Keep that in mind if you ever find yourself fishing in bear country :D

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1 hour ago, SkunkLuvver said:

Wow, sounds like a brutal but great trip. Way to keep chugging and making it work!

That hat must have some serious stank on it by now.. I see you posting a lot of pics with fish perched on it. Keep that in mind if you ever find yourself fishing in bear country :D

That’s all you can do, keep hustling. Keep fishing!  Some of the spots I fished were brutal hikes  down the gorge of the Niagara. Hahaha right. That hat got some stank! Mud, fish slime, pond weeds.  It’s for the brand. He wants as many species on the hat as possible! 

 

47 mins ago, stifftip said:

Lakers don’t look bad from the Niagara but the salmon were xtra dark so great it’s a long ride 

The salmon fight hard. But I like pretty fish. Those lakers are awesome. WAYYYYYY BETTER THEN THE CHU!!! 

 

26 mins ago, prican1 said:

Good for you bro! That's what I call enjoying life and doing what you love!! I'm jealous!! :wave:

Just making memories one trip at a time. Fish the Niagara was a learning trip. Now I know what to expect for the next trip. 

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1 hour ago, Gloucester2 said:

Ish from the Tavern said it was slow too.  Sounds like you had more flexibility.   He had Bro with him.  

Everyone I talked to said it was bad!!! 

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On 11/14/2021 at 4:53 PM, bassturds said:

Everyone I talked to said it was bad!!! 

Its trips like this one that gives you the memories for later and you get to appreciate the experience from another view point . Just be careful when researching new places for then you will able to continue fishing in a safe manner . We all make our own luck at times and with patients you get rewarded, now that is a good time for sure. Peace and Prayers

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On 11/23/2021 at 6:52 AM, Angler #1 said:

Its trips like this one that gives you the memories for later and you get to appreciate the experience from another view point . Just be careful when researching new places for then you will able to continue fishing in a safe manner . We all make our own luck at times and with patients you get rewarded, now that is a good time for sure. Peace and Prayers

Absolutely! We may not even go back to the smaller tribs next year. I think we will just focus on the Niagara and learn it. The place is incredible. Huge fish of all

speices! Such a variety to

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