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CHEZ2

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #210 on: Oct 11, 2018, 05:14 AM »
Was a Great Trip buddy.
Friday evening I caught over 20 bass in Big bay,spinnerbaits and topwater.nothing big.15" the biggest.saturday morning the lake was rough.3' rollers by the 81 bridge.caugbt a lot of pickerel.lots over20".
Saturday evening big bay was on fire 2 of us caught over 40 bass all on topwater. Lots of bigger fish.i caught thr pig of the nite.4.7lb.lots of 18 to 20" bass,saturday nite.ill text you pics.
I sent pics to Cowdawg and spider.

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #211 on: Oct 20, 2018, 07:46 PM »
That's great you had a good trip.  Can't wait to get out on the ice with you Brother.

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #212 on: Oct 20, 2018, 08:22 PM »
That's great you had a good trip.  Can't wait to get out on the ice with you Brother.
Chez stunk up Big Bay good.. my son and I fished there that Sunday. A body of water we know well .. we only pulled one or two bass that day in that area. Good work Uncle Chez!!! 😎 Glad you had a good time!
R.I.P. Rodney!😎

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #213 on: Feb 02, 2019, 12:23 PM »
Hi Chez and Kingperch .... I noticed your posts about Big Bay at Oneida.    I only get up there a couple times a year, but 2 summers ago I got the biggest pike of my life by complete accident in Big Bay on a small spinnerbait and lightweight casting rod & no leader !    Alot of things went right for me to land that fish, especially considering the thick weeds there (he was released to fight another day).    Anyways, I was hoping you guys might be able to help me ... last summer, I took my wife up & the really nice state park public launch (I think it's called Oneida Shores) was closed ... it looked like it was closed permanently.  We searched & found some private marina way farther up the lake & were able to launch, but it wasn't ideal as I only have a 16' boat & prefer to launch closer to the end of the lake.    Can either of you guys recommend a boat launch near the I81 end of the lake now that the state park is closed ?

Also, if I'm not pushing my luck ... would either of you guys mind telling me what water depths you are targeting smallies in Big Bay ?    It's so weed choked - I find it pretty difficult to find any open water at all unless you leave the bay & get out to 14 ft or deeper ...

Much appreciated fellas ...



JOhn

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #214 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:38 AM »
OMG...I have not been on this site for a long ,long time.....
I was just scrolling around and saw this. I am so sorry you had to go through this nightmare ruttnutt, and I am happy you are ok.

I am very wary of them timber rattler critters, and see them quite often in my yard here in Lordville, and along the Delaware . You are correct about how they blend in so well. Yellow phase, black phase, yellow/black and I even took pictures of a chocolate brown one 2 years ago, they all blend in to their habitat extremely well.
If any of you guy's fish the Delaware, or tribs, in the area from Hancock to Callicoon (NY side), or Starlight to Damascus (Pa. side) , please be aware that there are a lot of timber rattlers in this stretch. Last year (2018) I only saw and took pictures of 4 rattlers ...but summer of 2017 I took pictures of 17 different rattlesnakes ! some of those 17 I saw over and over during the summer, probably 30 sightings.... 5 in one bunch sunning themselves. They are generally pretty docile, and do not want anything to do with humans...but some can be more aggressive than others,.... and some of them "buzz" and some don't.

Some of you might have read in The New York Outdoor News last summer about the NY DEC had to remove a timber rattler from my neighbors car last summer. He opened the hood of his car to check the oil ,  and there was a large rattlesnake coiled up and started buzzing on top of his engine !
Thankfully that snake warned him.
I am sorry that I did not see this sooner to tell you that I am very, very happy that you are doing ok !
I'm fishing my way through life .

KingPerch

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #215 on: Mar 30, 2019, 06:53 PM »
Hi Chez and Kingperch .... I noticed your posts about Big Bay at Oneida.    I only get up there a couple times a year, but 2 summers ago I got the biggest pike of my life by complete accident in Big Bay on a small spinnerbait and lightweight casting rod & no leader !    Alot of things went right for me to land that fish, especially considering the thick weeds there (he was released to fight another day).    Anyways, I was hoping you guys might be able to help me ... last summer, I took my wife up & the really nice state park public launch (I think it's called Oneida Shores) was closed ... it looked like it was closed permanently.  We searched & found some private marina way farther up the lake & were able to launch, but it wasn't ideal as I only have a 16' boat & prefer to launch closer to the end of the lake.    Can either of you guys recommend a boat launch near the I81 end of the lake now that the state park is closed ?

Also, if I'm not pushing my luck ... would either of you guys mind telling me what water depths you are targeting smallies in Big Bay ?    It's so weed choked - I find it pretty difficult to find any open water at all unless you leave the bay & get out to 14 ft or deeper ...

Much appreciated fellas ...



JOhn
Imbit, I was off icefishing, sorry for late response. 😁 Oneida Shores is always open from 5:00 am till dark. Those are the times it opens and closes.

As far as the smallmouth fishing goes, our SMB were tough to find after the ice out last year. We managed to catch them in June, then it went downhill from there. We struggled to find them in tournaments all summer and even spent time during the week to locate them. I managed one SMB every trip, but, not the numbers or quality Oneida is known for. Largemouth bass push out a bit deeper as the water warms and weeds take hold. Cast along weed lines and rock piles with weeds. Football jigheads and trailers work well. Topwater early morning till the sun comes up. Jerkbaits and 1.5 crankbaits also produce. As the summer gets warmer, most cover should produce LMB. Toss senkos around/ under the cover and let them soak. They work good on Oneida. Hope this helps! Good luck!😎
R.I.P. Rodney!😎

Imbit

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #216 on: Apr 16, 2019, 04:52 AM »
Thanks so much Kingperch for the intel on Oneida !     Glad to hear I must have just hit Oneida Shores on a bad day when it wasn't open.    Very much looking forward to getting back up to Oneida this june !

John

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #217 on: Apr 30, 2019, 09:12 PM »
I lived not far from Hancock a while ago and there are plenty of rattlers in that area I've seen some fishing in that area thankfully I was never bit by one..I'll have to try and hunt my pics I have some of rattlers crossing the road down there in hancock.

‘Ol Snakebite (RuttNutt)

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #218 on: May 10, 2019, 11:42 AM »
OMG...I have not been on this site for a long ,long time.....
I was just scrolling around and saw this. I am so sorry you had to go through this nightmare ruttnutt, and I am happy you are ok.

I am very wary of them timber rattler critters, and see them quite often in my yard here in Lordville, and along the Delaware . You are correct about how they blend in so well. Yellow phase, black phase, yellow/black and I even took pictures of a chocolate brown one 2 years ago, they all blend in to their habitat extremely well.
If any of you guy's fish the Delaware, or tribs, in the area from Hancock to Callicoon (NY side), or Starlight to Damascus (Pa. side) , please be aware that there are a lot of timber rattlers in this stretch. Last year (2018) I only saw and took pictures of 4 rattlers ...but summer of 2017 I took pictures of 17 different rattlesnakes ! some of those 17 I saw over and over during the summer, probably 30 sightings.... 5 in one bunch sunning themselves. They are generally pretty docile, and do not want anything to do with humans...but some can be more aggressive than others,.... and some of them "buzz" and some don't.

Some of you might have read in The New York Outdoor News last summer about the NY DEC had to remove a timber rattler from my neighbors car last summer. He opened the hood of his car to check the oil ,  and there was a large rattlesnake coiled up and started buzzing on top of his engine !
Thankfully that snake warned him.
I am sorry that I did not see this sooner to tell you that I am very, very happy that you are doing ok !

Thanks choo choo!  I have snake boots, but want to get gaiters that I can wear with hiking boots and now thinking inside knee-high rubber boots or waders. Don’t wanna take ANY chances! Believe it or not, May 19 will be 10 months and I am still dealing with the effects!   ::)

‘Ol Snakebite (RuttNutt)

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Re: Prayed for Rutnut
« Reply #219 on: May 10, 2019, 11:44 AM »
I lived not far from Hancock a while ago and there are plenty of rattlers in that area I've seen some fishing in that area thankfully I was never bit by one..I'll have to try and hunt my pics I have some of rattlers crossing the road down there in hancock.

That’s alright, my leg hurts (more) when I just see a pic of a snake now!  :o

 



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