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Offline RPudney

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1350 on: Jan 06, 2022, 08:45 PM »
Was out today, one fish from limiting, 4 to 6" on pretty much most of GSL.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1351 on: Jan 06, 2022, 08:57 PM »
Hey guys hope Iím not that guy, coming from out of state, have until Sunday to cancel Airbnb. Will be first time fishing GSL, any updates on ice conditions on the lake? Hoping to be there the 15-16th.

Great screen name lol. Are you Mike's son Carter's friend?

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1352 on: Jan 07, 2022, 05:41 AM »



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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1353 on: Jan 07, 2022, 06:47 AM »

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1354 on: Jan 07, 2022, 06:55 AM »
Nice fish, first ice is great.
If fishing is a sport are we considered athletes?

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1355 on: Jan 07, 2022, 07:00 AM »
Nice walleyes....h2l
Northville, NY

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1356 on: Jan 07, 2022, 11:39 AM »
Awesome fish man! I probably donít know anyone you guys know, unfortunately Iím from mass. Thanks for the report, look like some nice walleye that will be a new species for me, donít have many of those in MA but looking forward to it!

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1357 on: Jan 07, 2022, 04:50 PM »
Real nice eyes!

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1358 on: Jan 09, 2022, 08:28 AM »
Looking for info on the state boat launch on north shore road. Is it open for access? If so how is the ice on this part of the lake? A previous post said 5-6 on most of the lake. Iíve only fished out of that launch open water. Thanks

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1359 on: Jan 09, 2022, 09:14 AM »
Go to Northampton camp grounds ,north end good access, ice

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1360 on: Jan 09, 2022, 10:33 AM »
Only one guy off the campsite yesterday. FYI the gate wasn't open yet...h2l
Northville, NY

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1361 on: Jan 09, 2022, 08:46 PM »


All these on tip ups or jigging? Never targeted walleye any advice would be awesome

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1362 on: Jan 10, 2022, 10:04 AM »
Tip ups, put a medium shiner about a foot off bottom and fish last couple hours of light and 1st couple hours of dark. Biggest mistake is rushing to pull a tip up that got hit, let them eat.  I give them 3 or 4 min before messing with the tip up. Try to set hook too soon, you will lose 8 out of 10 fish.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1363 on: Jan 10, 2022, 10:45 AM »
Tip ups, put a medium shiner about a foot off bottom and fish last couple hours of light and 1st couple hours of dark. Biggest mistake is rushing to pull a tip up that got hit, let them eat.  I give them 3 or 4 min before messing with the tip up. Try to set hook too soon, you will lose 8 out of 10 fish.

This is all fantastic advice. 

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1364 on: Jan 10, 2022, 11:45 AM »
Northampton had decent ice all of the areas i checked for the most part this past week. However,the south end Iím the further out Iíd try,the spud was going through in one or two hits so I had to turn around. Was hoping someone thatís been out the last few days could even pm me if itís gotten a little thicker in any southern areas,even such as broadalbin etc? I always spud and know the lake well,just trying to get an idea of what Iíll be walking into. Appreciate any help.

Offline Petercos22

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1365 on: Jan 10, 2022, 11:56 AM »
Hey pikemnan. Thanks for the info on Northhampton area. Heading that way Thursday. Kind of new to the lake and  want to try around Beacon Island some time as it is a little closer for me. After tonight and tomorrow night is would be surprising if the South end does not lock up as well. Good luck and let us know. Thanks again RPudney for your info.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1366 on: Jan 10, 2022, 02:29 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1367 on: Jan 10, 2022, 02:47 PM »
Yep hoping for the same. The area I checked towards the southern end definitely wasnít very safe yet the last week,ice varied big time. Hope to hear something by the weekend.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1368 on: Jan 10, 2022, 04:45 PM »
Has anyone been out of Wally's yet? Sounds like you all are saying the southern end is a little sketchy the weather the next 2 days can put a few inches on really quickly though. Maybe I'll try and take a drive down tomorrow 🤔.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1369 on: Jan 10, 2022, 05:39 PM »
The other day there was okay ice in close, but the further you went out,there was as little as an inch in some spots with the spud before turning around. Itíll all depend what this cold does I guess. NorthHampton was the only consistent ice I found that was actually decent.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1370 on: Jan 12, 2022, 07:06 AM »
My son and I are heading up this way tomorrow for business meeting on Friday.  Never fished gsl, but love chasing walleye, perch and gills.  Only have Saturday to fish as I live 8 hrs away. I understand low light for the eyes, but curious if this lake has perch and gill bite. Not looking for Anyones spot, but maybe some general info, depths , etc. thanks in advance. 

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1371 on: Jan 12, 2022, 04:09 PM »
One decent eye and a couple small pike. But boy was that ice a rumbling and shaking today.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1373 on: Jan 13, 2022, 05:06 AM »
Looking for info on the state boat launch on north shore road. Is it open for access? If so how is the ice on this part of the lake? A previous post said 5-6 on most of the lake. Iíve only fished out of that launch open water. Thanks

I think your referring to town of day ramp lakes narrow that way and has some current I second north hampton or sports pub until you get more familiar with the lake to start venturing around that arm of the lake always usually freezes first

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1374 on: Jan 13, 2022, 09:53 AM »
Thanks hardwater, yes town of day, I am familiar with the current in that part of the lake and will give it more time before I go check it.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1375 on: Jan 13, 2022, 06:59 PM »
Two walleye this evening in front of Sport Island. One short, the other just legal. released both.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1376 on: Jan 14, 2022, 06:01 AM »
Way to go Pete...h2l
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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1377 on: Jan 14, 2022, 01:26 PM »
Good work Pete, I also fished gsl yesterday I caught one pike 24 inches, my cousin got a 12 inch walleye,a perch and had a big fish on that got away. Fished by beacon island it was a nice day to fish.
If fishing is a sport are we considered athletes?

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1378 on: Jan 14, 2022, 03:37 PM »
Thanks guys, all of your advice just starting to pay off. Expecting to only get more familiar.

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Re: Great Sacandaga Lake (BS)
« Reply #1379 on: Jan 14, 2022, 07:29 PM »
Cold day tomorrow, but dragging the shanty out and doing some fishing.  Always a good weekend when the shanty hits the ice.

 



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