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Offline tigerwoodsmuskie

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #30 on: Jan 07, 2015, 01:06 PM »
Yo DBJ, put down the filet knife and let us know what up. Thanks brother.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #31 on: Jan 07, 2015, 02:02 PM »
was anyone crazy enough to fish the narrows today ?
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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #32 on: Jan 07, 2015, 02:06 PM »
Got a buddy out there yesterday and this morning. All dink gills. Watch your step some ice is pretty thin there.
I guess so ha
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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #33 on: Jan 07, 2015, 02:07 PM »
The bait shop is Otisco Lake Campgrounds and Marina   315-636-9925

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #34 on: Jan 07, 2015, 02:17 PM »
Ill be out there tomorrow midday if anyone wants to keep me company . I'm sure there will be a few out there .
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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #35 on: Jan 07, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Meathunter, I think the store you refer to is D&R Convenience (315)636-7721. Give em a ring and ask, they used to carry them and some tackle. Good food there too. If not, Ryfuns @ the campground further down might have them in (315) 636-9925. I haven't been there yet. The Mobile Gas station on Seneca Turnpike and 174 has a bait vending machine in the back parking lot that stocked crabs, nightcrawlers, salted minnows etc.

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« Reply #36 on: Jan 07, 2015, 04:20 PM »
Hope to try it sunday but only if we get to 4" solid or more. Call me chicken then call me dry!!
Pray for cold!
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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #37 on: Jan 07, 2015, 04:55 PM »
hey all how is every body?
we are making ice it is  thru the narrows not at the park yet
feb 14 &15 are the days to be out ;)

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #38 on: Jan 07, 2015, 04:57 PM »
and no locale bait yet, get it be fore you get here

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #39 on: Jan 08, 2015, 08:22 PM »
Welcome aboard salmonslayer
good ice, good buds, and good times that's what it's all about!!

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #40 on: Jan 08, 2015, 09:11 PM »

Welcome to the Shanty Salmonslayer.

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #41 on: Jan 08, 2015, 09:25 PM »
Any ice forming yet?  I am new to the area and hoping to catch some browns outta this deep vast lake?!
Welcome Salmonslayer.
I wish you a lot of luck catching any browns as they are very scarce, in my opinion. I really believe that as soon as the browns (and Landlocks) get stocked they become Laker candy. I watched DEC put in 9500 9-10" browns one afternoon most of them they just dumped at Public Landing. For days afterward you could see a cloud of them out in front of PL milling around just like they do in the hatchery. Easy pickings for the hungry lake trout! Nothin' but candy! Very few get caught anymore. As many as they stocked for 5-6 years now, they should be getting caught like they did back in the eighties.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #42 on: Jan 08, 2015, 10:37 PM »
Anyone heard about any derby on otisco?

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #43 on: Jan 09, 2015, 06:52 AM »
just remember fellas picks and a length of rope could save you or someone else. Have fun and I will be out there with you soon.

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #44 on: Jan 09, 2015, 08:01 AM »
Everyone who is PM'ing me about bait availability- Tom & Kelly's Store, Corner of Rt 20 and Rt 80, Springfield Center (I have NO affiliation with the owners) has their shiners in and ready to sell. They also sold suckers last year (but not yet). Spikes and mousey's he expects will be there supposedly today but tomorrow for sure according to the owner Tom this morning. Also they have tackle, Non Ethanol gas, beer, coffee, snacks.
  Hope this helps everyone that is searching for bait for Cando, Youngs and the rest of northern Otsego County.

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #45 on: Jan 09, 2015, 08:47 AM »
Thanks for that info Jim! Agree with you on the browns and especially now with the dire situation of the sawbelly population, I can't see it turning around anytime soon unless a dramatic shift occurs with the forage base. At least the lakers will be eating good for a while!  :)

Will be seeing you soon I hope!

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #46 on: Jan 09, 2015, 08:57 AM »
DEC stopped stocking browns,salmon and walleyes 2yrs ago. just lakers now.

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Re: otsego lake ice condictions
« Reply #47 on: Jan 09, 2015, 09:00 AM »
Has anyone checked the ice today? I Plan on being out tomorrow... Heading home tonight.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #48 on: Jan 09, 2015, 10:52 AM »
Anyone heard about any derby on otisco?

I just visited nyoutdoortalk.com and answered my own question

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #49 on: Jan 09, 2015, 12:03 PM »
Does Otisco have a plentiful smelt population?
I remember back 20 years fishing for perch on the south end I would catch quite a few.
The tug is the drug.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #50 on: Jan 09, 2015, 12:31 PM »
Does Otisco have a plentiful smelt population?
I remember back 20 years fishing for perch on the south end I would catch quite a few.

Ignore this post. I got my finger lakes messed up. It was Owasco lake.
The tug is the drug.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #51 on: Jan 09, 2015, 04:33 PM »
Is there ice down to the park yet?  If not how do you get out there?  Would like to come up tomorrow!

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #52 on: Jan 09, 2015, 05:03 PM »
Barely safe ice near the dam. Just keep driving past the park and you'll see cars near the guard rail up on the north end.

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #53 on: Jan 10, 2015, 03:34 AM »
the ice is about 4'' at the dam still some soft spots
the park is not safe yet it has been a little slow making ice on the big side
d&r do's not have bait yet
ryfuns has some minnows no grubs as of Thursday
bear wood bait has grubs and minnows
be friendly and safe it is going to get crowded :)
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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #54 on: Jan 10, 2015, 08:13 AM »
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Some people had questions on where exactly the narrows were.

Offline craigski1980

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #55 on: Jan 10, 2015, 02:03 PM »
looking for the latest on the ice out there. Safe?Sketchy? Fish? thanks all

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #56 on: Jan 11, 2015, 03:10 AM »
ice inside the narrows is 4'' or so
the main lake has open water
out by the park has been froze for 3-4 days

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #57 on: Jan 11, 2015, 06:12 AM »
anyone headed out early this morning ?

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #58 on: Jan 11, 2015, 02:02 PM »
Just a heads up to everyone at Otisco. Watch your gear!  I left my lunch on the back of my truck this morning by the gaurd rail. I knew I left it but wasn't worried nor willing to walk back to get it. When I walked off this afternoon, it was gone. Lol. Someone stole my lunch. I really don't care, but  I'm just glad it wasn't my sonar or camera. Karma is a [email protected]#!  I hope it's your sonar that gets stolen as pay back.   

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Re: otisco lake bs thread
« Reply #59 on: Jan 11, 2015, 02:07 PM »
little heads up ,there are a few neighborhood dogs that consider lunches left out as fair game......as  fair  as  gear  of  course  keep it locked  up  ...all it takes  is one  dishonest person ...as  far as the  fisherman  I never fished  in a nicer  area  with people more  willing tto help I blew a  tranny line  few  years ago and  couple  guys  went  got me  fluid  and  wouldn't  even take a  cup of coffee .....

 



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