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Old 09-13-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
T man
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Fishing near Inlet, NY in mid-October

Hi, I'm brand new to the adkforum - glad to be aboard!

My buddies and I are driving to Inlet, NY for our annual fall trip to the Adirondacks, Oct. 13 - 17. We have been staying at the Dear Meadow Motel & Cottages for well over ten years, now. Two of us deer hunt, and two of us fish.
The last few years, we have been timing our visit to the opener of muzzleloader hunting, and the beginning of the draw-down of the Fulton Chain (so hopefully, the docks will still be in place at the Fourth Lake DEC launch ramp in Inlet, and there still will be enough water depth to launch at the Seventh Lake DEC ramp).

I will be trailering my 17.5 ft. Sylvan, with a 90 hp. engine & 6 hp. kicker.
In the past, we have fished some on Fourth Lake, and a little bit on First - Third Lakes, Seventh Lake, and some years ago on Raquette Lake.
Mostly trolling spoons / crank baits for lake trout & land locked salmon. Some casting / trolling for Tiger Muskies. We use baitcasting &/or spinning equipment.
We have picked up (catch & release) a few small lakers, and smallmouth bass. However, in general, WE NEED SOME HELP!!

We have some lake maps, with bottom contours / depths, of Seventh & Eighth Lakes.
Also have a Lowrance Global Map 3500 (mapping GPS), with a Navionics SD card containing maps with bottom contours & depths of some of the "local" lakes (specifically: Fulton Chain 1st - 4th, Raquette, Blue Mountain, Indian, & Tupper Lakes). [I believe Limekiln Lake campgrounds / launch is closed down after Labor Day]

As one fellow fisherman to other fishermen: Looking for some suggestions / help - please! Anything will be appreciated. Please be as specific as you can.
What lakes? What areas in those lakes?
Lures? Presentation? Likely depths? Trolling speeds?
Is it worth the drive (from Inlet) to go to Blue Mountain, Indian, or Tupper Lakes?

Thank you for your help and advice.

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Old 09-14-2006, 09:48 AM   #2
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Isn't it amazing that with all the technology and horsepower the boat doesn't get filled with fish.

The fish are there, keep looking and you'll eventually find them.
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:53 AM   #3
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Im very familar with that area and I would suggest staying on Seventh Lake. Check out Creekwaders other post titled new observations. Tupper, Blue, Raquette all offer good fishing but I would concentrate your efforts on Seventh.There are some HUGE fish in there and come October theyll be much easier to catch. Fourth and the rest of the Fulton Chain can also be quite good in October and should give you enough variety/change of scenery to keep you happy without a long drive (more fishin time). Im not much of a spincaster guy anymore mostly flyfishing these days so Im not much help with techniques.
Whatever you do DONT SHOOT MY BUCK! Just kidding good luck!
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:19 PM   #4
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Thank you.

Any other comments?
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:46 PM   #5
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Creekwader knows those lakes pretty well.
But I don't recall him ever using electronics.

pondhopper Listens, and rarely says a word.

I wish you Good Luck gettin' a Chunk of info outta either of those guys...!
The fishing was really good for 10,000 years.
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