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  1. FWIW: NYS tried to put very stringent ballast rules on incoming freighters & it was the Feds that shot it down. The Phosphorous laws were also 1st proposed & adopted by NYS. The good thing from the Feds is the USGS and I hope their funding doesn't get cut. Tom B. (LongLine)
  2. The ones with the devil face on them are eppinger's. Look like flutter chucks to me. 1st picture: top ones with the red bead are evil eyes. 7th picture: the ones towards the top (green with blk/yellow stripe) look like either southport slammers or northport nailers. Very bottom one in same picture is a Doctor spoon. (Loved that one as you could reverse the ring & the hook & get a completely different action) Tom B. LongLine
  3. I've always called it the anode fin. Don't know if that's right or not. It has absolutely nothing to do with the "tilt" of your boat at high speed. As the other guys said it's to counteract steering pull. Does your boat tip the same without the kicker on it? If not then it's a weight distribution issue. If it does then I'm thinking the boat isn't wide enough for that size power-plant & the only solution would be to invest in trim tabs. Tom B. (LongLine)
  4. Salmon Fishing '17 Come on spring! Tom B. (LongLine)
  5. make sure the area under he tape is very clean. Alcohol generally works great. If the tape had been removed with WD-40, tape won't stick very long. Tom B. (LongLine)
  6. Trade deficit with Mexico for goods is at 60 B for 2016. For services, it’s a surplus. US imported 80 B worth of vehicles last yr from Mex, so it makes sense to impose additional taxes on Mexican made vehicles & bring that manufacturing back in country. Get Ford & Chevy to invest billions in new factories here. Should be great short term…get construction jobs, get assembly jobs, get investments, drive stock prices sky high. But what happens when Mexico retaliates with tariffs on our exports? What happens when Ford & Chevy want return on their investment? (I don’t know, just asking) BTW, did anyone catch what both Ryan & McConnel’s said about reducing sanctions on Russia?
  7. A 16 ft'r deep v would be a very good boat for early morning fishing on Big O out of I-Bay. Winds generally don't pick up till 9:30-10:00am. Keep an eye on the weather. That area is well protected from East, South & most West winds . North winds can get somewhat narly tho. Tom B. (LongLine)
  8. port side for the kicker. Think prop wash. Starboard for the sonar - to keep it away from turbulence. (sounds scientific anyways) Tom B. (LongLine)
  9. So I got out & raked up some of the front lawn yesterday...January 22 in Rochester???????.... probably going to get dumped on tomorrow. Tom B. (LongLine)
  10. Welcome to the site Will. We're looking forward to your reports. Tom B. (LongLine)
  11. Pap - I agree: a large concentration of ammonia is very bad for aquatic life. But I think the question is about the phosphors/ates. There certainly has to be a balance there. I'm sure we don't want a glacial lake as nothing will live in that. It may be interesting to research the Lake Guardian's water chemical research with the best fishing areas. (Someone told me that Erie has dead spots, yet many guys brag about the Walleye fishing there.) Will the fishing even be better in the Black River a few years after it's been "cleaned out?" I don't know but I certainly hope so. Tom B. (LongLine)
  12. Reportedly, fishing's pretty good on the North shore & look at all the issues they've had with overflows in the last 3-4 yrs...Toronto, etc. If memory serves me right...the biggest trawl of alewives came off the North shore...something like 40,000 in one netting. In fact about 4-5 years ago there was a major dairy farm spill up on the east end of the lake...something like 40-50-60 tons of cow crap in a holding pond let loose into a trib. hmmmm..... Tom B. (LongLine)
  13. Genny's open but man that river is really flowing!
  14. Alewives Thinking about alewife’s – knowing what happened to Huron, Stocking cessation in Michigan & our own stocking reduction of Kings – got me curious about the worldwide population of these fish. I found this article in the Federal Register which I thought was interesting. If you have a couple of hours to kill, you may want to read through it. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2013/08/12/2013-19380/endangered-and-threatened-wildlife-and-plants-endangered-species-act-listing-determination-for Basically, it’s about saltwater alewife & river herring from the Northern part of Florida all the way up into Canada. 5 or 6 years ago, NOAA was petitioned to put both species on the Endangered Species List. They say neither saltwater species qualifies for endangered or threatened status however most states have banned or restricted catching them. Ocean and Lake Species (andronomus ..sp..and landlocked) are now physiologically different. Towards the end, in their conclusion, they say: “While neither species is currently endangered or threatened, both species are at low abundance compared to historical levels, and monitoring both species is warranted. We agree with the SRT that there are significant data deficiencies for both species, and there is uncertainty associated with available data.” They further say they’ll revisit the subject in 3-5 years, although earlier in the article they say it generally takes 18 years to obtain proof for their determination of endangered/threatened. That should be interesting. I find it interesting that it’s not just a Great Lake issue but that throughout its native range, the alewife is struggling. Also the requirements for getting listed are “wow”! I can’t help but thinking: One factor that all fishing literature talks about is that pollution affects fishing quality and yes I do agree with that, however back in the 60’s, Ontario was quite polluted, (Remember mercury, merex, dioxin, PCBs, and a whole bunch of others.) and there was a tremendous alewife population. Well, Ontario’s retention time is estimated at 6-7 years. (i.e. it takes 6-7 years to replace all the water in the lake) and I can’t help but wonder if the anti-phosphorous legislation, in just about all the states, had an undesirable side effect. For Ontario, especially in combination with the invasive mussels that take the other “good stuff” out of the lake. They do talk at length about climate change, but a few years back, that was quite the bandwagon to climb on. (I’m not saying that they’re wrong about it.) Oh, well, just thoughts. Tom B. (LongLine)