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  1. BBM - If the number of fish were a great as you imply then yes the DEC should have been notified. I'm sure they would've appreciated a photo of what you saw, if possible. It might be a case of a fishkill due to the recent cold then hot sun & shallow water there but probably best to let DEC make that determination. Tom B. (LongLine)
  2. Musky put up a good set in next section: http://fishing.lakeontariounited.com/vi ... php?t=1259 Tom B. (LongLine)
  3. Thanx Jerry. I hadn't seen that one before. Tom B. (LongLine)
  4. Just read on the front page of the 20 April ed. of Rochester Business Journal: RG&E has decided to reverse its 2003 decision to close Russell Station. They're now saying that they are going to invest in the clean air technology to handle the air pollution. Roughly $500Million. (Wonder if they're going to want my $7.32 share from the sale of Ginna back?) Tom B. (LongLine)
  5. Gots ta keeps dems flies zipped, don'd wants peoples tinking ya useng wrong lures, does ya? :roll: Tom B. (LongLine)
  6. Andre, Browns are all along the shore in Central Big-O right now, From Hamlin to Oswego. What's generally been reported here in this section is from out in the lake, not in the bays. If there's a wind from West-SW to East-SE, Braddocks to I-Bay is calm as it's protected from those directions. The county launch on the North end of I-bay has 3 lanes. Early morning all 3 used for launching. A 16 Ft'r shouldn't have any problems in the channel if you stay somewhat towards the west side. The water in I-Bay from the launch to the last markers towards the Bay bridge, in the bay, is only 5-7 ft deep. South of the markers it goes down to 65-70 pretty quickly. I have an 18 ft'r and launch at Charlotte. River is roughly 20 ft deep from the launch to the lake. (except the one sandbar where it comes up to about 8 ft). 4 lanes w/ permanent docks right where the fairy used to park. As long as your boat is in good shape & you stay awake at the wheel, you shouldn't have any problem in either place. H.I.H. Tom B. (LongLine)
  7. Just want to thank all you guys for sharing your efforts/results from a great weekend, all over the lake. Looks like we’re off to a banner year on Big-O. Thanx KingMe, Thanx LOU, Thanx DEC & USGS, Thanx Pen Rearing groups & Thanx to everyone involved with the fishery. Tom B. (LongLine)
  8. I don't know guys. Looks like the water's mixing to me. 4/21/07 4/23/07 Never been my dream to go to Cleveland, but I think it's just west of line "C". But regardless, It's warming up fast. Tom B. (LongLine)
  9. Mark Here's a few I generally look at: http://weather.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/fmtbltn ... loz043.txt http://www.coastwatch.msu.edu/ontario/o21.html http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=45012 http://www.lakevision.com/index.htm http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/glc ... pe=N&hr=00 http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/ ... n=o&page=1 http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ridge/radar_lit ... R&loop=yes http://www.pultneyvilleyachtclub.org/weather.htm http://www.instacam.com/showcam.asp?id=CG013&size=S Good luck with the outdrive Tom B. (LongLine)
  10. Tom - A big freeking log :!: Saw 2 others just a little bit smaller. Boaters - Keep your eyes open :!: :!: :!: Hit one of these at 30 mpg & you won't lose your lower unit...you're going down. Tom B. (LongLine) BTW Nessie is in Europe, Bessie is out there in Big-O
  11. 4/21 & boy did it feel good to finally get out there and see this: Launched at the Genny around 6:00. Blew a little smoke firing her up but everything checked out fine. Putted around a little then put them out on the west side & headed towards Russell. River temp 46F, out front 44F, west in 15Ft – 42 F (surface). Blue surface water at 35Ft was 39.5F. Did the North-South thing in front of Russell out to 40 FOW, till I spotted this “hull busting beastâ€Â
  12. Pat Try some "Un-Du". It softens "stick-um" type glues and has a plastic scrapper with it. I've used it on really old lures to remove tape and it takes off only the tape & glue - won't hurt paint jobs. It's formulated to take off old price stickers that are always stuck where you don't want them. Available at all craft supply stores. (Michaels, etc) Tom B. (LongLine)
  13. Hans - Off the wall suggestion if it's the rubber/plastic tubing your after. Get a bucket of hot-hot water; a couple clean rag strips; get in position to do the job; soak the rags in the hot water; remove & wrap around the hose. Might soften the hose & make it somewhat pliable. If you have any rubber residue, a little acetone or alcohol should take it off but be careful that stuff is as bad as gas ie. flammable. If it's metal, use a plumbers tubing cutter but have extra disc blades handy. When you install a new rubber hose, put just a "dab" of vasoline, chalk or talc on the connector first, then assemble. (Obviously don't let it get into the tank) Tom B. (LongLine)
  14. Lund SSS - Welcome to the board. (Us "central guys" gotta stick together) BTW "Sandy guys" only think there's fish over there. (I-Bay is gonna be the spot this year) Tom B. (LongLine)
  15. Go'K Beautiful pics. Hard to believe that's Oswego. I figure over 30 miles straight line by nautical charts. Here's an explanation on how to figure out how far you can see over water. http://www.boatsafe.com/kids/distance.htm Tom B. (LongLine) p.s. talk about polution. man, look at that cloud :!:
  16. Well, believe it or not, the 1st five do count towards being able to fish this year… Clothes dryer Furnace Expansion Tank set-up Computer & Cluster board for wife’s van EGR pickup tube for truck Root Canal Rim, tire & bearings for boat trailer Homemade rigger board w HM rod holders Bulk spool of Maxima 10Lb Mullet 23 spoons, 6 plugs, bunch of flies Box of old time trott-line clips (New bill collector for 1st five doesn’t count though) Come on tax refund!!!! Tom B. (LongLine)
  17. Billy - There’s no harm in putting the release below the probe. Probably depends on where your riggers are mounted & your technique for attaching the line. (I.E. pull the ball in with a lanyard, swivel rigger to the side of the boat, etc.) However I have had tangles when the probe occasionally spins above water in a decent chop when I’ve attached release below the probe. I swivel rigger to the side of the boat where I can easily reach it. I’m not coordinated enough enough to swivel the rigger back into position and lower it without spin. Doesn’t take much to nick light line. Above the probe, I’ve never had that problem running solo, even in a decent chop. If you use any release that can rotate on a coated cable, it’ll wear thru the coating real fast which is why I figured out that trick with the spray tube on 150 Lb and wire insulation on the 210 Lb stuff. With a wear spot from a Black's on 150 Lb cable, I lose signal about 65-70 Ft down. Tom B. (LongLine)
  18. Erin - This the site you're looking for? http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/OnLineViewe ... rTable.htm Try 14805 -14806 ( If the link doesn't work then just backspace off the "greatlakesviewertable" and look for a link on the page that comes up) D't'T - Love that one. Who says there's no structure in Lake Ontario??? Tom B. (LongLine)
  19. SK’2 – That’s basically it. Those transom eyebolts are a heck of a lot stronger than any deck cleat. You really don’t need the swivel/pulley if you don’t want it. The bucket won’t be zipping across the wake like a skier & will move just rope on rope. You really don’t have to buy a ski harness. Just tie a couple of those clamp/clip/hooks (like you have on the cable/strap on your trailer) on a piece of rope. Initially, the way I got the length was to set it up on the boat out of the water. Length is right when rope will clear the motor housing but won’t fall below the cavitation plate. I think mine is 3/8â€Â
  20. ...glow for hours when properly charged with invisible light :?: :roll: Tom B. (LongLine)
  21. Ditto ... what R'D' said Tom B. (LongLine)
  22. Fishstix, Thanx for the site. "dam aliens, who put that island there?" Tom B. (LongLine)
  23. Sk’2 I also run an 18 ft’r with an outboard. I have an engine/water well & storage compartment that block off access to the very back of the boat. That with the riggers, engine, and probes makes the side of the boat the easiest area to land a fish. Therefore when I want to go real slow I use the old 5 gal plastic bucket. I use a pulley/harness like you would with a water skier, to keep it directly behind the engine at all times. As Jerry said it does float. In addition it won’t turn your boat when fishing alone & landing a fish so I don’t have to go to neutral. I have about a dozen 5/8â€Â
  24. Unfortunately the typical wind direction gizmo can only detect the local wind direction & velocity at the height where it is positioned. If it is positioned at 50 ft above ground level at the Oak, it cannot tell you what the winds are doing at the 2000 ft level nor what’s going on in Oswego at the 50 ft level. NOAA utilizes weather balloons to study what’s happening in the upper regions & just about every whether station reports its own wind meter readings. It is not unusual to have different levels of the atmosphere traveling in different directions or in the same direction but simply at different speeds. The “Jet-Streamsâ€Â
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