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  1. Then they shouldn't have messed with it. Maybe they should have at least thought about ramifications and a little more detail of the entire system. i.e treat the disease, not the symptoms. True, it also contains a lot of pharmaceuticals which are currently high on the list of major pollutants in the lakes. I used to think that too until I realized they aren't located off shore and looked at the water current charts for the lake. Means it doesn't have to travel nearly as far. Edgemere, Beach & parts of the Parkway (& land) got washed really well and are ready for a lot more chemicals. If (big if) the chemicals are biodegradable, I'd rather they degrade on land than in the water. I also favor a slow release so that wildlife has a chance of adapting rather than the shock value of a major release. I'm all in favor of environmental stewardship but politicians really blew it! 2014 means they didn't allow substantial water out of the system until it was too late. FEDs kicked the sportsmen & landowners right in the teeth just so as to extend the shipping season and allow the freighters to come in longer in the year dumping what ever. (Remember NYS law about ballast exchange got shot down by Feds) What's the current outflow right now? Water should have gone down a lot more than it has. Tom B. (LongLine)
  2. High water means more erosion and flooding of land owners property. Landowners (farmers) that have fertilized their lawns (fields) for years. Guess where that fertilizer has/is going. Unfortunately that "modern" stuff is going to help the wrong "seaweed" and wrong algae thrive. A few sewer systems/septics were flooded this last year. Guess where the sewage went. High water also means it'll take longer for any ice to form on the lake. It'll form in late Jan early Feb then be gone in late Feb or early March. i.e lake won't have ice on it nearly as long as it used to, hence lake will warm up much faster and higher temp will go much deeper later in summer. Baitfish reproduction is temperature dependent not depth dependent. The spawning runs are affected by temperature. Warmer lake late in year also means a lot more "lake effect" snowfall which means towns will use a lot more road chemicals that will eventually wash into you guess where. The environmentalists argument was that it would be good for the wetlands to be rinsed alternately high & then dry out with low water. The didn't consider wetlands staying high. (where are these wetlands anyway?) The environmentalists should have probably turned their attention to the birds. Anyone see the huge flocks of Canada Geese this year? Tom B. (LongLine)
  3. Genny was closed yesterday. Water over N dock, South dock about 1/8" above water line.
  4. I don't know much about the decking, but one thing to remember is that 4 riggrs in the water will put a lot of torque/twist/pull on the board brackets. Make sure you have a good solid backer plate under the gunnels. (Much wider and longer that whatever you attach the board to above the gunnels.) As to a metal board, I think a channel would work much better than a solid piece. Also, stainless is liable to get hot on a bright day so I wouldn't want my mono line to touch it late July. Tom B. (LongLine)
  5. No, it's a regular 2x8. Check the end grain before you buy. Get as straight an end grain as you can. Pressure treated will warp bad as those timbers come from center of trees. (They cup, crack & shrink bad over time) . Tom B. (LongLine)
  6. Here's what I did many many years ago, a hinged board & it's still going strong. (note I never leave gear in my boat) I placed two permanent pieces of aluminum bolted to gunnels with backer plate underneath: I use two screws per end to hold the board: (wing nuts locked in place on 1/4x20's) A hinged board allows me to get the riggers out away from the boat. Even tho' I've got extendable booms, I can swivel the riggers parallel to the boat to change lures (forward) & never have to worry about bouncing the weights off the side of the boat and don't have to lift the rigger. Also just hinge it upward to land at dock. Works for me. I would not use aluminum for the board. It will bend over time. Tom B.
  7. Look at your engine when the boat turns. Did the engine turn? Some outboards will turn because of vibration and loose steering. In this case the engine just has to be held securely. Others turn because of the exhaust: The anode tab is usually installed at a little angle to the lower unit to help boat performance at higher speeds. At low speed, the exhaust pushes against it and the difference in water speed/pressure past it causes the boat to turn. In this case you have to "over-steer" a little in the opposite direction and securely hold it there. Anything you hang off to the side won't help if your being steered in one direction or the other
  8. A $2 bungee cord to the steering wheel works great. Tom B. (LongLine)
  9. Like Brian, I'd like to see more on the low end but that isn't likely with the shipping interests on the lakes. Water is naturally blue and generally darker as the lake gets deeper. It means there's very little particulate suspended or dissolved in the water. Cloudy green usually signals algae growth, low oxygen & lots of nutrients. Neon green signifies "whiting" where calcium carbonate forms i.e. changes in water temp, low carbon dioxide & increases in photosynthesis. Blue-green generally means algae blooms. Browns denote "crap" in the water.
  10. Pyramid: 1 thru 4 oz Torpedo: 3, 4 & 5 oz Large Bank: 2, 3, 4, & 5 oz (plus those shown previously) Flat: 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1 1/2, 2, 3, 4 & 5 oz
  11. very nice. Tom B. (LongLine)
  12. 3 pounds? No can do. Can do 1/2 tru 5 oz regular bank & flat banks; 3- 5 oz torpedoes; 1/2 thru 2 oz Keels; and 1 - 4 oz pyramids, Also do some pinch-ons. Tom B. (LongLine)
  13. The guy with the camp for sale on Chippeway has some interesting water level pix for 2012, 13, 17 & this weekend ("Chippeway Bay seasonal camp for sale") Tom B. (LongLine)
  14. Keel Sinker lot consisting of 2 pc 2 oz, 2 pc 1 1/2 oz, 2 pc 1 oz and 2 pc 5/8 oz. $12.50 per lot. PM for ship charge. Paypal only . 2 lots avail. US only Bank sinker lot. 75 pcs: 15 each size - 1/2oz, 3/4 oz, 7/8 oz, 1 oz, 1 1/2 oz. $15.00 per lot PM for ship charge. Paypal only . 2 lots avail. US only. Yes, I made them myself. Can also make Flats, Torpedos, & Pyramids if interested. Tom B. (LongLine)
  15. Longitude & latitude. (GPS coordinates) Tom B. (LongLine)
  16. At 5 pm the water gage at Olcott was down about 10" and at Cape Vincent up about the same.
  17. Remember December 4, 2006? Wait - There's more: Apologies to anyone I missed That's a long membership list! (ReelJerks & KingMe are they only two longer) Tom B. (LongLine)
  18. Happy Turkey to all, Tom B. (LongLine)
  19. Generally the more outlandishly bright the color, the better.
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