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Tim Bromund

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  1. On 10/13/2018 at 2:11 PM, rolmops said:

    In one of the meetings with the DEC Steve Lapin(?spelling) mentioned that increased pen raised salmon has a dramatic effect for better survival and these salmon do tend to stay closer to their pen river. At the same time he said that increasing the number of pen raised fish , will lower the the other stocking numbers in order to keep a proper balance in the water. He also said that he does not mind giving more fish for the pens as long as he can lower the other regular stocking accordingly.

    The regular stocked fish does not have a home river because they never were in a river when they smolted and chances are that they will go to the water where they were spawned, but they have no reason to return to or stay near their stocking river. On the other hand the pen raised fish does.

    I think that you western guys  should ask for more pen raising stock and accept the resulting decrease of fish of regular stocking that will swim away anyway. Overall,you would be better of.

    Did you ever think of putting pens in the Niagara river thereby creating a west end natural reproduction river not unlike the east end salmon river ?

    There have been pens in the Niagara since the origination of the Pen projects.

  2. 1 hour ago, rolmops said:

    That is very true. We have much the same problem on the east end where we have to wait until the middle of June for the Salmon to show up in good numbers

    True, but the difference is, your issue is based on water temp and is uncorrectable. Ours can be improved with modified stocking strategies.


    Particularly since half of the lake's charter fleet, and recreational fleet spends their spring parked down here in Olcott and Wilson filling their boxes with salmon.  I don't blame them for that, gotta go where the fishing is good,  but the simple fact is, there are a ton of fish taken out of the system out of the west end every spring and early summer, so when the migratory fish start heading home in mid August, we typically have very few of our resident fish left to stage and run and our fishing essentially flatlines in late August, unless you want to run offshore and chase 2 year olds. I'm just thinking that a revised stocking strategy might be able to correct some of that. It wouldn't really affect the fall east end fishing all that much with all of the wild fish that slam into the Salmon River every fall.


    Just my opinion.

  3. On 9/28/2018 at 9:51 AM, rolmops said:

    20% sounds like a lot, but natural reproduction will probably be up this season, because the spawning salmon are well fed this year. The controlled stockings are less significant every year.

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    Unless you fish the west end of the lake when our fish typically disappear in mid August as they head east.

  4. wrap of electrical tape on the spool for me.  1000 feet perfectly fills the spool on my Daiwa SG47 LC's.  Don't forget the first time you take them out to fish with, before you start using them, you want to take them out over deep water and let the entire spool out with a heavy weight (I use a 1 lb lead ball) and reel it back in to make sure the wire is spooled tight enough on the reel, line winders wont get it tight enough and the wire will dig into itself and bind up with the first screaming king you hook up on.  Been there, done that, no fun.

  5. They are fun to catch.  I've caught several over the years in the Menominee River in Wisconsin, which forms the border between Wisconsin and the Michigan UP where it flows into Green Bay, between Menominee Michigan and Marinette Wisconsin (Dad's home town).  They do actually have an open season for them there in the month of September with a season keep limit of 2 fish.  I've never been there then when the season was open, but I have caught them incidentally while walleye fishing in the river.  I've hooked bigger but, the biggest I've landed and released was about 5 feet/60 lbs. That was a lot of fun from shore on a 6 1/2' ugly stik and 8 lb test. It jumped clear out of the water 4 times during the fight.  You see them jumping all the time at the base of the first dam, just upstream of the Hattie St Bridge where I was fishing.  There are some big ones there I've seen jumping that were 7-8 feet long and over 100 lbs.


    It would be great if they can get the populations to recover sufficiently enough here to have a season for them at some point, even if it's strictly catch and release.



  6. On 3/12/2018 at 10:33 PM, Kwall said:

    I have 2 trip planned to fish out of Olcott, the weekend of 24 of June and weekend of 13 of July, my question is I want to do a kids weekend witch would be the better of the 2 , I’m from Michigan 


    There's no port on the lake I'd rather fish out of in mid July than Olcott.  Go with the July 13 weekend.


  7. Interesting conversation. I've had the Amish Outfitter Redwood boards for years, they have always pulled like a mule on steroids, to the point that I invested in the Cisco Electric Planer Reels because they were no fun at all to crank in by hand.

  8. Signed up yesterday! Anybody know if LOTSA sends you a confirmation email once you register? I never got anything from them.
    I do see my name on the list of attendees so I'm assuming I'm all set

    Yup. If you show up on the list, you’re all set.

    When I was doing it, I had to process all of the registrations manually and I sent each registrant a confirmation email. After 18 years as the Club Secretary, I retired at the end of last year. Chad here at LOU is running and maintaining our website now and he has everything automated. Once the payment processes, it automatically updates the list on the website.

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  9. Guys - as of November 30th we are 2/3 full. We expect to be sold out by the end of December. If your planning on attending, I wouldn't wait long to secure your seat or you may miss out on the cutting edge knowledge that Greg, Jason and Rick will be sharing in the school.

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  10. On 7/8/2017 at 1:42 PM, TileMan Dan said:

    I would check property deed for any right of ways. Typically only 5' from edge of road.

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    It depends on how the road is designated, most state/county roads are two rod or three rod roads.  A rod is 16.5 feet, so the right of way will extend 33' in either direction from the center line of the road. for a two rod rd. Residential streets are likely 1 rod roads, so the right of way will extend  16.5 feet from the center line.

  11. 11 minutes ago, pvelyk said:

    Depends on your definition of novice.  They are not going to teach you how to use downriggers, planer board or dipseys or your electronics.  They expect you to know the mechanics.  What they will teach is where to look for the fish during different seasons and weather conditions.  What lure selections based on conditions, light brightness, and bait available.  They will teach you tricks to up your catch.  Honestly this is a must class for just about everyone including beginners.  Just don’t ask the super beginner questions like how do I place my line in a release during the class.  Otherwise this will help your learning curve.


    Exactly, and if you really need the basic stuff, there will be basic learn to fish Lake Ontario sessions available periodically throughout the weekend in the 1 hour seminars, that will cover a lot of those topics.

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