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GAMBLER

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  1. The line for licenses at Runnings was 25 guys deep today.........
  2. I have 300 yds of 30lb Power pro, 7 colors of stealth core and room to spare on my Saltist 40.
  3. It started to and then the wind switched NW. Our Intake temp was 78 yesterday at 3pm. It was 61 when I left at 11pm. Its 59 right now and climbing.
  4. I'm not a fan of the September gun season at all. It will educate some deer and Does will 100% still be with fawns. I'm all for the late holiday hunt and the 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.
  5. Go offshore and have a blast with steelhead. September can be some of the best steelhead fishing of the year.
  6. I have both my 7 colors on 40's with a full spool of backing. I have my 10's on 50's, 7's and 5's on 40's.
  7. I was fishing it last Thursday evening with a ton of success (Not trout and salmon).
  8. East end kings are running due to water flow! They have received a ton of rain on the East end the past couple of weeks. The Salmon River was raging a couple weeks ago.
  9. This time of the year (late August) I find bigger browns will be in 62-70 degree water. As for structure, deep points and shoals (which the oak doesn't have a lot of) are keys to finding numbers and bigger browns. If you look East of the Oak, Devils Nose, Wautoma Shoals and Braddocks Point are some of the best deep water structure areas on the entire South shore. I also find slower speeds (1.8-2.2mph at probe) with Stinger Standard, Stingrays and mags work best for me. Free sliders and cheaters will take a ton of big browns at this time of the year. Those big hooks you see up off the bottom in piss warm water are usually big browns. Big browns seem to stray from the normal Thermal cline bottom intersection area more this time of year than any other. If the weather is stable, they will load up in the thermal cline/ bottom intersection. If the thermal cline is like it usually is in August (unstable), they move slightly off the zone. I have caught a lot of big browns fishing kings up high not too far from the thermal cline intersection. For example, 2019 in the fall LOC, we placed a brown fishing kings in 110' on a high diver. We fished the early morning in 60' for browns and caught a bunch but not many good ones. We took 4 browns late that morning up high fishing kings in that 100'-110'.
  10. Amazing what happens when the alewife disappear and they don't have to deal with the thiamine deficiency.
  11. The Canal in Brockport, Spencerport, Greece and Fairport are all great for carp. Corn on the bottom with light floro leaders. I take my son every summer and we catch a bunch every trip.
  12. There should be representation from every port, trib with a sustainable guide population and fishing related businesses that thrive off of the fishery. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Who? There is only about a dozen of us left and none of them are on the board. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. The truth of the matter is, we do not have any representation from Sandy on the stakeholders board. The little guy never gets a voice. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. The loss of the domestics is only going to hurt Tribs like Sandy. Sandy used to get great fall runs of domestics. High water years, most went way up but dryer years the lower sections had awesome numbers. What was their reasoning behind cutting the domestics. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  16. The browns are there. We fished them in early July and last week and caught browns of all sizes. The only exception seems to be browns from 5-9lbs. Lots of stockers up to 4 lbs and lots over 9lbs. Brown fishing is best in the summer after stable weather. We haven’t had that much this summer. When we have, the brown fishing has been good. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  17. They have no clue about which ports have better survival to adult hood. Most don’t imprint no matter where they are reared and end up back at the salmon river. The sandy pen project had the best survival (least mortality rate) and best weight even though most years our fish were held the shortest duration due to water temps. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  18. I get that Dave. They told Rob and I they it’s survival in numbers. More stocked at one site means more survival. So they take our program out of the equation (for better survival) and put our fish in Black River bay to run the gauntlet of some of the biggest populations of smallmouth, perch, lake trout and walleye. It’s complete BS. If it was truly about survival, the kings wouldn’t be put in a project with only 50,000 stocked. Yes the Black River more than likely has more fishing pressure than Sandy but they don’t have much of a long fishery until mid August. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. Then why the small project on Black River? Only 50,000 kings. It doesn't align with their stocking in numbers for better survival theory. They could have kept Sandy (one of the most successful pen projects on the entire lake) and left out Black River. It doesn't make sense to cut a successful project with a TON of volunteers to start in an unproven project. If it was truly about survival rates, Sandy would still be in the program. Year after year we had the best survival rate and growth rates of all the projects.
  20. The Sandy fish were taken away to stock in numbers at the bigger ports yet, they are starting a pen project in Black River bay of only 50,000 kings. They took a sucessful project away from Sandy and put it in a site that hasn't had a pen project before. They also took more stocking away from the West end fishermen.
  21. The kings are managed for the lake not the tribs. That is one reason why Sandy doesn't have kings. We have lost a marina and the majority of the boats that used to fish out of Sandy. As for stakeholders, there is a board set up of Captains, and guides that have input on the decisions / issues. As far as I know, there isn't any representation from any recreational anglers trib or boat on the board which IMO is a problem. They decided to put more kings in certain pen projects for survival in numbers. The sandy project was one of the most successful projects year after year. We worked with SUNY Brockport and they gave us and the DEC valuable information they compiled from the research they did on our project.
  22. They might have. Photo was taken too soon to tell!
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  24. There is more bone in those brown tines than most 1.5 year old bucks!
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