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    Lake Ontario
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    The Great Outdoors
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    Sandy Creek, Hamlin, NY
  • Boat Name
    The Legacy

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  1. For the Love of Copper!

    Okuma has not discontinued them, they have only stopped shipping them to the US.There are still a few around but its getting extremely tough to find them. Try ebay.
  2. Knots

    The two popular choices are 1. An Albright knot Or 2. Use a heavy swivel for copper your leader connection. Haywire twist on the copper side and Palomar on the leader side Sent from my XT1585 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. SOL Question

    Here is the law copied from the NYSDEC website in which they had a hard time explaining to us. Regulations for Harvested Fish Fish cleaning law It is illegal on New York State waters to possess walleye, black bass, brook trout, lake trout or Atlantic salmon that have been cut, dismembered, filleted, skinned or otherwise altered so that the species and total length of such fish cannot be easily determined. However, these fish may be gilled or gutted. Other species of fish may be filleted provided that the skin is not removed from the fillets. This regulation allows more effective enforcement of harvest regulations on protected game fish. Fish carcass disposal law It is illegal to discard any fish carcass, or parts thereof, into the freshwaters of the state within 100 feet of shore or upon any public or private lands contiguous to and within 100 feet of such water, except: On private lands by owners of such lands. If properly disposing into suitable garbage or refuse collection systems or by burial. Where incidental cleaning of fish for consumption is permitted. However, resulting waste may not be disposed of within 100 feet of any public launching or docking site unless into a suitable refuse collection system. Live fish and fish which must be returned to the water because of size limits, open seasons and daily limits are not subject to the fish carcass disposal law. Transportation Transportation of fish is permitted as follows: Fish caught in New York State No more than two days’ legal take of nonsalable fish may be transported unless a permit is obtained from a DEC Regional Office, or the fish are frozen, processed and packaged for storage. Smelt, suckers, alewives, and blueback herring taken by dip nets or angling, and suckers taken by spearing, may be transported overland by motorized vehicle for consumption purposes only. Once those species are transported away from the water body, they may not be transported back to any water body for use as bait. Salable fish may be transported in any number. Baitfish transportation regulations.
  4. SOL Question

    Is your question "why would you clean your catch on your boat vs the cleaning station"?
  5. State of the Lake meetings

    good, save me a seat!
  6. State of the Lake meetings

    Looks like a different venue. https://www.cwgp.org/media/pdfs/ritmap-auditoriums.pdf
  7. For the Love of Copper!

    30# braid is not my ideal choice for copper backer. I think it will do the job on short coppers but on long coppers I would suggest at least 50# or the 65# that I use. The 65# Blood Run Braid that I use may seem like overkill but once you work with heavier braid you will realize that it is much more user friendly. I actually started using the 65# on my slide divers for this reason. The larger diameter braid holds better in planer board releases and on inline releases. Braid can be tough on the hands and the larger diameter line is also less likely to saw through your fingers. Larger diameter means better durability. One of the biggest reasons we use braid as backer is for spool space and its much smaller diameter of braid vs mono. There is really not a whole lot of difference in diameter between 30# and 65#, just a few thousandths. In the end it is really the piece of mind of better break strength that sets it apart from other options. You start pulling around a 700' copper and that tends to put a lot of stress on you backer. Before you even get a fish on you are pulling around a ton of weight on that line. In that scenario the backer becomes the weakest link in the setup and I don't like that idea. I like to fish my stuff to the limits of the leader and nothing else. At the end of the day it will be cheaper that way.
  8. For the Love of Copper!

    Copper has certainly made its way onto walleye boats. Some of the captains that do double duty and fish Lake Ontario along with Lake Erie have been using Blood Run 32# copper so they can use the same gear in both lakes. Blood Run has also developed 20# copper which has been a huge hit among the walleye crowd. You cannot deny the attraction of snaking leadcore and fish. Unlike copper leadcore struggles to achieve depth. 5' per color has always been tossed around as a general rule of thumb but its far from truth at salmon speeds. In order to come close to these depths you must troll slow and be around 1.8 mph. At 2.5 mph you would be getting about 3' of depth per color.
  9. For the Love of Copper!

    This chart really tells the story. It really shows the track of copper vs speed. Check out Blood Run for dive charts of an array of trolling coppers and leadcore. https://bloodruntackle.com/dive-charts/
  10. For the Love of Copper!

    Sorry Pap. Ill post some dive charts for ya!
  11. Grimsby guy

    Welcome to the site!
  12. Pole Bender

    Welcome to the site!