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steelhead'r

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  1. Well to get back to the start of this thread, where are the returning salmon? My credentials is that I worked in DEC fisheries for 35 years and fished Great Lakes steelhead and salmon since the mid 70's. I started in Michigan tribs but found the jewel of the Great Lakes called Salmon River. I was on the river 25-30 weekends between Labor Day and the spring ESLO at the end of april. My lake fishing was just to fill in in my off season. Then the resident landowner screwed up the right to fish navigable waters. About the same time as DEC and Ontario cut stocking numbers and the catch dropped. I got spoiled with the reduced numbers of fish and rarely walk the streams any more. I'm left to just lake fishing the lake now. Its Oct 1st the peak of the salmon run isn't until around Columbus Day. Salmon will run earlier though if there is a rise in water levels ( August if they had a tube race) not primarily water temp. We had that on Salmon River with daily raising and lowering of water releases for hydroelectric generation. Then they messed that up with a constant slightly higher than low flow. With the great salmon catch this year in the lake runs in the streams will come. We have not had rains enough raise stream levels so not many fish are in the tribs. but with salmon changing biologically to spawn they will run soon regardless of water levels. As for Vinnie I fished with him before he had a boat and still fish with him. He is the most fine tuned fisherman in details and observations. Listen to him.
  2. When DEC started in 1973 it was agreed on that DEC would manage and build small sites and OPR (parks) would take care of the larger sites. it is unfeasible for dec to collect launching fees on these small sites. Sites like Oak Orchard west side and Sampson on Seneca lake are parks. The public use section of DEC kept trying f or years to get a small fraction of 1% of the gas sales tax which would be more than enough to build new sites and manage all DEC sites. They may be still trying to get that money but state legislators are very stingy with money. Boat launches are not on their radar
  3. after thought about ramp. Since this in the wetland you would need a wetlands permit due to the filling. probably the biggest obstacle in this project
  4. I use to manage this site and other region 8 launches when I worked for the state. The only solution is to revamp the launching area, ramp and docks. T he turn around area would have to be raised a foot or more to prevent its flooding. With the extreme diiference in water levels. The ramp needs to be extended to meet the new turn around area without changing the slope of the ramp (13 1/2% to 15 1/2% slope). Or replaced entirely. the docks would be the same, revamped or replaced. they need to be removed in the winter due to the massive ice flow in the spring. talking lots of bucks.
  5. retire. Then you'll have lots of time to fish. good to see you're still out there. See ya at sandy sometime
  6. anyone else having a problem with getting updated wave forecast from Weather Underground?
  7. great name but it is/was used by a druggist out of the Oak
  8. steelhead'r

    Air Fryer

    I've always heard that if it taste good it's not heathy. Does that mean if it's heathy it doesn't taste good.
  9. Yeh Windburn that's me. Glad you still have the Steelhead'r and still catching fish. I still miss it now and then when i want to fish and its too rough for our 16 footer. good luck this year and maybe we can hook up fishing.
  10. Last week my son saw two longbeards at two locations strutting and gobbling. Oh Boy
  11. Yup. Same thing happened to Gander Mountian. After opening too many stores to fast in bad locations they thought Hilary was a sure thing. with high gun sales before the election they bought 500 million dollars worth of guns, Trump won and they couldn't make payments.
  12. Yes the flooding will bring more nutrients to the lake. Adding nutrients increase the bottom of he food chain and is carried up to the top predator. However I don't think the volume of nutrients in this event will add much to the large volume of Lake Ontario. Also zeebs will feed on this nutrient increase
  13. I investigated fishkills for DEC for many years. It doesn't seem that an updwelling would be possible this time of year. The deep water temp should be 39 degrees, At this temp water is the most dense. Surface temps are very close to 39. Fish die when they experience a large change in water temp as in summer. Resulting in a drastic change in their metabolism. Also all fish species in that effected area are killed, not just one. One species usually indicates a natural mortality like a disease.
  14. lots of good advice above. Decades ago I started stream guiding and it didn't last to long. The reason I quit could apply to chartering too. I didn't want to make my hobby my job.
  15. C&R? my granpappy always told me they have a better chance in the water than they do in the cooler
  16. Everyone in the boat during April must be wearing an approved PFD.
  17. ballistic wise the 7mm08 is very close to the 270 win. recoil for both is light. ammo availability is much more availale for the 270 as is selection of different brands/weight. Pa has always had rifle season and the 270 is by far the most popular. 270 in 130 grain bullet is the whitetail cartridge. Jack O'Connor would agree
  18. Hey DexWhat What a game. Are your feet back on the ground. Hopes some of their mojo rubs off on the Bruins
  19. First Tebow then Payton. I heard a rumor that Big Ben wants to change the number on his jersey.
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