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  1. You and I both know when these number occur the fish they are catching are Salmon and it is the easiest/safest time of the the year to release them and have them survive, Spring and early Summer. Not MID July, August and Early September. The Salmon we catch during these months also have just as high of a mortality rate as steelhead. Having observed over 40 years of properly releasing fish and the time of the year released.
  2. Last time I checked this is a democracy and every comment (Vote) should be counted (we do not want voter suppression here) weather it is a simple one word "I agree/disagree", it is a paragraph, an essay, or a book stating their posistion. Every stakeholder has a right to comment on this issue in the way they see fit no matter how simple or extravagant and if they choose to quote someone's words they have the right to do so, it is done all the time on fake news. I guess we will need to verify that all votes are being counted at the meeting on Nov. 6th.
  3. Gentlemen if you did not know there is a proposed reg change to the steelhead limit on LO to lower it to 2 in the open waters. The DEC currently has a comment period on this change for a 45 day period which already commenced last week. If you would like to read it the info is at http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/115977.html and http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/34113.html If you would like to comment the email address is: [email protected]ny.gov In the comment line you mus put: 6 NYCRR Part 10 Section 11-0317-Amendents to Great Lakes sportfishery regulation in 6NYCRR Part 10 This is my input, feel free to use any our all of my comments I am opposed the changes in this regulation in regards to limiting the possession limit of steelhead and rainbow trout to just 2 on the open waters of Lake Ontario. I believe that this change will do more harm to the populations survival of this species than good. Most steelhead are caught during the warmer months of the summer by the process of trolling baits, when the surface waters reach their highest temperatures and lowest oxygen content. The stress these fish endure during the process of hooking (in colder deeper water) and landing in these conditions, plus the fact the netting and removing of the hook is a process that must be completed out of the water (unlike the streams where the water temperature is lower and oxygen higher when these fish are available, along with the fish never having to be lifted from the water to be released), puts undo stress on this species especially when handling larger fish. Having an overall limit of 3 fish of any species with only 2 being steelhead, even makes the situation more intolerable since at this time of the year Salmon can/may be harvested in the same open lake waters. Anglers will continue to fish in the same area hoping to catch salmon and may/will continue to catch steelhead and have to release them after the exhausting event of landing them, most likely causing a higher mortality rate. The fact that there are multiple derby’s at this time of the year with the lower, limit it may cause anglers to cull already dead smaller fish if they land a large one that may be eligible for prize money, this will be virtually un-enforceable by the econ-officers since when checked the anglers will only have the 2 fish limit per person on board. With the recent cuts in salmon stocking the past few years, their availability could be drastically reduced forcing more anglers to target steelhead in the coming years putting more pressure on the steelhead population. By lowering it to 2 while still having a 3 overall for the combination limit could/will keep anglers catching steelhead and releasing mortally wounded fish, while if it remains at three most anglers will stop fishing when they reach their combination limit. This will be especially true for professional (Charter Captains) fishermen. So in conclusion this regulation change will cause more mortality in the open lake steelhead population than its intended purpose of trying to increase survival. Bob Songin Forgot to add that anyone can comment on this issue even out of state license holders
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  5. County Launch is Open on the East Side of the Oak but the State Launch on the West side is closed
  6. The issue is that no captains have received a ticket in recent years or the community would have known about it, the captains are a close group and it would have come up. Almost all of them know about the issue that happen this year.
  7. Dave I know of this event there were 4 legal fishermen on the boat that day and the eco witnessed and talked to 2 legal fishermen getting off the boat though he did not ask either of them for fishing licenses, he also witnessed the other 1 get in his vehicle and drive away. The group had caught 10 fish then were driven of the lake by bad weather, do to the windy conditions and safety the captain chose to drop them off where he had picked them up and take the fish to his dock to clean and delver the fillets to them when he was done. That is when the eco came to his dock and ticketed the captain for over limit, the captain offered to call the fishermen the eco had witnessed get off his boat back to the boat but the eco refused to let him. The thing about this is your timing of the event is a little concerning since I do believe the steelhead pens were put together the same day as the salmon pens were which was March 30th, they were in the water April 8th, fish were delivered the same day and moved to their permanent docking spot. This event happen on April 12th so how could he discuss this event with you before it happen?
  8. Simple a 21 inch 2 fish reg will kill more than save I dont need to explain why I am sure you can figure it out.
  9. My clients found this Steelhead at Burt dam it had been cut open for its eggs then tossed back. So the question is why are they proposing a 2 Steelhead limit on the lake? video-1554892322(1).mp4
  10. 9 Tekota 600LC reels for sale New Drags last year $120 each free shipping. 4 Left 0 Left Bob email:[email protected] Text:585-733-5829
  11. 6 BWD 1101 8' 3" Ugly Stix trolling rods for sale very good condition $20 cash each. Will ship at your cost, if paid by paypal you must cover fees. Bob Songin text or call 585-733-5829
  12. Which two and when can you come over. I live off hover road by ridge and 390.
  13. l still have the rods, I am in Rochester.
  14. 2 Ugly Stik USBWD1101 8'3" rods $25 each 2 Shimano TDR-80M2B Rods for Sale $20 each Call Bob 585-733-5829
  15. if you mean did i maintain them yes
  16. Rochester but I will at the Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo in 2 weeks all weekend.
  17. 7 Tekota 600LC reels for sale. Drags replaced last year $100 each 2 Ugly Stik USBWD1101 8'3" rods $25 each 2 Shimano TDR-80M2B Rods for Sale $20 each Call Bob 585-733-5829
  18. We will be receiving our Salmon for the Pens on Thursday April 5th at about 12:00 PM hope you can make it to give us a hand. See you all there. Thx
  19. NIck, just to be clear so there is no confusion the KOTO events weigh-in does not end at 3PM you must be in line by 3 basically that is the time it starts.
  20. Need team mates for Orleans Open Any one looking to join a team and fish the Orleans County Open June 9,10 and 11 call Matt at 585-297-4895
  21. Oak Pen Rearing A heads up fishing brothers Oak Orchard will be receiving our salmon on Wednesday April 26th looking for people to help I will post the time when available but is typically between 12-1 PM
  22. Oak Pen I have been receiving a number of calls as to the plans for Pen Rearing at Oak Orchard this year. I am not the leader of this endeavor any more but am involved with the project. Bob Steven's and a group of dedicated individuals have taken the lead. That being said I have been asked to pass on the information as to up coming activities. On Saturday April 1st, 9:00AM at Lake Breeze Marina located at 990 Point Breeze Rd (RT 98) Point Breeze NY we will be putting the nets on the pens and will need help doing this, the more people we have the faster it will be done. What will you need to bring? Like fishing, dress for the conditions and bring as set of wire cutters. See you there CBS.
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