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  • Birthday 04/28/1971

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  • Location
    Melbourne, FL
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    Fishing Lake Ontario
  1. Fishbowl, Paul Czarnecki - Tri State Taxidermy who is a member of LOU did a 17.5 lb Atlantic for me and it looks fantatstic! I highly recommend him....... Dex Team Thrillseeker
  2. Discuss this before casting off!! Saves friendships and potential hard feelings when you nab the big one!! Gambler dead on when it comes to taxes as well.......
  3. we were fortunate enough to land one about that size (but 32") and girth a few years back and ours weighed in at 17.48lbs. So my guess is 15-16lbs. Dex Team Thrillseeker
  4. It takes ONE BITE!! Spend the $40 and find a fishing buddy or 2 willing to do the same. You NEVER know!! Great fish BTW. Dex Team Thrillseeker
  5. 20# Atlantic

    I LOVE it for selfish reasons and it's awesome!! Dex Team Thrillseeker
  6. Going green

    I like salmon - just sayin'........... BRING ON THE CHINNIES!!
  7. Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

    if at all possible, hit up a retail store that has a wide selection of Costas - they make so many frames that trying on several pairs finally landed me on my preferred Corbinas. Down here in Florida where I live there is a tackle shop that has what I affectionately call "the wall of Costas" - literally 100s of pairs!! Dex Team Thrillseeker
  8. Rick, We have always respected you and your team's ability to put clients on fish - great trips(s) per usual. I also find it very cool that your clients wanted to put those BTs back to fight another day. Whether or not you had a hand in that, I love the conservative approach taken by your crew when available. As we all know BTs get pounded on quite a bit - good to see 2+ year old fish going back into the system. Hope to see you in St. Catharines, Dex Team Thrillseeker
  9. Hey DexWhat

    Gotta Love the PATS Freddie!! Never say die!!
  10. I feel all stocked kings should continue to be clipped to keep track of natural reproduction. The study was done for too short of a duration IMO. Was it done over a banner stretch of natural reproduction and it has changed? Have the natural reproduction numbers dropped? We have the trailer, why not use it to have more data to help manage the fishery? 100% agree with Brian here. If this exercise of clipping fish continues in perpetuity, creel data becomes MUCH more useful and would assist in making year-to-year stocking decisions. Something the DEC stated they would entertain during the meeting I attended.
  11. Couldn't agree more with Tom - had the opportunity to go to a meeting in August. Keep it professional, ask appropriate questions, and give feedback when asked and the DEC folks are much more accommodating IMO. To your point about natural reproduction as per your own experiences Tom, are you at all concerned these numbers are markedly different then what we are being told? Once again I HATE to lose any Chinnies.......Dex
  12. All, Keep asking questions!! Rob Legacy also posted on the LOU For Change forum (and I responded). The DEC is stating up to 50% natural reproduction. I know of the clipped fish "experiment," but is 50% a true and accurate representation? Huge assumption IMO. Gosh, I HATE to lose any Chinnies........Dex
  13. When we factor in the additional wild fish, the equivalent of 6 million Chinook salmon are added to the lake annually. DEC is considering a 20% reduction in Chinook salmon stocking in 2017 (reduce from 1.76 million to 1.41 million fish), which amounts to a 10% overall reduction when wild Chinook salmon are included. A LOT of assumptions concerning wild/naturally produced Chinnies. Can someone shed some light on this picture and validate these numbers? As written, the DEC is assuming up to 50% naturally reproduction. As I understand it, there were attempts to clip fish so as to validate natural numbers, but are we 100% sure the above is accurate? Someone who is better educated on the topic please chime in......Dex
  14. Couldn't agree more Sk8man - well stated....... Gotta belief those big Chinnies will march eastward at some point!!! The Salmon River beckons...... Dex