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  1. I'm with Bruce on the nail polish.....
  2. Rick, Thanks to you and all the Oak folks that put this GREAT tourney on - awesome format and looking forward to this as the entire team does every year. Dex, Team Thrillseeker
  3. GREAT to see the kiddos involved......And the fish look pretty darn healthy!!! Dex Team Thrillseeker
  4. Call Krenzer’s - may have a dock available for the week
  5. Nick job as always Rick!! That first BT needs to be put on the wall!! A true Lake O 'football." Great specimen.......Dex
  6. Thanks Matt!! I KNOW you're 100% committed to fairness and transparency - all we can ask for.... BTW, this change in scoring happened well before Matt took the reigns. Your work is MUCH appreciated Matt!! Dex
  7. I still like the simple scoring system...... Maybe I'm just simple.....LOL Dex Team Thrillseeker
  8. Tim, Thanks for posting. There are MANY variables: size of field, placing versus others by day and by event, winning an event, etc......When this model was adopted, it was done so in the spirit of a NASCAR scoring system - that is how it was first explained to us. EXAMPLE - DAY ! NIAGARA 1st place - 100 pts 2nd place - 97 pts 3rd place - 94 pts etc..... The same scoring model is then used for Day 2 AND for the entirety of the event. There are bonus points for winning an event and finishing higher in a bigger field. Years ago, it was as simple as adding your total points for each day fished in all cup eligible events. Said another way, if you DIDN'T weigh you took a zero. We miss this "simple" scoring system. I'm sure Vince can chime in and give a more detailed answer. Dex Team Thrillseeker
  9. Rob, As our friends to the North would say: "Nice shooting"
  10. i LOVE that your son is in to it!! So is mine!! Best of luck Dex Team Thrillseeker
  11. I like tournaments......just sayin' Dex Team Thrillseeker
  12. 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
  13. 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.......
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. I LOVE it for selfish reasons and it's awesome!! Dex Team Thrillseeker
  17. I like salmon - just sayin'........... BRING ON THE CHINNIES!!
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Gotta Love the PATS Freddie!! Never say die!!
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
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