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  1. 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.



    1st place - 100 pts

    2nd place - 97 pts

    3rd place - 94 pts



    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.



    Team Thrillseeker

  2. 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!!



    Team Thrillseeker

  3. 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,


    Team Thrillseeker

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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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