Checkmate

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  1. I go there a few times a year on business and directly across from the Fort Lauderdale Beach Park on A1A near the Bahia Mar are quite a few charters which I have taken. There are like 5-6 of them. They are around $650 plus tip. Takes about 1 hour each way and like 4 hours of fishing. My advice though is I do not book ahead anymore (and this is just me) because too many times the weather is real rough or it rains hard the time you are booked for if it is days or weeks in advance . I go on the fly because when I do I make sure the weather is nice and chances are real high that if you just show up, you are good to go- there is usually a boat ready to roll and wheel and deal.
  2. Lots of guys throwing 3/4 oz. spoons w/ trebles & spinners in that area (bridge south to the falls) and not trying to snag. I bet they do not know that is the rule.
  3. A deer about 200-300 yards from shore near Ginna station. And he was swimming. All you could see was this head bobbing along. Poor creature lost his bearings.
  4. Unless I missed it, they need to put one down right at the Charlotte/Summerville mouth. Fishbandit is right, the Genny lighthouse one is too far away and who cares about a bunch of parking spots?!
  5. All of this while you have a jerk on one end waiting for a jerk on the other end.......
  6. I was just discussing these with my sons yesterday as there is a tank at the Seneca Park Zoo with 3 little ones in it. Pretty interesting article. http://www.democratandchronicle.com/art ... |text|Home
  7. Guys- this was a ton of help and the questions I had were answered. Precisely what I like about this board. I will be doing this tonight. Who would have thought..laundry detergant?!
  8. I need advice on "curing" egg sacs. I got a big freezer bag full now that I landed a nice female. I went on the net and really do not want to go through a 16 step process. So, for now, I rinsed them in a strainer and they are in the fridge keeping cool. I have so many now I would like to freeze some as there is no way I can possibly use them this year if this is even possible. So my question(s) is what do I need to buy (or make) and how do I "cure " them. I also have skien integrated in them. I know how to tie them. Alsio, I do not even know why this has to be done as fish naturally pounce on the eggs without a secret potion when they are drifting in the river so why can't I just tie them up?. So basically, what do I need to do and the easiest way and if I can freeze some for next season. Thank you in advance!
  9. Thank you for the update. That is what makes this form helpful. You just saved me a few trips to Summerville and hours of frustration. Everytime I drive across the Stutson Street Bridge (O'Rourke) lately I look north to the mouth of the Genesee and it looks brown, muddy, and dirty. Just makes it way to tough to fish there when it is that way. Probably did not help it poured rain and was cold the entire spring either.
  10. My experience says to let the fish take the frog below for a moment and then set it. Do not set it as soon as it strikes (a natural reaction) or you'll get hit in the head with your own frog or it lands in a tree behind you (been there). Keep your eyes open- nothing like watching crash, bang, wallop!
  11. Never fished them, drove by there many times, wondered about it, but will never find out. DOT slammed it shut this week. No Trespassing signs around them and emergency stopping only signs posted along the expressway. Anyone ever get anything decent out of them?
  12. Any update from anyone? Thinking of heading down there this weekend. Are the browns and/or steelhead lurking around or should I set up for something different?
  13. Once the thick salad starts to surround the edges (and a lot of the top), it makes fishing from shore very tough. Frogging on top can be done successfully and they will scare the living crap out of you when they come up when you're not expecting it. Why do they always seem to strike when you stop reeling for a moment to scratch yourself anyway?! That will always be a mystery to me. Anyway, let them take the frog down...don't jerk like your reflex will tell you to or you will find a frog in your eyeball or tangled up in a tree! Recommend a canoe. Deeper water, you can use different bait/lures and you can frog away from the salad into open water. Poppers work great too.
  14. What would be located near the island about now besides cats?
  15. OK- the lake turned over and they were in yesterday.