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  1. Report post Posted 12 hours ago (edited) Wow. The walleye is an illegally introduced species to one of the last true cold water trout fishery lakes in New York State. The walleye was illegally introduced by short sighted bucket biologists...and an ignorant particular “guide”. They wanted fish that are easy to catch and good eating in the lake. A few well known (and one deceased) Homer locals did most of the illegal stocking. These individuals took the hard work of fisheries biologists, those tasked with the management of the lake, and pissed on it. Skaneateles Lake is a trout lake. Always will be. It is unique. And with restoration and management of the invasive vermin walleye, as the state is proceeding... The trout fishery will continue to dominate as we who live here expect it to. Thats what local, law abiding sportsmen and women overwhelmingly show support for. Walleye is vermin in Skaneateles Lake, and anyone supporting or positive of the walleye existence in Skaneateles Lake is either not from around here, is a misguided meat fisherman, or is a one of the illegal walleye stockers... or perhaps a bs guide guilty of introducing this fish in the first place for cash gain Oh Brother.. Do you and the other ""locals"" OWN this lake?.. Yeah, i thought not. Rainbows, Browns, LL Salmon are also "invasives" by your logic.. they are NOT native to Skaneatles.. Only lake Trout are.. Matter of fact the Walleye can and will spawn in the lake itself as well as feeder streams, so they are better suited to the lake than your precious trout. I realize what this forum is .. Its 90% fishermen that deep troll for trout almost exclusively.. thats fine if thats what you like.. There are some here, in the small minority that have no interest in that type of fishing, and LOVE the thought of a viable, or even productive walleye fishery in skaneateles.. Any fish that needs to be stocked yearly to simply exist should be phased out in my opinion, and fish that can reproduce naturally should get preference in management.. Maybe you can petition the NY state DEC, and they can poison the lake, and then fill it back up with rainbows only ... bob
  2. Minn Kota Weedless Wedge prop, brand new never used still in original package. Fits-- All Terrain/Camo/Endura/Endura max/Endura Pro/Maxxum transom/Powerdrive/Traxxis/Edge.. $10 takes it... bob PM here or email [email protected]
  3. put them on wood if possible, although the black top won't really hurt them. Worst case they get a temporary "flat spot" that goes away after driving on them a few miles when the weather warms up in spring. . Best idea for ANY trailer is to simply cover the tires, keeping the sunlight off of them.. The ultra violet radiation from the sun , as well as ozone causes the "dry rot" cracking that occurs in trailer tires,, There are other factors as well, but they are the big ones.. Keep the tires covered up when not in use and they will last a LOT longer... Some circular plywood cut outs, or even just a couple proper size pieces of cardboard will work fine. bob
  4. Just wondering if its even worthwhile these days.. I used to have spectacular laker jigging at this time of year in the Bluff area years ago, but it fell off drastically in that area past several years.. Is it worth a trip anymore, or should I concentrate further north, along points etc?... Not needing specifics really, just wondering if there are fishable numbers of lakers left in those deep flats around the Bluffs... bob
  5. Furuno is the unit that all the party boat/.charter boat captains in NJ used for years and years.. Very dependable commercial grade equipment that lasts.. My Garmin 250 C is a nice color unit, 500 watts RMS and was all I needed.. Problem is even though it was lightly used and well taken care of, it crapped out for no apparent reason after a few seasons use.. Had to send it back to garmin, they rebuilt it for a good deal of money, it lasted another season, needed work again, and they no longer support that unit so now its junk.. I like Garmin when it works.. Good performance at a reasonable price, but they seem a lot more interested in selling new equipment as opposed to keeping their older stuff working for its owners.. bob
  6. I dunno, does anyone really need more meat?.. Is it that important?. Finger Lakes trout and salmon are typically good size fish, and 1 decent bow along with a brown, landlock, laker here and there is more than enough for a few meals, unless you are feeding a big family. I mean if having more fish flesh on the table is imperative, there are lots of other possibilities. panfish, bass, pike, walleyes etc.. the rainbows can spawn and reproduce why start grabbing up more to fillet or smoke?.. bob
  7. They might be keying on an abundant food source in the lake and not much interested in any other offerings.. next time out, bring along some plain old earthworms.. Everyone uses minnows or small plastic jigs for them these days, but nothing beats plain old worms for perch, shallow or deep.. Worms have saved a lot of trips for me when everything else failed. If using jigs try a little piece of worm on it.. bob
  8. Here's the formula- "Boat weight is the most important consideration to take into account when choosing a trolling motor. A beginning rule of thumb is that you want a minimum of 2 lbs of thrust for every 100lbs. For example, if you have a 3000lb boat, fully loaded, then the calculation is (3000/100) * 2 = 60lbs of thrust. When calculating boat weight, make sure you calculate the heaviest potential weight which includes a boat fully loaded with gear, fuel and the maximum number of passengers". I suppose it depends on what you are doing... If you are in heavy seas with the 40 mph wind blowing you away from your launch area you are in trouble.. The electric troller is better than nothing but not much.. Calm water it will be ok, until the batteries go dead.. I only have a 17 footer but I feel very secure with a little 4 HP 2 stroke or even my 2 hp 2 stroke.. thats how I would go, and they are really cheap in the off season $225-275 will get you a decent used 2-3-4 HP gas 2 stroke that would be way better than the electric.. You might only make 1-2 knots in the wind, but it will push you against a strong wind... The electric?.. Not so sure, even thoughyou are well within the weight guidelines.. Electrics are for changing position in small areas while fishing, and holding position against the wind in a boat that size... The excel at that.. They aren't really meant to push a heavy boat with a dead main engine 5 miles back to the ramp in heavy wind.. The small gas motor will do it quite slowly, but it will do it... Ask me how I know!.... bob
  9. bulletbob

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    https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=yfp-t-s&p=perch+walleye+hybrid#id=1&vid=93dde4ab312d3ad7b29772b6d68c698a&action=click here's a youtube video of one, just like yours
  10. I would never consider entering ANY tournament, for any fish.. ever. However, and awful lot of guys love them, and fish everyone they can.. PILES of dead bass, BIg dead bass, floating or lying motionless on bottom, near the weigh in/release area.. Happens at every bass tournament, yet each year, they are bigger and bigger with more guys entering I feel the same way about Trout/walleye/Catfish/Perch tourneys, not to mention Tuna/Striper/Fluke/ Marlin /Swords in salt water.. As the late great fishing author Frank woolner once wrote.. "Fishing should not be a competitive sport-It should be a contemplative sport".. I concur 100% .... bob
  11. Understood.. No argument but remember, every spring fall and even into winter, guys troll the south end of the lake with flatlines and planers, and keep and eat what they catch.. They troll so close to the sewage treatment outflow, they could hit it with a cast.. bob
  12. absolutely.. Not only that. its running, fast moving water thats been flooded and had the bottom rocks sediments scoured countless times... Most of the crap from the gun factory is out in the lake, buried deep under sediment, where it should probably stay.. I would have NO problem eating anything out of fall creek... bob
  13. Sturgeon? 40+ pound carp? Big Laker or Brown that became entangled with 75 pound of floating /suspended junk/garbage/tree branch etc? Similar scenarios to your have happened to me many times over the decades.. I always envision it as a potential state/world record fish that "got away"... bob
  14. Look, its always worth a shot, so don't let my opinion sway you very much.. I just don't do near as well at the end of a very warm september, as I do at the end of a cool october.. Actually for me personally, November is my best bass month by far, and always has been, BUT, I fish mostly Smallmouths, not Largemouths, and they do like cooler water.. Right at this time, if i wanted Largemouths out of Keuka i would fish weed edges from say 10-20 feet at the north end with big live shiners, and leave the plastic worms at home... Smallmouths I would fish rocky points with crayfish colored jigs in 20 foot or so of water... bob
  15. 9/25/19- 70 degrees f at pen yan water treatment plant.. I personally don't like sept for bass in any of the finger lakes... They are much more active in late oct.. That water is still very warm. Its been a very warm sept..... bob
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