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  1. WTB.. 12 foot aluminum boat Just to row around small ponds,lakes and calm waters with my grandson.. I have 3 other boats with trailers, and just want a rowboat to throw in the back of a pickup.. I am 63 and my grandson is 4 so looking for something thats light enough to slide into a pickup bed.. Not looking for a newer high end boat, just something that floats, and isn't total trash.. not too worried about a few leaks or cosmetics.. the cheaper the better considering how it will be used,- very lightly.. V hull, or Jon boat is fine...Call bob 607-659-5334
  2. south end of Cayuga has big bullheads as well... Sometimes in big numbers too... bob
  3. This might sound weird and it is actually, but somewhere in the back of my mind, I am wondering if those nasty, invasive Gobies would actually help the lakers in Keuka to have a a food source.. Of course if that happened a dozen other species would be gone from the lake in all likelyhood... I hope the DEC gets on it and re establishes the alewives in Keuka.... bob
  4. Good.. better they get to spawn and bring the population up. They are lousy to eat anyway when in spawn condition.. Too many get taken and baked, or nailed to a wall when they are trying to reproduce... bob
  5. Yes i am aware of Owasco, have fished it for lakers.. Its 10 miles further each way than Waneta/Lamoka, so its not a deal breaker, and I do know its a good lake.. Certainly a possibility
  6. thanks suttontroller , i appreciate the offer and I will PM you. i like cayuta, and its one of the closer lakes to me, and according to my color FF it is LOADED with life.. tons of bait, that I think are sawbellies. We went in summer and didn't get any Crappies, but I know they are there, and I hope to find a few there this coming spring. Walleyes in there as well . I think know a good way to catch them but won't reveal it here... bob
  7. Panfishing smaller lakes in FL region Which smaller lakes do you guys like, if you want to panfish with little ones? I don't like cayuga these days, as the Gobies are fierce, and i want to be able to fish with my 4 YO grandson, and have him catch bluegills, perch and maybe a bullhead here and there without those damn Gobies tearing the bait off if the hook gets near the bottom... Not only that, but the Fingers can get nasty on any given day,and I want him to love his fishing time with PaPa and not want to leave because he's scared of the rough water. I fished with him last year at Cayuta a few days, and we did well with mostly medium sized gills and pumpkinseeds, and a few good size perch, so thats one lake we have done ok at .. I imagine waneta/lamoka are good panfish lakes as well. haven't fished there in years, and maybe someone could give me a thumbnail without revealing any "hotspots". Also interested in Whitney Point, as its not too far from here.. I am between Ithaca and Binghamton and nothing is real close but thats ok. I have any number of boats I can use from 14 to 18. If anyone has thoughts on panfish lakes that a little boy and his grandpa can enjoy please chime in.. I am NOT looking for anyone's spot, or techniques.. just ideas on good smaller bodies of water to take my grandson fishing that are at least decently productive and hassle free.... bob
  8. It is a township ramp, but I don't believe its a "residents only" ramp.. I have used that ramp for many years.. you just back down the ramp, make the left after launching and park along that road.. NEVER have had a problem or angry word.. On the contrary all the residents around there have been very nice and friendly.. Just don't leave any garbage, and watch your language etc.. I would use it.. It is NOT suitable for a big boat at all especially when the water is super low... bob
  9. Perch reports around here?? Good luck with that... You'll get info on big Pacific Salmon on the big lake, landlocks , browns, lakers and rainbows in the Fingers. Bass,Pike, Walleyes? no problem you got questions, you'll get answers.. Yellow Perch?,Crappies?... No one talks about them much around here,,, Best answer would probably be.. yep, there's perch in Keuka.. start looking around... good luck.. I am being just a little sarcastic of course, but in all my years here, I have seen scant specific information on yellow perch fishing in any of the Finger lakes,,, the guys that fish for them on Ontario and Erie and are members here seem a little bit more forthcoming with perch fishing information on the big lakes.... It is what it is... bob
  10. launch ramp at the state park open?.... bob
  11. Personally, I just don't think the numbers are there anymore.. Just haven't been seeing fish on the machine past couple years. Years ago, no matter where I went on Keuka, my machine was lit up like a Christmas tree. Now I see blank screens every trip... Unless the fish just aren't holding in the same areas they used to... I dunno.....
  12. That's the NY DEC for you... They live by the millions in Cayuga, but you can't take one out, put it on a friggin' hook and throw it right back where it came from with a hook through it.. Doesn't make much sense to me... bob
  13. Gobies for bait? Anyone tried yet??.. I stuck one on a hook/bobber in Cayuga a few years ago, and got nailed by something good , probably a SMB, swung and missed when the bobber dove under fast and deep,, Never tried catching them in bait quantities, but it would seem a screen minnow trap with a little cat food or something would catch dozens at a time... Of course they would ONLY be used at Cayuga, where they are already taking over the damn place.. Just wondering if anyone has given these little SOB's a good try as live bait???... Lakers, Bass, Big Perch, Pickerel, maybe even a Brown would be possibilites I would think.. any opinions or experience?... bob
  14. any fish being caught at taughannock park? From the shoreline??.. i realize this winter fishery is not "hot".. usually its really slow, but if you put the hours, or days... weeks,...lol, you might get a laker ,brown ,or LL on a Rooster tail, Little Cleo, or bucktail of some sort.. I no longer get to Ithaca very much since I retired, and really have NO idea if its even worth a shot.. Years past, the best time even in mid winter with ice cold water was from first light until maybe 8 am.... If the fish were around, that was the time you might get a hit.. i also realize 99% of the fish in Cayuga are "on the bait", and this time of year that usually means deep, mid lake.. REAL deep!.. Always a few stragglers around the surface/shoreline though even in the dead of winter.. Anyone been there and seen anything at all past few weeks??.. Not looking for anything specific, just maybe, "yeah saw one caught," had a follow on a spoon", etc... thanks,,,, bob
  15. "Dogs"= Spiny Dogfish..https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiny_dogfish When they come around in big numbers, they are a pain in the ass to say the least!