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  1. Your original statement was that they were extracting eggs at the fishway due to low water. That's not true. When the water level is high, many rainbows bypass the ladder. But, some still use the fishway and their eggs are collected there. It's been that way for decades- I watched them collect eggs there in the late 1960's!
  2. It has nothing to do with low water. As the fish ascend the fishway, they end up in a trap. Fish are selected and placed in a holding pool while their eggs and milt ripen. The rest of the rainbows are released on the other side of the trap and they continue their spawning run. The breeders are stripped of their eggs and milt and result is transported to the Bath hatchery for rearing. The breeders are eventually released- with their "spawning" completed they return to the lake. Very few proceed upstream. With minor variations, it's been that way for the last 50 years.
  3. There is a You Tube video of this years' electroshocking. I can't get the link to work, search "Naples trout shocking".
  4. Please be careful regarding using those tree stands in your dying trees. We had a hunter locally that lost the use of his arms and legs due to a dead tree (that his stand was in). The tree fell with him in the stand and tethered to the tree.
  5. UGH! What county are you located in? When I had a timber harvest and timber stand improvement done in 2015 I directed the forester to mark/remove every Ash that was marketable.
  6. Perhaps the largest rainbow ever caught in FLTA history. A 12 pound 9 ounce beauty taken from Canandaigua Lake by Joe Matwiejow last weekend.
  7. I am super impressed! I fished in the FLTA for a dozen years or so and only saw box totals of 35+ lbs. once or twice ( And they weren't mine) LOL.
  8. I made the mistake of using the state launch on a weekend. When I arrived there I was told by a clueless cop to park my boat trailer in one spot and my truck in another. Really? The lake itself is pretty and the fishing was OK. Leaving was another story. Each boat had to take their turn blocking the ramp while they hooked their rigs up. I was stuck in a line (on the water) of boats that took a long time hooking up their rigs and pulling their boats out. (Some of the weekend warriors could use a little practice)! It took an honest 90 minutes to get off the water! I have never been back.
  9. Those fun loving DEC boys were able to successfully feed the Catherine Creek lampreys their "vitamins" the last couple of days despite the rainy weather. Work continues tomorrow on Keuka outlet......
  10. Fish was caught on a 4 inch, pearl colored Trigger X Walleye Swimbait. https://youtu.be/tZsKcsRDq8U
  11. There are several videos of Lake Sturgeon spawning in Fall Creek ( Cayuga trib) available on U Tube. Active spawning activity was observed by DEC fisheries biologist there last year. I would post the link here but I can't seem to make it work.
  12. Saw this in the news. 18.2 pounds, 32 inches long, 21 inch girth. Caught on 5/5/2018 by Brian Hartman. A Saint Lawrence river fish. Weight is from certified scales.
  13. My bad. Checked a couple other sources- incinerator project is not dead. Looks like a nasty legal fight is ahead
  14. Lawyers representing the incinerator project withdrew their application today due to local opposition. The project appears DEAD.
  15. Bad press might be bad for business, but keeping silent will not help.....nor will it improve the fishing. Public pressure can change things. We have a lot of people that don't fish that have a vested interest in clean water/ healthy fishery. I've contacted Jeff Murray from the Star Gazette and he has promised to reach out to Nick soon, and Brad after he returns from holiday break.
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