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  • Birthday 09/11/1955

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    Joan Marie

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  1. mudflat

    for sale : usa 1989 Penn Yan Pro Hunter

    Nice boat but it is not a Pro Hunter -- It is a 255 Intruder Also check the pictures because that is not at Wright's
  2. https://seaqualizer.com/product/seaqualizer-descending-device/ I have a Seaqualizer ready, hook it to a down rigger and send them back down slowly. I hope getting them back down to colder water helps revive them
  3. Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey Results - Spring 2023 Lake Ontario provides anglers with a diverse world-class trout and salmon fishery worth an estimated $560 million dollars to NY's economy. According to anglers surveyed this spring, there were: Above average Chinook salmon fishing in the west and east central lake areas in April and early May with unfavorable winds and slower fishing later in the reporting period; Slightly above average brown trout fishing in east central and east lake areas; A noticeable lack of larger-sized browns lake-wide; Lower lake trout catch rates in 3 out of 4 lake areas, and below average catch rates in the west central area for all species; and Lower numbers of lamprey observed compared to record highs in 2022. Copy of full report: Lake Ontario Fishing Boat Survey, Spring 2023 Report (ny.gov)
  4. You just use one stick and rub the velcro across the fleas on your line as you bring it in. The velcro will grab the fleas and not damage your line. The tighter your line is the better it works. You can wash the fleas off the velcro with your wash down hose.
  5. NYS Regulations: Fish cleaning • All legally harvested fsh may be gilled or gutted while on the water. • Possession of the following fsh that have been cut, dismembered, flleted, skinned, or otherwise altered so that the species and total length of such fsh cannot be easily determined is prohibited: ⊲ Walleye, ⊲ Black Bass, ⊲ Brook trout, ⊲ Lake trout, and ⊲ Atlantic salmon. • Other species of fsh may be flleted provided that the skin is not removed from the fllets. Fish carcass disposal It is illegal to discard any fsh carcass, or parts thereof, into the freshwaters of the state within 100 feet of shore or upon any public or private lands contiguous to and within 100 feet of such water, except: • On private lands by the owners of such lands; • If properly disposing into suitable garbage or refuse collection systems or by burial; • Where incidental cleaning of fsh for consumption is permitted. However, resulting waste may not be disposed of within 100 feet of any public launching or docking site unless into a suitable refuse collection system; and • Fish required to be returned to the water by regulation or law. 74 New York State Freshwater Fishing Regulations Guide  2023 I thought I read somewhere that you also weren't suppose to filet steelhead on the lake because of the 21" minimum size regulation.
  6. mudflat

    Boat storage

    Dry docking will save you fuel cost of towing depending on how far you travel. I had a 4 hour tow and it was less expensive to pay the marina fee but that would also depend on how often you fished. It was also much more convenient to dry dock because I didn't have to pack up everything completely each time, all I had to do was take down the rods and put on the cover. The downside is your boat isn't at your home so you can't work on it between trips and there might be security issues depending on the area. You also have towing issues, ie. slower speeds, flat tires, more stressful driving, ect. . The larger the boat the more problems. I towed for years and then dry docked for a few. Now I keep her in a slip and wouldn't want to go back to towing every trip.
  7. Sammy, use the "hook" side There's a couple on my boat next to the throttle control if you want to borrow one to try Works well even with a fish on, doesn't damage the line.
  8. http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/08/586183/decdeliversbanner_original.jpg DEC Delivers - Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation View in browser DEC and Local Partners Host Public Meetings About Lake Ontario Meetings Scheduled for June 6 in Rochester, June 21 in Mexico DEC Fisheries Staff to Share Current State of Lake Ontario Sport Fisheries New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Bureau of Fisheries Chief, Lake Ontario Unit Leader, and respective regional fisheries managers will be on-hand at two upcoming public meetings hosted by DEC partners in Rochester and Mexico. DEC experts will talk about the current state of the Lake Ontario sport fisheries and take questions on a wide array of management actions and research taking place on the lake and tributaries. At the meetings, interested anglers will have the opportunity to speak directly with staff after a brief presentation. The Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association is hosting the first public meeting in DEC's Region 8, which is comprised of Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates counties. What: Lake Ontario Sport Fishery Public Meeting When: June 6, beginning at 7 p.m. Where: Irondequoit Fish and Game Club, 658 Bay Front S, Rochester, NY 14609 The Eastern Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Association is hosting the second meeting in DEC's Region 7, which is comprised of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Tioga, and Tompkins counties. What: Lake Ontario Sport Fishery Public Meeting When: June 21, beginning at 7 p.m. Where: VFW Hall, 5930 Scenic Avenue, Mexico, NY 13114 For more information contact Chris Legard, Lake Ontario Unit Leader, at 315-654-2147 or email: [email protected]. Lake Ontario anglers, and all fishing enthusiasts, are encouraged to check out DEC's 'Tackle Box' feature in the HuntFishNY App, which provides anglers one-stop shopping for waterbody-specific information on fishing regulations, stocking, and fishing/boating access sites. https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation respects your right to privacy and welcomes your feedback | Update preferences or unsubscribe | Learn more about DEC Delivers Connect with DEC: http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/07/565841/facebookicon_original.jpg http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/07/567473/youtubeicon_original.jpg Basil Seggos, Commissioner
  9. look at Navionics Platinum https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/99634-navionics-platinum/?do=findComment&comment=710407
  10. I used a 50# Spro power swivel size 8
  11. I used a small spro swivel between the wire and 40# mono when I set up a slide diver but that was with a twili tip. I am not sure how a swivel would work with a roller tip? Maybe try an Albright knot
  12. Chinook Salmon Stocking Targets Increased for 2023 DEC and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) have agreed to a 10% increase in Chinook salmon stocking in Lake Ontario this year. We have been adaptively managing the number of salmon and trout stocked in Lake Ontario, since 2016, based on the alewife biomass and Chinook salmon growth and condition. In 2022, the age-2 and older alewife biomass increased and is predicted to remain at similar levels in 2023 and 2024 (see below for a full report prepared by USGS). The average weight of an age-3 Chinook salmon increased to 20.7 pounds in 2022 and remained above the lower threshold of 18.4 pounds. As a result, DEC will stock 985,180 Chinook salmon in 2023 – an increase of approximately 90,000 over 2022. The additional fish are being spread evenly across the stocking sites listed in the Lake Ontario salmon and trout stocking strategy, except the Salmon River stocking numbers will remain the same as in 2022 (serving and the water for hatchery broodstock, it already receives higher numbers than the other stocking locations). 2023 Chinook salmon stocking targets (Location, Number stocked) Niagara River - 89,930 Eighteenmile Creek (Olcott) - 126,330 Oak Orchard Creek - 126,330 Genesee River - 126,330 Oswego River - 126,330 Salmon River - 300,000 Sackets Harbor (Black River) - 89,930 Adaptively managing the number of salmon and trout stocked in Lake Ontario ensures we maintain a predator prey balance and continue to provide world-class fishing opportunities for years to come. Lake Ontario April prey fish survey results and Alewife assessment, 2022 (PDF) Lake Ontario Salmon and Trout Stocking Strategy- 2022-2026 (PDF)
  13. Stay tuned is all I'll say Edited September 9 by Yankee Troller
  14. Thanks Rick, have you used the paddle wheel for speed? Do you have any info about Fish Hawk that you would be willing to share? I have the original Smart Troll and I agree with you 100%. When it worked the info was very valuable but the reliability of the system wasn't very good. One by one my probes quit working, probably related to the batteries. When my last probe died this year I really missed the info, especially on my divers. I am thinking about upgrading to the new version but haven't found many reviews on it out there. I'm still concerned about the reliability and the batteries holding up. I am surprised Darrell doesn't offer a "smart charger" or replaceable batteries.
  15. Anyone have any experience with the newer version Smart Troll ll? I’m familiar with the original version and am wondering how much improvement the newer version is . Also wondering if anyone knows what Fish Hawk has coming??? Thanks
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