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  1. I would use 200lb test Power Pro or Amish Outfitters 500lb spectra PowerPro Spectra Downrigger Cable Replacement | FishUSA Amish Outfitters | FishUSA Releases slide much better on either one
  2. Congrats on your new ride On my 255 the fish boxes drain into the bilge so I always figured if I was going to use them I would need to hook up a macerator pump to them or there would be a definite odor after a while. They are also not insulated so I don't think they would hold ice very well. I use them for storing life jackets and extra fenders. I have dinette seating so I use a cooler on the port side in back of the seats. Serves as additional bench seating and I still have enough room to work around between it and the dog house. Might be a little tighter on a 245? If you have a swim platform I've seen a lot of coolers strapped back there.
  3. It's been that way for awhile now, started back in September https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/forum/21-lou-professional-members-only/ Posted September 27 I don’t like the way it jumps back to the beginning everytime I close a topic. This kinda sucks? Any advice???
  4. 105-Pound River's Inlet King! - JD Richey – Salmon Trout Steelheader 105-Pound River's Inlet King! - JD Richey History was made off the British Columbia coast last August, when a lady angler landed what is perhaps the largest Chinook salmon ever hooked on sport gear—a fish in the mythical 100-plus-pound class! Gayle Gordon and her husband John were fishing near Dawson’s Landing in the fabled River’s Inlet area (in their own boat which they had dragged and ferried from their home Duncan, B.C.) when the monster struck. Gayle Gordon with the fabulous mount made by Advanced Taxidermy. As you can imagine, there aren’t a whole lot of fiberglass replica blanks of 105-pound kings laying around, so they had to make a custom mold for Gayle’s fish. “It was my turn to run the rods while John ran the boat,” says Gordon. “We were mooching cut-plug herring down about 25 feet, and when the fish bit, the head-shakes were so violent, so strong. Up there because of the water color, you can’t see the fish until they break the surface but I knew that this was something unbelievable!” And the Gordons know a thing or two about hooking big kings. They started fishing together 35 years ago on their first date and have been hard at it every year since then. They’ve caught and released 13 Chinook over 50 pounds at River’s Inlet, including three in the 60’s, two in the 70’s, an 82.43 pounder and one just under 85 pounds! Gayle says that the fish she hooked in August was in an entirely different class than any of their previous giants. She fought the fish on her Temple Fork rod and Islander MR2 “knuckle buster” mooching reel for 45 minutes before getting a look at it. During that time, a crowd of boats gathered around to watch the action. “The people up there are so awesome and very courteous,” she says. "Basically, the whole fleet saw us catch it. They made a circle around us and watched—and when we got it, they went nuts.” Gayle says she still doesn’t have words to describe what she was feeling when the behemoth finally came to the net. “He was brilliant chrome and not a mark on him,” she says. “What an amazing, amazing fish!” The Gordons scrambled to get some measurements on the fish—and they did so three times just to make sure they got it right and then posed for a couple quick photos which were taken by boats floating around them. In short order, the estimated 7-year-old monster was back in the water and swimming free. Now, here’s where things get really interesting. The king taped out at a whopping 55 inches (an inch longer than the bottom width on my first drift boat) and had a mind blowing 38-inch girth! Because they let the fish go, the Gordon’s don’t have an official weight on their salmon but they put it into the ol’ tried and true 750 weight formula (Weight = Length x Girth x Girth /750) and it came out to 105.9 pounds! Now, obviously weight formulas have some wiggle room as far as results go because fish come in all different shapes and sizes, so I decided to run it through some other ones just for fun. The first one I tried was the Steelhead/Salmon Weight Calculator on www.piscatorialpursuits.com. I’m not sure what the formula is that they use, but when I punched the measurements in, the big king came out at 102.4 pounds. On the Ally McGowan Formula, used for Atlantic salmon (found on www.wherewisemenfish.com), 55x38 gets you 120.5 pounds! I also found a calculator at http://www.csgnetwork.com/ (not sure of their formula) but the king came out to 122.1 pounds. Sometimes, folks also use the 800 formula (which is the same as above, just divided by 800 instead of 750) but I think that one is designed more for fish like trout and steelhead and doesn’t really well represent the girth of Gayle’s king. Even underestimated with this method, her fish comes out at an incredible 99.28 pounds. Okay, so now let’s take a look at how Gayle’s Chinook measures up to fish with known weights. Les Anderson’s IGFA All-Tackle World Record king from the Kenai River in Alaska weighed 97 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 58.5 inches with a girth of 37 inches. Her fish was a bit shorter and a tad bigger around than Anderson’s. The thing with the Kenai fish is Anderson threw it in the bottom of the boat on a hot day and fished for several hours—and then it rode around in the back of his truck for quite a while. It was never iced and the photos of it show the fish is very dehydrated. I think it’s easy to assume that king probably weighed 100 plus pounds when it was initially caught. In August of 2001, a massive king was caught and released on the Skeena River in B.C. by clients fishing out of Kermode Bear Fishing Lodge in Terrace, BC. That leviathan measured 53.5 x 38.5, which comes out to 105.7 pounds on the 750 formula above (and 99 and change using the 800 formula). Gayle and John are no strangers to trophy kings. John Gordon about to release a huge king salmon caught at River’s Inlet. Obviously, we’ll never know the precise weight of Gayle’s fish but it’s safe to say that it was clearly over 100 pounds, which just boggles the mind. A pound here or there in either direction really doesn’t matter—the real story is she caught a fish that would, almost certainly, be the new all-tackle world record, but she decided to forgo the glory and release it instead! In this day and age of declining Chinook stocks—especially the true giants—it was truly a selfless act. “The culture is changing up there at River’s Inlet,” she says. “Lots and lots of boats are measuring and releasing their big fish now which is great. Really the only way to get IGFA to recognize our fish as a true record was to kill it and I didn’t want to do that. I’m just so humbled to have been able to catch him. It was so cool!” Sadly, doing a hero shot on board is a tall order with a fish of that size when you’re not keeping it, so the Gordon’s don’t have any good photos of their amazing catch. There are several shots taken from other boats, but they don’t do much justice to this king of kings. What does do it plenty of justice, however, is the fabulous mount that Advanced Taxidermy made of it. As you can imagine, there aren’t a whole lot of fiberglass replica blanks of 105-pound kings laying around, so they had to make a custom mold for Gayle’s fish. “It’s absolutely amazing…. Advanced really nailed it,” she says. “I feel so blessed—we were obviously fishing for big fish up there but I never dreamed of getting one that size! I caught the fish, but it really was a team effort with my husband John. After that, I gave him the next three chances on the rods in a row.” The Gordon’s obviously didn’t need any more inspiration to return to River’s Inlet next year, but just to remind them that there are potentially even bigger kings to be caught, owners Rob and Nola Bachen dusted off and showed them the mount of a 126-pound king they had in storage. The enormous king was caught by a commercial boat back in the 1960’s “It was truly an honor to see that fish,” she says.
  5. 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 Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe The Fishing Line - The Salmon Are Running! Freshwater Fishing, Fisheries Management, and Boating News In This Issue: Lake Ontario Tributary Fishing Lake Erie Steelhead: 2021 Fall Fishing Forecast Fishing Finger Lakes Tributaries Salmon River Hatchery Update Saranac River Atlantic Salmon Run Fish Fact Friday The start of Fall signifies several things here in New York - apple picking, pumpkin spice everything, football games and...(most important) the annual trout and salmon run in New York's larger tributaries. Lake Ontario Tributary Fishing With higher than average water levels, good runs of migrating salmon and trout are expected in Great Lakes tributaries this fall. Anglers can expect quality fishing opportunities for Chinook and coho salmon from now through early-November, but the first two weeks of October is when it typically peaks. Steelhead fishing turns on later in the season, usually in late October through November when water temperatures are around 45-58 degrees F. And lest we forget brown trout where world-class waters such as Niagara River, Oswego River, Oak Orchard Creek, Eighteenmile Creek, Sandy Creek and Maxwell Creek provide peak fishing opportunities in November and December. For information on fishing Great Lakes tributaries, visit the DEC website. Lake Erie Steelhead: 2021 Fall Fishing Forecast New York’s Lake Erie tributaries boast some of the highest angler catch rates for steelhead (PDF) in the entire country, and the arrival of fall’s colors signals the beginning of the steelhead season. This year is shaping up to be a more “typical” fall on the Lake Erie tributaries compared to the hot and dry conditions in recent years. Plenty of rain in recent weeks coupled with cooler temperatures has already brought in the first runs of steelhead into the lower sections of favorite fishing destinations such as Cattaraugus, Eighteen Mile, and Chautauqua creeks. As long as this pattern continues, anglers should experience excellent fishing in October and November. Expect a lot of jacks in the early going with larger fish becoming more plentiful as the water temperatures cool off. Anglers looking for current water conditions can look online at the USGS water gauges for all of the major Lake Erie tributaries, or visit the DEC Lake Erie Fishing Hotline for weekly updates on the steelhead fishery. Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries Fishing Finger Lakes Tributaries Anglers that prefer to avoid crowds and get in on some high quality tributary fishing should consider setting their sights on New York's Finger Lakes. Of the 11 Finger Lakes, nine have annual migratory trout and salmon runs, so there is no shortage of opportunities to choose from. Pair a fishing trip with a wine tasting for a fun fall Finger Lakes weekend. For information on tributary access (Public Fishing Rights) visit DEC's website. Salmon River Hatchery Update The new fish ladder at the Salmon River Hatchery is up and running, and fish have wasted no time using it. Construction crews continue to lay the foundations for an improved outdoor visitor experience, pouring lots of concrete pillars and pads for new observation decks, a new pavilion, new roadways, and an access ramp to the back of the Hatchery's "spawn house." Although the construction will keep the hatchery closed to the public through the fall, the fall egg collection will go on as planned. This much anticipated event generally takes place beginning the day after Columbus Day as long as the hatchery's water temperatures have come down to acceptable levels. A Facebook Live event during the spawn is planned for a day the week of October 11th. Be sure to check DEC's Facebook page for a scheduled date. Saranac River Atlantic Salmon Run With much cooler nights and increased rainfall, the fall Atlantic salmon run has begun. Anglers are catching salmon all the way to below the Imperial Mills Dam. Please be advised that DEC and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are currently netting salmon in the river as part of a research project but are returning all fish back to the river after a sample is collected. We have received reports of some quality fish. Fish Fact Friday After hatching, Chinook salmon spend just four months in a tributary before taking a trip downstream to spend a majority of their life in Lake Ontario, whereas coho salmon spend 1½ years in tributaries before migrating out to the lake. 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/2015/07/565842/twittericon_original.jpg http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/07/567473/youtubeicon_original.jpg Basil Seggos, Commissioner This email was sent using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation · 625 Broadway · Albany, NY 12233 · (518) 402-8013
  6. I don't know how an iPad would work, especially in the direct sun and rain but I have an old HDS gen1 hooked up to my Gen3's via an ethernet cable. I can see the screen from the Gen 3 and drop waypoints from the back of the boat using the Gen1.
  7. A picture of your boat and transom would be helpful. On that size boat I doubt the extra weight from a kicker would create any problems but you could test it out by having someone sit on the port transom and see how the boat reacts to the extra weight. Other things to consider: Are you looking at a remote control kicker or are you going with a tiller model? How are you planning to steer the kicker? Do you have an auto pilot now or plan one in the future? How do you want to control the throttle? Do you have easy access to the kicker where it will be mounted or will you want electric start and trim? Can you mount the kicker directly onto you transom or will you need a bracket? My main point is to plan everything out before purchasing anything
  8. Traxstech used to make a mounting plate for their lift and turn rod holders that would replace the Scotty rod holder tubes I would check with them to see if they are still available
  9. They are posted on their web site https://soduspointproam.com/2021-live-results/
  10. If you ever need to remove your B60 you will wish that you had used 4200 instead of 5200 sealant.
  11. Late start and blown off around 1 4/4, all kings, 3 of them on same dipsy rod with green crinkle fly and a white/green dot spinny Mag dipsy out 240’ set on 2 200-220’ Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. .You want a "double pole, double throw" switch - dpdt switch
  13. Water levels on Lake O right now are about a foot lower than average for this time of year and about 2 foot lower than last year https://lre-wm.usace.army.mil/reports/GreatLakes/GLWL-CurrentMonth-Feet.pdf
  14. This bracket from Adventure Marine is rock solid, a little pricey but you only buy once. https://adventuremarine.ca/product/high-thrust-outboard-motor-bracket/
  15. As long as your line releases on a hit it should work but if the board drags back and it doesn't release you would probably have a mess. You would also have to retrieve the board on the dacron after every release to reset. It would eliminate having to fight a fish with a board on your line but I'm not sure what advantage this would have compared to a mast and otter board setup on a boat?
  16. IJC lowered the outflow yesterday Let's hope that with this decrease and some rain the lake levels start coming up again Lake Ontario Outflow Changes FacebookTwitterLinkedIn DATE HOUR/ FROM/DE TO/À (YYYY-MM-DD) HEURE (m3/s) (ft3/s) (m3/s) (ft3/s) 2021-04-10 0001 7,980 281,800 7,420 262,000 2021-04-03 0001 7,380 260,600 7,980 281,800 2021-03-20 0001 8,000 282,500 7,380 260,600 2021-03-13 0001 8,080 285,300 8,000 282,500 2021-03-06 0001 8,140 287,500 8,080 285,300 2021-03-01 0001 8,600 303,700 8,140 287,500 2021-02-21 1501 8,400 296,600 8,600 303,700 2021-02-20 1201 8,000 282,500 8,400 296,600 2021-02-19 1201 7,600 268,400 8,000 282,500 2021-02-18 1801 7,400 261,300 7,600 268,400 2021-02-18 0701 7,000 247,200 7,400 261,300 2021-02-17 1101 6,600 233,100 7,000 247,200 2021-02-16 1401 7,000 247,200 6,600 233,100 2021-02-12 1401 7,400 261,300 7,000 247,200 2021-02-11 1601 8,300 293,100 7,400 261,300 2021-02-10 1901 8,500 300,200 8,300 293,100 2021-02-09 2001 8,800 310,800 8,500 300,200 2021-02-05 1801 8,200 289,600 8,800 310,800 2021-02-04 1201 7,700 271,900 8,200 289,600 2021-02-03 1401 7,100 250,700 7,700 271,900 2021-02-01 1501 6,900 243,700 7,100 250,700 2021-01-31 1801 7,200 254,300 6,900 243,700 2021-01-28 1601 7,700 271,900 7,200 254,300 2021-01-26 1001 7,200 254,300 7,700 271,900 2021-01-24 1701 8,400 296,600 7,200 254,300 2021-01-23 1701 9,200 324,900 8,400 296,600 2021-01-19 1501 9,400 332,000 9,200 324,900 2021-01-16 1701 9,200 324,900 9,400 332,000 2021-01-14 1201 9,500 335,500 9,200 324,900 2021-01-12 1201 9,400 332,000 9,500 335,500 2021-01-09 1501 9,300 328,400 9,400 332,000 2021-01-07 1301 9,200 324,900 9,300 328,400 2021-01-05 1001 9,400 332,000 9,200 324,900 2021-01-04 1701 9,500 335,500 9,400 332,000 2021-01-03 1301 9,400 332,000 9,500 335,500 2021-01-01 0801 8,090 285,700 9,400 332,000 2020-12-26 0001 8,110 286,400 8,090 285,700
  17. http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/08/585851/decdeliverspress_original.jpg DEC Delivers Press Release - Information to keep you connected and informed from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Share or view as a web page || Update preferences or unsubscribe DEC Announces Net Pen-Rearing Projects for Atlantic Salmon in Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario Following Success of Net Pen Programs for Other Species, DEC Anticipates Increased Survival of Stocked Smolts New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the deployment of two new pen-rearing projects for Atlantic salmon to begin this spring. To improve post-stocking survival and imprinting to the stocked water, experimental Atlantic salmon pen-rearing projects will be conducted in the Saranac River estuary in Lake Champlain and in the Salmon River in Lake Ontario. DEC is partnering with the Lake Champlain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Plattsburgh Boat Basin on the Saranac River project and partnering with the Tug Hill/Black River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and Salmon River Lighthouse and Marina on the Salmon River project. "Atlantic salmon are a highly prized sport fish," said Commissioner Seggos. "Working with our partners from Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DEC hopes to increase the survival of stocked salmon smolts for greater returns of adults to tributaries for improved angling opportunities and spawning in these two major fisheries I want to personally thank Trout Unlimited for helping make this possible as TU will be doing the day-to-day work to feed and care for these fish while they are in the pens." Pen-rearing is a process in which young salmon (smolts) are stocked into net pens and held at the stocking site. At this life stage, the salmon will imprint on the river water and prepare to out-migrate to the lake system. The Trout Unlimited chapters will feed and care for the fish for approximately three weeks prior to release. DEC has been partnering with volunteer groups to pen-rear Chinook salmon and steelhead in Lake Ontario and Lake Erie for more than 20 years, and this method has improved the survival and imprinting for both species. Today's announcement is the first project to test if pen-rearing can have a similar beneficial impact on stocked Atlantic salmon. Andrew Milliken, Project Leader and Complex Manager for Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office said, "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service looks forward to working with DEC, Trout Unlimited and the Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative on this cutting edge project in the Saranac River to learn and improve returns of landlocked salmon to Lake Champlain tributaries, enhance tributary fisheries and increase natural reproduction." Rich Redman, President of Trout Unlimited Lake Champlain Chapter said, "Landlocked Salmon are our chapters priority. This is one step to restore wild Atlantic salmon to the Saranac River. Now is the time to restore the river habitat itself, to allow the cold water species like salmon to once again thrive." Wayne Weber, President of Trout Unlimited Tug Hill/Black River Chapter said, "The Salmon River provides one of the most diverse angling opportunities in our region. Currently Atlantic salmon are a small portion of that opportunity. We are hoping the pen rearing project will provide greater returns to Salmon River therefore increasing the angler's chance of success." Each project will compare two lots of Atlantic salmon smolts to evaluate the effectiveness of pen-rearing as a stocking method. One lot of Atlantic salmon will be stocked into net pens and held for approximately three weeks prior to release. A second lot will be directly stocked into the water at the same site when the smolts are released from the pens. A comparison of returns between the two stocking methods will determine if pen-rearing results in greater survival and homing than conventional, direct stocking. For more information about salmon in New York State, visit DEC's Salmon and Atlantic salmon websites. 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/2015/07/565842/twittericon_original.jpg http://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/fancy_images/NYSDEC/2015/07/567473/youtubeicon_original.jpg Basil Seggos, Commissioner This email was sent to xxxxxxxxxxxxx using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation · 625 Broadway · Albany, NY 12233 · (518) 402-8013
  18. Only problem with your guesstimate is that on 4/3 they increased the outflow to 281,800 cubic feet/min. This is the maximum flow rate allowed: https://ijc.org/en/loslrb/watershed/outflow-changes The 2021 Seaway navigation season is open as of 22 March. For the coming week, the average Lake Ontario outflow is expected to be 7980 m³/s, which is the Plan 2014 maximum “L-Limit” that applies at the current level of Lake Ontario (74.56 m). Plan 2014’s “L-Limit” flow is the maximum flow that can be released while maintaining adequate levels and safe velocities for navigation in the International (Upper) Section of the St. Lawrence River. I always try to give them the benefit of the doubt but I am having a hard time understanding why they would increase the flow with the current lake levels being so low and no major precipitation in the forecast?????
  19. Fish Hawk says a recording will be available on the Face Book page The interview will be posted in it's entirety on our Facebook Page afterwards and will be published to the Great Lakes Fishing Podcast (https://soundcloud.com/greatlakesfishingpodcast?mc_cid=7c77a4b67c&mc_eid=UNIQID) on Thursday.
  20. According to IJC and the Army Corp.: On the 20th they reduced the outflow by 21,900 cubic feet/sec to 260,600 cubic feet/sec Since then the levels have been coming up approx. 1/2 inch/day, about 3 inches total. We need rain!
  21. FedEx left me a present today - excellent packaging and shipping I opened one pack to check it out - fresh smell and tight scales. Hope the bait looks as good to Mr. Salmon as it does to me - Thanks Nick
  22. Use some kind of tether to keep the mast in place The seat base is strong enough but without a tether my mast will work it's way upward over time and can pop out of the base. I was fortunate to have noticed my mast was wiggling upward before it came all the way out, would have been a real mess.
  23. So then, is this year going to be the same ports as Legacy posted last year ? Legacy Moderator 1,084 6,667 posts Location Lake Ontario Home Port Sandy Creek, Hamlin, NY Boat Name The Legacy Posted February 22, 2020 Let me clarify this post.... These are the only ports that will be getting Chinook Salmon stocking this year. Niagara, Olcott, Oak Orchard, Genesee, and Oswego will be pen rearing 100% of all stocked fish at these sites. Niagara River Olcott Oak Orchard Genesee River Oswego River Salmon River Black River (Jefferson County) These sites will be receiving ZERO Chinook stockings for 2020 and this includes pen rearing and direct stocks. Wilson Harbor Sandy Creek (Monroe County) Sodus Bay Fair Haven South Sandy Creek (Jefferson County) This isnt about just eliminating pen rearing at these sites but all stocking at these sites.
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