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  1. 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
  2. X2 John Mann - 315-871-6400
  3. 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
  4. They are posted on their web site https://soduspointproam.com/2021-live-results/
  5. If you ever need to remove your B60 you will wish that you had used 4200 instead of 5200 sealant.
  6. 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
  7. .You want a "double pole, double throw" switch - dpdt switch
  8. 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
  9. 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/
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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?????
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Anybody know what is happening with the pens this year?
  20. Where are you planning on fishing and how deep? I agree with either torpedo's or Shark types weights, two members on here make these type, Troutman and Bikini bottom, check the classified ads The currents on Lake O can cause havoc with pancake weights
  21. DEC Releases 2018-2020 Report on Restoration and Protection of New York's Great Lakes Highlights Efforts and Investments to Promote Environmental Justice, Protect Source Waters, and Improve Community Resilience to Flooding State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today released the 2018-2020 progress report (PDF) on the restoration and protection of New York's Great Lakes resources. Prepared every two years, the report highlights partnerships and achievements completed during the prior two years, including improving resilience to coastal and tributary flooding impacts, protecting source waters, and accelerating restoration initiatives in communities that have been historically and disproportionately impacted by environmental pollution, called Environmental Justice communities. "The Great Lakes are an irreplaceable source of clean drinking water and support a wide range of opportunities for outdoor recreation that New Yorkers and visitors can enjoy all year round," Commissioner Seggos said. "The New York Great Lakes Action Agenda continues to serve as an integrated action plan to promote these sustainable uses while also protecting water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and the communities dependent on these resources. The 2018-2020 report showcases how state, regional, and local partners have worked together to protect our shared natural resources, contributing to an improved quality of life for the region and state." The 2018-2020 Great Lakes Program Report (PDF) highlights significant achievements, including: Restoring habitats and recreational uses for Environmental Justice communities within the Rochester Embayment and Buffalo River Areas of Concern; Adapting to storms and flooding by building back smarter and enhancing the resilience of Great Lakes coastal communities through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's $300 million Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, Resilient NY, and other initiatives; Improving and protecting critical water resources in waterways that drain to Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River to ensure waters are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable; and Securing $19 million in federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding for 117 projects, complementing the State's initiatives and commitment to restoring the shorelines of New York's Great Lakes. Substantial progress was made toward advancing the shared goals of New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda by applying adaptive, ecosystem-based management approaches balancing the needs of communities, nature, and the economy. These approaches prioritize science-based decision making. New York Secretary of State Rossana Rosado said, "New Yorkers along our Great Lakes coast know how essential the Lakes are to the region's sense of place and the well-being of our communities. The Department of State is proud to partner with the Department of Environmental Conservation and our state and local colleagues to help communities identify opportunities for growth and increased collaboration that will lend to the region's tremendous potential. Over the past year we have worked hard to advance actions that will utilize our abundant access to the water, increase our resiliency to coastal changes, and preserve the unique and special character of the region." New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said, "New York State Parks oversees 140 miles of Great Lakes Shoreline from Lake Erie to the St. Lawrence River, hosting millions of people from around the world drawn to the State Parks and Historic sites along these incredible waters. We look forward to our continued partnership with the State Department of Environmental Conservation and other state and local partners to expand on the critical restoration and protection efforts we've achieved." In the coming year, DEC's Great Lakes Program will update the Great Lakes Action Agenda for the next 10 years. The updates will ensure the Action Agenda reflects emerging challenges, new science, and innovative approaches in order to address the most pressing issues within our Great Lakes communities and ecosystems. DEC encourages interested individuals and organizations to get involved at the local and regional level and to share your ideas and goals for the lands and waters of our Great Lakes basin. To learn more and sign up for email updates, visit DEC's website, or email us at [email protected] https://www.dec.ny.gov/press/press.html
  22. Just remember that "Agreed Value" coverage protects just your boat if something bad happens but it's "Liability" coverage that protects everything else that you own from the lawyers. Make sure you are getting the right coverage not just the lowest price.
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