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  1. I admit, I followed the hype about rage when they first came out. The first deer that I shot at was a picture perfect broadside buck at 30 yds and he was down within 20 yds with that “ tv” hole through both sides. The next two deer were much luckier. Watched the rage hit and glance off on an angling away shot and watched a doe run off with a rage in the shoulder blade that never went through. One of the things that is not really talked about is the lb bow you shoot. I can only pull 55 lbs. that’s simply not enough for a mechanical to work 100% of the time. I went back to slick tricks and other than a muzzy or two will stay with them.
  2. I own a ten point shadow light with the crank and I also shot the Parker at the archery shop when I was deciding between the two. The Parker was a neat crossbow. All I had to do was press a button and the big co2 cartridge would draw the bow. The reason I did not buy it was that it was heavier than the ten point model I bought by at least five pounds. I also was concerned about how reliable the mechanism would last through the years. I bought a mono pod accessory for the ten point. It snaps on and off and I have used it successfully in the tent and in a tree stand. It allows you to shoot without having to hold up the full weight of the bow. Great for people with a handicap. Believe me, I know. Ten point is a good company and they stand bye their bows.
  3. Hey longspurs, I somehow forgot what a dedicated waterfowl hunter you are. Now that I see how successful you are, I figure a little goose jerky out on the ice this winter is in order I’m recovering from knee replacement but should be on first ice without a problem. Keep up the good work.
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    Ibay 9/29

    This time of year the water temp is the key. When the big lake turns over, it forces them in for short spurts of time throughout September. Last year, we really did not find any in the bay until temps were in the upper 50’s around mid month. I did find them last year in Fairhaven for the first two weeks of October and also Erie. Kept us busy until they showed up locally.
  5. Nice going. Brian told me you were doing good on them. If I can peel him away from those lakers next year, we will do some major testing. Gives us another option besides the harnesses.
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    Perch rigs?

    Extra crispy
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    Perch rigs?

    Les is right about the sensitive rod separating the great catches from the average. Thanks to another member here, Gator, I got back in to rod building. I have specialized rods made for perch in Erie and the fingerlakes.
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    Perch rigs?

    What les is saying is true for the finger lakes but you can be fishing anywhere from 55-80’ in Erie straight down. I would recommend the most sensitive tip rod you have between 6-7’. Do not use straight braid. I’ll use 10-15 lb braid with a 6’ section of 10lb fleurocarbon. Do not go lighter because there are monster size silver bass with sharp gill plates that would cut lighter line. Keep tight to the bottom with just enough tension to tighten the line. As soon as you see them on the graph, they will hit. I slowly lift the rod and get them to hit that way but my fishing buddy just sits and watches the rod. We wind up catching the same amount. Spring perch fishing is a little different and I’ll explain that, if you like ,ext March
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    Perch rigs?

    It is a little early for consistent perch action in Erie. In the past, the entire month of August was great but in the past 6 yrs, I have not seen any real action until October. I would probably head out of the Cat and head straight out to 53-54’ set up and wait. The perch this time of year will come in smaller pods and you will have to be ready to pick off a few before they move on. Later on, the pods will be bigger and will hang around longer. Just use a simple drop shot rig. 3/4 oz. sinker and two hooks about 6” and 18” above. If you can find Niagaras that would be great however, Golden shiners work too. Sometimes fatheads work, but I have not had much luck with them.. if you see other boats out there anchored up, watch them. And if you see gulls sitting on the water near a boat watch him closely. The gulls are picking off any small perch boaters might try to release and float belly up. Spot lock on a minn kota is highly recommended. good luck
  10. That’s horrible. I would not have been shocked if that occurred in Rochester but in the country around there I am surprised. Hope they get them soon.
  11. RThanks for the info. I have more or less ignored this issue since I have never had a problem. After seeing my knee surgeon yesterday, I now have a healthy fear of bacterial infections. I was told that any bacterial infection would travel to a foreign object in your body like a knee replacement and cause a severe reaction to the point of removal of the replacement and being placed on an IV for a long time. I plan on wearing gloves from now on while filleting and carrying peroxide and anti bacterial ointments on the boat.
  12. Nice write up for you Brian. “Cuddly” and catches fish. You sure have them dialed in.
  13. That’s news to me. Almost every launch I go to, I just have to leave the pass on the dash. Seems a little dumb to walk up to a car in a lot, look at the guys empire pass for seniors, and then tell him to use the kiosk. But then again, this is New York. The only launch that I go to, and believe me, I’ve been to a lot, that looks at the passes is at the small boat harbor in buffalo. At that launch, a man at the gate takes your pass and records the number and gives it back. When he is not there, I simply leave the pass on the dash..
  14. I dint understand. Even though I have the parking permit, I have to get a ticket at the booth? Isn’t it free during the week? How dies that work.?
  15. I agree with the enforcement but I question the use of the State Police. It seems that this has been a job by local sheriffs departments and they are on the water and do a good job. As far as the regs go, I would suggest that we all refresh ourseves periodiccally since they can change. Rules are different for under 16' vs between16'and 26'. For example, you do not need a fire extinguisher if you carry an exposed portable gas tank and it is not under a seat but why wouldn't you? You also do not need flares as long as you have the CG approved distress flag and again, why wouldn't you. And, in case you do have all the required CG safety equipment there are sometimes additional requirements by local towns and counties. I once was warned on I bay about carrying a rag on board to mop up an oil spill or if I was willing to use my shirt. Local ordinance for that one. They can get picky!
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