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  1. Nicely written. I am a converted panfish guy that used to spend his time chasing salmon in lake O. One thing I would like to add is that the perch population in Keuka has not increased when the alewife population crashed, just the opposite. With nothing else to eat, the lakers have hit the perch hard. It seems like you require a finite balancing act between the alewife, trout and panfish. Skaneateles is a great lake that has done quite well without alewives. Fish are a little smaller there but good eating.
  2. i guess they are not interested in a perch survey. Thats where some smart management is necessary.
  3. I just did the survey. One thing I am not sure of is there is no distinction between sunfish and bluegills. I assumed they meant both although I do keep some ice fishing gills and never sunfish. It seems that most of the sunfish I catch have black spot grubs but the gills in lakes other than Honeoye do not. About half the sunfish I caught yesterday in Owasco had spots.
  4. I seem to be following in your footsteps this year owasco has been my best Lake lately. Keep up the good work.
  5. Thanks. I’ll try something simple like Conesus, bobber worm, next year. Give Owasco a try. I was there yesterday and there were a lot of fish right in front and a little west of the entrance in 28’. Huge sunfish and 9” perch.
  6. Nice job. He knows how to take a picture for sure. My grandson is 1 1/2. How old was your grandson when he first started going? I started putting my grandson in the boat this week, and he heads straight to the steering wheel!
  7. You are a very fortunate man to be able to enjoy the outdoors with your grandson. He will always remember these days.
  8. Nice fish. I was across from deans cove also today. My goal was to stay high and fast and try to get some salmon and bows. Did get the bows but no salmon. Bows were 25-40 down over 120-160’.
  9. Pan fishing is good for numbers but not good for size this time of year. I try every year at around this time but catch only a few marginal keepers over 10”. And they seem to be overly thin compared to other fingerlakes. Plenty of rock bass and also you should be able to get some smallmouth but they are also mostly in the 10-12” range. Because of the size of fish my friends and I call this lake “ Skinny” ateles. If your looking for panfish, try Owasco or Cayuga. Keep in mind, summertime sizes are different than spring and fall.
  10. Correct rollmops. I was there today and caught a lot of perch and small rockies in 12-14’. Only a half dozen sunnies but they are huge. Can hardly get your hand around them. Everything caught was on plastics drop shot rig.
  11. Just talked to my friend that kept sunfish the day he was there with me. No grubs or worms. yes, we were on the north end of Owasco.
  12. I did not take home any but I did not notice any spots on the outer skin or fins like I usually do in all the Honeoye sunfish.
  13. I had a really nice trip there two weeks ago. First time for pannies there for me. Try around the 25-35’ depth a little to the right (west) of the harbor entrance. There were plenty of 7-9” perch there. If that doesn’t work, move down the east shore fishing real shallow between the docks. You will hit really big sunfish, some perch, Rockies and a bass or two in there. I would use minnows in the deep water and small crayfish or maybe plastics along the shore. Good luck.
  14. I launched my 16 1/2 alumacraft and my buddy launched his 17’ aluminum boat there with no problems. Just use the far left or right and push the boat away from the concrete pad and up on the mud shallows next to it. Really stupid situation.
  15. I was there yesterday. Still no docks and none stacked in the lot. What’s going on?
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