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  1. Cayuga Pike - 5/24/20 - non targeted catch and release - stickbait destroyed
  2. My favorite online source is: https://www.simyamaha.com/
  3. Nice...great variety of fish in that lake!
  4. walnut you have a PM Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  5. I like to stay on the West side coming out of Deans Cove. I often hit the middle for a while when I make the turn up north or down south. The East side straight across for me is either super hot or next to nothing so it can definitely be worth at least a try. Laker fishing on the East side is typically good to very good out front of Wells College, just north of Long Point State Park.
  6. There are 4 Generations of the Sutton stamping. Your lure is 4th gen (modern). It is reasonably recent although I have not seen one like it. You might want to check to see if the bead is glass or plastic. Glass would definitely date it earlier. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Gang hooks were not uncommon. (Scott R Sutton applied for a Gang Hook patent in 1908) https://tinyurl.com/sfr6s59 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. It is likely post 1936 due to the style of swivel on it. Here is a 1936 ad with box swivels and the circular Sutton stamping Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I would visit the store on my way to business meetings just south of Buffalo. During one visit Jim took a liking to me because I was setting up a Seth Green rig. That visit was truly magical. Jim took me to a bunch of little drawers and introduced me to a few of the secret weapon lures I depend on to this day. He said “44’s are good, but” and taught me why some of the others were “good” too. I will always remember the wry smile and sparkle in his eye when he was talking about things he knew and loved. Unique and great person. Speaking for all Finger Lakes fishermen and women...we will miss him and remember him fondly.
  10. I agree with Sk8man that the Angler Diaries are not much more than a sampling of a group of anglers on the lakes. It is a great bit of information, it just does not represent ALL the anglers on the lakes. Just as an example, a few years ago I concentrated on LL Salmon because we had a banner year for them. My report would have shown lots of Salmon, little or no Browns, Rainbows or Lake Trout. It plus others like me who target a flourishing species, will skew the diary numbers an enormous amount given the sample size. The following year I was lucky if I could find very, very few Salmon, so I switched to a different species to target. Since I was targeting non Salmon species my previously huge Salmon report went to near zero. That would be an under representation of Salmon just because I chose not to specialize on them. I am sure there were Salmon out there, they would not be making it to my diary. Back to the original topic of this post, we need to give a boom or bust a few years to truly tell us how we may want to adjust stocking and take limits. Mother nature deals the cards...we can aid the processes through policy. I doubt we can force too much of a quick change in the balances, I think our policy role is to control the damage we can inflict on that balance of nature rather than to try to fully control the actual balances that exist year to year. (But if you wanted my opinion 2 bows and 2 browns would work just fine)
  11. Doris, Your legacy lives on. My local canvas guy loves your Bag Lady downrigger covers. They are still going strong after MANY years of use. Best purchase ever! This post is dedicated to those who knew Doris and Earl when they ruled the lake for so many years...
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