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rolmops

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  1. Did you see anybody negotiate that sharp left turn at the end of the entrance way? It really looks very tight.
  2. The outflow is bad, but the intake is worse. Millions of fry are sucked into the intake and are ground up in the pumps and whatever survived gets killed by the temperature of the water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. A catering operation is just not the thing, but if a charter boat would have a container of hot coffee,like the ones you can get at dunking donuts, to start the trip, that would be a success. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I drove by the launch today. It is still fenced in. The entire parking lot is finished except for the markings on the pavement and some top soil in certain places. The floating docks are not yet in, which makes it difficult to launch. But once they put in the floating docks it will be a good place to launch. As for the water level, it is a bit low, but not terrible. I saw several boats being launched at Mayers Marina and things were fine although it is a steep launch. Old Bill Mayer always used to say that when the water is low in spring somebody up above puts in his garden hose and adds some water. I'll stick to that.
  5. Over the last few years I have caught brown trout 60 feet down over 200 feet of water. When the winds push the warmer water of shore the browns will move right along. Specially when that warmer water is full of bait. So it is really possible that with this last winter's wind patterns they are miles off shore where you would not expect them. There is also mention of plentiful bait close to shore which lessens the need for food competition,ergo, why go after something strange while plentyful known food is all around. Did anybody try to fish with live bait? That might provide some answers
  6. Maybe they will replace it with a line counter that counts actual feet instead of rotations Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. That's an idea , it might help keeping my head up instead of dozing away.
  8. Yes Gill , it happens to all of us as we get older.
  9. Cormorants are only one part of the puzzle. The breeding program itself is another. While the fish is happily growing in their tanks and runways they are never exposed to danger like for instance a single walleye in the mix that they would have to learn to hide from. Also the feeding setup in the hatchery is made for the convenience of the workers not taking into account the constant danger that fish need to learn about in order to survive in the wild. The very protected setup of pen rearing does not help this situation either. The end result is that when stocked fish are released ,they are literally "babes in the wild" and everybody comes over to feast on these dumb tasty morsels. The hatcheries would do well to research systems that might produce a more careful and wily hatchling.
  10. You only need a trickle charger to keep your battery charged. 30 amps is only used for a quick burst of power. When the charger cycles between charging and green, it means that the battery is fully charged. But if you only have nine volts even when the battery seems fully charged. there is something wrong with the battery. If you are lucky it is just low water level in some of the cells, but it is a bad idea to count on luck when you are out on the water, so replacement with a new battery would be the smart thing to do.
  11. One of the members on this board is a certified tohatsu mechanic. He is in Buffalo
  12. I will remind you of this post by the end of summer. What will you call the party that won the elections if what you believe turns out to be wrong ?
  13. I am appointed to regulate the speed of the Niagara falls, by the king of Spain. So I know better than you HB2
  14. I know about an almost new used one (used only once) complete with a 12 pound torpedo. About a mile due north of the Oswego Harbor. If you can find it you can have it .
  15. I swung by I-Bay today to see what progress if any was made with the ramps. The news is good. The workers told me that they expect work to wrap up in 2 or 3 weeks. They also told me that the water did come up about a foot in the past 3 weeks. Right now all but the largest 3 axle trailers should (water level wise) be able to launch. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  16. The situation in Irondequoit Creek has improved. In some parts, the silt has been removed from the gravel beds making spawning possible again. Also, the small weir dam near the outlet into I-Bay was removed. But I think that the DEC will use fish that is ready to go into the lake as opposed to the smaller fish that needs to stay in the creeks for another year. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  17. The DEC has announced that an Atlantic salmon pen rearing project for the Salmon River will start this year Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  18. Good luck on your next step to the south. Make sure to get a generator and some real good air conditioning. They say that that place gets real hot and real cold. As for fishing, I have never seen anybody using down riggers or any of the other cold water fishing gear. But I would take them and try. You may just start a new trend..
  19. Save your money and buy a B&Js Coleman cooler instead. They are about $30 dollars cheaper and are proven to be better. If you pay attention you will see that Costco sells a very limited choice of brands ( one or two brands of tooth paste instead of five brands). They sell only what is most profitable for them, not what is best.
  20. I will be replacing my 1986 rebuilt mercruiser with a 2021 engine once the snow is gone from under my shade tree. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. I sometimes run it off otter boards using rubber bands in scotty clamps. When in Owasco lake (solo fishing) I usually just run it out the back. In principle I treat it almost the same as mono(without stretch). My boat is fairly small -19 foot- and the main advantage that weighted steel gives me is its versatility. I used to have six sets of leadcore and 4 sets of copper on board and sometimes it caused me to feel that I was loosing control of the work place. With weighted steel I can do the leadcore jobs and the copper jobs all with just a few almost trouble free weighted steel rods with line counters.
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