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  1. Maybe they will replace it with a line counter that counts actual feet instead of rotations Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. That's an idea , it might help keeping my head up instead of dozing away.
  3. Yes Gill , it happens to all of us as we get older.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. One of the members on this board is a certified tohatsu mechanic. He is in Buffalo
  7. 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 ?
  8. I am appointed to regulate the speed of the Niagara falls, by the king of Spain. So I know better than you HB2
  9. 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 .
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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..
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. Sorry , but I must strongly disagree. I have used 19 strand as backing for three years now, without ever a problem. Besides, according to Matthew (the owner of Torpedo)the sink rate of weighted steel carries over to the 19 strand. 200 feet of WS + 200 feet of 19 strand gets you down to 80 feet. This is because of the weight of the 19 strand and the very thin diameter of the 19 strand which gives it very little water resistance. I checked it at 2 mph pulling a magnum lure with a fishhawk TD and it is a fairly accurate statement.
  18. There is one thing that nobody mentioned in this thread. It is the amount of time that copper is out of the water because of yet another birds nest that needs to be unknotted. It takes a long time, a lot of cursing and nobody is happy about it. weighted steel hardly ever turns into a birds nest and if it does, it gets easily unknotted. Remember. any time a line is out of the water because of technical problems like a knotted line, that line is worthless.
  19. I'm very interested. How far from rochester do you live how far from Rochester,NY do you live?
  20. A few years ago I read an article about the cold water coming out of Lake Eerie being an impassible barrier which prevents the movement of salmon from the north shore from crossing to the American side. So the less ice in Eerie, the earlier the salmon will move south. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. Sorry, I'm a sports fisherman, not a prophet, but it is my feeling that at this point there is a lot of natural reproduction in all sorts of creeks. This is up to the point where pen reared fish has become less crucial than it was a few years ago. Anyway, spring kings are more abundant after a soft winter and so far this winter is not terribly harsh, so my prophesy would be that ,yes, there will be spring kings,but they will not be of epic size
  22. No , it’s not just starting. It has been going on for about 2 decades. News and opinion are mixed into an entertainment show because it is a very cheap way to provide an interesting vehicle for selling advertising to a very targeted market. If it is unbiased news you are after then you can always get public radio (npr) or bbc. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  23. Yes, but not every boat is a Boston Whaler.
  24. I use the igloos as well. Usually there is a spring sale at BJs for $65 for the 150 quart coolers. As for cleaning, I usually first put in a 50 gallon garbage bag and then ice and fish inside the bag. So no smell. If you still want it cleaner, there is a product called "spray nine" It will get it clean and odorless.
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