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  1. jerktroller

    Brown or LL salmon??

    Hard to tell but I think there are some spots on the adipose fun which says brown trout. I don’t trust the jaw and eye thing. It doesn’t hold true.
  2. jerktroller

    Seneca Seneca lampreys

    If I remember correctly the large lampreys in the lake don’t live that long. They spend a longer time in the streams when they are tiny and that’s why chemicals are used in streams. I could be wrong but that is how I remember it being explained to me by one of the guys treating sterling creek a few years back.
  3. jerktroller

    Keuka Outlet to Seneca

    Yes they do run it. Dresden area is a good place to start. Have not been in a while so I don’t know what section are still open to fishing.
  4. jerktroller

    kueka Ciscoe stocking

    I would not be surprised if some Ciscos get caught through the ice. Fairly common in some lakes in Canada. Very tasty also!
  5. jerktroller

    Hemlock 2018 Hemlock netting survey

    I would guess they didn’t catch much besides lake trout. The tilted of the report says lake trout survey. I saw gill netting done in a Canadian lake I fish every year. All they caught was lake trout but that lake has walleye and bass also. They said the nets were too deep for walleye and othe fish.
  6. jerktroller

    kueka Ciscoe stocking

    Oh sorry. Feels like it was longer ago
  7. jerktroller

    kueka Ciscoe stocking

    Browns in keuka outlet cannot make their way into keuka lake but I’m sure a few end up in Seneca. My understanding was that browns and landlocks won’t be stocked in keuka for now but they could be again if bait bounces back. That info was from a meeting over a year ago so things may have changed
  8. jerktroller

    Seneca Seneca lake

    Wow that is a crazy amount of bait. I thought Seneca was loaded last year but it looks like this year there may be even more bait. I never thought I could go an entire morning and not catch at least one laker pulling copper but Seneca proved me wrong this year. I think this is a good problem. When things start to even out we could have fantastic fishing.
  9. jerktroller

    Perch Fishing Keuka Lake

    Have not been in a month so I don't know. Might be worth talking with the folks at Beverage Baron in Penn Yan. They are trying to sell bait but I have found their advice to be helpful.
  10. Stocking numbers for keuka might be just as high or higher than Seneca but no way they survived well in keuka. As others have said you can fish all year on keuka and will be lucky if you catch 5 or 10 silver. DEC blamed the high laker population for many years which I guess I agree with. There have certainly been a ton of Lakers out there the last 10 or 15 years.
  11. jerktroller

    Honeoye and silver lake crappie

    Well worth a try. Good launch on south end. If you can find them and catch them in Chautauqua you should do ok on honeoye. It does get busy when fishing is good but I’ve had luck working areas away from the crowd
  12. jerktroller

    Seneca dead fish

    The water quality data on Keuka Lake from both Keuka College and DEC indicates that the amount of nutrients in the lake is about as low as it gets. I think that is why the lake is less productive and you may not see as many fish in general. I guess all I'm trying to say is we are just trying to blame one activity or another when it could just be natural population trends. I can find species that are doing well in every lake. Perch fishing on Keuka has been great and pike fishing on Seneca is improving. Five years from now those species could be down and the trout might be bouncing back. When you look at the watersheds for all the Finger Lakes there are things that I hate to see that aren't good for the lake but there are probably just as many or more improvements that I have seen over the last 40 years. Anyway, I'm all for anything that can be done to protect our watersheds but I feel like there is some overreaction right now.
  13. jerktroller

    Seneca dead fish

    Glad you said that. I thought I was losing it because every time I fished this year the water in Seneca was as green as I've seen it since the 80's. I think all that algae growth is fueling the bait population.
  14. jerktroller

    Seneca dead fish

    Ok so everyone says fishing is great on Cayuga and Seneca is terrible. No argument there but at the same time I keep hearing that Seneca is gin clear and Cayuga has color to the water. All that color comes from the nutrients and all the issues that were mentioned in the Hobart College video from an earlier post. So if the farms and wineries are so terrible then why is Seneca clear? And if it is so terrible to have turbid and colored water then why is fishing on Cayuga so good? I've been a diary keeper for a long time and if you look at the trends over the years there are a few things that lead to tough fishing - lamprey issues and plentiful bait. Right now we have both in Seneca. I'm not saying we shouldn't be concerned about the farms and the wineries but those things were all there 5 or so years ago when fishing was great in Seneca and not so good in Cayuga. They got the lamprey under control in Cayuga and fishing turned good. I bet if DEC gets the lamprey under control in Seneca the same thing will happen.
  15. jerktroller

    Seneca dead fish

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/73518.html http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/27875.html One for Region 7 and one for Region 8