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Mike M

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About Mike M

  • Birthday 08/15/1954

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  • Location
    grand island ny
  • Interests
    Trolling for Kings & Steelhead on L. Ontario. Also Walleye on L. Erie
  • Home Port
    I trailer from Grand Islnd
  • Boat Name
    Beach House

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  1. We live here. Our favorite place to launch is Fort Niagara state park. Its right at the mouth of the river. The red can is an important waypoint to put in your GPS. Its due north of river mouth about 3 miles in 45 fow. Go due north of the can and it drops quickly to 200 fow. We call that the dropoff. Great spring salmon fishing can be had around the red can.Sometimes its better to the east, other days its better to the west. Canadian border is about 2 miles west of the can. Lots of east to west and west to east trolling in this area.Some days kings will be in 50-70 fow. Other days could be in 80-110 fow. We mostly run spoons and flasher flies. Some guys are running cut bait too.LOC spring derby is a great time to fish this area. You can also launch at Olcott or Wilson but they are 12-18 miles east of the river.You could also launch at Lewiston which is a 7 mile boat ride up river from the mouth. Great little motel there called The Riverside Motel. Also don't forget knee high boots in case of high water at the launch.Good luck !!
  2. Merry Christmas to you all !! Just cause we all don't always agree. You guys guys are still the best !!! Merry Christmas to everyone!
  3. Just sent my 2nd E mail to DEC this time regarding the increase in length of an open water steelhead to 25".You have the same problem here as the the 2 steelhead limit proposal when you have a 3 fish in combination rule. You CANNOT SUCCESSFULLY C/R STEELHEAD IN MID SUMMER on the open waters of Lake Ontario !! If this proposal passes it will result in lots of dead and wasted steelhead floating on LO. Happy seagulls! If they want to help trib fisherman it would make more since to have NO SIZE LIMIT on steelhead on open lake. Instead the rule would be you must keep your first 3 silver fish regardless of size. Obviously the 3 in combination rule we have now would apply. Could be you have 2 steelys and 1 king in your box etc. This would help trib fisherman because there would be far less dead steelhead !!
  4. Wrote my letter to DEC a couple weeks ago opposing the reduction in creel limit on open lake steelhead. Bob Songin gives a good talk on ths on his facebook page. I'm 100% in agreement with Bob Songin. This reduction will result in alot of dead steelhead floating in the lake. The seagulls should be real happy!! To think this reduction in open lake limit will increase the # of tributary fish is absurd!! Don't they know you can't C & R steelhead on the open lake in mid/late summer !! There going to die, you might as well throw them in the box until you reach your legal limit. This rule change does not work with the 3 in combination rule. When guys have there 2 steelhead in the box there going to keep fishing hoping the next fish is a salmon. But what if its another steelhead?? Now to obey the rule that steelhead it has to be released and I guarantee 95% of the time it will die.How is this helping the tributary fisherman ?? I hope you'll join me in opposing the steelhead creel limit reduction. Please send your E-mails to DEC address mentioned above.
  5. There are fewer boats then ever going off-shore for steelhead and salmon. The cost of running 10-15 or 20 miles off shore is a factor. If this regulation passes there certainly will be less of us out there. Yes there is alot steelys/salmon out there. Just very few fisherman trying to catch them. There will be lots of dead steelys on the surface..They just don't release well in mid summer. That willl be a shame. Its supposed to be a put and take fishery. How is this a win-win for our L.O. fishery?? Should we just stop mid summer fishing for the sake of the tributary fisherman???
  6. I'm totally against these proposed changes in open water steelhead regulations. It will hurt more then help the popularity of sport fishing on lake Ontario. Yes it will hurt the charter boats but us rec guys hate it too. Its a question of is it worth it. When summer finally gets here its well known on L.O. if you want to catch fish you go off-shore. Off Niagara county shores that means 400-550 fow. If you want to go out there you better have a seaworthy boat thats mechanically sound. You better have good electronics/GPS too. Not to mention the fishing gear this all costs ALOT of money. The good thing is thats alot of money for our local economy. For 2 fish per angler whose going to want to spend the money to go that far to catch a couple fish. Whether it be a charter boat or a rec angler. Does not make since unless you really love open water steelhead fishing, which I do. I hope many/most of you will respond to the DEC on this proposed change and say NO. LEAVE IT AS IT IS.
  7. Anyone have any experience with this company. Seem to carry alot of name brand gear. There prices are redicously low. Was trying to help friends shopping for cannon or scotty riggers.
  8. I have a Airmar TM-150 medium chirp ducer with my HDS-Carbon unit. We fish Erie and L.Ontario. Very happy with performance. Previous had a 200 khz skimmer ducer. Was good inside 100 fow. Marked very little when we went off shore on L Ontario. z i've
  9. So sorry to hear of your loss. My fishng partner and I have been together for more then 30 years. He's about 10 years older then me. (65) He's slowing up in alot of ways and i guess i am too. When he can't do it anymore I just don't know what I'll do. We're going strong this season!! We'll see what the future brings!! Lots of great memories!!! Its not just about the fishing!!! RIP.
  10. Our best spoon for more then 20 years has been a Michigan Stinger Natural Born Killer (NBK) in the Sting Ray size.
  11. I've had good results from Lowrance tech assistence. Friend advised always ask for a senior tech advisor. They usually speak better english, Not wanting to sound prejudice . I've got the Lowrancce Carbon on the boat now before that had HDS 1. Been on phone many time with there techs. You just gotta work thru the learning curve. I do still like Lowrance electronics even though I hear many complaints. Just look at what most of the pros use. i
  12. Just a mention. The 9 ft. ugly stick light action is a great rigger rod. Been using the for 25+ years. Don't worry that hey call it light action.My biggest King just shy of 40 lbs caught on that rod.
  13. I have a bunch of the 8'3' ugly sticks. There a good rigger rod for spoons on LO. or walleye on Erie .To light for in line boards IMHO. I like the Okuma CP-LT-762M 12-20 lb. Just ordered 2 more today. Getting ready for L. Erie walleye campaign.Good Luck!!
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