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  1. I need 4 Bert's rod holders for my boat. When are you coming up to Mexico to fish?
  2. I started out as an observer in the tournaments, and I was blessed to able to meet some of the finest captains on the lake and to be able to fish with them. I know many captains from Niagara to Oswego and also Canada that I have fished with, gone out to dinner with and just spent time talking fishing. I am personal friends with a lot of these guys. I've been a member of LOTSA for 16 years. I have only missed one Salmon School that LOTSA puts on since they started at the old 4H building. If there was ever a trout/salmon seminar whether it was at LOTSA, Dan Keating Salmon School, Gander Mountain, Cabela's, Erie and Western New York Sportsman Shows, Bass Pro or any other place, I would be there with my notebook taking notes and asking a lot of questions. Just like you, I remember struggling when I first started out and a great fisherman, Curt Meddaugh from LOTSA who passed away used to tell me, "Just hang in there, it will come". Like Keith {Gator} and Brian {Gambler} said, go on a charter with a good captain who will share tips. Watch their videos on YouTube. Pay attention to details. Get some books or videos by Dan Keating. Go back to all of the old post on LOU in the Questions about Trout and Salmon Trolling, Fishing Reports and Tackle and Techniques sections. Join a club, LOTSA {Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Anglers}, ELOTSA {Eastern Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Anglers}, LOCBA {Lake Ontario Charter Boat Association} and go to their meetings and seminars. Sign up early when it is posted for the LOTSA Salmon School at the Greater Niagara Fishing Expo because it sells out. Start putting a little money aside now because you may want to spend a couple extra days at the hotels and go to the seminars on Thursday and Friday before the school. You're going to find some good deals on tackle also. A lot of great captains will be sharing information and tips. And like what Brian said, you will pick up the fine details that do make a difference. "Just hang in there". One more tip, if you're married, don't let your wife know how much you spend on fishing tackle and equipment.
  3. There are no docks at the ramp yet. We had a hard time launching yesterday with the south wind. Bring your hip boots.
  4. Folks, 42 guys had already signed up the within first nine hours that the school sign up started. You have three of the best fisherman on the lake teaching this school who are not afraid to share their secrets and help people catch fish. This school is going to fill up fast so don't wait and then regret that you didn't sign up in time. I don't care if you have 30 years of experience fishing Lake O, you will still learn something new from these guys.
  5. Thanks for the info guys. We found out about the Beverage Baron right near us.
  6. Hi All, I'm looking for a bait shop near Penn Yan that sells minnows. I'm not familiar with the area and I'm going down there for a few days. Any help would be appreciated. I know that there is a shop in Honeoye but I was wondering if there is anything closer to Penn Yan Thanks.
  7. That's a beautiful fish Matt. Great job landing that on walleye rods and lures.
  8. I know it's not Lake Ontario but I was wondering if any of you guys have fished the west end of Lake Nipissing in the Mashkinonge area. I am coming up there next month with a group guys from the Rochester, New York area for the first time. We are going to try for pike, walleye and anything else that cooperates. We are going to try using jigs with soft plastics and casting spoons. One of the guys wants to try trolling with his boat. Any tips on what we should use or areas to fish would be greatly appreciated.
  9. It does except it didn't have that dark tube shape above it. It just looked like a big pillar from the lake surface straight up into the clouds and the clouds were nasty looking.
  10. Yesterday afternoon we were fishing out of Sandy Creek in Monroe County which is about 20 miles west of Rochester. My buddy was driving the boat heading west while we were trolling. I'm sitting turned around facing east watching the rods while he is driving. For as many times that I have been out fishing, I have never seen anything like this before. I'm looking in the distance at some strange clouds and I see what looks like a cloud that is shaped like a huge pillar. This thing is coming straight down from the clouds to the surface of the lake. It was a long ways off. This was really strange looking. I say to my buddy, Look at this strange cloud coming straight down to the water". He turns around and says to me I hope it's not coming our way, that looks like a water spout. After a short while it just disappeared. Never seen anything like it. I wish I had taken a picture of it
  11. Rob, Are you guys going to have a flea market or used tackle sale this spring?
  12. Hey everyone, This might give you something to do this weekend. Check out these seminars. Type in New York Sportsman Expo
  13. I have a mold that makes egg sinkers1/2, 3/4. 2,3,5,6 and 8 oz. I was thinking of running a wire through them and twisting the end into a circle and attach planer board clips like a homemade snap weight. I bought a bunch of clips from Russ of Anglers Ave at the Niagara Show 2 years ago. I'm going give them a try this summer. They're not perfectly round so I don't know how they are going to work.
  14. I can still see his smiling face hanging out the side of the boat at the dock as we would be heading out to the lake. Niagara Show, Sandy Creek Shootout or where ever I ran into him, he always had a smile on his face. He was one of the GREAT ones. Like Whaler said, "missed but not forgotten".
  15. Jimmyi

    Fall perch

    Hi Bosco, PM sent.
  16. Congratulations Bill. When you saved that ladies life last month one of the guys said karma will pay you. God has truly blessed you!! Beautiful fish.
  17. I'm sorry to hear that your friend passed away.  Did he live on Westside Drive near Pixley Road in Gates?

  18. This bail reform has to change. There have been cases of criminals dragging people out of their cars, stealing the car, getting into a police chase, crashing the car and given an appearance ticket. Out of state felons committing felonies and given appearance tickets to who never show up in court. Talk to anyone who works in the prison system and they will tell you about the prisoners who have been released that should not have been. Cuomo was bragging last year how New York was the safest state in the country because it had the lowest amount of prisoners in state prisons. That's because he released a lot of them. The Safe Act. The way he snuck that in overnight. What has that done to cut crime. Our crime is worst now that it has ever been.
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