rdebadts

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About rdebadts

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Sodus
  • Interests
    Hunting deer
    Fishing trout salmon perch and walleye
  • Home Port
    Sodus Bay
  • Boat Name
    Fishin' Physician Assistant
  1. Brian is awesome. Great guy, and very effective product. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Nicely said. I am definitely a king fisherman first and foremost, as is pretty much every fisherman I know. I love catching all species of salmonid, but I will only target them in the ABSENCE of a good king bite. I'll run many many miles to find kings if the bite is on, and will gladly run right over willing brown trout and lakers to get there. I do tend to agree with the science thus far, I think that SHORT TERM cuts are prudent,and I really do think that steve Lapan is a good and honest guy who is worth trusting. I wish some people could just leave it at that... The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  3. Yeah, but they don't HAVE to answer to us. They can do whatever they want. Isn't it a good thing that they are involving us? They clearly care what we think- they answered questions for over an hour, and have incorporated things that fisherman have suggested in the past. The more involved and intelligent we are, the more they will listen to us. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  4. So I went to the meeting today. A lot of great data, including presentation of hypothetical data with different alewife hatches and the potential impacts. Those guys were really impressive with how prepared they were. I really do think that Andy and Steve have our best interests at heart. My only regret is that more people didn't show. There is no better setting to directly discuss the management of our fishery- literally the 2 most important players in the whole lake were fielding questions for over an hour. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. for sale : usa

    Are the penn 345s 90 each? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Awesome fish Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Not based on any data, just common knowledge that increased run off from tribsand increased sedimentation from the high water will provide nutrients from which the food chain can build- eventually benefiting the bait population. More nutrients=healthier (and more) bait. Hopefully this year's yoy will be more robust and more able to survive the winter from the nutrients, so that they can show up strong in next year's trawls. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  8. Also, they are actively researching whether or not 2 year old alewives spawn, and if so to what extent. That would be very helpful from a management standpoint, as if they DO spawn at 2, they could help with recruitment sooner than previously thought. I think traditional knowledge is that they don't spawn until age 3, but they are taking another look at this. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Last video from the oak, 8/20. Busy day, including 4 bites in the first 7 minutes, and an almost quad to end the day. We had 18 bites by 10 am... so he action was there. Same water from the day before 200-260 (though more east), but the bigger fish were gone. A lot of 1-2 year old kings, and some decent steel. They wanted mag spoons on riggers 80-110 down, and flasher fly on dipseys. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  10. 15s hatch was good as well. Honestly if this year's hatch (next year's yoy) is good, that will be 3 consecutive good years, and I suspect that we will be fine. I prefer to be cautious- as this is a marathon, not a sprint. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Wong be able to measure those until next spring. This year's yoy was record setting large this spring! We just need to get those fish to adulthood (3+) and we will be golden. The Fishin' Physician Assistant
  12. For something that special- go with Paul! You'd be hard pressed to ever catch a smallie bigger than that Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Funny, I've been emailing Steve Lapan about this very thing. I can't stress how impressed I am with his openness and knowledge. I really do think we are in good hands, and tend to give him the benefit of the doubt on these decisions. If you email him, he will send great data that supports his decisions! Based on what I've seen, the bait data looks a lot better, and hopefully if we are careful it will continue to improve... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Stay in the stager water! They will often turn on later in the day- like between 10:30 and noon. I remember a few years ago at the oak where these fish would turn on from 12-1, and guys were catching like 4-8 kings in an hour! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. I love your videos. Though they make mine look so amateurish Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United