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    Any one seen what Hughes marina looks like?

    It’s nice. All floating docks, and I like the guy who runs it. Worth a look for sure Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Florida east coast sails!

    I went to Florida last week, and it just so happens my brother and father were there too. February is prime time for sailfish down there, and that’s what we were after. Fortunately, my brother and dad both got their first sailfish. Dad’s was 75 Inches, Ben’s was 80 inches. Both were tagged and released unharmed. I’ve caught sails before so I went last, and we had one hit and miss. We also caught black fin tuna, a big barracuda and a bunch of Bonita. In all an excellent trip! Video posted below. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Florida east coast sails!

    West palm beach Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Sodus

    The whole south shore, but from oswego to Rochester in particular, is excellent for spring browns. Last year Webster was best, 2 years ago oswego. Sodus has it’s times too. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Canvas work

    John Mann in Sodus is excellebt Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Niagara bar spring fishing

    I’m not kidding when I say put down just about anything and you will catch a lot of fish. Meat and regular sized spoons are good for us. Idk why, but flasher/fly are a relatively small part of our program early season on the bar Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Making a Meat Rig

    I’d be careful with looping around beads. I use the tips of toothpicks to pin them in place. The teasers should be spread by roughly a foot each. And yes, definitely use a bead chain. I made a video I can share If you want. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Tackle organization

    One of my major winter projects is organizing tackle. The boat can be an absolute mess with if you aren’t careful. Over the years, we have honed how we do things. Below is a video I made about organizing spoons, fly/meat rig components and already made lures on leaders. I hope you enjoy! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Craziest non target species catch on lake O

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    Spring browns

    About the length of your rod. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Gear Organization

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    Craziest non target species catch on lake O

    Two that come to mind are the 30 lb carp we caught trolling for browns in April, and the 3 lb smallie we caught in 200 fow down 60. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Gear Organization

    I’m gonna be posting a video about this... tonight most likely Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Thoughts on P-Line flouroclear

    I wasn’t happy. We had a lot of break offs Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
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    State of the Lake Announcement

    Btw- I loved the increased and improved pen rearing initiative, and the improved stocking techniques discussed. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    State of the Lake Announcement

    These guys work 9-5 m-f like we do. And there are like 6 people who present; so getting their schedules coordinated is a bear. That’s my guess why they are during the week Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Atlantic Salmon

    I got 2 last year, onconsecutive days out of olcott in May. We were salmon fishing and they came on 28 sized spoons Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Season right around the corner

    I usually shoot for first if April, but small boat guys get out earlier than that, weather dependent Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Penny- we look forward to it. We really appreciate you reaching out to the ams for our input! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. I have heard of successful steelhead spawning. Not as good as kings (as they only need to spend 4-5 months in the stream) where steelies need over a year- but successful spawning none the less. And natural repro has been described for rainbows since the early 1900s. My feeling is that we should have short c&r seasons, when peak spawning tends to happen. Late oct for kings and nov for browns for example- much like we do with bass. And unifying our creel regs on all tribs makes sense to me. Are people opposed to keeping only one brown in stream? Or having the legal size be bigger for steelies? Reducing steelhead creels to one per person on the lake, or god forbid browns to one per person, would absolutely destroy east end charters. Those guys depend on trout April, May, June and even parts of July. The kings just aren’t as common there. So any talk on this front would invite violent pushback from trollers Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Stevens Court - A Fishing Story

    This is so so good. Much appreciated Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Is it spring yet?

    I hate winter with deep burning passion- mostly because it keeps me off the big lake. All I can do is watch my videos, and make more. I’m toying with a new intro for my YouTube channel. This is what I came up with. Let me know what you think!! Bring on spring! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Is it spring yet?

    Lol, I’m working on that... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    What do you consider a trophy steelhead?

    My goal steelie is 15 lbs- or anything over 32 inches. We did one on our boat last year finally, but it is going on my brothers wall (he caught it). A brown, coho or Atlantic in that range is worthy as well. My goal for salmon is 31+ and laker is 21+. Those are rare fish- in my time owning a boat, with well over 1000 fish boated, we have had 5 that have “made the grade.” Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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