Kevin J Legg

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About Kevin J Legg

  • Birthday 11/20/1952

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  1. Just had a talk with Steve LaPan (fisheries biologist) and he said another walleye was found upriver with this problem. He is hoping these are isolated cases and not a widespread issue. None have been found in their netting research. He thinks the SLR walleye population is thriving but not a great deal is know about where they are spawning on the river. Anyone have any ideas on possible upriver spawning sites other than Black River and Chamount River? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  2. I have a few pigeon decoys and agree that mixing dead birds in as decoys is effective. Spinners are also helpful. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  3. We went 5 for 7 last night in the hours. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  4. I've had some great pigeons shoots. Great fun, no limits, and decent eating. I have had good luck using decoys when place where they are feeding. Also shot many at barns Ned silos. Good work for dog as well. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  5. Well sometimes it works out as planned. Gabe and I each limited out and geese were landing in the decoys when we picked up. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I haven't seen any early goose reports. Scouted a field with 3-400 geese in it this evening. Hopefully they cooperate tomorrow morning. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Nice job guys. Way to put the big guy on some fish. Just got back from an evening on the river with our limit. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  8. Esox AC3, Seems like many of those I've caught this summer have had empty bellies rather than stuffed with gobies. Wonder if catching them in deeper water than usual would make a difference? Perhaps pucking them up on the way up. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  9. I've been fishing Quinty for about 30 years. Lots more fishing pressure than there use to be. A good friend ( Mr Walleye) has a camp there and we have fished spring ,winter, and fall. Zebra mussels and fishing pressure put a hurt on the walleyes but they appear to be bouncing back. Some of the biggest I've taken have been there in the fall and through the ice. These are likely migratory fish that spend much of their time out in the lake. I may be wrong on original stocking but Mr Walleye said they don't stock and an article I looked up said the stocking wasn't very successful. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  10. Actually ,Irish Bouy, my sources say they do not stock walleyes in Quinte and I believe the population there has bounced back from low numbers and few years back after the size restriction on large fish was implemented. Also the SLR Walleye Association does stock fingerling walleyes in the Ogdensburg vicinity and down river. Pap, perhaps as in Quinte you would not actually have a slot where you can't keep any but allow only one fish over a certain size (say 25-26") That way you could harvest 1 larger fish (trophy) and prevent a deeply hooked fish from being wasted. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  11. I catch many walleyes shallower than 35 feet and they seem fine when released. Much deeper does present major problems. In Bay of Quinte you are allowed 4 fish any size but only one over 25 1/4 ". One thing I know for sure is any kept fish has zero chance of survival and released fish have some chance. However, hate to see released fish that will die and are wasted. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Talked to a friend and the guide he fished with a week ago and their group caught 100 smallmouths fishing worms on the Canadian side across from Alex Bay. (They actually lost count at 80) Another friend caught about 10 smallmouths one morning in deep water on worms, one over 5 lbs near Alex Bay. Lots of walleyes also being caught. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  13. Not sure what the ideal slot would be but from my experience 18-20 inchers are not numerous and I've only caught a handful of sub 18" but 20-24 inchers are quite abundant. Research biologist also told me very large females (say over 10 lbs) are indeed less fertile than those somewhat smaller. Maybe protect the 24-29" fish. In many places with a slot you can actually keep walleyes under 18". One problem with a band on a certain slot is that some of the deeper caught fish won't survive if released. I'm sure the biologist have or can gather data on what would be best for the SLR and Eastern Lake Ontario. The point is let's see if something can be done to protect the resource. One other issue is that charter captain that target walleyes in May and the fall likely wouldn't support this as most of their take is comprised of the big slob females. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  14. I'm certainly no expert so don't know what the slot limit should be but anything is better than nothing. I would also encourage individuals that are culling fish to be vigilant of what they release as those caught from deeper waters often pop their stomachs and don't survive. Perhaps they should require that you take the first three legal fish and not allow culling as well. DEC Region 6 and NYS Fisheries Research Unit have the same contact numbers. Phone 315-654-2147 Email fwfish6dec.ny.gov Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  15. In light of some disease fish being found and an increase in fishing pressure I would like to see a slot limit on walleyes to protect our great fishery. Perhaps 3 fish limit allowing one over 26" and a 18-26" slot. Better to error on the cautious side than to try to react to things after the population crashes. I have mentioned this to DEC and research biologist so perhaps if more individuals contacted them something would be done. We have a great resource but I want future generations to enjoy it as well. Better to error on the safe side. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app