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Kevin J Legg

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  1. Good to know. I know saltwater drum are very good but after researching I was of the opinion that they were questionable especially the larger ones. If I get a smaller one I’ll give them a try. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I have been going to try eating one but I’ve read conflicting reports mostly bad. Those that did to eat them were using small fish.I took the otoliths and buried it in my garden. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Thanks for the help Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I was able to get my grandsons out this morning and we had a great time. First pass with riggers had a big fish hit and while getting the 8 year old situated to fight it the other rigger went. The 5 year old landed a 19” walleye while the 8 year old reeled in the 12lb 3 oz drum. We were also able to land 5 bass two which were over 3 lbs. not a bad morning with my wife being a great help piloting the boat. I even took otoliths of drum for a treasure. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Always amazes me when they have the whole river and feel they have to run close by and throw a big wake. Not to thoughtful when I’m trolling by myself especially at night. I now always wear and inflatable vest. Things sure have changed in the last 40 years! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Took my neighbor and our godson out this morning and had a successful outing he is a fast learner and even filleted one all on his own after instructions even got cheeks and wings! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Another great tail of the river unicorn. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Doesn’t surprise me. I’ve caught them on Mann stretch 30. Pretty large lure. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. I now carry a set of bolt cutters. Do you ever get walleyes on the Swimm Whizz
  10. I haven’t been able to use PM either. I use to be able access old messages and send and receive message messages from my phone. Also I use to gets red dot notifications if I received a new message. What changed? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Would the rigger be considered a second rod as there is no release to a rod ? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Great job! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. I got my oldest grandson a new rod, reel and full tackle box for his early birthday. Took them to a couple ponds to fish this morning and caught a pile of bluegills on dough bait after chumming with bread. Also got to feed a large snapping turtle! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Recently I am unable to access my past messages. Any help? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Couldn’t agree more. Need something like an 18-26” slot and with one over 26” for trophy or non releasable fish for the lake and St Lawrence River. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. But the law is badly abused. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. I’ve seen a big increase in fishing pressure on the river both before and during the early bass season. Many more recreational and tournament fishermen and many from out of state. This is good for the local economy but perhaps not for the fishery. Tournament fishermen catch many fish with most being released but still stressed. Recreational fishermen and those fishing with guides keeping many for the table. My grandsons are starting to enjoy fishing and I hope DEC keeps a careful eye on maintaining the sustainability our great resource. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Years ago I hooked one when trolling. Great net that I still use. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. A deep diver Bandit Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Actually I got skunked on eyes but did hit a couple bass. Perhaps muskiies are feeding on eyes. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  22. Her image is definitely burned in my mind. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. I got an early start this morning on the SLR. Was on the water by 2:45. I was trolling solo with two longlines on 7’ ugly stick spinning rods in rod holders with Bandit deep divers and a heavy bottom bouncer on a third rod in my hand. It was now 4:00 AM! While trolling in 24 fow I saw a longline come tight in the rod holder. while reeling in the bottom bouncer I headed out to deep water with the fish on the rod in rod holder. I then stopped the motor and began drifting down river. After grabbing the rod I knew it was a big fish. My first thought was a trophy walleye but it felt very heavy so next thought was a huge catfish. It went deep and I really just felt weight but then it turned and made a powerful run toward shallower water taking lots of drag. It made a move up river and I followed it around the back of the boat and then it really made a couple big fast runs and I was nervous it might cut me off on the shoal. There was no controlling it at this time and I basically just hung on as it took drag. Next it came out of the water and I knew it was a big muskie! It jumped a second time and fortunately then moved back to deeper water. It now seemed to be tiring and I slowly began gaining line. I was still drifting down river and now in deep water with no obstructions to deal with. It move toward the surface and I finally spotted it with my headlight. I easily lead it in and tried to slide her into my big salmon net but she wouldn’t fit. I had her head and about 2/3 of her body in the net but could get her tail in and hook was hung in the net. I tried lifting her tail into the net but still could fold it in. I decided I would have to to get my fingers under the gill plate and succeeded but it flopped and put a hook in my hand. Fortunately it didn’t go deep and came out when I dropped the fish and net. Now the fish and net were in the water but still attached to my line. Fortunately I was able to regain a hold on the net handle and by now was concerned with releasing the fish. I decided to try to get the hooks out without putting her in the boat. Fortunately I was successful but her gill plates were still tangled in the net. Finally I was able to free them and she swam off well. I have caught some big salmon and carp but this fish dwarfed them. As I have zero experience with big muskies My estimate would simply be a guess but I have a 38” ruler on the side of my boat and it was much bigger than that. If I were to make a guess I would say 50” or more. I know her head had to be 8” wide and she was thick all the way to the tail. Wish I could show a photo but it wasn’t to be as I wanted her back in the water safely. I’ve been fishing the river for 45 years and this was definitely the fish of my lifetime. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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