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Kevin J Legg

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  1. We fished with a guides on Santee Cooper. Fished catfish twice and crappies and bream another time. Think it was about an hour drive from Myrtle. My son caught a 48 lb flathead and he was only 11 years old! Santee has good stripers too.

    We also rented a small boat and fished Murrels Inlet and were able to catch a bunch of small bluefish and a flounder. This was on spring break and fishing is likely even better this time of year with warmer water.

     

     

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  2. Once again this year I’m seeing many people targeting bass on the St Lawrence River. If bass are removed from their beds it has been shown that gobies quickly move in and eat eggs and fry. (I earlier posted a video showing this predation) Obviously this is harmful to the future of our fishery.

    This morning after fishing early for walleyes I returned to see an out of state tricked out bass boat launching. They asked how I did and I said I caught one walleye and was avoiding fishing shallow as there were many bass on the beds. The guys response was “that’s what we’re here for”!

    I said “you’re a week early and it’s not legal to target bass now” . No responds.

    I’m not sure if people aren’t aware of the law or simply don’t care but this is occurring far to often. It also seems that many violators come from out of state.

    I believe DEC should post the regulations at all public launches where these rules apply as the law does vary throughout the state. I also believe DEC should have a more visible presence during this critical spawning time.

    Yes we have a great resource as the bass pros have shown but wouldn’t it be great if future generations could also enjoy it. I personally hope my grandsons can experience it this year once season opens.

     

     

     

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  3. Finished my season with a decent Tom. It took quite a while for him to come but once some hens moved toward decoys he and his buddy came in fast. They came about 150 yards across a plowed field to my decoys. I was actually sitting on a couch in a vacant house trailer and shot him out the open door which had a big piece of cardboard with a shooting port cut out to hide my movement. Had seen them near there on my last hunt so decide to use this set up as an improvised blind.IMG_2620.thumb.JPG.06cddcb1a08f998c5828236640acf99a.JPGIMG_2607.thumb.JPG.b1681f08d6cbf62bbff47cde7acef9c3.JPG

     

     

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  4. I got this one opening week.

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    And this Jake this past weekend. The jake is noticeably more tender.

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    I took Kevin’s advise and skinned them out and took the neck, back, and wings. I cook them in the instapot with veggies and it is excellent.


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    I get at least 1/3 more meat if I don’t just breast them and it is good for grinding and bones make great soup.


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  5. Up at camp thru sunday with my sons , gonna try for turkeys next few mornings then hit the st Larry for eyes and pike.

    Cast and blasts with the boys is my fav!

    Wish us luck . If we connect I'll be sure to post.

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    Good luck to you! Post how you make out. I tried BRB last week and got skunked. Haven’t fished the river except for perch.
    Love this time of year. We were going to Cape Cod for black sea bass next week but now it looks like it may be to windy. So much to do so little time in May!


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  6. Native American sorry

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    When number are low young female will come into estrus early rather than just the Alpha female. This helps increases population. Also when population are high they have low pup numbers and when low they have many more pups. They seem to regulate their populations within an areas carrying capacity.
    I was also amazed how they have adapted to life in large cities like LA and NY. Certainly a jack of all trades.


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  7. I’m reading the book Coyote America. Very in-depth look into coyote history across the US.
    Quite interesting how they can actually control their population so when levels are low they produce more offspring. Even if you were able to take out 70% of the population a year their populations would be basically unaffected.
    Poison, bounties, trapping, hunting, and anything else we have tried hasn’t stop them from expanding their range as they are very adaptable and eat a wide variety of foods.
    Studies show that 60% of their diet is mice and other rodents. Author also said that while they do take some fawns and even some adults deer over time they have little affect on deer populations.
    An interesting read on how nature and carrying capacity work in population regulation.



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  8. There are more big walleyes in the area than you realize.  I fish just north of there off stony point in my kayak and 4 years ago  landed a 30” 9lber trolling a reef runner then lost another around the same size at the net I caught on a worm harness later that evening. It bit through the 15# mono I had tied the harness with.  

    I agree. I’ve caught them out of Oswego, Stony Creek, Sackets, Dexter, Chaumont, and Bay of Quinte and from Cape Vincent to Massena on the SLR. Lots of quality fish available in the Eastern End and SLR.


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  9. I've done a fair amount of diving and filming in that river over the past 2 decades. That said, we've struggled to catch fish consistently there, even though I know where they  hang. Frustrating. Anyway, I'll give you some general location advice. I bump into a lot of walleye on the edges of the main shipping channel. East of A Bay, Chippewa bay area.

     

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    That’s a great video and shows there is an abundance of walleyes in the river. It also shows why presentation and boat control are so important in successfully fishing here due to the quick changing rocky structure they often relate to. Many areas along the channel hold fish and we regularly catch them in similar areas but finding a workable presentation without loosing lots of gear is the issue. Definitely not easy for first timers to the area or novice fishermen.

     

     

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