schreckstoff

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  1. Hop, thank you for the offer, that's incredibly generous! What a testament to the quality of folks on this site. I dug out my really old Hoyt so I can at least get back in the tree. I'm just considering the rest of the season a throwback hunt. Thanks again Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I was a dumb a$$ last friday night (10/28). After walking out to my car I set my bow in the grass, took off my pack, put it in the car and drove off, forgot to load the bow. Realized about noon, went back, no bow. Let the local law groups and NYSDEC offices know about it. I'm happy to offer a $200 reward if I can get it back. 2012 Vendetta DC. Alternatively if you have a bow with a 32" draw that you are looking to sell I'm interested. Thanks Brian
  3. A great discussion, lots of interesting posts. One point I would add is there is not an abundance of data that suggests Chinook will consume large portions of bloater if they become reestablished in Lake Ontario. Information from Lake Michigan in the 2000's suggests bloater are a very small portion of Chinook diets (attached picture). Across this time both alewife and bloater biomass density in LakeMichigan ranged from 10 to 1 kg/ha...so similar amount of each in the lake...yet in the picture, Chinook diets had very few bloater (red) relative to alewife (dashed green). Link to Jacobs Chinook feeding paper: http://www.fws.gov/northeast/fisherycenter/pdfs/Jacobs%20et%20al%202013.pdf Link to L.Mi. Prey fish report: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/product_files/2012LakeMichiganPreyfish.pdf
  4. Got out early for a shakedown with some LO Brown trout newbies. Water was 40-41 in the river, warmest water was 41-42.5 to the east. Landed 1 regular sized brown, missed a few others, fished from 6:30-8:00AM. Gold/black back stickbaits took fish and all hits. Found out the hard way my leader material was old, made a few donations to the big lake. Only 2 other boats out that day.
  5. interesting article, thought others may find interesting: http://www.mlive.com/outdoors/index.ssf ... g_cut.html
  6. Also fished out of deans cove on Sunday, went early morning, fished south, ran stick baits off the boards, nothing! Ran deep, ran shallow, ran really shallow, nothing. Picked up and ran to Sheldrake Pt., saw marks on the north side of the point but couldn't get them to go. Glad someone found some fish.
  7. Website about sturgeon in NY that has some interesting reading: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/sturgeon/new_york.htm They are a native species and restoration efforts began in the St. Lawrence but spread quickly to Oneida Lake and other Ontario tributaries. The population in the lower Niagara is growing and I think steelhead fisherman drifting spawn catch them fairly frequently, but as rolmops said "They are a protected species in Lake Ontario and as such they should not be targeted". The Genesee river population is also doing well. One potential reason for their recent success is they do eat zebra and quagga mussels.
  8. Was out this afternoon, (3/19) and saw about a half dozen dead heads bobbing around in the harbor. Most were swirling around inside the east break wall. Temps were 39 in the main lake, 39-41 in the harbor.
  9. Apologies for using the reports forum, but I was hoping this would be the best way to cross paths with south shore anglers. My boat is still in the shop and I've been excited about getting out on the lake. I have boarding and downrigger rods/gear, but would only bring what is needed. As a quick intro: I just moved back to the area from Wisconsin to take a research position with the USGS in Oswego. I'm originally from PA, but call upstate NY home ever since going to college and working in the area. I have spent a bunch of time fishing Cayuga so I'm familiar with the techniques (I'll be on time!), but would love to start to meet some local Big O anglers. PM or give my cell a ring if you're looking for a fishing partner (607) 227-3109. Thanks in advance and thanks to LOU for the great site, I would read it religiously while I was in Wisco and couldn't wait to get back, Brian