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Capt Vince Pierleoni

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  1. We have heard-- "But I have a charter". Several of us participants will be running charters during this one day event. Just today two different Olcott charterboats asked their parties if they wanted "in". They both were given a resounding yes! Let your charter party have the option of playing. BASE entry is only $250. Of course teams of friends, family, or fishing buddies are welcome as well. Captains meeting is at Olcott marina (Town of Newfane Marina) pavilion at 6pm Friday eve May 20th. There will be one weigh in location--Wilson Boatyard Saturday afternoon. Any questions or to pledge entry reach out to Craig Hijecki or see him Friday eve in Olcott.
  2. Great work Penny. The site is super easy for both registration and donating to the fund for Paul's family.
  3. This is the 1st of 3 Big Boy events planned for Western Lake Ontario. A Western Overall series will also include the Wilson Harbor Invitational as the formats are similar. The Spring event will be one day only, May 21st 2022. It will be held from the ports of Olcott and Wilson. The mandatory Captains meeting will be held at the Town of Newfane Marina in Olcott, 6pm under the pavilion. There will be one weigh in location of The Wilson Boatyard. Basic entry fee is $250 per team and teams will have the option to enter a higher level of competition at the meeting. Departure time the 21st will be 530am, and teams must be in weigh in line by 3pm at the Wilson Boatyard. Date for the Summer Big Boy is Saturday July 2nd and the Fall Big Boy dates are Sept 3rd and 4th( 2 day Grand Finale). For more information or to enter contact Craig Hijecki on FB or at 585-303-9267
  4. When this event was planned we discussed the ongoing problem of dock shortages--which get worse in Wilson as the month of May goes on. The annuals want their docks even if they don't fish. There are lots of boats in both Wilson and Olcott to tap into for potential entries, and the ports are only 5 miles apart. The weigh in will be held in one location this year--The Wilson Boatyard. There will be safeguards in place to help prevent fraudulent activity.
  5. Hey Rob, Thanks for all you do. Not trying to upstage by any means, I'm getting a bunch of questions about events so I did some digging. I double checked the dates for 2022(all I care about right now) and my dates are accurate. See you soon!
  6. I've been getting inquiries from many people regarding the West end tournaments and their status. Although I participate in most of them and assist in promoting many of them I'm not the contact. That being said I have been able to substantiate the following events are a go 2022: 1) WHI - The Wilson Harbor Invitational May 14 and 15 (with week long events prior) Contacts: Kevin Jerge and Pete Alex. There is a post on this forum 2) Spring "Big Boy" May 21 Held out of the ports of Olcott and Wilson. Contact: Craig Hijecki 3) Niagara Pro Am June 3rd and 4th(blow day June 5th) Held out of the ports of Olcott and Wilson. Contact: Penny Hartman 4) The Orleans County Open June 11th and 12th Held out of Oak Orchard and Bald Eagle. Contact: Richard Hijecki 5) Summer "Big Boy" July 2nd Held out of Oak Orchard Contact: Craig Hijecki 6) "Reelin For a Cure" Ladies tournament Cancer Fundraiser August 19th Held out of Olcott and Wilson Contact: Reelin' for a cure FB page and Stephanie Pierleoni 7) Fall "Big Boy" September 3rd and 4th Held out of Oak Orchard Contact: Craig Hijecki An overall series "West Cup" competition is being planned as well utilizing some of the above events. Details TBD. Contact: Craig Hijecki This is a post intended for "save the date" purposes. Most of the events have FB pages or sites for basic info before reaching out to the individuals. Thank you.
  7. Sorry I can't make this one. This guy has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is very passionate about what he does. He willingly will go shoulder and knee deep in slime. As long as no one brings up wild Lake trout and Sturgeon recruitment he will stay on topics requested and not go off on tangents! One topic you may consider for the attendees Schreck, is do we need to be concerned with the current administrations effort to clean up the Great Lakes going too far(and affecting the food chain) leaving us with sterile, fishless water? I know that Dr Tanner was against the Feds imposing their management wishes upon the States and their individual goals and strategies, is this something to keep an eye on?
  8. Great job by LOCBA lining up Mike Connerton and kudos to him for making the drive. He gave an excellent presentation. He enjoyed great banter with the attendees and his passion for Pacific Salmon was very evident.
  9. Damn, I can't make the 1st so I hope the others carry the torch and get you to squirm! With the excellent decision to go to all Spring yearling Coho stocking you will certainly catch one! Perhaps as early as this Spring!
  10. Hey Schreck! You are going to pattern your career after certain hollyweird types--any notoriety whether it causes a ruckus or not--is good notoriety! Now to the cool stuff. It seems like when Summer type weather drags on into late fall the fleas are definitely more noticeable throughout the lake late. As you know the alewives devour them but so do tiny pelagics. I'm sure it plays a role in whether certain natural spawned Kings, Coho, Steel, Lakers year classes survive well. Currently there is a bumper crop of young smelt in the Niagara and at the river mouth. They are in the 2-3 inch range. Dr Howard Tanner is a rock star in my book, I'm sure you devoured "Something Spectacular". I caught my saying--"wasted fish flesh" that you dropped. Always trying to light a fire under people aren't you? Goby die offs. I think they are ultra prolific spawners but struggle with over population and upwelling temperature changes. When conditions allow their populations will explode and be susceptible if not enough predation by BTs, LTs, or Bass takes place. Its also entirely possible that Cormorants are making a big dent in goby populations and impacting where predators move to in an effort to feed on them. Just say the word if you need a bit more venison for that family of yours. Have a great Christmas!
  11. As a member of the Lake Ontario task force and the Niagara County Fishery Advisory board, I was not notified of this "State of the Lake" presentation. I have been patiently waiting for the January Task force meeting which has been a long time coming. As for that "bi national committee" , hopefully it has disbanded for good. It was most certainly the most ineffective and useful committee I have ever served on for many reasons. I hope everyone has a great Christmas spent with family and friends.
  12. Way to go Joe. Thats gotta feel good with what you've been through.
  13. Wow Joey, I did not know you needed to be hospitalized! Praying for a full recovery for you bud.
  14. I usually use Pier Propellor just off South end Grand Island(RT 190). Guys who use the business in Canandaigua like it. If Spinellis in Rochester is still in business thats another option. Good luck.
  15. Not much to add as Rick is very astute with Humminbird electronics but I do run two Helix units connected by ethernet and it has been trouble free..
  16. Excitement is high for the ladies and boat owners! A big THANK YOU in advance to all participants and sponsors(who are still rolling in)! Steph is ecstatic to hit the 40 team milestone! See all team representatives at the meeting tmw nite (8/19) at Maxwell Station in Olcott, 6;30 pm. There will be a couple different Calcuttas for the boat Captains to get in to, various fundraising sales, and of course the rules will be gone over.
  17. 1 Big cat. 6 fish. 178.70 2 Legacy. 6 fish. 172.74 3 Vision quest. 6 fish. 168.35 4 Thrillseeker 6 fish 163.94 5 Dublin up 6 fish. 161.93 6 Tomahawk 6 fish. 156.30 7 Screamin reels 6 fish. 154.68 8 Maris sport fishing 6 fish. 152.73 9 Maverick 6 fish. 152.73 10 Screamer 6 fish. 148.44 11 Yankee troller 6 fish. 138.72 12 Richmond 5 6 fish. 137.72 13 Hound dog 6 fish. 136.46 14 BLT 3 6 fish. 132.46 15 Freespirt 6 fish. 127.08 16 Fish -fin addic 6 fish. 107.72 17 Locked up 4 fish 81.12 18 Outlaw 2 3 fish. 56.21 19 double A 0 fish. 0 Big fish Thrillseeker. 23.61 sponsors Lake breeze marina Big Ash stoves Jason Toomey Dreamweaver Narbys Above is final results from last Saturdays One day Shootout. Thanks to sponsors and all that participated. Save the dates for the 2 day Big Boy Sat/Sun of Labor day weekend. Same format, same location. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  18. Same entry and format as last year. 6 best Kings or Coho, culling allowed(immediately and healthy only) 8 rods, shotgun Sat July 10 at 530am- be in weigh in line by 3pm at Lake Breeze marina. Boat inspections morning of, No communication, prize structure pays top 20%. Message Craig Hijecki or Lake Breeze marina for more details or come to meeting 6pm friday July 9 on Cafe deck at Lake Breeze marina. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. So Craig has informed me that Tommy Boddy will run "Big fish friday" on July 9th, so interested teams should see him to enter. Also, there will be a KOTO on Saturday July 10--the same day as the Big Boy Shootout. Competitors that want in on both can do so.
  20. I just heard Gatlen of Lake Breeze marina has booked a band( at weigh in site in marina} lot 6-9 pm, Friday night July 9. Burgers and hot dogs will be available. The one day shootout tournament is July 10th. Mandatory meeting is 6pm Friday July 9 on marina cafe' deck. Contact Craig Hijecki for tournament info/entry details.
  21. The Captains meeting for the July 10th Big Boy Shootout will be held at 6 pm July 9th on the Cafe deck at Lake Breeze marina. For details on this Tournament contact Craig Hijecki or stop in and see Lois at Lake Breeze marina.
  22. This time of year can be challenging on the Lower even for experienced river guides. There is lots of spawning bait and a plethora of moss coming down--particularly on a strong SW wind. The latest forecast I saw tonite says T storms most likely after 2 pm Saturday. Of course there's no guarantees but there are enough fish within a few miles of shore that it should be worthwhile to hit the lake for you.
  23. Yes on both. July 10th is a one day shootout. Sat/Sun of Labor day weekend is two dayer. Contact Craig for further details. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  24. Updated Cup points after the first of 3 events: Cup points…. 1. Yankee 301 2. 5 more minutes 281 3. Oh baby 278 4. Legacy 276 5. Mister 274 6. Thrillseeker 270 7. Vision quest 248 8. Dublin 228. Everyone is still in it and this is what was envisioned. 4 more scoring days and 2 events. Thank you to Matt LeClair for the score keeping. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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