Jump to content

Ronix 51

Members
  • Posts

    543
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Ronix 51

  1. Gents, Just wanted to give everyone a heads up Mike Sperry is holding an open house at his shop on November 7 from 10 AM - 6 PM open to the public. He will have in store specials, discounted muskie tackle, raffles on all sorts of geaar, and a bow tech in the shop for any archery/hunting questions! Should be a good time, I plan on stopping by and if anyone else is in the area fishing that weekend just thought I'd pass it along!
  2. Survival will definitely take a hit with a lack of cover, but I do know that Lamoka has more cover than Waneta. I believe the Lakes association avoids treating both lakes simultaneously (at least there is 1 thing they can do right). It certainly wouldn't hurt to put extra fish in Lamoka, some will survive and it helps to get a jump start on reestablishing stocking efforts there and it opens up another fishing opportunity.
  3. Gents, I sent an email to region 8 requesting info on reestablishing stocking to Lamoka. If anyone else has the time to do so too it couldn't hurt in showing that there are a few of us interested in seeing that happen. I would really hope that it wouldn't be a pain in the ass since all they would have to do at the launch is turn left with their boats!
  4. Congrats to Zach and Brad, they cleaned house with their fish! I fished with my brother and was able to put a chunky 41" and 32" in the net and we had 4 other fish on but couldn't get them to the net...but that's how it goes sometimes! Fish came on RO twisted tube and 10" phantom. We were still rocking on Sunday from getting knocked around by the wind and waves but it was fun to be out and fish with everyone!
  5. I agree, giving the lake more angling attention may be the push needed to simply have them start throwing a few hundred of the YOY over there instead of all just in Waneta.
  6. Brent and I were tossing around the idea of having a tournament on Lamoka lake next season other day while on the water...I think it would make for an interesting tournament and would force all of us who have a hard time of leaving waneta to explore lamoka to fish it thoroughly! They are definitely in there, it'd be cool to have several people fishing it at once to get a rough beginning estimate of what their population density is. While still at ESF, I almost did some seining towards the south end of the lake to see if I could find any un-clipped young of year fish...there does appear to be some better spawning habitat that may allow for natural reproduction. Any thoughts/interest from anyone on this idea?
  7. Great fish! Awesome catch and one that many anglers will spend a lifetime to try and accomplish! I don't mean to be a downer but I'll be that guy and mention that if that's how a "guru" handles a fish especially of that caliber then it has me re-thinking the definition... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. haha, this went from Brent being a gentleman and offering to make generous donations to the tournament to him getting a lashing for being an eagles fan! (Typical disgruntled Bills fans ) Now I REALLY wish I could be there for this! If Nikki asks why I didn't make it to her little brother's wedding will you guys help me come up with an alibi?
  9. Brent maybe you should consider donating all of your eagles gear as well!!
  10. so bummed I have to miss this! I will be there for the MI tournament though
  11. Steve those are great ideas but when it comes down to feasibility it could get tricky...raising them would require a lot of time and supervision (all of it would have to be volunteer too) plus transporting them from a hatchery holding tank to a civilian-made pen in a lake would probably require additional clearance to assure no diseases are spread. Just my opinion, the most ideal method for stocking would be to stock fewer but larger fingerlings/yearlings. They throw thousands upon thousands of them all over the state (many of which are wasted in waters that receive hardly any angling effort - if any at all). If they cut back on the number of fish they try to produce and focus on feeding fewer fish a higher quality forage diet and transport them to outside earthing ponds before release I think it would increase survival. Good luck conveying that to the hatcheries though. I tried having this conversation with Dave Lemon a few years ago and he was all for making changes but the hatcheries are where I recalled the most resistance.
  12. I fished it for tigers a few years ago. There are certain points in the year where fish will stack up in the Seneca river mouth and I'm sure a ton of tigers do too. They stocked 10,000 3 years ago and have been stocking that portion of the Seneca river for a while now so they are definitely in there. North end is your best bet the south end is very turbid and void of structure.
  13. I think a lot of it depends on available manpower (laziness could also be a factor as well). As far as I know they will gladly accept volunteers. I think a lot of it comes back to how they are reared in the hatchery...there is an abundance of research indicating that pellet-fed tank reared fish have a much less survival rate than fish raised on minnows and in ponds. But since pellets are cheap and tigers will take to them NYS hatcheries will always go the cheaper route and raise as many as they can, throw as many as they can into a body of water and see what sticks. If you do it long enough you there is obviously some success (i.e. Conesus and Otisco) but there are far better ways they could be managing hybrid muskie fisheries.
  14. Good to know Delilah! No one means any offense just cutting right to the chase and making sure you know the proper handling procedures! It definitely sounds like a broken record but a lot of us have seen the results of mishandling of accidental catches/unprepared catches and are a bit on edge...though we all had to learn at some point! To be honest when I was first learning (just speaking in general I know you have been doing it for a few years) I would have been better off with someone like Ivan flat out telling me to hire a guide and learn how to fish right off the bat haha Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Haha thanks Dan believe me I still haven't (and probably wont ever) hear the end of it! Pretty much my box of prowlers sits up by her feet in the bow now I am left with the scraps in the back lol
  16. mine came on RO tubes and custom X crankbaits, she got all hers on lunge lumbers that's become her go-to!
  17. Nikki and I were able to get out with Mike Sperry from Chautauqua Reel Outdoors and do some casting over the weekend. It was a strange bite but Mike got us on some fish during a window that opened up right around noon of all times. Went 1/3 with Mike. Nikki went 3/5 on the previous outing and she would have had a new personal best had someone (cough: me) not botched a net job
  18. I am really hoping that I wont have to be traveling for work on this date. Dr. Ferrell is a wealth of knowledge with muskies and the St. Lawrence river - I highly recommend for anyone interested to make this meeting! Great job Steve.
  19. Yessir you can have your shot then! In the mean time for the Mark Troy make sure to fish the bridge in the channel if you want to try and take the title
  20. I am bummed that I will not be able to fish the Mark Troy tournament this year...by far my favorite tournament to fish it's a blast and Ed and the gang do a great job of organizing it! Hopefully all who fish that one will fish the MI tourney later that month!
  21. I'm actually glad it worked out this way as I wasn't going to be able to attend this weekend! now I can fish it! Hopefully the turnout is good
×
×
  • Create New...