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  1. heard Paul Czarnecki on this forum is the best. fishwish did 2 fish and a deer for me. took 3 yrs, steelie mount was ok, Brown I can tell she rushed after waiting so long and my deer was a white one from seneca army depot which she freezer burnt the nose on

  2. Definitely disagree. Keeping 10 year old mature females day after day can not help the fishery and it's not just the charters. Nets don't help either and that is a huge concern if true. Does anybody even care about being a sportsman and conservation anymore or is just catch and kill for meat like the 50's? I have no problem keeping a nice walleye to eat but just not the big girls.

    you buy a license, you can legally keep fish. Don't blame capts. If there is a major concern the DEC would step in. My buddies aren't having any trouble catching them up there maybe you gotta move around a little and not fish the same hot spot everyone fishes for the last 10 yrs
  3. Taken strait from Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources website:

    Here are some highlights of Ontario's Great Lakes commercial fishery:

    In any given year, Lake Erie’s commercial fishery, primarily made up of yellow perch and walleye, accounts for about 80 per cent of the total value of Ontario’s Great Lakes commercial fishery.

    Lake Huron produces the largest volume of lake whitefish in the Great Lakes. It is sold primarily in U.S. and Ontario markets. Lake trout, walleye and yellow perch contribute to the commercial fishery as well.

    The principal commercial fish on Lake Superior is the lake whitefish. Thunder and Black Bays on Lake Superior also account for 90 per cent of the lake herring commercially harvested in the Canadian waters of the lake. Lake herring are primarily harvested for their roe, which is shipped mainly to the U.S. and Europe.

    Lake Ontario supports a locally important commercial fish industry. The commercial harvest comes primarily from the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario east of Brighton, including the Bay of Quinte and the St. Lawrence River. A variety of species are fished, including yellow perch, walleye, and sunfish.

    Over 80 per cent of commercial fishing in Ontario occurs in Lake Erie, the warmest and most productive of the Great Lakes. The fishing industry predominantly uses gillnets to catch walleye (Sander vitreus), yellow perch (Perca flavescens) and lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) (see Figure 3.1.2). Most of the industry is in Canadian waters, as U.S. state governments have eliminated or tightly restricted most commercial fishing in favour of the recreational fisheries.

    ....this can confirm the topic being discussed that Canada back doors the recreational fishery and promotes commercial walleye netting in its waters. The US however, strictly restricts these harvests.

    the natives do whatever they want doesn't matter what side of the border.
  4. I don't want to start a bunch of arguing on here but all due respect Adam, I find lots of holes in this theory. I believe you experienced everything you just said but the reasoning behind it I disagree with. I fish this end of the lake exclusively, year round, almost always for walleye. Granted maybe not as long as others but for the better part of a decade it has been my passion. I entered only one fish in the last derby in henderson, there were only 4 fish on the board and fishing was tough. It was also the opening weekend of bass so not alot of attention was put into walleye fishing by the majority of anglers. My friends and I have had our fair share of "hero" shots but to say that us and charters have caused a population decline is crazy. Ask those same people how many charters even attempt to fill a board of walleyes for their clients outside of the month of May. Who wants to pay $500-800 a day to not be able to guarantee their clients fish. These are walleye after all, not salmon that put on 30lbs in 4 yrs eating almost everything they can track down. I believe there are plenty of fish around still, heck even got a report this morning of a catch of 8 eyes from yesterday. I do however agree the DEC needs to step up, maybe for starters they should have been more cautious when dumping a bunch of lampricide into a known spawning creek in April a couple years ago trying to kill lamprey, which in turn also killed a dump truck load of spawning eyes. That has to cause a bad year class or two I'd think. Or do something about the guys on the ice in mud bay or chaumount walking away with at least their limit or more of big, egg laden spawners. And a side note, the 4lb eaters eveyone preaches about keeping are actually the more successful spawners in the system, not the 8lb+ fish. Some of these big fish never drop eggs at all anymore.To close this rant I'm not picking at you, or anyone for that matter. Walleye fisherman are notorious for being tight lipped, just because you don't hear it or see it doesn't mean they aren't being caught. I'm all for tighter restrictions and a healthier fishery, but for now I'm just gonna keep dragging lines and hope to catch, and eat, my favorite fish that swims.

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    last yr I had over a 100 20 lb kings landed outta oz and Mexico at this time . This yr we have 4. Is it the charter capts fault? No, they just aren't here yet. Same thing up there, there is plenty of walleyes up there but maybe the fish found a different spot to hang. hint hint

    The amount of walleye fishing up there wouldn't hurt the fish population. How many walleye charters are outta Henderson? 15 maybe. Don't blame poor fishing or bad numbers on fisherman when 50 miles North they net them by the 1000's

  5. I was at Henderson Harbor Sunday driving through so I stopped at Henchens to see how the fishing was going. I asked the guys cleaning fish how the Walleye was going this year and they said horrible. They said there was only 3 walleye entered in the derby last week and they were just not around. I mentioned that years upon years of the charters there keeping huge stringers of big female walleye was taking a toll and they agreed. This topic has come up before and I realize they have paying customers but what about the rest of us? These "hero" shots of 7-10 huge walleyes kept and on a board for a dock picture is a F### joke. Well they can thank themselves now for the huge decline. Its sad, it really is. These guys cleaning fish had 10 large buckets of fish heads and guts from all the fish they kept and killed every day. Granted most of them were trout and those are replaced over time by stocking but there were bass, pike, etc. too. In the past I have seen large walleye too being cleaned. What ever happened to catch and release? What about catching fish for sport and for personal bests? What about catch, photo and release? Somebody ought to tell the Henderson guys to wake up or it will be too late if it isn't already. I don't feel like the DEC is getting the message out there about the importance of catch and release. If it wasnt for In-Fisherman magazine, there would be no discussion at all of C & R except for some of the Musky clubs. Hats off to them but thumbs down to the Henderson charters and rest of the killers.

    how about you look across the border and the Res, where they net walleyes by the 1000's before you blame a dozen guys trying to make a living.......
  6. As a looooong time Daiwa fan it hurts me to say this, but you can't beat a Tekota 800 with an update Tuna Tom Drag. You can get 150yds of 50lb backing, 500ft of copper, and your leader. Unfortunately, you should upgrade the drags on a brand new reel, but after you do so it will be sweet! These reels have been proven for many years now too, which is another perk.

    why is it it seems to only be the 800 drags? the 600lc drags are fine but a 800 right out of the box is terrible. Kinda ridiculous a 189 dollar reel and you gotta redo the drags before it even takes a fish.
  7. What would be the best reel to run 500' of 45lb copper. Does the rod need roller tip, and what length? Also if anyone has a setup for sale let me know.

    Okuma Clarion 553Ls paired with an Okuma classic pro GLT copper rod is a great copper setup. Problem is though squeezing 500' of 45# copper on it will only leave you room for less then 100' of 50# braid backing. An Okuma Solterra 50L would be the next choice in the Okuma line up.

    100 ft of backing? I put 300 yrds on and fit 650 ft of bloodrun 32 lb copper on. Had plenty of room left with 300 yrds of backing and a 400 45 lb copper.
  8. what's the water temp? walleyes for the most part spawn when the water temp is 40-46 degrees. But there's always exceptions. As far as getting them casting sticks from shore its not unusual. You can get them all summer doing it on Oneida with the right wind. When they want to feed they will. Ive got them under the bridge in Sylvan beach casting from shore in Aug. 2 weeks ago tons of bait was in there and you could see them chased and hitting buckeyes on the surface on 23 fow. Also in thicker cabbage style weeds in 3-6 fow in mid summer

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  9. I gave broke off a set of my design. So far we have pulled 2 400 coppers on just the single modified keel with a full weight and they pull harder than 2 keels with a full and half weight. I have someone trying 2 600's this weekend. My design also eliminates any weeds from collecting on the boards for you guys trolling musky on the St Larry. Once I get the patent squared away I will have pics up and they will be for sale. Anyone wanting a set now can pm me.

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