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    Video on gobie on bass spawn

    Ten or fifteen years ago, whenever we would dive in Lake O over rocky bottom we would acquire a small school of bass that would follow behind us. I think they were looking for any crabs that we might stir up with our fins. And you could call them in by banging two rocks together. If you caught a small crab and released it a few feet off the bottom they would often zoom in for an easy dinner. Now there are way less bass. There are more carp and drum(sheepshead), which feed on the mussels. I do not know where the walleye spawn in the St. Lawrence river, we don't dive when the water is that cold. In other bodies of water I believe they head up feeder creeks to spawn. We see the gobies on hard bottom. We don't see them over silty, muddy bottoms. That makes sense I think because gobies lay on the bottom, supposedly they don't have a swim bladder? So maybe the gobies and walleye spawn sites just are not in the same place. jperch
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    Video on gobie on bass spawn

    This is an excellent video Kevin. I have done lots of scuba diving and snorkeling in Lake O and the St. Lawrence so I will add my observations. The gobies seem to be less in numbers now. Perhaps this is because it took a while for other fish to recognize them as a viable food source. At some point one sees schools of bass fry off the bottom. Gobies seem to stay very near the bottom so the fry may be protected at that point. They are probably vulnerable to other fish however, I don't think they receive any protection from their parent bass at this point. By the way, one might wonder why gobies don't eat their own fry and be more self limiting. We see the goby fry under the cobble rocks, out of sight! One last thing that relates to bass is that since the mussels have carpeted the bottom there seems to be way less crabs, a primary food source for bass. jperch
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    Legacy- 2017 Deer Season

    The statistics put forth by the DEC about hunter orange are that hunters who do not wear hunter orange are seven times more likely to be accidentally shot in a hunting accident than hunters who do wear hunter orange. What more needs to be said? The only people I see who do not wear hunter orange during firearm season are the trespassers we catch on our farm. jperch
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    Anyone panfishing yet?

    This is an interesting thread. I have lived on Lake Ontario for 60 years and have seen the perch numbers rise and fall in some kind of cycle. I'm not sure if anyone really understands why but I don't! Conesus Lake used to be an outstanding perch fishery. On weekends during ice season there would be thousands of fisherman mostly from Rochester, no limits on perch back then. The fishery was able to sustain that pressure and the spring/summer fishing was excellent too. Now the perch fishing on Conesus is poor at best. I have read that the cause of the perch decline on Conesus is due to the introduction of alewives, which apparently consume perch fry and eggs. On Lake Ontario we have cormorants now in huge numbers. Supposedly they take a serious toll on juvenile perch. Gobys are abundant and eat eggs. It's a complicated situation and I guess I trust the biologists to make the best possible decisions. We still have some truly excellent fall and spring perch fishing available to us. jperch
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    MUST WATCH- Fairhaven Smallmouth!

    Thanks for this excellent video, I enjoyed watching all of it. I love late spring rock bass fishing. From cold water they are very tasty! jperch
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    Deer Processors

    Another strong recommendation for Grizzly's. There is never any surprises, extremely well trimmed and packaged, well aged. They are the best of the processors I have used in 46 years of deer hunting.
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    5 Asian Carp Discovered in Toronto

    Sterile grass carp are sometimes used by pond owners to control vegetation. You must first obtain a permit from the DEC. The permit is for a specific number of grass carp and the permit must be shown to the provider(certified seller). I believe these carp are called "triploid", having an extra set of chromosomes which causes sterility. I was told they are produced by "shocking" the eggs shortly after they are fertilized. They worked great in my pond.
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    Ticks

    In Oswego County they seem much worse on the Eastern side of the Oswego river. I believe there are 3 stages (so 3 sizes) of the deer tick. They all can carry Lyme disease, and other nasty infections. As has been mentioned, treating clothing with Permethrin is extremely effective. Buy it online or the tractor stores. Clothes only, not to be applied directly to skin. It is said to be highly toxic to cats, I guess you can't leave treated clothes around your felines. jperch
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    Where to find seed for food plots?

    I have had very good luck with Whitetail Institute products. The cost of the seed is small in comparison to the other costs for lime, fertilizer, fuel for tractor, etc. There is also a serious investment in time and work. With all that I am happy to pay for the seed. jperch
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    Looking for processor in Oswego/Onondaga

    I use Doug's Deer Processing on County Route 85, near the intersection with Ridge Road. It's maybe 10 minutes from Fair Haven, about the same from Oswego. He does a good job, everything is boneless and vacuum sealed. He will cut it the way you want it, I think I paid 70 or 75 this year. perch
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    Got it done on day three

    Congratulations Kevin, very nice. The "silent treatment" strikes again! jperch
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    Kring point

    Thanks mhtrapper, appreciate the information. jperch
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    Kring point

    Does anyone have any recent information on Kring Point? Is the launch still frozen? Has the perch bite started? Thanks for any help. jperch
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    Krings Point

    Does anyone know if the ice is out at Kring Point? Any reports or information would be appreciated, thanks. jperch
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