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billbobthorpe

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  1. At the last salmon school back in 2020 at the Niagara show I spoke to the head of the DEC (I forget his name at the moment) and he made the point that the goal was to have more 20-25 lbs fish than 30+ lbs fish like years ago. Using all the tools like managing the food supply to stocking programs. He was confident the data showed the health of the salmon fishery despite the objection of a number of us there. If I remember right after that show they announced the reduction in the Penn rearing project. Go figure. I will be going to the show this year and I would think the DEC will be there as well and intend to bring up these issues. Some of you may already have but he is interesting to talk to. They usually come to the meet and greet Friday evening and you get to talk to them individually in a small setting (which is really cool of them) and they are a little more talkative. We always hear about the science and the data. I wish they would take more input from the fishermen. Especially you character captains and veterans of the fishery. I don't fish as often as I like or as most of you folks but even my buddies and I notice the changes happening. Looking forward to the show and maybe see some of you folks there. Tight lines Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I just installed an AP44 with my EVO2 this past spring. Installed it myself, with patience it's not difficult. Works great! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. That's a great unit. I have a NSS9 and love it. Are you are looking for a bigger screen? Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Sterling canvas shop in Fair Haven do great custom work. It's an option but there probably is a place closer to you. I had an enclosure made there last year for my Pro Line 25 walk. Did a great job and reasonably priced. Very pleased. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Nice first trip! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Does anyone know if Harvey O'Hara is still making and selling his weights? Its been many years since I got some from him. I don't want to call and bother him if he isn't anymore. Thanks Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. We've been going a little west out the chute this week. 100-200 water is mixed up now, cold water moved in and only down about 60 ft. Some folks are getting some in there but you have to work it hard. Our best water has been 200-300. Spoons in blue have worked best for us. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Nice job! You've had a great trip Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Good day! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Nice ones! Great day! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Great report. Coming up in a few weeks. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Thanks for the report. Way to stick with it! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I added an autopilot and used it for the first time last week. Should have done it years ago! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Looks great Gambler!! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Fished out of Fair Haven last week and did really well. Limit every day. Did very well between the Fair Haven bluffs and Ford shole. 8 to 12 fow. Even mix of spoons and stick baits. Blue and yellow worked best for us. Some greens and some orange took some to. Blue and carmel dolphin, flounder pounder spoons. Thunderstick Jr's, smithwicks and rapala j9 in blue with yellow, blue and silver and all blue. All browns, mostly cookie cutters, with some boats catching an occasional king. A lot of boats trolling off the stacks of Oswego. I heard they did pretty well but we didn't go down that far. Tight lines Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Slow pick yesterday but both boats in our group took limits. Went east. All cookie cutter browns. Our best one was 6 lbs. Even mix of spoons and stick baits. Blue seemed to be the color they were interested in yesterday. The mud line is gone and the water is pretty clear now. Maybe the rain will stir things up again. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Great report! We were out there as well. Didn't get a king but enjoyed the slow pick of browns. We took a break this morning. Maybe head back out this afternoon. Definitely tomorrow morning. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Nice! Heading up tomorrow. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Thanks for the report. Heading up to Fair Haven Thursday for 10 days. I will post reports on how we do. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Heading up next week. I miss the singing of the downriggers and can't wait to hear the music. The only song better is the scream of the drag hooking into a king! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. I just used Sterling Custom Canvas last fall for an enclosure on my boat. Josh did a great job and very good to work with! Highly recommend! Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Thanks for your help everyone. I guess I'll flush the system and start with new and fresh fluid. Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. I bought a new boat last year, 2001 Pro Line 25 walk. It has a Seastar steering system. I just added a Simrad autopilot and changed the seals on the Seastar steering ram. I need to bleed and fill the hydraulic fluid. I'm not sure what hydraulic fluid that is currently in the system. How can I identify the fluid? It is red in color but does not smell like ATF. I contacted the previous owner and they never touched the steering system so they didn't know what type of fluid that was used. Any help would be appreciated.
  24. That's awesome! Great job guys Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Great job!!! Sent from my SM-G973U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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