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  1. I never met Grandpa but I sure wish I had.
  2. Be careful falling from Ivory Towers... As humans we generalize and this goes for any group of people. Its why many professions need to be wary of bad individuals within their demographic. The same logic can be applied to this story. There are do-gooders out there who are strong PETA trolls or just tree hugging animal loving anti hunting people wanting to destroy that which this community is passionate about. I think the antisentiment is justified. If a person of anonymity did this we probably would complain about it but to a lesser extent. Most likely it infuriates us that a self proclaimed ambassador to the outdoors is a cheater and now his arrest is fodder for the anti hunting establishment. Arguing over the finer points is irrellevant. If the man deserves respect from this community than he should have given respect to the laws. Whether you agree with it or not or even want to it to be true he is a representation of what we do in the eyes of those looking in from the outside. So in my opinion all the negativity is fine in this instance. I don't know him as an individual and I don't know how I will feel about it if I ever do. I have fallen victim to the one sided opinions of others in the past and I try to avoid it whenever possible. But, with that said, he has to account for what he did and part of that is public ridicule. Some will be more ridiculous than others. So be it. Can't do the time - don't do the crime.
  3. I saw the stand, then I saw the camera, then I saw the bait pile, then I saw the gut pile - All within a 30Yd diameter. Later I heard the denial.
  4. I think it is the irony of all irony that it is illegal to use bait but there are shelves of it every year at all of the hunting supply stores. I would be curious to know how much tax revenue comes from these sales that are so illegal and to some unethical. Other ironic part is that legislation from state to state is inconsistent. I am only pointing out the irony - I have no strong feelings because I don't know the man and to my knowledge have never crossed paths with him. It seems like he has a lot of people who do know him and that he is not well liked. If you are willing to do the crime you should be willing to do the time. It is kind of sinister that he is making money off from illegal activities.
  5. nice pic with the dogs.
  6. I was just telling someone yesterday how much fun I had night fishing with you. I am just too old to work all day, drive 1.5hr, fish all night, drive 1.5hr, and work all day again. Going to have to work in a vacation day or two but I have started getting that itch again. That was enjoyable.
  7. Kevin, I grew up with women hunting and fishing so when you share pictures of your wife with fish and game it really takes me back to a simpler less politically correct time when we just did what we did and enjoyed our time together. The only agenda was to fill the freezer, the wood pile, and the canning jars. I still say she knows how to pose for a picture - like she's been there before and what else would you expect... Thanks, Joe
  8. Change your name to Lindner... With Walleye, you can do everything right and still not get a taker. Early morning and night is good advice for spring and fall. Summer is generally night time.
  9. Good work Bob. The Chemung was so chocolate I decided to not bother.
  10. Is this a replica? It is fantastic looking. Mouth and head are incredible.
  11. Catfishing just got a whole lot better for the trot liners. There is a spot in Vestal where the susquehanna river when low looks just like the sesspool of a faulty septic tank. You can catch cats all day one after the other. The cities in this Country are getting away with a lot more than I think most citizens realize. What can be done about it? There are so many hot pressing issues in this country that these obvious ones stay under the radar. How do you get political traction to keep crap out of the river when there is a well funded smear campaign against windmills? It costs a lot of money to upgrade the waste water treatment facilities. IMHO, I think this is as important as bridge/road infrastructure. Everyone flushes and just assumes it is magically taken care of.
  12. Nicely done sir! You never disappoint. Still looking for a tom - It is jake central around me. The Tom's are staying quiet.
  13. Weather looks like I will be heading to the farm to do some gobbler hunting now instead. I wanted to hit a river spot or two but the weather pattern doesn't support this venture anymore. Good luck to you guys that go out this weekend. It may be the first first-Saturday in May in a long time that my wife gets to see me for more than a few minutes here and there.
  14. Brings back memories when I was a kid. We use to stay with friends up in Omar. Steady action with a thrilling catfish break off every so often. Back then it was bullheads and smelt fish frys. hardly ever eat either anymore.
  15. Nice Work. It looks like he is staring at me.
  16. When I drove by the canal on Monday it had about 10 vehicles there. They should be ready to get just about everywhere.
  17. I know it all too well...
  18. I wonder if they tried to revive it so it didn't count against them. A laker that old can't be that good to eat even if you like lakers. Sustenance means you only take what you need. How you do it is irrellevant, however, gill nets are to fishing what chemical weapons are to warfare - kills indescriminately. Why not use dynamite? I see a potential opportunity for St.Croix.
  19. Those are Rudd. They look like a golden shiner on steroids. invasive but i think maybe the pike keep there numbers down in Conesus. I have heard people complain in the buffalo area.
  20. Monday I drove up 390 in the early afternoon and after passing a longbeard strutting with a bunch of hens in a field right next to the highway I say to my wife " I wonder how many guys are looking for posted signs as they drive by???" I know of one - I am sure there are more.
  21. [4-17-17] I stopped by on my way home from Rochester and I think it is over. There are many warm water fish species up there. I counted maybe a handful of walleye and a few handfuls of pike still in the creek. It is still a nice place to visit - this is in my opinion the best time to go. Warmer weather with fewer insects.
  22. "Don't shoot the king's deer" Haha. The evergrowing antihunting sentiment - I call it the "Disney Effect" I remind my children constantly that bears are not friends with deer in real life. 30 years ago we teased the anti hunters with bambi but I think now they have the upper hand which is why I say it is very important to do things the right way when you hunt. Lease land has been increasing for years now. Use to be you asked permission and helped the farmer out when he needed it and gave him a deer or two and it was fine but when they realize that the lease helps him take care of land that he can not watch constantly and he gets money for his land taxes. I understand it and I can't argue against it. Antler restriction is something I am against but won't piss and moan about it if it happens. Doesn't part of NY already do this? I know PA does it. It isn't the same but kinda is the way fishermen berate other fisherman for not doing what they consider ethical even though they are not breaking any laws. That is kinda how I feel when someone promotes antler restriction. The same way I feel when someone says the stream fisherman should have let the steelhead go. I let young bucks and fawns pass and also let trout go but I don't think it is bad for some to harvest these animals (legally). Hunting for trophy is not really what hunting is about or is that what we have made it. A lot of us say that these days, however, That sportsman thing happened later in our culture when we had more than enough to eat. I remember when my family had to be successful in the garden and in deer season or Christmas would suck. One of the articles they posted talks about the number of hunters who say they hunt for meat grows every year. What does antler restriction do to address this? At least the buck to doe ratio will even out because you know the doe permits will be filled now. There are still many traditionalists who don't shoot does and others who prefer not to if they can shoot a buck instead. Rant over - Don't know why I typed so much. The sun will still come up tomorrow.
  23. I have to goto Rochester Monday so on the way back I will drive that way and check it out. I will post. A lot of years the pike make it up into the swamp. I think it would be cool if the walleye could go up in the swamp and spawn away from the alewives but I am constantly reminded it doesn't work that way. I just think it would be cool if it did. I prefer self sustaining fisheries.
  24. Vet bills are rising faster than the cost of 22 shells. One of the few animals I have low low tolerance for. My Mom's boyfriend gives us a hard time everytime we shoot one because he says it is the only animal you can kill with a stick if you are stranded in the wilderness. I like to say that if I get stranded in the southern tier outback I got bigger problems than finding something to eat.
  25. This is many years ago but I stayed in Ocean City and drove to the chesepeake bay and fished with blood worms off some dunes into the bay. It was spring break time frame - a little too early for them to be running but May should be good. They have a lot of restricted areas in bays now so the fish can spawn unmolested. I would check with some tackle shops for both the bay and the ocean. This is a google search type thing. There are a lot of opportunities to catch fish down there. I will tell you that I had a blast catching freshwater fish with a marine license in brackish water. Any creek with a bridge and a large tidal barrier is perfect. At the end of the boardwalk in Ocean city is where you see most people set up for fishing. It is also where the boats tend to congregate. The water can be quite turbid when the tides change and predator fish like the opportunity to ambush in these conditions. I haven't fished there since (wife/kids) I am now there doing family stuff which doesn't include fishing. Good luck, Stripers are a blast. I like the Hudson River but there are many places to get them. Joe
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