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About cdq

  • Birthday 08/10/1997

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    Lima NY
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    Wilson & Sandy Creek
  • Boat Name
    Silver Striker

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  1. This was for research, we helped a USGS scientist who has been conducting this study for the past 15 years. We picked the fish from nets and put them straight in the live well on the boat, to be processed. This is the only reason why photos were taken for research. It is illegal to take Sturgeon out of the water and take pictures with otherwise. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. This past Tuesday a fellow classmate and I had the opportunity to help USGS pull nets on the lower Genesee River. The EPA has 45 AOCs in the Great Lakes the Genny being high on that list. This study has been going on for the past 15 years all in efforts to help restore Lake Sturgeon populations in Lake Ontario. I have done a lot of amazing things during my time at Finger Lakes Community College with a Major of Fish and Wildlife Technologies with a focus on fisheries. This is by far the most amazing, I never thought in a million years I’d be holding these prehistoric jewels! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Thank you, we are very proud of what we have done as a class this semester, this has been an annual event/class since 2000, and the fry survival rate after release is a guessing game Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. No unfortunately too much work for the time frame of the semester and students graduating Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. We had a very successful hatch of eggs this last week on Tuesday! All fry were released back into the Honeoye inlet channel the next day, and Thursday we shut down the culture facility! Video will be made soon showing the whole process from broodstock collection to spawning and taking care of the eggs! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Got a late start this morning with my girlfriend, fished in front of the pump house and found a pocket of 45 degree water in 15 feet of water and we didn’t move finished 12-15 with mainly cookie cutters, however did managed a few nicer class of fish! Lost a King which probably took 250-300 feet of line on its first run. Hot baits were all bayrats, yankee troller took 80% of the fish, ridin dirty, and coho crusher took a few shots. Also got fish on the Helsinki, and jointed j-11 black and copper! Long lines 75-100 feet back, 50-60 off the in-lines. Great first trip! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I was down there today, left at 1:30 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. 0 natural reproduction, that is the point of the culture facility is to first provide an educational opportunity for me and my classmates, and also to bridge a critical gap between poor spawning habitat and allowing eggs to survive in the culture facility Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Eggs are treated with formalin, this fungus however has a ideal water temp range from 33-91 degrees however it survives much better in colder water Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Sorry for the lack of updates as I haven’t been down to the facility much. It’s safe to say our walleye run is done our last sample day yielded only one male walleye. Our eggs have been under development for about a week now, so far so good. However we are experiencing some saprolegnia fungus in our egg jars. We have been doing our best to keeping it out. Reminder, our open house is THIS Saturday. Come see what we are all about, and learn something’s about Walleye Culture, and see a full Electrofishing demonstration. Again THIS Saturday April 21st at 9:00am Electrofishing demonstration starts. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. It is, Honeoye was the exception they made it 15 inches on that body of water, why that is I’m not sure. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Sorry I haven’t been updating lately, other classes starting to get in the way for me not being able to get down to the culture facility. Will update tomorrow after we get done with tomorrow’s work. I can try and get past years data from my Fisheries Professor John Foust! We are seeing a very healthy year class of 2 and 3 year old fish. We will be aging fish from our scale samples which will give us a better understanding of the age classes in our adult population. We will have a lot of genetic diversity mainly because we are putting 25-30 males for every one batch of eggs. A lot of the females we have captured so far never produced eggs over the winter. Walleye populations specifically in Honeoye are dominated by males due to them being an r-selected species they produce a lot of offspring but the offspring is cheap and many don’t survive to sexual maturity. Having more males in the population especially in broadcast spawning fish species allows for better fertilization rates. Yes we are still holding males, hopefully with this warm up we get more females. And DEC has changed the size limit back to 18 under John Foust’s recommendation. We also believe that the reason why the male to female ratio is very spread apart is because females are more susceptible to creel, because they reach sexual maturity at age 3 at 18 inches so they reach the 15 inch mark much faster then males do. So having that 18 inch limit protects those fish at least for one spawning cycle. Again will give updates numbers tomorrow once we are done with sampling! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Update: Walleye are still going strong today captured 29 fish again however all of them are males. We held a female for about a week because she was hard, today she was finally ready to go so we now have 3 egg jars going. We calculated the number of eggs in our second jar and we have around 165,000 eggs in that jar. In total around 545,000 eggs, that number will go up once we get a count on water hardened eggs in the 3rd jar. Hopefully this warm up next week will bring more fish in, and enhance egg development. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Just finished up this mornings sampling and egg take. We captured 29 fish, one being another big female. She gave us another jar of eggs. We didn’t collect the numbers of eggs however we got 1.25 quarts of eggs. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Another good day today, 41 Fish on not even one run (generator was being funky). 30 Fish were dispatched to a lab in Maine today, 232 total fish, 222 males, 10 females. We were able to spawn today, we have one upwelling jar going which has approximately 304,023 eggs in it. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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