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  1. We got 1 brown this past Sunday and it had a lamprey stuck to it. Also got a number of pike with Lamprey marks on them. Apparently they're pretty bad again this year
  2. Awesome! Where are you getting bait around Newburgh? Every place I called gives me a song and a dance. Looking for Blood worms or Sand worms. Thanks!
  3. Once that settles down you might have a good mud line and some good brown fishing
  4. Congratulations. Looks like a hefty one too. That's certainly a beautiful fish!
  5. Go with the Lund. It's worth a few dollars more. My 17.5 is now 20 years old and except for a few scratches and fish stains in the carpet it's as good as new. Big enough for Ontario on calm days and small enough to trailer around to smaller lakes.
  6. Nice fish! I'm generally a fan of catch and release but see no issue with keeping a couple of fish to eat every once in a while. Tiger Musky's and Walleye are basically stocked fish anyway so it's hard to imagine what the big deal is.
  7. This is really good news! They can start with Stony Creek and Henderson Bay areas.
  8. Good Post! A group of us fish the same way up there. We target Pike, Pickerel, Walleye, Rock Bass, Perch, Trout, etc. Biggest Pike was 39", Pickerel 28", Walleye 31". Of course we pick up a bass now and then because they're in the same area. Everything goes back anyway. That lady should just mind her own business.
  9. I venture offshore in my 17.5 Lund but I have a new Kicker, GPS, Marine Radio, Cell Phones and I don't go myself. I also only do it on calm days in the summer and only go out as far as necessary to find fish which usually isn't a problem in August. If it's rough, it's not any fun anyway so why bother. The benefit of having a smaller boat is it's very easy to trailer and launch at a different spot. If we have to, we just switch over to Bass fishing on a smaller protected lake. The bottom line is we always end up fishing someplace but we never know where we'll end up!
  10. Any problems getting hotel/motel accommodations with Covid going on?
  11. Beautiful Fish. Goby Fed? Nice Perch too!
  12. Wow - Awesome fish Pete! Justin - Thanks for posting about the vertical handling which is good to know. However, it brings up another subject regarding catch and release. Is it better to try and dislodge a hook that's deeply embedded even if they lose some blood or is it better to just let the fish go with the hook in there? I've heard conflicting opinions where some say the fish will starve with the hook in there and some say the fish will die with any blood loss so leave it in. Some believe as long as the fish swims away it'll be fine.
  13. I have a similar size boat and 10 is about tops. Less if its from the N or NW. If you're going to Sodus take the bass poles for a backup. Lots of good catch and release fishing right in the bay.
  14. Nice video! it looked a rough out there but that Lund seemed to be handling it just fine.
  15. We fished Oneida for a few hours on Labor day weekend. It was a bit windy and we didn't do too well. The word is the lake is full of Gizzard Shad this time of year so there is plenty of forage to compete with. That said, look for birds diving over schools of bait fish. The smallies will be in the same area. Also try the windward side of points. The lake is very weedy this time of year but it's full of fish so you just need to find them and convince them to bite!
  16. Is this a serious question? Fishing is better than no fishing. You trailer the boat up and take it to the launch every single day weather permitting. If the launch is closed due to high water you go to the next launch. On the way up, just make sure you stay on the turnpike as far as you can. I81 around Scranton is a mess with construction and narrow lanes.
  17. Thanks for the update. I was looking to try that over the next few days!
  18. Wow Madness is an understatement. That's awesome fishing!
  19. I was looking for the same thing for my 18'. Fulton is actually in the middle of all the places I fish. I was thinking about one of those storage units for a few months of the year but I'm not sure there's one where you cab back a boat into and the largest I saw was 10' x 20' which isn't quite big enough.
  20. I got through with an 18 footer back in May. Stay close to the south west side. Lot's of strange music blasting from that bay!
  21. We were there on Friday afternoon. Fished 150 - 450. It was slow for us. Managed 3 releases and 1 small Laker. Talked to somebody at the dock who got 1 in 150.
  22. Any word on the water level? Is the Fair Haven state park launch open? Is the bay still a no wake zone?
  23. From National Weather Service: SATURDAY Southwest winds 15 to 25 knots becoming west to 30 knots. A chance of waterspouts. A chance of showers. Waves 3 to 6 feet building to 6 to 9 feet. Waves occasionally around 11 feet. SATURDAY NIGHT West winds to 30 knots becoming northwest and diminishing to 15 to 20 knots. A chance of waterspouts. A chance of showers. Waves 7 to 10 feet subsiding to 5 to 8 feet. Waves occasionally around 13 feet. SUNDAY West winds 15 to 20 knots diminishing to 10 to 15 knots. A chance of waterspouts in the morning. A chance of showers in the morning. Waves 3 to 6 feet subsiding to 2 to 4 feet. Next weekend should be better. Can't be much worse can it?
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