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  1. shaneo19

    Seneca Seneca lampreys

    I know its not illegal to kill lamprey. Using some kind of trap likely marked with a buoy could raise some issues if the DEC thought you were poaching something else.
  2. shaneo19

    Seneca Seneca lampreys

    I am not sure how effective it could be but I actually like the live trap idea. Lampreys could get through very small holes that other fish could not. Or could make something like the cylindrical minnow traps you see only much larger. Or you may not even need a trap since they are willing to hold onto their prey even when pulled out of the water sometimes. I will have to look into if they only feed on live prey or if you could use a carcass of something. I live on the lake and know i would be willing to tend to such a thing on a regular basis if given permission. Definitely something ill have to think about.
  3. shaneo19

    Seneca Seneca lampreys

    Definitely not good to see. If my memory is correct the lamprey treatments only kill the eggs/larvae so it might take some time to see if it worked. Lampreys have been my number one suspect for the fishing issues on Seneca. The more we can provide evidence like this to the DEC the better.
  4. shaneo19

    kueka Ciscoe stocking

    They should net some alewives from Seneca to stock in Keuka. There are too many in Seneca right now which I think is having a big impact on the fish/fishing there for all species.
  5. shaneo19


    What are you talking about? Did you read the article or know anything about this power plant? http://fingerlakes1.com/2018/11/02/greenidge-gets-green-light-as-well-as-controversial-5-year-extension/ . The fact that humans rely on energy really has nothing to do with this. Greenidge is not following the same regulations that other similar plants do in regards to filters to prevent killing fish and is discharging more warm water then it should since it does not have a closed loop system. Also dumping leachate from an ash landfill into the Keuka Outlet and then the lake. Hop is there anyway for you to change the title to perhaps draw more interest to the board? Maybe something like " Unchecked Environmental Regulations for Seneca Lake Power Plant, Greenidge". This seems like an important topic and if someone just sees "greenidge" they might not know what that is and not click on it. The sad part is I bet most people in the area including fisherman on the lake don't even know this plant exists.
  6. shaneo19


    Good news and very good article. I do wonder why streams in Seneca and Ontario county aren't being treated. Perhaps because they are different DEC regions or there are no significant spawning streams elsewhere.
  7. shaneo19

    Seneca Seneca lake

    The lake is definitely full of bullheads to the point of potentially being overpopulated. I said in another thread awhile ago that despite the issues on Seneca, there seem to be at least two species thriving. Sawbellies and Bullheads. Last spring we had the sawbelly kill and this year the bullheads. It is always concerning to see dead fish but it could just be nature trying to balance itself out. I wasn't aware that bullheads fought each other before spawning but that is interesting if true.
  8. shaneo19

    Seneca Seneca lake

    Fished around 36 hours and ended with 21 lake trout and one brown. Biggest around 6 pounds 75 percent of the time pulling copper and 25 percent casting along the shore. Its definitely a struggle compared to what it use to be. Use to always near or break the 100 fish mark. There does seem to be quite a few lake trout in 80 ft plus on the bottom. Problem though is the fish deep seem to be all small so didn't spend much time out there. The good news is that all the 12 to 13 inchers we caught last year seem to have made it to 15 inches. There definitely seems to be an imbalance between predator and prey. Likely cause to me seems like lamprey killed many of the predator fish and the sawbellies took off with has implications throughout the food chain.
  9. shaneo19

    Seneca 5/12

    Nice trip. Looking like Seneca is going to be better this year.
  10. shaneo19

    Seneca 4/21 and 22

    Thats a very nice looking laker. Looks like a natural born one too. How big do you think it was? Looks like over 10 lbs but always tough to judge by a picture.
  11. shaneo19

    Seneca Brown

    Nice. Been doing real well on browns the last few weeks from shore on Seneca. Nothing huge. All 2 to 5 pounds.
  12. shaneo19

    Just a tumor?

    Certainly not anything personal towards you FishingTheFL. I just think in most cases if the fish seems otherwise healthy it is probably better to let it go. Nature and evolution has a way to work these things out on its own. If a fish is not healthy and adapted to produce healthy offspring then it usually won't be able to. Species that aren't fit/adapted to survive simply don't make it especially in a competitive environment like a lake ecosystem. Like I stated earlier, Seneca Lake has a huge lamprey problem right now. If I took the DECs recommendation then I would be burying every trout I catch and I don't think that would be a good thing.
  13. shaneo19

    Rather disturbing info

    I read this article a few days ago. While I do have concern about heavy metal contamination in fish, this particular article provides no data to support its claims. I don't necessarily doubt the information in it, but they should have provided some actual details into what they have studied and found. I will look later to see if I can find any scientific papers that this group of people have produced...... I remember reading a few years ago that there was going to be medical tests done on a group of Asian immigrants from Syracuse that had regularly consumed fish they had caught from Onondaga Lake over a long amount of time. I thought this was a great idea because if there were no adverse effects from eating fish from there then there probably wouldn't be from anywhere. I however have done a few searches since and havent been able to find anything further about it.
  14. shaneo19

    Just a tumor?

    Any large fish from Seneca that has lesions is most likely caused by lampreys. Perhaps an open wound caused by a lamprey can get infected and cause a growth to start? I agree with not eating fish that you have any doubts about. I however don't think I agree with killing and throwing the fish away unless you didn't notice it until too late. If the fish has something wrong (especially just a lamprey lesion) there is likely no reason to think it couldn't produce normal offspring.
  15. I Really hope they get a decent turnout as this derby is a special weekend for a lot of people and it will be shame if it ever went away. I understand the frustration of the poor fishing especially for those bringing their kids. For me personally I don't care if there is only one trout left in the lake, I will be out there fishing just as hard. I know the topic of whats wrong with the fishing on Seneca has bean beat to death on here but I am becoming more and more convinced of whats going on with the trout/salmon. The lamprey population is getting out of control. Literally every trout I catch has one or more lampreys attached or fresh wounds. I am even seeing bullheads occasionally floating on top with lampreys still attached. I caught a skinny 3ft lake trout (maybe 12lbs) this past week that had 4 or so big wounds on it. While it was exciting to see a fish that old alive still it looked pretty weak and beat up. The consequence of fewer predatory trout is likely the cause of the alewife population increase which has consequences on other species in the lake. While the DEC should already be well aware of this issue I would encourage us to make it even more well known.