Ivan

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  1. 44, 37.5, 35.5 would have been Frank and Mike's 3 biggest last year. 39 points. I didnt notice any other bigger fish that were caught in the tourney hours in that post from last year. It would take a couple 46"ers to beat them or a 65.5" haha. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. You should check to see if 3 biggest fish rule would have changed the results of your Chautauqua tourney last year. The winners had good numbers that day. I'd be curious to see what difference it would make with a real example. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. That's the best tournament format imo.
  4. I agree hanging this fish to weigh it would be bad. However, just because it says it was 35 pounds doesnt mean he actually weighed it on a scale. I didnt see that it said the fish was actually weighed, but I may have missed it. Theres lots of guys out there that estimate or claim weights of fish they catch without actually weighing them. Especially with muskies that are released. Im not trying to support what may or may not have happened either. Just an observation. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. This is the real problem...if people are targeting the fish out of season or think it's ok. By the size of that hole in the ice, it looks like that's a possibility here. The St Lawrence muskie population is struggling now too, so that would be a shame if people were really targeting them through the ice. If an angler accidentally catches a nice fish out of season, I thinks it's reasonable for them to want a picture as long as the fish is released safely. I could see the DEC or whoever changing that part of the law, like the link posted in this thread suggested. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. I don't fish for muskies or any fish, out of season, but if I did catch a trophy sized fish incidentally/accidentally, I would want a picture of it also. I'm also very confident in my release techniques and abilities.
  7. I've been a member of MI for 19 years now, and I didn't get a calendar for the first time that I can remember. Haven't noticed any letter yet either. I was disappointed to not receive one for 2017. I still stick mine on the side of the refrigerator. Last year my daughter's photo was in the calendar for one of the summer months. I usually make an additional donation when I renew also. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. We fish Chautauqua about every weekend we can as long as we aren't on a trip to Canada somewhere. Can't blame you about not making it there. If I was closer to the the St Lawrence i'd never make it to Chq either. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. I've been fishing Chautauqua pretty consistently for muskies since 1998. We always released nice fish up to 49" there, but never a 50" until 2014. Then 3 up to 53" there in 2 seasons. Back to normal in 2016...a 49" was our biggest there this year. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Cool article. Thanks for posting. I saw an old CanAm tournament video from Chautauqua that was professionally filmed. Ray and Shorty Elkins won the tournament with quite a few fish and landed a 50 while being filmed. John Parry (Parrywinkle) was in the video too. Its cool to see some of this older stuff. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. What were the results? Any fish caught? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. That's awesome Chad. Congrats! That's a nice fish and a great picture. Seems like you are dialed in up there this year. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. I like the south shore. If you are going to be down at that end of the lake id fish the east hole, in front of the Thames, Stoney Point and in front of the Ruscom. I havent been there since our week at the end of June so no idea what depth most of the fish are in. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Where are you staying/launching? US or Canada? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Troll the lake. Probably not your style though. Based on some of the reports and incidental catches this year, seems like it would be an option. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United