Ivan

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  1. I've been asked for passport information for everyone onboard when I've called to cross into Canada in your area. I don't have a Nexus card. Calling in has not been a big deal the times I've done it. 1800 can pass Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. JH Baits are nice. I've seen his stuff on Kyle Garons page from Slobland. I wondered if thats who you meant. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Not sure I've heard of fat slob. If you are referring to inline blades for casting, check out Musky Mahem, Spanky Baits, and Dadson Blade Baits. Lots of other smaller guys too. CPR Baits made some nice ones for me and a buddy last year. I hear alot of guys say they like Gerry's Girls bucktails too. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I would have no problem with that personally Zach. However, the owner of the campground (Rich) charges for guests. You will have to talk with him and I'm guessing he would probably require you to get your own site. I'd have you put your tent up in my lot but Rich would have an issue with me if I did that. Hes a pretty cool guy but its very much a business for him. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Ok. I think I told I bought a place at Prendergast last fall. I'm now Tad's neighbor. Not many tent campers there anymore (mostly all seasonal trailers), but if you get in there, I'll probably see you. We will be there Fri night and fish Sat, Sun, and part of Mon. You should try to make it Sunday night and hang out around the fire. There will probably be quite a few of us muskies guys there that weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Where are you camping Zach? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. PA sucks Frank. I just heard this week they aren't even stocking Pymatuning with muskies this year. I also heard they expect natural reproduction to handle the river. I hope these things arent true but PA muskie management program seems to be going from bad to worse. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. PA state record muskie was caught there in 1924. That's almost 100 years ago. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. On second thought, I shouldn't be so critical. I haven't fished any of these places in more than 10 years so I'm basing my opinion on pretty old experiences. The fishing could be completely different now. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. If you are coming to crawford county and want some action maybe try edinboro or woodcock. I havent been to either in years but id choose either of those over conneaut for actually catching fish. They are all small lakes. Woodcock is a 9.9 lake i think. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I'd pick a different lake personally. Conneaut hasn't ever been very good for muskies imo. I havent fished it much though. Got one to win a tournament in November there a long time ago. But, if you are trolling id try short lining shallow to start and then try a little deeper along the break. There should be nice weeds starting and theres some cool structure there for a small lake. Id focus on both ends and the west side. Theres also a hump kind of mid lake but thats probably more of a summer spot. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Nice Muskies Fishmounter. I really like your scale detail and paint work on the patterns of the fish. Very realistic looking. It seems muskie patterns can be pretty difficult to successfully duplicate. A tiger muskie would probably be a big challenge. I looked around on your website last week and didn't see any other examples of muskies you have done. You also asked for feedback on the other muskie mount you did of the Susquehanna fish. (Actually now that i look again you didnt ask for feedback. I thought you did) Are you newer to doing muskie mounts? I saw lots of bass and trout. Just some constructive criticism from an avid muskie fisherman who has handled and released over a couple thousand of these fish...I like the eyes and teeth better on the Oswego fish than the Susquehanna fish. Less yellow on the eye and teeth appear to be a more accurate size and number on this mount. Don't make the teeth too big or make too many of them. There is also usually one tooth that is wider than the others (almost like a molar). The only other thing I think you can improve upon at this point is your paint for the fins. While the white outline on the fins looks great, I don't think that's an accurate representation of a muskies fins. Most of the fish I've handled or have pictures of do not have white outline around the pectoral, pelvic, or dorsal fins. Those are usually the redish color (or whatever base color) all the way to the edges of the fins. Now, there may be a little whitish edge on the front of the anal fin and/or the bottom of the caudal fin. With that being said, muskies from different water bodies can look very different, so none of them are the same. I hope you don't take offense to my comments. I'm just trying to provide some feedback and hopefully help you make your replicas look as real as possible for your customers.
  13. This is an older video now, but still great to watch. I can't believe they boated this fish...it was obviously hooked well and meant to be. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. That's great. Mille Lacs has some giants. Are you familiar with the lake? The way I understand it...was stocked with muskies and exploded with 50"+ fish like alot of other MN lakes several years back. Now that stocking has stopped and the lake relies on natural reproduction, it is a pretty low density fishery. Thats good for giants though. They still get 50 pounders there every fall. Are you fishing with a guide? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Alum wasn't a program lake back then but OH definitely had a muskie program. Ohio Huskie Muskie Club was established in 1961. http://ohmci.org/?cat=8 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United