JJBat150

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About JJBat150

  • Birthday 02/21/1971

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Hopewell Center, NY
  • Home Port
    Canandaigua Lake

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  1. JJBat150

    First time pulling copper.

    Growing up 40 years ago I remember pulling copper on Canandaigua with my dad and grandfather. Lots of good memories... Can't imaging doing it now with all the Zebra mussles in the lake - even jigging if you let the jig sit on the bottom for any length of time, the little bastards grab on for the ride. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Accudepth 49.99 @ franks

    Emailed them about this - looks like prices on website have been updated. Now prices START at $49.99 depending on model. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Coyote attacks my downed turkey

    I've had a fox actually attack a decoy once, and have had coyotes circle around me and my decoys before. Never had either go after a downed bird. Defiantly a cool encounter. Congrats on the bird - work responsibilities have prevented me from getting out yet.
  4. JJBat150

    Hemlock

    Nice one - what were you seeing for surface temps ? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Water temps

    Spend a few hours on Candice this AM in the kayak - didn't see any surface temps over 40.
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    Help design a roll-up tarp cover

    Expanding on fishnut's conduit idea - find an old boat hoist that uses 2 " pipe. Attach the tarp to the pipe and run the hoist motor to roll / unroll the tarp. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. For your reading pleasure. Been a diary cooperator for these lakes for 3 years now. Would suggest anyone who regularly fishes these lakes consider participating in the program. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  9. JJBat150

    Rather disturbing info

    So I guess I'll have to avoid eating any walleyes from Canandaigua... Shouldn't be that hard. [emoji16][emoji16] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  11. JJBat150

    kayak fishing

    This is the dry suit I have - bought it on line a few years ago. http://www.stohlquist.com/touring/drysuits/ez.html
  12. JJBat150

    kayak fishing

    I'm planning on getting the yak out the next few weeks, and will probably be on the water before April 1st Always always always have the right safety equipment when you're in a yak - Although the "120 degrees" rule is is a good guideline, you really need to take into consideration the water temperatures and dress accordingly - no matter your skills or comfort level in a yak, you need to be prepared for immersion. **A PFD is mandatory Nov 1 - May 1 in NYS ** My personal guidelines on how I dress based on water temperatures < 60 ° Dry suit with appropriate layers underneath 60-70 ° frog tog waders with top appropriate for air temps > 70 ° shorts / lightweight pants with top appropriate for air temps Any time I'm kayaking alone, the PFD is on me, with a whistle attached. I kayak alone a lot of times, and on lakes like Candice and Hemlock you really need to be self-sufficient if you do happen to go into the drink - I don't go overkill with safety gear, but I'm definitely prepared if something goes bad. It pains me to see some of the recreational kayak noobies on these lakes go out in the spring when the air is 70 ° and the water is only 40 ° with no thought to what can happen. Especially when they take the PFD (still wrapped in the factory plastic) and stuff it in the dry well instead of wearing it. I've personally had 2 close calls in my life with cold water immersion, and being in the fire service for ~30 years, been involved in several rescues and unfortunately a few recoveries, so I am a bit cautious - but rightly so; I want to be around next week and next year for my wife and kids.