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  1. Just another note. Waterwolf Charters is known for their underwater camera video and he will have some of his best and most impressive underwater video of big muskies chasing and attacking lures.
  2. On the contrary old man. At the time that map came out they may have been doing some treatment, but the last time before 2017 that herbicides were use in the lake was 15 years earlier in 2002 (70 acres in Burtis Bay). Before that, in 1992 there was some herbicides used but I don't know how much or what chemical. I also am not sure but there may have been some done in 1991 and1990 after the 1990 SEIS was completed by the DEC. I saw some references without detail that the DEC used herbicides between 1955 and 1959. And that the Chautauqua Lake Association used herbicides between 1960 and 1992 with no details of what years, what chemicals and how much. I do remember reading somewhere that copper sulfate was used in the early years. That chemical was later determined to be very bad for the environment and it caused problems with the lake's environment. I also don't think those time periods above meant that treatments were done every year.
  3. Without the public resistance and their inability last year to raise enough funds for all of the treatment areas that were approved, there would have been more widespread areas treated. They are working toward treating more in the future and the company that does the treatment (and is also advising the CLP and the towns) will work to increase treatment acreage as much as possible. They are not as much interested the health of the lake as they are in the health of their bottom line. We can't be complacent about this issue.
  4. I have heard this same thing said about Waneta Lake. But one or two years here or there is not an good indication of what the future of a fishery will be after many years of killing weeds. The reduction of weeds forced more of the muskies to roam open water in search of food and maybe for other reasons as well, making them easier prey for anglers. It would also force the forage and other game fish species to do the same. Since muskies are the apex predator, they would be able to survive longer, and maybe even thrive better with the easy prey they will have available, including stocked muskie fingerlings that will have no place to hide. Muskies would be the last species to crash after all the other species. Weeds are needed to support the natural food chain. Using herbicides will not remove the nutrients from the lake and likely will cause more algae blooms. And it will only get rid of the weeds temporarily, including the good weeds.
  5. Here is the follow-up article to the above article which has all the details of the Article 78 that the Chautauqua Institute has filed against the town of Ellery, NY and the NYS DEC. They make some very strong points. It will be interesting to see what the outcome of the Oct. 4th hearing will be. http://www.post-journal.com/news/page-one/2018/08/chautauqua-institution-files-lawsuit/
  6. muskiedreams

    A Free Boat, Great Fixer-Upper

    I wasn't sure weather to put this in the comics corner or here. https://rochester.craigslist.org/zip/d/free-boat/6679649697.html I bet all those weeds are free too!!
  7. muskiedreams

    Waneta launch

    Won't have to worry about low water now. After Tuesday's rain the county has issued a boating advisory due to debris in the lake. Maybe even docks floating. I can only imagine what the water clarity is like.
  8. I found out about this action a few days ago but it was just reported in the Jamestown Post Journal. I applaud the Chautauqua Institute for bringing this action to court. http://www.post-journal.com/news/latest-news/2018/08/450-pm-chautauqua-institution-files-lawsuit-against-ellery-state-dec/
  9. muskiedreams

    Flatlining Muskies.

    Maybe someday you will be showing a pic of a replica trophy musky.
  10. muskiedreams

    Flatlining Muskies.

    Light is just not the way to go with muskies. Especially not in the SLR. That would be gambling on the life of a valuable musky that is important for the long term sustainability of a world class trophy fishery. Not to mention, albeit much less important, you loosing the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime. The minimum the main line should be is 80# (some would say 100#). Leader should be at least double that in single strand steel, maybe more in Floro. Use Stringease Stay-Lok snaps and high quality crane swivels or ball bearing swivels. The muskies there are known to fight harder than anywhere else and with all the rocky structure there, it is important to not go too light on tackle and keep it in top condition. Everyone has a different opinion and may have had different experiences that shape that opinion, including specific brands of tackle. You might want to join us at the next meeting of Muskies Inc. Chapter 69 at the Henrietta Moose Lodge Monday Sept. 17th at 7pm. That is if you are close enough and have the time. There will probably be 1 to 5 members in attendance who have considerable SLR experience and can give you suggestions on many your tackle questions. You may also meet a few new fishing buddies. Is that a Joe Bonamassa replica guitar you are playing?
  11. muskiedreams

    Waneta launch

    Probably just fine. Especially since we have had a good amount of rain in the last couple of weeks.
  12. muskiedreams

    Martie..avid muskie freak

    I'll second that. Great group of dedicated musky anglers. The preferred areas to troll at night are in Canadian waters. The floating moss and weeds usually aren't as bad on the Canadian side. Also, another great organization, and friends of the NMA is Muskies Canada. In the summer, night fishing the river has a lot of pluses. More comfortable, avoids pleasure boaters and can be more productive than daytime. Also less stressful on the fish but still have to be conscious of over stressing the fish when temps go into the upper 70s and higher.
  13. muskiedreams

    Chautauqua Showdown!!!

    Great to hear that the tourney went well. Looks like there was a good amount of dry time. Wish I could have been there. Nice looking trophy. How many fish over 30" were caught? Were there many under 30"?
  14. muskiedreams

    Bass ripped off the beds

    For some who call themselves anglers or fishermen, spawning season IS bass season.
  15. muskiedreams

    Bass ripped off the beds

    I hear that a lot of local courts are lax when it comes to prosecuting when tickets are issued for fishing violations. So that might be something that needs to be addressed. ECOs might be reluctant to write tickets or enforce the regs in many jurisdictions if the local justice doesn't take the prosecution seriously. Maybe the fines need to be increased, revocation and denial of a fishing license and confiscation of fishing equipment should be considered as additional enforcement tools. I have heard about license denial and fishing gear confiscation being done in Canada.
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