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  1. 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"?
  2. muskiedreams

    Bass ripped off the beds

    For some who call themselves anglers or fishermen, spawning season IS bass season.
  3. 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.
  4. muskiedreams

    Waneta Lake Tournament - June 2nd

    I wish I was there!! Looks like Alyssa was very happy. It is cool that in the background of that pic, it looks like another boat is about to net one.
  5. John is a big fish magnet!!
  6. muskiedreams

    Start of 2018 muskie season

    Good way to break in the new boat. But my guess is it was all casting. Still need to spend some time breaking in those motors before you can open them up.
  7. What a great REAL story. And what a fantastic replica of it.
  8. Just found out about this new Musky Management book. Although it is more for fisheries management professionals, it sounds like it will be the definitive reference in musky management that will be built upon for many years to come. Here is a link to the description
  9. I am providing a link below for the You Tube channel of the NY chapter of the American Fisheries Society. The videos are of presentation discussions that were made at their annual meeting. This year's meeting was at Cooperstown. This year's videos were recently posted and I haven't had a chance to look at any of them yet, but I am sure you will find a lot of interesting fisheries related topics. If you keep scrolling down, you can also view older videos. A lot of interesting presentations on many fisheries subjects.
  10. muskiedreams

    Rather disturbing info

    It would be nice to have data on the levels per species per body of water or region. If the data needs to be acquired, maybe it can be done. If the SUNY students can do the testing and compiling of the data, I bet they could get the the fishing community to help with the samples they need. But I wonder how long it stays in the environment and the food chain. We should stop burning coal but I wonder how many lifetimes it will take for the mercury in the environment and the food chain to lower to safe levels.
  11. muskiedreams

    Big Fish in the Balance

    My guess is he will be talking about the ongoing research work they are doing at the biological research station on governor Island in the St Lawrence in support of the fishery. The primary focus is muskies and northern pike. It should be a very interesting and informative presentation. They are doing some great work there along with their Canadian counterparts.
  12. Paying my dues. Although often the truth. Fattie. When it really isn't that fat. But some truly deserve that label when they are fat for the length.
  13. muskiedreams

    Canoe launch

    Maybe it is after Mar. 15th when pike and walleye season closes till the 1st Sat. in May when they are spawning. I think it is the same in all pike and walleye spawning creeks such as the Conesus inlet and those around Oneida Lake. And then those that are inland trout waters would be different.
  14. Since I haven't seen anything here on LOU about it, I thought I would look it up. Here is a link to the dates, times and locations of the regional meetings on the south shore. The first one is at RIT is on Monday, March 12th at the Student Alumni Union - Room 1250 which I think is at a different location on campus than in past years.
  15. muskiedreams

    Seneca dead fish

    I believe they do care and so do the counties and towns. But it always helps to hear the voices of everyone else who cares. I believe they realize the importance of the fisheries as a major component of of the tourist industry in the Finger Lakes region. The richness of all the natural and cultural resources in the area provide the makings for multi faceted family vacations, weekend getaways and day trips with something for all family members to enjoy. Also, the money we all pay when we buy sporting licenses and the excise tax for sporting goods we buy is supposed to go toward maintaining the natural resources. Supporting and maintaining local and regional groups that advocate for and support the local resources can go a long way to make sure each region receives it's fare share of those funds as well as the support of sound and practical management decisions.