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  1. Was nice to get out shore casting on Oneida again last nite. Managed a couple fish with some missed hits, and some nice bass landed. Cleaning the fish this morning , noticed something odd. Yep, tapeworms, some almost a foot long and alive, coming out of one of the fish.

    Everything online says no big deal, cook and eat like normal which makes sense.

    I have caught hundreds of eyes from Oneida in the last couple years and never noticed this . Has anyone else ?



  2. We did decent in my boat last Sunday, 7 pike in 4 hours trolling . Was a calm day and a slow bite though. Water was 43 degrees, fish would only hit between 1.4 and 1.6mph trolling speed. Half the fish came off planer boards. Could not catch any casting . Hope to get out again as soon as muzzleloading is over.

  3. Just got off phone with DEC. They agreed baby tigers are dumb and ride high in the water column, easily predated, etc.

    When I pointed out they were dumping them in current , no weeds around , over deep water, etc they stated that's how it's always been done at that spot and survival rates are adequate.

    Pointed out that there are several shallow 4 to 7ft deep weedy bays very close by that would be much better spots, and volunteered to boat them there in the future, biologist was open to the idea for next year and took my name and number.

  4. Returned to the launch in the dark from a tiger fishing trip to see the DEC had just made the yearly stocking of tigers for the location I was at. Unhappy to see 750 to 1000 tigers , dumped off at a boat launch over 20 feet of water at the waters edge, with no cover and no where to go due to current , hugging the shoreline. While we checked them out, we noticed that smallmouths and big tigers were having a feast since the baby tigers were pinned against the shore due to the current.

    200 yards from the launch where they were stocked are two different weedy shallow bays, that would seem would be much more ideal then dumping in 20 feet of water in current .

    Would have gladly donated my time and boat to shuttle them to more appropriate locations to be stocked if had known.

    Was tempted to net them and shuttle them to cover to avoid the feeding frenzy.

    Going to contact region 7 tomorrow and offer to volunteer my time and boat if necessary now or in the future. Hard to believe they would just be dumped off like this in such a bad spot, can't imagine the survival rate is very high .

    As someone who has put in more then 50 trips for tigers this year I find this distressing .





  5. Headed to otisco for the first time this year , couldn't remember if there are fleas there or not. If there isn't, planned on disinfecting/drying my boat very well, to avoid any transfer. Not sure if they transfer that way but wanted to play it safe.


  6. Depth hunter is my favorite line. Awesome for flatlining sticks, without needing a line counter. Much faster to deploy the lures, which is helpful if you are only making a short trolling pass in a tight spot.

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