Instigator

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    Wilson, NY
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  1. For the last several years, LOTSA’s net pen project located in Olcott NY has been one of the most successful pen projects in New York, producing some of the largest and healthiest young salmon and steelhead seen on the south shore of Lake Ontario. One of the keys to the success of this project is largely due to the cooperation and participation of the Town of Newfane Marina employees. Over the years they have ensured that almost every scheduled feeding has taken place. This has resulted in consistent growth and a high quality end product for all of us to enjoy. They have done a great job, and we thank them for their tireless efffort. Through 2016, the baby fish have been fed five times per day by broadcasting the feed little bits at a time over the top of the pens. The food drops through the net on top of the pens falling to the waiting fish. Depending on how the food is spread and the size of handful used, food could possibly make it all the way through the pen without being eaten. This year (2017) we have purchased automatic feeders (pictured below) for the pens. There will be two feeders suspended over each pen. Over the course of twelve hours food will be trickled very slowly into the pens allowing for a more consistent feed and hopefully no waste. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed. Please come out and help the club and the fishery. Some key dates to remember for 2017 are: April 8th The pens will be assembled and placed into the water. Lots of help is needed for this, Bring side cutters. April 9th-15th At some point yet to be determined this week the fish will be delivered. Very fun and interesting. Bring the kids! May 4th Pens will be removed and cleaned. There is never enough help for this evolution. Lunch will be provided. Sent from my VS995 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  3. I believe it's only online. They do have an app as well. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I shot them a message a couple of weeks ago, here is their response. "The new season won't be on pursuit but it will be on Carbon TV. Episodes will start coming out in feb. go to www.carbontv.com and search salmon showdown. Thanks!" I'm looking forward to the new season too. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. There will not be a LOTSA flea market this year. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. One last bump before the expo. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Bump Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I have several sets of otter boat keels. These are made from stainless steel and don't require a weight. However there are holes to attach your weight if you want. These come with stainless hardware kits for attachment. $40 per keel, $80 per pair. They can be picked up in the Newfane/Wilson area, or I will ship in a USPS medium flat rate box for $13.45 per set. PM, call or text. 716-504-7789 Thanks, Alan Sent from my GT-P5210 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I haven't been in there in a few weeks, but Wes at the Slippery Sinker in Olcott had some spooled up and ready to go.
  10. First off, Thank you MeanMachine and Seanymph for your replies. The beautiful thing about a free market society is that you can make a product and ask what you think is a fair price for it. If the consumer thinks that it actually is a fair price and there is a need for it, they will buy it. If not, you will either lower the price till it sells, or eat the cost of making it. I did just that, I saw a product that I thought was overpriced and in short supply, made some and priced them at what I think is a fair price. As it turned out, ½ the cost of an original, and I still make a few bucks. So Duckman1, Your estimate is way off. If you think I’m overpriced, DON’T BUY MINE! By all means have your own made, or pay twice what I’m asking for someone else’s. To put down someone’s product without doing any research on your own part is kind of low down. Are you the kind of guy that tells a hard working charter captain that he charges too much because, “After all, the fish are right outside the harbor and it doesn’t take any gas to get to themâ€? Or maybe go after the local fishing spoon manufacturer because his $7.00 spoon “is only painted on a 30 cent blank, and how much can a little paint cost anyhow…â€. To everyone else that still believes in a free market society, Thank you for your support.
  11. I have several sets of otter boat keels. These are made from stainless steel and don't require a weight. However there are holes to attach your weight if you want. These come with stainless hardware kits for attachment. $40 per keel, $80 per pair. Can be picked up in Wilson NY area. I will ship in a USPS medium flat rate box for $13.45 per set. PM, call or text. 716-504-7789 Thanks, Alan Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Sorry, the link didn't copy right. http://calumetmarine.3dcartstores.com/HS-Die-Ver-Dock_bymfg_11-0-1.html Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    This is the only place I've been able to find them. http://calumetmarine.3dcartstores.com Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. I was fishing with an old friend the evening of Saturday June 25th, out of Wilson NY. It was just the two of us so i could only run 6 rods total, but fishing was good so 6 was enough. I normally run my otter boats for long lines, but that night a tx-44 was more convenient on my 300 copper. I have the 44's rigged wth an Offshore OR-16 on the back and a Sams pro main release. A little on the pricey side for an inline when you total the board, releases and all the hardware. Long story short, a good fish hit the copper. Somewhere in the first run the board came off the line (wish I knew how...). I marked the spot on my gps, brought the fish in and circled back to pick up the board. Couldn't find it. Made a few more circles with no luck. My boards have my name and phone number on them in sharpie. This past Saturday morning I got a phone call from a man named Rocky saying he found my board off of Sodus. I gave him my address and asked him to put his address in the package and I'd reimburse him. He said don't worry about it. Well, the board got delivered today, no return address. What a great guy! This site has some of the nicest people I've had the pleasure to meet, or deal with. So, if anyone out there knows a guy named Rocky from Hughes Marina shake his hand for me and tell him I said Thank You! And Rocky, if you're ever in Wilson look me up, I'm at Bootleggers. Keep up the good work guys! And good fishing to all! Alan
  15. Very interested. PM sent. Sent from my SM-G900V using Lake Ontario United mobile app