battlehammer

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    West Seneca, NY
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    Wilson

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  1. Good report- thanks for sharing. Good to see kings and coho around port. Looks like you could put a 6 pack in that lakers mouth! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I stand corrected- that had to be pretty cool! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Musky and salmon live in completely different zones of any lake and competition for the same food is little to none. Salmon are open water feeders. If I ever catch a musky 90 down over 300 I will recant this post Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. As stated many times in previous posts-DEC syllabus states to eat no lake trout of size from Lake Ontario . So yes accordingly to DEC they are not good to eat. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I'm with you King- lakers for garden in spring before planting season . Nasty fall kings would work fine but wrong time of year-I've been around Wilson for 45 + years. I take home as many 3-5 # spring cohoes That I can for myself- after that a couple big silver kings ( smoking/grilling and Bobs chowder). Every thing else is released or someone asks in advance for a KING and I get it when I can. No one wants lakers for table fare that I know. Everyone I know realizes they are no resource!! Apex predator eating machine,that can live forever!!! They can change the balance of this lake . Your tomato point in earlier posts about lakers burping up big tomatoes made me LMFAO- so true. Panfish and walleye are the eating fish given a choice for me personally. To each is own. Guess it depends on which end of the lake you are or if your local or someone that travels here. Good topic! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. How can the wanton waste law apply? I catch a lake trout that lets say is bleeding out the gill- I can throw it back and let it die, I can take it home but not eat it according to DEC or I can actually use it for something like fertilizer. Seems to me the first 2 things are wanton waste but not the third. Wanton waste is charter captains loading naive clients up with the nasty things, then they get home with them and call people like me and ask how to cook them cuz I fish out there. I bet the number of lakers thrown out from this practice is staggering!! I'm not trying to stir up trouble with anyone's profession as I'm sure some will take offense-just calling it as I see it. Fishing is about the hunt and the fight not about how full your cooler is at the end of the day. OK charters-I'm ready for the attacks Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Got a late start this morning - set up inside around 10:00 -made 2 passes from park to small pier and did nothing. Best temp I found was 47.5 off park. Lots of really dark stained water and debris. Went out and worked 60- 80' and got on the lakers pretty good. Great to be out again and to see rods popping. Talked to a boat that went 3/10 inside on browns. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Thanks for the wader info killians. Going out in the morning for first trip of the year. Watched a good number of boats working that mudline when I got to folks house in Wilson after work . Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. When I was younger ( 90's) we fished Dunkirk Harbor staring in March and we killed them. Almost always had the harbor to ourself. Some pretty shallow spots to watch for. We worked the wall back and forth. We would get the occasional coho also. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. Prayers sent for your Dad- I don't fish without my father/best friend with me so I feel you. Miracles happen every day - Keep the faith !! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I would eat the goby before that o so beautiful neon yellow fillet- YUK, sorry couldn't help myself Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. I have never run them- looks like a potential mess to me. I don't know how many lures you can run off them but in NY I'm pretty sure it's 5 lures Per line with no more than 15 hook points Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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  14. Please forward us the photos of Hilary carrying a gun or rifle in the woods. That would make one hell of a NRA commercial!!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. X2, the only exception being if I'm catching one jack after another. Those big trebles are certain death for those little guys and are our future matures. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United