Jump to content

Bosun Cowboy

Members
  • Posts

    510
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Bosun Cowboy

  1. Brassicas like turnips take a high Nitrogen fertilizer like triple 15 or triple 19 Disked or tilled in at a rate of 250-300lbs per acre. I then spread urea around week 5 or 6 after germination at 50lbs per acre.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    • Like 2


  2. Very nice… I was using a 25hp for my tiller and it takes so long! I just wasn’t getting the juice. Been thinking of upgrading but the 4ft disc has been ok and much quicker but not that quality of a seed bed.
    Been thinking of discing first to break ground then come through and lightly till a couple inches on top


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    IMG_5393.JPGIMG_7321.JPGI run a 2 bottom and a 4 bottom plow through Any hardback ground then Disk or Run tiller.



    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
    • Like 1
  3. One nice seed bed there! What’s size tractor?

    IMG_8471.JPGIMG_8472.JPGwe added a 5045e to our fleet. Whalers got a great piece of ground that works up fast with the 5ft Tiller



    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
    • Like 1
  4. Annual trip down to my fathers in Ft Myers Fla. went 50 miles offshore on Wednesday and had a great day throwing tubes at Barracudas and hauling Amberjacks and African pompano up with pin fish and squid. IMG_8232.JPGIMG_8228.JPGIMG_5654.JPGIMG_5645.JPGIMG_5650.JPGIMG_5666.JPGIMG_5657.JPGIMG_5653.JPG

     

     

    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    • Like 5
  5. Found 17 in 1 field couple weeks ago. IMG_7925.JPGIMG_7928.JPG63621660233__861AC5DC-B13C-49C4-AD82-0602B2525305.JPGIMG_7934.JPGIMG_7962.JPGIMG_7959.JPGIMG_7935.JPGIMG_7968.JPG3 matching sets , 1 set was laying side by side on a Hedge Row. Spent a morning and an afternoon over the course of a week as the snow melted.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    • Like 2

  6. Last time the west branch froze up(4years ago?) it seemed to be the glory days of laker fishing where anyone that could get out to 40fow could have the time of their lives. Which lasted pretty much the whole season if I remember correctly. Has things changed in the lake since then? Minus the west branch not freezing up part.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    Plenty of Lakers in Keuka still. A lot them winter in the Branchport arm. We did about 60 fish in 2 trips jigging back in November.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Thought I would share the secret to catching lots of good tiger muskies on Otisco!  This is very simple yet overlooked by all ice fishermen apparently though I thought it was obvious.  This secret will also work to catch really big tigers thru the ice though to date nobody has caught a really big one thru the ice even with a half dozen live baits a piece in the water. 
     
    Some fish must be released safely in order to get big!  It's that simple!  The open water fishermen have this figured out and its the only reason the ice fishermen have decent fish to catch.  Now if the ice fishermen could be less selfish everyone could have even better fishing forever.  In order to have some chance of survival circle hooks and perhaps quick strike rigs should be used and gaffs simply aren't necessary.   Just make the right size hole and grab em by the jaw.  If you are too scared perhaps this isn't the activity for you!
     
    Anyway that's the technique I use to catch plenty of mid forties tigers every year as they are not near a rare catch of a lifetime as they aren't mature yet really.
     
    Apparently ice fishermen figure if they keep all the medium ones nobody else can catch one bigger than theirs, but this simply won't work because many already have! 
     
    It's called conservation and while I believe everyone has the right to decide what to do with their own catch I thought I'd mention that it's legal to put fish back as it seems unheard of in winter.

    Well Said !!! The murder rate on Esox on Conesus Lake all winter is just as Ridiculous. I say close the season Jan 1. C&R only


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. I run a 2 Row JD 7000. Prob the best planters ever made. You can find them used for $3-$5K. Prob is they don’t last long when they come up for sale. I’d stay away from the Cole style planters. They only like perfect ground like sand or rock free to run correctly. I had 1 of those for a couple years and was glad to get rid of it.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    • Like 3
  9. Lots of guys look at or see a “Big” Male coyote and think it’s 80lbs ! When in Reality a big Male only weights 45-50lbs. Winter prime coats with long guard hairs make them look way bigger .


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    • Like 1
  10. Killed locally, stuff of nightmares lol. IMG_2011.thumb.JPG.13a26e806c2d472413f40aa107cf6a39.JPG


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    My buddy just up the road from me has shot 2 Yotes just like that in last 10yrs over bait. Beautiful pelts.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

  11. Yes they are beautiful.

    Remind me again, what are they a predator of besides mice and rodents ? Any evidence of them harming whitetails ?


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United

    Game Birds, Rabbits , and Chicken coops ! 17hmr works fantastic for them ! Bill likes his 204 !


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. You can all see what I am talking about now. My girlfriend and I did some major work in this first plot shown and weeded .5 acres by hand! Milkweed was taking over and you can see the middle portion that we hadn’t gotten to yet in the videos below. The first and second video are the before and after of the same plot, the next two are the other plots to show the growth rate. 
     
    So what do you guys think I should do? Ride it out? There are clearly plenty of plants and actually the cameras show The deer already lightly grazing. That said, I am not above throwing down some cereal rye to hedge my bets. 
     
     

    Broadcast some winter rye or Buck forage oats and Hit the turnips with some Urea just before rain is forecasted. That should take care of your issue. The cereal grain will fill out the plot and you’ll still have some turnips.


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Yah, my plants might need to just hit a threshold of growth or something but they definitely aren’t as tall as the other brassica pics here. I planted aug 1st

    If you over seeded the plot it will stunt them horribly. Just another possibility. They should be at least 4”-6” by now


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
×
×
  • Create New...