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  1. It’s Jefferson and St Lawrence counties that are closed to c&r with artificial lures during the off season. St Lawrence county was actually a more recent addition to the closed areas. And they moved opening day to June 15th, I think to give it a hard date. I think your point about closing more areas is a great idea.
  2. Copper sinks about 20 feet per 100 ft of copper. You deploy all the copper to the backing and fish it on a planer board or down the chute.
  3. Mostly other pike. There was one circular welt on one side, that was fresh.
  4. Yes they do have parts for older stuff. I found them when I was looking for parts for a ‘74 9.5 evinrude that was my grandfather’s. It’s currently my kicker!
  5. Made my way up north Friday a.m. and picked up the boat on the way. Gassed up, loaded gear, and got to Sackets Harbor launch around 2:30 for a solo trip. Trolled Black River Bay, looking for walleye. 3 color went off while I was setting but came unbuttoned. Shortly after, the 3 color went off again. Landed a nice pike. Landed another pike on a 4 color, smaller and quite beat up. Saturday a.m., engine starts and stalls (normal for my ‘98 cold 2-stroke). Then just makes a click sound! Switch to spare battery, no luck, just clicks 😖. Load the boat and head back to camp. Run to Watertown for a new battery… still just a click! 😫 Must be the starter. Get on the phone, Burt Goodnough marina is open and have a rebuilt starter that fits!!! Pull the one in the engine, run a half hour down route 3, grab the rebuilt one, run back, slap it in, and the engine turns right over! 👍🏼 Went out for a couple afternoon hours with my brother, but didn’t move a rod. Wishin I got more fishing in, but the necessary repair got taken care of and the boat will be ready for the next time! And I can’t thank the folks at the marina for their skill, explanations and stock. They got me back on the water quick!
  6. There’re browns around the Henderson area. They can be found in the Bay and outside as well.
  7. If you’re staying near henderson, you can launch out of stony creek and hit the reefs around stony point. Slide out til you find fish.
  8. I have a 450 copper on one of these with braid backing, if anyone wants to know what it can hold. Good luck with the sale!
  9. A lamprey is a lamprey, but a sea lamprey should be in the foot to foot and a half range. These ones may have been native lamprey. Learned this through a podcast by FishHawk called Great Lakes Fishing Podcast. Interesting to hear the data and what they’re attempting for control. Sea lamprey live in the gravel for most of their life filter feeding, then emerge full grown and feed as a parasite for 12-18ish months before spawning and dying. Here’s a link to it. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/great-lakes-fishing-podcast/id1502752007?i=1000544983827
  10. Thanks for the report. Will be up that way in a few weeks!
  11. If you’re looking for shallower water trolling, I’d say April-May. They’ll start to slide out deeper as the shallows warm up, but as mentioned above you can pattern the move. I’m trying to figure that out myself and get more success on Browns through the warmer months. Good luck!
  12. What site is the satellite image from?
  13. Nothing like hooking a garage! They pull hard! [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Kinda mentioned before, but… A tip I got for after respooling with wire was the next trip out, put a diver in the water tripped, so it doesn’t dig. Let out the entire spool under control, then reel it back in. This will put all the wire on under tension. It’s a pain, and takes some time (I have 1000’ on mine), but trip to trip performance has been better! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. On my 1802, there’s a small pvc pipe like Gill-T said, it’s located all the way down at the bottom of the bilge where it meets the transom and the bulkhead holding the water back (I hope that makes sense). I reach down in through the bilge access by the motor and use stiff wire or stick to free up any clogs.
  16. I’ve used Purple Taco Fly Supply. They have everything thing you need. https://www.purpletacoflysupply.com Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  17. Yes, I have some… only problem is they’re at home and I’m at the lake! If you can wait a couple weeks, I’ll get you some when I get back. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  18. Good to meet you sir!!! I guess we should’ve went out not in! 🤣 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. Went outta Westcotts on 7/1. Stay closer to red buoy on your way out and in. At least 3.5 ft deep. Motored out and dropped lines off the lighthouse. Couldn’t find good temp break. Fished Lakers to try to get my buddies kid in something. He reeled in a nice one! Went outta Stony today… there was an empty double axel and triple axel trailer in the lot, so I figured it was more than deep enough for me. TackleThis (the charter boat for those that frequent here) was tied up at its dock too. Probably 3.5 feet at the shallowest. Cold weather and rain and it was 45 degrees down 70! Lots of boats moving around. Found marks. Fished 135, 120ish, 90ish, structure, flats. No takers. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. Anybody been out of stony lately, how’s the channel? Also, anyone have a fishing report? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. Agreed. You could walk on the jetty and look, it’s not far a walk. Know where the spit bar is... If it looks too sketchy, move on to Henderson, i mean if you’re passing it. The thing I like about westcott’s is you’re right into the bay quick and can put the throttle down. Anyway, I’ll try to check it Mem weekend. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  22. Also, I swung by westcotts early May... floating dock was in (pic from May 1). Launch looked good. Didn’t use it though. Went out of Sackets, pulled the boat around the corner of the cement slabs to get in easier. Lol! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  23. No twist for me either. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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