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  1. Cleaning fish at the finger lakes

    I clean mine out in the middle of lake too. I don’t feel guilty about it. Its much easier on me than fooling around with newspaper and no water to clean them up on shore. Fish guts are biodegradable. They sink to the bottom of lake and other fish clean them up. Our great lakes are toxic dumps. All trout and walleye eat gobys. I haven’t heard of any fisherman dying from eating our fish from our lakes yet. Do I hear anybody complaining about our toxic weed pods floating on the lake and washing up on shore. This crap stinks and very toxic. Where does this crap come from. Agriculture run off. Do I here anybody complaining about our chemicals sprayed on our crops around the lake . This stuff runs off the land right into the lake. You give me a nice fish cleaning station at our boat ramps and I will bring what little fish I keep for myself back to shore. Fish guts pollute our lake. Lol. This what happens when people watch to much fake news and watch TV programing from the far left. They forgot how to think
  2. I like mustad short or long shank single barb hook. I file off the barb for easy fish release. I add hearing oil to the spoon for extra smell. Pro cure oils, hearing, rainbow trout or sawbelly flavor work for me. Small spoons 31 35 44 small shank, bigger spoons long shank. I like a peanut with a 24 inch leader tied off the hook to for more fish catching. The spoon does the attraction and the peanut catches the fish.
  3. Seneca lake new marina

    Lineman 49 I was surprised how much they changed the area. It looks much better than the old buffalo harbor we had years ago. I fished out of the old marina during the 70s. The area was old school. I had good times there. I got sick of it and moved west to Barcelona, much better fishing. I agree the old marina was much better. Get a season pass for launching and I could launch all I want. Old ramp was big and deep. You could launch 25 ft boats with the old ramp. The new marina is to high class for me. I live to far away now to fish that part of Lake Erie. I go to Barcelona now. When I lived in Tonawanda back in the 70s I used the free ramp at Ferry Street. Came up the river fish the fish market or go over on the Canadian side to fish for walleye. You need two fishing license if you fish the river. Caught hundreds of walleye at Waverly shoals back during the 70s. It’s cheaper now for me to drag my gear down to the Finger Lakes 2 hour drive. The marina at Sampson is still old school yet. Most of the old guys I meet here have passed on. This place is changing now. I see something big coming here. Who knows when we get it? Like you said they want it their way. This place sucks now from Friday to late Sunday. Only time to fish now, Monday till Thursday. Boat sits on the trailer during weekends. I let the experts use the lake. This lake looks like the Daytona 500 on weekends.
  4. Cleaning fish at the finger lakes

    What we need is fish cleaning stations around our state parks. A two dollar tax on our fishing license would help pay for the stations. I’m mostly a catch and release fisherman. Once in awhile I will bring back a few fish that I know won’t stay alive when I release it. I take the head off gut it out leave the skin on and throw it in the cooler with ice to help keep it fresh. The head and guts go in the lake over deep water. It makes no since to bring dead fish back to the campground clean it and throw the guts in the dumpster on a hot day. The dumpster will stink draw rodents and coons to it. A fish cleaning station makes more since than a crazy law like this. This law started back during the 70s when our sports fishing were booming along Lake Erie and Ontario. Our sportsman clubs lobbied for a fish cleaning law to help control the fisherman who cleaned their fish out on the lake. If these people lobbied for a fish cleaning stations. 99 percent would bring their catch back with them and clean them right at the station. No law just common sense fishing.
  5. Seneca lake new marina

    The buffalo small boat harbor is run by the Niagara transportation authority. They sucked the taxpayers dry for their new harbor. They tried to copy the same setup they have down in western Ohio now around Port Clinton. Buffalo waterfront is too small to have a harbor like that. I hope the city of Geneva use a little common sense if they do decide to build a new marina. Keep it small about 50 slips. My wife and I use the walking trail all the time when we are here.
  6. Seneca lake new marina

    It’s a dirty shame the state is letting the Sampson marina rust away. We need state money here. Yesterday they had a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new high class cabins they just built here. I didn’t go to the ceremony my wife did. They had all the big shots there promoting their new cabins. I’m glad I didn’t go. They would have thrown me out. I would let them all know how I feel about wasting 3 million of our money on new cabins we don’t need here when the rest of the park needs major repair money to upgrade this place. I guess we can expect this kind of thinking when we have a bunch of morons from the left spending our money. We need a new way of thinking in New York State. The Geneva water front is city money. So far I think they have done a very nice job trying to improve their waterfront. Do we really need a new marina when they have one up there now? They need something big to draw a lot of people to the area. This lake needs a marina half way down the lake. My wife did say something to them about the Sampson marina. They said they are trying to do something about the Sampson problem. they sure are trying when they just spent 3 million on 10 new cabins. The friend of Sampson was there too. 25 years now we have been trying to get state money to improve this marina. It’s still rusting away in very deplorable condition. 3 million could have gone a long way around here updating this park like roads new stone in the camping area tree cutting and improvements around the campground.
  7. Check your leaf springs lol

    Who knows what caused this accident here. It could be an overloaded trailer. I see a lot of undersized trailers on the road today. Boat dealers sell undersized trailers all the time to help keep the cost down. Buying an undersized trailer is the worst thing you can put under your boat. You are looking for trouble. Be leave me I see a lot of them on the road today. I oversize my trailer one thousand pounds. First thing you must know. The weight of you boat when its empty. Then the weight of your motor and kicker if you use one. Add the weight of your gas with a full tank and all your gear for the boat. If your trailer is rated for 3 thousand pounds and you boat load is close to this number. Your trailer will handle this load for a few years. But over time your trailer will began to weaken a little. One way to look for trailer problems. Look at your tires. If they show abnormal ware on them. This is a warning. Most boaters over look this. Its an accident waiting to happen. Spend the extra dollars for an over size trailer. Your money ahead. I don’t think broken springs caused this accident. It so easy to spot broken springs. Look on the side of one. You can see them broken. The trailer spring u bolt is the part you must check once a year. If its loose tighten it or replace it. Check the bolt on top of it. Broken u bolts cause broken trailer springs. You have to check them. Go to a truck stop with your boat and get it weighed. You might be a little surprised to see how much weight you are overloaded.
  8. Sampson looked better last week. Same conditions at launch ramp. Logs and debris. Who knows when the state will come in and clean it out.
  9. Seneca Sampson

    What we need here is Donald Trump. This guy knows how to do business. He would get us a nice marina and campground for under budget and built on time. Those two woman that came here have no idea whats going on. These two woman like to talk.
  10. Seneca Sampson

    All this place needs is a little dredging minor patch up around the marina and weed control and we could bring back the boaters. People have complained about the conditions of this marina now for 25 years. The state could care less. They drove out the boaters here. I use to keep my boat here too. The slip on the far north west corner. It sits now empty with weeds and a rotten dock. Who do you blame. Not the people that keep their boats here. The state. The slip you have your boat in now has change owners about 3 times the last 25 years. We saw this problem coming. Nothing got done about it because nobody cares. This is the best area on the lake to have a nice marina. We have some of the best fishing on the lake too. You don’t have to travel very far to find fish. A lake this size needs a marina in its mid section. We have the campground to bring in the people too. Fix the marina and boaters will come back and rent a slip. The campground is going down the same road too. This area needs a lot of money. Look what they did. Build 10 high class cabins so the people can come from all around the state to sip a little wine here. We sure have a bunch of stupid politicians in our state. All they know is tax the balls off the people. I had a post up about Allegheny state park with all the money they put in this park. There not done yet. They plan to put in over 10 million to dredge red house lake and build a new dam there too. This is tax payers money. What kind of money do they draw there to justify the cost for this project. Just campers. Somebody is playing politics here. Its time we all wake up and take a good look at all of them. If other areas of the state can get money we should too. A marina and campground pays for itself.
  11. Seneca Sampson

    I see no problem launching a 21ft boat. Be careful walking on the dock and securing your boat to the dock. The docks need major repair. You can see a lot when the marina is empty. Its time to fix this place or close it up. Safety first.
  12. Seneca Sampson

    Sampson I was down at the marina today to check out the condition of the launch ramp. dock looked warped and rotten. Water level in marina was low. Not a boat on the lake. I walked around the marina to check the condition of the place. This place is looking very deplorable to dock a boat hear. I wonder how long the state will keep this marina open. If we don’t see some improvement soon I don’t think this place will survive another winter. All the years I have been coming here this is the worst condition I have seen this marina. The new high class cabins are coming along nicely but the park roads took another set back from another winter. I got to get my buddy to get his boat out soon before I get snowed in. Today looked nice to be out there. High 63. 8 inches of snow the other day is almost gone now. What a screwy winter here. Over 100 inches of snow. I wonder what march will bring. My bees were out today looking for food. I had them up at the house looking for a snack. I think I will put out some feed for them tomorrow. Very strong hives for this time of year. Buds on the trees already.
  13. Seneca Sampson Marina News

    This park needs a lot of money for major improvement. The roads are deplorable. The plumbing system needs major improvement through out the Park. We could use better rest rooms too. Tree cutting and new gravel put in the campsites. The money they wasted on building 15 new high class cabins is a waste of money. They could have used it for major park repairs. The park across Sampson has cabins rentals. They hardly fill them up. The cabins Sampson has now only fill up during the weekend. Its New York State. We have to expect this kind of thinking from our elected officials. I don’t care what anybody thinks. Its all political. Have you been to Allegheny state park lately. The state pored millions into this park. Years ago the finger lakes region had the political pull to get state money. Today its different. I think its time the people that live in this part of New York State take a good look at your elected officials. If they cant come up with some state money for marina and campground improvement. Vote them out and put in new people that will represent our interest. If we cant get the money. New York City will spend it on crap they don’t need.
  14. Every 20 years our state constitution comes up for a vote. I think next year we can order the state to rewrite the constitution. We need more yes votes than no votes. Vote yes for a new state constitution. The Cadillac approach or nothing is a big joke. what do they want here. its a dirty shame to let this place rust away now.
  15. Seneca Saturday report

    I still have a young heart too, but I listen to what my body tells me to do now. Anybody that takes medication and fishes in the hot sun all day is looking for trouble. I remember when I had to take the old guys off the lake early because he wasn’t feeling right. Now I know what he felt like.