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krux5506

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  1. I'm in the same boat as you, but really the dog days of summer are my least favorite times to bass fish except for early morning. I can go out on my home port for 5 hours and end up with 4 fish. Between getting the boat ready, waking up early, getting everything together and going out in the hot sun, it can get pretty daunting and just frustrating. I said a couple weeks ago I was done in the bays until we get into September and the water starts coming down in temp. Lake O is worth focusing on more during summer than any of the bays.
  2. Yes and I think it opened about a week ago
  3. smallmouth are good but I have kept one in the past 20 years or so, and that was last year. I'd rather C&R
  4. I was surprised the Coast Guard didn't even check the date of my flares when I was stopped.
  5. Damn I should've read more than 2 out of the 4 pages.
  6. Does any local PD or NYS PD really have the right to do random checks on the water with no probable cause? I know the Coast Guard to be the only law enforcement agency (in NY) with this right - to stop you for whatever reason at all. If any other water patrol is able to do that, that's news to me. I was stopped in 2017 in Fair Haven by the Coast Guard for a "safety check" and it was quick and easy, probably because I had everything. They give you a paper that says everything checks out and it's good for 1 year, in case you get stopped again you just show them that. The Cayuga County Sheriffs have been out a lot this year, though I've never seen them do boat checks of any sort whatsoever.
  7. Kayak fish the canal - believe it or not there's pretty decent bass fishing throughout the canal and it can be a fun summer time spot. All I really do is jig along the rock lines, it's some of the easiest bass fishing you can do but I've never really fished through Brockport so I can't say how good it would be around there. I'd recommend registering and posting this same question to bassresource.com. This board's bass section is pretty dead. Bass Resource is way more active and has a lot of people from our area regularly posting. Other than that, get out and explore your new area. That's half the fun.
  8. Finally dumped my boat in this past Sunday, launched at turtle cove which was tricky. Kinda surprised it's still open. Easy enough with my 17' Lund but anyone else with bigger boats probably would wanna launch at LSI or the state launch if it's still open.
  9. lol, yeah, that's how business works, you ARE doing them a favor by buying their product. Jokes aside, I think both Mystery and Lucky kinda suck. I guess they make a decent gift for a fishermen if you buy a 3 month subscription or something but most of the stuff in each box is crap I really wouldn't buy. It's nice to try different stuff, but most of that different stuff for me just ends up sitting in a tackle bag forever.
  10. I'd be more worried about the west barrier/pier buckling and all that damage. Not good!!!!!
  11. krux5506

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    Nice fish, it's tough to surpass even the 5lb mark around here. Congrats!
  12. Did you get out there? How was it? Last time I fished it was a couple weeks ago for a tournament and got a 19.5 lb bag for 4th place. 1st was near 23lb, Tournament lunker was a 5.35 lber. We fished shallow the whole day, as in 10-12ft, sometimes shallower. All fish from 12 boats weighed in were smallmouth. Most guys were fishing deep but if they are shallow I'll always opt for that instead. It was a good testament to the smallie fishing being alive and well despite what plenty of people on this board have claimed.
  13. I really have no reason to make anything up, I already stated that I like the owners and their shop but that conversation 3 or so years ago is what made me go elsewhere for service. I wasn't going in there to argue with anyone, I was inquiring as a customer what I wanted done with my boat, which literally was to upgrade my trolling motor to a 24v and thus needing two 12volt trolling motor batteries rigged in a series along with heavier gauge wire from the TM to batteries... I was told by one of those twins that I needed a 24volt battery to power a 24v trolling motor. I said no, that does not exist, hence the 12v series. He then told me "well I dunno, all i ever see is 12v trolling motors".... They've since become an authorized Minn Kota repair center - That's great, I'm sure they've learned a lot since I first went there when they were starting out, and I'm not being sarcastic. As far as you claiming I'm trying to be a YouTube hero...WTF are you talking about? Are you suggesting that because they didn't understand a 24v trolling motor at the time that I should've done it myself, even as a potential customer who was trying to pay to have it done? I'm not an expert dude, but I certainly know more now than I did the first season of having my first boat, and quite honestly with bigger upgrades I'd rather pay an expert to do the work. What exactly is wrong with that?
  14. the general consensus from bass fishermen or lets say those who primarily target bass is that the smallmouth fishing has improved since the gobie infestation. That is what I hear from most guys, I haven't totally come to that conclusion myself aside from the quality vs quantity aspect, and again any of these tournaments that start on a bay but include the lake are practically always won with smallmouth, not largemouth from the bays. I wouldn't have issue with pushing out the opening day by a couple weeks, but I would leave the catch & release as is.
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