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  1. I’ll second moving somewhere commutable to two metro areas. Living within commuting distance to both Rochester and Buffalo had been advantageous for me. I’ve seen 3 plant closures and never had to collect an unemployment check. Close to lots of good fishable water, open spaces or in town depending on your preference, and low traffic. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. I thought this draft was passed for this fishing season. I seem to recall an email from DEC with the new panfish regs for smaller lakes like Honeoye, Silver, etc. but I don’t see these new regs listed in the DEC guide. Does anyone else recall an email confirm ing this was implemented? Am I not seeing the correct section on the regs? Or is crappies still 9” and bluegills no size restriction? Or is my memory shot? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. I talked to them for a bit. It was their first time with a boat that big. They had no idea where the ramp ended. Learning experience. They were also way overloading their tow vehicle. I half expected them not to be able to pull everything back up out of the water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I recall reading something a long time ago (maybe a Saunders Fishing Guide) indicating that the problem with stocking in I creek was that predation in the bay was way too high for the stockings to be sustainable. I Bay was determined to be to big a gauntlet for those fish to run. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Kayaking definitely forces a level of simplicity due to space. That's not a bad thing. It does limit where and when you can go to some extent. Again, not a bad thing. You find alternatives to appreciate. I went the kayak route because I don't have storage room for a boat and I didn't want the maintenance that comes with a motor. I really appreciate the opportunities I've gotten to fish the big waters with freinds with boats, but I've also enjoyed the heck out of exploring some of our smaller lakes and waterways. And because I'm mostly fishing less pressured areas the fishing itself can often be more peaceful too. About the only drawback I've experienced besides limits on where/when I can fish is the lack of respect I sometimes get at the boat ramp. I trailer my yak and use the launch just like the big boys. I treat it just like I'm launching a full sized boat. Stage and prep, then get in line to launch. Launch, get parked and hustle out of the way. But I find I'm often invisible to them and they sometimes push in when I am clearly launching/loading. Fortunately that is a minority though.
  6. Was there when you launched. I was in the yak just downstream from the launch. He got it out with an assist from the town with a crane. His lucky day. No way that was coming out without some serious assistance. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Watched a guy drop his trailer off the end of the ramp this afternoon. Lucky for him the town was there with a crane. It was a huge trailer. No way a few guys were lifting it back up on the ramp. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Maiden voyage tomorrow if the rain holds off. Started kayak fishing 3 years ago. Love it. Upgraded to this Nucanoe Pursuit. Not sure which trib mouth I’m dropping her into tomorrow. Staying in the trib. Looks a bit breezy to give the lake a try.
  9. Longspurs, do you use a dry suit? The only thing that kept me off the water today is the cold water temps. I have a Nucanoe Pursuit. Its a very stable boat. I don't really expect to swim, but the possibility and lack of a dry suit keeps me out until the waters warm.
  10. I mounted mine through a scupper hole. There are alot of diy ideas on youtube. Pick one that matches your application. My scupper holes are located so they are in a high spot in the hull so even though the xducer is not flush mounted it is still tucked up and is at minimal risk to get hit in shallow water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I use mostly older shad shaped deep diving baits, old Rapala shad raps, Berkeley flicker shads, CC Shads, Bagely deep diving shad baits, wall e divers, old Hot N tots. I've got a pretty good collection so I'm not in hurry to buy a bunch of new $10 crank baits. They all seem to work. I pick based on how deep I want to run. They all run at a little different depths. I try to maintain 2mph with these, but mostly I watch the rod tip while I paddle. As long as the rod tip is gently vibrating to the lure action my speed is about right. Another thing you can try that has worked for me. Kayaks drift pretty readily in a breeze. If you don't mind letting the breeze choose your direction, tie a heavy sinker on a 3 way set up and run a shallow diving stick bait or a crawler harness off the other swivel with about a 5' leader and drop it to the depth you want to fish. Let the wind do the trolling. The deeper you want to fish, and the faster the drift, the heavier the weight you'll need. I've used this method with a crawler harness to target walleyes if I can maintain a 1.5-2.0 mph drift.
  12. I troll a bit in my yak, not in the Finger Lakes though. Getting line out with a paddle kayak is challenging. It works for me if I’m using a spinning reel. Of course no line counter that way. I’ve marked my braided line in 10’ increments so I have a pretty good idea how much line I have out. Getting line out requires resistance or weight. Depending on where I am and what I’m targeting that usually means either a deep diving crankbait or line weights. With either one, open the bail and start paddling. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Thanks for linking that survey. Just filled it out. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Thanks for the info. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Not to jump on someone else’s thread, but... I trailer my kayak. Its too big and heavy for me to drag much, so I typically use boat launches. Are there any launches, even rough launches, at either of these lakes to accommodate a trailered kayak? Very much interested in expanding the waters I fish in, but need the ability to at least back the trailer up near the shoreline to launch/load. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I love sushi. Simple freezing isn’t sufficient though. From everything I have read, You have to get the fish down to the temps used in commercial and flash freezers and hold it there for a period of time. Residential freezers don’t get that cold. No way in hell I would try it with freshwater fish. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Ray, get on your county government website and look at the budget. Now divide that number by the number of people in Wyoming County. And don’t forget to subtract all the retirees and children not paying taxes. And then you tell me with a straight face that you aren’t being subsidized. Of course you are. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. Ray, you probably don’t want to hear it, by NYC money comes out here, not the other way around. And Wyoming County in particular is a net receiver of tax money, not a giver. Your county gets way more than it gives. Way more. I don’t like the NYC politics any more than you, but facts are facts. Western NY, especially the rural counties, are the hands out counties in this state, not the counties in NYC. You benefit way more than you realize. Roads, bridges, school budgets. The NY Troopers keeping the peace in your town because you can’t fund a local force. Etc etc. Without NYC dollars we’d live in one of the poorest states in the nation. Insects. Ugh. The extreme hate for folks with a different perspective is unfortunate. They are all people too. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Somebody should probably tell the entirety of the medical community that they’ve been hoodwinked and that what they are seeing and experiencing is a vast left wing media hoax. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. It's a good thing auto accidents aren't contagious.
  21. You are willing to gamble with your own health. Sure, you're problem I guess. But the other problem is, by being out and about you are gambling with everyone you encounter's health too. And that's not cool. You could easily be one of the people that get the virus and have little to no symptoms. And then you spread it around to people who just might get very sick. Stop being so damned selfish. Here is the thing. Every time one of us go on a solo fishing trip, the frequency we stop for gas goes up. Stop for bait goes up. Stop for snacks, whatever goes up. I'm dying to get out on the water, but I just can't justify creating an unneeded opportunity to expose or be exposed. So for now, we take frequent walks and try not to go nuts. The last thing I want to do is be the one that brings this thing home because I was being selfish.
  22. I've got a 13' SOT fishing kayak that I use in small lakes. I bought it with the thought of launching it on Lake O on dead calm days, but I have to admit, the big water has been too intimidating to me. Maybe it's old age, but I can't get comfortable with the idea. Looks like you guys had a blast.
  23. We’ve been staying there for almost 10 yrs now. Always clean in our experience. They have a small swimming area and a small playground. And the owners hide painted rocks for the kids to hunt down and find. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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