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  1. I registered mine as home made.  It was a royal pain in the ass.  I had to come up with about $250 in receipts to get the DMV interested.  Bought a new wiring harness, lights, rims, tires, bearings and had a receipt for scrap metal as well.


    it can be done, but how big of a pain it will be is going to be dependent on how seriously your DMV clerk takes their job.  I’ve been told some clerks in some counties are more thorough than others.  Maybe try a nearby county instead of your county of residence.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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?

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  4. So, it wasn't you who they needed to bring a crane in to remove lol? 
    Seriously though, I can't believe somebody got a dual axel trailer stuck that badly off the ramp. My kayak bumped bottom on the hump outside of Frank's launch two weeks ago. It's good to know that somebody got in the water early. I'm still hoping for a rollout before June.

    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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. On 4/9/2021 at 11:05 AM, greenhornet73 said:

    For me fishing out of a kayak is the difference between a fly rod and a casting rod or a bow and a rifle.  It simplifies the sport and puts you closer to the water and the fish you’re hunting. Some days the simplification is more attractive than the hassles of taking the boat out and waiting in line at the launch or a fighting with a finicky motor.

    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.

  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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  10. there are porta potties at the gravel launches , both have back down gravel launches many boats launch there . 1 north end and south end at Hemlock.
    1 back down launch at Canadice East side half way down.
    no docks at all and kinda shallow when I had a 16 footer I wore waders on both lakes . I carry my kayak or drag and dump it in anywhere I can muscle that sucker to waters edge ...love it 

    Thanks for the info.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13.  people from rual NY state pay for NY city. that liberal cess pool sucks this state dry. they control our elections. this beautiful state we live in is not liberal its conservative  NY.  we have about 6 counties in this state that vote democrat. these counties all fight over who can get the free stuff from this state. on the western end we have Erie county and we have 5 other counties on the eastern end vote for these insects on the left. I live in the most conservative distract in this state Wyoming county. we can't stand these insects that run this state. we are trying to divide up this state. it could happened some day. I hope the federal gov don't bail out these 5 bankruptcy states. it would put the whole country in another Great Depression. what we need here is another Boston tea party. never give up your guns. buy more guns. comuo has no political capital to spend here. all he does is talk and take care of the special interest that keep him in power. we better get rid of him soon. I'm tired listen to him every day on his dog and phony show. its sickening. what a liar. 

    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.

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  14. 3 hours ago, thork9 said:

    Time to rise up, essential businesses, come on they are all essential, you have to work, make money feed family, really! Only 20000 died so far, over 60000 died in auto accidents last year and they didn’t shut the country down or take are autos away.

    It's a good thing auto accidents aren't contagious.


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  15. 2 hours ago, jimski2 said:

    Between both parties we are going to be stuck with a foolish old coot who is over seventy years old. We need a mandatory retirement age for all political offices everywhere. I am tired of the foolish speeches that they foist on the public when they will be in their graves.


    Amen to that.

  16. 10 hours ago, thork9 said:

    Check the stats, past five years  with flu deaths, really a lot, how many now? Not close, But they didn’t shut the country down, did they, I lost two friends in the past month  not from from the virus, I wonder if they added them? It’s not good but shut the country down, testing positive doesn’t mean your dead, a lot have had it and life’s going on,  Keep watching Coumo news and CNN, Check your hospital locally how many dying from it. Wear  your mask ,wash your hands, if you want to stay home do it be safe,  Will see in two weeks 2-300 thousand dead, then I’ll stay home if it’s true.


    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.

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