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  1. I dont see a location on my mobile device. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Regarding shooting from just off the road..... I was a Sportsmans Education Instructor for the DECs hunter safety program for awhile. This is going back maybe 15 yrs. At the time we were teaching that you couldn't shoot from the maintained portion of the road. That included the shoulder, drainage ditches or any part maintained, which includes areas mowed by the highway department. I suspect each Officer is going to have a different threshold of where they will ticket. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I make some of my own spinners. As far as sizing goes...... In my experience each body and blade maker seems to have their own ideas about size. Unfortunately, I have found that the only good solution is to buy a variety of sizes and see what works well together when you've got them all on front of you. Most of the time I've found that the bodies are sold by weight (and they are reasonably accurate) and the blades by size. No 2 makers have the same size 2 for instance though. Best I can say is buy the weight body you want and then use a blade that is as long as the body. That seems to give mine the best balance. And twirl them in your fingers at various points during assembly. They should hang down straight and twirl straight. If they wobble when you twirl them they wont spin right in the water. Tweek them as needed to get them to twirl straight in your fingers. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. In my opinion, it is a complete waste of energy to complain about people keeping tigers and pike in waters that are not being managed as trophy fisheries. And not all lakes should be managed as trophy fisheries. If it bothers you, You are better off fishing other waters that are managed as trophy fisheries. This is not unlike the people who complain about anglers keeping trout in the tribs. The DEC is managing it with the expectation that a percentage of caught fish are kept. Its only a problem because of your expectations. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. 44 mag killed alot of deer for me. Hit them where you are supposed to and it does the job. For squirrels, I would want a target grade 22. Squirrels are small targets. Lots of options. Mine is a Marvel target 22 upper on a 1911 frame.
  7. What kind of distances do you expect to shoot? I used a .44 mag Ruger Redhawk in cover for years. No complaints at all with that combination. But if I were expecting 100yd shots I'd have chosen differently.
  8. weave

    Catfish

    It varies a bit depending on exactly where you are and even which side of the river you are fishing from. Set it high and if you get a clean drift keep setting it lower until you are indicating bottom. Depending on where you are when you start...... try 3' and go from there. Most of the fishing I was doing was in 4.5-5' of water.
  9. weave

    Catfish

    If they tasted like cream ale I'd keep every one of them!
  10. weave

    Catfish

    Boggle, i was down there this morning. We were fishing from a boat, but upstream of the island. Lots of small cats, a couple 4-5lb'ers. And a bonus walleye. Bite turned off completely once the sun was shining down in the gorge. If you dont mind a ton of 12" fish to find a couple bigger ones, it is worth another trip. Bring lots of nightcrawlers.
  11. weave

    Catfish

    You'll find alot of smaller fish but there are some big fish in there. The trick is to set your float so the bait is just off bottom. Otherwise. Snag city. Lots of bait stealers in there too. Im assuming it is chubs.
  12. weave

    Catfish

    There are at least a couple still in there.....
  13. weave

    Catfish

    I'll second Genny around Seth Green. And float fishing for them. Float nightcrawlers JUST off bottom. Might even get lucky and hook a walleye....
  14. I'll second the moth balls idea. we had neighborhood cat problems. Mothballs in the gardens was effective in keeping them away.
  15. Sale of fish using a recreational license sure got a lot of responses.
  16. Love it! Would love to see a tributary section as well!
  17. I'm a land lubber. Here more for the trib information. I see busy boat launches when I am at the piers. If you guys think the lake needs more attention, I'm not in a place to suggest otherwise. Just thought I'd throw the thought out there.
  18. Be careful what you ask for. Do you really want all that attention on this fishery, and the crowds that will come after?
  19. I'm a pier guy. Year round. No boat, but a love of fishing Lake Ontario. I fish mostly at Point Breeze. I'm there most Saturdays that work allows at dawn from April until October. What was most striking to me this Summer was the reduction of fry and fingerlings around the piers. Every Summer I see huge schools of fry and fingerlings at various times in late Spring and Summer. I don't recall seeing much of that at all this past Summer. I don't know what species of fish I'm usually seeing, but I saw very few of them this past season. I don't know if it is the last two winters, gobies, or what, but not seeing all those small fish around troubles me.
  20. Cormorants are a federally protected species. The state couldn't create a hunting season for them if it wanted to.
  21. Beer nut, here. My preferences are in the big flavors. IPA's, Belgian styles, big continental lagers, etc.. Used to organize a small beer festival in my town. Tons of work but man did I have beer to take home at the end of the event!
  22. weave

    Oak

    East side. On the end for awhile then moved down about 20' on the lake side.
  23. Hey folks, Land lubber here. Grew up fishing Lake Erie, Niagara River, and Chautauqua Lake with my father. For unexplained reasons stopped fishing for a good 15-18 years. Picked it back up again 3 years ago. I'm a shore fisherman these days. Mostly off the piers at Point Breeze and in the Niagara Gorge. Don't like the changes I see on the Oak near the dam. Not like the old days for sure. Came here for the fishing reports. Lots of good tips here. I'll chime in once in awhile when I get out. Might be a fishing kayak in my near future. Been doing alot of window shopping lately.
  24. weave

    Oak

    I think we may have spoke briefly on Sunday morning. I was on the pier. It was a slow morning. Tried about everything I brought for awhile. I picked up one smallie and lost another. Was rather surprised that I couldn't get a sheep interested. It seems like things have been slower than last year at the mouth all season so far. At least its been that way for me so far.
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