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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. How deep is it roughly? How far up should I set my float?

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    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.

  7. Do u keep the walleye from the Genny?? I have heard they taste like cream ale.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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....

  11. Are you kidding me Weaves?  This fishery is small compared to what it was in the 80's.  It could use more attention.  If the fishermen do not fish the lake, the fishery will not be here. 


    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.

  12. 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.  

  13. I'm fairly certain that there's not only some beer nuts, but a few beer crafters, as well. You know Kurt who caught that 33 lb laker a couple years ago on Gambell's boat? He grows hops and organizes a festival near Canandaigua.


    Why? You have something in mind? LOU Beerfest? It is that time of year...


    Yup.  I'm also a home brewer.

  14. Were you on the end on the west side ?


    East side.  On the end for awhile then moved down about 20' on the lake side.

  15. 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.

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