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  1. swambach

    AR-15 (.223) ammo for deer?

    I know it's not what you asked, but have you considered building a new upper in a larger caliber? (E.g. a 6.8 spc) You can use everything you already have in the lower
  2. swambach

    Canandaigua 9/9/17

    North end around 150 to 200 foot of water
  3. swambach

    Canandaigua 9/9/17

    Your experience on the lake matches mine from Friday. Lots of marks, lots of bait but no bites.
  4. swambach

    Canandaigua Canandaigua 8/25

    Thanks Ted!
  5. swambach

    Canandaigua Canandaigua 8/25

    Thanks! The bigger one hit like a hammer and was very acrobatic. Leaped a few times getting it back to the boat. Bent the treble hook too
  6. swambach

    Canandaigua Canandaigua 8/25

    I wasn't targeting them, no. Really just went out to get on the boat and figured I would try the gamblers. Today was actually my first time using them. Chalk it up to luck, but it was fun!
  7. swambach

    Canandaigua Canandaigua 8/25

    Yes, North end launch. Bait clouds are crazy too at about 60 feet down
  8. Canandaigua 8/25 Haven't been out in a long time so I took the day off. Headed out at 6:30 and lines in around 7. First rainbow at 7:30 next around 9. Both on gamblers on dipsy and jet divers out 230 over 200. First around 4 pounds next seemed around 7? No scale on board
  9. Canandaigua North End Launch How is the state launch at the north end? Any docks in yet? Water level? I'm thinking of taking Friday off and getting the boat out for the first time this year.
  10. swambach

    Bird barrel for 870?

    I did this same thing a couple years ago, try cheaperthandirt.com. Midwayusa (as mentioned above) is also good It is cheaper to buy a new barrel rather than a whole new gun. You can get Remington factory barrels and I believe Mossberg makes barrels for the 870 too. Either should work, though I stayed with a factory barrel
  11. swambach

    Teak wood

    Also (or instead of Pittsford Lumber) take a look at Lakeshore Hardwoods in Victor. Cheaper prices and not as snooty http://www.lakeshorehardwoods.com/
  12. swambach

    seneca lake

    I was there on saturday on the north end. Tons of bait (like the finder screen was lit up with them) but nothing large and no takers on live bait. It was too rough for riggers and I wasn't sure where to go either being only my second time on that lake. I'd like to give it another try though
  13. swambach

    Lund boat canvas

    Good info, however I've found that a few different companies make the canvas. It all depends on your model and the year (as I suspect their suppliers change from time to time)... As an example, my 1875 Crossover has Dowco canvas and I think I've seen at least one other brand of supplier. As an additional option for folks, check out greatlakesskipper.com . Their stock rotates often, but I found "sport tops" for my boat there for a fraction of the dealer prices. They have lots of other accessories as well. Edit for you, copperpin: http://greatlakesskipper.com/lund-16-17-18-predator-1825-rebel-gray-boat-snap-in-side-curtains-1997368-set-of-2
  14. swambach

    Softwood Tree Identification Video

    Nicely done and informative, thanks for doing this!
  15. swambach

    Twins go perch fishing.

    Sounds like they had a great time! I'm looking forward to when my twins (aged 2) are old enough to go out with me. My older daughter (aged 5) just started getting interesting in fishing in our neighborhood pond last year. I want to take her out on the boat this summer. I still remember going out with my father and his friend when I was young. We'd water the lawn the day before and head out at night to catch nightcrawlers for the next day's trip. Lots of fun!