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  1. Lucky13

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    None of this has any impact on the level on the water in either Lake Ontario or Lake Erie. There is no control for water flow in the Niagara River, the power plant just moves the water through a different channel, it still ends up back in the river, and then in the lake, and any storage is insignificant in relation to the total flow of the Niagara River.
  2. Gorgeous Fish! I am always amazed that a fish that is so beautiful this time of year comes back in 3 months as some black flabby mudshark! And that is one fine lake trout.
  3. If they open the gates too much too quickly, they flood all the homes along the St Lawrence as well, Lake St Aliice and all that.
  4. If it is not possible for a producer to remove all the toxic chemicals from their waste stream, maybe the product should not be produced. The days where part of the cost of production gets passed to the neighbors should be ancient history in NYS. This is definitely one to write to DEC about, and copy your representatives in as well.
  5. AS clear as I've ever seen it, I have never seen a need to go below 6 lb ultra green. Even in the gin clear Salmon, 6 lb ullra. I agree with you totally on the Ultra green versus floro, just to easy to break, too hard to tie knots, WAY too expensive. But I am generally swinging flies so the fish sees the fly first, maybe pinning with beads it becomes more critical.
  6. When was the Genny ever clear enough to require 2#?
  7. The last time I pulled copper was the day the spring broke on my Victrola motor! But the real old timers used to hand over hand and wrap on a spindle of some sort while playing a fish. But as perch said, watch out for those twists and kinks, they are deadly to copper.
  8. Then GL Lure maker covered 90 %. I'm with him on a quick pull and keep in contact, but I would say not a tight line, you want the lure to "flutter" back, but not just on a dropped and loose line because, as he said, most strikes come after the pull, on the "slack" portion of the action. You will quickly get a feel for this.
  9. So this minor disagreement on the technique calls for a response from Matt Ching. Are you talking about pulling copper, or wire sometimes, as it was practiced at least since the invention of the outboard motor, in the Adirondacks and Finger Lakes, as described by GL Lure maker, and then added to by others including myself, or are you talking about what are affectionately referred to by LO trollers as "junk lines," different lengths of metal line sent back on thinner dacron or other backing and then just trolled along with all the other lines, as Tyee answered to.
  10. It is a good idea to get a pair of leather gloves and wear them. You loose a little sensitivity, but it cuts way down on the wear to your hands that will occur from a few hours of pulling.
  11. I love me some good science, these guys are the best, I even know a few of them, but ~600 bux would by me three days on a Charter boat (as part of a party), or a couple of new fly rods, so I'm going to have to pass. One of the advantages of being retired and NOT emeritus.
  12. Contact Ron Ditch about what happens when you do not get a permit. And we all know that states cannot go rogue from the Feds, (except for harassing Trump and granting sanctuary to illegal immigrants. and …) After the east end shooting incident, they continued to colonize Galoo and the other islands, and the population only stabilized when DEC obtained the USF+WS permit and started oiling eggs.
  13. That gleam in his eye says he's likely entertained the thought. Just have to come up with the right language to get them through the federal procurement process. "Deep water long reach piscevorous attractor placement devices" or something like that.
  14. How many junk lines could you hang off the back of the Kaho!
  15. What Gator said, and head up Buttonwood Creek in the evening with surface lures for largemouths, likely the same up Salmon Creek when you start to get into the wetlands more. Also, if the lake is not rough, the flats just outside the bay produce smallmouths, and carp if you can get into that, early season. Also, take a look at any stormwater ponds on campus, these often get colonized by largemouths and I have seen some surprisingly big ones in relatively small ponds. You are also not that far from Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Oak Orchard FWMA, both have good spots to kayak fish.
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