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Everything posted by sawbelliesam

  1. Personally, I like to hold my fish close to my body for pictures, so that you can have a better idea of the actual size.
  2. You are all over thinking this. This is an old fish that lived as long as it did because no one caught it. There's a lot of water out there. You can't catch them all, and many will never strike a lure. He just didn't get caught until he did. Again, that's an old fish.
  3. As I stated in a previous post, that fish is older than you think. Much older. I have talked with DEC in the past about this very thing. Hopefully there will be some enlightenment regarding this fish. I'm still thinking 40ish or older.
  4. Lakers in Lake Ontario grow bigger faster than Finger Lakes Lakers. IMO, that fish was north of 40 years old.
  5. I fish these lakes fine with my 16' er and 10horse motor. If you fished this lake once 30 years ago, I'm impressed that you could be such an authority. Just sayin'.
  6. Water temperature. Yes, it's best the first week.
  7. As you stated, the creek is unusually low right now. The trout run up the creek from the lake to spawn, and then return to the lake. They have pretty much done that. Very few if any left in the creek at this point. The small fish that you are catching were born the previous spring and will move to the lake later in the year. Those fish are the future of the fishery, so I try to avoid them. You might want to try Naples creek. There may be a few more fish that haven't returned to the lake. Good luck.
  8. What they are thinking is what to do about the low level of success regarding the brown trout stocking in Canadice lake. It has been robust in recent years, with a very low catch rate. The forage fish population is good, so they're not sure why there is such a low harvest rate. It's a put and take fishery except for the lakers. Perhaps they'll consider rainbows again, or maybe landlocks. Just speculating.
  9. Yes. Though the docks weren't in as of last week.
  10. Is there something we can do collectively as LOU members as a form of protest? Perhaps a petition that could be signed on this site? Just a thought. This is maddening.
  11. I agree with Les. I'm on here because of the wonderful insight of so many as it relates to fishing. I don't agree with the opinion posted, but let's think about drifting some egg sacks!
  12. Thanks for your input fisherman21. I think you're right.
  13. April is coming, and I love fishing for finger lakes tributary rainbows. Been doing it for 40 or more years, tie my own spawn sacks, but I'd like to hear from some others that love this type of fishing. So, I have always believed in hiding my hook in my presentation when applicable, ie worms and egg sacks. I catch a few bows in the tribs, but I miss more than that. I see some guys walking the creeks with what looks like an egg sack hooked through the mesh only. This would prevent damaging eggs and getting a better hook set, but is less stealthy. Any thoughts?
  14. What a great story. Darn near teared up. Thanks for sharing. GO BUCS!
  15. Please remove this political post. Another dog and pony show for a person who is the biggest joke in the country.
  16. sawbelliesam

    Canandaigua Fleas

    I read a post on a non finger lakes thread, and it implied that the fleas were already present on Canadaigua. Does anyone have a report on this.
  17. The Carhartt Store on 5&20 has minnows. Call first to be sure.
  18. Launched a 16" sea nymph there a week ago. Better with a dock, but not a problem.
  19. Thanks fish, but I'd love to know how I put it on my favs, finger lakes only. I appreciate your reply. That's one of the things that I enjoy about this site. Sorta like a family.
  20. Hey guys, really stupid question. I have LOU Finger Lakes discussion in my favorites and I look forward to clicking on it every morning. I told my buddy to put the finger lakes discussion on his favorites, bur he can't find just the finger lakes link. I have it.... just can't tell him how to get it.
  21. I don't have a clue, but thank you for the report and the best you could do with a description. I look forward to hearing some opinions.
  22. I'll take your word for it. I'm not seeing them, but then again I sometimes see things that AREN'T there, so I'm sure it's me or my monitor.
  23. Shaped like a rainbow, head like a rainbow, but the tail looks a little to forked, and I'm not seeing any spots on the tail, even with a magnifying glass. Does have a lamprey scare though.
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