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  1. Hmmm your current setup sounds like it should put fish in boat.  I would suggest a change in location or presentation issue.  I run a Jackson big tuna and my favorite kayak water is cannonsville reservoir.  Do some homework before you go but in my humble opinion the best kayak water in New York.  Small crowds due to the extra steam cleaning, lack of launches ( walk ins only), extra permitting and its a row boat/kayak only BIG MFING lake  but well worth it. Your 12' is perfect setup but be careful as its a big lake and you don't see to many people if you needed help. Can be a wind tunnel but that's everywhere.  I see your in a sit in and a self rescue can be more difficult then sit on.  ADDING A RUDDER TO YOUR SETUP WILL GREATLY AID YOU IN TROLLING IN WIND AND DISPEYS on all bodies of water.  Doesn't have to be store bought or even foot controlled something to keep you in straight line.  I normally run lead core, spoon and sticks.  I've seen a few running corks and alewives but live baits a pain.  If trout aren't biting the green carp (smallmouth) are everywhere on the rocks. Pan fish are my secret you'll have to find your own lol. Visibility is up to 20' but rains will change it.  I actually think the alternating paddling strokes help with trolling over an electric or kicker motor giving bait presentations a more erratic action. With a rudder you can play with stroke timing more as your not fighting to keep boat on course. Put  a lure on the side of your boat and watch it as you paddle to see the different actions you can do with different stroke counts. Again do your homework plenty of information on it with launch options.  You'll have to carry in your kayak no true launches but walk in spots. Check before you go it normally closes in October.  My kayaks 120 lbs loaded so i run wheels as the walk in spots are a ways off the road. Hope this helps .................

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  2. My favorite tried and true method is to have binoculars on your boat and look for the guys sitting stationary hooping and hollering cranking in fish.  I then motor over and tie up to their boat and proceed to fish................works every time! Offering a cold refreshment alleviates any ill will most of the time.:-D 

     

    To be serious trusting your equipment and identifying the bait and Lakers feeding on bottom is what I've found works best for me. More time finding and less time jigging dead water.  I started using a new fish finder and sometimes its just an empty screen.  I thought it was broke and couldn't get anymore sensitivity out of it until i started finding real marks.   I had a really old Lowrance that no matter where i went i would always mark fish. With the new fish finder its really put more confidence for me marking true marks of bait and fish and less erroneous readings.  I have more willingness now to do a bit more time looking and searching for bait and fish before wetting a line. I usually run out and mark 3 or 4 good spots.   I then try to put a time limit  30 minutes or so on a location which can be hard when you know they just aren't biting but again finding active fish will load a boat faster. 

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  3. I was just pickin i had friends up in 3 of the boats Saturday.  It seems fishermen can completely disappear from the internet for posting to many perch or Oneida walleye reports. 😁

  4. When you are using side or down imaging in shallow trolling does the screen just go black when you get past 125'?  I thought SI would not be worth it while trolling but DI to......this thing probably gonna be a $700 flasher.....

  5. The post above did.....

    no one ever said hundreds of jobs.  Also there seems to be focus on the bitcoin aspect.  that part is more or less irrelevant bitcoing mining put simply is a program that is running on a series of servers.  that part is not the key here what is key is those computers require power and that is what the plant would be used to provide the plant itself would require a staff of some sort to keep it running.  maybe its a dozen people but that is not exactly a populous area so a dozen jobs is significant.   yes there would contractors in and out at times as well but contractors make a living doing short jobs large and small so anything that produces those contracts is important to there economy  if every job that took a week or less disappeared than a large percentage of contractors would go out of business.  As far as pollution the big concern is thermal pollution.  the water would be used primarily for cooling in one form or another as long as the temperature is not to high it can benefit the fishery overall even with large swings as the lake itself still provides a fairly stable fall back as well as the stream above the discharge.  
    algae blooms happen and are not by default bad in fact they can be an important source of food at the bottom of the food chain.  That said abnormal nutrient loads can lead to "harmful" algae blooms or blooms of organisms that produce toxins most notably botulism.  to some extent even these blooms can be a normal and natural occurrence.   A lake like Seneca is typically low in nutrients and in that scenario a warm water discharge cannot cause a bloom as there is no food for the algae.  Nutrient loading is by far the bigger cause of blooms that are abnormal in size or frequency.  
     
    In many cases the photo period is also more important for good algae growth which is why you dont see them in the winter months even in warm water discharges.   Running the power plant is very unlikely to cause any change the algae grown unless some additional form of pollution is added to the runoff.  
    i do however think that air pollution could be a concern as a turbine that is that inefficient will require a lot more fuel to generate the desired electricity.  Though natural gas is a fairly clean burning source it is not perfect and there are some emissions.
     
     
      


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  6. Hundreds of jobs no way my 850 mw plant only employs 35 Full time plus outages in spring and fall with 200-300 contractors for support. This was a 200 mw facility in coal days and now around 109 converted to gas turbine plus 20 mws for computers. Cooling all the computers has to be high discharge temp. Its not walk away technology there will always be maintenance they are looking at increasing mega watts to 500 plus by 2025 my guess would be new york taxes will chase em out. Bitcoin computers need cheap cooling from what I've read. Tax incentive?

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  7. Launched my 21 footer out Allan Treman marine park last Sunday waters come up a bit since then it was shallow but doable. May be to far south for you.  I was thinking about fishing it to Saturday winds on Friday showing gusts up to 40mph.  Hoping they don't carry into Saturday.

  8. My point is your water and air are not any cleaner hence alga blooms and a power plant opening up is the easiest thing to point the blame when the real reason is all of the other pollution such as runoff we want to look past. I fish Erie and walnut creek its 4.5 hour drive vs 1.5 to Cayuga and an 1 hour to Seneca. I fish a jet boat on the Susquehanna as well and ice fish all year. I also fish Tioga/Hammond and Cowansque. As well as Oneida and Cannonsville.  I have not fished the Allegheny but would like to wanna go? New york is 15.7% water vs PA 2.8%. Smaller state easier to get to all that super clean water LOL.  I will get of my computer as this conversation is detracting from original poster sorry you took offense.  Look at some of Washington states policies on stream pollutants and runoff issues affecting salmon and trout fisheries spawning locations for a good read.  

  9. I always thought algae blooms were a result of high nitrogen runoff and other chemicals from fertilizers and such.  Frogger during the 80s-90s you spoke of the fishermen congregating around the warm water?  During that time was there a higher percentage of algae blooms? I guess its probably hard compare.  In Tampa it was terrrible to see the algae bloom come in and wipe out parts of the bay, Redfish and snook would be dead everywhere. So sad.  Hope that doesn't happen.  Do algae blooms kill lampreys? Just being trying to stay positive.

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