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Kevin J Legg

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Great job Kevin. I will have to join you soon

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It doesn't get much better than that! You guys are skilled to the highest degree. I posed a question in one of the other threads asking about alewife activity. Being the addict I am, I'll start heading up there from Syracuse soon around 1 or 2 am, hit the eyes until 8 or so, then drive back home to work. Do it quite often. Knowing if the alewives are around thick will help me maximize that time, at least for my first trip. After that I'll know. Funny thing is, they never have alewives in their stomachs when I know they must be gorging on them.Similar in Otisco.

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I seldom see alewives. Gobies are their main food but obviously will eat big prey. They do bite some after sunrise but we are generally fishing in the dark.

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In my experience, the fish digest alewives fast except for the scales.  I discovered this once when my live well was full of sand after fishing a lake with a lot of alewives.  After closer scrutiny I realized that it was not sand but very small scales puked up by my catch - I never found any fish in their stomachs when I cleaned them.  We also find crayfish in walleyes in the river but I have never caught an eye on a crayfish or know anybody who has.  I think they slurp them up and digest them slowly.

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Interesting. Upriver the alewives come in by the millions about now. On a calm night the entire river is boiling with them from 120 fow over the shipping channel all the way into shore. The eyes start to show up about that time. That's kinda why I've asked some questions in past posts about how you guys target the eyes at other times of the year. I'm almost certain the population I target is following those alewives in from the lake and eventually back out. I don't think there is a significant resident population year round in the upper River although the river structure and current is ideal. If they are there year round I've yet to locate them. Observations based on many years of hardcore SLR addiction :)

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Nice work guys! You deserve em! Been a while since I had a limit with that avg! The bait is in the fish are in but it's been pretty tough here...especially if you aren't seasoned at it

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Great work, gentlemen. The alewives are in right now around clayton according to my friend who fishes perch nearly every day. The perch have been feeding on them.

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True topwater action finally...and you guys really got me me seriously wired with your fish and Brent you were right about your spot!

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Went out from 1230 to 130 solo last night and got 1 6 pounder...pic in the net was cool so I thought I'd share.

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