Mr. Crowley

St Lawrence River Walleye

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I use the black plastic coated 6" steel leaders when targeting northerns. When bass fishing I tie jigs directly to line which does occasionally result in breakoffs when a northern grabs it but I like to finesse fish for bass by popping and dropping the jig while retrieving and it will occasionally get fouled with the leader. 

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I'm out of state and used the NY decals.dec.ny.gov  website to order my 7-day fishing license with no problem. When I ordered my son's license, the web browser never returned and I can't print his license. It shows active in the DEC system. If we get stopped on the water by a warden would showing his license via dec website on a phone be acceptable?

 

They warn about this problem on website but don't offer a workaround. At the same time I can't purchase another license online as it says it overlaps in dates.

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Just for what it's worth. Tried to rent a boat at the Clayton marina for multiple days and

they never responded the first time. A few weeks later tried again for just one day and they  they told me no boats available.  Really poor business on their end as they would have made money off me. I would have rented for several  days at ~ 300/day.

 

Eventually I'll buy a boat when I retire and keep it up there during the summers. Renting boats is really expensive.

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Rent ur boat from seaway slips in clayton..... way cheaper, great folks to deal with, and nice little 18' crestliners. Nothing fancy but affordable and reliable.

 

 

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We've had really good luck with 20 flourocarbon for leaders for river northern which are rarely over 36 inches. And yes, sweet walleye

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Was back at it last night again, landed 5 lost 9 but bite was slower. A lot more boat traffic kept them turned off a bit I think for the daytime bite. Saw legg out there also so I feel like we were in a decent area

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Big Johnson - Do you find the bite is better when the water is calmer versus windy weather. It seems to be the case for me. I mean at 40 feet down, I'd think boat traffic wouldn't matter, unless it moves your line?

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We had more luck when it is windier and less boats, just your average boats don't bother them too much but when you have big donzis and cigerette boats blowing by doing 60 mph we noticed it killed the bite for a half hour or so

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Is it common to have Lamprey eels on the tails of the SLR eyes? Caught a couple eyes today with lampreys on their tails.


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Tough to see in this pic both tails have them. The bottom fish has one right where the tail meets the body.

 

They are those gray lines on the top fish tail. I wish I saved one of them. They looked like little worms but they were attached by the mouth and looked just like mini lampreys.

 

 

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Not sure what anchor worms are but they were just like leeches too. Maybe that was it. Those fish were caught a half mile apart.


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Never caught one with a lamprey on it... have caught quite a few with lamprey marks tho. Nasty devils!!


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I have a thread on this issue under warm water walleyes.


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That is a gnarly looking fillet! Yuck!


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