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1 hour ago, Lucky13 said:

The Perch don't eat the alewife, the alewife eat the perch.  The decline in perch numbers shows up in later years or, if the perch hatch and the alewife spawn overlap (and they always do to some extent) every year, there is a long term decline in the perch population.  This was discovered by fisheries research conducted in NYS by Bill Abraham, retired DEC Region 8 Fisheries Manager, and published by the American Fisheries Society.  If Lake Ontario still had the alewife population found in the sixties, there would be virtually no perch in the embayments and the big pond.  And correlations do not have to be perfect to be strong.  DEC has been reporting greatly reduced alewife populations since 2013, 14.  Maybe a western New Yorker can answer, how has the perch fishing been the last couple of winters out at Sodus Bay? 

The best it's (perch) been in many, many years...

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On 9/18/2019 at 8:07 AM, Lucky13 said:

The Perch don't eat the alewife, the alewife eat the perch.  The decline in perch numbers shows up in later years or, if the perch hatch and the alewife spawn overlap (and they always do to some extent) every year, there is a long term decline in the perch population.  This was discovered by fisheries research conducted in NYS by Bill Abraham, retired DEC Region 8 Fisheries Manager, and published by the American Fisheries Society.  If Lake Ontario still had the alewife population found in the sixties, there would be virtually no perch in the embayments and the big pond.  And correlations do not have to be perfect to be strong.  DEC has been reporting greatly reduced alewife populations since 2013, 14.  Maybe a western New Yorker can answer, how has the perch fishing been the last couple of winters out at Sodus Bay? 

Was out on lake Ontario today (Sunday) and did great on the perch. Good size and different year were in the mix

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