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Keuka Lake - Cisco ??

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Anyone see any of the stocked Cisco’s in any trout belly’s yet?

 

Dave

 

 

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You would think after 100,000 of them going in, you would see something.

 

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4 hours ago, superhawk18 said:

You would think after 100,000 of them going in, you would see something.

 

100,000 is nothing.  With the lack of food and number of lakers in that lake, they more than likely did not survive a month!

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It will probably take quite a few stockings to make a difference even in the best scenario.

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Thankfully my dad loves to eat lakers and I like to catch them

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I know some folks disparage the lakers as cuisine but the smaller ones when prepared and cooked properly are good. With that said it is hard to beat Walleyes and Perch though:lol:

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My favorites had fresh perch last night can’t wait till May to restock some walleye have 1 pack left

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I believe the size was to suppose to keep the lakers from eating them. Sounds like maybe that was not the effect. Probably just fed them threw the winter. 

 

Dave

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I thought they had a way to tell if they are still in the lake something like a  machine that plots their movement around the lake

 

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There is buoys around the lake that record there movement there is one right in front of the state launch the day I fished the state was launching their boat what a beautiful vessel

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Wow, didn't know that they had put ciscoes in there.  I have seen the pink buoys this spring and wondered what they are.   I'd think that cisco are probably native to the lake, so hopefully they take hold and make a nice forage base for the lakers.  

 

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We see green buoys at the bluff and have not see anything in the bellies yet. The fish seem health and in nice shape but I feel there are to many of them in the lake.  24 inches is our biggest in a while.  They do bite a lot and we get a lot of bumpies but never fail to get a limit usually.  Have not see any sign if bait fish on the depth finder or on the surface.....jk

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Thanks jk1.... not sure the Cisco program is working. Time will tell


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For the size of the lakers in that lake, you will probably need younger year classes of Cisco born to feed those fish. The effect will not be seen for years

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14 minutes ago, Gill-T said:

For the size of the lakers in that lake, you will probably need younger year classes of Cisco born to feed those fish. The effect will not be seen for years

 

 

No idea why, but for what it's worth, I've seen some reasonably nice lakers at Keuka this year and last.  It's been a long time since I've targeted them there, but I occasionally chat with guys coming off the lake and have seen a much nicer average size and health from the fish.  I can't imagine that's from a still young cisco reintroduction project, but just food for thought.

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The few I have caught had a bunch of young perch in there stomach.


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Yes, they perch got hammered last year as well.

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36 minutes ago, superhawk18 said:

Yes, they perch got hammered last year as well.

The perch population should be ok.  When alewife populations fall, perch populations rise.  The lakers may be eating small perch but without perch fry predation by adult prespawn alewife, perch numbers should be ok.  

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