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Owasco goal fulfilled...8/30...

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Great feeling to boat a fish that I have been targeting. Lucky spoon produced again. Blue dolphin scorpion. 3:15 in afternoon. Thanks Lyk2fish and Rolmops for your tips.20200830_171631.jpeg

 

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Nice job!

Did you get a weight or length on that beauty? 

 

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Thanks Devo, she was 24 inches, no scale handy but guessing somewhere between 4 to 5 pounds. Not close to some of my Erie and SLR fish or my one and only eye out of Ibay but a special first eye on Owasco Lake.

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Congrats.

I am hoping to catch a small one in Owasco lake. They stopped stocking them in the lake in 2006. That is why almost all the walleye you catch are big. I am hoping to catch a small one cause that would be natural reproduction.

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Yes! How things have changed!!  I can remember the Mayflies, catching Cisco's and lake trout spin casting little cleos just before sunset. Going smelting and catching all you could clean.. The water in Owasco was so clean most camps just pumped it right out of the lake.... In 60 years Owasco has changed tremendously!  I think Owasco would make a super Walleye lake with all the forage and weed growth it has now...why did the DEC stop stocking Walleye???

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51 minutes ago, Long time fisherman said:

Yes! How things have changed!!  I can remember the Mayflies, catching Cisco's and lake trout spin casting little cleos just before sunset. Going smelting and catching all you could clean.. The water in Owasco was so clean most camps just pumped it right out of the lake.... In 60 years Owasco has changed tremendously!  I think Owasco would make a super Walleye lake with all the forage and weed growth it has now...why did the DEC stop stocking Walleye???

They stopped stocking walleye because the rainbow and brown trout population went down drastically as a result of the walleye stocking. whether is was food competition or the trout becoming the food, I don't remember. I do know that both the rainbows and the browns have made a comeback after the walleye stocking was stopped, but it took a long time.

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Hard to believe but after taking yesterday off for some family boating and swimming fun we got back out today 9/1 from 3:30 till 6 pm. Trolling again our luck continued... had only 1 strike but we landed another walleye. 24 inches and it made our day. Couldn't believe it.
A bit rough out there at times. Waves were very close together, we took several over the bow making things interesting. Tomorrow not looking good.20200901_181455.jpeg

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The DEC is 0-2 in determining whether there is natural reproduction of walleye in a finger lake, and didn't know another was full of them.  Just need a flashlight and a little ambition to figure it out! Only took missing one stocking for me to figure it out here. I'm sure they spawn right in the lake as well as streams.  Most of the successful reproduction on Otisco is in the lake.   

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Way to go Stillwater!! You look pretty happy in that picture!!! Did you catch any trout as well? I want to get out again soon but I need a fairly calm day. What's the best temperature range for walleye, rainbow and brown trout?

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Hi long timer...
Pretty big waves and wind today. No trout yet but hopefully we'll get out next few days. Surface temp between 73 and 74 yesterday. Not sure what depth the cline is. Only going on Lyk2fish's general input.

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Cline down at 65 yesterday, waves were rough, got 2 good bows, a laker and couple small bows in 4 hours. Copper and riggers, core was dead, all in all, Slowwwww. Need the wind machine to shut down and let things stratify again. Would not have wanted to be up on the north end yesterday.

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