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#321 Ducky

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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:05 PM

Does their limit count towards the adult's limit that they are with or do they have their own limit?


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Posted 28 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

Per angler per day at least that was the language

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 07:59 AM

One other comment on needing a license ...

 

If your nephew is 9yo he doesn't need a license.  BUT, if YOU assist him in ANY WAY in fishing then YOU need a license.  Helping him could be attaching a lure or bait, helping him cast, removing the fish from the hook, etc.  It can be touchy.  And usually the DEC officers don't just come up to you.  They watch for a period of time so when they do approach you they already know if you were helping.



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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:22 PM

Who's all heading out for the LOC Derby?

This high water is going to put a real kink into my father's and my routine. It's over the bank at his place on Sandy Creek, so I don't think we'll be able to keep the boat in the water.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:29 PM

Who's all heading out for the LOC Derby?

This high water is going to put a real kink into my father's and my routine. It's over the bank at his place on Sandy Creek, so I don't think we'll be able to keep the boat in the water.


The high water all along the south shore is crazy. Lots of folks that have seen way more time along the lake than I are saying they've never seen Lake O this high. Lots of damage.

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:34 PM

The high water all along the south shore is crazy. Lots of folks that have seen way more time along the lake than I are saying they've never seen Lake O this high. Lots of damage.

I worked up on Edgemere Drive today at the long pond outlet. The water was shooting up out of the manhole covers, driftwood was all over people's lawns, it was a war zone. It's hard to fight that much water and come out on top.

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:08 AM

Who's all heading out for the LOC Derby?

This high water is going to put a real kink into my father's and my routine. It's over the bank at his place on Sandy Creek, so I don't think we'll be able to keep the boat in the water.

Sod..... In the fall,  I spend more time in lower Sandy than I do in my house......and that's probably not an exaggeration. Got some perch there last Sunday by the yacht club, and then the rain hit..... you'll see me in a 16' Blue Duranautic, or a 18.5 ' Black Crestliner..... Sometimes with a Black and Tan Coonhound, and sometimes with We've. (The coonhound has way more personality, and catches more fish.)



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Posted 03 May 2017 - 11:13 AM

Sod..... In the fall, I spend more time in lower Sandy than I do in my house......and that's probably not an exaggeration. Got some perch there last Sunday by the yacht club, and then the rain hit..... you'll see me in a 16' Blue Duranautic, or a 18.5 ' Black Crestliner..... Sometimes with a Black and Tan Coonhound, and sometimes with We've. (The coonhound has way more personality, and catches more fish.)


The personality, I can't help, but that dog gets way more boat time than I do so I call "unfair".

If that hound catches a salmon this Fall and I get shut out again I may just have to find a new way to waste alot of time.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:59 PM

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From Monday...... Gobble Gobble. I'd monkeyed with 2 jakes at 30 feet, and another mature bird that wouldn't commit, before dropping the hammer on this 2 YO....... really a fun morning. 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

Anyone else ticked off by Gander Mountain Closing?

I shop the Tonawanda Store all the time.

Per USA Today the Cicero and New Hartford Stores will be staying open in NYS.

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 08:18 AM

Anyone else ticked off by Gander Mountain Closing?

I shop the Tonawanda Store all the time.

Per USA Today the Cicero and New Hartford Stores will be staying open in NYS.

Gander Mountain is closing? That sucks. Always liked that place. 



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:32 PM

Not a Sabre, but, sure, why not:

 

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

Now that is a fishing hat!



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:10 PM

That's some bad hat, Harry.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:35 AM

Hsif and I got out on Lake Ontario yesterday morning.  The bite seemed pretty slow for a lot of folks, but a few were catching fish.  We traveled a long way to get a few fish to play with us.  Had some action early, and then did alot of wandering to find just a few more later.  

 

I'd post Hsif's pic with his fish, but noone wants to see that.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 07:53 AM

nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and I hate you.



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Hsif and I got out on Lake Ontario yesterday morning.  The bite seemed pretty slow for a lot of folks, but a few were catching fish.  We traveled a long way to get a few fish to play with us.  Had some action early, and then did alot of wandering to find just a few more later.  

 

I'd post Hsif's pic with his fish, but noone wants to see that.

Very nice...tight lines!



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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:27 PM

Memorial Cup final on now
In third Windsor 4 Erie 3

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 08:48 PM

And Vilardi looks impressive.  Strome not so much.



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Posted 15 June 2017 - 07:58 AM


Three of us took the two hour drive up to Manigotagan and boated 70-75 walleye in 5 hours of fishing....this 26 incher is my biggest of the day. The biggest was 27 3/8 for walleye and 36 inches for Northern Pike. Most fish were 1 1/2 - 2 lbs. We took 10 each and threw the rest back.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:06 AM

Had a pretty good morning on the water.  Got into a good mix of perch and smallmouth bass.  Ended up taking home enough perch for a nice dinner this evening.  The big surprise was one of the perch was just a shade under 15".  Forgot to weight it but it felt like it was running right around 2lbs.  That's a pretty damned big perch anywhere.  And the smallies were feisty this morning.  The bite started to die down once the sun was high enough to really light up the rocky bottom.  By 10am the fish had moved on, likely into deeper water.

 

I think I'm starting Father's Day tomorrow the same way.  On the water at the crack of dawn.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:52 AM

Day 2 not quite as productive as yesterday, but it was a good day nonetheless.  Got to the lake bright and early and latched onto a nice smallmouth almost immediately.  All of the fish I caught today were gorging themselves on alewives.  They were so full of bait that you could see the tails of the baitfish they were feeding on in their throats.  Early in the morning I was watching small schools of alewives moving in and out among the rocks, and the bigger fish following the groups.  But around 8:30 this morning the baitfish kinda disappeared, and once the baitfish were gone, the bigger fish were gone too. 

 

All told, I think I caught 6 or 7 smallmouth bass this morning, a couple of them in the 3lb class, and about 8 perch, some of which are now in my freezer.  Not a bad couple of hours to start Father's Day.

 

For those that don't know..... Alewives are basically freshwater herring.  They are the main bait fish in Lake Ontario and many of the Finger Lakes. Like ocean herring, they travel in schools, usually in open water, but come in to the shallows in late Spring to spawn.

 

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:59 AM

Day 2 not quite as productive as yesterday, but it was a good day nonetheless. Got to the lake bright and early and latched onto a nice smallmouth almost immediately. All of the fish I caught today were gorging themselves on alewives. They were so full of bait that you could see the tails of the baitfish they were feeding on in their throats. Early in the morning I was watching small schools of alewives moving in and out among the rocks, and the bigger fish following the groups. But around 8:30 this morning the baitfish kinda disappeared, and once the baitfish were gone, the bigger fish were gone too.

All told, I think I caught 6 or 7 smallmouth bass this morning, a couple of them in the 3lb class, and about 8 perch, some of which are now in my freezer. Not a bad couple of hours to start Father's Day.

For those that don't know..... Alewives are basically freshwater herring. They are the main bait fish in Lake Ontario and many of the Finger Lakes. Like ocean herring, they travel in schools, usually in open water, but come in to the shallows in late Spring to spawn.

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I learned something new today.

Can you catch em and smoke em?

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

I learned something new today.

Can you catch em and smoke em?

 

They aren't nearly as big as ocean herring.

 

Other than that, I got nuthin.

 

Oh, whitefish appear to be making a comeback in Lake Ontario.  There is your smoked Great Lakes delicacy right there.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:10 AM

They aren't nearly as big as ocean herring.

Other than that, I got nuthin.

Oh, whitefish appear to be making a comeback in Lake Ontario. There is your smoked Great Lakes delicacy right there.


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Posted 24 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

While most of you ninnies were home complaining about the second day of the NHL draft I was out on the water again.  Got a late start but had a pretty decent morning.  Caught 8 smallmouth bass in the shallows today.  Not alot of size to them.  2lbs was about the largest. The lake was rough and there was a lot of sediment stirred up.  And the bass were chasing baitfish.

 

This year I started using a simple, Vibrax style spinner with the idea of locating fish with it and then switching to jigs and slower presentations to thoroughly work the area.  Today the fish wanted to chase bait and the spinner was what they wanted to hit.  I'm going to have to make more of these.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 01:25 PM

Went Salmon Fishing on Lake Ontario with a Charter for the first time yesterday. It was a good time, caught a nice Steelie.

Enjoyed learning a new style of fishing, but I prefer holding onto the pole and feeling the fish hit the bait

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:06 PM

Hey Brawndo........

 

What port did you fish out of? How deep was the water you were fishing in?

 

We've recently had some east wind on Ontario, which pushes colder water into shallower depths, and that can make fishing tougher. So I'm thinking conditions were not optimal today.... not to mention, it had to be pretty rough...... good job just for sticking it out. 



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:12 PM

I found a new fishing store not 10 minutes from my house. It's awesome. Stocked up on a bunch of lures and hooks for Raquette Lake this week. Can't wait to try to new circle hooks out on the Crappie so I don't have to rip their guts out if I want my hook back (relax, I don't really do that).



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 04:28 PM

Gander Mountain is closingits doors. Our hotel this week d happens to be less than a mile from a Gander Mountain so we stopped in. 70%-90% off everything. I literally bought an armful of steelhead jigs, and at least 20 Thill slip floats. And a LH holster. All for about $40.

There's not much left in the stores, but what's left is dirt cheap. If they happen to have something you use, you'll won't see prices like that any time soon.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:12 PM

Hey Brawndo........
 
What port did you fish out of? How deep was the water you were fishing in?
 
We've recently had some east wind on Ontario, which pushes colder water into shallower depths, and that can make fishing tougher. So I'm thinking conditions were not optimal today.... not to mention, it had to be pretty rough...... good job just for sticking it out.

  

We left out of Wilson Harbor. We were fishing 7-12 miles offshore in about 400 feet of water. Had spoons set at depths 75, 85 and 110. We caught the most on 85.

And I was hurting yesterday and the waves usually never bother me. I'm embarrassed to say I had my head over the side of the boat thinking I was about to taste my breakfast the second time.

Gander Mountain is closingits doors. Our hotel this week d happens to be less than a mile from a Gander Mountain so we stopped in. 70%-90% off everything. I literally bought an armful of steelhead jigs, and at least 20 Thill slip floats. And a LH holster. All for about $40.
There's not much left in the stores, but what's left is dirt cheap. If they happen to have something you use, you'll won't see prices like that any time soon.


There are some great deals

Quite a few stores will be reopening under the name Gander Outdoors. The new owner is Marcus Lemonis who also is heavily invested in Camping World and Overtons. He plans on having RVs and boats for sale at every location. The Tonawanda Store should be open by February.

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:24 PM

It's nothing to be embarrassed about........ Happens to everybody.

Wilson is a great port. I love it there.....  



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 03:24 PM

  Not the biggest king in the lake, but the most recent...... from yesterday. 4 browns and 2 kings.

We've is on the other end of the camera, and he boated a beautiful male brown a little earlier in the day....

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 07:42 PM

Hsif always manages to get onto fish.  It is damned difficult to not catch fish on his boat.  Although I have managed to pull off that feat......

 

Here is that pretty Lake Ontario brown trout he mentioned.  Gorgeous color on this fish.  We boated another that was pretty similar in size as well.  It was damned cold on the water yesterday AM.  43 degrees when I got out of the truck.

 

The second pic is a nice Chinook salmon I got the week before.  The big kings were biting last week.  Since then the lake had flipped., scattering the big fish.   Made yesterday's hunt for mature chinooks much more difficult.

 

 

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:32 AM

Damn envious, only caught a big sunny and smaller perch on lake Canandaigua
this summer. Havent made it out to the local ponds for large mouth. Last couple years my son and I caught a bunch of5-7 pounders

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:59 AM

Damn envious, only caught a big sunny and smaller perch on lake Canandaigua
this summer. Havent made it out to the local ponds for large mouth. Last couple years my son and I caught a bunch of5-7 pounders

 

Panfish are hella fun to catch.  I'm buying a fishing kayak this Fall mostly for catching perch, crappies, and sunfish.  Well..... walleyes in the western Finger Lakes too, but my plan is to turn it into a boat that panfish will fear.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:27 AM

I found a new fishing store not 10 minutes from my house. It's awesome. Stocked up on a bunch of lures and hooks for Raquette Lake this week. Can't wait to try to new circle hooks out on the Crappie so I don't have to rip their guts out if I want my hook back (relax, I don't really do that).

 

Panfish are hella fun to catch.  I'm buying a fishing kayak this Fall mostly for catching perch, crappies, and sunfish.  Well..... walleyes in the western Finger Lakes too, but my plan is to turn it into a boat that panfish will fear.

I have to update this with two words.

 

Circle. Hooks.

 

They are the best. Every fish we caught, from the smallies to the smallest of mouth sunny, the hook right in the lip. Not a single fish swallowed the hook.

 

And Senkos should be outlawed. They just catch fish.


EDIT:Awesome brown, btw.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

I'll have to look into circle hooks. Although generally perch fishing with minnows doesn't result in many deep hooked fish.

Swamp, one thing that has reduced the number of deep hooked fish for me is using braid instead of mono. No stretch and much more sensitivity, so bites are detected easier. Braid main line and floro or mono leader.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:53 PM

Circle hooks are big up fere for Channel Catfish but I rarely use them. Guys I know swear by them.

 

So, went out on the 31st of last month and without scouting we walked out to our spot that produced dozens and dozens of ducks last season. When we got there, the water levels were down and half the water had mud showing. To make a long story short, we shot 6 ducks and 1 goose between two of us...probably the worst opener I can remember for a few decades. Got home and cleaned the birds and went to bed. Sick ever since...just feeling well enough to go out this weekend. Probably go for ruffed grouse. Almost killed me to be sick in bed and all my hunting partners are sending me pics of all the birds they were getting.

Two hour drive (only 20 minutes of no pavement) to get to where I want to go for grouse on Sunday. I hear there are lots there so I hope to put a limit of 6 in the freezer. I might go for a quick shoot on Saturday evening if I am up to it and my buddy clears the dead trees from his launch. A quick 10 minute boat ride and you are setting decoys but it is hit and miss. It is usually either hardly a bird coming in or birds all evening.....there doesn't seem to be an in between.



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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:04 PM

Indoor shooting league started up this evening.

 

Course of fire is three 10 shot targets.  Slow fire.  Olympic style.  My first target was a dog.  By the third target my groove was back and I improved over my first target by 14 points.

 

I'm signed up for 3 different shooting disciplines this Winter season.  Bullseye, Sporter Rifle, and Silhouette.  Shooting silhouette with both rifle and handgun.  I'm hoping all that trigger time pays off on the scoresheet.

 

Momma ain't gonna like the ammo costs.







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