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  1. Sparkys Fishing Charters Capt Mark Mcgranahan (716) 418-6632 Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  2. Beautiful day on Chautauqua Lake with 73 degree sun filled day. North basin the water was gin clear and depths over 25 ft were mostly a dead sea,void of everything. Most bait & fish were in the weeds near shore. We had to short line troll next to weed edges to find action.We went 4 for 6 but all drinks, biggest was 37".3 hit Boss Shad 5" and 1 hit Wiley 5 1/2" Jtd. Best action was by Midway to Viking Club up on shelve. Since the Buffalo Harbor is still to warm and void of fish mostly,I will hit Chautauqua Lake a couple more times yet. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  3. We started out in the South Basin marking a few walleye ,but no bigger hooks.Water quality was putrid heavy algae.Moved to North Basin and marked only walleye in 25 to 35 ft depths.We then shortened trolling lines and got right up on weed edges and found bait fish balls.Finally catching a 35 1/2" muskie.The water was tea color and we were following a 30 degree overnight outside temperature drop making action very slow.Looks like most fish & bait are in near shore weeds.70 degree water up North and 68 degrees South.This coming weekend will be major cold front , high near 55 and low near 38.We will wait till middle on next week to try again. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  4. If the winds are to much for your 16ft boat to handle on Lake Erie drive 30 minutes over the hill to Chautauqua Lake and bottom bounce worm harnesses on weed edges in North basin. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  5. Those funds were appropriated for the break wall repair,not dredging! Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  6. per J. Mills, Mary H. negotiating with FEMA for funds to repair wall and open Marina, probably will not happen by 15th of May!!!! Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  7. No docks are in yet Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  8. 187 boats out between 3 launches at Cat.94 out SBH and 26 out Sheridan Dr. More boats out then 4th of July! Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  9. New York State on PAUSE" executive order, a 10-point policy to assure uniform safety for everyone, includes a directive that all non-essential businesses statewide must close effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, and temporarily bans all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason. At this time, fishing guides or charters of any size have not been determined essential and if currently operating would be in violation of the Executive Order. The full and updated guidance on which types of businesses are determined essential and other designations associated with the order can be found at: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026 If a business would like to request designation as essential, they can contact Empire State Development at: https://esd.ny.gov/content/request-designation-essential-business-purposes-executive-order-2026 Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  10. Actually in NY State they have been enforcing 6 ft Rule ,the other day the Sheriff ran all fishermen off the launch docks at SBH. Technically Charter Fishing Boats are not considered Essential Business here in NY state as well.I have had my boat out twice for perch,but with me alone in my boat.I would bet if someone on a boat where 6 ft distance can't be maintained comes down with Virus and it is found out ,operator of the boat could be fined.Probably soon NY will shutdown fishing if fishermen do not practice 6 ft distance. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  11. I like when the waves are breaking over the Long Wall in November and the Lake water is stained brown but behind the wall is green tint water.The bait fish will move to the cleaner water and so will the predator fish,walleye & muskies.SW winds over 35 mph are fishable in the South Gap your in a corner protected from the wind.West wind your rolling in 2 to 3 ft waves behind the walls on South end but less roll on the North end because wind is coming off Canadian shore.NW wind is directly down the Harbor behind the walls causing 3ft white caps in short duration, stay home then.But some the biggest muskies my clients have caught were under high wind conditions. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  12. https://www.gopetition.com/pet...chautauqua-lake-fisheries.html Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  13. Then the words "Drift","Wind" & "Current" do not relate to CLP Chemical Treatment. Only "Soluble"! So if you Chemical Treat waters by I-86 bridge and weeds are gone down the South Basin to the Cribs,how did that happen without "Drift","Wind" & "Current"? They keep saying "Soluble"! If you took a bowl of water and an eyedropper of Koolaid and dropped 1 drop,it would spread in a circle.With their theory of "Soluble" the weeds would be killed in a big circle.Well not the case at all ,clean sweep down the South Basin.So what good is an MOA if they do not follow it.150 ft from shore max with 6 ft max depth, but all the 7ft to 14ft deep weeds the fish habitat,are gone. I have asked for last summers Seine Report done on South Basin looking for young of year fish spieces,I still have not recieved it,could it be we lost the whole year class from Chemical Treatment in early May during Spawn! Other pages here have a Petition to control Spot Chemical Treatment ,Please sign it! Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  14. Below is the statement sent out by the New York State Conservation Council concerning Governor Cuomo's budget amendment that strips local rights from towns and villages when it comes to siting and building Industrial Wind Factories and Industrial Solar Arrays. NYSCC - Advocating for Conservation and Sportsmen Since 1933 On February 25, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo presented a 30-Day Budget Amendment to the 2020-21 NY Budget which eliminates "home rule" and local input in the process of citing and permitting of renewable energy projects, such as Industrial Wind Turbine (IWT) facilities and Industrial Solar Arrays (ISA), stating the already deeply flawed existing process is too slow to meet the Governor's personal goal of eliminating fossil fuel usage in NYS for electrical energy production by 2040. The New York State Conservation Council (NYSCC) stands firmly opposed to this blatant usurpation of local rights and is utterly appalled that the Governor would cite an arbitrary goal masquerading as law recently passed as the justification. With all energy projects, due diligence is the biggest responsibility our elected officials have to the people whom they serve. When it comes to citing any power plant, but especially IWT and ISA, where large amounts of acreage is required to build such facilities, the proper place for protecting residents resides at the local level -- and only the local level -- not some ivory tower hundreds of miles away. This is enshrined in the NYS Constitution, following the principles in the US Constitution and the concept of local right of self-governance (10th Amendment). Running roughshod over the rights of the people in order to pursue a personal political agenda, the Governor has proposed, and must indeed support, ignoring dangers and potential unjustified damage to residents, farmland, property values and wildlife well-being -- specifically bats and birds -- that help keep nuisance insects and rodents in check. Even the quality of our drinking waters and the health of watersheds and aquifers are at risk, all in the vain attempt to realize an arbitrary, ideologically-based goal that has FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) filing suit against NY and Cuomo's ill-advised energy policy that puts in direct risk the electrical grid of the eastern seaboard of the United States, and even Canada. The issue of "renewable" energy and siting new power plants is NOT a budgetary item; and it is completely inappropriate to introduce such legislation in the 2020-21 budget. This proposal must be debated in the appropriate committees, such as Energy and Environmental Conservation, in each legislative house. The Ways and Means committee alone is not sufficient, further illustrating the Governor's disdain for even legal due diligence - something he swore an oath to uphold and defend, as do all public servants. The NYSCC roundly condemns this dangerous and irresponsible proposal, and in no uncertain terms insists on its immediate removal from the 2020-21 Budget. We call upon all members to contact their respective legislators and voice strong opposition to Governor Cuomo's budget amendment regarding citing and permitting renewable energy projects. Contact your town, village, and state representatives and push for removal of this provision from the budget. Statement prepared by Rich Davenport, NYSCC Region 9 Alternate Director Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
  15. I will get out soon,Ice at SBH launch is almost gone and warm days ahead.Usually my early season trolling program is either old Hot-N-Tots or Flatfish,still very active at slow speeds,pulled with bottom bouncing rigs.I troll slow at 1 to 1.2 mph with electric trolling motor following 12 to 15 ft structure edges.Usually water clarity is stained from snow melt off,so firetiger color works best. Sent from my SM-G960U using Lake Erie United Mobile App
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