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  1. Just got back from a night trip. NOAA called for 1 foot during day Friday settling to under 1 foot over night. At dusk there were 2-3 for rollers, within an hour it built to 3-4s. We stayed inside as I have a tiller and my guest did not have full rain gear. Those that were on the lake averaged 2-4 from what I heard.
  2. Has track mount. I have small pieces of cisco track that they fit on which can be included. $250 a piece ($500 for both). Will trade for equal or similar value pair of downriggers.
  3. Needs to be 12v. Anything 36# of thrust or less and the most I am willing to pay for used is $50, since I can buy new for $100 and have a warranty against it. Anything 45-55# and we can discuss price based on condition, model, and what you are looking to get. PM me if you have anything. Thanks,
  4. I went out with Frank back out on Oct 8. We had a great day and caught about 6 walleye. More importantly Frank did a great job teaching me and I was very happy with the trip. Frank has tremendous knowledge of the fisheries in Western / Central NY and I had a great time chatting with him as well about the history of the Lake Ontario salmon fishery etc. Anyone looking to get out walleye fishing on Erie or Chautauqua as an inexperienced fisherman or someone who doesn't have a boat should definitely reach out to Frank!!! Best,
  5. Hi All, I am looking to do an informational charter for snap jigging in fall on Chautauqua. Just looking to see if anyone has an idea of what my expectations should be. If I do an "informational" charter, how much should I actually expect to get out of it? Will the guide discuss weather patterns, time of year, and other factors and share what the fish will be doing? Or will it more be geared to technique and generalizations on locations? I am supposing the later and trying to determine if it is worth it. Thanks,
  6. A couple questions for some of the guys on here who BB deep water: How much weight are you using and at what depths? I have heard of guys using up to 8 ounces in deep 70-80 foot water What rod are you using for BB heavier weight (6-8 ounces)? Is you BB rod for heavier weight same rod you are using for lighter weight? What I am conflicted with is using the same rod for 8 ounces than you do for 2 ounces. Thanks for sharing.
  7. Hi do you still have these? I will take the for pickup if you do. I will PM my number.
  8. I am very disappointed with the Department of Environmental Recreation (formerly known as the Department of Environmental CONSERVATION) for issuing these permits. I used to make about 20 trips a year to Chautauqua from Buffalo, including renting a place on the lake for the Walleye opener. Last year was my last trip for the Walleye opener and I will not be fishing Chautauqua Lake this year. Phosphates may be considered pollution, but it is a fertilizer we use for our food. It is not dangerous to our health, outside of stimulating toxic algae blooms which have only been a minor issue. The DEC and other agencies are taking a pure and healthy lake that has little to no industrial or other chemical pollution and dumping harmful chemicals into the lake and calling it a solution. We are actually regressing in our efforts to protect our natural resources and it is a shame. The lake's biosystem WAS the healthiest I have seen it in 30+ years. I agree that in areas weeds were getting out of control, but there are better ways to address this. The reports showed two main sources of Phosphate load: 1.) farm run-off (contributes to new phosphate load) 2. phosphate load in the sediment (historical accumulations). There was an argument that addressing the farm runoff will not address the issue, since the majority of the phosphate load is in the sediment. This is poor logic since it is years of farm run-off that would have caused the sediment load. You have to stop the bleeding before you can sew up the wound. Once the farm run-off is addressed the weed harvesting will slowly address the sediment load since the weeds will consume the phosphates in the sediment and the nutrients will be removed as part of the weed harvesting. This progress could potentially be expedited through a 5 year dredging program to remove the top layer of sediment containing phosphates in the shallow water where there is weed growth. Our issue is that people do not accept a 5 year plan that maintains the integrity of the lake and puts restriction on farm run-off. Instead they want to pollute a healthy lake in order to have a solution now and not have to restrict farm run-off. Solving the issue of excessive nutrient load by dumping chemicals into the lake is a very unsophisticated and socially irresponsible response. The DEC and Governor Cuomo should be ashamed for agreeing to solve the lakes issue of high phosphate levels with an even more harsh pollutant. The lake is still polluted because we are not removing or reducing the phosphate, but now there are additional and more harsh pollutants we are introducing.
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