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A new boat launch ramp needed at the Lackawanna shoreline

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Since the extension of Dona Street at the traffic light there access to Smokes Creek and Lake Erie could easily made available. Some obstructing group will complain about walleyes spawning there but they still will. It is only three miles to Seneca Shoal from there. Driving to Sturgeon Point Marina or Cattaraugus Creek ramps is unnecessary for good fishing early in the season. Grid lock at the Safe Harbor ramp and parking lot will be lessened. The land under the slag piled there still belongs to New York State. With local rainfall of thirty inches a year for over thirty years any chemicals there have been flushed away. The Town of Hamburg Park ramp is useless after a few storms sand it up. Now with a new access road at Dona Street opening we have the first opportunity to access our lake front .

 

 

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Less money would be needed to convert Union Ship Canal into Boat Launch ,all ready protected from wind and big parking lot there.


Since the extension of Dona Street at the traffic light there access to Smokes Creek and Lake Erie could easily made available. Some obstructing group will complain about walleyes spawning there but they still will. It is only three miles to Seneca Shoal from there. Driving to Sturgeon Point Marina or Cattaraugus Creek ramps is unnecessary for good fishing early in the season. Grid lock at the Safe Harbor ramp and parking lot will be lessened. The land under the slag piled there still belongs to New York State. With local rainfall of thirty inches a year for over thirty years any chemicals there have been flushed away. The Town of Hamburg Park ramp is useless after a few storms sand it up. Now with a new access road at Dona Street opening we have the first opportunity to access our lake front .
 
 
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A greater benefit there would be near shore fishing for non boaters. In my youth days we would out fish the boaters fishing the nearby deep waters from the shore line. Perch were really productive there in the spring time.

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On ‎11‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 12:08 PM, mostlymuskies said:

Less money would be needed to convert Union Ship Canal into Boat Launch ,all ready protected from wind and big parking lot there.

 

 


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  I agree this would make sense. All they need to do is put in a launch ramp, all the other amenities are already there. I can't believe some one has not done this already.

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We have been trying to get a New Boat Launch at Union Canal,but every time we bring it up to Erie County they keep saying there is the NY State Buffalo Harbor Park Launch & Erie Basin Marina Launch. Obviously they have never looked at the crowded SBH when walleye are on,capacity used up.If they built Launch at Union Canal it could also be Permited just for Tournaments,freeing up SBH.Then the rest of the time be extra Launch on crowded days.
I will bring it back up at Erie County Fishery Advisory Board.

  I agree this would make sense. All they need to do is put in a launch ramp, all the other amenities are already there. I can't believe some one has not done this already.


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The last draft I seen for Buffalo Outer Harbor had then building Handicap Fishing Access Platforms on outer areas where Pier Restaurant use to be.It is 30 ft deep close to shore with old channel running along the edge from where Allan Boat Co. use to be down the Pier Restaurant Area.
I will check on this again!

A greater benefit there would be near shore fishing for non boaters. In my youth days we would out fish the boaters fishing the nearby deep waters from the shore line. Perch were really productive there in the spring time.


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Please share! Exciting updates on redevelopment progress for the former Bethlehem Steel site! Join us for a public meeting Tuesday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. in Lackawanna

The last draft I seen for Buffalo Outer Harbor had then building Handicap Fishing Access Platforms on outer areas where Pier Restaurant use to be.It is 30 ft deep close to shore with old channel running along the edge from where Allan Boat Co. use to be down the Pier Restaurant Area.
I will check on this again!


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Yes Smokes Creek is closer , but you do realize the mouth of the creek gets almost closed off by Lake Erie sand & gravel being pushed in by prominently SW winds.Would require losts of funding to dig channel,build break walls and a accross the front break wall to stop channel from filling in.Yes Union Canal is further away but all structure walls & big parking lots are already there. Only need to build a launch ramp.Cost would be millions less!

Fishing travel distance would be shorter from the Smoke Creek site. More time and fuel will be saved. There is a lot of unused property there for parking. Oh, the fish are closer there


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i believe the mouth of smokes creek is to shallow (3ft) it would difficult for larger deeper boats plus theres a lot of smallmouth spawning in that area also a lot people fish around there just be a bigger pain in the azz trying to get around everyone jmo

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I have been at the mouth of Smokes Creek many times with a friend that has keys to get through Metro Port.We go to observe walleye spawning!Everytime I have been there the mouth of the creek is flowing over about 6" of washed in gravel.

The DEC requires the creek mouth to be kept open as part of the Flood Control Project.


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