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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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jayL wrote:
I have gone lake trout fishing.

You need lead. Lots of it. Don't think it's your bag.

Talk to a minnesotan or canadian fisherman. They will tell you lake trout stories.


Dear jay,

In early May you can take a float tube out onto Lake Ontario and catch all the Lake Trout you can handle in 6 to 10 feet of water. There will also be some brown trout and steelhead mixed in until the water warms.

Just be careful because the water is mighty cold!

Deep water Lake Trout fishing comes about as the water warms and the thermocline drives them deeper in search of the cold water they need.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:29
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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jayL wrote:
I have gone lake trout fishing.

You need lead. Lots of it. Don't think it's your bag.

Talk to a minnesotan or canadian fisherman. They will tell you lake trout stories.


Actually, IIRC, its all about trolling deep, right? I don't much see an appeal in THAT, either.

I have talked to Canuckistanis, and they've never mentioned not.. Not people from Minnesota, though. Never. God damn never.


I have caught them through the ice, but there is deep trolling going on up der in the north too.

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:30


Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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I have caught them through the ice, but there is deep trolling going on up der in the north too.


Ice fishing.

No sir, I don't understand. Must be the beer.

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:32
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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Air temp was 55 degrees. If not for the foot thick layer of slush, we could have finished our football game. We were surrounded by tip ups.

Nothing wrong with that imo.

Tim,

That sounds like a blast to me. Might have to give it a shot this year.

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:37


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Dear jay,

Just to let you know I didn't catch lakers from a float tube in Ontario but did catch piles of them by trolling within 100 yards or less of the shoreline.

As the water begins to warm in the Spring and the small fish and bait get more active the fish move close to shore. From a boat it is easy to see a "scum line" where the warmer and colder water mixes.

The fish are right along that line.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:48
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Dear jay,

Just to let you know I didn't catch lakers from a float tube in Ontario but did catch piles of them by trolling within 100 yards or less of the shoreline.

As the water begins to warm in the Spring and the small fish and bait get more active the fish move close to shore. From a boat it is easy to see a "scum line" where the warmer and colder water mixes.

The fish are right along that line.

Regards,

Tim Murphy


From what I understand, they will also run the tribs around this time following the suckers and fallfish for an easy meal of eggs, but I have never personally seen one caught.

Boyer

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:51


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Tim,

How's that statute of limitations thing in NY working out for ya?

Boyer, feel free to join.

Posted on: 2011/2/8 12:55


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Dear jay,

By May or June it should be expired. I'll be able to tell if I am sucessful buying a NY State license on-line.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/2/8 13:13
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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So are they gonna put steel 'n salmon in the Lehigh and D or not?

Posted on: 2011/2/8 13:18


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The Bucket brigade and the Stringer squad are still figgerin that one out.

Posted on: 2011/2/8 13:19


Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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They gots sciencetissorists on the job, working hard on creating you fish to make the run up over the dam and be able to accept the rugged, Lehigh River, climate.

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Well, dang! There's a few workin on it right there!

Posted on: 2011/2/8 13:52
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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Dear Becker,

Why not concentrate on restoring all the native river species and make it a shad, herring, eel, and striper fishery?

The Delaware Bay and River is second only to the Chesapeake system as a breeding ground for stripers. They should be the focus of restoration efforts.

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Tim Murphy


Sorry Tim the Hudson river system is either first or second depending on how degraded the the Cheasapeak bay is but either way the Delaware is the third biggest breeding ground for stripers

Posted on: 2011/2/8 15:17
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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Dear Fredrick,

You and vcregular are of course correct, I forgot about the Hudson, my mistake.

That doesn't change the my original point though. The river surely had the occasional trout swimming around at times, but the rainbow trout were introduced after a train broke down at Callicoon Creek in the late 1800's.

The Delaware was a striper, shad, eel, and herring fishery and introducing steelhead and Atlantic Salmon would be a mistake. We don't need to add any more glamor fish to the system.

Regards,

Tim Murphy

Posted on: 2011/2/8 18:38
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Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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They gots sciencetissorists on the job, working hard on creating you fish to make the run up over the dam and be able to accept the rugged, Lehigh River, climate.

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Well, dang! There's a few workin on it right there!


That looks awesome! PA needs more motor boats and baseball bats!

Posted on: 2011/2/8 23:13


Re: Lehigh River Dam Study

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Too bad that no one is supporting restoration of native fishes other than shad to the river. 175 years ago the river was clean enough to support brook trout, Audubon wrote about it. It's time someone besides me supported the restoration of brook trout in the Lehigh.

Posted on: 2011/2/9 18:57
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