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chrisw last won the day on November 10 2017

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About chrisw

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    Advanced NY Hunter

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    United States
  • Hunting Gun
    browning BAR 30-06 longtrac stalker
  • Bow
    Bowtech RPM360

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  1. Reccomend ed species for charter.

    I've been out of Boston a few times and we have 2 days booked for this summer also. We fished for cod, Pollock and haddock with shark fishing if we choose to do so (which we did). We brought home a good portion of fish, we didn't keep any of the sharks but we could have. It's a private charter and it's a full day, we left as the sun Rose and got back at sunset. 5 of us went, it was $1500 (plus tip) for the day for everyone. It could've also been considered a whale watch as they could be seen almost anytime breaching. We've also done party boat charters out of NJ, SC and Florida, they're way cheaper but typically the fish aren't as big and you don't get the one on one attention. Also, don't forget about Lake Ontario! Browns, Lakers and salmon will net you some fillets and they're good fighters. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  2. Ok thanks, I didn't realize we had a 2018 thread up yet, I just posted it over there. Yea the spring fish get their spawning colors more so, the bucks get real Rosey cheeks and red stripe, the hens typically get dark with a pink/purple line but each fish is a bit different it seems. This fish was a buck. They're gorgeous fish no matter what color phase they're in! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  3. Live From The Water 2018 Edition!

    30° temperature and 20mph winds out in Oswego today but I toughed it out and caught a gorgeous buck Steelie to show for it! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  4. Another one that couldn't resist the blue egg sac today. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  5. Bullhead

    Water temp is key for bullheads, typically it's mid to late April when I do best, it's hard to beat worms or liver for bullheads. I do love cold water bullheads and they're a lot of fun to fish for. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  6. A centerpin reel is basically just a free spinning spool. The advantage to this is the spool will spin at the same rate that the water is taking your float downstream so you just let it do the work and if you need to set the hook you just wrap your pinky and index finger around the spool and set the hook normally. What you want steelhead fishing is a drag free drift, this carries your bait downstream at a natural current speed. Steelhead can be extremely finicky so the right drift is essential a lot of the time. You can do this with a spinning reel also but it's not going to be as smooth a drift and won't be as long either typically as you need to pull line off of the spool while keeping as much line off of the water as possible. That's where the longer rods come in handy. You certainly don't need a centerpin, it's just a more specialized tool for current fishing and is also a bit more challenging as there is no drag system on 99% of centerpin reels, you're applying tension with your fingers on the outer edge of the spool to fight the fish. They are rather expensive but you can get a great functioning reel for $200. Check out the Okuma Raw II if you're interested! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  7. Springfield XDS .45

    It makes a big difference to me, feels like I have a lot more control. I keep one mag with extension and one without, the extension profiles a bit more under clothes but I can work around that. Get one, you won't regret it! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  8. I catch most of mine on egg sacs with steelhead eggs cured a natural color. I tie up sacs in blue, pink, white, chartreuse and orange, the blue is typically the top performer though. Beads are also extremely popular to use. I use a 10' float rod with a centerpin reel, spooled with 12# monofilament mainline and a 3' leader of 6# flourocarbon. Typically you'll set your float 3-4' above your bait and drift the seams and deeper pools. I bring a 10' light action noodle rod with a spinning reel also as a backup. It seems really complicated at first but once you get into it things click quickly, although they are said to be the fish of 1,000 casts! Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  9. Shot a few ducks today.

    Thanks! It's pretty short lived here, all of these birds are just passing through and the cold snap seems to be making them stay longer than usual, I love this time of year taking photos. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  10. Shot a few ducks today.

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  11. Shot a few ducks today.

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  12. Lighting was awful but I hate sitting home on my days off so I grabbed my camera and started walking. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  13. Who do you share your meat with?

    I think that some hunters (I know of a few) that are out there for the kill count and they justify their actions by giving the meat away as if it turns them from greedy sportsmen to hero feeding the hungry... Truly overpopulated areas are a different beast altogether and yes I agree that venison donation program is a good thing when the population/habitat allows. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  14. Who do you share your meat with?

    I typically only share venison with close friends or family and generally only if they too hunt but had a bad year, I work my ass off hunting to kill my deer every year and I don't like to just hand it out, especially to someone I don't think will appreciate it. I do make salami, sausage, jerky etc. that I will bring to parties and whatnot. I generally never shoot deer and give them away, if I don't personally need them then they walk. When I get to 3 deer for the year I don't plan on killing any more as 3 is good for my wife and I. I will admit it annoys me a bit when people go out and fill every tag they have and just hand it out to people, same with fish, if you don't need them let them go, chances are there is another sportsmen out there who would love the opportunity at it. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk
  15. Another Salmon River Steelie today. Sent from my XT1080 using Tapatalk