chrisw

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chrisw last won the day on December 22 2020

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    browning BAR 30-06 longtrac stalker
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  1. Haven't gotten out much the past couple of months but knocked some dust off the centerpin this morning, slow morning really, 1 steelie and 1 brown. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  2. I hope it stays at 3 as well. I'm probably in the minority but I'd like to see the minimum length go to 18" or a slot limit of some kind. Only keep 15"-20" fish, with 1 being over 20"? It'd be nice for the eyes to get some better size on them. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  3. I plow with mine, I don't feel that I'm abusing it at all, but I could see how someone could. Mine will push a lot of snow with ease. If we get dumped on I just take half of a plow width paths. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  4. Yea the Helix will do just fine! You don't have to tell me about gear, (or my wife) I have 5 centerpin rods now and I only got serious about it a few years ago. I just organized the 6 packages I've gotten in the mail from fish usa and cabela's in the past week. If I knew how much I spent per year on fishing gear alone I'd probably punch myself in the face. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  5. It's not something you need but it's the best at what it does. Fighting fish on a pin is really fun. We find ourselves using them during the summer sometimes too for smallies, pike etc... Anywhere you have current they are king but can be used anytime you are fishing a float too. Catfish are really fun on the pin, as well as carp. My suggestion is if you buy one go with a less expensive model to start, like an Okuma Raw or Aventa model. Throw the reel on a shorter rod for spring stream trout, throw a crawfish on it and float for bass and sheepshead. It can essentially be used for any float situation, just depends if you're looking to add excitement to sometimes mundane fishing. Good news is you'll have no trouble selling it if you decide it's not for you. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  6. In my experience it's better to wait until they find it and feed a night or two in confidence. The first time approaching it they are going to be super cautious, swing wide and check the wind etc. They may even not touch it if there's too much human scent around or they see the chains. Once they hit it one or two nights comfortably they come in again on a bit less edge I've found. Timing is crucial though, wait too long and it'll be gone, too soon and they wind you and they won't touch it. They're smart critters and will gladly pass up a free meal if they don't feel safe. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  7. In the Oswego river above the dam you mean? There's walleyes in the river but not enough numbers for me to target them there. The size typically isn't too impressive either. I'd say fishing the spring and fall at night on Oneida lake would be good odds of getting eyes on a streamer. I've always wanted to do it but haven't up to this point. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  8. chrisw

    Ice Fishing

    I love ice fishing, the winters lately are a gamble on whether we get good ice or not it seems. If you fish in the summer too check out Onondaga lake for tigers. It's a bit of a sleeper spot for good tigers. We catch quite a few there. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  9. Haha the "diehard" fly guys probably don't like them but that's because I'll out fish them most of the time with that technique. The biggest advantage is keeping your bait in the strikezone for a long period of time, drifting at current speed (which is really important for a natural presentation) and having a 13' rod that you can instantly pick up line with and the reel you literally just clamp your hand on to set the hook and use varying pressure to apply the brakes when you can. To me there's little better than watching a float drop solidly and a 13' rod loaded up and an angry steelie on the other end ripping line out through your hand. Those first few big head shakes reverberating up through the rod is a dopamine hit. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  10. Those rods will certainly do the trick. You don't NEED to spend a ton of money to do it but you might WANT to if the bug bites you. We mainly use centerpin (reels) to fish, if you've never heard of those reels I'd suggest you look them up on youtube. Best presentation you can get for river fishing in my opinion and very fun on top of it. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  11. Walleye can certainly be had on a streamer, Oswego is about impossible to fly fish from the wall though. Up at the dam and in the river no problem. I've seen a fair number of eyes caught at the dam given the right flow and conditions. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  12. If you're looking to catch fish from shore (no waders) then I'd recommend Oswego hands down. They have a walkway along the entire west side of the river and some on the east side. Certain areas you will need a long net, other areas you can walk fish down to a landing spot. The fish numbers per sq ft are much much greater in Oswego than the SR. But if solitude and exploration are your thing then Oswego isn't it, the SR is. Oswego has a mix of steelies and browns right now with a fair amount of walleyes kicking around. Walleyes are behind the hotels on the east side walkway (you'll definitely need a long net) and there are decent numbers behind the powerhouse on the west side right now. Egg patterns are always a decent choice but this time of year the marabou jig bite really turns on as most of the eggs are gone. Float fishing jigs is hands down the best method and you'll get walleyes, browns and steelhead on them. White jigs are the best performers in 1/8oz and 1/16oz. If you're looking to cast for browns the end of the walkway on the west side nearest the harbor is a great choice and generally there are a good number of browns down there. Use pretty much any stickbait, spoon, crankbait, rip n rap or continue floating marabou jigs. My favorites are the Berkeley flicker shad in silver/blue but color isn't a huge deal a lot of the time. There are fish generally everywhere in Oswego, it's getting a presentation in front of them that's key. I'll often throw 4 different rod setups in the truck and bounce around to different areas of need be. You'll be somewhat limited on spots without a long handled net though. I use a 10' net and it's ideal. As far as eating the fish goes, I don't really like trout so I release all of my fish but if you like it then they're good to eat. Good luck! If you have any more questions feel free to ask. Be careful, it's addicting!! My last rod/reel combo was $650 dedicated strictly to float fishing, and I have several now if that tells you anything! Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  13. It took me roughly 6 months to get mine years ago, I asked about applying for a full carry and they essentially told me not to bother because I won't get it. Now mind you, at the time I had a few gun safety courses under my belt, had completed phase 1 of the police academy and was a firearms supervisor at a big box store. Nope, still a no. A couple of years later, my now wife, applies for hers, essentially no firearm experience in the past and applies for full carry. She gets hers back unrestricted. WTF!? I haven't tried to get mine amended because frankly I don't care, I'll carry it when and where I see fit. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  14. I've never used CBD, but I've tried melatonin. Melatonin didn't do a damn thing for me. Sleep aids knock me out, 50 grams of diphenhydramine will put me out generally. I think as a society we are always searching for some miracle pill to cure all ailments. Cbd to me is the newest "cure." Is it possible it helps certain people? Maybe. Or maybe it's in their head that it helps... I'm no pharmacist or scientist but the placebo effect is a real thing. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk
  15. chrisw

    Arrow "Wraps"?

    Team pink here too. I see it best in most conditions. Sent from my moto g(6) using Tapatalk