Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries

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2019/02/01 14:30:05 (permalink)

Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries

http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/115977.html
 

Great Lakes regulations under consideration

Extend the open season for lake trout in Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River (2020_GL 01)

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Description: Open the Lake Ontario/Lower Niagara River lake trout season on December 1 (currently opens January 1). The season would be closed from October 1 through November 30.
Rationale: Anglers targeting rainbow trout/steelhead in the Lower Niagara River frequently catch lake trout. Since lake trout spawning is largely over by the end of November, opening the lake trout season on December 1 will provide anglers with additional opportunities to harvest trophy lake trout without jeopardizing lake trout restoration efforts.

Reduce the daily creel limit for brown trout in Lake Ontario tributaries (2020_GL_02)

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Description: Reduce the daily creel limit for brown trout in Lake Ontario tributaries from 3 fish per day to 1 fish per day (excluding the Lower Niagara River).
Rationale: This potential change is intended to prolong high quality brown trout fishing opportunities through the winter months, while still allowing anglers the opportunity to harvest a trophy fish. Fishing effort on Lake Ontario tributaries can be intense each year from fall through spring, and maintaining high quality brown trout fishing opportunities relies on anglers releasing a high proportion of their catch.

Increase the minimum size limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario tributaries (2020_GL_03)

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Description: Increase the minimum size limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario tributaries from 21" to 25" (excluding the Lower Niagara River).
Rationale: This potential change is intended to prolong high quality rainbow trout/steelhead fishing opportunities through the winter months, while still allowing anglers the opportunity to harvest a trophy fish. Anglers have noted smaller rainbow trout/steelhead in recent years, and declining rainbow trout/steelhead fishing success as the winter season progresses.

Decrease the daily creel limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River (2020_GL_04)

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Description: Reduce the daily creel limit for rainbow trout/steelhead on Lake Ontario and the Lower Niagara River from 3 fish per day to 2 fish per day.
Rationale: Rainbow trout/steelhead provide the primary sportfishery in Lake Ontario's tributaries from November through the following spring. This potential change is designed to increase numbers and sustainability of rainbow trout/steelhead in the tributary fishery by reducing open lake harvest during periods when Chinook fishing success in the lake declines and more anglers specifically target rainbow trout/steelhead.
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    Lucky13
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/01 14:36:27 (permalink)
    That Brown Trout reduction is likely going to bother a lot of out of staters who go to the west end tribs, but I know a lot of the locals out around the Oak are tired of watching so many browns take that long trip to West Virginia or Ohio, or just get dumped in the bushes after the eggs have been stripped. 
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/01 18:51:00 (permalink)
    I read these today earlier , they sound good to me

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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/02 09:22:40 (permalink)
    You need to let NYSDEC know that, with an e-mail on each proposal.   The Charter guys are definitely opposed to anything that takes fish out of their box, and they will be responding loudly.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/02 09:27:25 (permalink)
    Lucky13
    You need to let NYSDEC know that, with an e-mail on each proposal.   The Charter guys are definitely opposed to anything that takes fish out of their box, and they will be responding loudly.


    Already done my man, one from my wife too.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/02 14:22:10 (permalink)
    I'm all for these changes.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/05 17:48:38 (permalink)
    I support the changes as well.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/06 11:51:30 (permalink)
    I don't fish the lake or keep fish in the river so my opinion is a bit self centered.
    LOWER THE LIMITS.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/06 13:16:48 (permalink)
    I should note that the 25" steelhead size limit is only in the tribs, although the limit would be reduced to 2 on the Lake, and stay one in the tribs.
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    post edited by YankeeAngler - 2019/02/13 07:28:07
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    Lucky13
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/06 16:53:02 (permalink)
    Welcome back Randy! We all missed you!  Well, some of us did!
     
    To be fair, the Lake Anglers are the major workers on the pen projects, so they get more creit than you're allowing, but.....
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/07 07:40:56 (permalink)
    i sent an email regarding each one....  i wish PA would do something like this... 
     
     
     


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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/08 09:27:20 (permalink)
    I agree with Yankee angler ...what's fair for tribs should be the same for lake . Those charters pound the lake and Niagara river daily and they usually fill their boxes full. Reducing trib fish numbers and not lake limits makes no sense . Go check the fish cleaning dumpsters near the launches and see how packed they are from the boats keeping fish if you want a reality check. That's a bad deal for Lake Trout too increasing the season starter. It's about money not the fish as always.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/08 10:33:43 (permalink)
    Just a reminder, comments here are all well and good, but DEC won't necessarily see them, make sure you respond to them separate e-mail for each comment, with the label they are looking for , and if you want greater restriction than what is proposed, let them know.
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    Re: Something that actually pertains to Lake Ontario Fisheries 2019/02/11 19:03:26 (permalink)
    I'm seriously considering bringing my jet sled, 2 man pop up and buddy heater.
    Can't take more than 15 minutes of exposure anymore so why not be comfortable ?

    "whats that smell like fish oh baby" .. J. Kaukonen
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