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6/28 report

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Stachowiak Jul 2. 3 Replies

Fished a few hours yesterday am b4 the Sahara heat kicked in.  No wind and hot made me miserible enough to quit before 11.  Had one tube bite in un1 and put a beat up mid 40s in the bag.  Call her 43…Read More

Sunday and monday opening week 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott McKee Jun 18. 1 Reply

Fished the harbor sunday am from 6 until 11 or so. Started shallow right outside the launch area and watched Noah Clark net a nice mid 40s fish right up in the shallows with me shortlining along the…Read More

Opening day 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by jojo wilczewski Jun 16. 4 Replies

Fun opener despite the tough conditions. Big winds, rain, fog, hot, cold and dirty water all came to play today. Casted and trolled from un1 to navy island hitting every bit of clean water and…Read More


Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Glassic Nov 16, 2017. 6 Replies

Jigger the river today 830am until 2pm with Andy Panz. 1st drift he popped a nice high 30s fish. 2nd drift I landed a nice high 30s fish from same area. Just before 2pm aftwr fishing all day without…Read More


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John Pensyl posted a status
"West river is perrrrfect!!!! Greeeeeeeeeeeen"
John Pensyl replied to John Jarosz's discussion Build it & They Will Come
"Little guy is probably a tiger too. Look at the build on that little chunk. Jesus."
Nov 6
John Pensyl replied to Scott Kitchen's discussion POSTPONED - Tim Wittek Tournament
"I think this is the right call due to water color but neither the upper, lower or harbor are under a small craft advisory for tomorrow. The only small craft advisorys in effect are for lake erie and lake ontario that I have seen. Both the…"
Nov 2
John Pensyl replied to Jerry Miller's discussion Water Conditions in the Upper Niagara River
"9 footers on Erie tomorrow. Dont expect it to be clearing any. West will have best vis but with tomorrow's forcast anything beyond the bend will be a nightmare."
Nov 2
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Oct 11
John Pensyl posted a status
"Started my annual harbor torture today. Stayed north for 6 hours and quit just before I suicided myself. Let's stock 20,000 10 inchers"
Oct 10
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Sep 24
John Pensyl replied to jojo wilczewski's discussion To all wishing the Larry
"Jojo what parts of the river are they looking for diary info and catch rates? I have 51 fish landed with 18 days on the Larry this year but the area I've fished covers the mouth to port of Montreal."
Sep 21
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion OMNR Stocking
"With as much stocking as was being done at the time in Ontario I almost find it hard to believe they werent stocking the lake or that they never did. They were dumping thousands of fish into the upper st. Lawrence and everywhere else they could find…"
Aug 21
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion OMNR Stocking
"Steve those records are only for the Niagara river also. Nothing there listed for lake erie at all."
Aug 21
John Pensyl replied to Scott McKee's discussion OMNR Stocking
"I've read through this before and it's exactly what I remembered when talking to them. I thought for sure stocking ended in 74. They were claiming the heaviest stocking was from 76 to 79 and specifically in lake erie not the Niagara.…"
Aug 21
John Pensyl posted a status
"Does anyone from the club have historical records of musky stockings in lake Erie and the upper Niagara from Ontario?"
Aug 21
John Pensyl replied to Tony Scime's discussion Catch and Release Submissions
"Just submitted all catches for season so far. Thank you for the reminder Tony."
Jul 9
John Pensyl replied to Tony Scime's discussion July 8 report
"The action at night can be great and I love the peaceful environment but you miss out on so much interaction with your surroundings. I miss the little environmental cues that happen up above that coincide with what's happening down below and…"
Jul 8
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Jul 8
John Pensyl replied to Tony Scime's discussion July 8 report
"Tony from the reports I've been getting the afternoon jigging bite has been very good. I've always hated afternoon on the Niagara due to the boat traffic but I may have to try myself if I get out this week. Buddy got 3 fish with a 49.5 and…"
Jul 8

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At 6:22am on September 20, 2016, Peter McConnell said…
Hi John. That's a 54" beauty caught on the St Lawrence in Montreal. 3 days, 9 fish, 4 over 50"!!!! Trip of a lifetime!!!
At 3:05pm on October 14, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

nice one guy's.always seems when you get one right off the bat that's it.  last night had a decent one on 2nd pass .one other hit at 11:30 .

At 3:44pm on September 17, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

86 ",165lbs aw wait that was my hammerhead. never over 50", few 50's, not that many 49"s tons of 45"to 48"s after between 1000 and 1100 muskies caught i'm long over due. hard to get over 48 in the river! had my chance in the early90's  . just released a 25 pounder drifted in shallow, depth finder went nuts (14 beeps,unheard of). fish never moved from mid july till nov 4th made countless passes over him , he was always there. this young dude i was taking with me  finally got his own boat and invited this idiot, know-it-all bass fisherman, first musky, figures he gets the fish to hit. get a call at 2 in the morning,  40lbs on his bathroom scale, brought the fish to the shop, called hank, he called all the old guys. 38lbs 14oz, biggest  legit  on hank was later confiscated by the DEC, the idiot didn't have his licence. figures, just my luck, "loser"!

At 2:09pm on September 16, 2014, thomas reinhardt said…

i always feel i'm owed a big ,big ,big fish after pounding away for the last 32 years! maybe this year? every micro-second i'm  trolling i'm thinking (this is it) mream!!!

At 11:58am on July 15, 2012,
Board Member
Scott McKee

Nice!  It seems like trolling at night isn't the only thing they want!

At 8:34am on July 15, 2012, John Pensyl said…
Cullen just boated our 6th fish of the day shortly after 8. 33,34,42,35,37,31. Flat stick, Draider, tube, swimshad, double bladed bucktail, tyrant jerkbait.
At 11:08pm on March 11, 2012,
Board Member
Carrie Keane

Welcome to the club John! Hope to see you at a meeting or out on the water soon!

At 9:36pm on March 11, 2012,
Board Member
Scott McKee

Welcome aboard John!  If you ever have any questions never hesitate to contact me.

(716) 225-3816

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