Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
K-O wobblers and other wide wobbling spoons such as little cleos and Kastmasters will work as well.
Find schools of alewifes and King Salmon should be in the vacinity.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
"This is the first time in more than a century that salmon produced naturally in the wild have been found in what was once New York's premier salmon stream. Forty-one wild Atlantic salmon were collected in June and July. All of the salmon were under one year old and ranged in length from about 2 - 2.5 inches."
Read more of this article here.
"State, federal and Canadian natural resource agencies have a keen interest in the potential for Atlantic salmon restoration in Lake Ontario. The NYSDEC currently stocks 30,000 yearling Atlantic salmon in the Salmon River and was pleased to hear of the discovery of the wild salmon."
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Five crossbows; 23 compound bows; 27 handheld spotlights; 223 assorted deer hunting tree stands and ladders;
One aluminum 17' canoe; one ABS plastic 15' canoe; eight small aluminum flat bottom jon boats (10'-14'); two small aluminum V-bottom row boats (10' &12'); two flat bottom "bass buddy" boats (9' & 12') - (Note: None of the boats at the auction have trailers or motors)"
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Estabrook Dam deadline set
STATE ORDERS MILWAUKEE COUNTY TO FIX OR ABANDON STRUCTURE
By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel
Posted: July 29, 2009
After years of neglected maintenance, state officials have ordered Milwaukee County to repair or abandon the ailing Estabrook Dam.
The Department of Natural Resources ordered the county on Tuesday to fix or tear down the aging structure on the Milwaukee River.
The DNR gave the county a deadline of Oct. 1, 2010, to hire an engineering consultant to provide information about whether the dam can be fixed or rebuilt.
The DNR also told the financially troubled county it has until Jan. 28, 2011, to make a final decision.
The DNR found numerous deficiencies during inspections in 1994 and 2004, and over time, an ever-growing pile of debris and garbage has pressed against the structure and threatened its integrity.
Some work and repairs have been made over the years. This summer, wooden timbers on one area of the structure were replaced with the help of an anonymous donation.
But dam safety experts at the DNR have concluded that the work to date has been inadequate.
Repairs could cost as much as $12 million, according to an estimate by a working group of county officials. The group estimated the cost of tearing down the structure at about $2 million.
County Supervisor Theo Lipscomb, whose district includes the river upstream of the dam, wants to see the dam repaired.
He said the cost of repairs could be far cheaper - about $2.4 million. One reason for the cheaper option: Repairs would be made so that water levels in the reservoir behind the dam would be dropped in the winter so ice doesn't press against the structure.
But DNR officials said all dams that need to be repaired in Wisconsin are required to meet standards to withstand the weight of ice.
Still, Lipscomb said that he is troubled by the years of county neglect, which could mean the loss of the 100-acre impoundment that's been a feature of the river for more than 70 years.
"I think it's irresponsible," Lipscomb said.
County Parks Director Sue Black did not return phone calls on Wednesday asking for comment.
The dam lies on the northern end of Estabrook Park and was built in the 1930s. A complicating factor is that river sediments above the dam are contaminated with industrial pollutants known as polychlorinated biphenyls.
Environmentalists and conservationists have pushed for removal, saying it would add another free-running stretch to the river. They point to the North Avenue Dam, which was removed in 1997. Water quality and habitat have greatly improved since then.
But residents above the dam want to see it remain intact, arguing the loss of boating and the lake-like character of the river would reduce property values.