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Finally put my row boat out on the lake for fishing


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For years I've been wanting to get my rowboat back out on the reservoir here in lower NY, just never found the time and every year came and went. Its NYS watershed and NYC water supply so you have to have it registered, tagged, and cleaned before getting a spot on one of these. Now I just need to dedicate some time to get out there and fish! You end up leaving it chained to a tree and it stays out there for 3 years before renewing it again.

Row Boat NY Reservoir

West Branch Reservoir Row Boat

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That's a nice brown man! Really wish my trout spot hadn't gone to hell. We keep trying to get them to not post the days they stock, and what do you know... A solid 2 weeks after they release them our spot is flooded, and there's no more fish out there. They don't even have a chance to bring back the populations we saw growing up. 

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3 hours ago, Fish0rDie said:

That's a nice brown man! Really wish my trout spot hadn't gone to hell. We keep trying to get them to not post the days they stock, and what do you know... A solid 2 weeks after they release them our spot is flooded, and there's no more fish out there. They don't even have a chance to bring back the populations we saw growing up. 

Sounds like it’s overfished too soon. They really shouldn’t post, I agree. Let the fish get acclimated and hopefully reproduce.

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