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Offline pikemaster0607

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #330 on: Jan 15, 2019, 05:29 PM »
You can park at state launch but they charge a fee. There is a machine to use and get a receipt. They do come and check
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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #331 on: Jan 15, 2019, 08:06 PM »
You can park there with an empire pass.   

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #332 on: Jan 16, 2019, 07:00 AM »
If you park there with your empire pass make sure to get the parking pass too. If you go to the visitor center at Letchworth with your empire pass they will write of a parking pass for you dashboard. This is supposed to be good at all the state launches and you won’t have to worry about coming back to a ticket. This is if you get there before the attendant is posted. I asked about just leaving the pass on the dash and they said that should be kept on you. They will ticket as others stated.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #333 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:40 AM »
OK thanks all for the clarification. Hoping to hit the ice Friday afternoon before the storm

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #334 on: Jan 16, 2019, 08:49 AM »
If you park there with your empire pass make sure to get the parking pass too. If you go to the visitor center at Letchworth with your empire pass they will write of a parking pass for you dashboard. This is supposed to be good at all the state launches and you won’t have to worry about coming back to a ticket. This is if you get there before the attendant is posted. I asked about just leaving the pass on the dash and they said that should be kept on you. They will ticket as others stated.
I've been told to leave the card on the dash..........depends on who's looking I guess.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #335 on: Jan 17, 2019, 05:46 PM »
It`s ridiculous if you have to pay a fee to get on Silver lake. Allegheny state park has no fees now at all. With the taxes we pay it should be free.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #336 on: Jan 17, 2019, 05:54 PM »
Yeah it's just silver lake that you have to pay, Honeoye is free right now. I guess it's cause at silver the maybe to pay for the heated bathroom.  Not that our fees go towards the launches.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #337 on: Jan 17, 2019, 07:22 PM »
I'd pay $5 at Honeoye if they heated/cleaned/updated that nasty ass bathroom lol



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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #338 on: Jan 17, 2019, 08:15 PM »
Letchworth state park does not charge to get into the Main park through castle entrance. You have trails to walk, cross country. Skiing, snowmobile , and tubing with heated bathroom's.  Now where do they get off charging. Icefishing and you can't launch your snowmobile, or atv

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #339 on: Jan 17, 2019, 08:22 PM »
I was putting money in the machine and a Park Police pulled Up it was a nice lady said you do not have to pay you don't have to pay at letch State Park either that was yesterday

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #340 on: Jan 19, 2019, 05:18 PM »
Standpipe, today Sat. had 6" of clear hard ice.  Bite was slow only kept a doz 8-9" perch.  Walked toward the Golf Course and Perry Beach cutting holes all the way, ice remained at 6".   4" of snow at 3 pm when I left made the drag a little tough, will need the Smitty next time.  A lot of fishermen on the South end when I drove by at 8 am

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #341 on: Jan 22, 2019, 06:48 AM »
At the south end and not sure what to do. There is a layer of slush ice spud went right through and scared the crap out of me. Drilled a few holes and the proper ice seems very inconsistent. Not experienced enough to know if this is dangerous. I’m the only one here. If anyone else knows what they are doing let me know. Lol. Going to check conesus

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #342 on: Jan 22, 2019, 10:16 AM »
Don`t take chances by yourself! It will be thicker soon enough. Sure guys will be there this weekend.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #343 on: Jan 23, 2019, 01:59 PM »
how thick was the ice today ?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #344 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:03 PM »
Rule of thumb.. If there's nobody on and it's a weekend, ice is no good
Real good Steve, we were biting this morning..we were biting this morning...

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #345 on: Jan 26, 2019, 08:27 PM »
Silver did not get the snow Friday nite like the snow belt did.  1-2" of  snow on the lake.  Ice is 8" thick and solid no snow ice.  Shore is a little wet from when the lake rose from the rain mid week past and the ice broke away from the shore.  Bite was on and off all day, mid lake, caught 40 kept 26  8-9" perch with a few 10"s mixed in.   Made more ice today.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #346 on: Jan 27, 2019, 03:28 PM »
Thanks for the report Perch chaser. Looks like 2 1/2 days this week won`t get over 10 degrees. All the WNY lakes should be safe going forward.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #347 on: Jan 28, 2019, 07:37 PM »
Does anyone know if Higgins self-serve bait on W. Lake road has shiners? I might head out there this weekend and want to know if I should buy bait before making hour drive. Thanks.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #348 on: Jan 28, 2019, 07:53 PM »
Does anyone know if Higgins self-serve bait on W. Lake road has shiners? I might head out there this weekend and want to know if I should buy bait before making hour drive. Thanks.
Yes. I stopped this morning. Shiners, fatheads and suckers

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #349 on: Jan 28, 2019, 08:38 PM »
Great, thanks!

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silver lake
« Reply #350 on: Jan 29, 2019, 09:01 AM »
has anyone been ice fishing on silver lake (Wyoming county) ny?  thanks, bill

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Re: silver lake
« Reply #351 on: Jan 29, 2019, 09:46 AM »
has anyone been ice fishing on silver lake (Wyoming county) ny?  thanks, bill

Now that you have posted once you can access the reports and conditions page and look for the Silver Lake post.

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Re: silver lake
« Reply #352 on: Jan 29, 2019, 09:55 AM »
Looks like a few out there right now:

http://silverlakeassociation-wny.org/lake-cam/

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Re: silver lake
« Reply #353 on: Jan 30, 2019, 11:52 AM »
Now that you have posted once you can access the reports and conditions page and look for the Silver Lake post.
Beers51, 3 posts are required to access the NY Fishing and Conditions page.  As for fishing on Silver Lake, look through the above posts, I've been on the ice the last 2 weeks.  Ice last Sat was 8" thick.  Perch bite so, so.  Gills not bad on the South end.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #354 on: Jan 31, 2019, 09:13 AM »
I thought that I had read a post yesterday on a scheduled pike tournament on 10 February but now I can't locate that post. If anyone has information on this event, I would appreciate the particulars. Thanks.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #355 on: Jan 31, 2019, 04:08 PM »
I saw that to not sure what thread it was on though?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #356 on: Jan 31, 2019, 04:44 PM »
are 4 wheelers allowed on silver lake? if so where can you gain entry?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #357 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:54 PM »
Is the bait shop in Castile at the Sunoco still operating?

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #358 on: Jan 31, 2019, 07:05 PM »
Is the bait shop in Castile at the Sunoco still operating?

No it is not.

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Re: Silver lake fishing
« Reply #359 on: Jan 31, 2019, 07:59 PM »
Is the bait shop in Castile at the Sunoco still operating?

I talked to him the other day, he says his supplier retired and not sure when he'll be doing bait again. The guy on w. Lake Rd is great.... Self serve stand with various sizes of bait fish as well as grubs and some tackle.

 



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