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Let me make this clear. The orginal post a few days ago is/was NOT about the quality of fishing in either lake. For those that took it as what's wrong with Maho they got the wrong idea.


It's was intended to start a discussion about the politics involved in the management of both lakes.
 

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OH! That's what you meant! LOL......

now you tell us Paul! AHHAHA.....

that's alright, your post woke up this sleepy board for a while!
 

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Ooooh, in that case I have nothing intelligent to add to the thread in terms of facts since I have only sat in on the meetings as it relates to Mahopac - never met with anyone or even heard of Callahan Lake.

Sorry, but nothing but the facts from me - speculation, dart throwing and second guessing people is not my style.

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Maybe they thought if they changed the name from Candlewood to Callahan none of us bass fishermen would be able to find our way there!?!?:p

Politically speaking it seems the CLA (Candlewood Lake Authority) thinks everything that has gone wrong since the beginning of time is the fault of bass fishermen. That includes boating accidents, reckless driving, over crowding, noise pollution, and anything else you can think of. But with two state facilitated boat ramps on it's shores and little proof to back up their allegations it probably won't be too easy for them to get rid of us (I hope).

On Maho I don't know if the association likes us or not but I do know if they want rid of us they need only convince one person. The owner of Macdonald's marina. Which makes their political structure quite different. If they say we're gone....WE'RE GONE!!

My plan....... Pull the brim of my hat over my face, don't rev the engine too close to shore, try not to stick any jigs on the docks or surrounding boats, and hopefully catch a fish or two.:cool:
 

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Sculs quote from qriginal post

Its like spitting into the wind. If you dont want to get wet, get out of the way. Most organizations pay lip service to their members, treading water and "pretending" to do something. The truth of the matter is everyone hopes the problem will just go away on its own. There is no organization within most organizations. The ones that do "charge to the front" do it long after the horse has left the barn. Sad, but unfortunately true. I'm moving to Salacia...no fishing regs there....come to think of it no people there either. lol
 

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The homeowners rule the roost in both places. They have manipulated the situation to suit their needs, even though in one case it's public water and in the other federal funds were used to build ramps. Its time for those most affected to refute their speculation and attack their positions. Unfortunately one of best methods of communication has been cut off with the CT Bass message board going underground. We have set back and let these things happen to us over the years and we really do have some power to keep things from getting worse.

My first suggestion would be for the state, through the power of eminent domain, to take land and build a state ramp on Maho.
 

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Paul, now you know that I would love to see what you are saying for Maho, but realistically, why would the state even begin to do such a thing?

you realize how many private lakes there are in NY, right.....now imagine if ALL of them were getting pressured to have state launches.......

naturally, for us, the fisherman in this part of the state it would be a wonderful thing......

the guys up in WNY must laugh all the time at our predicaments: paying 20 dollars or more almost every time we use a bass boat; rowing on 1000 acre impoundments........

it is laughable.........
 
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