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  1. 10 points
    bigugli

    Central Sakatchewan

    As a gift for my birthday, The family paid to fly me out to the prairies for a 10 day fishing trip. What a fantastic time with my family. Then there was the fishing. Never hit the water for more than 4-5 hours each day, yet we were catching 50-120 fish per session. The tactics were simple. Baitholders with leeches, and our worm harnesses tipped with worm, leech or minnow. Minnow and ball jigs , with a sickle hook or casting jigs tipped with twisters or paddle tales. The fish were insane. Walleye out there were fighters, not dead weight. Pike were a lot thicker across the back as compared to pike in southern Ontario.
  2. 9 points
    Tyler0420

    Grand river fishing

    Decided to hit the river and catch a meal. I knew a spot that the sun would be behind the trees so off I went. If you wanna catch fish put a spinner on, so I did. Caught a nice smallie a few casts in then a stick, nope 15”ish walleye pulled it up on shore and it spit the hook and back it went. A few casts later feels like a log, lost it. Then another log (19.5” walleye). Some decent action then it died off. Its nice to have the grand almost in your backyard.
  3. 9 points
    Fish Farmer

    Boating law

    This was me all last week up north with 8 guys, 9 days we switch back in forth taking turns in 3 boats. Only thing I caught was Walleye and a full belly from a fish fry.👍
  4. 7 points
    Jim K

    new underwater video

    https://youtu.be/N1hrmlhJEC0
  5. 6 points
    Tyler0420

    Boating law

    It’s not being enforced. It’s only a recommendation not a law. If we can protest 1000’s of people inches away from each other I’m sure boating with 2-3 is fine. If not bring a sign and say your protesting.
  6. 5 points
    Tyler0420

    Great day fishing

    Spent the day on the Detroit River, beautiful day out and fishing cooperated. Two limits of walleye in 3 hours. One boat had 9 fist drift. After walleye we decided to try out some pike fishing so found a bay and threw some spinnerbaits. 5 oos bass and we left that spot and called it a day. Man that river is kinda scary. Lots of current. After the walleye fishing we were packing up and next thing you know we’re about to hit the front of an island. Oh crap start the motor. No power to the motor......get on the troller, it’s barely doing anything in the current. Getting closer the the island we drop anchor. Even the kicker wouldn’t of got us anywhere the current was strong at the front of the island. We waved down a boater and they ended up towing us up to a marina so we can check the boat out in safe waters. Try starting the main motor and no power still. Ended up being something easy. No power because the boat was still in gear slightly. In all the commotion it must of got pushed forward when we initially tried starting it. Ended up being a great day out and thanks to the michigan guys/girl that gave us a tow. Oh ya also caught a musky bait..
  7. 5 points
    Morwood80

    Testing pandemic purchase

    Took the kiddos over to feed the pannies at the flat water centre and test out the new frozen fishing rod. My boy wanted to help out too😎
  8. 4 points
    corey

    Chemong Lake fishing

    I know I know... it's not Niagara but a buddy of mine got a place up on Chemong and we set out for the first time to explore. The lake is known as a panfish lake and yes, it is a panfish lake. We spent probably 3 hours of the day trolling with cranks, just flatlining and to our complete suprise, sunfish and bluegill were hammering the cranks. We probably caught 40-50 panfish in total while trolling cranks. I have never had that before. We did a lot of testing as well. He has young children so we had to make sure we found spots and methods that would keep the kids busy. We did some testing in weeds and found that worms, no matter how they were rigged would catch fish, pretty obvious. I ran a jig on the bottom and he ran a dropshot. With the jig, if it caught the eye of a fish on the way down I could generally seal the deal with a plastic on the jig. If the jig with plastic was down for more than 30 seconds it was not getting hit ever. On his dropshot with the hook up a foot or so the fish would grab almost any plastic. It was sunfish galore. We spent a bunch of time casting various lures looking for better fish and other than a small walleye which released itself 8 feet from the boat on me there was nothing. We were basically casting some weedy bays at that point trying to find "quality" fish. We didn't have enough time to explore the shorelines for traditional bass cover, that will be for another day. It was our first time on Chemong and was great to get out for a day. No pics as nothing photoworthy was caught.
  9. 4 points
    Mbocco

    Fishing with the kids

    My 11yo boy and 8yo daughter wanted to go “catching” and not fishing so I took them to a reliable drum spot this morning which should look familiar. They each hooked and reeled in their own sheepshead. My daughter was thrilled. My daughter has accepted the fact that the worms must die for us to catch the fish. What she had a really hard time with was me having to kill the “cute little gobie”.
  10. 4 points
    Jwl1

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Always pick up after myself and then some....have often brought garbage bags when fishing the Niagara glen and took some time on the way back up the path to clean up....biggest culprits...timmies cups and water bottles...I'm also a smoker but my butts go in my pocket...a little effort goes a long way for sure
  11. 4 points
    Tyler0420

    Grand river fishing

    I actually haven’t spent any time targeting carp here but they should be around. A few years ago I was fishing for whatever using a pickerel rig with worms. My reel peels off and I landed my biggest river carp. Fell off the scale at 12lbs but fought like a monster. This was before I had all the special equipment. I’ve been thinking of baiting this area for carp but there’s quite a few turtles around. A good 15-20lb snapper was swimming in front of me tonight. But I’ll probably give it a try anyways. 1 more walleye caught tonight to add to the fish fry.
  12. 4 points
    fishingking

    Tapeworms in Erie walleye

    I just got home And cleaned 3 walleye from Erie and didn't see anything ...I just went to check carcasses and stomach ... nothing.....three fish today ...got really bounced around out there but managed an 8 a 7 and a 5 lb off jet n harnesses in 40 ft off port Colborne
  13. 4 points
    Ryan

    Worms for sale ?

    I was able to track some down en route to Welland and it proved to be valuable. 3 small Cats in about an hour off the Welland River. Thanks again for all of the suggestions. Never had caught a cat fish before so I drove off happy with the evening.
  14. 3 points
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Yepper ...got 3 today , largest one was 13.5 lbs .....(if my scale is on ) ...seemed to be near 30 lbs to me ..... Fished at "Nort's" spot & noticed this long "rope - reed" near the surface running parallel to the shore about 20' out . It seemed to be floating & the wind was moving it towards me . ...then I hooked a nice carp ! It ran toward the "rope" & hooked me up on the bottom & into some heavy weeds to my right . I opened the bail to see if it would turn around & it did ! I landed it & checked my line for frays ...good to go ! Then I decided to pull this "rope thing " in with my 30# braid ....It came in a foot or two & I saw it was a cable , about 1/2 " thick & I couldn't move it & I got my line off by dropping & lifting until the hook skipped over it . I packed up and moved .....will not fish there again . I believe it's an old cable they used to mark lanes for rowers & somehow ended up there . An outboard motor could easily hit the cable & flip a boat . ....the police came in with a black raft boat & I saw a firetruck pass by on the road with a yellow raft boat on the back ? I had many "bumps" today , taking a few inches of line , setting off the alarm for a couple of "beeps" , can't seem to hook one & they didn't take any maize from the hair rig. ! I did see a school of about 8 sunfish cruise by ...... So I caught 2 more carp at my old spot , one close to 10 lbs & one about 6 lbs . NICE day to be there !! My first one was a steamboat , lucky to have landed it with 5 lbs.of weeds wrapped around it ! I vill be back !!
  15. 3 points
    I don't shore fish either so I don't normally see much of this but I have picked up line and bait containers while out on the lake. One thing I am seeing more of is people who have cleaned their catch then dumping all the heads and guts in the garbage pail at the launch ramp. These pails are in a high traffic area and they soon stink to high heaven and attract swarms of wasps. I would think it would be better to dump them in the lake away from used areas and let the crabs, fish and gulls take care of them. As for myself, I use my own garbage disposal, but this fall when we go to once every two week garbage pick up, I just might package them up and drop them in the can at the steps of city hall.
  16. 3 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Too many entitled slobs out there .....society in general had gone downhill over the decades . Hire as many people as needed to keep places clean , add to the tax bill ....I'd rather pay more than see our environment turned into a dump site . Anyone know what the trash situation is like in New York State , e,g, ? I hear their parks are kept clean ....(chain gangs lol) ?
  17. 2 points
    Jim K

    new underwater video

    Thank you. In my opinion, the risk of entanglement is too great. I refuse to wear a tether in the river personally. Others do, but I believe they were a factor in two river fatalities I am aware of. In this sport, I feel every diver has to do his own personal thorough risk assessment. I have Opted out of dives because I didn't like the plan. The only line we employ is to our float and flag.
  18. 2 points
    Snags

    No Fish Today, but Got this Photo

    Got out for an hour to try for a muskie or two from shore, the radar told me I had some time. No fish No follows No signs of life in the water outside of a few carp and a turtle Driving home I did a double take, pulled over, and snapped a few photos.
  19. 2 points
    Tony

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I saw the same type of things a few years back at Beaverdams......................Made me sick to my stomach.........Hard to believe how ignorant some people are.......................
  20. 2 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I have more concern and respect for the birds and animals ....including domestic animals than I have for the human entitled slobs that sadly , inhabit this planet . The reg. book should note this issue with BOLD print !! ( in 10 languages )
  21. 2 points
    Snags

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    If you think the garbage dumping is bad now, wait till the fall when you are allowed garbage service every other week. The winter won't be a big deal, but I can tell you in the summer I don't want stuff sitting in my garage for two weeks.
  22. 2 points
    I'm with you Smerch....I'd maybe pick up some line so an animal, pet or child doesn't get caught in it but that's as far as it goes for me. I haven't shore fished in years so I don't get to see the shore mess like others do. However, when i am fishing in the boat and reel up a rats nest of someone else's line, I will bunch it up to throw out later.
  23. 2 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Most of our garbage comes from plastic materials ....single serve containers, etc., .. and yes, butts too . There are some who don't toss their butts anywhere they please and the others should not complain about the garbage .It would help to make all cigs without filters .... My two kids wore cloth diapers and their crap went down the toilet . How many millions of crappy "disposable" ones go to the dump now every day ?....just one example of the garbage produced in today's mass produced throw away society . I'll pick up line and that's about it .....cannot reason with pigs .
  24. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I fish a few rivers in the states and most of them river have garbage cans around and not overflowing. The states do a few things better then we do when it comes to fishing but that’s about it.
  25. 2 points
    I will clean up others fishing line. That I don't like for birds and animals.
  26. 2 points
    fishingking

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    They need cameras in these remote areas to actually catch idiots in the process and fine them heavily!
  27. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    good thing about carping is i don't have to sit and watch my rod so in the meantime i clean up some garbage if i have a bag with me if not ill toss some line or a few cups in my tackle bag. just last night i was fishing local i thought next time i come out ill clean up the shore lines, just maybe the fish gods will reward me.
  28. 2 points
    bigugli

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    We are always picking up stuff here and there, but not to the volume that I have to buy additional garbage tags to dispose of the waste. I do, however, pick up a few thousand bottles and cans that I recycle. It takes 30 pop cans to make 1 lb.
  29. 2 points
    rick

    I found this antique

    I found this in the closet today, just wondering if there are any others kicking around!!
  30. 2 points
    bigugli

    I'm Baaaack!

    Just finally back from my western adventure of 100 fish days. Report to follow.
  31. 2 points
    genec

    Erie bass

    My son and I finally got out this morning for the first time. Launched at Pt. Abino at 6:30 and fished till 9:00. We caught 4 bass out from the Buffalo Canoe Club in about 10 ft. Of water - the biggest was 3,3 Lbs.
  32. 2 points
    Ryan

    first one in a long time

    Hoping to keep my good luck going after the catfish/worms outing, I was able to land this fella hiding inside this pipe down in Cooks Mills. Haven't caught a largie in a very long time,
  33. 2 points
    smerchly

    first one in a long time

    Ya need a little extra seasoning for those bass !! Nice catch Ryan , probably some big ones lurking in that culvert !!
  34. 2 points
    Gil

    first one in a long time

    Ooops! Opened today!!! Lol!!
  35. 2 points
    Captain Hooksets

    Patiently waiting

    Where is everyone going? Green fish? Brown fish? Both? Patiently waiting for the browns with a few brown pops. Good luck and be safe! CHS
  36. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    ZzZz

    I haven’t had too many carp days lately. I fished the harbor for 3 hours the other day and got skunked. After Saturday I’ll be back to carping
  37. 2 points
    gunner-2

    more and new every day bans

    If things keep going the way they are this is going to be how us hunters are going to look like on opening day
  38. 2 points
    shoemaker

    Boating law

    I'm pretty sure whoever is driving would need thecpleasurecraft card. For what they cost I think it's probably a good idea for anyone who even might drive a boat to get one. . Beats getting a ticket,cause we call know how lenient opp and c/o's can be .lol
  39. 2 points
    Snags

    Boating law

    Those of you saying it is not enforceable ... if they issue the ticket you will have to take it to court to fight it. Everything put out is very vague, vagueness works to the advantage of those writing tickets but it may not work for the courts.
  40. 2 points
    AwolRJ

    Boating law

    Good luck enforcing the same address thing. Boat launches are packed and I'm sure they all don't live together. I just been going with wife and kids lately.
  41. 2 points
    Bass-turd

    Phase 1 opener

    Happy bass opener to all Lake Ontario (zone 20) anglers, looking forward to phase 2 when the rest of the province opens up next week, going up to moon river with some family, can’t wait, six more sleeps 😁
  42. 2 points
    smerchly

    I found this antique

    Good to see you came out of the closet Rick .......🙃 Nice shirt too .....I think I have some NFA's kicking around the house ......
  43. 2 points
    DNorton

    Boating law

    Went out on a charter today. They had hand sanitizer setup and there’s some new rules etc but it’s possible.
  44. 2 points
    Morwood80

    Firemans park

    St. Johns conservation area would be a nice easy spot for ur wife to walk. Easy access and has benchs. I go there with my 2 girls and my boy who’s in a wheelchair. Nice spot if you haven’t been. May be getting a little thick with the green with all this heat but definitely accessible spot
  45. 2 points
    smerchly

    Catt fishing tonight.

    A 3 way becomes a "bolt rig" when the weight is heavy enough ..... cat picks up bait on 2-3' lead , swims away with bait until line drags weight ......hook 'set' ....and we have "lift off " 🚀 Fred....this method applies to shore fishing or while anchored . ....
  46. 2 points
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Tried Rennie again today , came in from the back side ....about 40 vehicles in the parking lot ! Everyone is on the loose after being in the coop after a 3 month sentence .....out on parole to walk , talk , picnic , take Fido out for a run etc etc etc . I took 2 rods , one light rod to catch those "bumps" that I have been getting lately ....but no bites on the worm ! So I chummed with maize , loaded up the hair and what do you know ....some bumps !! After 5 minutes of getting a few bumps the tip bent more and low & behold , it was a carp ....and went nuts ! It was only about 10 lbs but smoked my reel a few times !! Four more after that ....3 close to 10 lbs and one about 5 lbs , but another great scrapper for it's size . Four of the 5 carp did the "bump" thing before taking the plunge ! When I fished the shallow spots at Jordan , many would also pick up ...and drop the line many times until they bent the tip of the rod enough for a "hook set" ! They were still biting when I left as the hot sun was too much for this old guy with a good north wind behind me . Three plus hours was very productive ! (sore elbow) ....Next test run ....Jordan ! Just took one shot today ....most were close to this size ....and very tough scrappers ! Cheers !
  47. 1 point
    steelshady

    Carp carp carp

    Bought a sling shot yesterday at Pete's and a jar of cured corn for todays outing. Was using home made maize as per Smerchly recipe, bought the corn at TSC (25kg) lol... Started chumming at 11:30 am and about 30 min carp were jumping around our baited area. Results, 1/3 in 1 hour, fish stopped biting after we ren our of chum.
  48. 1 point
    Fish Farmer

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    You'd be surprised Smerch the stuff I've seen floating out in the lake, some of those Marks on my finder makes one wonder;;just garbage??? In the end Smerch, what do you think will happen when were gone????? SAD SAD With all this crap going on now, I think we lived in the best time of life, Life we've had will never happen again. Shame.
  49. 1 point
    smerchly

    Silly ships

    Tiller handle broke ......
  50. 1 point
    fishingking

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Yes I have cleaned up some garbage at a few spots ...one time I went on a Saturday and cleaned up when I left and on Wednesday went back and it was littered again...pisses me off !


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