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  1. 4 points
    smerchly

    Turkey Opener Coming!

    Try texting them ......
  2. 3 points
    fishingking

    Sunday funday.

    Just had a good couple hours of steady action off beaver dam road Thorold where the big red barn used to be .my daughter and I were bottom fishing with three way rigs and worms .we ended up with 7 perch (all bigger than 10" one was 14") and 4 catfish about 2-3 pounds .missed one really heavy fish that was only on for a sec .
  3. 3 points
    knightfisher

    Cheap Gas

    One station was giving out free K Y, helped a bit ...
  4. 2 points
    Derek0291

    Beginners Luck

    Went fly fishing for the first time this weekend! (practiced casting prior to heading out) Was a blast, caught 14 trout and 1 chub trout lol... recommend anyone that's wanted to get into it to just pick up a rod and teach yourself. Nymph fished under every structure possible. Missed tons of hook sets as I'm still learning. Not sure if photos are showing
  5. 2 points
    smerchly

    Sunday funday.

    Tried Beaverdam's for a few hours today . The fish were hungry .... using can corn/bread pack , puff corn /bread pack & just corn . First hour was good , 2 carp 2 catfish & a big rudd that took the corn . Another carp an hour later ...all carp between 10 & 12 lbs. Rudd was just under 3 lbs . Got a couple more cats & another rudd . One carp only had the bottom half of the tail, but still put out a great battle ! Two carp took the corn puffs & one took the can corn . Great to be in the groove again !
  6. 2 points
    DNorton

    Sunday funday.

    https://imgur.com/a/7g2mWhQ Hopefully these images work? Struggling with the hosting of photos lol
  7. 2 points
    bigugli

    Sunday funday.

    The Thorold spot was producing a few carp tonight.
  8. 2 points
    DNorton

    Sunday funday.

    Yea unfortunealy I was one of those unintended a few years ago. My son threw his worm box in the water. Since then we carry in an empty garbage bag and take out what we can when we’re leaving. He’s only 9 but he’s starting to understand what it does to the ecosystem. If nothing else it preserves my spots for now
  9. 2 points
    rocknreel

    Trout Opener

    Got out to Bowmaville Sunday for a 8.30 start , water was a little high with good colour . Surprised , the go to spot was empty of fishermen . I brought lots of baits to try including dew worms it was chilly with a light dusting of snow ! There was a big fallen tree in the tail end of the drift which limited the amount the space available to fish , more than 2 fishing this spot would be tight ( perfect for the 2 of us ) I' m rigged and ready first 10 drifts or so I had 3 fish on ( great start ) I finally land a nice silver female my buddy nothing yet he switches over baits and lands one aswell though it wasn' t long before the bite slowed . I didn' t see many bent rods when looking around .....switching baits I get bit by a runaway train haha this fish went under the big tree and headed down river . There was enough space for me to bend and crouch under the tree in order to chase my fish . It wasn' t till the next bend which was quit a ways down before I was in control and was able to land the trophy steelhead ( a good 30 " er ) My day ended 2 for 10 my buddy also landed 2 not great results but a nice day to be out...... I was in Argentina Oct 2017 ( Jurassic Lake ) and caught a lot of big rainbow biggest 19 lbs , They do not fight like our northern steelhead but they have big numbers to make up for that Rocknreel
  10. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Cheap Gas

    I remember when I had a turbocharged gtir from Japan. Only vpower in that. 1.35- 1.50 is normal. Now I drive a truck. Even worse.....”gotta pay to play though”
  11. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Beginners Luck

    CONGRATS on your first time out. Nice looking fish. Pretty sure photobucket you have to pay for nowadays.
  12. 1 point
    Chrisb

    Sugarloaf parking

    That is the ramp fee. Drive away and park elsewhere and the ramp is free.
  13. 1 point
    fredfisher

    Sunday funday.

    its a recon thing....aerial environmental identification leaps.....
  14. 1 point
    smerchly

    Sunday funday.

    When I have seen the carp jumping and thrashing I don't have much luck . They may be in the spawning ritual and haven't got time to eat . I picked up a cheap loaf of bread today for the chopper , hope to get out tomorrow to a shallow spot for carp ( or cats). Good on ya for picking up the trash , and the FISHING LINE ! Those people don't care about wild life or anything else , but will be the first to complain when a fence goes up with no fishing signs . I emailed Jim Bradley about the worm boxes which could easily be made from compostable material but he just passed the buck as usual ....and they go on and on about the "environment" but don't really give a $hit ....unless there's $$$ in it for them . I put 20 worm boxes in the blue box last year ....got a good start again this season , and LOTS of line ! People will lug in food , drinks , full cans of corn , etc., but can't take the empty stuff back ....or are just too damn lazy ......and it's not just the fishermen that don't have much matter between the ears ... this might help remind them ..
  15. 1 point
    Lundtastic

    Turkey Opener Coming!

    Just gobbles this morning around 6ish then nothing. Maybe tomorrow will be the day.
  16. 1 point
    mooseslayer

    Ethanal free gas

    I just did satellite street view and I can see the sign "New - Non Ethanol Regular Gas". Might be the cheapest alternative to the high test, high cost gas here.
  17. 1 point
    My Merc 200 four stroke is only 4 years old and to date I have had no problems. I use regular unleaded from the major brands but occasionally I do top up with high test if I know the boat will be sitting idle for some time. I also will put in as much premium as I can afford before winter storage and only then do I use a stabilizer. As for buying fuel, I am sometimes leery of small northern lakes marinas as they only sell a fraction of the fuel that road stations do and I question how fresh the fuel is and the condition of their tanks. As for oils etc., I am a firm believer in using only the products marketed by the engine manufacturer. I have been doing this for 40 plus years and have never had a problem. My Dad was using CTC 2 stroke oil in his new 35 Evinrude (he used all of 2 cans a season) because it was cheaper. When he had a problem under warranty and it had to go back to Peterborough, they told him immediately on opening it up that he was not using OMC oil because of the residue found on the rings. I am sure there are some excellent off-brand products out there but we don't know which ones they are. I wonder how many engine rebuilds Walmart has paid for because their cheaper lubricants are not up to the task. Mercury, Yamaha, etc. have a vested interest in their products and want their customers to be satisfied. We are not driving our boats to work everyday so the little bit extra we pay over a season is well worth the peace of mind and possibly, the better performance.
  18. 1 point
    DaveC

    Trout Opener

    4 @ duffins, 2@ Bowmanville all on pink bags, or pink beads. Seen lots fish dropping, but not very active feeding.
  19. 1 point
    w1w

    2002 merc 115hp 4 stroke idle problem

    ...with all the products out there, it is confusing. I had to get some very small diameter siphon hose during this adventure to get some gas out of my boat tank. I'm getting to your question. The gas seemed like it had just come out of the pump. Was that, in part, because I religiously use Stabil 360 Marine? Don't know. I had a bass boat for 4 years. Sold it a couple years ago. Bought it in Florida from a friend. It ran fine on the Big 'O' when I tried it. Got an 8lb. largie that day, too. Got the boat back to Canada and put it in at the Parks Marina. Wouldn't start. Took it to Grand Island to a marina. They cleaned the carbs, put in new plugs AND told me the gas was bad. Had to siphon around 18 gallons...a real pain. Never had a problem for the 4 years I owned it after getting rid of the old gas. At the marina, there was a jar of ethanol gas sitting on the counter. It had separated into layers over time. I think I actually asked what was in the jar. A pro suggested the Sta-bil (long time ago) and I don't think I have had any performance issues due to ethanol but the possibility exists that your injectors can plug up. Is that partially due to ethanol? I use Wynn's from Walmart...injector additive...3 pack. Does it work?...don't know. Does it hurt...don't know. Researching (google) an injector additive might be a good idea. Maybe, I should take my own advice. Does anyone out there use an injector additive with confidence?...
  20. 1 point
    w1w

    2002 merc 115hp 4 stroke idle problem

    ...so, I removed the fuel injectors and cleaned them. I had already replaced the plugs. I purchased them (4) at Advance Auto in Buffalo for $20.83CDN. The same plugs over here at a local auto supplier were $9.99 each plus tax and not in stock. I'm not advocating buying in the US, just stating facts. The possibility of the injectors being plugged does exist. There is a solenoid in each injector which when engaged (electronic fuel injection...EFI)) causes the injector to spray/mist gas thru 4 minute holes. The one injector did not appear to be spraying, correctly. The cleaning process seemed to make it work, correctly. See utube for directions on how to make something to test/clean your injectors. You'll need a can of choke/carbeurator cleaner and you'll need to pressurize the line. Much easier with 2 people when you're testing. However, as much as that may have helped. I found an idle speed control screw on the port side of the motor. It's right about in the middle on the outer side. If you look from the stern, you'll see it. There is a plastic cover over it so you will have to use needle nose pliers and a small turn makes a big difference (in my case). I was using 'ears' in the driveway to run the motor. Adjusted the idle to 800 rpm's and it is idling fine, now. Took the boat out in the Upper and the adjustment didn't affect normal performance at higher rpm's. Clean injectors at your own risk. Hope this helps someone in the future. School's out!
  21. 1 point
    gunner-2

    Turkey Opener Coming!

    I have only got out once so far but yes the toms i have in my spot will gobble in the tree then shut up on the ground and has all his hens with him things are behind. try staying out longer and you might get him fired up when the hens are off doing their own thing. but in that case i will forget him and try to get the hens to come to me he will be right with them it will pick up soon when the hens start to lay
  22. 1 point
    I'm_A_Drifter

    is it smelt time?

    A good rain will trigger a run as well. All about the timing during a short span.
  23. 1 point
    smerchly

    went for perch caught bows

    Hey Snakeman ....write that recipe down ! That looks delicious ! Thanks chef ryk ..... I'll pass that on to Joe next door ! We oven baked the fillet , wrapped in parchment paper on a cookie sheet today . My wife bought a jar of basil pesto & spread a thin coating on the fillet , then a sprinkle of lemon & herb spice , baked at 350F for 10 min, then opened up the paper & gave it about 5 min.more ,until it was flaky . It was excellent ! .....need to talk to my trout man .......
  24. 1 point
    smerchly

    Pigeon

    I caught a pigeon under my bird feeder 2 weeks ago . It could not fly , just ran in circles ....maybe flew into a car or window ,ect. I put it in a large tote with rags , then straw & put it in the garage and fed it mostly corn with peas and a few beans . It still couldn't fly last week , so put in in a large cockatiel bird cage . It would bat my hand with it's wings while feeding it (must be a hen) 😁 I gave it another test flight today ....and away she went ....sitting on top of the garage . I hope it goes back where it came from and can find it's own food . It has been robbing my carp stash for 2 weeks !
  25. 1 point
    Craiger

    Swinging The Niagara

    I also want to mention that I use Skagit heads to keep the D loop small because of some of the awkward places that you have to cast in. Also keeps you from having to wade too deep to make a fishable cast. My go to rod is a 12'4" 8wt Beulah platinum with a compact Skagit head. Killer for that place.


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