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  1. 7 points
    Jwl1

    Let's all lighten up

    We all know these are unusual and tough times....its all what we make of it right now....we all should look out for one another....as a group on nfn here ..our community is made up of all ages...many have known one another for decades...some are new....its easy in these tough times to rant and take it out on one another.....thought I would share what I did to make the best of my day off today......I cant figure out a way to edit my pics into the story...but I hope I can tell the story in order...then you can view the pics.....lol..first off....every survival strategie needs a fire.......that has multi purposes in itself......idol hands are the devils playground so there is always....this that calms the savage beast!.......cant go fishing because I opened the closet and figured it is at least going to take me 3 weeks to untangle this!!!!!.......keep the kids in line in the kitchen while cooking a just because huge batch of pasta sauce and meatballs to have in the freezer just incase...special brownies...fridge stocked.....bbq on........if you couldn't buy tp today.....you are more than welcome to come over and use my garden shed...Haha..........and when all this is over......here is my self isolating!!!!.....again......big hugs to you and your loved ones!
  2. 6 points
    steelshady

    Covid-19 Boat Lunch closed

    Common sense prevails, don't forget, fishing is good for your mental health, I will not stop or else I will go crazy, family , work and fishing is all I got left. I fish spots where there are no anglers, except for the pool but I keep away 50 yards, lol. If you can fish away from people then I don't see it being a problem. Groceries stores, liquor stores and gas stations are ten times worst then going out to fish. That said, I waited all month to fish the spot below, the dynamics of the river have changed over the years, you have to check the hydrometric data to make sure your spot is not under water.
  3. 5 points
    shadow

    Covid-19 Boat Lunch closed

    Ok,let me see,Rolly 3 joins Mar 14 or so to join a fishing forum to tell people not to fish,if you don’t enjoy fishing,move on to another site,we all know what the world is going through,fishing didn’t cause this virus and stopping people from fishing isn’t the cure,my opinion is the govt should have banned March break travel,but they didn’t and here we are now,we all have to deal with this day to day,try and be somewhat positive or move on,,Rocket Scientist
  4. 5 points
    Surf and Turf

    Local Business Support

    With the current Pandemic situation non essential small business's will be forced to shut down as of midnight tonight, including hunting and fishing stores. If you have any purchases planned it would go a long way in helping out these business's get through this period. It is hard enough for them to complete with Amazon, Bass Pro and Cabela's in the best of times. This could be the straw that broke the camel's back for many small business. I'm sure they would appreciate the support.
  5. 5 points
    Jwl1

    Trespassers on Jet Boat property

    Cops drive down there on a regular basis....the parks commission guys are there on a drive by a couple times a day......if everyone dots thier P's and crosses thier Q's there shouldn't be much of a problem..biggest issues would be yahoos leaving a mess!!!!!...being disrespectful.....or doing anything destructive or going inside the big black fence.......you can walk behind the property no problem as it is designated as part of the original Bruce Trail....everyone should also thank the small group of "regulars" who are down there pretty much everyday....they are the ones "taking care of" the place and cleaning up after all the idiots on a daily even hourly basis...dead line...litter of all sorts...which is ridiculous because there is a trash can down there that the parks commission empties on a regular basis..so there is no excuse for that!!!!!....those guys are doing that because they care about the resource and dont want any more of it taken away !!!!!! I have been down there an average of at least once a week since November and can tell you that a little respect goes a long way......dont take it for granted folks!!!! And this can be your reward...
  6. 5 points
    Jwl1

    Something a bit different

    I know...I know..in the winter months most of my posts are generally steelhead related...but today decided to try a different cold water fishing approach....got together with smerch and Tyler for a bit of a crack at some multi species angling... tyler had his eyes on targeting carp...while bill and I tried a shot at some trout...was busy and current wasn't really cooperative....so after a little while we decided to change spots and adjust tactics.....went with a slip float and minnow set up..fishing an average of about 12-15 feet down...after all...you never know if you don't try..and it was pretty much a way for us to do some pre spring scouting.....was a beautiful chilly day to spend by the water...what do you know..some winter fishing pics from me that aren't a trout..lol...good to see a couple distinctly different year classes of toothies as well....the bigger one I got had some pretty big bite marks in it!!!!...would have like to have seen what was trying to eat that one!!!!....and much to surprise also caught a fatty easily 3 lbs or so... oo s er...that bill my camera man clearly tried his best to hide in the picture....all fish smiled for the camera and went back to be part of another fish tale.......thanks alot again guys..it was a nice day to get out...and a great way to start a new chapter in this year's adventures...gotta get out again soon
  7. 4 points
    pauly

    some cats

    My son and I decided to take a break from trout and pike. Got into some cats about 2 weeks ago. Caught some fat chubs for bait.
  8. 4 points
    genec

    Another Humour Line For The Day

    I never thought the comment ”I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6 foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are! and Shout out to all those parents who never taught their kids respect, and now they’re stuck at home with the little shits!
  9. 4 points
    genec

    Daily Humour

    With all the virus scare going on now, I thought we all needed a little humour in our day, so here's mine: I hear that there is a new currency sweeping the world now: BUTTCOIN
  10. 4 points
    kgm

    Daily Humour

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  11. 4 points
    Steve_Guelph

    A Day in the Life

    It is people that think like you that need to be educated: -this virus is extremely deadly. Do you know how many are infected and how many 1000’s are dead? -to lock up EVERYTHING is not possible. Do you mean wait till it gets real bad like other countries that have arenas for holding dead bodies? Countries that are so bad that a total lockdown prevents people from getting food? Do you mean you need it to get that bad before we need to do our part and have our government say ok everything is locked now because people don’t take it serious? -this is not a 70+ disease. It won’t discriminate against age. Yes the elderly have more respiratory issues or their immune system can be compromised easier but to even suggest that it’s okay because of 70+ and other health issues is not a big deal. -this has already surpassed SARS in a short period of time. As I wriTe this over 600,000 people infected and over 28,000 deaths. But as you say this is not that deadly. I worked on getting medical supplies to our country and can tell you this is far greater a threat to you and me. -self isolation after flight is not IF you feel symptoms....it’s MANDATORY. This is a fishing website and not a platform to argue things like this. Normally I would never do this or waste my time with your ignorant comments or your lack of proper facts but if I can help one person or save even the smallest spread it was worth hijacking Bill’s post here. I honestly feel sorry for you and your family and friends if you treat it with disregard. Please enjoy the outdoors, go fishing, take walks, but please don’t fish shoulder to shoulder or even worse think your invincible. Once again my apologies for posting a non fishing post Tyler and Bill sorry for the hijack. Stay safe everyone.
  12. 4 points
    Jwl1

    Fish finders

    I used this for a fish finder yesterday....it worked really well...and easy to adjust according to conditions...structure and depth
  13. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    White sucker run

    Couple from earlier today. Fished for 1.5hrs
  14. 3 points
    marktheperchman

    Perching today

    After another failed attempt at Erie on Saturday, I tried one of my old haunts today. I was rewarded. 27 keepers with twice as many thrown back. Nonstop action. I was only there for a couple hours.
  15. 3 points
    loomis

    Stradic parts..?

    Kenny's Reel Repair 62 Rosedale Ave. Hamilton 905-979-5152 He repairs reels, rods. Makes some custom tackle as well. Nice guy and quite reasonable.
  16. 3 points
    Jwl1

    Daily Humour

    Everyone has come home from a couple days camping with 1 or 2 less socks 😆🧦
  17. 3 points
    Surf and Turf

    Daily Humour

    Don't forget that in an emergency situation leaves work just fine. Best to have larger ones that have about a 40% moisture content for maximum effectiveness. Also avoid three and seven leaves together. One will make your ass burn and the other is meant to burn. I raked up a big bag yesterday for the wife, will try to barter with her for "favours". I'm just hoping she doesn't find the secret stash of TP in my hunting pack, also might have to pull the boat of storage to get at the roll in the glove box
  18. 3 points
    verado

    2020 smelt

    With the talk about smelt, I couldn't resist sharing this. Forty odd years ago my buddy and I went down to the sand docks at Queenston and using our dip net filled a tub with smelt. We immediately returned to the shop, plugged in a couple of deep fryers and started to clean them. In no time he had a batch cooking while I had only cleaned a few. Five minutes later he is shoving them down as fast as he can and I asked him how he could clean them so fast. He said easy, cut the heads and tails off and you're done. I said what about removing the guts? He gave me a funny look and said "they've got guts??"
  19. 3 points
    bigugli

    Happy Man

    I can still go fishing. I'm not letting the chaos get the better of me.
  20. 3 points
    Jwl1

    This afternoon

    Looked into my pics from the season...realized I didn't have any steelie pictures for march yet....thought I would remedy that...after all...gotta catch some every month of our awesome winter trout season....couple weeks of warm temps and it will be time to wrap it up until next season.....wasnt the best viz still....but tried my usual tactic for this situation....shorten my lead ....pick and choose my casts when the current is on the slower side....bite was slow today but I managed a couple for my efforts....and now the pressure is off for adding to my March photo collection....after all we can fish 12 months a year around here..so therefore have to have some sort of success story and pics every month of the year 🎣
  21. 3 points
    NiagaraRiverFisher

    Great Afternoon

    Was a great afternoon to be out there , plus temps = zoo time tho
  22. 3 points
    smerchly

    Winter carping

    Looks promising Tyler ! Hoping to chase the big cats first ....need to build up the arms for the carp . Got this corny card from my wife this morning ..... ( she knows )
  23. 2 points
    marktheperchman

    Another good day

    Got back out today and they were still biting. Only thing was the dink ratio was about 7:1 today where yesterday was more like 3:1. Thirty years now I've had that canoe and I still love fishing out of it. Wish I could avoid the sore butt though lol.
  24. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Let's all lighten up

    Ya..just a prank to keep people in line at home....so they are directed from the kitchen out the back door..haha....gotta entertain myself around here so I bug the crap out of my family...lol
  25. 2 points
    Jwl1

    boat ramp

    Here here about some fresh air.....this is about the time of year I start looking for some fishing spots where I dont see people....steelie fishing run its course over the winter months....on to the toothie critter quest......and some other exploring.....self isolation and social distancing and fresh air....and in a responsible fashion...just as some of the nfners are referring too...some of which i have known for many years.....we aren't talking about running around rampid like the people at the grocery store that cant even follow the big red arrows around to the big footprints...I hope they dont drive like that on one way streets.....just because some of us are being a bit light hearted and joking around does not mean we aren't taking this whole situation seriously.....all the best to everyone and thier loved ones!!!!
  26. 2 points
    marktheperchman

    boat ramp

    I don't need a marina to launch my canoe so it is alright if I go out fishing. I hope so because I'm heading out to the lake today.
  27. 2 points
    smerchly

    R.I.P. Mr .Rogers

    Sad to hear Kenny passed away ....... He was a big part of the music people of my age loved to see and hear . The song " The Gambler " really put him on the map and he had many great hits both solo and duets with Dolly & Lionel . To those who were into the music of the 70's - 80's we are saddened to see these great people fading away but will always have good memories of their music . Here are two guys who show such warmth and respect for each other , having a great time ....what life is all about . Yes , a white guy and a black guy ..... unforgettable performance together ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2CvL6UYvE
  28. 2 points
    Steve_Guelph

    A Day in the Life

    I played a role in the SARS pandemic as with a role in securing the Naloxone for the Opioid crisis in Ontario we face now. I see first hand that’s it not just “old people” but the cancer patients or the little kids with asthma. This is long from over Bill. Restrictions just went from 50 to 5 I believe. Not sure how this will change the fishing along the shores. Get out there catch the big one and post a picture for us Bill 👍
  29. 2 points
    smerchly

    A Day in the Life

    No garbage cans there yet Tyler . People were fishing there .....mono line , worm box , corn . The tables are handy , right on the bank. They close the gates after dark I'm told. ...maybe a daytime munchies party going on ..... "People are pigs in general" 🐷 I like to think those like us who take partake in on line fishing sites like NFN have more respect for the environment and keep their spots clean ....and that includes butts , fishing line and all packaging .
  30. 2 points
    Steve_Guelph

    A Day in the Life

    What don’t people understand about what is going on?? Port D is like a zoo, port Credit was a zoo and lake Simcoe open water shore fishing was a zoo. People are going to die or you will contract and pass it on to someone who will die. Look at our neighbours they reached 100,000 infected now and still at least another 3 weeks from peaking. To all those people who think they are invincible get your head out of your ass and don’t be responsible for spreading the virus. When this really takes off here I bet it will be the same people blaming others about the spread. Do your part and stay away from others. Get out and fish and enjoy the fresh air but please do it alone and let’s beat this.
  31. 2 points
    Surf and Turf

    Daily Humour

    Reminds me of that old joke about the Bear and Rabbit taking a dump in the Woods. The bear asks the rabbit if he ever has a problem with doo-doo sticking to his fur, the rabbit looks up and says no, so the bear picks him up and wipes his ass with the rabbit.
  32. 2 points
    verado

    Fish finders

    Is it just me or did Row dog's post make you feel very old.
  33. 2 points
    tombo

    Fish finders

    Will do. Btw, this unit is 699 at Erie tracker with Canada lakes map card.
  34. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Spring carping

    Fished for two hours last night as the sun was going down with no luck. Wanted to get out earlier but work got in the way. Hopefully the water will warm up a bit more this week.
  35. 2 points
    мормышка

    BIG NEWS

    My proverb is "Fear, is the virus".
  36. 2 points
    genec

    BIG NEWS

    Heard a good line on the CBC this afternoon: ”its better to be 6 feet apart than 6 feet under”
  37. 2 points
    slabtime

    2020 smelt

    LOL that guy really didn't have clue did he? We used to get them by the 100's of pounds off the pier in Hamilton and have all night cleaning parties. 1 snip with scissors and the head is gone. Put the scissor blade in the hole where the head was and cut down the belly to the tail. Use your thumb to pull the guts out. Rinse them off and dry. Pan or deep fry and enjoy. OH YA AND NEVER CUT THE TAIL OFF, CRUNCHY GOODNESS !!!
  38. 2 points
    Chrisb

    boat ramp

    Miss stated my previous post. It is the Buffalo canoe club in Crystal Beach not Bertie boat club. They are in the same area though. http://207.35.90.130:8086/view2.cgi?profile=5
  39. 2 points
    smerchly

    BIG NEWS

    People going crazy over toilet paper ? Fights over T.P .? Panic buying only spreads the disease more . We need to keep our spirits up and our heads straight .....lighten up and be careful . I only have ONE roll of T.P. left ....no panic ......
  40. 2 points
    rbrwrm

    Fish finders

    if you can afford it go with a helix 7 at least,the 5 is a great unit but if you are split screen it is too hard to see too small Dave
  41. 2 points
    Fish Farmer

    Where is lake whitefish?

    Yes I talked to a commercial guy that parked his boat at Maitland, walked over to ask where he was fishing Walleye and he said he was netting White fish right now. was shock to see his tote full of them.
  42. 2 points
    Mike Pike

    Where is lake whitefish?

    And there you go. Not only didn't I know about Whities in Erie, but there's a commercial fishery for them. Thanks Dave.
  43. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Another march mission

    Decided to do a little bit of social distancing today....heck...it beats being self isolated at home with no toilet paper....did a late morning adventure...conditions where a bit better than a few days ago...with all the closures everywhere it was a tad on the busy side..but if there are a few experienced anglers beside one another it usually goes ok with only the odd tangle up....nice to see some fresh chrome around still...had to get a couple missions in before it wraps up again until next winter...went 1 for 3 today...I could complain..buy the way the world is going..I really have nothing to complain about...and if I was only going to get a pic of 1 for the day...this beauty hen will do
  44. 2 points
    snakeman4

    Fish finders

    i use gamin's new livescope technology. can't be beat hands down. i have the 93sv with the lvs32 transducer. once you use it, everything else seems like caveman technology
  45. 2 points
    Loonietoon1

    Cheap Gas

    76.9 in the hammer right now 👍
  46. 2 points
    smerchly

    Cheap Gas

    No need for T.P. here captain.......a hose and duck tape saves the high cost of loo wipe ....
  47. 2 points
    I am 77 and I need to show my drivers license or health card ( photos) . I'm not sure if I agree with a sports license for people under 18 as it allows parents with 6 kids to take (e.g.) 36 bass ,etc, every day . I think the conservation limits would be more in tune with today's modern ways of fishing .
  48. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Cheap Gas

    Or charge them a "smug" tax like on south park in the episode where they inhaled thier own farts in an effort to cut down on emissions and everyone drove a hybrid .....around our area hydro should not go up the more people use because apparently they say we dont use enough hydro so therefore we already pay for them to send it to another grid


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