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  1. 5 points
    gunner-2

    Useless COVID Phone Ap

    Not being a smart A$$ but the truth is anyone with a smart phone is already being tracked and the covid app is just another way of infringe on your freedoms and its going to get wors not telling anyone what to do but with this gov i would seriously think about this
  2. 4 points
    bigugli

    A special find today

    Ister in-law sends me an old tackle box with lead to melt down and odds and ends. It was the property if my father-in-law. Dr A E Conley. A man whom I never had the honour of meeting. Inside we find treasures. Amongst the "stuff is a 300A from France complete with spare reels still in their Mitchell storage cases with cleaning pads. They will never again see water, but they will join the rest of my family's fishing treasures from a better time.
  3. 3 points
    мормышка

    Hamilton Harbour

  4. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Carp carp carp

    Made it out this evening for a few hours and managed 1carp 15lbs and a cat 4ish lbs. the carp was caught on a hi viz yellow pineapple pop up and the cat ate a white one. Fished some packbait around the lead(oats, can corn, cream corn, boilie chops and strawberry jello).
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Jeremy778

    Port Maitland

    As said already.... I avoid Port Maitland at all costs on weekends. Even through the week the place is a disaster. The boat launch has room for 3 boats max and there is always one parked at the dock being repaired. Sat on Thursday and watched the launch for about 15 minutes with kids. One guy backed his trailer into the launch wall. One guy jumped the line and backed his boat into another. Everyone was rushing so much trying to get off the dock before someone hit their boat. I live in Dunnville and the only thing Port Maintland launch and pier are good for is viral videos.
  7. 3 points
    Jwl1

    Chemong Lake fishing

    I'm trying to post pics but cant....lol
  8. 3 points
    Captain Hooksets

    new underwater video

    Agreed Smerch and seems like on the water "etiquette" is almost non existent these days. I've been lucky to be working from home/cottage the past few months which allows me to "sneak away" for a couple hours to fish every so often. The nonsense I continue to see out on the water blows my mind. Are people that stupid or do people just not give a F?
  9. 2 points
    Walking the dogs along Gibby this AM, I brought my rod and believe it or not, caught this skinny 22incher on the first cast. That's a first for me.
  10. 2 points
    Steve_Guelph

    A battery question.

    The trailer will have an on-board charger so if it’s plugged in it will maintain your battery.
  11. 2 points
    corey

    Useless COVID Phone Ap

    Here's the thing about the app. 1. It is open source and was developed by volunteers world wide. Anyone is able to look at the source code for it if they really want to see what exactly it does. There is no black ops voodoo BS in the app. 2. It is a battery killer depending on the phone you use. It actively looks for other bluetooth devices running the app. Bluetooth has an effective range of about 15 feet. 3. The app itself only logs the date/time that another device with the app was in range, and a specific (random) ID for that device. The app also checks in with a server to see if any of the ID's you have been close to have tested positive. 4. The app's usefulness is only as good as people's honesty to put in a code if they do test positive. In theory the app is 100% anonymous as you will never see/know the identity of someone you have been in proximity to. 5. All the app is really going to do for you is tell you if someone you have been "close" to has tested positive in the last two weeks. 6. A person cannot "fake" a positive result on the app to cause an issue. My opinion of this is that I don't really care if I have been close to someone. I conduct myself in terms of distancing and handwashing to the point where I am confortable to be out in public. I don't think that after the fact information is going to do anything for me or anyone else. I feel that if anything, it's going to cause mass hysteria if people start to lose their crap because they have been "close" to someone who has tested positive. I will not be installing the app on my phone, I don't feel there is any benefit to myself having it. I don't like suprises and I don't feel it's worth the (for lack of a better term) paranoia that is involved with it. If people are overly worried and have nothing better to do they should install the app. For this guy, not happening.
  12. 2 points
    Chrisb

    If You Hook into a Big One????

    Panic after the hooks get caught in the netting but the fish is not in.
  13. 2 points
    Snags

    Useless COVID Phone Ap

    Without question Gunner. I would need to see a third party go through the app and explain what data is sent where. Much like Tik Tok has been proven to be a bad app with the permissions it takes and does not need (among other things). At the end of the day, the liberals are pushing us more and more towards being China 2.0, and enough of the population is buying into it since The Great Leader gets a free pass on everything from ethics violations through to brown-face since he took a knee in a BLM protest in Ottawa.
  14. 2 points
    Snags

    If You Hook into a Big One????

    If I hook into a big one (hasn't happened in a year plus now) ... tire the fish out so it is a little more mellow in the net and in turn on shore while I remove the hook. Once the fish looks to have given up, the net goes in the dominant hand and the rod to the other with a little praying to the fishing demons (since the fish gods don't hear my thoughts it appears).
  15. 2 points
    spikeattolah

    Fly-in Fun!

    Me and the boys are heading up to Sudbury area this weekend, for a week long fly-in trip. No power, no phones, and it will be just the 4 of us on the lake for a week. It will be nice just to get away, since all of my other camping and cottage trips got cancelled (including my wife's!) The lake about 2 miles long, and is primarily bass/walleye/pike, which ain't too shabby either! I will give the full report when I get back.
  16. 2 points
    smerchly

    Coil rod holders

    Thanks Steve , my yard is quite hard & I was able to push it in about 4" . I ground a small radius on it and it helped shove it deeper ....good to go ! Since the carp rod handle has no "cushion" I inserted a piece of 1/2" copper pipe insulation , tied it with some green wire and sprayed it with a little silicone to make it slide in & out easier ......Looking good ! ....tested & approved in the back yard ..
  17. 2 points
    Medical exemption. No explanation required, nor can she be questioned, because that is vilation of human rights and disability act. From St. Catharines By Law (Niagara Region is similar)
  18. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    If You Hook into a Big One????

    A Lighter the net is better. I was using a extendable salmon net for carp and felt like I was going to break my wrist, now I have a light weight carp net now and it makes Netting a fish so much easier
  19. 2 points
    smerchly

    If You Hook into a Big One????

    I am still trying to get it down pat.....Using a 12' rod with a big thrashing carp can be a challenge to net solo . First of all , tire the fish enough to bring it in close to shore (rocky shores are tougher) . Then I set the butt of the rod firmly on the ground beside me and have about 10' of line to the fish from the tip of the rod ,then bring the rod to a near vertical position which drags the fish in netting distance . I use my left hand for the net while positioning the fish into it. Then I grab the net handle with both hands while still holding the rod in the right hand .... then hold the net vertically to keep the fish in the "bag" at the bottom of the net . Tony ....if you saw me performing my circus act landing a thrashing carp you would be well entertained ! Today ....I had a gentleman net my only carp . It would be a chore to do it solo in those large rocks ....
  20. 2 points
    smerchly

    August 1/2020 carp

    New spot today ... can't say where , or I'm dead ! Water has some current , 3-4 ' viz...about 8-9 ish ft. deep average ....using maize on the hair , sliding 1 oz. egg sinker ...20lb mono , 12'rod . Started out with a couple "bumps" then a hard run ...1st carp was a mean mama ....17 lbs. (largest one so far) I baited up and 2 minutes later another hard run ! She didn't fuss as much & I thought I caught the same fish ! ! But it was a pound lighter at 16 lbs . Had another good hit , 60-70 ft. run & it slipped off .... One more smaller one after that about 10 lbs , and a nice battle . Then I moved to another spot about 100 yds away ....a little shallower with lots of bottom weeds .....About 20 min.later a good run and it got off .....re-baited with a corn puff...2 minutes later a hard hit & another one about 12 lbs . Then , I saw a carp cruising by in 3 fow about 6' from shore . I dropped my maize in front of it as it headed out deeper ...and it slammed it ...took off like a rocket and came in at about 12--13 lbs. ( I only weight the ones that look to be over 15 lbs .. It was the first time I caught a cruising carp by sight ...what a blast !!! Yep ...I had a blast ....nice way to start the month !! ...here's the 2 largest carp which I thought were the same since the second one hit in 2 minutes in the same spot ! Check the damaged lip one the second one ...think someone got a little rough with the pliers .... A nice spot and NO GARBAGE ! ...excuse the feet ....
  21. 2 points
    Bluebird skies, mid afternoon. Put a few casts in one area, and as the lure got close to me was about to pull it out of the water and this gal took it. What a nice surprise. Was 32 inches.
  22. 2 points
    Chrisb

    Moose draw results

    Tell mom - Home schooling. Outdoor studies and biology.
  23. 2 points
    smerchly

    Trying for walleye

    Years ago we fished 55 fow using a 3 way rig/worm harness , trolling slow or drifting , using 1oz -2 oz weight and got some eyes on bottom ....also got them with the same rig , with lighter weights in 25 fow off Nickle Beach . We hooked a nice smallie on bottom at 55 fow ....that was a nice surprise ! The warm water may be keeping them on bottom now .....or sleeping on bottom .....
  24. 2 points
    deetch

    Reel repair

    Went to Kenny’s. Great guy. Fast work and very reasonable. I would recommend Ken to anyone interested in getting reel repairs done
  25. 2 points
    If my net doesn't have pike odor, it was an unproductive outing, I look forward to the smell🙃
  26. 2 points
    Oh boy, my irrational fear of being attacked by sharks in the great lakes and my grandmother pool after dark had pretty much dissappeared 45 years after watching JAWS, now this! LOL
  27. 2 points
    Fish Farmer

    Reel repair

  28. 2 points
    Gibson pike. Was out this Am for about 2 hours and no signs of fish. Threw out everything I had, nada. Talk about disappointing. This evening, second cast with a white spinner bait, brought in this 22 inch pike. Guessing with the heat the last few weeks the pike have gone deeper.
  29. 2 points
    Dax

    Pt. Colborne Marine Followup

    6 weeks and the boat wasn't fixed, and they charged you???!!! Unbelievable. Why do people continue to go there? Their reputation is terrible.
  30. 2 points
    Snags

    I am just going to leave this here ...

    40" + and my spinnerbait was destroyed.
  31. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Trip to Sault Ste Marie

    If you get a chance to fish the boardwalk or up near the dam on the st Mary's....use some of the same bottom bounce techniques you would use on the niagara....if you can find them...buzz bomb jigging baits can slay em up there....you will loose a couple though..Haha...parts of the river run pretty fast in that stretch...some guys even fish the boardwalk using portable clamp on downriggers....just drop down a roe bag or rapala and wait...lol....its almost frustrating when the pinks are in heavy....you can literally see hundreds of them in the water and fight for a nibble sometimes..haha....if you go up by the powerhouse there is a fish ladder....and also a huge lamprey trap.....its a huge tease when you look down off the side of the road and see a cloud of pinks.....under that...whitefish pushing the 15lber or more range...then the huge chinook shadows lurking at the bottom underneath that.....huge tease cuz you cant fish there...but it's fun to look at......after a couple days with a guide....and just looking around a bit yourself...you will find some wicked fishing options....you would be surprised at all the options from past sudbury to wawa right along side the road.....you could always tell the wife "you gotta stop for a pee"....haha...along with all the little spots littered with splake....(put and take fish for a reason....they cant reproduce.....stocked purely for fishing.....and if you dont "take them".....eventually the will stop "putting" them.....along with that however are some of the most beautiful and biggest natural run brookies I have ever seen....super dark black...bright red fins.....if you aren't opposed to stopping for a pee....or a sandwich...and just happen to have an ultra light set up ready to go with a tiny spinner....or float and piece of worm you can get some fish of a lifetime for sure.....look for the areas with small Rapids or falls on the side of the road....stick your hand in.....if the water is a cold spring....try it out....take a few steps into the woods and look for small pools.....even rock ledges......bring a whistle or something to make noise with in some of those spots....you never know when a black bear might decide to see what you are up too....specially if you stumble upon some blueberry bushes that time of year....lol..they dont like people..just yell loud or blow a fox40...they will go away...haha... . .
  32. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Trip to Sault Ste Marie

    If the wife gets sick I know someone that will take her spot
  33. 2 points
    Jim K

    new underwater video

    https://youtu.be/N1hrmlhJEC0
  34. 2 points
    I always clean up garbage... usually just a grocery bag or 2... I just find a park garbage can and toss it there... I'll never get it 100 percent as long as its cleaner than when I left I'm happy
  35. 2 points
    smerchly

    Best mono line .....

    Exactly Mopm... I have used braid with my 8' salmon rod ( in confined spaces) . The soft tip handled the head shakes better with the braid line . The 12 ft. Maddraggon rods come with 3 specs. which don't vary much . I watched a video about them which demonstrated 3 curvature aspects of the rod using the same line weights . One can use an 8' rod , 15' or a fly rod if desired .Most of the carp anglers I've seen use the 12 ' rods , using both braid or mono line . Maybe it's a personal preference depending on water depth , water conditions (weedy or clean) , or bank structure (trees) . I like the 12' rod as it can reach over the thick shore weeds or rocks while propped on the alarm stick , and when the carp makes a fast run into shoreline structure the 12 footer has the advantage of reaching out to pull the line away from shore . This got me out of trouble a few times ! When I consort with other carp anglers at the water front , I usually inquire about their set up, lines and of course, their favourite recipes .
  36. 2 points
    Dax

    SLOW Repair Service at Pt. C Marine

    Another vote for Bay City Marine(Hamilton), I'm in St.Catharines and won't take my business anywhere else.
  37. 2 points
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Went 3 for 5 today ....lost 2 in the thick weeds . Carp went 24 lbs ....7 , 8 & 9 lbs ......Weeds went 30 lbs ! Maize on the hair was the ticket again ...floating corn was slow , a couple of bumps ..... 2 pictures..... 7 lb.carp & 10 lbs of weeds ..... Smerch's "little bivy" Nice to see you Steelshady ...your little ones sure know their carp fishing !
  38. 2 points
    Lund-SS

    SLOW Repair Service at Pt. C Marine

    In fort Erie
  39. 2 points
    verado

    Chemong Lake fishing

    Your story makes me laugh Corey, you and your buddy are doing things right. When my kids were little we'd be at a cottage with my buddy and his kids. He'd say let's go fishing and pile his kids into his boat and head out to the middle of the lake and start trolling and casting, that is the only way he liked to fish. They would never catch anything and the kids hated it. I would take mine to a weedbed in three feet of water where they would catch sunfish and rock bass by the bucket full on their little snoopy rods. My kids loved it and still do. His kids would run and hide when their father said let's go fishing.
  40. 2 points
    smerchly

    new underwater video

    From what I've heard , the RV /Boat dealers can't keep up to the demand for trailers , boats motor homes, etc. as many want to be more mobile and away from crowded accommodations . More people are getting into fishing /boating , and other water activities . As Norton said ..... it's becoming a zoo out there . Lets see more police out there !
  41. 1 point
    smerchly

    Hamilton Harbour

    How many of those calls were more important than fishing ?
  42. 1 point
    Steve_Guelph

    Coil rod holders

    Currently at Guelph Lake enjoying the breeze. A fish would be a bonus.
  43. 1 point
    DNorton

    Useless COVID Phone Ap

    Yea I am concerned about breach of privacy with that app. I’m sure the intentions are good and it may help people but I’ll pass on the app and go about my business like I have since the pandemic hit. Limit my time in stores wear a mask social distance etc.
  44. 1 point
    knightfisher

    Climate Changing ??

    Here's a pic of a straw, in case people forgot what they look like 🙃
  45. 1 point
    deetch

    Trying for walleye

    Fishnsip, if your running a reef runner on a rigger 45 down in 55 ft of water you will get caught on bottom. Just be careful
  46. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    I am just going to leave this here ...

    After 2 years maybe it’s a 45incher now.
  47. 1 point
    genec

    Masks

    Love it! i want one of those...the alien look!
  48. 1 point
    steelshady

    Carp carp carp

    Nice seeing you as well Bill, we went back for an evening fish, a little windy but still ended up with two carp in about 1.5 hours of fishing, left at 8:30 pm. Kids are going crazy at home, bored of the pool, bored of ipads and don't want to do homework. They don't mind the heat and horse playing on the grass and mama bear is happy that we are out of the house. Might try for Bass there tomorrow with all the weeds...
  49. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Weeds are bad this year and the carp love to head into them ! I'm determined to break the 20# mark at Port ....there has to be some well over 20# in there ! The quackers kept coming after my spilled maize ...funny to see the little ones diving for it .
  50. 1 point
    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.


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