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  1. 6 points
    pauly

    Lake Erie Walleye-spoon bite

    My son and I hit Erie this weekend. Fish were shallow-17 to 25ft. Trollers weren't getting much. Jigging spoons was the ticket. Average was 4 pounds. Biggest was 8 and change.
  2. 6 points
    smerchly

    Charles daily

    Looks like you ran out of Gaz ....You need strong hooks for those menacing machines Gaza , and real sharp too . Dan(s) ...about time to razz those pike eh ? Speaking of pike ........today's supper .....pike kabobs ....compliments of Mr. Knightfisher ....mmmmmm ...I found by wrapping a piece of bacon around the pike was too much bacon , obscuring the taste of the fish . This time I used a small piece of bacon beside the fish with a small piece of onion next , then the peppers & small cherry tomatoes .
  3. 5 points
    Limey

    Jordon Harbour

    Can we do religion next? 😂
  4. 5 points
    kgm

    Turkey season

    Hunting today started like any other outing. Early morning drive out to dunnville. A long walk out to my blind, and a lot of sitting. Only saw 1 bird that had snuck in behind me and took off flying when I stepped out of the blind for a break. Then after a few hours out of no where there is a loud gobble in the bush very close. I reply with a very short Yelp, and within a minute 2 Tom's walk out of the bush at about 60 yards. They gobble and start heading across the field like my decoy isn't even there. I call to them and they stop, but slowly are making their way away from me. With some clucking and purring they finally stop and stare for a while, but again never getting closer. They are at about 80 yards now. Then they turn and head back to the woods they came out of. At this point I am desperate to keep their attention and have them come closer, so I start excitedly cutting and dont stop. This brings them back in to about 60 yards, but then the first one hops into the thick bush. I figure this is my last chance, so I take aim and fire at the second bird who is still in the field, and he dropped like a ton of bricks. I have been hunting for 3 years, and this is my first successful hunt. 10" beard, 1 3/8" spurs. Looking forward to having him for supper!
  5. 5 points
    gunner-2

    Turkey season

    Had a great morning today started off with 2 toms opening up on the roost gave some soft yelps shook my hat hard to make it sound like a hen coming off the roost .i did some more soft yelps and they were on there way but they walked right past me not giving a shot they gobbled like crazy in the field right behind me then i heard the hens yelping with them so got as comfortable as i could and waited for the hens to leave the toms then thing got crazy as i could hear them sounding the alarm there better not be anyone coming across that field [trespasser ] then things got real crazy as all the turkeys exploded in to flight and had a tom land in the tree right in front of me as i pulled up on him i see movement to the left of me i watched to see what it was and there it was coyote staring at my decoy as the tom was still sounding the alarm i thought do i make the move yes do it so i pulled up on the tom took the shot down he fell and on top of that i i was able to take out the yote as well as he ran past me this will never happen again CONGRATS ON YOUR BIRD AS WELL KGM
  6. 4 points
    JiggingtroutNsalmon

    Jordan Harbour

    I have many times. Went out in a canoe a couple times this spring and a boat last spring. Caught lots of catfish (it's on my YouTube). No gas motors past the trainbridge. It's great spot for monster cats well over 20 pounds. Cut bait is key there. Cut sucker pieces or large minnows in half on bottom. Also pike and carp in there but I feel the catfish rule the roost at the harbour. Here's a cat close to 30 pounds I caught there last year.
  7. 4 points
    The bite was really on today. Hooked into 10 fish in 3 hours. I've got a video of it on my YouTube. Landed maybe 6 or 7 . Was a great day. Canned corn on a slip sinker rig. Thanks for watching if you do!!!
  8. 4 points
    smerchly

    Another carp day ..

    I wanted to try the Jordan marina for carp ...water is extremely high , over the banks ....looked inviting ! After 2 hours of nothingness I decided to move to more favourable spots . On the way out I saw a huge poplar tree , felled by a beaver laying parallel to the water & another cut half way through ! The service road was like the QEW , traffic is nuts due to all the exit closings from Lake St.to 7th ! By 11am I was on the bank again to try my luck ....first carp was a good scrapper , 30" & 17 lbs...another went 15 lb, then one 14 lb & one about 12 lbs with a spine deformity , but still able to peel off some line . The air temp. dropped very suddenly ( brrrr) and I put on my heavy shirt . I met a very nice fellow there ...another carp enthusiast ! Steve ask me if I knew "Hammercarp" He fished with him as well as Mark who was also a friend of Lorne . Steve had all the proper carp gear and I soon learned he was a very accomplished carp angler ! I could learn a lot from Steve .....hope he did well after I left . my piggy for today.....and the hunchback carp
  9. 4 points
    Snags

    In search of pike

    Using a spinnerait …. or 5 … tossed some for about two hours, the end result was one pike, took a second cast to hook it … about 20 inches or so, two smaller ones following the lures, and something smacked a spinnerbait when it was too deep and far out to see. The pike are definitely acting like the water is a little too cold right now. Cut the fishing shot, since Amazon let me know my package arrived … and in it was an electric lead melter to get away from using an open flame since that is frowned upon in my neighborhood. No picture of the pike, but some pictures of the lures created today to continue the hunt for those toothy gremlins. One is a duplicate of one made last year that brought me a muskie pushing 50".
  10. 4 points
    Tyler0420

    Community gardens

    I run one of many community gardens in brantford. The gardens are for anyone that need some food or helps out volunteering and for the food bank. The girlfriend and I spent an hour last night turning it over and prepping it for planting. Today I picked up the plants, seeds and compost(supplied by the city). So this weekend we should be planting everything. It’s a nice way to help people out that maybe can’t afford the food they should be eating. Eating healthy definitely isn't cheap. I haven’t seen too many community gardens outside of brantford, do your city’s have them also? http://i.imgur.com/cdLnqPH.jpeg http://i.imgur.com/PtZ50A3.jpeg
  11. 4 points
    pauly

    A few pike

    My son and I have gotten into some pike over the last few days from shore and canoe.. Lots of fun. All on jerkbaits. Water is still very cold.
  12. 4 points
    Steve_Guelph

    A few pike

    Thanks Paul. It’s more about spending time with my little brother who is almost 48 and just started fishing. I have fished all my life all over North America for fun and tournaments and feel totally blessed but spending time on the water with my little brother has all that beat.
  13. 3 points
    DNorton

    Another solo night out

    Got out after dinner for a few hours using another new packbait blend. Had my first fish on within 10 minutes. After a brief fight bam line breaks. A little furious with myself thinking my knot let go I check the end of my line and the leader broke off the end of my pretied rig. On the upside I did get to keep my method feeder and the fish isn’t swimming around dragging a 3oz lead. Tied my rod back up and out again inside of 10 minutes another fish on. From what I saw decent size fish trying to net the fish I pulled the hook. After that the bite seemed to slow down with the fish all in my swim took another probably hour before I get another hit. Hauled it in was a little 8lb feisty fish. Another 10 minutes and I hauled another 12lb fish. Neither of which had my previous hook in the mouth. With the second fish on the bank the mosquitos finally got me and I packed it in. Lesson learned never wear shorts while fishing. Any suggestions on what bug spray to use while fishing to not deter the fish from the smell? Don’t mind the hockey laces tied to the net it’s how I weigh the fish the cheap and easy way
  14. 3 points
    Surf and Turf

    Penn lake

    It's been a long time but use to do well on lake trout, and specks on some of the back lakes. Mepps Black Fury used to be my #1 choice by far. Fly rod in the evening near shore with dry flies would work well too. Don't forget to bring a shotgun and bear spray to fight off the black flies too! (no kidding)
  15. 3 points
    cplummer

    Charles daily

    Carp kabobs?
  16. 3 points
    Mike Pike

    Carp supplies

    I use an old school Fox carp pod I bought maybe about 12 years ago when I first started carping. It's nice, light and adaptable and holds two rods, which is perfect when a fishing buddy tags along. By today's standards, it's a bit dated. I think it was created in a time when carp anglers wanted their rods horizontal or pointed downwards, sometimes with the rod tip in the water. Years ago, I recall seeing carp pods that looked like 'rocket launchers' in the magazines. What the heck is that!??? And now, I see them being used by some pretty good carpers around the harbour here and I can truly see the benefit. There are times you want less of your line in the water, like in river current situations, so your rod needs to be higher and more vertical. Also, maybe you need your line to be higher over an obstruction on the bank or in the water. Anyhoo, I plan on learning more about them, myself. Having said all that, I've caught carp resting my rod on a 'y' shaped twig!
  17. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Dealing with Poachers

    Nice that the police killed them but I like it even more when the animals get the poachers instead.
  18. 3 points
    dave524

    Jordon Harbour

    at another time it was covered by a massive glacier, all without mankind's influence. It's going to happen again, with or without anything we do or don't do. I suspect my flushing the toilette has about as much effect on the flooding as my carbon footprint effects weather trends. Either way, it's an after I'm dead problem, I just wish I could come back when the cycle swings the other way and laugh at everyone that got duped by the climate change cult, Justin and Climate Barbie remind me of Jim and Tammy Baker of the " Pass The Loot Club".
  19. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Thunderstorm fishing

    Headed out this morning at 2:30 to get to Kitchener to meet buddy then up to the saugeen. Got to the river and nobody around. I see why, water is low and no fish. Left after an hour. Went to Port Albert and it was chocolate milk, so off to meaford on the way home. Fished under a bridge while the thunderstorm rolled by. When the storm was done so was the fishing. We caught 4bows and some OOS smallies. Good end to the day it was looking like a whitestripe at the start.
  20. 3 points
    smerchly

    Carp meet up

    Nice meeting you today ! Nice going on landing that carp in a tight cluttered spot . Let me know when the royalties from the film come in ....I need a bigger carp rod !
  21. 3 points
    Jwl1

    Carp meet up

    Was pretty fun guys.....great to see some old faces from way back...not just smerchlies ole mug.....lol....a bit of catch up fishing talk with snags......and of course great to get acquainted with some new to me faces on the site....it was a day that reminds me of some of the old old nfn days......Tyler started the day off right away with a hog about 13lbs.....and then smerch gave us all a lesson.....you must first become one....grasshoppa......🦗🥋......for me...a little sunfish broke the skunk....Haha.....then it was 2 sheepies and a cat........bill must have seen a tear roll down my cheek....or didn't want to listen to me whining 😥...all the way home....so after the dinner bell was ringing on his line he hooked it and passed me the rod...........thanks again for the ride and bit of a catch up on old days smerch....and thanks a bunch Tyler for planting the bug.
  22. 3 points
    smerchly

    Carp meet up

    It was a good morning for carping . They seemed to like the puff/oat/corn combo deluxe . Good to meet up with the crew again . Tyler ....thank for fixing the photo size ....hope this one appears .... Largest of the day was over 17 lbs . (30") , some had more p & v than others .
  23. 3 points
    DNorton

    Carp meet up

    Unfortunately I’m not able to make it. Went on a 12 hour fishing trip today and left my amazing wife with our 4 kids all day so tomorrow I think I should stay home and give her a break. I expect to see a lot of pictures of some nice fish landed. Added my brown trout from today to give this thread some fish pr0n.
  24. 3 points
    F4U

    Minnow Run

    The minnows are running now off the customs dock. Saw 1 perch caught today. Shouldnt be much longer. I hope they will be bigger than what the stores are selling.
  25. 3 points
    mooseslayer

    May long weekend fishing

    Up at Commanda Lake and cool wet and windy a lot but no black flies! Caught a lot of small ones so figured spawn was late. One guy had his grandson who lives up there come by for a visit and he said most guys can't find fish yet. Water cold and high and they're not where they should be. Figures it's 2 weeks behind. We still got a about 9 keepers and a dozen slab crappie but most of those were with minnows at night. Lots of fun.
  26. 3 points
    cplummer

    Carp meet up

    I despise carp . catfish and shephead. No way would i target those fish. If i catch one i cut my line
  27. 3 points
    smerchly

    Carp supplies

    Gotta watch those bags , a wet mix will melt the bag quickly . I saw a vid where a guy was using can corn in the bag but he salted the corn which prevented premature evaporation of the bag .....😁 I have some pva line which can be used with a single piece of toilet paper loaded with a semi-dry bait . When it hits the drink the bag will fall apart and the line will melt away ....tried a proto type in the toilet bowl ....seems to work ..... (genius )
  28. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Turkey season

    Sorry thought I posted them yesterday. They will show better today anyways since I figured out the posting pic problem.
  29. 3 points
    mooseslayer

    Turkey season

    Congrats to both!. I brined the breast from my turkey for 24 hours and then cooked it in the oven for about an hour and it came out pretty juicy. The legs and thighs are in freezer. I usually make soup from them.
  30. 3 points
    Jwl1

    What to do

    Education would sure help.....I've seen this season people fishing...seeing someone else catch a nice fish....then ask what it was......if you are fishing you should be able to identify species for sure....or how do you remotely know if it is legally in season or not...what your limits are ect....I have thought for years that you should have to show a valid fishing liscence in order to buy fishing gear....you can't just go to the store and randomly by ammo
  31. 3 points
    Gaza321

    Carp are bittin!

    Was out for a fish today with my sister I didn't catch anything she caught two carp and two cats she didn't want to hold them so I had to for the pictures Haha. First one was about 15lbs second one was 10lbs. Not bad for her first carp ever!
  32. 2 points
    gunner-2

    HAPPY FATHERS DAY

    Wishing all the dads a happy fathers day on N.F.N
  33. 2 points
    gunner-2

    2 rods for carp

    I just cant understand why these people can bring this stuff in but refuse to take it out
  34. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Lake Erie Walleye-spoon bite

    Right on....looks like the start to a good fish fry.....sometimes the fishing is better when you dont follow the pack 10 miles out....rather keep those average eaters than a 10lb smooshie one...lol
  35. 2 points
    duck&wine

    R.I.P

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It is the so tough when they go since they are literally part of our every day life and doing daily activities with us (and always with us) - especially our working/hunting labs. I feel the same way as others who have posted here. We just need to enjoy the time we can with them and let their memories live on. These dogs make us better people and truly enrich our lives. You will know when the time is right to get another. RIP Gunner
  36. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    kid fish'n

    Jordon and beaverdams might be a good choice. Maybe take the bobber off and fish bottom for cats and carp.
  37. 2 points
    gunner-2

    R.I.P

    Your so right verado we are thinking in time we will get another pup not ready yet we still have gunners daughter but we can tell she is lost and and very sad if it keeps up we MIGHT get one sooner for her. Gunner can't be replaced that is for sure but a new pup will be loved just as much .smerchly your so right too a dogs life is much to short and we know this so we give them every ounce of love we have and thats why it hurts so bad to let them go THANKS VERADO FOR YOUR KIND WORDS
  38. 2 points
    Brian_b

    Penn lake

    There is supposed to be lake trout and bass in there. I've never fished Pen Lake, but inline spinners and small spoons have always worked for me in the area.
  39. 2 points
    gunner-2

    R.I.P

    Thanks guys for the kind words and i will admit this will take me some time to get over as he was just one of the boys he enjoyed duck hunting more than i did and i loved it especially with him by my side .Thanks for letting me vent guys fishingking i have been through it a few times and it never gets easier especially Gunner as we did have a special bond when a buddy couldn't hunt he was always there to fill in no matter what THANKS AGAIN GUYS IT MEANS A LOT TO ME FOR YOUR KIND WORDS
  40. 2 points
    Mike Pike

    Spring sessions at Hammy Harbour

    I work out of town Tyler so I don't have much time in the evenings. PM me though when you're likely to head out if you like, and if I can't join ya perhaps I can share some info to help you out. Of course, with my luck lately, whatever I tell you, do the opposite! lol
  41. 2 points
    DNorton

    Little session tonight

    Got out for a few hours tonight tried another new spot I’ve been scouting. Brought my secret pack bait mix with me tonight set up just before sunset. Within 20 minutes of first bait hitting the water fish on! A scrappy little guy that seemed to tell me tonight was going to be a good night. After rebaiting and casting out again within 10 minutes the line goes again, this time a little bullhead cat. Not what I’m after but was fun. Rebait and here we go again another cat. This went on for close to 30 minutes. Line hits the water and fish on within seconds. Not to be to frustrated with my luck I decided to cast a little farther out an within another 10 mins fish on! This time a decent sized carp! Rebait and cast again 2 minutes another fish on! Decent sized carp pulled the hook right as I tried to fanagle the net and rod at the bank. All in all a good 2.5 hours out. 5 catfish landed 3 carp. No pics of the cats because well they were nothing to write home about. Biggest being maybe 1lb? That’s if I’m pushing it ? Lol lost 2 more carp close to shore being a little to eager to pull them in. Anyways! Enjoy some pics.
  42. 2 points
    smerchly

    Dealing with Poachers

    I hear ya loud & clear Gunner ! I was reading this story (opinion) in the Niagara This Week paper today , & thought you would appreciate it This writer is witty , and has a unique way with words .....like his style .....and he does make his point clear . https://www.niagarathisweek.com/opinion-story/9369555-once-in-a-while-the-wild-things-win/
  43. 2 points
    heatmiser74

    Jordon Harbour

    Yup here comes the old guard spewing BS out of their mouths again, the absolute stupidity of these comments really hurts the head. Is climate change a natural occurrence yup, is it being accelerated a 100 fold by humankind and their habits, yup 100%. This is FACT backed up by thousands of scientists, their data and research. Even oil companies can no longer hide and have admitted that man-made climate change is real. Rex Tillerson former Trump lackey and ExxonMobil/oil whore has admitted as much and is just one of many... Trump has a hard time forming a coherent sentence and say what you will about Trudeau but he'd steal Trump's lunch money & eat his lunch in any debate. In fact any PM past, present or future (on any side of the aisle) would do the same... Judging by the comments in the previous posts we are truly living in "the Age of Stupid"...
  44. 2 points
    Snags

    Carp meet up

    Was nice talking to everyone out there … and congrats to Smerchly taking everyone to school in how to carp.
  45. 2 points
    Surf and Turf

    Anyone fishing today?

    Went out of Crystal Beach this morning some big rollers with chop, searching for perch and my buddy "Ralph" came down with a case of sea sickness so in we went, chummed all the way back to the launch!
  46. 2 points
    Bubba14

    Carp meet up

  47. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Carp meet up

    I'm in....will know tomorrow if I need to bum a ride...lol...um I mean help save the environment by "carpooling ".
  48. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Minnow Run

    If you want big bait for pike for example....use a minnow trap with some bread in it...there is usually some nice sized chubs in the mix at the bottom there
  49. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Chumming in current

    Corn corn and some more corn. Watch some YouTube vids.(I have) there’s lots of niagara river carp videos. I’d love to spend the day at the pool fishing carp.
  50. 2 points
    smerchly

    Lake Levels

    Just made a deal on the park trailer .....offer was accepted ! No need to haul the 5th wheeler up there , hoping to be there early June . ....beauty spot ! ...that's me in the middle......


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