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  1. 7 points
    Jmaz4

    Finally!!!! Sugarloaf friday night.

    It finally all came together! Keep in mind I have only been trolling for walleye for past 2 years. Im a rookie! After always launching at crystal beach and the most walleye weve ever caught is 5 in an outting. We switched and went to out of sugarloaf in port after getting some good advice. Anyways we headed out at about 530 last night. Had our first fish in 20 mins. And a couple more in the next half hour. Had 4 rods out on dipseys all with harnesses. It slowed down a bit. Notices the copper harness was getting touched more so i threw on the bronze ripplin red fin tipped with a worm. It wasnt in the water for 2 mins and it got smashed. Switched to 3 ripplin red fins and one bomber. All tipped with worms. The action was insane for a rookie like myself. At one point we only had 1 rod in the water. Ended out the night with 13 walleye! 2 limits!!!!!!!! We missed atleast 5 fish. So we could of had our 3 man limit but oh well. I can say it was my best day fishing on lake erie for walleye! Fished 65 to 70fow right out front of sugarloaf. Get out there! Cheers!
  2. 4 points
    Quick video of some pike fishing from the kayak on Mountsberg Reservoir. Didn't get into any bigger fish (pretty normal for this lake) but still a fun day on the water. Enjoy and subscribe!
  3. 4 points
    Jmaz4

    Thursday night sugarloaf wow!

    What a night it was. My first time limitting out on lake erie. 18 delicious walleye in the boat! The action was insane. At one point we had a triple header and obviously the lure gets stuff in the net. I hand bombed one in the boat. Then the 3rd rod went off. I grab it my buddies still trying to get the lure out of net. Well they didnt so feeling confident hand bombing one i did another . Well let me tell ya this little walleye wasnt happy. Thrashed on me spit the lure out and bang hooked me right in the lower calf passed the barb! Not only did the little doo-doo hook me he wiggled his way back into lake erie! Got the hook out luckily with minor damage. Ill take one for the team every outting if we limit out though. Fiahed 65to 73fow. 2 dispeys 1 setting 144 and 154 back. 2 on 3 setting between 70 and 100 back. Ripplin red fins tipped with worm. Deep rods caught majority of fish. Cheers!
  4. 4 points
    Court Rose

    Northern Rainbows!

    Had a great last week catching some awesome northern rainbows, was great getting out with the family, lots of big fish. Just a few pictures of the fish we caught.
  5. 3 points
    What a fish fry boys! Cajun fish crisp is my favourite. Cheers!
  6. 3 points
    Bubba14

    Lower Niagara

    Hey Fred, are you enrolled in the witness protection program?? Good job!!
  7. 2 points
    Mbocco

    Florida fishing report

    Day 1, 6am- I hadn’t visited a bait shop yet so threw a Zara topwater with no luck, then tried a gold Johnson spoon with no luck then tried some paddle tail swim baits with no luck. Grrrr! Day 2 6am- Flat fishing in the mosquito lagoon with a chartered captain friend who I have fished with before. My Zara got smashed in the early hours but no hookup sadly. Managed only small below slot sea trout on the trip. The water was very brown from too much rain the previous week and subsequent brown algae. Hence the fish were not in skinny water and very hard to find. I could only catch them on swim bait in deeper water. Too bad too because this is my favourite type it fishing. Day 3- Broke down and visited the bait shop for shrimp. Perfect fishing conditions all day. Caught about 20 fish. Mostly catfish for the kids under 2lbs. Pulled in a sweet 5lb stingray. Wicked fight on light tackle. Also caught some croakers which I filleted for bait. Moments later my reel erupted and rod flew sideways. Nearly an immediate break off. Most likely a larger shark. Earlier that day I had a 5ft black tip swim right in front of me in the crest of a wave. I’ve never been that close to a shark in the wild. He didn’t seem interested in me. Next couple days the ocean became quite rough. I don’t have the tackle required to hold bait on the bottom in those conditions. Nonetheless still caught catfish and croakers every day. My last day is tmr and I’m waking up early to fish the rocks in the jetty. Not sure what to expect but that’s half the fun. I’d love to land a snook. I know they hang out there. Here are some pics. Mosquito lagoon launch at sunrise, stingray, live delta IV rocket launch (that was too cool), cute little male sea trout
  8. 2 points
    Chrisb

    Lake conditions?

    I hope you made it out because the lake laid right down to glass right now. I headed out about 9:30. I ended up with three fish.
  9. 2 points
    shadow

    Pontoon Boats ?

    Oh yeah,Buyers Remorse,this is my 4 th boat in 3 years,now I’m happy with what I got(I hope)😁
  10. 2 points
    curious

    Fishing today?

    It’s not bad at all out here, it’s fishable!
  11. 2 points
    Steve_Guelph

    Recommendations?

    I had a sports pal and went to a kayak. The kayak was harder to load (much heavier) and not as much room. I switched back to the sports pal in 14’ and at 54 pounds it’s a breeze to car top. I have so much room and this thing is stable as heck. I have the option of taking a second person if I want the company. I run a traxxis 45 pound electric with a group 31 battery. Honestly I can troll a full day and still have over 50% battery. I got my first sports pal 20 years ago and can say never have I come close to tipping it even when standing. I think they both have their place but for trolling calm lakes and even rivers I much prefer my sports pal over my kayak.
  12. 2 points
    smerchly

    Mirror or no mirror

    Mirror , mirror on the wall .....if you like .... Congrats Tyler ! When a seasoned carp angler like Mike hasn't matted a mirror carp , you should feel very honoured ! You may never catch another ....unless you fish that spot again ....often ! I have caught 4 in my life time ...that gives you about 50 years to catch up !
  13. 2 points
    fredfisher

    Lower Niagara

    Bouncing them,NRF A face too ugly for social media bubbs And the launch dock@queenston is still unusable
  14. 1 point
    verado

    Winter Boat Storage

    You might try Admiral Storage on the corner of Montrose Rd and Yokum Rd. across from Rolling Meadows golf course. It's an old chicken farm and he now rents out the barns for storage. I kept boats there for years. He charged around $40 per month. The guys name is Scott. I don't have is number anymore but if you're interested it might be worth a drive out there.
  15. 1 point
    smerchly

    At the Bay

    It's amazing what you can buy at the reserve in Shannonville.....We bought a new fridge there today ....no tax (right up my alley) ! Looking through the town , you can buy anything from pickerel to yep , a fridge ! Some of the names are original and funny , like "Smoke on the Water" , Smokin Joes , The Weed shop ....lots of weed shops here .....We can buy a 40#der of whiskey , big bag of cigs , lumber , furniture , food, jewels, and of course gas & propane .....all tax free .They do a booming business . I can get my worms as well and NO TAX on them as well !!! It's well worth our 15 minute drive to stock up on anything we need .....so nice to give our greedy government the finger ! I'm checking out the area for bait/tackle shops ....I would think these talented people would make some good tackle that is used at Quinte for both both summer & winter fishing .....will post again if I find any ...lots of yard sales in Deseronto as well , should be some fishing gear .... ...a fishing note.....I'm watching 3 guys come in with a 5 gal pail full or nice eyes with some tails over the top ...got their limit of 12 fish...lots of eyes coming out of here.
  16. 1 point
    fredfisher

    At the Bay

    40 oz of domestic whiskey...I’m curious as to whatthey sell that for.i know they sell pretty much everything ..but the booze? What about a case of beer smerchly?is there a reserve or band brew? i thirstily await your response! 🍻
  17. 1 point
    Limey

    Sault saint marie

    My wife put the idea in my head mate, maybe even muskoka area would do for me.
  18. 1 point
    DNorton

    Sault saint marie

    Looks like an amazing place to be! And quite the story. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could up and move somewheres like that but the wife won’t let me. Oh well maybe just gotta keep buggin her
  19. 1 point
    Captain Hooksets

    Pontoon Boats ?

    Smerch, has to be one of my favourite areas- from Quinte, to Kingston, 1000 islands etc, you just can't beat it. Great area, and world class fishing for many species. You could say I'm a Niagara area fisherman. I'm from Stoney Creek but I frequent the Niagara area- mostly Lake Erie to be honest though as I am an avid bass fisherman.
  20. 1 point
    If they were in Erie they can get into Gibson. There used to be stores in TO that sold them live as well. I am sure if you know "someone" you can still get them.
  21. 1 point
    duck&wine

    Worms Across the Border

    Those massive container ships are likely where the things like the Emerald Ash borer came in on wood from Asia in the early '90s. Now billions of ash trees are gone. It is difficult to save the planet when there is a global economy driving everything. Invasive species are going to continue to exist and get worse. There is always another new pest or disease on the horizon. In many ways it is better not to think about it and just go fishing and enjoy what we have right now!
  22. 1 point
    Fish Farmer

    Pontoon Boats ?

    I would think pontoons are more for smaller lakes or body of water that doesn't get to rough. Big waves and swells in my thought would cause some twist in the frame being so large of a footprint. Some may be built better than the other of that concern.
  23. 1 point
    fredfisher

    Pontoon Boats ?

    DNorton,if you wait a little longer the price of boats will go down..but getting a test ride may be more difficult.heres to hoping you get a good one 🚤 !
  24. 1 point
    duck&wine

    Worms Across the Border

    It's the soil that's the issue. Soil and Plant material can't easily cross borders in either direction and anything imported needs permits and inspections by CFIA on the Canadian side. There's many reasons for this including pests and disease. Same reason you see all the signs going into the states about fruit not allowed to be entering. It is what it is but just like invasive carp in the lakes there are things that can wipe out our agriculture or impact our environment considerably if they entered. Political boundaries do try to contain problems as much as possible since it is humans who bring most of the diseases and the invasives - not the birds and bees.
  25. 1 point
    curious

    wind & waves today

    morning all, is anybody able to give a live eye repot on the lake this morning? windfinder is reporting wnw going to nw? wondering if its fishable? thanks!!!
  26. 1 point
    smerchly

    Worms Across the Border

    Seems a little over done Bruce ....The U.S. can use pesticides that we can't and I think high s.w. winds could easily blow air born soil across borders . Canada & the USA are one big land mass with no definite border barriers in much of it . Birds, insects ,etc. don't know there's a regulated border to cross and can bring in disease ..... Here at camp Grenada we can't bring firewood from home ( bugs) . Most here buy a truck load from the Mohawk Reserve . Looks like a very complicated issue to me....I think I can bring minnows here from Peters .....
  27. 1 point
    genec

    Worms Across the Border

    Their concern at the border is probably not the worms themselves, but possible contaminants in the soil/medium the worms are being transported in.
  28. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Summertime carpin

    Fished today from 11-3 with no luck but I did get the biggest run ever...this thing hit like a freight train and didn’t stop till my weight got jammed in some rocks and snapped my hair rig. When I turned the handle to ingage my drag the thing didn’t slow down. Usually you get some head shakes. Had to of peeled almost 100m of line off. Never seen that much line off my reel before not even salmon fishing. So that was the highlight of that session. Hopefully better luck but tomorrow. No fish were caught during the night and early morning. Two fish caught around 10am one was 32lbs. Of course before I got there.
  29. 1 point
    AwolRJ

    Wave report

    I just got back from crystal beach. Lot of guys launching, but it was too rough for me I had my daughter with me. Only Probably 2 footers. I don't have fun bouncing around all day.
  30. 1 point
    cplummer

    Thursday night sugarloaf wow!

    Congrats.. Some good eats there
  31. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Thursday night sugarloaf wow!

    Great storey to go with your first limit. Congrats
  32. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Bad Taste in a Walleye

    Ya, that's what I've considered too. Perhaps it's their diet. In the case of my poor tasting ocean fish, for example. They weren't caught in stagnant water, so I'm wondering if it is was something they were dining on that was particularly abundant at the time?
  33. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Bad Taste in a Walleye

    Not a walleye, Dave, but I've had it with a crappie I caught years ago from the Holland River. I didn't know about all the farm run-off in that river and with the fertilizers they use the river kinda smelled. Well, that 'smell' was what I tasted in the crappie fillet so I thew it out. Also, fishing off a Florida pier, I caught a few beautiful little snappers. Love 'em and ate 'em before, but everyone of these had a terrible 'marshy' taste, and I wasn't able to finish eating them either.
  34. 1 point
    smerchly

    Bad Taste in a Walleye

    How big was it FF ? Any eye over 4 lbs. goes back in the drink no matter where I catch them . Here at Quinte, we can keep one over 25" but they go back too . The water is really warming up so I'm not after the eyes now ....caught a nice bunch of yellow perch & white bass yesterday ....seldom a problem with that muddy swamp water taste .......heading out now for some more .....and some fun with the big drum here .
  35. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Night time carp meet up

    Hey guys just wondering if anyone would like to meet up during the evening/night sometime? Carping during the day right now isent very good. If there’s some interest we can pick a night to go out. We can also do a weekend day meet if that’s the only option.
  36. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Carp rods

    Enjoy your new stick Norton and may you not have to suffer the 'first time fishing with a rod" skunk! lol
  37. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Carpin tonight.

    Hopefully you’ll be able to load pictures quicker then 7mins now. Enjoy your day smerch should be another nice one.
  38. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carpin tonight.

    Norton's Restaurant ....open for business !! How could any decent carp turn his back on that menu ? i have mixed chopped canned pineapple into my maize and let the flavours "marry" (cheap)....can also be added to other carp baits .....about this wifi here.....after some google info, I moved the laptop to different spots in the trailer & found it works better right at the front closest to the lake which is 60' from the window .....seems that many things can interfere with wifi , like venetian blinds, ,steel clad windows, steel siding, etc etc. The park owner will be installing an upgraded wifi system as well . NFN is coming in much faster this morning !! .....sitting here with the lap top on my LAP while watch the boats heading out from the docks ......ahhhh....
  39. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carp rods

    I got my 12 MadD. from Pete's also . I haven't compared it to the other weights but it has been a great rod for the price . My other spare rod is my old salmon custom made 8' (Donald's Custom) and it tags along for some of those tree laden spots ....it has a nice bend to it for those feisty carp . I will probably move up a notch some day soon and treat myself to a better rod and larger capacity reel for that 40 lb.carp ....... You are back in the loop ....bet you can't wait to break it in !
  40. 1 point
    genec

    Recommendations?

    Have a Wilderness Systems Rage sit on top. i really like it for fishing stability, but they aren’t cheap, and over your stated budget.
  41. 1 point
    bigugli

    Lower Niagara

    Back on the river again today. Risk of high winds and storms made the big lakes a no go. We ceertainly had a mixed bag. Silvers, redhorse, smallies and walleye. All caught on different tactics from paddletails, jigging spoons, stick bait and harnesses.
  42. 1 point
    Lund-SS

    Finally!!!! Sugarloaf friday night.

    Read his whole post .....
  43. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Redemption( Well, sort of ).

    Thanks guys, and good suggestion about the pop-up, Tyler. Ya, the same corn( maize )I use as a hook bait is what goes into the pva bag( dry, for sure ).
  44. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Carp rods

    I believe my rod is 3.25lb, The next one will be 2.75 I think. They seem nicer to fight fish on. A lot of guys are using shimano rods. Maybe something to look into.
  45. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Carp rods

    Yikes! Sad news Norton. I have a 9-ft Greys "Stalker" that I like when fishing in those bushy, tighter swims( It's the one pictured in my last post ). Sensative with good backbone. I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to email Simon right from his site and see what he recommends? He's responded to my inquiries before and he would have some good carp specific suggestions.
  46. 1 point
    DNorton

    Recommendations?

    I fish my old town vapour 12ft from time to time. Don’t much like fishing from a kayak anymore, that being said I would recommend a 10 to 12 ft sit on top. Outdoors Oriented has a nice selection or sail in Burlington. One thing I would say is try and paddle as many different ones as you can if you can. If you wait until May of next year(I know it’s along time) they do have a paddle day at Charles Daly. Depending on how much gear you want to bring and how much you can lift to car top as-well plays a big factor. Or if you wait until September / October you will probably find some really good deals on Kijiji that’s where I picked up mine for 300$. As as far as kayaks go it’s all preference. But I’ve fished out of the wilderness system kayaks and my old town and some pelicans and I would have to say the bigger price tag the much better vessel unfortunately as far as personal preference goes and if I were to do it all over again. I would buy the feel free lure 11.5. Only downside is you can only get them in the states. In grand scheme of things though what ever gets you on the water. Hope my rambling helped.
  47. 1 point
    gunner-2

    Finally!!!! Sugarloaf friday night.

    MAN thats great congrats looks like a great dinner coming your way keep it up
  48. 1 point
    fredfisher

    What to do

    Funny,I’m starting to give less shits about this pc of crap 💩 anymore...was once angry....
  49. 1 point
    Ventured out with a friend for some post-work Lake Erie bass. We fished a breakwall and managed to get into some smaller smallmouth and some huge sheepshead. Hoping to get some bigger ones next time out. Enjoy!
  50. 1 point
    Jwl1

    Sault saint marie

    I lived up in the soo like 25 years ago.....check the regs...not sure on the rules in that area anymore but....all along "the boardwalk " downtown can be good....huge pink and chinook runs up there in the fall.... decent bows....whitefish....if you go by the locks there is an mnr building there and a lamprey research centre that you can check out...its pretty neat......there is a park....belview park it's called.....there is a shallow bay that runs in there off the river that has some killer pike fishing sometimes...we would use spinnerbaits there and the pike would often run right up to the bank..flop on the ground and back in the water chasing our baits...20lbers not uncommon in there...lol....there are also some spots on the side of the hwy in and out of the soo that have signs where the mnr stocks put and take splake in them.....some of those little spots are also full of natural run brookies as well.....again though....check the regs for that area and the st Mary's river


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