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  1. 4 points
    mooseslayer

    Archery moose hunt and Big buck

    I have had this buck on my trail camera for a month but all at night until last week when he showed up twice just before 7pm. I didn't hunt that stand until Saturday morning because the wind was wrong and I didn't want to mess it up. The trailcam showed he had come in that morning 5am and 7:29 the night before...after legal time. Saturday was cool and breezy and I had a feeling he might move early. Sure enough...6 turkeys walked by about 6pm and then I heard a noise and wondered if they were coming back but it was the big guy. He walked by at 20 yards and the Bowtech Reign 7 doesn't miss. It was a quick find before dark and then a bit of a walk back to the truck to get my toboggan. I managed to field dress him and get him in the toboggan and out to the trail but it was tough. Drove my Blazer in close and loaded him in. Wouldn't have been able to do it without the toboggan. Here he is ...
  2. 3 points
    coyotehunter

    Not the greatest idea...

    Where was this? In Niagara? You cannot run around in the bushes willy nilly without a hunting licence in an area where you can legally discharge the firearm. They could be charged (and should have been charged with a number of offences and confiscation of the "weapon(s)" should have occurred. They shoot something or someone and the antis will have further ammunition to banish guns period - even from the law abiding users like us. It doesn't matter how young they are... they have to be accountable.
  3. 3 points
    verado

    A good day in the woods

    There's nothing better than hunting squirrels, rabbits or partridge with an accurate .22 rifle. It really tests your equipment and sharpens your skills. If you can connect with a head shot on a squirrel at 50 yds, then shooting at a moose at 200 is almost like hitting the side of a barn.
  4. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Fall time carpin

    Smerch I was out at port for a minute today. Wow things have changed. I think this winter will be two years since I’ve been there. Lots fenced off now. No rocks to fish from anymore. Didn’t see your van around. I ended up fishing by Henley island off of a dock. Baited the swim for a while and casted out, should of checked how weedy it was before I started to chum. Thick weeds and I left after an hour or two. It was nice to listen to the music festival going on. End up going back home and fishing the canal for 3 hours. Last Hf hour two small fish.
  5. 2 points
    mooseslayer

    Archery moose hunt and Big buck

    There are lots of videos online. My brother showed me once 20+ years ago and now I've done dozens of moose, deer and bear...probably over 100 animals. I debone everything... so I take backstraps (yum) , then 2 front shoulders come off easily and are cut up and chunk for ground, stew or sausage/burgers/meatballs. I will often have big bags vacuum sealed in freezer of chunks and at the end of deer season I will take them out and grind them, buy some ground pork and make up and my burgers etc and vacuum seal them. I go through a lot of vacuum sealer bags and buy them a couple thousand at a time to get a good deal and have lots brothers and friends who want them as well. The 2 hind quarters you can basically separate the muscle groups and see the roasts and steaks. We even started keeping the ribs a few years ago and this year I kept some bones and cut them up to make soup broth.
  6. 2 points
    smerchly

    Fall time carpin

    Woke up this morning in a mood ..........so I went to Moody ....part of the Gibby system . I fished there for carp and "anything"when I was a kid..even got some trout and my first mirror . So I thawed some maize & cream corn & headed out to Moody . When I got there ...could not find the maize , left it on the basement floor ,!! AGAIN ! ...but I had some puffs , oats & cream corn . I had a few bites , not sure what fish was taking a few puffs , had one hard smack but was left with a limp line . Nothing much going on....chummed some more & tossed the remaining spoonful in the lake to see if bait fish were there .....As I watched the tip of my pole a CARP swam under my rod & was checking out the corn I tossed 3' from shore !!!! A few minutes later a carp jumped 6' away from my bait !! Then ....finally the line peeled off from the reel & I enjoyed a tough scrap from a lively plump carp , only about 7 lbs . Beauty spot to enjoy the waterfowl and open bank for easy casting .....As Arnie says ....I vill be back ! ... this pic is not clear , can make it much better on my Picasa pictures but loses it when transferred to desktop . Carp checking out my oats & corn under my nose !
  7. 2 points
    smerchly

    Not the greatest idea...

    Air pistols and rifles are made to look like the real McCoy . They can be hard to I.D. even by the cops . Best to keep them at home or a gun range ....
  8. 2 points
    smerchly

    Fall time carpin

    Today ...another day to remember with a lol . I took 2 rods & 2 tackle bags , one for eyes & whatever , and one for carp . when I got to Port D.the harbour was murky after the rains & only got a rock bass & a few gobie bites for the first 2 hours .(grrrr) ....no zoo , only one ape ....me ! So I grabbed a coffee & the carp back pack & headed to Rennie pond ...had a small amount of maize to chum a "good spot" & hooked up some on a hair rig . Two hours later , no rolls ,jumps , or takers . Wind was picking up so I tried another spot where I had previous success ..... After another hour of nothingness except a little line bump I decided that it was time to call it a day & put my stuff back in the backpack , reached for my rod ....and off it went !! I had to laugh while fighting the fish as this happened not too long ago ! After releasing the carp I was grinning ear to ear ! Funny how things happen when you least expect it ... This carp , near 10 lbs had a "bug eye" ....showed my wife the picture , & she said "your eye would bug out too if you were pulled around with a hook in your lip " haha . Nice cool day to be on the water with fishing rod in hand .....
  9. 2 points
    Pretty pricey to lose on niagara.
  10. 2 points
    smerchly

    Zero for Zero

    You are in serious trouble when you can't find ur balls .......
  11. 2 points
    fishingking

    Zero for Zero

    My father inlaw considers this (craft) disease......cant remember a f#!×ing thing !.... We all get it some way at some point temporarily or not smerch!
  12. 2 points
    coyotehunter

    Archery Bear Hunt

    Got up to the camp for the fall bear hunt that opened August 15th. The five brothers have a camp 20 miles north of Kirkland Lake. A log cabin that was built in the fifties. We added a bunkhouse after we bought it and every year have made improvements. New dock original cabin with bunkhouse added inside sleeping area This is the morning view out the cabin door and the evening view Some of the fish caught over the years This year we put in a new kitchen and window over sink New back deck for storing hunting gear New cover over front deck Despite the work put in we managed to get out and hunt. The yearly ritual of sorting through the trail camera photos from each of the eight baits to determine (in our own minds) the baits we liked consisted of going through hundreds of photos which included ravens, chipmunks, squirrels, lynx, wolf, and of course .....bear. Our philosophy is to have every person a chance at a bear. Accordingly, after seeing the camera photos, we draw for picking order. Any person who did not get a bear the previous year is in the A pool ( first ones to pick). All others are in the B pool. Each pool member draws a card to determine picking order within the pool. Selection depends on how you feel about the bait from previous experience and of course the trail camera photos. I didn't shoot a bear last year because I only saw small bear so I had first pick and then the others drew cards. The first evening was interesting when a small bear came in to the bait. Chipmunks and squirrels entertained me while I listened to the ducks quacking on the lake. Finally it was too dark to shoot and I decided to turn on my light to look at the barrel...crap...there was a bear between me and the bait ...10 yards from me. All I caught was a black blur as he set a new land speed record in getting out of Dodge. The consolation was that I had been quiet enough for him to come in and he didn't get my scent. Of course I still had to walk out in the dark, get back to camp and change my underwear. Back at camp the others had seen bears but nothing big enough to shoot. The next night was a repeat of the first with the small bear coming in again. Then with minutes of shooting light I saw a bear coming down the hill to the rear of the bait. I checked the video camera....drat ...not enough light. He came to the bait but didn't present a broadside shot. In fact, he continued towards the tree stand and stopped 10 yards away. The wind had been swirling a bit and I could see he was a bit cautious. Then he stood up on his hind legs and stood there sniffing the air....neat stuff.....darn... no camera. I'm worrying that shooting time was near an end when he drops down and returns to the bait only to walk behind it and turn as if to go back up the hill. After a few seconds (seemed like hours) he decided he wanted a donut and came back to the bait. With minutes of legal shooting time left he turned broadside and I shot. He went back behind the bait and within seconds I heard a couple of death moans. After a few minutes to settle down I got out of the stand to look for blood. He broke the arrow and there wasn't much blood but 20 yards later I was standing over a 240 lb. bear. The next morning was spent processing the bear and getting the packaged meat to the freezer in the trailer park across the lake. And getting the ribs prepared for the feast that night. Brother Russ and ribs ready for the bbq. We ate bear ribs, fresh caught walleye, home made spaghetti and sauce, home made chili and beer can chicken among our meals that week. The second night my brother Larry shot a 275 lb. bear with a huge head. Bears are scored with head measurements and it had a green score that suggested it would make the Ontario record book at least. It was an old male with massive front end and relatively small hindquarters. The third day the weather turned on us. Daily rains and winds that hampered the hunting and certainly put a crimp in Larry's and my fishing. Brother John (aka Mooseslayer) took a shot at a bear only to have a clap of thunder startle it as he shot resulting in a shot a bit farther back than he liked. He decided to back out and not spook it. Driving a boat back to camp in a driving rain wasn't fun for him and the other brothers (Russ and Paul) who had been out as well. Of course Larry and I were in front of the woodstove with a glass of Irish feeling lucky we already had our bear. The next morning after a night of rain we had no blood trail but good tracking of crushed vegetation and broken sticks (especially by John) resulted in a found bear. Unfortunately wolves or another bear had eaten about 20 lbs of meat from the hindquarters (the good stuff) but we took it back to camp and salvaged most of the meat. Rainy weather and winds made for miserable conditions for Russ and Paul and they didn't get a shot at a decent bear.......A pool next year. All in all a good trip. Of course it is always good to hunt with brothers. The three bears this year brings the camp total to 58 bears. My 240 lb bear Larry's 275 lb bear The five brothers and Larry's bear
  13. 2 points
    Mike Pike

    Zero for Zero

    It's not age related, Smerch, because the same thing happens to me! Oh, wait a sec...
  14. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Summertime carpin

    Seen this on another site. This kid is awesome. https://www.guelphpolice.ca/en/cops-catch-and-release.aspx?fbclid=IwAR1AJtPaLx5O39wXPh6NtAUFTLrrkvWL9ADY8i0mgWpXPALenQNNXhLtMAQ
  15. 2 points
    Brian_b

    Environment

    2 weeks would be a problem for me as well. Would they be allowing double the amount? 2 bags at 20kgs each?
  16. 2 points
    gunner-2

    Environment

    6 people here and no place to put it 2 weeks is a big problem for us.
  17. 2 points
    corey

    Environment

    I have a wife and four kids. I fill my garbage bag every single week.
  18. 2 points
    Chrisb

    done boating this season

    So it turns out I do not need the power head pulled. When they installed the water pump seal kit at the marina they used a new seal between the pump and the riser tube. It is a 3 inch tube with a seal inside. The issue is the riser tube is smaller diameter than the water pump output. The old seal was two different diameters. The new seal was the same at both ends. So with the new one no seal at the tube and much of the water was not being pushed up into the engine. Good thing I made them save all the old parts. I was able to find the issue myself. I could not believe the power head needed to be pulled.
  19. 2 points
    Chrisb

    Lake conditions this morning

    Lake looks nice. Light north wind and small rollers coming in Cottage_20190917074521_Record.mp4
  20. 1 point
    smerchly

    Beacon

    Took a trip to check out the Beacon area this a.m. I see 2 signs that said no fishing in the marina at the ramp , & launch is now $15 for boats & $3 for canoes . A much larger sign on the small shack at the gas pump says " ABSOLUTELY NO FISHING IN THE MARINA BASIN ! I can see their point if boaters were trolling ,casting near the docks or at the opening to the lake , but there are out of the way spots at both east and far west parts which wouldn't bother anyone .We are losing more spots every year .....maybe some justified because of the garbage people ..... I have a question for those who will know more than i do about our marinas .....Was public money used to dump those huge rocks at the marinas at Jordan , Dalhousie and Port Weller ? We used to spend our summers at Michigan Beach , buy fries & pop and enjoyed many summers there . Much of that beach is now paved over . It pains me to see millionaires buy our beaches and put a marina in place . The city only looks at the income from taxes etc , but I thought we still had some rights to that old "beach" water ? We had a run in with the rowing club a few years ago which after a meeting with the city , rowing club and concerned boaters , and won some rights to fish Martindale ponds . We need to know what rights we have if any , fishing in marinas especially after closing for the winter .
  21. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Young's Creek Trespassing

    I can’t even find the dam parking lot on google maps. I’ve fished from the dam down stream to a small walking bridge and just below it and from the bridge at the mouth up stream to where the house is. Not much to fish really bring your ice rod to fish it or your tip will be across the creek in the trees. Haha. Haven’t heard anything good from there. I’m sure there’s some fish. I’d fish another creek instead, maybe big creek or something.
  22. 1 point
    slabtime

    HOT Walleye

    I sure hope that walleye was 18". If not we will have to get the ministry to track down the bad bird who kept it!!!
  23. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Port D Circus

    I don’t have to worry much. I Fish at night. No boats to fight with and probably no other anglers. More fish for me
  24. 1 point
    Ryan John

    Streets Creek

    So I ended up going out there (forgot the pics) I went twice including yesterday. Over both times it was just one SMB other than that just minnows. Didn't even get a sunfish, which i thought I would. Really beautiful area, shame about the fishing!
  25. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Fall time carpin

    Water was around 4-6’. Thought the strong winds would push the fish to me but after a few hours no signs of fish I left and went to my local spot for another skunk.
  26. 1 point
    curious

    Live report

    We also got nothing but gobies over at point albino, we found the perch right in front of P.C last time we were out.
  27. 1 point
    Chrisb

    Live report

    Yes cottage between Rathfon and Morgans point. This may be the last week for reports. I am getting ready to close up and move back to Welland for the winter. Depends on the weather over the next week.
  28. 1 point
    Mbocco

    Company - Lure King - Questions

    Oh thanks! That’s great to know. And ya that’s exactly why I love them for fishing there.
  29. 1 point
    Pete's bait and tackle stock the T-turn and stingeye, love the distance you get on it and how quickly it gets down even in a strong current.
  30. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Fall time carpin

    There’s a YouTube video of the fish leaving when the bait cloud was put in the water. Don’t waste your money on it.
  31. 1 point
    smerchly

    Zero for Zero

    Just call it age related ......got my gear ready to go this morning , new worm harness rigged , fresh worms , headed to P.Dal. for some drifting . After dodging blocked CNR access , and torn up one lane roads , I finally got to Port , ready to enjoy a few hours of fishing .....but , where is my tackle bag ?? ... Yep , left it sitting in the driveway ....used the other side of the van's sliding door to load up and forgot to toss in the bag with all my tackle & worm box !! Back home I go ....had other things to do ....will TRY again tomorrow !! Got the string around my fingerrrrrrrr !!! ...hope the fish were not biting today .....
  32. 1 point
    Bubba14

    Opening deer season

    Good luck to all and please stay safe!
  33. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Opening deer season

    Good luck on shooting that buck. Looking forward to seeing some pics.
  34. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Fall time carpin

    Fished a short session 4:30-7:30. Skunked, but a nice sunset.
  35. 1 point
    A nice fish and beautiful pictures
  36. 1 point
    Mbocco

    Zero for Zero

    I left a pie on the roof of the car once and drove away. Didn’t end well for the pie.... or me.
  37. 1 point
    bigugli

    Zero for Zero

    There's that "sometimers" setting in again
  38. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    State side

    I believe there is a dam up river somewhere. After the down pours today hopefully the rivers will rise.
  39. 1 point
    cplummer

    Weight size for niagara river

    1.5 oz max... Trust me
  40. 1 point
    Mbocco

    Weight size for niagara river

    1oz works for bottom bouncing and sometimes even a bit lighter depending on the current in the specific location.
  41. 1 point
    curious

    perch

    No perch we gave up after a while and trolled for walleye instead
  42. 1 point
    Chrisb

    Environment

    I believe the new plan does include two bags every two weeks.
  43. 1 point
    knightfisher

    My Amazing Plants

    Once in a while I post pics of this amazing plant on the forum. Not many people get to see something like this, except the people in my neighborhood. It's always a pleasure watching people walk by, stop, stare, continue and stop again for that second look. This is the 15th year for this plant. By late fall all the leaves fall off and all that's left is a long straight pole. Each year in early May I cut down the stock to the lowest bud forming and see how it grows each year. The plant usually reaches it's maximum height in 3-4 months....wild. Last year I let a sucker plant grow, and currently it passed the original plant by about a foot. This year the sucker plant reached a height of 15'6''. The leaves currently measure 24 inches wide. With just the one plant, as posted before, the leaves grew a whopping 34 inches wide. Amazing. Now you know why I call it the Amazing Plant. ps: Sorry if some of you thought it was of the 420 variety.
  44. 1 point
    knightfisher

    My Amazing Plants

    Thanks for all the funny responses, made me laugh for sure Had the name of the plant on the tip of my tongue, and at the same time rolled up one of the leaves of the plant and....what what was I going to say..... I'm sure it will come to me...
  45. 1 point
    curious

    Lake conditions this morning

    No perch, after I pulled up a walleye we changed it up and went back to trolling ended the day with 11. Maybe next time for perch.
  46. 1 point
    smerchly

    Creek fishing

    We called them horned dace ....some have a lot of pink colour ....great bait for pike .
  47. 1 point
    tombo

    Looking for trout spots

    Upper grand is a good spot for browns. Forks of the credit park and surrounding area has a lot of fly fishing opportunities. It takes a little time scouting, but can be worth it. Brookies, browns and bows. As well as some stocked small cigar sized Atlantic’s
  48. 0 points
    WalleyeChaser

    Live report

    I did not unfortunately
  49. 0 points
    knightfisher

    Zero for Zero

    No need Bill. The GPS tracking system we installed under your van is doing just fine
  50. 0 points
    I decided to give some of my best Gibby spots a try this morning , about 4.5 hrs worth . Armed with fresh maize on a hair I tried some deep spots with some current ...not a sniff . I decided to try a "sure bet " spot that has a good current with a back eddy , had good luck there before but not great for walking .(rocks) I tried the maize for an hour and nothing . So I clipped the hair off & tried a corn puff ....about 20 minutes later a hookup ! It didn't fight much ...came to the surface and "rolled" in like it was out of steam . This carp looked beat up , and not healthy at all ! I fished for another 1/2 hr.and decided one sorry looking carp was all to be had . Gibby is strangely void of carp this year and this sick one makes me wonder what's going on here ? This is not what a healthy carp should look like .... ....sorry for larger photo ...it's 1/3 full size ...


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