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  1. 18 points

    Just a reminder

    PICK UP YOUR FRIGGIN FISHINE LINE ??? Pretty please ? I spend about 30 minutes at Port Dalooozie today and I picked up a ton of line AGAIN on the west side wall behind the Legion . What is wrong with these anglers .....don't they understand anything or are they just plain stupid ? I talked to a fellow angler there about all the fishing spots that have been closed down because many spots have been plagued with trash of all sorts . As I drove the km. stretch of Decew Rd.from the waterworks commission to Pelham Rd. there are new signs every 100' on both sides which read ," No Parking" .....NO place for anglers or naturalists to park anywhere along this stretch known as "Jacksons Flats" . We fishermen are getting bad press lately and we better start cleaning up after ourselves & others who obviously don't know how to clean up their mess (and probably smell like it themselves) But it doesn't take much effort to take a little trash out as you leave for home . Read my lips below.......please . (this post isn't intented to incriminate us anglers who care about the environment & most people who contribute to this board ....but it may include some of the people who "lurk" ) ......Happy fishing
  2. 12 points

    Lake Gibson And Port D

    It's ok for 60 bass boats to go out fill there live tubs up the biggest/ nicest fish they can grab, drive them miles back to a stage, shove them in a bag, throw them in a tub and weigh them and hold up the nicest ones by the jaw so everyone can see how great they are. Maybe the fish get returned within a few miles of there orginal homes and we call these guys proffesionals, a dude gets a nice Bass takes a quick picture and releases it back to its orgininal structure and he's a moron......give your heads a shake and tell me who is doing more damage to our so called delicate fishery
  3. 10 points
    If someone asks if a fishery is producing and you fished it and know about it, dont tell him or her to go fish it forthemselves and find out. This site is to help eachother and if a bit of info could save someone a tank of gas then it helps. Stop being so competitive over fishing holes and spots, and stingy with info on those spots especially if they arebwell known fishing holes. Time to start acting like adults. Im not saying give away your honey hole im saying if someone needs info just help them. Simple. And if you dont know the info just dont post. Simple. now fish on felas and lets make this new season a safe, happy, and fish filled season ever. Keep your rods bent, cups full, and smiles on.. ....... ...... ......
  4. 9 points

    Bass Pro

    It would be best if Jordan separates himself from BPS here... I only say this because he is a BPS employee, and is not their spokesperson. Large companies value their image, and market it in a certain way... I would hate to see him lose his job because of postings here... It is not his job to defend/offend or check on a item or hold one for you on this forum. Never mix business with pleasure. And yes BPS checks fishing forums... Just as they did on another popular one I know of.... I would strongly suggest posts involving Jordan and BPS be done via PM. We all know how things get out of hand on forums. I will personally enforce this, to ensure Jordan has a job and not a bunch if monkeys looking for deals. G
  5. 9 points

    Last Chemo For The Mrs.

    It has been a long 4 months, but Judy is finally past the worst of the treatments after today. Now we cross our fingers, wait, and hope they got it all, so we can go back to living a semi-"normal" life.
  6. 8 points

    Forum Rules *updated*

    All members read this please By using this board you agree to the terms set herein. From time to time we need to update our policies and rules to adjust to the changing nature of forums and the ebb and flow of our membership. We have been growing at a substantial rate.. and with that growth we have been experiencing some unforeseen issues. I think we have addressed them here. As I have updated our rules and policies. We would hope this will please both veteran members and new comers as well This was done as much for you as it was for us. As it also gives the NFN staff rules in which they are to follow, clear cut and dry. So you can expect every moderator and admin to behave in the same fashion. there will be be very few exceptions. Please read over the new rules carefully as they have been in the making for awhile now. By continuing to use Niagarafishing.net you are agreeing to abide by these new rules, they really are not new rules... but something spelled out in black and white so everyone is on the same page, Users and Staff alike. Forum Terms & Rules Let’s keep our rules simple. Be courteous and be respectful to others both here on the forum and down at the pool. If you can’t say it in real life, you probably can’t say it here either, your Mom probably told you, if you have nothing nice to say, then it’s probably best to say nothing at all. Debate is encouraged, but please follow the basic guidelines of debate. No name calling. Back up your claims with proof. Don't get all bent out of shape if/when someone disagrees with you. Things that will not be tolerated here on NFN. Flaming, baiting, name calling, prejudice, racism, sexism, sexual comments and innuendos, swearing, spam etc. Again see the above rules before you post. Deleted or locked posts. If you disagree with a moderators decision to lock or delete a post, send them a Personal Message. DO NOT make a post complaining about it. We have opened the forums to children so we expect you to show them how adults should behave. Spam will get you banned faster than anything else. Spam is any unsolicited business ad or offer. If someone happens to ask about a product or service you may offer, then you are of course free to mention it. If you come in here and spam, you will be given a pretty rude welcome by the population and it will only hurt your business! We have very reasonable ad rates and can set you up very quickly. Contact CPlummer for ad rates. We would prefer that you do not post pictures of fish caught out of season. Please do not post VERY SPECIFIC information on fishing spots, ie pinpoint locations and maps. It is our belief that sharing this type of knowledge to the general public is not at all good for the resource itself. 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  7. 8 points
    Give it a @@@@ing break on this BS. I buy my stuff from where ever needed. There are members on here who will have a job from that store that might otherwise not exist. at least if you have a bad experience you can complain. I have had poor experiences at all tackle stores in niagara at one time or another. People have bad days. Bass pro is also not a specialty store. They are an all round store. Tackle stores are specialty stores. Waste of space for a post. Search this out on the forums and there are tons of threads.
  8. 8 points

    Finally Got My New Boat!

    Just picked up my Lund, years in the making the time was finally right:) Had a great experience with port Colborne marine. Picked a few brains here during my decision process, thank you. Can't wait to get out there and have some fun!!
  9. 8 points

    Best People In The World

    I realize this is non fishing, but... Most people here don't realize the quality of some of our members. We just moved from Grimsby to Thorold. Had enough stuff to fill a tractor trailer and then some. I'm not as capable as I once was, and it's hard to ask people to lose a day's pay to help me out. Some of the gang here were willing to help me out in a very big way Without our NFNer's I could not have managed 2 solid days of moving A very big THANK YOU goes out to smerchly, painter and fishnfeldie. You fellas are the greatest. We talk about it often enough, but this is what community is all about.
  10. 8 points

    Dumping Garbage

    Whoever was responsible for the garbage left at the gate at Millers marina yesterday you know who you are I picked it up after you next time it'll be a phonecall , trout guts and 2 bags of garbage I can show you where garbage goes. You are ruining it for those who respect the niagara parks and do clean up after theirselves including your ignorant mess. http://www.niagararegion.ca/government/bylaws/pdf/WasteManagementBy-law2012-01-19.pdf
  11. 8 points
    larry b

    How To Annoy Other Fisherman..

    Annoying is a good word for this post for sure,a rookie acting like a know it all is the definition of annoying
  12. 8 points

    Mnr Salmon Blitz !

    i recently called the MNR to report out of season salmon fishing at my local Go-to salmon picture taking location. I actually got threw to an actual person on the phone line; delivered my message of people fishing out of season, and on a few occurrences there, people intentionally snagging. She told me she would report this information to the reporting CO of that area. I blew that information off as i did not intend to hear back or that anything actually came of this. The very next morning i received a phone call from a CO. He was unaware that salmon were spawning in this particular location, and had a few more questions as to how to get to this location. I gave him as much information as possible, even e-mailed him the google maps co-ordinates and a few pics of the area i had taken with my camera. The Very next day after this, he called me back, informed me he had just charged 4 people from London with snagging and fishing out of season at this location, and that he saved the GPS co-ordinates and added this location to his groups of spots to check. He said the group of fishermen where known offenders to the MNR. This just helps prove that your calls to the MNR do help to protect fish and wildlife, no matter how pointless it seems to call it in.
  13. 7 points
    Im back and after spending my entire summer busting my ass,I will be fishing again and in style 19' lund to be exact. So you guys are welcome to tag along especially for those perch. Oh and this boat will be packing way more power so you old guys better hold on and bring a extra pair of depends. Lol
  14. 7 points
    Court Rose

    Lets See Those Jumbo's

    Biggest out of my boat so far, my sons 16" 2.2lb
  15. 7 points

    2013 Year In Review Thread

    Hey nfn! Its been a while since Ive posted and even though this is a little late I wanted to start a year in review thread! Lets see everyones best memories from 2013! Doesnt have to be fish pictures, lets just keep it PG! Started 2014 on the ice..... In the late spring I headed up to Milton Lake Lodge for the season. Here are some great snap shots! Early on in the season I got my personal best pike on a fly rod while out at night after a long day. A nice one caught by Kristi (our server at the lodge) This one was by a client caught trolling for lake trout! My First Ever Arctic Grayling Cooking shorelunch. Enjoying a nice ride across the lake Upon returning back to Ontario I went straight up north! Night time popper fishing for smallies! Set my new Pickerel Personal Best and my first ever crappy out of this lake After returning home for good this time I took refuge on 12 Mile! Bassing was unreal this year with the waterlevels Click For VIdeo!!!! After bass came the Salmon, had a few wicked nights on the peir but picked this one up with Matt out in the boat! This year I had my best Early Steelhead Season EVER! And my all time favorite Niagara pic taken ! And we will finish it off with a beauty winter time chromer If 2014 is anything like 2013 Im in for a treat! Lets get some other stories up here
  16. 7 points
    1. the birth of my little angel Lillyanna 2. getting a vasectomy!
  17. 7 points

    Thanksgiving Whirlpool Report

    sunday and monday today i have fished the whirlpool, sunday and monday for at least 5 hours, and today for only 3. lots of activity in the river. sunday there were quite a few chinooks caught, most were caught on skein, but italo and his wife barb managed to get a few on the line on j 13's, its amazing how much knowledge is inside that guys head, i could listen to him talk about fishing for hours easily. sunday i went fishless, had a few bumps on spoons but no pulls, my buddy managed a nice 22lb hen early morning on skein that was featured in italos blog that evening. thanksgiving i got a late start, had to have lunch with my family, and as im eating i get a text from my buddy saying italo is back at the whirlpool, so i plow down my lunch and hit the road. when i get there i grab my favorite rapala lure from my tackle box, grab a marker and start to jog down the whirlpool steps with a full backpack and 2 rods. not an easy feet, i met italo, barb and his dog mulligan just after the second bridge and ended up taking to him again for atleast 15 mins about damn near everything, he hadnt caught anything so it was looking grim, so i grab my lure and he was more than happy to sign in, and even grabbed a pic, then we were on our ways, get to the pool and start tossing my little cleo, 2 hours in im getting nothing, but there are tons of chinook jumping around, and then the tug happens, fish on. i hooked into my very first whirlpool salmon, what a thrill. i understand why so many people fish for them there i had to fight the fish in the current in the middle which was just a test of weather my 10 6 fenwick with 20lb braid and 20lb mono leader could handle it. after a few mins i finally managed to bring it in a beauty hen. needless to say i cant be any more hoked to the whirlpool than i am now, sorry for the short novel on to the pics! she hit a 3/4 oz orange and bronze lil cleo on another note, right now the whirlpool has a insane variety of fish in it, this weekend i have seen and been told of the following being caught; shorthead redhorse sucker,drum,carp,muskie,bows,chinooks,cohos,bass and i even seen a walleye around shore tonight at dusk, where else can you get that wide of a variety but the niagara! also, if you dont like italo, which i know many dont, then please dont throw in a comment about your dislike for him, every one has there idols right? bob izumi, bill dance, al linder, joe bucher. i just happen to like italo, please respect that.
  18. 7 points
    Court Rose

    Asian Carp..........there Here.

    Hopefully they taste like chicken balls....
  19. 7 points


    Does anyone know if persons affected with mental and/or physical disabilities require a fishing liscence, one of my best dishwashers is a fine gentleman who hears me constantly banter on and on about fishing. Today he nervously asked me to take him out one day, he has no gear & no liscense, the gear I will lend him, but will I still need to get him a one day permit?? SERIOUS answers only guys, this post is respectful, please keep it that way.
  20. 7 points
    Jim K

    Green Niagara

    Here's a video shot yesterday. This isn't the good kind of "green". <iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7mcLZBvfH6c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  21. 7 points


    His gift does not allow him to operate a motor vehicle of any kind, I think a conservation lis. Might be the way to go. I may be his only portal to fishing, and my time is limited, I think I would rather purchase a conservation lis. The money will go where the mnr needs it, and not only will Dave be fishing, but that little yellow slip might give him one more thing to be proud of. Thanks everyone for your input!
  22. 7 points

    Word On The Street

    Buying canadian when we can is also a good start!!!
  23. 7 points

    Rod Art For A Chicago Black Hawk Fan

    Why ruin a good rod
  24. 7 points

    Salmon Return?

    lol .... I'm with yah Icehut! All year People post wonderful (and informative) reports on: - Bass - Pike - Sucker Runs - Carp Fishing - Drums - Walleye - Perch Although more "conservative" - Steelheads, Muskie and then all of a Sudden comes along the Salmon Season and things start to get weird. I've been fishing them for over 30+ years now (40+ of fishing) and it;s not exactly a "Secret" as to the LOCATIONS. OMG - like the choices are limited arent they? Up here in the GTA we basically have 3-4 "main piers" ... and then 2-3 smaller tribs. Obviously, each one is WELL KNOWN. These "Trolls" seem to have some belief that the pier is going to be all for themselves. Then they also have the odacity to Rant on and on about their "Esquisite knowledge" of the fish. I seem to recall that the majority of CHINNIES are a STOCKED (Take fish). Guess I read differentently than they do? During 4-5 months of the Spring and Summer there are 100's of Charter Boats and Private ones as well - out there TOTALLY SLAMMING the fish on a daily basis. See or Hear from any of the Couch Potatoe Trolls then? .... NO. Then the other experts come out and start the old (40+ years now) MARSHMELLOW DEBATE. OMG it's sickening. Pretty funny how after 40+ years you dont see a SINGLE THING from the MNR about marshmellows. Other than their obvious ENDORSEMENT of it. But, .... no - when the experts need to quote MNR, it's the first thing... and with the marshmellows the BS made up regs come out. On Sunday the fish were just SLAMMING the small garlic Marshmellows. Did I say SLAMMING them? We are not talking the Big ones tied up with 80 lbs braid and 4 treble hooks. We are talking using the most EFFECTIVE FISHING METHODS of having them float about a foot off the bottom and being demolished by the FRESH RUN SALMON. It seems every form of LOGIC and SENSE that can be prevalent during the year goes out the window by these idiot haters and flamers. Year after Year. It's so pathetic! I always find it relevant to point out this fact: Later in the season (Just before) the STEELHEAD's are coming in, we will see the SLIT CARCASSES all over the banks. Well it does not take Sherlock Holmes to determine that these fish are being taken for their Roe. Well, the MARJORITY of "ROE USERS" are Steelhead fishermen (Like myself) are they not? * Those who "eat" the caviar (yuk) usually take the whole fish as well So, guess that means the "Glorious Steelhead Brotherhood" seems to be the main "Culprits of this behaviour" right? Thankfully there are RESPONSIBLE FISHERMEN out there. I like to think, i share in that brotherhood. I can say that on Sunday Night, the pier and harbour was very Clean... and everyone seemed to be having a great time while being responsible. It was a wonderful time to be there. Anyway, I am going to continue doing what I have been doing for the Past 30+ years and enjoy myself. I have no problems in POSTING my REPORTS the same way that I have posted reports on everything else. I hope everyone gets into some great action this season. I tend to think the "Salmon Season" is over rated in general, however .... can certainly say that when you have a 30 lb+ fish spooling your reel - That is a FRIGGIN RUSH! Cheers ps: At least this board allows for reports and rationale conversation on the Topic! Thank you. That "other" well known site - cant even TALK ABOUT IT. They prefer forms of censorship - basically feeding and endorsing the Misconceptions of the Trolls! * I do not belong to "that site" lol (ps: What Song are you listening too right now?)
  25. 6 points

    The Bucket Listers!

    Decided to go for a river walk in the Credit last night. Upon arrival, I met a couple old Yankees from Pennsylvania. Both of these Oldtimers were disabled and weren't capable of accessing anything off the beaten path. Still both of them reported some success with Brownies. I sat and chatted for a while with one of the two and he told me that Canada had changed so much since his last time here (1972). He was very dissapointed with the state of our local river system. I was a little perplexed at his position as he was telling me that he had been having some success earlier. His explanation was that when he had first come up here to fish these same spots they were exploding with fish, and because of his disability he could only get so far along the river banks which really did hinder his chances back home and now here. These two old guys couldn't access the majority of rivers holding fish back home in Penn so they decided to come North, fully expecting to be able to fish rivers teeming with Trout. What he was really here for was the Brook Trout. I pointed them North with some vague directions for the Saugeen. They thanked me and we began talking again. It became apparrent to me that these two were doing a Bucket list. One last big fishing trip for a couple old ex Vets looking for a glorious fishing hole in the Great White North. I explained that in order to find the big spots, there might be some hiking or the possibility of getting their feet wet. This did seem a little discouraging to them. It was a little sad, seeing two good ol boys who desperately wanted to get out there and have one last big fishing experience, being relegated to the banks near the bike trails and having come so far. I wished them luck, slipped into the river and waded downstream. After an hour or two I gave up as the bugs were driving me nuts. As I reached the parking lot, the two Yanks were sitting in their old Vandura Camper going over maps. I looked at the map and circled a few spots I thought would be helpful and again wished them luck. They looked so excited. Like kids preparing to go off on an adventure. We all know that feeling. Trudging around rivers lakes and streams during summer vacation with a pole, bottle of water and PB&J sandwich Mom packed. I pictured the two old guys sitting along the banks, feet in the water. Inspecting the days catch, happy as two pigs n's*#t on a glorious day. I hope they find that. I like to think that when my time comes I will be doing just that.