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  1. 17 points
    cplummer

    NFN news

    It is now official.. Tyler 0420 is now the owner of NFN.. He is the boss man.. Could'nt ask for a nicer guy to run this web site.. I will remain on as admin as long as Tyler needs me..please direct any issues you have with Tyler.. Great bunch of guys n gals here.. It was a pleasure owning this web site for a few years. Thank you members for being the best bunch of fishermen .. Good luck Tyler..
  2. 17 points
    smerchly

    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
  3. 12 points
    Tyler0420

    announcement to members

    I’m pretty excited that I have the chance to keep this site going. I’m not from the niagara region but I’ve fallen in love with this site over the years. Looking forward to meeting more of you guys, we’ll get together soon
  4. 11 points
    bigugli

    Steelhead

    THis 60 year old newbie finally got to drift the Niagara, Despite the comedy of errors in the first couple of hours, I had FUN! 1/2 a day and we went 6 for 7
  5. 11 points
    Court Rose

    Ice Fishing Dunnville or PM Area

    Got this tank last night, she went 32" long x 19" girth, little over 12lbs
  6. 11 points
    canadadude

    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
  7. 10 points
    Surf and Turf

    Moose Report

    Late report on this year’s moose hunt. Again this year we hunted the opening week. Boy was it warm! We had a group of 8 guys this year. We drew a Bull tag, and had a Cow tag through outfitter camp. Leading up to the hunt we hade been having quite a debate over whether to take a cow or not if the opportunity presented itself and decided as a group that we would take one only if it didn’t have a calf with it. Opening morning we set off to our respective hunting spots. Myself, and a buddy made the hour long trek in the dark out to a beaver pond which I like to hunt. It is in a beautiful clearing about 300 yds across and very remote. The edge of the clearing is about 50 feet from the edge of a river. It is a perfect location for calling, as they can’t come in behind you unseen. I had just set up the decoy got comfortable and starting calling when one of the guys comes on the radio, “Moose Down”! “Cow Down”! Twenty after 8 am on opening morning and we have a moose down. So we pack up our stuff, make the journey back to camp to gather up all the necessities to recover a moose. Rope, knives, saw, bottle of rye for celebratory shots, etc., and off we go. When we got to where the moose had gone down it was approximately 100 feet from the side of a river, about 99 feet farther than I like but I guess it could have been worse. It was an old dry cow, so we didn’t feel bad about taking her.Thankfully in the long wait to get there the shooter had taken the time to gut the moose. So at that point we just had to drag the moose to the rivers edge and load in the boat. So with “heave ho’s”, 12 inches at a time we finally got her to the rivers edge and rolled her into an empty 14 footer. Now a quick 3 hour trip towing the moose back to camp at a perfect walleye trolling speed of about 1.5 mph! Back at camp we made quick work of getting it quartered, skinned and hanging. Back to the beaver pond for another three days back to back, dawn to dusk, until I had fed every mosquito within a mile. Not one response, it was just to hot, and the moose were obviously not in the rut or even curious about what was making all the racket. I spent the next couple of days traveling the rivers and checking back bays hoping to spot a bull feeding, and catching a few pickerel and pike in the early afternoon. On Wednesday a couple of guys came upon a bull feeding at the side of a creek. There are conflicting stories about what happened, who made the most noise, who couldn’t get their gun loaded, who went left when he should have gone right but the end result was the same. The Bull got tired of watching whatever they were doing and walked around a bend in the creek never to be seen again! Well we got skunked on our Bull, but over the course of last week and a few beers, we came up with a great idea, and some begging with the wives we are going back this weekend to finish business. Leaving this Friday morning, 10 hour drive up, hunt Saturday and Sunday and 10 hours back on Sunday night. As I write this I’m actually almost agreeing with my wife’s take on this “mission”…. well almost! I’ll give an update when back.
  8. 10 points
    Jim K

    Niagara river underwater

    This is about the best I could do with the condition we've had.
  9. 10 points
    Jim K

    Niagara underwater video

    Here's my latest. feel free to ask questions.
  10. 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.. ....... ...... ......
  11. 9 points
    bigugli

    NICE DAY who fished ?

    Was too busy filling the sleigh for the big night
  12. 9 points
    Tyler0420

    Pike pic

    Posting a pic for smerch. Nice catch.
  13. 9 points
    Jim K

    New Niagara underwater video

    It's been a good summer for both fishing and diving. Here's a look at what's going on in the river. https://youtu.be/Qgs1VCbLwGE
  14. 9 points
    fredfisher

    first photo on nfn

    34 inch cat
  15. 9 points
    Gerritt

    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
  16. 8 points
    pauly

    A few bows today

    Got a few fish on some streamers I tied up the other night. Back at it Thursday. Merry Christmas.
  17. 8 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
  18. 8 points
    Jim K

    Niagara Underwater Video

    I finally got around to putting some video clips together.
  19. 8 points
    smerchly

    Leeches

    There you go Tyler ....just wade around in a swim suit and carry a pair of tweezers ...... I think some cheap beef liver has more blood than chicken liver .....we used a coffee can , punctured with spike nails . ...lots of leeches in Ottawa I heard....
  20. 8 points
    cplummer

    announcement to members

    G ood news for NFN folks... Tyler0420 is taking over this web site...
  21. 8 points
    Jim K

    Attacked by a Muskie

    A Niagara River muskie had enough of our underwater paparazzi act and takes a run at me. He didn't bite. People always asked me If I was concerned about a muskie attacking me. I would tell them I didn't care as long as I got it on film. I got the shot.
  22. 8 points
    cplummer

    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. 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  23. 8 points
    Jim K

    Niagara River Underwater

    Yes sir, another video of fish doing what they do in the river. This one is from my new GoPro 5, which has image stabilization, a really nice feature when you're trying to film in heavy currents.. If you have any questions, i will try to answer them .Enjoy !
  24. 8 points
    Its About Time

    Saturday Eyes on jet divers

    Was out Saturday morning. Caught 6 eyes and 1 bass. lost 2 other eyes at the boat. Great morning on the water.Thanks to all for the advice on running jet divers off the planer boards. They managed to catch two of those fish you see. My son showed me how to post some pics. I hope it worked out well.
  25. 8 points
    Snags

    Bass Fishing

    Fish seasons are a rule not a guideline, much like speed limits, a little over and you can be fined. There are multiple species which will gun for the same baits, but there is due diligence you need to do as an angler. It all depends on the water body you are fishing. If you are fishing the two ponds at beaverdams ... you are fishing for bass, there is not enough pike in the two ponds to even try arguing you are gunning for pike. At the end of the day if the MNR was to stop by and they feel you are targeting an out of season fish ... you could lose all your gear plus a fine. It is one thing fishing with a minnow or a worm due to the quantity of species which will consume either, but when it comes to casting lures, you do need to be prepared for changing lures if you are catching bass frequently. Q. What's the big deal, I toss the bass back ... A. You toss them back, but in the few minutes you have the bass off the nest the gobies can do a number on the eggs/fry. Q. It is only one or two bass A. One or two in your mind, especially in a heavily fished area like Gibson ... multiply that by every angler out there. Please read the regulations and familiarize yourself with them. In Niagara there are a total of three zones you need to be familiar with, Zone 16 (most inland), Zone 19 (Lake Erie and upper river), Zone 20 (Lake Ontario and the lower river). When it comes to enforcement you need to know the regulations for the zone you are fishing, claiming I DID NOT KNOW won't fly with the MNR. There was a member on this board who was tossing a fly at St Johns pond a few years ago ... they got fined ... trout were not in season, they were practicing their cast in an area there was space ... but at the end of the day the MNR witnessed it. Do the regulations make sense? Not 100%, but you still need to abide by them, especially if the spots are more public where others can watch and call the TIPS line.
  26. 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.
  27. 8 points
    bass2mouth

    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!!
  28. 8 points
    bigugli

    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.
  29. 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
  30. 7 points
    Tyler0420

    State side

    Fished an Erie trib today. Weather was perfect and so was the water conditions. Quite a few fish around. I went 3/7. Can’t believe I lost the first four fish. Other guys were losing them also so I don’t feel so bad. The fight is the best part anyways. Best part was I didn’t have to move all day besides up and down the bank a little bit.
  31. 7 points
    w1w

    Georgian Bay...mid-May

    ...about a mile back from one of the main channels. Been fishing the same general areas for over 20 years. Bass and pike were mixed together. There were no water marks along the shore. Can't remember not seeing water levels marked on the granite. Anyways, this pike was taken on a Strike King 'trap', chrome and black. Most of the other fish were, too. About 35 fish between us, that day. At one point, I had helped net a fish. The guy in my boat had put his rod down with the trap hanging in the water. When he went to pick it up a smallie took it at the same moment. Luckily, the rod didn't break. Three to five feet deep, raining and overcast all day, water temp around 58-59*.
  32. 7 points
    fishingking

    Wet Turkey Opener

  33. 7 points
    Markster

    My son's first deer

    His first year bow hunting and he connected last last night with a nice basket racked 9 pointer.
  34. 7 points
    yakfish

    March 26th Welland

    Got the boat outon the river a couple nights ago after work. The kids have been askimg for a boat ride and its warmed up just enough to be bearable! We were only on the water about an hour and only fished for a few minutes. My 9 year old thought she was snagged and handed the rod to me because it was too heavy. Then the line started moving. She hooked a nice pike on a Marabou jig tipped with a dead minnow.
  35. 7 points
    marktheperchman

    Dain City today

    Finally some nice weather, so with minnows from Dominion and the canoe on my roof I headed to Dain City for some perching. Unbeknownst to me, the Canadian University rowing championships were being held there this weekend. I couldn't fish where I wanted but headed to the starch plant where I wouldn't interfere with the rowers. The bite was slow but steady and I managed 12 keepers and threw a bunch back. A beautiful November day.
  36. 7 points
    Jim K

    Underwater Video shot Saturday

    Nothing amazing, just a couple minutes from a routine drift dive. I wasn't the diver at the Queenstown boat launch but I wonder if I know him Jim
  37. 7 points
    JoeSchmoe

    Opinion: One Sentence To Improve

    I've been off this board for a while and recently came back and I've noticed a significant drop in posts... Anyhow, here it goes in one sentence (I'm being blunt to make a point): The biggest way to improve the site is for many of the core members to drop the a-hole holier than thou attitude. (I can provide examples if requested)
  38. 7 points
    soccerjets

    First Ever Musky

    And man, excuse my language but it was a hell of a lot of fun catching this thing. Felt like I was on a pro fishing show. The drag was screaming (had it set pretty tight too) and the rod was bending like crazy and he kept coming near the shore and then taking a run back out to deeper water. The adrenaline was unreal!
  39. 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
  40. 7 points
    bigugli

    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.
  41. 7 points
    cdnfishguy11

    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
  42. 7 points
    1. the birth of my little angel Lillyanna 2. getting a vasectomy!
  43. 7 points
    snakeman4

    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.
  44. 7 points
    ChefMick

    Disabilities

    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.
  45. 7 points
    ChefMick

    Disabilities

    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!
  46. 7 points
    CCfly

    Word On The Street

    Buying canadian when we can is also a good start!!!
  47. 7 points
    Bones

    Rod Art For A Chicago Black Hawk Fan

    Why ruin a good rod
  48. 7 points
    blairwelsh

    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?)


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