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  1. 10 points
    bigugli

    Central Sakatchewan

    As a gift for my birthday, The family paid to fly me out to the prairies for a 10 day fishing trip. What a fantastic time with my family. Then there was the fishing. Never hit the water for more than 4-5 hours each day, yet we were catching 50-120 fish per session. The tactics were simple. Baitholders with leeches, and our worm harnesses tipped with worm, leech or minnow. Minnow and ball jigs , with a sickle hook or casting jigs tipped with twisters or paddle tales. The fish were insane. Walleye out there were fighters, not dead weight. Pike were a lot thicker across the back as compared to pike in southern Ontario.
  2. 9 points
    Tyler0420

    Grand river fishing

    Decided to hit the river and catch a meal. I knew a spot that the sun would be behind the trees so off I went. If you wanna catch fish put a spinner on, so I did. Caught a nice smallie a few casts in then a stick, nope 15”ish walleye pulled it up on shore and it spit the hook and back it went. A few casts later feels like a log, lost it. Then another log (19.5” walleye). Some decent action then it died off. Its nice to have the grand almost in your backyard.
  3. 7 points
    Jim K

    new underwater video

    https://youtu.be/N1hrmlhJEC0
  4. 4 points
    corey

    Chemong Lake fishing

    I know I know... it's not Niagara but a buddy of mine got a place up on Chemong and we set out for the first time to explore. The lake is known as a panfish lake and yes, it is a panfish lake. We spent probably 3 hours of the day trolling with cranks, just flatlining and to our complete suprise, sunfish and bluegill were hammering the cranks. We probably caught 40-50 panfish in total while trolling cranks. I have never had that before. We did a lot of testing as well. He has young children so we had to make sure we found spots and methods that would keep the kids busy. We did some testing in weeds and found that worms, no matter how they were rigged would catch fish, pretty obvious. I ran a jig on the bottom and he ran a dropshot. With the jig, if it caught the eye of a fish on the way down I could generally seal the deal with a plastic on the jig. If the jig with plastic was down for more than 30 seconds it was not getting hit ever. On his dropshot with the hook up a foot or so the fish would grab almost any plastic. It was sunfish galore. We spent a bunch of time casting various lures looking for better fish and other than a small walleye which released itself 8 feet from the boat on me there was nothing. We were basically casting some weedy bays at that point trying to find "quality" fish. We didn't have enough time to explore the shorelines for traditional bass cover, that will be for another day. It was our first time on Chemong and was great to get out for a day. No pics as nothing photoworthy was caught.
  5. 4 points
    Mbocco

    Fishing with the kids

    My 11yo boy and 8yo daughter wanted to go “catching” and not fishing so I took them to a reliable drum spot this morning which should look familiar. They each hooked and reeled in their own sheepshead. My daughter was thrilled. My daughter has accepted the fact that the worms must die for us to catch the fish. What she had a really hard time with was me having to kill the “cute little gobie”.
  6. 4 points
    Jwl1

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Always pick up after myself and then some....have often brought garbage bags when fishing the Niagara glen and took some time on the way back up the path to clean up....biggest culprits...timmies cups and water bottles...I'm also a smoker but my butts go in my pocket...a little effort goes a long way for sure
  7. 4 points
    Tyler0420

    Grand river fishing

    I actually haven’t spent any time targeting carp here but they should be around. A few years ago I was fishing for whatever using a pickerel rig with worms. My reel peels off and I landed my biggest river carp. Fell off the scale at 12lbs but fought like a monster. This was before I had all the special equipment. I’ve been thinking of baiting this area for carp but there’s quite a few turtles around. A good 15-20lb snapper was swimming in front of me tonight. But I’ll probably give it a try anyways. 1 more walleye caught tonight to add to the fish fry.
  8. 3 points
    I don't shore fish either so I don't normally see much of this but I have picked up line and bait containers while out on the lake. One thing I am seeing more of is people who have cleaned their catch then dumping all the heads and guts in the garbage pail at the launch ramp. These pails are in a high traffic area and they soon stink to high heaven and attract swarms of wasps. I would think it would be better to dump them in the lake away from used areas and let the crabs, fish and gulls take care of them. As for myself, I use my own garbage disposal, but this fall when we go to once every two week garbage pick up, I just might package them up and drop them in the can at the steps of city hall.
  9. 3 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Too many entitled slobs out there .....society in general had gone downhill over the decades . Hire as many people as needed to keep places clean , add to the tax bill ....I'd rather pay more than see our environment turned into a dump site . Anyone know what the trash situation is like in New York State , e,g, ? I hear their parks are kept clean ....(chain gangs lol) ?
  10. 2 points
    Jim K

    new underwater video

    Thank you. In my opinion, the risk of entanglement is too great. I refuse to wear a tether in the river personally. Others do, but I believe they were a factor in two river fatalities I am aware of. In this sport, I feel every diver has to do his own personal thorough risk assessment. I have Opted out of dives because I didn't like the plan. The only line we employ is to our float and flag.
  11. 2 points
    Snags

    No Fish Today, but Got this Photo

    Got out for an hour to try for a muskie or two from shore, the radar told me I had some time. No fish No follows No signs of life in the water outside of a few carp and a turtle Driving home I did a double take, pulled over, and snapped a few photos.
  12. 2 points
    Tony

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I saw the same type of things a few years back at Beaverdams......................Made me sick to my stomach.........Hard to believe how ignorant some people are.......................
  13. 2 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I have more concern and respect for the birds and animals ....including domestic animals than I have for the human entitled slobs that sadly , inhabit this planet . The reg. book should note this issue with BOLD print !! ( in 10 languages )
  14. 2 points
    Snags

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    If you think the garbage dumping is bad now, wait till the fall when you are allowed garbage service every other week. The winter won't be a big deal, but I can tell you in the summer I don't want stuff sitting in my garage for two weeks.
  15. 2 points
    I'm with you Smerch....I'd maybe pick up some line so an animal, pet or child doesn't get caught in it but that's as far as it goes for me. I haven't shore fished in years so I don't get to see the shore mess like others do. However, when i am fishing in the boat and reel up a rats nest of someone else's line, I will bunch it up to throw out later.
  16. 2 points
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Most of our garbage comes from plastic materials ....single serve containers, etc., .. and yes, butts too . There are some who don't toss their butts anywhere they please and the others should not complain about the garbage .It would help to make all cigs without filters .... My two kids wore cloth diapers and their crap went down the toilet . How many millions of crappy "disposable" ones go to the dump now every day ?....just one example of the garbage produced in today's mass produced throw away society . I'll pick up line and that's about it .....cannot reason with pigs .
  17. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I fish a few rivers in the states and most of them river have garbage cans around and not overflowing. The states do a few things better then we do when it comes to fishing but that’s about it.
  18. 2 points
    I will clean up others fishing line. That I don't like for birds and animals.
  19. 2 points
    fishingking

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    They need cameras in these remote areas to actually catch idiots in the process and fine them heavily!
  20. 2 points
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    good thing about carping is i don't have to sit and watch my rod so in the meantime i clean up some garbage if i have a bag with me if not ill toss some line or a few cups in my tackle bag. just last night i was fishing local i thought next time i come out ill clean up the shore lines, just maybe the fish gods will reward me.
  21. 2 points
    bigugli

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    We are always picking up stuff here and there, but not to the volume that I have to buy additional garbage tags to dispose of the waste. I do, however, pick up a few thousand bottles and cans that I recycle. It takes 30 pop cans to make 1 lb.
  22. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Well .....the 12 was HIGH and muddy today ..must have got heavy rain upstream somewhere !! Went to Port and was fishing by 10:30 at your spot steelshady . I was hoping for a cloudy day but not to be ....it was soon getting hot . I was getting bites steady ...nips & bumps but couldn't hook up ....don't know what they were but they were pecking pieces of the maize off the hair . By 11:15 I hooked the first carp ....scrappy fella near 10 lbs. & had a chunk of its gill missing ....and a smaller one 30 minutes later . I used up my chum (maize) & saved a handful to try another spot in the shade of that skimp tree ....no chum ,but landed 2 more carp , one of which had a "different" scale pattern .....don't know if it could be classified as a mirror or not ?? Enjoyable day !
  23. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    I just picked 15 worms to try a couple spots tomorrow ....the 12 was at low tide today , maybe try for carp first & try the worms if no carp action (if the water is still down) . Plan 2 will be Port Dal .for carp & toss a few worms with light tackle for bass and ??? . Looks like a fine day to roll the dice......
  24. 1 point
    bigugli

    Central Sakatchewan

    Actually we were fishing a group of smaller lakes about 1 1/2 hrs from Tobin and a 1/2 hr off the #16. Biggest was Fishing L.
  25. 1 point
    steelshady

    Carp carp carp

    Yup, thanks.My son actually was reeling all the fish and I was the net man, lol.
  26. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carp carp carp

    Nice going steelshady !... she's a fatty ! Can't beat smercho's home cooking ! Your son is saying "Yeahhhh " !! I have caught many carp there ....nice current with weed beds close by . That bag of maize should give you about 70 lbs. of bait after it's cooked ! I find the best time to fish there is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ,then the bite tapers off . I'll try an evening fish there in the future .
  27. 1 point
    steelshady

    Carp carp carp

    Bought a sling shot yesterday at Pete's and a jar of cured corn for todays outing. Was using home made maize as per Smerchly recipe, bought the corn at TSC (25kg) lol... Started chumming at 11:30 am and about 30 min carp were jumping around our baited area. Results, 1/3 in 1 hour, fish stopped biting after we ren our of chum.
  28. 1 point
    Fish Farmer

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    You'd be surprised Smerch the stuff I've seen floating out in the lake, some of those Marks on my finder makes one wonder;;just garbage??? In the end Smerch, what do you think will happen when were gone????? SAD SAD With all this crap going on now, I think we lived in the best time of life, Life we've had will never happen again. Shame.
  29. 1 point
    FishGuy3754

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Random thing I wanted to check with other anglers. I know what with Covid no one wants to touch things outside currently, but in general,How many people clean up their area or surrounding area while they are out fishing?I wanted to check cause almost every fishing spot no matter where it is seems to be littered with drink bottles/cans and timmies/fast food wrappers. Also there always seems to be an abundance of leftover line just littering most spots.My friends and I try to clean up the area and usually end of bringing a bag of garbage to throw out later. Does anyone clean up their fishing spots while they are there or before they leave?
  30. 1 point
    smerchly

    Silly ships

    Tiller handle broke ......
  31. 1 point
    smerchly

    new underwater video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hrmlhJEC0 Nice clear shots of bass , walleye and musky . The River is a great fishery ! Thanks for the video Jim K.
  32. 1 point
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Many shore spots are dump sites ....I wouldn't want to see the garbage that has been tossed in the water by the garbage people .
  33. 1 point
    Always. There has been many times that all I do is clean up while the rod and tackle stay in the truck......................Daniel
  34. 1 point
    Jwl1

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    They should put a deposit on timmies cups....then the shopping cart pushing...bicycle riding trailer pulling overnight cleanup crew can line up in the morning and cash them in.. 🤣🤪...the government can cash in on it if they let them sort them all out in the beer store parkinglot🤔😂
  35. 1 point
    Public park parking lots have trash on them. Garbage cans are there, but piggies open their car door and put garbage on ground. Too lazy and selfish to walk over. These are same type who bring in coffee cups into store and leave on shelf. Noticing more face masks and gloves in shoreline garbage too. 😕🤢
  36. 1 point
    Mbocco

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I usually go down with a coffee. I go home with that empty coffee filled with fishing line.
  37. 1 point
    DNorton

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    I always bring my carp bait in grocery bags, usually empty them chumming and clean up my site I’m setup at. Sometimes its really frustrating to see that if I fish the same spots few nights apart the garbage appears in abundance that I just can’t seem to keep up.
  38. 1 point
    smerchly

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Don't get me started .... ....???...rest of my post disappeared .... watch for needles.... Maybe we need to buy a bunch of these things and hire some people to clean up our cities and parks . https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news/niagara-region/2020/07/09/photo-cleaning-up-wellands-recreational-canal-trail.html
  39. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    a local lake i fish for carp is on a back road with some run down factories, people pull off the side of the road empty their cars out. i know the lake is a $h%t hole but we don't have to make it worse. the one time there was 20 large timmies cups double cupped with probably 20 of the same smoke packs, that's one long outing or someone cleaned their car out.
  40. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    i wonder if my city would provide me with one of those claw garbage picker up things.
  41. 1 point
    fishingking

    Do You Clean Your Fishing Spots?

    Yes I have cleaned up some garbage at a few spots ...one time I went on a Saturday and cleaned up when I left and on Wednesday went back and it was littered again...pisses me off !
  42. 1 point
    smerchly

    I found this antique

    If you go back far enough , like the 50's , Port Dalhousie , 12 Mile , Gibson , were chemical , sewage cesspools . Back then , one would never dream we would be catching salmon , trout , bass , pike in those waters now. So many of my old spots are closed now.....and that puts more pressure on the remaining spots ......
  43. 1 point
    steelshady

    I found this antique

    Back then there were way more spots to fish and the fishing was much better in our area...
  44. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Grand river fishing

    i'm not really sure. the meat seems just as good as the walleye i caught in the Detroit river a few weeks ago. i'm sure i wont be able to tell the difference, it all taste the same battered lol. i haven't kept any fish out of the river for probably 5 years but eating some perch and walleye lately I've got the itch for another meal
  45. 1 point
    cplummer

    I found this antique

    A relic wearing a relic lol
  46. 1 point
    bigugli

    Central Sakatchewan

    The days are warm to hot, but dry, and the nights are nice and cool. We had a fair amount of rain, but it was overnight into the morning,and done by 8. That left the rest of the day for fishing. We did have one bad day. Cold front and too windy to launch the boat, so we were onshore with only a handful caught.
  47. 1 point
    мормышка

    So Hot !!

    Sun is more intense for sure. That's why I like getting tint on my vehicle windows. Ceramic reflect more of the harmful rays. You think about the Earth's history of when it was hot, when it was cold and that man was not around during those times. Climate change has been happening since Earth has atmosphere. I like to say Earth is a living organism as it self regulates.
  48. 1 point
    genec

    Erie bass

    My son and I finally got out this morning for the first time. Launched at Pt. Abino at 6:30 and fished till 9:00. We caught 4 bass out from the Buffalo Canoe Club in about 10 ft. Of water - the biggest was 3,3 Lbs.
  49. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Carp carp carp

    I soak it for 24hrs ish then boil for 30-45min. I cook it till about half the corn splits. I don’t use it as a hook bait so I don’t need it to stay whole. Cook it at least till you can put your nail through it fairly easily.
  50. 1 point
    corey

    Gunsmiths and need in area?

    There's lots of gunsmith's in Niagara. Just depends on what you need done.


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