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  1. 3 points
    Surf and Turf

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Nice buck! Personally I think that camoflage can give you a bit of an edge in that it helps break up your outline, and in a game that is usually won by who sees who first and that the deer have the edge in that department. For turkey it's even more crucial, not so much for moose as they aren't as skittish as either. Regarding scent blockers, I think minimizing your scent is more important. Shower with non-scented soaps, don't smoke on the stand or eat strong smelling food etc., and leave clothes closed up away from every day scents when stored. The crucial thing is playing the wind, if they get downwind of you unless you are really lucky with air currents or a curious animal they will smell you and most of the time you won't know they were even there.
  2. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Warm temps this week.

    Right on man....was just having a couple drinks and playing poker at my kid brother's house talking about trying a spot I introduced him to when he was little....bought myself some "spring time " supplies today when i went and topped off some end of the season steelie stuff this aft...the last time my brother went to our one spot he was just telling me tonight...the biggest 1 he got bent his net....lol....there's a couple spots we call carpiking spots because the big carp run at the same time as the big pike...so we can set out with some different tactics in mind for the day....and the early season carp will hit the same baits we fish pike....I used to take my daughter when she was little...hook like a 20lber then hand her the rod just to see what happened.....lol...that was chaotic sometimes....Haha....me....as much as I love my winter steelie fishing and had a great winter and cool photo collection from the last couple months... I look forward to the spring change....be it a 3 foot pike or a 20lbs carp.... I just love catching big fish!!!!....a carp derby day could be fun for sure.....there's countless places we could pull that off and not "bother" a soul
  3. 2 points
    smerchly

    Warm temps this week.

    I gave a carp spot a try this a.m. ....very shallow as the Gibby system was at low tide . Got one good bite on the corn but I kept hooking algae from the bottom , covering up the corn ....will try adding floating corn next trip . Still a little on the cool side ....need to pee more in the water ..... And when I went to come home , my van wouldn't start ....left my #@&*@# lights on , drained the battery completely . Called CAA & they had a guy there in 5 minutes ! The lights are manual and no signal from the van when left on (old school low tech.) Won't do THAT again !
  4. 2 points
    verado

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Smerchly's comment hit home for me. I also bought my first hunting jacket at Russ Mosher's when I was 15. Wore it for 20 years than somehow it shrunk. In regard to camo clothing and scent blockers, I think it depends on the situation. Our hunt camp for moose and deer is in the Haliburton Forest. For most of the year the animals are accustomed to hikers, campers, fishermen the sounds of outboard motors, chainsaws, snow and ATV machines etc. When hunting I think the animals are aware of you at most times and probably don't perceive you as a great threat. Here the need for camo and scent blockers is probably much less than compared to say the far north on a fly in trip with game that has had no previous human contact. Just my opinion but what the hell do I know anyways. On a different subject, I just returned from the hunt of a lifetime in South Africa. Harvested four beautiful animals similar to our elk and deer and all with huge racks. If I can remember how to do the picture thing, I will post some in the near future.
  5. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Lower Niagara

    Well we can't give people a better report on conditions than that..lol.... hands on insight from shore and boat.... above and below the dams...now get out fishing!!!!!!....share a report....!!!!!....you can't catch em if you dont leave the couch šŸ˜† ... I had a great winter out there...collected a ton of pics...steelies from every month all winter long...wind.. snow...brutal cold...lightning....rain....all weather in between...catching fish in all conditions...always learning and adapting throughout .....and looking forward to all the transitions into spring and the quest for all my favorite species as they come into season šŸŽ£šŸŽ£šŸŽ£
  6. 2 points
    Got an answer back today from David Critchlow, the head CO for Ontario, on the issue of deer hide disposal. His reply stated: There is no law that says deer hides have to be returned to a natural area. Disposing of a hide on public land could in fact be an offence under the Public Lands Act; if disposing of a hide on public land, it should be done in an area away from high public use. David Critchlow
  7. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Warm temps this week.

    I used some corn with one floating corn on the end of the hair. Looking forward to the next outing.
  8. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Warm temps this week.

    Beautiful weekend, I hope you guys are putting some carp on the shore while Iā€™m at work. Hopefully Iā€™m going to try after work for an hour before the sun goes down.
  9. 1 point
    Dan Andrews

    Do you support coyote hunting?

    I don't. It's like shooting crows. You can't really eat them and they have a purpose. If they are threatening livestock you do what you have to but just killing and dumping is not my thing. To each his own but when I find a body pile I just shake my head. Unnecessary carnage. I've never been chased or threatened by these dogs and enjoy watching them from my treestand. They are part of nature and when I hunt I try to blend in with nature. Not change it so it suits me. Coyotes may keep the deer away for a short time but I enjoy the wait. https://photos.app.goo.gl/kTHS5rWGu5x3uVLz7
  10. 1 point
    fishingking

    Do you support coyote hunting?

    I believe anything from a 22 to a 270 is legal and most guys depending on whether they are keeping the furs will use just a 00 buck shot for close range with shotgun or a rifled barrel with a sabot slug out to 100yrds .for rifle i think most guys are using 223 or 22-250 but my buddy raves about the 204 and ive shot the 17 and would probably use that if i coyote hunted.
  11. 1 point
    Tony

    Warm temps this week.

    Nice to be back on board, Bill....................... I don't like the cold temps, but I still manage to get out when it warms up a bit........
  12. 1 point
    Loonietoon1

    Hamilton Bassmasters Swap Meet

    Just to remind all The Hamilton Bassmasters Swap Meet is this Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 @ 9.00 AM at the Ancaster Fair Grounds @ Hwy 53 & 52. Get there early as the line up starts early. Entry is $2.00 l believe
  13. 1 point
    smerchly

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Good comment verado . The air is fresher at the remote areas of our north country . We hunted a whole week at Rose Lake near the Minnesota border and never saw another human . ...one major portage involved from Arrow Lake, a lot of slugging but well worth the effort . We all wore our bright orange coats & hats .....no orange on moose .... Ha ha ....mine still fits as I have shrunk over the years . .....not back to wearing my cloth diapers yet ....
  14. 1 point
    steellee

    Warm temps this week.

    Took a walk in the nice weather this evening. Not much help to Niagara carper's but had a look at the Dalewood dam on Kettle Creek (Erie trib off Port Stanley). Surprised to see the carp run already in full force. Counted at least a few dozen rolling in the shallows. Probably way more but looking into like 18" vis and creek was wide open free of ice. Didn't see a fish under 10#. This creek seeks to attract every carp in erie in spring, you can almost literally walk across them but surprised to see them this early in the spawning motions. I'm sure anywhere with open water and right conditions are right behind now too.
  15. 1 point
    Jwl1

    Warm temps this week.

    Toothies open all year in zone 19 šŸ˜‰.... and I use scented pizza dough.... vanilla....or anise for the carp....the dough also works good in a minnow trap or net for chubs to help get the toothies on
  16. 1 point
    bigugli

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Decades back, when I did hunt, none of us wore camo. Dark plaid duffle coats, blaze cap and jeans or my old combat greens. As for scent, a native friend taught me to throw off my "predator scent" before hunting. As meat eaters we exude a different odour. So before a bush trip we sometimes gave up the meat, and the booze a few days before, and into the hunt, until we had some success. Never hurt to rub fresh juniper on the clothes.
  17. 1 point
    Not familiar with flytying equipment but i know amazon.ca has them i believe anywhere from 20$- 120 $ im assuming basic to high quality but again not sure .ive seen all kinds of fly tying stuff on there.
  18. 1 point
    w1w

    Niagara Outdoor Show - Sunday, March 10

    ...Mr.Andrews...I had asked you for an opinion on the show. I know you for your honesty and it sounds like we may have passed the Andrew's litmus test. Thank-you for taking the time to critique the event. It is really appreciated! So funny that you mentioned adults casting. I captured this Mom having a go at it. She was casting to a target on the far wall...one of my favourite images from the day...Bill
  19. 1 point
    bigugli

    Hamilton Bassmasters Swap Meet

    There is always a lot to see and some good deals to be had.
  20. 1 point
    What ? Gramps ! Some good ideas there Daniel . You need to go fishing more at your age ....food for the soul ....and the plate ! You still keep in touch with nature , always some wildlife to keep one company . Before venturing into carp fishing & buying a carp rod & reel , try a few trips using an old heavy rod & reel would get one acquainted with the baits , rigs & stamina waiting & waiting for the big bang ! I have a "starter" rod & reel just for that purpose .....and tons of corn ! etc. Walmart spray cans ? I have used some to paint a silvery tinge on steelies . Using foam in a can to fill the fish cavity ...just experimenting ....We have a taxidermist here Dan....Gunner2 who helps mod this site does great work ! Very busy lately ..... Cell phones ...... has 2 apps .....my little flipper is always with me to call home or for home to call me to pick up some milk.....or 911 ...at my age I might need a cool beer ..... ....and about Lorne Morley .....he was the carp guru ! Great guy , think of him often at the carp holes.....
  21. 1 point
    Jwl1

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    That's wicked cool to see Dan.....if anyone puts thier time in it's you for sure and you get some great pics to share
  22. 1 point
    fishingking

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    Yup ive had them walk right up to my turkey decoys 30 yrds away with the wind blowing from them to me and just walk away like i was never there .cool video dan!
  23. 1 point
    Dan Andrews

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    LMAO the cycle we go through. I know they can smell and your apple idea works better than cover scent I think. Great idea really if you take it with you because dropping them just draws in coyotes. I've dropped corn and was inundated by birds who rat you out everytime you blink or yawn. Ya deer they smell but if you hunt in an area where human smells are normal like near the truck stop they it doesn't phase them. As for the pictures I just resized them. I had one so far I couldn't make small enough. Don't worry smerchly I'll show you how but you'll have to install irfanview again. I see the more pics I post the smaller the size I'm aloud. Tyler I'm down to .06MB now so that may have been my last one. Here's a youtube vid of a deer sniffin me in 2008. I was downwind so it slowly worked its way upwind and got a sniff of me before running off. I'd guess it to be a 4 pointer if it had a rack. This was during the spring shed hunt as you can hear by the frogs in the background.
  24. 1 point
    fishingking

    Is Camouflage Necessary

    I cant post pics either .all are over the 2 mb and not techy at all .i build s&#! And works with tools .skipped all computer classes back in highschool to fish hunt and smoke grass .now i smoke fish and meat and cut grass lol.oh how things change .hope my 15 year old daughter doesnt read this lol!


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