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  1. 8 points
    gunner-2

    the fight is on

  2. 5 points
    This one came in around 27" give or take one. Very close to the spot where my last pike came from, and on the same Snags created spinnerbait ... I think I have found a winning pattern for one of the bodies of water I fish.
  3. 4 points
    Caught this floating on Martindale. I saw her follow my spinnerbait and tried a "figure 8" at the boat just for fun. She stalked it and took a swipe at it! Missed her and made a few more casts before she hit.
  4. 4 points
    smerchly

    Jordan Harbour today

    Since the lake levels are higher , Spots like Jordan Harbour would be a little deeper , I have seen big boats with a 90 HP rip through the pond .....they must know the depths as they travel through . ( cookie trail) We've been warned ticks may be bad this year . A good hot dry spell may kill many .... use deet and don't run over possums ...they eat many ticks ...we have a family of them in the hood . They are ugly but so is Barbara Srteisand ....
  5. 3 points
    Tyler0420

    Spring carping

    I’m sure the carp are eating all the flys on the water, fattening up for us to catch😉 managed one sofar on all my new carp gear. Feels nice fighting a fish with the new set up. Should start raining anytime now so pack up another ball and hide out in the truck. Don’t feel like packing up a wet shelter later on.
  6. 3 points
    fishingking

    the fight is on

    It's a good thing!
  7. 3 points
    Jwl1

    Keeping busy today

    This week's episode so far...bit of work in the front
  8. 3 points
    NiagaraRiverFisher

    Jordan Harbour today

    Looks like a Gizzard shad
  9. 3 points
    smerchly

    Carpin

    Today was one to remember !! Took a drive down the north service rd . to check out spots . The bugs are still there in the billions . Checked out CDP ...is open and saw the berm was destroyed ....after working on it all winter with heavy equipment ...sad to see all those trees downed ! Water was muddy , and coated with a layer of midges , and the bait fish were jumping by the thousands gorging on them ! They can easily enter from the lake where the berms were flooding over .... some large fish jumping while gorging on the bait fish . Now the fishing "escapade" for today . It was a carp day ....first off using can corn on the hook .....nothing but many line bumps from those bait fish . Went to a hair rig ,smaller hook with corn ....rod set up with alarm ready . Then , my line went slack and I started to reel in , but it felt like my line was cut ?? Then, when the line tightened up I thought I hooked a beaver or something as the thing ran to shore under some branches and brush and line was peeling off fast .I tried to dislodge it but could not get free of the brush ...while the carp sat still ....until I gave it a tug and it took off further down the bank . I put the 12' rod out as far into the water , on bottom to get the fish to head out ...and it did ...but still hung up on the shore brush roots . After 15 minutes of this I pulled hard , fish was free but still a power house ....and it was only a smaller carp just under 10 lbs . !!.... and all the corn was still on the hair !!......with 2 sunfish pals in the net with it ! 90 minutes later .....same set up , can corn on the hair ....lots of "bumps" , tons of minnows and thick layer of dead midges ....then a good tug , line peeling out slowly .....picked up the rod and a fish was on ! This one bent my rod to the breaking point , peeling out 50 yds in seconds . I tightened up the drag to try to turn it around but couldn't even slow it down ! THEN ....the line hooked under a rock or branch and I couldn't dislodge it . The "fish" stopped , until I gave the line a tug ,and away it went again . This went on for another 10 minutes . This fish had some weight and muscle and attitude . I finally tightened the drag , held the line tight and tried to break it off , which it did ....broke at the hook . That was the hardest fighting carp I have had to battle since my 30# at Jordan about 6-7 years ago ! Wish I could have got a look at it ... checked the line , wasn't frayed , must have been a branch .. As I walked back to my van , the bugs were thick !! ..getting into my eyes, ears , nose and my brown hat looked black ....freaking unreal !! I have never seen them that bad in all my 77 years ! I think the minnows will be fat and the larger fish will gorge on the minnows , like the mayfly thing in the north . I was a day to remember !! A few shots of the day ....see the sunfish in the net with carp ...corn still intact on the hair .....notice the bugs in the swan shot...and the bug shot near shore.... another shot of the berm at CDP ....doesn't look good ..... When I click on a picture it doubles in size , better quality too ??
  10. 3 points
    Jwl1

    Amazing Plant 2020

    I'm going out on a limb here...but I have to say that one has me stumped
  11. 3 points
    genec

    Keeping busy today

    Jwl’s photos reminded me of something my wife showed me the other day on one of her websites...... it is now highly recommended that you wear a mask inside your own home. It’s not so much to aid with covid19, but to stop you eating!!
  12. 2 points
    knightfisher

    Amazing Plant 2020

    Twistenus-growmungus-quickus
  13. 2 points
    Jwl1

    Anyone having any luck for Salmon

    Most people probably hitting up some big 20lbs range lakers at the bar right now too in the mix.theres usually a big shad run that coincides with the smelt run zoo on the lower...another month the chinooks should be staging pretty good out there.......the "green house"...run usually puts out some good scrappers at this time of year on our end of the lake....water temp changes are a good key factor when it come to "structure " as well and not just depth....you can get some nice ones in shallower water if you find a pronounced temp change in and around the niagara bound end this time of year...but also remember unusually colder start has put things behind a little bit.....try the early June patterns in a couple weeks....the fish dont know what time it is on the calendar....lol
  14. 2 points
    Was on lake o today. They were still bad
  15. 2 points
    мормышка

    Lake Ont. Land Erosion

    Climate change has been happening since the Earth has atmosphere created.
  16. 2 points
    smerchly

    How were the flies/bugs today?

    I was hoping the 99*F. today would kill off those pests ! Good thing they are not blackflies , ticks or mosquitos !! It will cool down after tomorrow , hope the fish will be sick of them and they will eat "normal" foods again , like crank baits , worms , corn .....
  17. 2 points
    NiagaraRiverFisher

    Queenston boat ramp

    Short answer is ...Smelt netters , ugh don't get me started
  18. 2 points
    Captain Hooksets

    Keeping busy today

    Nice gents ! I’ve also been busy this week. I’ve planted all my veggies today- will send a picture or 2 of the garden tomorrow since it’s dark now. I also built an attached garage to my house over the past few days. Will send pics tomorrow - it’s dark and I’m whooped! Capn
  19. 2 points
    Surf and Turf

    Thursday morning Turkey Hunt

    With all the pictures of Turkeys being taken I thought I had better get out again before it was too late. I planned all week and figured to up my odds that I had better upgrade my Jake decoy, so made a run to Bass Pro on Wed. to pick up a Avian X HDR quarter strut Jake decoy, because of course it would make all the difference over my 10 year old cheap foam one. Wake up on Thursday at 4:30, can't get my son out of bed so go off by myself. Get out to the farm I was hunting around 5:30, get to my spot carefully take out my fancy new decoy out its custom carrying bag being careful not to get it dirty as I set it up along side it's homely foam hen girlfriend, then settle in. I decided to try to let the decoys do the work this time to avoid scaring anything off with my less than professional calling, so just laid in wait in silent anticipation of a big Tom. It was a beautiful morning to be out, The sounds of the bush in the spring are amazing, with ducks and geese flying low overhead along with a couple blue herons. Noticed that not a contrail in sight in a cloudless blue sky. I had a groundhog walk past me about 10 feet away, which is a fairly rare sight these days, a small grey and yellow bird landed a couple of feet in front of me, hopping from branch to branch looking at me curiously and eventually flying off.(not much to meat on them so let if be) Around 6:30 a loan turkey walked out of the bush about 100 yards off, walked straight out into the field about 50 yards or so, turned around and walked straight back into the bush. Then just before 7 a Jake came flying out of nowhere gliding down and landing about 20 feet from my decoy, took a couple of steps toward it then turned around and ran back towards the bush, it then slowly walked away along the brush line. I could have easily shot it when it first landed however wanted to savour the experience of it coming in and interacting with my shiny new decoy. Instead I got to savour watching it slowly disappear into the bush. Maybe the decoy is too fine a looking specimen and intimidated the young jake. I thought longingly about my old foam one that he might have been more comfortable one hanging out with. Around 8:00 I heard a distant gobble, after 15 minutes or so, I decided to throw caution to the wind and pull out my box call. I tried to keep it subtle and to a minimum, it sounded like it closed the distance to about 70 yards or so but hung up, talked back and forth with that turkey until about 9:30 with it refusing to come any closer and having to get back to work I decided to pull the plug and head back. No turkey on the meat pole but a great experience non the less. I'm hoping that I can get out with my son at least one more time before the season is over but between the honey do list and the need for Perch It might be tough.
  20. 2 points
    Surf and Turf

    Amazing Plant 2020

    Yes, that's the one. Alien bean pods are not to be taken lightly!
  21. 2 points
    Surf and Turf

    Amazing Plant 2020

    Hmm, I don't like the looks of that! Ever see "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? I'd pour a big jug of roundup on it, wait a week, then burn it. If anyone in your household starts to act strangely, run and don't look back!
  22. 1 point
    Surf and Turf

    the fight is on

    Hopefully the Conservative party can get their act together as soon as possible. The NDP and Bloc are acting as useful idiots right now supporting the LIberals in suspending parliament along with pretty much anything else, as long as some goodies are thrown their way. If the Liberals try to call a snap election this year, need to break out the torches and pitchforks!
  23. 1 point
    bigugli

    the fight is on

    Just remember, that our parliamentary system only exists because parliament stood up to a king who tried to ignore the fundamental supremacy of parliament. Charles Ist would be executed in 1649 for treason.
  24. 1 point
    smerchly

    Spring carping

    Nine ft. ...similar to Rennie at 10 -12' average .....will have to try there soon . I'm not carprenure enough to know if carp will feed on those bugs that covered the water and may be lining the bottom now .....I know carp will take a minnow , has happened ice fishing . too many spots ....so little time .....even for us retired ones ..... 🤫
  25. 1 point
    мормышка

    the fight is on

    Yes, because it won't be just about owning guns. There is more at stake.
  26. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Spring carping

    Trying a new swim today, here for 9 hours let’s see what happens.
  27. 1 point
    мормышка

    the fight is on

    The sprit of freedom is resistance and heart of maintaining freedom is rebellion.
  28. 1 point
    Jwl1

    Keeping busy today

    Seeing as I work a full time night shift....decided to make the best of a beauty day...got home about 7am..instead if dwelling on all the stuff I cant do...focus on what I can do to have a great day off....so far...errands done early....some pregame beer at the grocery store because the real beer store not open yet....pile of meat to go with it...rib eyes marinating..bacon wrapped chicken par cooking...a couple racks of ribs o the pre boil..revamping my bbq pit for my new smoker grill's maiden voyage....tunes on...great day so far.....teaser updates when the meat goes the smoker....lol....have a great....safe holiday weekend!!!!!!!
  29. 1 point
    gunner-2

    the fight is on

    Thats right if we don't stand up now Canada is lost
  30. 1 point
    genec

    U. S. Coved-19 Humour

    “Home invasions should probably decline. People are home with guns and enough bleach and paper towels to clean up the scene”.
  31. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carpin

    The perils of old age creeping up on ya Nort ?? I'm always forgetting something ...the net , the alarm , the rod spike , fishing pole .... !! Now I have a list I can keep a copy in the house and van . ....one for carp , one for pike ......... I was a good boy today ....did the honey do thing , cut grass , weed whack , water plants , repair hose , rake lawn ..... For my reward ....just had a nice bowl of fresh rhubarb /strawberry/ yogurt over a thick slice of banana / pecan bread ...... 2DY4 !!! 😛
  32. 1 point
    Smelt_Fishy

    Boat Lauches Can Open

    Oh,. I don't use that ramp. Never liked it. I use the boat club ramp.
  33. 1 point
    smerchly

    Carpin

    Those clouds of bugs have been here about 2 weeks Tyler , about time they died off .We finally get to fish the parks and the those flies drive us out . ....If it isn't too cold , it's too hot to fish ....92*F here today . We just stop using the furnace and turned the air on today ! what happened to spring ?? When the bugs are gone I'm sure the fishing will be better !
  34. 1 point
    Mike Pike

    Jordan Harbour today

    Ok, well that would explain it Smerch. I was very certain I had identified the fish correctly but to be honest, I've never seen them quite that large. Thanks for that! I guess we were seeing the same thing Bass-turd. I didn't wanna say I was seeing fish in the 20-inch range because I thought that was too big for the species, so I'm glad you said it first. lol
  35. 1 point
    Tyler0420

    Queenston boat ramp

    Ive heard of really good reports on lake o for salmon. Anywhere from 40-100fow.
  36. 1 point
    verado

    Jordan Harbour today

    I've never heard anything about restrictions on gas motors in Jordan. I've boated in there for 40 years, mainly for water skiing, when Don Campbell had the marina there were boats out everywhere. I've used everything from a 16' outboard to a 24' sterndrive and not once did I damage a prop. Stirred up some mud sometimes but that was about it.
  37. 1 point
    Captain Hooksets

    Keeping busy today

    Very busy Smerch! It has felt good to get some nice weather and get outside. Being cooped up inside was driving me nuts. Here is the veggie/fruit garden and I also have a few random potted veggies around the property.
  38. 1 point
    smerchly

    Queenston boat ramp

    Covid numbers going up ... people not doing a simple thing like keeping distance .....anything can happen . Again , the Falls was a zoo ...... let's hope we don't lose the privileges that we have now .
  39. 1 point
    smerchly

    Keeping busy today

    Looks real nice Jack , good job ! Me & my neighbour did some work for our back yard neighbour cutting large branches from a huge maple tree , and drove in some T-bars against her leaning 4 x 4 fence posts for support ....lots of branches to cut up , trim and stack . I planted a 4 tomato plants , basil , and dug up a small bed for some beans and cucs . No trip to Quinte this year .....so got to have a little veggie garden . Did some flowers as well ....hoping to get some glads this year for the first time . Don't forget you have a fishing rod Jack !!! We need to do a "carp in" soon !
  40. 1 point
    Chrisb

    Lake Ont. Land Erosion

    It's a natural effect of waves and water on shorelines. People just build near the shore and make it a problem.
  41. 1 point
    DNorton

    Jordan Harbour today

    I’ve seen gizzard shad do that before in Jordan harbour and quite large too.
  42. 1 point
    jessek

    Boat Lauches Can Open

    Boat club and across the dam on the island is one.
  43. 1 point
    smerchly

    Fishing out of boat/canoe with friends

    "Yes sir , he's my bro . ! Yes sir , he lives in my basement !
  44. 1 point
    smerchly

    Amazing Plant 2020

    Did you see " Cocoon" (Wilf Brimley, Don Ameche ,) ...hilarious .....where they found those pods in a swimming pool , and turned them into "youngsters" ......"Cat couldn't scratch it" Comedy at its best . See what you've started knightfisher ? 😇
  45. 1 point
    7.8 kg maybe? I tend to error on the heavy side when I look at my catch 🤥
  46. 1 point
    My understanding was your allowed as long as your under a 5 person limit ? I know I’ve talked to a few people that are about to start their charters back up and have to keep certain things on board gloves masks sanitizer etc and keep it under 5. That’s what they were told on erie when the cops stopped them so I guess it’s how you interpret it ?
  47. 1 point
    Was out fishing and looked up ... three deer were running in my direction, I must have spooked them while I went for the phone for a photo because they then jumped into a creek and went to the other side. Never seen the deer in that immediate area I was in ... but none the less awesome.
  48. 1 point
    One of the reasons I dont fish often with body baits for pike...if I do..generally I take the middle hook off..sometimes plus change the tail hook to a single hook....may lose the odd fish..but better than dealing with a mouth full of teeth thrashing around with a bunch of hooks too...lol...and I always feel bad when I see a nice fish with a jaw full of trebles... I also have had a few experiences with muskies in the 50 incher plus range...almost get them in...then just open thier mouth....and off!!!!....not even hooked because of taking the extra hooks off...just too stubborn to let the lure go..haha...its all in the fun, specially with a fish you where releasing anyways......now I want to look for some decent size live bait and bobber action .... one of my favorite ways to seek out the toothies....hopefully be able to share some pics soon now that I finish work at 630am mon through fri...in the meanwhile i dont mind you guys rubbing it in with your reports..lol
  49. 1 point
    dave524

    Why the gun laws don't work

    a 3D printed gun is more dangerous to the person holding it than in front of it
  50. 1 point
    The pike ... measured up around 27". I have re redo the spinnerbait as it was a bad hook combined with the spinnerbait getting caught in the net ... it is a mess. No pic of the fish on shore, as the goal was get it back into the water ASAP since the unhook tool a little longer.


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