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    Gas in Fort Erie

    ...update...didn't want to take a chance in case ethanol came in earlier...filled up the truck, boat and three 5's for my upcoming trip...manager said she was just told that the CTC station may be ethanol free until the end of this year...yeah!
  2. ...told your Dad to say hi. You were missed. Hope to see you next year with Grandpa Bill? Good luck with the miracle of life!...see ya...


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      Thanks Bill . Should be any day now ... I'll be Back next year to at least help team Bondar get back in the top 5 geeesh lol . Look forward to the next oneĀ 

  3. ...long story as short as possible. Boat tank was drained in May...8% ethanol. Started using ethanol free 87 regular at CTC in Fort Erie...perfect! Some of you may only use premium but I've been using regular 'whatever' since I bought my 2002-115hp-4 stroke Merc in 2004. I haven't had it in a shop for more than 10 years. This year, it cost me over $600 to eliminate fuel as an issue for the motor. Lyrette Marine in Fort Erie was fair on labour and parts. I spoke to the manager(?) at the station, a couple days ago because I saw a new little sign below the digital price that says 'may contain up to 10% ethanol'. I went in and asked about it because it wasn't there the last time. Anyways, the 'manager' told me that their car gets 68 kms per tank, better mileage with the ethanol free gas. I've been using the regular in my truck and boat motor since May. Now, this is about to change. Depending on where the gas comes from, there could be ethanol in 87 and 89. I don't know of another ethanol free station, locally (or anywhere?). Premium will still be ethanol free. Their first regular ethanol gas is scheduled to arrive on the 17th. I'm going up north, soon. Filling up the boat, truck and a few 5's, tomorrow. I guess I'll be buying premium for the boat, now. Mileage will go back to what it was before May. Nice while it lasted to pay regular price for ethanol free...
  4. ...great day for an event on Sunday. Wind...N-NW with gusts up to around 15kms (?) at times...sunny with cloudy periods. Our first tournament had 4 boats and there were 4 of the original guys fishing on Sunday (one original team). Sixteen boats competed. A lot of guys seemed to lose fish, including us. Our day started at Sherkston with no success (lost one fish)...stopped at Point Abino (lost one fish). Then we headed toward the Windmill Point area and found some decent fish but not a lot of bites. There were a lot of boats around us but by the time we left at 1:50pm, the other boats were gone except for one. Most fish were taken on dropshot but a tube, possibly, produced our biggest fish...'freight train'...jumped and spit. Bertie Boating Club is a wonderful facility to host our tournament. Thanx to Molson for sponsoring, again. Everyone walked away with at least a $20-25 prize...1st-$250...2nd-$200...3rd-$150...Big Bass-$25. Thanx to all the competitors for making it possible...see ya, next year!
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    Unique 1

    ...ok, we all see that someone changed the back half of the lure. Here's what intrigued me and we've all modified baits at one time or another. It looks like the screw-in eyelets were removed. Then, it appears the lure owner maybe drilled the holes to the size he needed and used a chain from a bathtub plug as the joiner (with glue?). I was amazed because I would never have thought to do that and I have no idea how solid the joint would be. Ok, which one of you guys did this (lol)?
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    Unique 2

    ...Dad always said it wasn't a good day unless you learned something...thanx, guys!
  7. w1w

    Unique 2

    ...any idea what it's called, Dave? How are the spike and the 2 pieces of metal used?...
  8. w1w

    Unique 2

    ...that would make sense. Doesn't look like it was a cheap piece of equipment either. I don't know what kind of metal, either. No rust and the welds are perfect...thanx...
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    Unique 2

    ...does anyone know what this tackle is? The thing on the left says Made in England on the other side and all three items came from the same box. Calling all Brits?...thanx...
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    Unique 1

    ...a friend just found this and I wanted to share...can you see what's going on with this lure?
  11. w1w

    French River

    ...I'll check out '+'...thank-you...
  12. w1w

    French River

    ...what chip (lowrance HDS-7) would provide navigational info for the river?..only need between #69 and about 15 miles east of the hi-way...I might buy the chip or a chart?...this trip may be a one-time thing...if anyone has the chip that I need and wants to sell or rent (for some tackle)...please, message...thanx, Bill
  13. ...tournament is full, now. I can put you on a waiting list in case someone cancels...thanx, Bill
  14. ...here's where we were catching fish in 3-5'. Might look like the Fall but you'd be wrong.
  15. ...you'll have to forgive me on exact depth. It drops off soon after the stream meets the river...maybe 24-30'. We threw some traps with no luck. Never got a fish in that spot. Only been there 4 times. The boat is in what I would describe as a small saucer lake. We've caught small pike and one larger pike during those trips at the other end, though. Can't get up there in the fall because the lake is elevated from the main river. Spring run-off (especially, this year), allowed us to go under the railway bridge (narrow) and gain access that is usually out of the question, later in the year. On a couple of occasions, bow mount with a push pole got us there when water was lower...
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