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  1. ...here's where we were catching fish in 3-5'. Might look like the Fall but you'd be wrong.
  2. ...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...
  3. ...thanx for all the feedback, guys!
  4. ...my friend caught the pike and is holding it...I guess that would make me the guide?...lolol...here's an image from the trip...might be one of the best photos I've ever taken...belongs on a postcard?...
  5. ...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*.
  6. ...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
  7. ...perfect, see you at the show!
  8. ...Tyler, message Niagara Outdoor Show on fb and give me a password (other than your name). I'll mark it on the guest list (plus one)...see ya there!
  9. ...please, see... www.niagaraoutdoorshow.com ...your networking help would be appreciated by all the vendors, exhibitors, sponsors and volunteers. I started this project in early November and it seems to have paid off with some of the best content we've ever had. I'll be posting on facebook, starting 2 weeks leading into the event. Thanx in advance to everyone involved. If you would like to receive notifications, go to the Niagara Outdoor Show page and like it. This will give you an opportunity to share if you follow the page. See ya there!...thanx, Bill
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    Liscence renew

    OFAH (Zone J) will be at the Niagara Outdoor Show. I was told this week by Kathy Moore (coordinator) that they will have a laptop/printer at their booth if someone needs to buy a licence. Credit card or cash but she's working on debit. Bring your expired card to save time on data entry...Sunday, March 10.
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    tackle swaps

    ...I started a facebook page for Niagara Outdoor Show in early 2018. Since late Dec., I have been posting vendors/exhibitors, almost daily. Check it out? A few more posts to go and then, I'll start posting two weeks leading into Sunday, March 10. Fishingking, you ask what goes on? Every show is a little different on content depending on the organizer. I prefer to have some hunting but mostly fishing retail. Mix in some exhibits like Heartland Forest and the NPCA...Casting Kids, presented by the St.Catharines Bassmasters...Niagara Trappers Council - pelt identification...Boater Exam...Ontario Lures - vintage tackle exhibit...North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA)...Quad Niagara ATV Club. These shows can be great networking experiences.
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    tackle swaps

    ...maybe, message Hamilton Bassmasters. I plan on being a vendor there, again. It's usually 2 weeks (Sat.) after the Niagara Outdoor Show (March 10). The NOS is full and there will be more retail than ever before. Retail drives these shows so that was my focus for 2019.
  13. ...started in early November and finish follow-up by mid-March. That's 4 months working on a project that I enjoy. Two shows would affect my blood pressure, no doubt (lol...or not?)...
  14. ...been busy with the show...working on a 1300+ email list (past gate ballots)...NOS banner will appear on the front page of the NF Review on Mar.7...same banner in all 7 Niagara this Week publications (broke the bank!), week leading into...the FE Times folded in 2017, affecting attendance...this year, I'm hoping to see the The Post in FE pick up the networking, locally, with an image/story (caption)...banner will be in there, also...Niagara region flyer blitz...facebook page (270 followers) started in 2017...fb ads, too...website...there's only so much an organizer can do to promote an event...it costs $2000 to produce this show...let's see...500 adults @ $5...well, you can see I'm not in it for the money, considering the work involved. I saw a post by BU regarding one of the big shows. It's hard to justify the expense of being a vendor at a TO show if the return is not there, I guess. This event needs your support whether you attend or decide to be a vendor! There are still some tables available. Why not get rid of the fishing stuff you don't need? If you rent a table for $20, you don't have to pay the $5 admission. With the money you make, you can buy some new stuff that you do need? Starting to make sense? If you go to the Niagara Outdoor Show facebook page and like it, you will become a follower. I'll be posting a lot of product for sale. A lot of that info will be posted here, too. Ugliboys will be there. Will you? The 'regulars' seem to be returning and we've got 4 new vendors, so far...
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