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  1. http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/6/899.full Effects of hook size and barbless hooks on hooking injury, catch per unit effort, and fish size in a mixed-species recreational fishery Few studies have examined the relationship between hook size and the probability of deep-hooking in recreational fisheries, but the results of those studies do suggest that the probability of deep-hooking is related to hook size. Many selectivity studies on longline fisheries report better catch rates for small hooks than for large hooks. Conversely, the effects of hook size on the size range of captured fish are unclear. Size selectivity by larger hooks was clearly demonstrated for some fisheries, but in other cases, catch size distributions seemed to be nearly independent of hook size. The relationship between mouth size and body length is likely the most important factor affecting hook size selectivity . With respect to hook type, barbless hooks represent a good way of reducing unhooking time, stress, and hooking injury in fresh-water fisheries described the same trends, but also demonstrated that barbless hooks reduce the catch efficiency for Oncorhynchus mykiss. Other studies have not detected substantial differences in mortality and hooking injury between barbed and barbless hooks, but have detected a reduction in catch per unit effort. With respect to marine recreational fisheries, among Lutjanus carponotatus and Epinephelus quoyanus, and Pomatomus saltatrix, the unhooking time, a good predictor of mortality rate, is reduced when barbless hooks are used examined variations in unhooking time, hooking injury, and cpue produced by barbed and barbless hooks in different species in a nearshore marine sportfishery in the Gulf of Mexico near St Petersburg, FL (USA). Mean unhooking time was significantly shorter with barbless hooks, but the cpue differed between hook types, so the authors concluded that barbless hooks provided only a slight benefit at the expense of reduced capture rates.
  2. That`s REAL GOOD NEWS. Hopefully the Area can Support the Whole Family. Good for the chick(s) if Mom & Dad are Smart. _____________________________________ Bald Eagle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus; hali = salt, aeetus = eagle, leuco = white, cephalis = head) is a bird of prey found in North America. A sea eagle, it has two known sub-species and forms a species pair with the White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla). Its range includes most of Canada and Alaska, all of the contiguous United States, and northern Mexico. It is found near large bodies of open water with an abundant food supply and old-growth trees for nesting. The Bald Eagle is an opportunistic feeder which subsists mainly on fish, which it swoops down and snatches from the water with its talons. It builds the largest nest of any North American bird and the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species, up to 4 meters (13 ft) deep, 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide, and one metric ton (1.1 tons) in weight.[2]Sexual maturity is attained at the age of four to five years. Bald Eagles are not actually bald; the name derives from an older meaning of "white headed". The adult is mainly brown with a white head and tail. The sexes are identical in plumage, but females are larger than males. The beak is large and hooked. The plumage of the immature is brown. The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America and appears on its Seal. In the late 20th century it was on the brink of extirpation in the continental United States. Populations recovered and the species was removed from the U.S. federal government's list of endangered species on July 12, 1995 and transferred to the list of threatened species. It was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in the Lower 48 States on June 28, 2007. ________________________________________________ Be neat to see if they feed off the Carp that Cruise the surface. Bet the Eagle(s) COULDNT pull out one of the big guys out and up. CARPS in PODS on SURFACE
  3. My last (4) Girlfriends all did this to me! I do wish them the best ... as I was only HALF the MAN.
  4. SAME OLE - SAME OLD (Remember the TIRE TAX?) they never change with their appropriations and LIES. back in 2009 it was called "STEWARDSHIP" (now that's a good BS NAME) _______________________________ By Ted Woloshyn ,Toronto Sun First posted: Saturday, August 29, 2009 03:48 AM EDT| Updated: Saturday, August 29, 2009 03:54 AM EDT Article If you're planning on buying new tires for your car, do it before Tuesday, unless you don't mind forking over an extra $5.84 per tire. That works out to $6.60 after tax, a tax Dalton McGuinty claimed would not happen. In 2005 he stated, "There'll be no tire tax. Everybody get that one? There will be no tire tax." They still stand by that claim. Huh? You see the $5.84 is actually the Ontario Tire Stewardship fee; a fee that will be used to store, transport, recycle, and process used tires. It will also fund research and development and be used to educate consumers. NONE OF THIS WAS EVER FOLLOWED!
  5. Nice Fish! Love the pics that really show the REFLECTION on the WATER Cool
  6. Every year in the Fall - (even better when we get the "Indian Summers") I will work the Tribs here in the GTA for lures. Mostly get tons of Spoons, but also lots of other goodies (Like Rapalas) I change the Trebles on the spoons and then either paint with NAIL POLISH or use my GLOW PAINT and make em for Fall Salmon. Best YEAR EVER was about 3 years ago. Between: Credit, Humber, Bronte and Duffins: Ended up with over 50+ spoons. I then go down to the pool and "HAVE FUN" LOSING 10+ a day! lol
  7. Welcome.... Well said intro. Glad to have you as a full time member.
  8. Through all his FAULTS .... Rob Ford last summer (July 13) made the right decision and helped pass the FISHING INITUATIVE here in TORONTO. Politics or NOT - I was impressed that he jumped aboard this bandwagon. Never seen him fish so far (Other than at the Sportsman Show) .... For an ISSUE that really meant the MOST to ME (And thousands of other fishermen in this great city) ... he did the right thing!
  9. No wonder we all like to FISH SO MUCH! Enjoy the little moments... while we can.
  10. LOL A mind is like a Parachute..... It needs to be OPEN in order to Work! I think looking at all sides is the best. Then, sometimes best to keep one's opinions to one's self! LOL All good points made here, mind you
  11. The idea on paper sounds fantastic. (I believe it was the "Gaurdian Program") However: I'm not one of these "Conspirysist people" , but do not want anyone without a REAL BADGE handing out tickets. PERIOD. "Mall cops at the worst" - Is what I am afraid of. PAY for PROFESSIONALS and GET PROFESSIONALS
  12. THANKS (Guys) ... always lots of "Hypotheticals in the Regs" and real life I've personally only ever had ONE SINGLE ISSUE with a CONSERVATION OFFICER in my entire life. That was out west in one of the National Parks. (BC) At the time I had my Alberta & BC fishing license(s). Never even HEARD of a NATIONAL PARK LICENSE (Not pleading ignorance...lol) Ran into the Biggest DICK HEAD of all time. Got to the point of no longer being polite (Which is always the best policy).... Told him to give me the DAM TICKET and buzz off. He smiled and said I had to go to court with my brother. 2 months later we go to the Court Date in Fairmount (2 hrs out of Calgary and a day off work) The PROSECUTOR is the biggest "You know what in the universe".... Was asking the Judge to give me & brother $25 k fines. I thought I was in BIZZARO LAND. Finally got up in front of the Judge. Reasonable man. He belated the Prosecutor, Gave us a $50 dollar fine..... The prosecutor spoke up, then the judge lowered the fine to $10 dollars. __________________ Since that day, I have NEVER HAD a PROBLEM with any CO's and don't forsee any reason in the future to have one. However, LESSON LEARNED: That if I do meet the Wrong CO -> I will follow my RIGHTS and SIMPLY GO TO COURT if I have too! *SMILES*
  13. Always make sure there AINT NO CORRMORANTS around! LOL Last year was during the DEAD PIKING and saw my float go down in a frenzy. Thought I must have had a 15+ lb er on. To my SURPRISE it was a Corrmorant. *Sometimes they can swim from over 100yds away under water without even seeing them in the area. Darn Hooked Chub was RIGHT DOWN his Gullet. Cut the line and let him go. Thank God it was not in a BUSY TOURISTY AREA of TORONTO HARBOUR. Would have been "more difficult" explaining that one to the "Huggers"
  14. GO FOR 3 DAYS a WEEK! You will be 33% more HAPPIER!
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