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  1. This has been posted elsewhere on this site ... but no MODs have commented ... Fish Forum Slow And I mean slow in terms of speed loading, not the posters, the quality, or the quantity of posts.
  2. https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/governin/sunset-beach-vision.asp Looks like the city is thinking about fixing up the ramp and revitalizing the area. However a few of the plans involve paid parking. Take a gander through the link and the documents and email your representatives to voice your opinion if this might be something that will affect you.
  3. Well this is just f**ked! Returning bottles to the Beer Store? Beware of possible breath test by police Police in Canada can now demand breath samples in bars, at home I am all for eliminating drinking and driving within reason, but with how we seem to be going, you can't even have a beer in your own house now. Before anyone screams THAT WILL BE DEFEATED IN COURT or IT IS AGAINST OUR FREEDOMS ... read both articles and think about the consequences. I enjoy a few different beers, most nights having one or two beers at home before calling it a night, so last night I went out with a buddy, we had a drink, shot the sh*t, and I went off to home where I cracked another two before bed ... so that would have been three pints in about 2.5 hours. Or nights where I am staying in and watching the hockey game ... depending on how the Leafs are playing (or giving me anxiety), I may have upwards of six while watching the game ... If I had someone with a vendetta against me, they could have called the cops HE WAS DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED and it is up to myself to prove otherwise ... the engine would be warm as the car is in a garage, I definitely would be over the limit (since they can account for time in their calculations) and such ... Now the question is what happens if you choose to not answer your door? Well I am sure they would be able to obtain a warrant, just a matter of if it falls into the two hour window. So in time the case would make it to the courts, where I imagine it would eventually be overturned but life as I know it would be over, there would have been the license suspension, which means my job is terminated since I require a valid license for it, I would basically be unemployable since my name would be out there as being caught drinking and driving, and you can't erase The Google. Regardless of the trial outcome, anyone going through a hiring process has their name googled at some point or another, and the first few results are all they look at. BUT THAT ISN'T RIGHT/FAIR ... prove it in court that you were the best candidate and they discriminated against you ... unless you know the rest of the talent pool ... you have no clue and won't be able to, or you have deep pockets that can afford the fight. A coworker just got back from Poland where you can't operate a vehicle with any alcohol in your system and it is obvious we are going that way, but the infrastructure of public transit is not growing enough, the bus system in Niagara is a joke, taxis cost a small fortune to go across the city, and if you choose to use an unlicensed cab, the wait time can be hours. I love to have a beer or two with friends, especially if we go out for dinner, but I will now be sticking to ice tea as it is not worth the hassle to even think about. Probably much less going out and more staying in now. If I lived in the GTA where the public transit is better, a whole different world. At the end of the day, driving is a privilege, but the real dangers are still out there with all you @$$holes who run the red lights, speed, and/or drive those e-bikes that are unlicensed. The roads are far from slick but there is some snow out there ... motorcycles seen today while driving ... 0 ... @$$holes on e-bikes who are ignoring all traffic rules ... 3.
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    Old Places Old Memories

    There is a second video as well ... Video #2 I have fished that whole stretch from Glendale to the southern reservoir on that strip and done very well until the fences went up. Had many multispecies days with plenty of smallies, carp, and pike. One channel cat, potentially a few muskie ... now the bass, pike, and muskie were all in on the smaller side of the scale ... biggest pike I saw might have been pushing 24". The carp seemed to be in the 5 to 8 pound range as well. From talking to others fishing it, there were also plenty of sheepies to be found. Salmon were butchered there by the masses, but with the lock north of Glendale collapsing, I don't even know if they can make it to Glendale now. Following the salmon were the browns and the bows, saw some amazingly colored browns over the years. Items of note from my history there: Once found a putter that I fished out and kept, was near the golfcourse It may look shallow ... but depth is deceiving ... what I thought would be up to my knees at worst very quickly became waist deep Tons of coyotes and deer One saw a giant print with no claw marks ... that day I decided to skip fishing, the hair on the back of my neck was standing up saying BAD IDEA Once might have bumped into a rattlesnake (and talked to someone else who saw one) ... all I know is I heard a very distinct rattle and opted to RUN, put the net in front of my legs just ran hoping if it lunged it would catch the net and not me Almost had a fisher steal a small pike I had hooked As it is fed by the canal, there is no warnings to water level changes (when ships go through), had more than enough times where I had no room for error in jumping rock to rock to get back to the shore Once saw a gar pike pushing 40 inches ... before the days of cellphone cameras, so by the time I got the digital camera ready it had disappeared And for those who see me out and about, feel free to ask about my encounters with some rainbow trout I would love to get back in there and fish, but the lack of parking in the area has me not caring to try. I understand why they needed to fence it off with the damage all the off roading was doing, combined with the number of cars being dumped into the old locks. Also remember that depending on the draining of the canal, plenty of that area gets drained as well, so the years where the associated part of the canal was drained ... the fishing was very slow in the old canal for the first while once the warm weather came around. The years where that section of the canal was not drained ... the fishing was awesome from the start through to the end of the seasons.
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    Lake Gibson/Moody Bass

    Moodie and Gibson are hard bodies of water to fish once the temps spike, so the shallow areas around the shoreline are not favorable for anyone.
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    Liscence renew

    If I am running a store and need to pay for the computer equipment for the licenses ... I want territory rights to an area to ensure I recoup costs and encouraging people to buy other items while visit for their license needs. If I need to outlay money for the printing of the papers for licenses and I get no territory rights ... I probably don't want a part (but it would all depend on how expensive the system is) ... I guarantee you it is not a $800 Best Buy special.
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    Fishing tips and BIG fish

    Best tip for a big fish ... buy a small net or leave it just out of reach
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    Smerch leave me a PM if you are getting out tomorrow AM
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    Some Fishing Laughs

    And because someone will probably whine about one of these click your BACK button if you are a sensitive person who feels the need to complain about being offended to everyone.
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    Newbie to the Forum

    Welcome ... well you are positioned in a great area for some shore fishing. Muskie and pike exist in most of Niagara, Lake Gibson has a healthy population of both, just a matter of finding them. You will find me out there whipping spinnerbaits around at ice out and then when pike open up after spawning ... missed a really good one this past year that got the heart racing, the monster left a pretty solid wake behind. Martindale Pond has dropped off in recent years, not sure why but the fish numbers have drastically dropped, mostly carp, bass, and pike. If you want to get into muskie intentionally, the Niagara River is where you want to be. They get some decent sizes out of there for the muskie, most specifically on the upper ... there is a member on here who posts scuba diving videos showing some of the fish sitting on the bottom. The unfortunate thing is, there is plenty of closed off spaces in Niagara, so you do need to be aware that sometimes you could be faced with some trespassing concerns ... for example Gibson is not to have any boats (electric or paddle) on it and the Security that patrols it will gladly call the NRP. As Smerch said, 12 mile creek can be productive, and when they kill the current it is really interesting to check out, however there is no warning that they will turn it on. Almost got caught a few years ago. Takes about 5 to 10 minutes for everything to be back to whitewater conditions in some spots. Definitely get yourself familiar with the regulations as there are plenty of exceptions and sanctuary areas in Niagara. Combined that with seasons that don't really make sense. Unless there was any changes there are three zones you will need to know, 16 (inland - Niagara), 19 (Lake Erie), and 20 (Lake Ontario).
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    Rainbow Trout Limit Question

    Quoted as this is the best advice ever given on this site. The regulations can change annually and there is no excuse for not being up on then if you are fishing. The MNR won't care that you can recite the previous years version if there was changes.
  12. ... Might be time to put them away for the season and take a cab ... almost got hit by one today because they had no intentions of stopping at a red light (and probably couldn't) with the slush on the road ... you may not care about your life ... but don't ruin mine by running into me while I am driving because your vehicle can't handle the conditions. You don't see any motorcyclists out there once the weather turns to what we had today, let alone when there is rain. Rant over. Put the e-bikes away, their season is done.
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    All you DUI E-Bikers ...

    All the better so your friends don't see you riding one.
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    Cormorant news

    I was down there walking around Smerch ... saw about 20 of them sitting in Martindale Pond near where it flows into the little water fall that goes into the harbor.
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    Cormorant news

    I am going to disagree on the bounty as it would encourage too much stupidity since there is money attached to a cormorant. There would be some idiot trying to get a quick buck in Port Dalhousie or in the Niagara River. Most hunters would respect the rules, but certain areas there would be a very quick buck to be made and it would just be a matter of being caught or making your buck. One area I used to ride my bike (within the city limits) ... there would be anywhere from 5 to 50 sunning themselves near the water waiting for a reason to jump in.
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    Pinball Machines

    Does anyone here own an actual machine? If so, where did you get it from?
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    Again ??

    Canada is run by a joke of a leadership group, it is more about "equality" and making sure the "snowflakes aren't crying" than actually looking at the real issues or fixing real problems. Taking a hard stance with guns, will only affect those who are law abiding citizens, the criminals won't suddenly wake-up one morning and think "**** I need to turn my gun in" ... Our current federal government's goal is acceptance of one another and not bettering the country for the whole, so where does banning guns fit in ... would it better the country ... no, it will probably just give more people criminal records for not having their gun paperwork in proper order and the right Is dotted and Ts crossed. Will it make the unemployed welfare collecting twitter users happy? Yes it will and that is who the government wants a vote from ... they obviously don't care about those who are in the working class and don't have time for all the social media hoopla that exists. Looking at some of the things said at a federal level, the federal government does not care about the quality of jobs (and by quality, I am referencing salary), solely the quantity, is there a difference between 10 $100,000 jobs and 50 $20,000 jobs ... to the current government ... NO, and they would be more than happy with each and every Canadian earning a meager wage which they will tax (looking at you, Carbon Tax) to hell. The carbon tax is going to destroy an economy and a country that is not in debt through CO2 emissions. If the tax winds up being pushed down the throats of the provinces who don't like it ... there will be job loss and lots of it. There will be housing loss and people being pushed to the streets because they can't afford bills. Will that large coffee from timmies still be $2? No chance in hell, it will get a slight increase in price because the store will be paying more for everything, and why should the store absorb the costs, they need a minimum return on their products to make the business a viable option to run. The government chose to legalize pot, did they do it because the citizens were demanding it? No. Did they do it because they wanted to decrease citizens with a criminal record? No. It was done for tax purposes secondarily, the primary reason being that knowing it would push plenty of people out to vote who normally would not vote and that would be a vote for the liberal leadership. In my book the vote was bought solely on the "pot legalization promise". That is also what the gun ban would be about ... win the vote from the major city centers and screw the others. The current government is akin to a team brought into a company to assess and cut dead weight ... they are going for the easy and simple wins.
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    Under water flush light

    Is there a chance a storm drain is exiting in that area and someone is draining their swimming pool into a storm drain that would be in that area ...
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    FMZ 16 regulations

    I have seen trout in some of the local streams in mid-June (bass just opened) ... obviously they ran up in the spring and never made it out when the water levels dropped. I also did see a series of trout a few years ago in one offshoot of Lake Ontario ... would have been July and in an area where there was no reason they could not leave (not trapped) ... talking to a local store, they mentioned there is a few areas that see a very small run in the summer.
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    Pier Rehab

    I was down there this AM ... they have a barge with a digger on it and a small drilling rig. Looks like they will be doing some testing on the soil/bottom as the rig is way too small to be handle any proper drilling where they would be putting down anything on the bigger side. Also the Department of Oceans and Fisheries was down there once again checking all their eel traps. Safe wager this will be a part of the information packet to the potential bidders on the rehabilitation project. Probably looking at depths and soil style conditions before they hit something firm and stable.
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    FMZ 16 regulations

    https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-natural-resources-and-forestry I would ask the MNR, realistically no one on this board would have a proper answer. Unfortunately when it comes to FMZ 16 ... it is just too large and too many tribs to go through and list a ton of exceptions. If no one has ever asked the MNR, it could be something that would then be put onto their radar for future updates.
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    Pier Rehab

    Re: The Channel Rehab Well they have a barge down there right now with a backhoe on it ... not sure what for. Also past few days the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has had a truck and a boat down there. It appears they have some cages throughout from what I could see, obviously eel traps. Re: Ice Fishing As far as ice fishing the marina ... they could easily close it off. Unless someone wants to invest in a lawyer, I would expect the marina to be closed to ice fishing as well. They have various cables and riggings that run under the water/ice, so it is easy enough to hide behind that or that the docks are unstable until they get in there in the spring since the lake ice pushes the plastic pontoons (or whatever they are) out from under the wooden docks making them unstable. Re: Development of the Area The city will try to find a way to make money, but in the end it will be a screw job of all sorts and the city will be out. This city is loaded with leeches when it comes to the politics and how they do their job. Especially with the city taking over the ownership of the piers once the work is completed, we can expect some local tax hikes in another 30ish years since that was when the last major overhaul was completed on the piers, when they will need to sink more money into them. However looking at how people behave down there now, I can see the channel being shut down to fishing completely and we are the only ones to be blamed. Between the garbage, the trespassing, and the "au du salmon" in the fall ... would not surprise me. Once the condos are built, I highly doubt they want to hear the boorish insults between the shore fishermen and the boaters when it comes to lead chucking, or even the shore fishermen when there is the need to cast 150 plus yards from each side to ensure a solid tangle of lines happens in the middle. At the end of the day, the money will talk, as will special interest groups regardless of what the masses think or feel.
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    Really Disappointed WIth Legend Boat

    I would call their corporate office and try and talk to someone in Customer Service. Make sure you have all the info relating to the boat at hand (model serial number etc) ... might be something out there such as a defect that is covered
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    Newbie to fishing.

    I am a fan of spinnerbaits ... but right now with the temps that have been had, the fish are probably deeper and the shallows are loaded with weeds. I have not had much luck in August as a whole. You are in the right spots though for bass. I would try earlier in the day and later in the day or on overcast days.
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    New Niagara underwater video

    Ever tried to bring worms down to see if the bass or the walleye would take them from your hand? Awesome video work.