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Not for us old timers but only a few weeks left to renew.   Two years ago I was carp fishing with a young guy and out of the blue a CO shows up to check our license . It was March & he forgot to renew .....$155 gone !   Then a trip to C.T. to buy a license ....  I could buy a nice carp rod for $155......  

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Just renewed my Outdoors card yesterday. I don't need a fishing license but it took forever to figure out the MNR's site to renew. They sure don't make it easy. On top of that, a 3 year card and small game license is just over 86 bucks...........................Daniel

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Liscence?????.....um since when do we need that!@@@@....😯... always get mine like clockwork a couple days after Christmas ever since we needed one...December is pretty much how I count fishing season starts...lol

 

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1 hour ago, DaveC said:

I wish they would change this license deal here...NY and Seneca Res licenses are now good for a year from date of purchase.   

That makes sense Dave , like renewing our drivers license by  our birth dates .

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The part I really don't like about this license thing, is most of my fishing I do in the US simply because I find better water with less people and more solitude. However, if I decide in early or late Nov to go fish say the Niagara for a couple days I have to buy a license that gives me two months of fishing and expires Dec 31st. Not always do I buy a Ontario license mostly because I don't like fishing here, but if I did pay for a yearly license in Nov lets say...I expect it to last a year not two months. The US side is so far ahead of us here in Ontario. Rarely do I see a conservation officer, or creel surveys or decent stocking of our waters. At least the DEC has it figured out and so does the indian reserve. I see DEC officers all the time, I see reserve conservation officers all the time...Ive been stopped several times for creel counts and fish samplings. We put shit into the resource on this side of the lake. I used to love fishing the credit...wont go near that place anymore its a joke what goes on there now...and the MNR is clueless. Id much rather fish the US side where I have met lots friendly people and had many great fishing days not seeing another person all day. I buy a yearly NY and Rez license every year...and its funny really. Border patrol have said a few times...ohhh theres already few guys ahead of you this morning when crossing. Lots Ontario guys now head to the US for much better fishing...so our money, coffees, lunch, licenses is going over there instead. Exactly same senerio when Niagara Casino opened...US people were pouring over here and spending there money...US got smart and opened the Seneca casino after realizing how much dollars were coming over here. Ontario needs to get there head out of the sand...

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18 hours ago, Brian_b said:

Dave you're making me feel to head over there. 

Solitude is what I'm after here, and its alot of hiking to find it in these parts.

 

Cost me $100 for both US licenses and I buy them every year. From Cambridge, it takes me 1.5 to 2hrs to reach most of the places I fish on that side. It takes me an hour to reach the credit or longer for Bowmanville etc and traffic in east. 3 hrs to Saugeen. For me..its a no brainer. Your across the border in minutes that time in the morning...just don't go on a long weekend or black Friday weekend as the traffic coming back is bad...most other times its fine. The fishing is way better, and if you know where to go there is plenty of good water and never this elbow to elbow stuff...they do have that there too at certain places. Ive fished over there long enough I have found some great places...sometimes well go on a sat morning and stay overnight and split on hotel like $40 each myself and my brother. Without being specific here is a few options: Chitauqua Creek, Silver Creek, 18 mile Creek, Cattaraugus Creek, Buffalo Creek, Johnson Creek, 12 mile Creek, 18 mile Ontario ( that's a zoo ) but tons of browns if you don't mind crowds. Oak Orchard. Theres always some water that's fishable. My favorite is the Catt, and I know plenty of places to fish it with few or any people. Johnson creek gets a great run of bows and browns and if you hike a bit nobody around. Most Americans have not figured out float fishing yet.Still using fly rods and spinning reels and so we can fish the same water they just spent hours fishing with no hookups, walk in and we are banging fish right away..lol. google Bill and Mikes Angling adventures and watch some of his videos...we know the guy pretty good, but gives you an example of what kind of fishing to expect and notice rarely anyone fishing around him. I just cant do credit anymore..too many jerks.

 

 

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Going back 20 yrs and beyond American anglers would come up here for fishing.It seemed they targeted cats,carp and sheep. I don’t see that going on anymore although it could be.I do know the yanks still hit lake simcoe but I don’t see them anywhere else.

  We have never gone abroad to fish but your stories of solitude do sound delightful.Personally I don’t have a prob on this side with angler density but I done ’t target trout/salmon.

   Fishguy85 do yourself(and the rest of us) a favour and go fish another area.Stay away from your buddy and the government ramp in fort Erie...stress kills son!And honestly I’m sick of hearing about this prick! Let it go...the worlds covered in 70% water bud!

FF

 

 

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15 minutes ago, fredfisher said:

 Fishguy85 do yourself(and the rest of us) a favour and go fish another area.Stay away from your buddy and the government ramp in fort Erie...stress kills son!And honestly I’m sick of hearing about this prick! Let it go...the worlds covered in 70% water bud!

Ditto .......if the mnr can't stop this guy .........    :dunno:

 

59 minutes ago, DaveC said:

there is plenty of good water and never this elbow to elbow stuff.

 

1 hour ago, DaveC said:

I just cant do credit anymore..too many jerks.

Dave ....there's more people in N.Y .and less anglers per cap ?  It seems they take good care of their streams and parks ....bet there's no garbage too !   Do you see many mnr guys there ?  We have some American campers/anglers at our park at Quinte ,  very nice people and they love  walleye fishing . They fished Jordan in my younger days for the cats , not seeing them now ...maybe the high costs of "everything" here plus they have met the "jerks" here ......My doctor (retired) has a cottage at  Chautauqua Lake and said the walleye -perch fishing is fantastic . They seem to be managing their environment very well in N.Y.S. !  Thanks for the video , beautiful place to fish .

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3 hours ago, smerchly said:

Ditto .......if the mnr can't stop this guy .........    :dunno:

 

 

Dave ....there's more people in N.Y .and less anglers per cap ?  It seems they take good care of their streams and parks ....bet there's no garbage too !   Do you see many mnr guys there ?  We have some American campers/anglers at our park at Quinte ,  very nice people and they love  walleye fishing . They fished Jordan in my younger days for the cats , not seeing them now ...maybe the high costs of "everything" here plus they have met the "jerks" here ......My doctor (retired) has a cottage at  Chautauqua Lake and said the walleye -perch fishing is fantastic . They seem to be managing their environment very well in N.Y.S. !  Thanks for the video , beautiful place to fish .

Smerch there’s no garbage laying around just gun shells..... most rivers have garbage cans that actually get emptied. 

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27 minutes ago, Tyler0420 said:

there’s no garbage laying around just gun shells...

Whoa !   Who's shooting at the fishermen ?  Petahh  ?    ha !

It doesn't look like a duck hunters trib , so what are they shooting ?

 

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22 hours ago, smerchly said:

Whoa !   Who's shooting at the fishermen ?  Petahh  ?    ha !

It doesn't look like a duck hunters trib , so what are they shooting ?

 

The natives hunt the reservation for deer, so you often hear gunshots. I dont have a clue what the hunting regulations are...i dont hunt. The other thing i found interesting is that any native on the reserve can ask to see your license...not thats ever happened...but this is what a native told me. I mind my own buisness and dont go looking for trouble...cause your on thier land and its thier rules. And...dont tresspass. And to answer your other question about MNR over there its DEC officers...and yes see them all the time...not to say they dont have illegal activity over there because they do and its sick as well. But there is presence and i see them often..as well they post on the DEC website all the stocking details for every river. 

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