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  1. Results are in 4 biggest fish. Tyler 93lbs ✔️ John 66.5lbs i don’t know how I can top that session but gotta start doing some homework. Round 2 probably starting around July 01.
    9 points
  2. Tyler0420

    12hr carp session

    Got to the swim this morning at 4:00am for a 5am start time. I’m fishing a 12hr challenge series with “CANADIAN CARP SOCIETY”. 30 guys competing 1vs1 style the winner moves on. You can fish anywhere you want. Video the fish being weighed and sent it to the official. 4 heaviest fish count. Started of slow then bang a double header and another one shortly after. I believe I’m ahead 7lbs right now. Beautiful morning so glad I’m not working.
    7 points
  3. smerchly

    Beauty sunsets

    My daughter Dee has a trailer on the south shore of Weller's Bay , south of Trenton . She sends us many pictures from her dock of some of the fish she catches . There's bass , pike , pickeral, pannies and carp , etc there She is in the right spot to see the sun go down from their deck ! This is tonight's sunset ....a real gem ...now my desk top picture . (downloaded with the snipping tool........ click on it X2 for larger picture ....
    6 points
  4. smerchly

    to carp fishermen

    It was quite the day , lots of action and the carp were at the table waiting for my maize delight . I decided to take 2 rods since both needed to be rigged up with hair rigs , one with a loop hair and bolt rig ,other with hair and 1 oz, egg sinker The bite was steady , lots of bumps , one carp kept dropping the line for 5 minutes before it took off . All 7 fish were between 14 and 19 lbs ...two about 15 lbs fought long and hard for 10 minutes ! They were all very spunky today ! Then , I got a hard hit ...grabbed the rod and 5 seconds later the other rod went nuts p
    6 points
  5. Darryl L

    12hr carp session

    Went out to Gibby today. It was cool with some wind at around 6am when I arrived. Literally nobody else out fishing, it was a ghost town. The catfish were non stop then finally got a good hit and line started peeling. Took about 10 mins to get her in because I was only using 10lb mono. I have no idea how much it weighed because a pike broke my scale a while back and I haven't been able to get out since to replace it. About 11am things died off and I called it a day. No tick sightings as of yet .
    5 points
  6. Was out this morning trying for some fish and there was a lady walking grumbling into her phone about how much trash fisher people leave behind and that something needs to be done about it, she was obviously ranting and raving into someone's voicemail and how disgusted she is about cleaning up after us slobs. It sounds like her whole neighbourhood supports closing off street parking and she has a petition for it. So to those of you who are F***ING PIGS, THANK YOU FOR RUINING ANOTHER SPOT! To those of you who tie garbage bags to trees, for people to use, you are just as bad becaus
    5 points
  7. I love fishing the US. Been fishing it for probably 6-7 years. I’ve seen more wardens in my time there then my whole lifetime here in Canada. There’s usually garbage cans around that aren’t overflowing. The shotgun shells laying around kinda make you worried, but maybe thats why there’s no garbage around the “trashers” get taken care of.
    5 points
  8. Darryl L

    Lower grand river

    Why are you on this site if you dont want to share information? I love guys who read all the posts and good information posted here, but refuse to contribute and then criticize other people who do. Sounds like your the real hero
    4 points
  9. DNorton

    Fish Scales

    I just use the ole guess at the weight then add 10lbs for the fish story ... hahaha
    4 points
  10. verado

    Fish Scales

    I ask the wife to stand on them then run.
    4 points
  11. genec

    Second turkey,finally

    This morning I managed to bag my second spring turkey: 18 Pounds, 11 Ounces Beard: 9 15/16 inch Spurs: 1 3/16 and 15/16 inches Time to put the hunting gear away and think about getting ready for fishing now.
    4 points
  12. smerchly

    Golden Trout

    Ha ... verrrry interesting post Symmetre , I didn't know that ! I remember going near the Adam Beck Gen plant wayyy back and catching "golden trout" and thought they were a unique species . I'll put that info into my memory bank ! If you want to catch a "different" trout , try fishing for the aurora ! I have mounted a couple , long time ago !
    3 points
  13. Bubba14

    Carp Revenge

    I knew you were hooked on carp fishing Bill but I think you went a little too far. Can't wait for the story, hope you're feeling ok today.
    3 points
  14. smerchly

    12hr carp session

    Congrats Tyler . I know you worked hard to get that 93 lbs. of monster carp . That's over 23 lb.average !! I remember hooking a carp with a lure at that spot while in my 16' alum. freighter canoe , and it pulled my canoe at a nice trolling speed ...the hook let go after a few (miles) Give your arms a rest , and go back there to get some practice for the next session . .....and may I add ....I went to the web site after watching the video and the first thing I saw was their motto for keeping our swims CLEAN ! Most dedicated carp anglers detest garbage left at our fis
    3 points
  15. you'll get a different brand for every reply ITS NOT YOUR LINE lol
    3 points
  16. smerchly

    Fish Scales

    I used my 6 liter spray bottle that is marked at 2-4-6 liters....filled it 3 times , dumped 12 liters into a 20 liter bucket which weighed 2 lbs.4 oz....., came to 25 lb.4 oz....minus the pail ....24 lbs.....very close for accuracy . Then I added the other 6 liters and it read 39 lbs 6 oz, or about 37 lbs of water . Both my digi scale and cheap dial scale read the same , within 1 lb. I'm happy with that !
    3 points
  17. smerchly

    Carp Rigs

    The bait fish, or gobies were terrorizing all my baits today , some hit the bait hard enough to set off the alarm for a second ...couldn't catch any of them bait thieves ! Also lots of debris on the bottom , like black pieces of leaves ,and some algae slime ..... The shallows were buzzing with carp near shorelines ...must be in the spawning mode.... The carp were verrry scrappy , ripped off a lot of line before I could turn them around . Fun day !
    3 points
  18. smerchly

    Rabbit verses Smerch

    I have my yard fenced well with chain link fence , 1" chicken wire 24" high at the bottom , some board fencing , a few sheds , garage , small picket fenced garden which the rabbit could get through but not the dog.... Yesterday morning ....saw a rabbit in the yard , don't want my elderly dog Maggie chasing it but she got out and the chase was on !! I was in bare feet chasing the dog , chasing the rabbit for 15 minutes before Maggie jumped on it & got a good piece of fur out of it , then chased it for another 5 minutes with a "beard" hanging from her mouth ! ....then I final
    3 points
  19. Thanx for the responses! Good news! I couldnt leave it alone so i tore it apart ,got the meter out and checked every thing! All good! Cut the clamps off ,checked continuity and Bingo! Positive wire had a break close to the end! Trimmed till i found it and remounted the clamps! Works better than ever! Now for some decent weather! Cheers!
    3 points
  20. Smerch, you could have sold tickets to that event for sure!
    3 points
  21. smerchly

    The 12

    Decided to try the 12 for carp today . When I arrived at "my spot" an old tree (my leaning post) had fallen ,or was pushed down right over my sitting spot and in the way of my landing spot . I was able to move it 5 ft.back and was able to fish . The water was very high , fast and a little murky ....2 oz.of lead needed . After over 2 hrs. with no bites I packed it in . It may be a little early as there was no weed beds yet , so I'll wait a week or three . Bonus ....no ticks today !! ...a shot of my swim .... .....dug up a picture of the tree in 2020
    3 points
  22. As the population in Niagara is quickly growing, we will see more people using our public areas. More people more pollution. Look at port Dalhousie. Those condos will be filled with wealthy people from the cities. They won’t want people fishing along the piers or near the marinas. If we are not careful we will be losing more shore fishing spots. I agree that the local government needs to hire more people to maintain the parks and waterfront areas. It’s not just fishermen leaving trash behind. Often times it’s picnicers or tourists leaving trash behind. If we want to be able to keep our shore f
    3 points
  23. smerchly

    An old tool

    Digging with a garden fork in my yard in a spot I haven't dug into since I bought the house in 81 . The house was built in 55 ...3 bedroom bungalow , 50 x 150' lot (10 grand) I dug deep , about 12" down ,flipped the soil over a saw this rusted piece of steel . I thought it was a piece of well rusted spike . I cleaned it up on my dad's old 50's grinder with a coarse wire brush on one side. It turns out to be a usable punch with some numbers on it .....no idea how old it is but it's good to go . I used to work a ETF Tools where they made many drop forged hand tools which were very high qu
    2 points
  24. If heading down past fish masters theres vic powells on the right and small marina and restaurant ...if u concentrate in that area u should do well using cotton cordell big o's (chartruse)or other shallow diving cranks...can also try the 3or 4 inch paddle tail swim baits on 1/4 oz jigs tipped with a chunk of worm has also been working..good luck
    2 points
  25. smerchly

    Carp Revenge

    Thanks FF , it was a very painful experience . With all the drugs we have today we still have to endure a lot of pain from the needles they use to freeze the finger which is probably worse than quickly pushing the hook through and snipping off the shank ....done in 10 seconds . It has been done by friends while fishing the north . One guy cut his hand beside the embedded hook and removed it . And , waiting for many hours at the hospital "emergency" in these modern times needs to change .....a new state of the art hospital ,and nobody home......sad ! There were many others of all ages who w
    2 points
  26. Fish Farmer

    Carp Revenge

    Gezz Smerch, I just saw your post my friend,😱 hope your doing OK. Just reading it makes my finger hurt.😱 I guess I've been lucky not getting a hook in passed the barb, been close a few times. Taker easy for a few days.👍
    2 points
  27. Congrats Ty on an EPIC day , well deserved great job man !!
    2 points
  28. You should have been here yesterday
    2 points
  29. The type of line you are using depends on what style of fishing you are doing. Bait casting, spinning, trolling etc, and the type of bait you are using all benefit from the right choice of line. For most of my fishing I like to use monofilament or braid for my main line and add a few feet of fluorocarbon leader.
    2 points
  30. No it’s not your line, it’ll be your lure/bait and the way it’s being presented that’ll affect your success the most, followed by timing Just keep at it and try different things
    2 points
  31. What a miserable day out there. I guess we need some rain but the temps could be a lil warmer.
    2 points
  32. I think you're right about the pollen. I can wash my vehicles and 3 hours later they are covered in a fine yellow dust. I would park them in the garage but between my toys and the grandchildren's toys, there is no longer any room. As for the bugs, I have reached the stage where I want to be comfortable when fishing. No heavy waves, freezing temperatures or dressing like a ninja to keep the bugs off me. I'll wait for a better day thank you.
    2 points
  33. smerchly

    Carp Rigs

    I decided to fish earlier today (nice & cool) ...got to the spot about 8:10 am ,chummed the water , got both lines in by 8:20 ....Five minutes later alarm goes off , fight is on ! Two minutes later the other alarm goes off . I'm still fighting the first fish, so I let it take the line wherever it may go ! I landed the first one , got the hook out quickly and left the carp on the tarp while I grabbed the other rod ....fish had peeled out about 80 yds .of line . Finally netted it and joined to other carp for a quick photo opt (8:45 a.m.) ....then both released ! Didn't weigh them as they
    2 points
  34. verado

    Moose Hunt Draw

    How is everyone making out with the new system for this fall's hunt. Our camp in area 54 was extremely lucky in receiving a bull, cow and calf tag.
    2 points
  35. I can't keep the rabbits out either. I've got 3 for sure, probably more, and they get in everywhere. The cats used to get them, but they are getting old..... I'm thinking I will put some copies of my rabbit recipes around the garden, and see if they get the hint!
    2 points
  36. smerchly

    Carp Rigs

    It doesn't get much simpler than putting some corn on a hook and tossing it out in the water . Carp will pick it up from the bottom and away you go !
    2 points
  37. Was out perchin out from Bertie with a buddy yesterday and had a weird thing happen with my i pilot! When we found the school and i spot locked on top of them,the motor head would just keep turning in a circle till the cord was tight then shut off! Changed battery as i thought that had to cause it! Nope! After drifting a bit and losing the school we tried every thing to get the thing to work! Finally buddy says, ill unplug it and and reinsert the plug! Nope! Same thing! Then i said ,make sure to turn it to the right to lock it in! Bingo! Worked! Stange that every function exept spot lock work
    2 points
  38. Snags

    Welland river

    My conclusion ... there are no pike left in Niagara. Not sure where they moved to, but all my usual spots this past week and I have one follow to talk about.
    2 points
  39. Most rocks around lakes are much smaller and walkable ...a little hard on my ankles but doable . In a way those huge ugly boulders (cheap way out) can save someone from stepping off the wall into the lake .... and just bust a head open ..... I'll take my chances with the wall any day .
    2 points
  40. You're 100% correct here Darryl! The inmates have rights you know! Many of them live better than people on the outside, expecialy the elderly. The inmates complain if they don't have their TV time, their internet time, their recreation time etc...they live in a Shangri La. If they don't have good food they go on a hunger strike. Jail isn't jail anymore. They go in for months (when the judges actually do their job), come out more knowledgeable in their area of expertise and a lot of the time they're jacked from their workout time. I like they way Sheriff Joe Arpaio did it in Arizona...
    2 points
  41. Tony

    More Spots Gone ...

    That's too bad...................With all of this water around us, shore fishermen are pressed to find good fishing spots......................
    2 points
  42. rab546

    to carp fishermen

    Finally tried Port Weller this week, but maybe too early in the year for that spot as I didn't get even a sniff of life but it's also my first time fishing there. I did bring back to the car a few ticks on my backpack and pants. Lets hope this beautiful weather kills off a bunch of them!
    2 points
  43. Tyler0420

    to carp fishermen

    I don’t think they’ll be policing it. Just don’t be that a.hole that takes up the whole lake fishing 3 rods.
    2 points
  44. They really need to be clear with such a detail. What's reference point for measuring lines? Rod tip? Where the bait is sitting? Do we need scientific calculator to figure out trig equations?
    2 points
  45. Most litter during these modern times is plastic . People like the convenience of buying 24 , two ounce cups of yogurt , rather than a one litre container (lunch box) . I emailed liberal M.O.E. Jim Bradly about the styrofoam worm boxes and asked if they could change to peat containers .....his answer was "Ask your local bait shops to buy peat boxes...(passing the buck as usual ! I have mentioned earlier about the clean NYS parks and fishing spots ....how do they do it ? Big fines for littering ? More park "wardens" keeping an eye out for trashy people ? Let's pick up the fis
    2 points
  46. At this moment , if you check my fishing back pack , you will find ....an empty juice box , a straw , plastic straw wrapper , a sandwich bag and a cereal bar wrapper , all from my last carp run . There's a large garbage barrel there that is over flowing and I saw some burned pop/beer cans in the fire pit . I picked up some fishing line (with hooks) and pushed it into the garbage barrel . I don't know if they send someone out in a boat to empty the barrel ....? I can see the trash getting worse as more people are fishing and Niagara seems to be attracting more people from other cities ,
    2 points
  47. NOPES. FishNCanada Article
    2 points
  48. That's good news for sure. I mean why not. Now you can have 3 different bait combinations.
    2 points
  49. smerchly

    to carp fishermen

    Gunner ...did you think Tyler was fishing illegally with 3 rods ? HAHA When I was fighting my monster carp I kept looking at mt other rod and hoping it would be quiet !! With 3 rods going off , the music would be nice , but I would freak !! It could get verrry messy ...HA !
    2 points
  50. I have a fine head net to help keep them out of my ears ,eyes, nose & throat ....doctors recommendation...
    2 points


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