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  1. smerchly

    Shore Perchin

    I picked up cousin Bob for a few hrs. of perch fishing today ....armed with a bucket of fresh minnows and float rods . Boy... was it blowing out there !! We found a spot with our backs to the wind ....a wind break would have been nice ! I tried a new rig with a small silver spinner and red /white beads above the hook . The rig worked well as the chop on the water kept the spinner moving to attract the fish . We caught 2 doz. perch , kept 19 for the frying pan , and one tipped the scale at 12" ( measured it on my 15" screen ......) On my pute I can click on the photo to enlarg
    10 points
  2. bigugli

    Central Sakatchewan

    As a gift for my birthday, The family paid to fly me out to the prairies for a 10 day fishing trip. What a fantastic time with my family. Then there was the fishing. Never hit the water for more than 4-5 hours each day, yet we were catching 50-120 fish per session. The tactics were simple. Baitholders with leeches, and our worm harnesses tipped with worm, leech or minnow. Minnow and ball jigs , with a sickle hook or casting jigs tipped with twisters or paddle tales. The fish were insane. Walleye out there were fighters, not dead weight. Pike were a lot thicker across the back as compa
    10 points
  3. bigugli

    The Bigugli rides agin

    Crappie have been hungry the past 2 nights
    10 points
  4. Jim K

    new underwater video

    https://youtu.be/N1hrmlhJEC0
    9 points
  5. Decided to hit the river and catch a meal. I knew a spot that the sun would be behind the trees so off I went. If you wanna catch fish put a spinner on, so I did. Caught a nice smallie a few casts in then a stick, nope 15”ish walleye pulled it up on shore and it spit the hook and back it went. A few casts later feels like a log, lost it. Then another log (19.5” walleye). Some decent action then it died off. Its nice to have the grand almost in your backyard.
    9 points
  6. Fish Farmer

    Boating law

    This was me all last week up north with 8 guys, 9 days we switch back in forth taking turns in 3 boats. Only thing I caught was Walleye and a full belly from a fish fry.👍
    9 points
  7. 8 points
  8. Tyler0420

    NEW PB

    Been skunked at this spot for the last year n 8 days. I’ve done quite a few 4-6 hour sessions here. Finally this evening I cast some packbait out and a couple minutes later the alarm bells are ringing. So pumped right now. Not only did I finally catch one here it’s my new pb. 21lb 6oz
    7 points
  9. Well back I was for more action at Jordan harbour, brought my pike and trout rod looking for some, well, pike or trout. I wasn't surprised when I ended up with a perch and a bass since I always catch fish i'm not geared for. What I wasn't expecting was to get my personal best perch while casting for trout with a #5 blue fox vibrax.
    7 points
  10. smerchly

    Gibby today Nov.4

    Fishing for pike , using a 10'6" rod, a float , #4 Aberdeen hooks , and 3-4" minnows . Tried one spot ....very breezy ,no hits. another spot was out of the wind and a few small perch tried their best to swallow the minnows , too small for keeping . THEN ...finally the float slowly went under ...set the hook , and it started to peel out the line ...lots of line . I was thinking it may spool me as my Shimano 2000 doesn't carry a lot of line . It turned around and headed back my way ....big pike ??? musky ??? Looking forward to catching a nice toothy one ....... Well it was over 10 lbs .....
    7 points
  11. Bass-turd

    Jordan Harbour

    Went down this evening to fish the last hour of daylight, thought i'd go for some late season pike, and I know this meant my odds of hooking up with a trout if anything were good since half the time I go there for pike I get a trout, half the time I cast for trout I get a pike.....and tonight didn't disappoint Got a nice male about 6-7 pounds casting a silver/purple rapala bx simmer
    7 points
  12. Jwl1

    Yesterday opener

    Had the pleasure of getting out for the day yesterday to try a hand at some brookies for something a bit different on trout opener in the area we headed out to....we have all the big steelies you can catch all winter long here in Niagara so its always fun to have the opportunity to try something that is not available around our area.....before heading out I first made sure that the area we set out to explore was infact open to fishing...there are alot of restrictions all over the place which did put a bit of a limit on where to try, and makes the season alot different for many this year with s
    7 points
  13. dave524

    Broken down truck

    social distancing
    7 points
  14. Jwl1

    Let's all lighten up

    We all know these are unusual and tough times....its all what we make of it right now....we all should look out for one another....as a group on nfn here ..our community is made up of all ages...many have known one another for decades...some are new....its easy in these tough times to rant and take it out on one another.....thought I would share what I did to make the best of my day off today......I cant figure out a way to edit my pics into the story...but I hope I can tell the story in order...then you can view the pics.....lol..first off....every survival strategie needs a fire.......that h
    7 points
  15. A scrappy 20lb female from the WP today. I fought a gigantic male for 15min and brought him to my feet but he was too big for the net and spit the lure while I tried to net him. The largest fish of my life. Another fish story ....
    6 points
  16. Tyler0420

    Boating law

    It’s not being enforced. It’s only a recommendation not a law. If we can protest 1000’s of people inches away from each other I’m sure boating with 2-3 is fine. If not bring a sign and say your protesting.
    6 points
  17. genec

    Keeping busy today

    Jwl’s photos reminded me of something my wife showed me the other day on one of her websites...... it is now highly recommended that you wear a mask inside your own home. It’s not so much to aid with covid19, but to stop you eating!!
    6 points
  18. All the worries about crowds...who "wants" to go fishing in a crowd anyhow..haha...I get that some areas are more popular than others..more populated ect... and therefore areas might be weary of a bunch of people all at once using a launch or swarming to an access point....heck I've been in fishing tourneys where 20 boats have gone in the water in a matter of a half hour ... start your boat...stage out in the water so the next guy can go kind of thing...seasoned boaters can all do this no probs.....if you can wait in line right now to get in the beer store...I'm sure you can have the patience
    6 points
  19. genec

    Fished Today

    Took a rod and tried fishing for an hour at the Rec Canal, while staying away from anyone else. Didn’t catch anything, and I didn’t care...it just felt so good to be out in the sunshine with a rod in my hand!!
    6 points
  20. fishingking

    Crappies

    Got out for the first time in 2 months today after work...ended up with 14 crappies then a big ole pike rolled in and the bite stopped ...ive tried this spot 3 years in a row with no luck and it finally it paid off ...maybe I was too early or late previous years.
    6 points
  21. We’re signing petitions to open boat ramps not shut down fishing........
    6 points
  22. I never thought the comment ”I wouldn’t touch him/her with a 6 foot pole” would become a national policy, but here we are! and Shout out to all those parents who never taught their kids respect, and now they’re stuck at home with the little shits!
    6 points
  23. Common sense prevails, don't forget, fishing is good for your mental health, I will not stop or else I will go crazy, family , work and fishing is all I got left. I fish spots where there are no anglers, except for the pool but I keep away 50 yards, lol. If you can fish away from people then I don't see it being a problem. Groceries stores, liquor stores and gas stations are ten times worst then going out to fish. That said, I waited all month to fish the spot below, the dynamics of the river have changed over the years, you have to check the hydrometric data to make sure your s
    6 points
  24. Mbocco

    Lower Niagara

    Went 2/4. Such beautiful colours. I didn’t even want to remove them from the water.
    6 points
  25. Jmaz4

    Upper river

    Long time no talk or fishing for that matter! Anyways besides going up to nosbonsing during xmas break its been awhile since iv felt qhat a fish feels like on your line. ( all dinks in nosbonsing) Yesterday me and a buddy decided to get out. Dusted out the boat and ventured to the upper river. To be honest it was absolutely gorgeous out. Dressed for it obviously. Boat fired up first try which is always relieving. We set up shop and anchored tried jigs, swim baits, and even minnows. Seemed like the fish were turned off. Saw one boat bring in a walleye while we wer
    6 points
  26. Good day on Lake Simcoe.
    6 points
  27. Some of us guys and gals target pike, so lets see those pics. Size does not matter. Always nice to see different markings of these toothie critters.
    5 points
  28. I got it done this morning during the shotgun hunt hunt, woke up at 4:45am and got ready to head to the woods! Got set up about 1 hour before shooting time and brrr it was chilly! Definitely worth it thought. Got a nice 5pt buck at 7:57am very big buck. I am pleased to have filled my tag and now have the rest of the week off work now.
    5 points
  29. steellee

    Hello

    Are the largies still aggressive on frogs this time of year? Love froggin early season but the ponds i fish got too grown in this summer. Wanted to give it a go now that the pads have died but too busy steelheading since september. Few from last couple days before the rains..
    5 points
  30. Disappeared for a week up north. Great resort, good food, great hosts. Fishing was really good too. Lots of fish in the boat. Lost a couple of monsters. Just a few pics to tease
    5 points
  31. gunner-2

    Useless COVID Phone Ap

    Not being a smart A$$ but the truth is anyone with a smart phone is already being tracked and the covid app is just another way of infringe on your freedoms and its going to get wors not telling anyone what to do but with this gov i would seriously think about this
    5 points
  32. Took the kiddos over to feed the pannies at the flat water centre and test out the new frozen fishing rod. My boy wanted to help out too😎
    5 points
  33. Been watching two toms and a few hens in a field for the last week in the same spot every day and decided to make one last attempt at shooting a bird this season ...saw them in the field around 5 pm so I went home got my camo on and made my way down the railway tracks to where ive been seeing the birds ...they were along the edge of the bush so I snuck out to the edge of a hydro tower and stuck a decoy hen in the ground about 3 ft from the tower and set up about 30 ft from the tower in some short scrub ...made 3 chirps with my mouth call and waited ...15 mins goes by and I was getting anxious
    5 points
  34. Your style of hunting was the same as mine Fishking. We were usually in the Shining Tree, Gogama area. Six to eight of us in 2 big prospector tents set face to face in a gravel pit with a dining fly in between. Wood burning air-tights in all of them but no generator. Didn't have to worry about refrigeration because back then, even though we were hunting in late Sept, cold temperatures and some snow was always a given. No four wheel drive trucks or atv's either. Those were the days when a moose licence was $15 and it covered any animal, no draw, plus a bear and a wolf. I enjoyed it immensely a
    5 points
  35. Not such an easy question to answer. I fish mainly for perch and walleye on Lake Erie. When I first started about 15 years ago I very seldom had much success. I would return to the launch ramp skunked or with very few fish on a good day, while others would always have done much better. I now have a well equipped bigger boat capable of handling most conditions on Erie and top notch electronics that I am finally starting to understand (only took me 30 years). I understand the fish patterns better and now I'm the guy returning to the ramp with my limit on most days. Am I better, luckier, or maybe
    5 points
  36. This one came in around 27" give or take one. Very close to the spot where my last pike came from, and on the same Snags created spinnerbait ... I think I have found a winning pattern for one of the bodies of water I fish.
    5 points
  37. Good points Verado, You won't see it in the media because it doesn't fit with the official narrative. Even in the Nova Scotia shooting they downplayed to this day that the perpetrator wasn't licensed and had used illegally obtained smuggled guns from the US. On top of that he had been reported by two separate people to the RCMP of violent behaviour and possessing illegal firearms, with neither complaint being acted on. They said that one of the guns was of Canadian origin then later admitted that it was the sidearm taken from the Mountie he killed. If they simply would
    5 points
  38. gunner-2

    May 8th

    After fighting the bad weather and one smart Tom he finally made a bad choice but must say he gave me a run for my money since opening day till today any one else luck out this spring
    5 points
  39. fredfisher

    Gun Ownership Survey

    All gun owners need to stick together and speak with one voice. Don't let them divide and conquer. 👍 I doubt anybody will get to keep there newly prohibited guns thru the grandfather clause. So we have the government separating us, shutting businesses down,taking our guns, not accepting hard currency ...anybody else getting a bad feeling here? 🤮
    5 points
  40. Starting with the pike when they open up ... I AM COMING FOR YOU! Wasted some time today and this was the result.
    5 points
  41. Guess just have to look at where some of the bull pucky is coming from....new members...people popping out of the woodwork with 2 posts in the last decade....I personally have come to respect alot of the members on here over many years....have met some great like minded people of all ages since the early 2000s...have seen and been involved in some of the ways many have given back to our sport through conservation efforts....kids programs...charity events..the old day swills....derbies ect that have all directly given back to the community and outdoors....and know that if they are out enjoying
    5 points
  42. Not signing that.
    5 points
  43. pauly

    some cats

    My son and I decided to take a break from trout and pike. Got into some cats about 2 weeks ago. Caught some fat chubs for bait.
    5 points
  44. With the current Pandemic situation non essential small business's will be forced to shut down as of midnight tonight, including hunting and fishing stores. If you have any purchases planned it would go a long way in helping out these business's get through this period. It is hard enough for them to complete with Amazon, Bass Pro and Cabela's in the best of times. This could be the straw that broke the camel's back for many small business. I'm sure they would appreciate the support.
    5 points
  45. Cops drive down there on a regular basis....the parks commission guys are there on a drive by a couple times a day......if everyone dots thier P's and crosses thier Q's there shouldn't be much of a problem..biggest issues would be yahoos leaving a mess!!!!!...being disrespectful.....or doing anything destructive or going inside the big black fence.......you can walk behind the property no problem as it is designated as part of the original Bruce Trail....everyone should also thank the small group of "regulars" who are down there pretty much everyday....they are the ones "taking care of" the p
    5 points
  46. I know...I know..in the winter months most of my posts are generally steelhead related...but today decided to try a different cold water fishing approach....got together with smerch and Tyler for a bit of a crack at some multi species angling... tyler had his eyes on targeting carp...while bill and I tried a shot at some trout...was busy and current wasn't really cooperative....so after a little while we decided to change spots and adjust tactics.....went with a slip float and minnow set up..fishing an average of about 12-15 feet down...after all...you never know if you don't try..and it was p
    5 points
  47. Hey everyone, I’m Brandon, newbie to this group but not to fishing in Niagara that’s forsure. I’m a 26 year old avid fisherman living here and I just wanted to introduce myself and share a photo from literally a couple weeks ago! Everyone forgets about Pike this time of year with the cold days, mixed weather with ice and open water, the main course being steelhead or anything in the River. Well that 5 degree day a couple weeks back landed me this Pike on first cast, that’s right! You heard it, skirted jig with a paddle tail trailer dragged along bottom was scooped up on my first 5 mins showing
    5 points
  48. The various dollar stores have all kinds of tackle, and let me tell you, do they ever produce. Can't believe how many gobies and sunfish I get on them.....
    5 points
  49. Tyler0420

    Simcoe ice fishing

    We fished 1.1km straight outta gilford. Didn’t move all day. Got on the ice around 5:30 and had two in the bucket before sun up. Bite was pretty steady. Bigger fish cam on lures, mostly slab grabber. Post some pic shortly
    5 points


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