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  1. bigugli

    Steelhead

    THis 60 year old newbie finally got to drift the Niagara, Despite the comedy of errors in the first couple of hours, I had FUN! 1/2 a day and we went 6 for 7
    11 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. bigugli

    NICE DAY who fished ?

    Was too busy filling the sleigh for the big night
    9 points
  8. 8 points
  9. 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
  10. dave524

    Broken down truck

    social distancing
    7 points
  11. 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
  12. pauly

    A few bows today

    Got a few fish on some streamers I tied up the other night. Back at it Thursday. Merry Christmas.
    7 points
  13. Tyler0420

    State side

    Fished an Erie trib today. Weather was perfect and so was the water conditions. Quite a few fish around. I went 3/7. Can’t believe I lost the first four fish. Other guys were losing them also so I don’t feel so bad. The fight is the best part anyways. Best part was I didn’t have to move all day besides up and down the bank a little bit.
    7 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. We’re signing petitions to open boat ramps not shut down fishing........
    6 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Mbocco

    Lower Niagara

    Went 2/4. Such beautiful colours. I didn’t even want to remove them from the water.
    6 points
  24. 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
  25. Good day on Lake Simcoe.
    6 points
  26. w1w

    Bassin'

    ...was out of Port Colborne on Monday. Biggest fish was 4.5 but a lot around 4. Out of Crystal Beach on Tuesday and fish were bigger than Monday...probably, five 5's. About 30 fish each day. On Tuesday, I started on a waypoint around Windmill. My friend dropped a tube down and had our first fish in less than a minute...now, that's a waypoint! All tubes on Tuesday. Monday was blade baits, tubes and dropshot. Hard to believe but it was so warm on Tuesday (for an hour or so) that I was fishing in a t-shirt...really! Notice the difference in outer wear from Monday to Tuesday...36-44' both days...
    6 points
  27. A first for me. Used a few different lures and had one hit. Decided to use my #5 Vibrax which doesn't get much use. First cast fish on, a sheephead of all things. Well at least I know I won't have the white stripe today. Second cast same area, pike on, nice size as well. A few more casts and nothing. Moved around using different lures, after a half hour, back to the earlier spot, and yep, put the Vibrax back on. Few casts later another pike. Nice I thought. Few more casts yet another pike. Feeling pretty good, that's for sure. Decided to change
    5 points
  28. 5 points
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. smerchly

    Jordan harbour

    Les carp du jour ...... 33 POUNDS !!! Yep , caught 33 pounds of carp today ...15# ...10# ...8# !! Being Saturday I had a few spots in mind and the lake front was busy . Coviditis phobia changed my plans so I ended up at plan R ...Rennie Park (had a baby blanket to deliver there) . So I wanted to try a new smercho rig that would ring their chimes ....a modified bolt rig . ( 1.5 oz egg sinker ....and 4" above , 2 large split shots to allow a carp to pick up the maize on the hair , move 4" of line to the double split shot and set the hook ....which worked like a charm !! A
    5 points
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Back at it this morning with bobber and minnows and managed a beauty pike at 37 3/4 " and 7.8 lbs...took me for a few zings on the 6 ft with 6 lb test...and some a$$hoe stripped a bunch of wire and left the coverings there🤬
    5 points
  36. Today was a good day ... maybe a little too much sun. Started just washing the lures, but then changed locations and had one that went for it but didn't get hooked. An hour or two later and this bulldog hit. It managed to make the net man bleed. I should add ... on one of my creations as well.
    5 points
  37. 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
  38. Starting with the pike when they open up ... I AM COMING FOR YOU! Wasted some time today and this was the result.
    5 points
  39. Not signing that.
    5 points
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. smerchly

    This'nThat

    Slow days on the fishing front , sooooo .....some reading material for the fishing challenged ..... After buying 50 lbs. of wild bird seed today I browsed the store for the "goodies" & found some cheese cloth (100% cotton) & some bright pink parachute rope . They label it "authentic para rope" but it's just a Chinese made copy with no where near the strength of the real stuff . It does float with the core inside & slowly sinks without the core . It may attract trout if cut in various sizes up to 3" like the plastic pink worms . The cheese cloth will be used for carp to
    5 points
  47. decided to venture out this morning and try a new spot i scouted the day before. It payed off quite well. Started out the morning with a pair of Woodies. 3 of them dropped perfectly into the hole in the centre of the decoy spread. 2 shots 2 birds. had a ton of geese flying all morning, but they were quite content on feeding on the nearby fields. I did luck out and was able to entice a small group of 4 birds to come into my decoys, i was able to drop the lead bird. I was very impressed with the full choke and #2 shot i was using, as i dropped the honker with no follow up shot needed. padd
    5 points
  48. bigugli

    Pannies

    Micro jigs, under a float tipped with a small bit of worm or a berkeley red maggot.
    5 points


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