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dave524

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  1. Surprising fact : the New York state Lake Trout Record is a fish from Erie, most people would assume Lake Ontario or one of the Finger Lakes
  2. I believe they banned all semi auto's not just the black " Scary " ones that they did here, possibly pumps and levers as well
  3. As a gun owner and voting with that as sometimes my sole issue many times since P.E.T and then justice minister Ron Basford starting us down the never ending escalation of worthless firearms legislation in 1976, I have always voted PC or whatever they wish to call themselves today , except in '93 when I voted Reform. Reform got 52 seats that year and the PC's were decimated to only 2 seats. Bernier and his PPC party don't stand a snowballs chance in hell of doing that good, splitting the Conservative vote by voting PPC will only ensure we get some more Trudeau minority for however long that last as he has said if he doesn't get a majourity we are back at the polls in 18 months, narcistic lying weasel..
  4. The weed is Pokeweed, poisonous too.
  5. I buy the 4 packs at Costco, actually they are 500 grams each so you get more than a pound in a package
  6. Because of the changes in dispensing regulations, all of the stations selling propane here got out of it , now it is $25 bucks to get a 20 pounder at those tank exchange ripoffs for the barbie, luckily have a Costco down the road for 1/2 that. Must be hard getting a propane vehicle filled anymore, not many places pumping like before.
  7. It looks so close to Canada Waterweed here it would take a botanist to tell them apart, they say it is not here yet https://docs.ontario.ca/documents/3224/stdprod-109206.pdf
  8. That little guy is a Logperch, that is about as big as they get.
  9. Same story here Smerch, bought a 50x150 corner lot with a 900 square foot , 2 bedroom bungalow in '84 as a 34 year old bachelor , the numbers are about the same. Taxes now are close to what I paid for the mortgage for a year ☹️
  10. When I first moved to Grimsby in '84 , Betzner's Home Hardware was great, a real old time hardware store . You wanted roofing nails , you put a few handfuls out of the barrel in a paper bag and they weighed it, washers , nails, nuts , bolts, all in bulk, very little of the blister pack stuff that was always 1 short of the number you needed or far too many , they even sold farm type working guns, ammo and hunting licenses. There was a roof fire during roofing and everything changed to the prepackaged format, I stopped going there and now covid has put the final nails in the coffins and it is closed. We have a Rona now but it is a poor version of Home Depot IMHO.
  11. There are various sizes if you go to the drop down box, the 30 does quarter pounds , the smaller ones do finer increments . They can be IGFA certified and certified for trade
  12. I have one of these, it is accurate https://www.grainger.ca/en/category/Hanging-Scales/Scales-and-Scale-Accessories/c/4540?filterType=100537_ATTR&filterName=Capacity&filterValue=30+lb.%2F8+oz.&isWildCard=false&q=%3AtopSeller%3Abrand%3ACHATILLON%2B%26%2BSONS%3A100537_ATTR%3A30%2Blb.%2F8%2Boz.&text=&remove_token=&type=&cptype=category#
  13. I would have guessed water temp would be a concern
  14. Good luck with the move, Grimsby is not the town you left if you are considering coming back
  15. May be a racist statement but " will the last Canadian out of Toronto please lock the door behind them " has some truth in it.
  16. Did you consult a biologist about putting Bows in your pond ?
  17. I only fished the headwaters, above the what is known as Shorthills Park in Effingham and above the Louis Blake Duff estate on the St. John's branch. The stretch behind Patterson's Store in Effingham was one of the best and the Louis Blake Duff estate in St Johns was excellent, they would give you permission if you asked.
  18. Know the headwaters intimately, both St. John's and Effingham, caught hundreds of Specs there in the 60's, personal best was a 14 incher. There is a spring fed pond on the Bible Camp property that still has Specs in it they tell me, poached a few there 50 years ago, very private property back then even 🤐
  19. The pond is/was fed by a small spring fed pond and creek just about a hundred yards upstream but over the last 60 years the main dammed/dug pond has gone through the normal stages of eutrophication. The spring fed feeder pond was always lush with cold water aquatic bugs and watercress in my days.
  20. I grew up a short bike ride from the pond, fished it from the day it opened in 1960 I believe. Looking at how it has degraded to a warm water mudhole it is hard to believe that it actually had Specs in it for the first few years and they survived as occasionally a larger one from the previous year would be caught, now it can't even keep Rainbows over the summer. Back then all the put and take ponds like the one at the St. Williams Nursery and Normandale had Specs until the put and take programs switched over to Bows about 64/65.
  21. I always used the Albright knot when tying 2 lines of different diameter together, like fly line to backing, another one you could test. https://www.animatedknots.com/albright-knot
  22. there are still only 2 genders but 57 varieties of queer. Yeah some call me a racist too.
  23. Did the same back then, fish specs in the Rocky Saugeen along the Markdale Road and then shoot groundhogs a bit south down towards Priceville where we had permission for a few farms. Usually made a weekend out of it sleeping in the van, shooting Sat. and fish Sun.
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