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Pete Elphinstone

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Pete Elphinstone last won the day on July 8 2014

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  1. Hey Guys, It has been some time since I have posted on here. Things get busy and you just lose track of time. Last year I posted that we would be releasing some how to videos for our line of Top Notch Tackle products. By the time we were done it was late fall and we decided to hold off on the video release. With bass season being open now across the board and anglers eager to get out, now is the time for its official release. Comments and ideas for future videos are welcome. As this is our first official video please go easy on us. Thanks
  2. Pauly, these videos will all be how to videos. Too many shows out there show anglers catching fish on baits but don't explain properly how and when to use them. Not to say those shows aren't entertaining but when a customer buys a product they seen an angler on tv catching fish like crazy on and they can't catch anything on it they tend to put them in the tackle box and almost never use again, never mind not purchasing another product like it. Most serious anglers know there is a time and place for every bait on the market but probably 80% of the angling public are simply weekend anglers that do it for fun and fish maybe only a couple times a month. These anglers don't get time to put together a pattern to utilize their fishing tackle to its fullest. These videos will show you when, where and how to rig and use these products. That way the customer can go out and duplicate what they seen in the video so they can catch fish on the products they purchase. If these customers succeed and catch fish on these products then most likely they will be return customers. As well these videos will be done in locations that anyone of us can get to and have most likely fished before. My camera man and I will be learning as go along so the first couple episodes might have some rookie mistakes but they will get better with the more videos we make. We will definitely have some killer underwater footage!!
  3. The darters have been pretty hot all year, the stores have been moving a lot of those baits. The cooler weather is causing the fish to put the feedbag on! Fishing only gets better from here!
  4. Not sure if there will be any tickets left by then. If so I will.
  5. Hey NFNer’s The Niagara Bassmasters were donated a print valued at $450 to auction off at our charity event with all of the proceeds going directly to the Help a Child Smile Foundation. The print is called "Hockey Fights Cancer", it was painted by a fellow fisherman named Murray Henderson. Murray lost his daughter to cancer in 2009 and has since done a lot in the fishing community to help raise funds for cancer. Because this charity hits close to home for him he donated this print to us to raise money for our event. The print is of a number of hockey’s tough guys, the very cool part is that the print is autographed by 10 of the stars in the print! There was only 100 tickets available for this raffle and we are down to 30 left!! If you want to get in on this raffle you need to contact me ASAP. There will be no holding of tickets and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis. This is the first time they have been made available to anyone that wasn’t fishing or at the charity event. Tickets can be paid for by Paypal, EMT or even cash if you can get it to me. If you are interested send me a PM for more details and I will get right back to you. Tickets are $5.00 each with only 30 tickets remaining!! Sorry having trouble uploading the images. Check out the pictures of the print here http://www.murrayhenderson.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3111976
  6. We said last year we were going to do this but we just got too busy. I guess it is better late than never! This is just an intro but full episodes coming soon.
  7. Another successful event has gone by, this year we were down a couple boats from last but the payouts thanks to our title sponsor Niagara Supportive Living were way up! Congrats to the father and son winning team of Poirier/Poirier. Full Results below 1st PJ Poirier & Perry Poirier 20.91lbs $1860 2nd Mike & Sue Watson 20.64lbs. $920 Big Smallie 5.01lbs $440 3rd Gerald Koetsier & Roy Young 19.57lbs $620 4th Shane Cashmore & Matt Sandlac 18.96lbs $300 5th Mike Clark & Vince Frasca 18.82lbs $100 6th Brent Way & Rob Young 18.56lbs. $100 Second Big Fish $250 7th Pete Bartonek & Ryan Susanna 18.36lbs $100 8th Joe Kubina & Bradley May 18.27lbs $100 9th Sy Phengchanal & Jay Clay 18.91lbs 10th Jim & Wendy Pozzobon 18.11lbs 11th Gary Sanderson & Travis McDonald 17.60lbs 12th John & Marnie Prokator 17.52lbs 13th Matt Belzil & Neil Deleeuw 17.09lbs 14th Terry Monghan & Stan Difruscio 16.97lbs 15th Frank Guida & Leo Capobianco 16.56lbs 16th Rob McIntosh & Kevin McDonald 16.45lbs 17th Bruce Janes & Austin Stevens 16.35lbs 18th Nick Galotta & Adam Berezak 15.93lbs 19th Stif Kozelj & Jen Kozelj 15.88lbs 20th Robb Mann & Dave Vandermolen 15.75lbs 21st Rob Campbell & Wayne Gatt 15.48lbs 22nd Wally Adams & Patrick Kelly 15.35lbs 23rd John Poirier & Kenny Stewart 15.14lbs 24th Stan Pilarczyk & Alex Pinheiro 13.74lbs 25th Bill & Jeff Bondar 13.28lbs 26th Denis Kreze & Mark Butler 13.05lbs 27th Don & carol McCaw 12.77lbs 28th John Scholl & Jason Barnucz 12.09lbs Big Largie 1.59lbs $440 29th Landon Wieske & Stephen Hegartry 11.34lbs 30th Bryan Carvalho & Robin Gaspardy 9.31lbs 31th Peter Elphinstone Sr & Shari Elphinstone 7.27lbs 32nd Adam Karlewicz & Lori Knight 3.96lbs 33rdCharlie Chityal & Gary Whiting 3.67lbs 34th John Lepera & Luke Visser 2.04lbs 35th Wayne Chute & Damion Mueller 1.49lbs Smallest legal fish 1.49lbs $100 36th Dave Beckett & John McIlroy NF
  8. Great to hear you had a good time, see you next year.
  9. Weigh-in starts at 3:00, come on down and support todays anglers. There will be a raffle and 50/50 draw available to anglers and spectators.
  10. Hey Guy’s We have had so much more interest going into this year’s event then we have had in the past and it looks like we are going surpass last year’s record turnout of 42 boats by a whole lot more. We are going to have a number of new teams this year so I am just going to post a little bit of info to help out some of the new teams that will be fishing for the first time. The event will be held out of the Greater Niagara Boat Club, this is also where registration will take place. All boats will be launched just up the road at the free public boat launch. Parking at the boat launch is limited but there will be plenty of parking available in the back field of the boat club. If the ramp lot is full have one partner drive the boat up river to the boat club while the other partner drives the truck and trailer to the club. There will be staff onsite to help with parking of trucks and trailers. All boats must go through a boat check which will be done at the launch ramp. All boats must be checked and marked. Registration at the boat club can be done before or after launching of the boat, both partners must sign the registration form. It will be done under the big lights in front of the stage, look for the lineup. A rule sheet will be available at the registration table, it is your responsibility to read and know the rules, if you have any questions please ask before the event. Last year we blasted off at the mouth of Chippawa Creek where it meets the Niagara River. This saved anglers the grueling 15 minute idle out while they could have been fishing. A trickle start blast off will be done at the mouth of the creek at 7am directed by the blast off boat. If you are late getting to the mouth no matter what number you are you will be blasting off at the end of the group. The biggest thing to remember is that this is a great event for a great cause. Come out, have fun, win some prizes and maybe take home a little cash too!
  11. Weather right now is looking great!! Sunny and low winds!!
  12. We are expecting another great turnout this year. We set a record last year with 42 entries and we are expecting even more this year. This year we have a bunch of extra money donated to the event to open up more paying spots. A new payout spot for this years event is the smallest legal fish weighed in! Also special prizes for hidden weights. This means you might finish second last overall yet walk out with a great hidden weight prize. This event is great fun for everyone involved. Last year we had a number of family teams consisting of spouses, father son and father daughter. A great event for the whole family. We were just donated a custom Maple Leafs print signed by all of the stars in it. More info on this will be posted soon!! Stay tuned!
  13. Fish the deeper sections of the river using ISG green pumpkin (hot colour in the river now) tubes (available at Grimsby Tackle) using a 3/8oz tube jig head. Smallies like to hide behind the large rocks or sharp depth changes in the river.
  14. There is great fishing for almost all species throughout that waterway. I have a trailer on the west end "Lost Channel". There is a lot of water there and more then a few sunken islands. If you are not familiar with the waterway take your time when motoring around but when you find those sunken islands fish them with tubes for bass or leeches if you are going for pickerel. Also for pickerel if you like to troll use those Spin-N-Glo things that look like acorns with wings tipped with a worm. If you are a bass guy there are lots of bass in the 5 pound plus range there.
  15. I am with state farm for everything I have. I started with them when I first started driving. I switched to another company for about 1 year for other reasons then came right back to them. Will probably never leave them again. The biggest thing with insurance companies is the unfortunate time when you need to make a claim. They can just drag it out, and just make a nightmare of an already bad situation. I know when I had switched companies I had to make a claim and it was about a 4 month ordeal of fighting back and forth. Once you have had great service at a bad time it is hard to switch even if you can find insurance for a couple dollars cheaper. And usually when it's a couple dollars cheaper you are losing somewhere else on your policy. Pete
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