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Flyfisher

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  1. Try Cast Adventures. Paul Castellano is the best guide on the river and knows the river better than anyone I know.
  2. Peter’s Tackle in St.Catharines is a great shop to buy your tackle. They cater to the local anglers and know what tackle works best for the local waters. Canadian tire would be good for boots and other outdoor gear you may want. Good luck this season
  3. I do a fair bit of fly fishing and mostly catch and release. I always pinch the barbs on my hooks which leaves a little bump on the hook. I do lose a few more fish but I can release fish without taking them out of the water.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 fishing areas then we need to pick up after ourselves and keep those areas clean. Fishermen shouldn’t shoulder the blame for other peoples messes.
  6. Many ramps are opening this weekend. However you are only allowed to have people from the same household on your boat. Bertie boat club had sent out notices to season ramp pass holders that they are open now.
  7. The Jackson’s flat area up to the power glen had some nice brown trout and Smallmouth. Not sure what’s in there now. Ticks are real bad in there now so I haven’t fished it in a few years.
  8. That sounds like a nice setup. Salmon on a Kayak would be fun. A big one would tow you around. There are a couple posts from guys fishing the bar, and it sounds like the fishing is great out there right now. Some coho are being caught near the surface so fly fishing with some streamers on full sink lines or heavy shooting heads might get you into some fish. Cheers
  9. They are stocked in there for people to catch and keep. They are safe to eat. Not as tasty as wild trout because they are raised in a hatchery and fed fish pellets. It’s a great place to take the kids and bring a few fish home for a meal.
  10. I’m not sure if a kayak would be very practical out there. The current is pretty strong in some areas and you could get pushed out into the lake. Are you referring to fly fishing when you mention a full sink line? If so I’m sure you could try it as long as you can get down to say 15 or 20 ft. I know a guide named Paul Castellano who guides flyfishers on the Niagara river and gets them into some nice fish. I’ve gone fly fishing with him on Lake Erie bass and had a great experience. Just google Cast Adventures. Good luck and let us know how you make out
  11. Jigging is productive at the Niagara bar. I’ve caught lots of lakers browns and even some big walleye there. I use 4 and 5 inch white or chartreuse paddle tail swim jigs with half oz heads or drop shot.
  12. Yes that area is ruined now with all the condos going in. They are expensive luxury condos that most of us probably can’t afford. With all the new people moving into the condos there will be little room for visitors to enjoy the beach and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ban fishing from the piers. The new development at Prudhomes in Vineland will limit the shoreline access too. With all the urbanization of the small towns and farmland there will be few places to for shore fishing.
  13. I second Mike Lynette. He does great work and is prompt. I had a problem with my Optimax and his mechanic fixed the problem on the spot. Was a bad electrical connector inside the motor.
  14. I bought new inflateable life jackets,and we always wear them. They are very comfortable and i hardly know Im wearing it. I make sure everyone in my boat wears one.
  15. must not be too many walleye. So far everything I've read is mainly about bass and pike. I guess walleyes are tough to find there.
  16. I'm heading up to a cottage on Baptiste lake near Bancroft in August. I hear there is mainly bass pike and walleye in there with a few muskies. does anybody have any info or experience fishing this lake or can point me in the direction of some areas to try. Its a fairly large lake and maybe someone who knows it can break it down. I don't expect anyone to divulge any honey holes but just general info on what areas to target and what method (trolling , jigging, casting). Would love to get into some bass and walleye.
  17. Thanks for the Info. Im not sure if I feel comfortable venturing out that far. I only have a 14 ft. boat and don"t have much experience with big water trolling. I may have to try in the River. I hear they get walleye near the train bridge
  18. Where Is Waverly shoal Is it near Crystal Beach
  19. where is this. looks like the welland rec waterway
  20. I'm leaning towards the Raymarine. I like the simplicity and some interesting features like bluetooth to conect your cell phone or tablet that makes for a second screen for someone on the front of the boat. The chirp technology is nice as well. also the screen can be viewed from different angles without having to rotate it.
  21. That's a bit far to drive from Beamsville. Ill try call them or check their website
  22. Hi everybody. I am in the market for a new fish finder for my 14 ft. aluminium boat. I had owned a couple Lawrance units in the past and both of them broke down after 2 seasons. So now I am looking for a new one with a GPS. I`ve been looking at Ray Marine, Hummingbird and Garmin. So far I like the simplicity of the Raymarine and the picture quality. I'm looking for something in the $600 range and am not interested in side scan imaging. I want a 5 inch screen and easy to use. What are your thoughts on what I should be looking for or if you have any experience with any of these units
  23. I've fished the beaches of Sanibel a few times. I like going in June to fish for snook off the beach with a fly rod. I just walk the beach and sight fish for snook feeding on bait near shore. We also catch Spanish mackerel and ladyfish as incidental catches. even the odd tarpon can be caught. no boat or guide needed. Just a good pair of sunglasses and a box of shminnow flies and your good to go.
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