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  1. 4 points
    Pass over this spot nearly every weekend on the way to the far side of the lake. It goes from 30 to 10 feet and back to 30 really quick. Last weekend I decided to stop and drop my video camera and a worm down to about 14' to see if I could catch some action. Dropping a hook & worm produced a catch every time. Anywhere from 6" to 16" smallmouth. Sunday evening my grandson ( 7 ) caught and landed his first fish from here. The screams of excitement were priceless!
  2. 3 points
    Congrats Zack. Welcome to the club!!
  3. 3 points
    First cast this morning (9ish) produced spectacular results. Largest Walleye my guest ever saw caught. Trolled up to the Old Fort without any boat traffic and added several eaters to the stringer. Surprisingly not as many when it was in the 90's a week ago, but the water flow is slower now and the water level is also down a bit. Windy at times but as you can see in the pics the trophy's were both caught on almost glass like water conditions. No Walleye chop there. The second beast was caught a little after 1pm and is the largest he ever caught. A very happy guest in my boat to be sure. Pics were taken and both released to catch another day.
  4. 3 points
    These are great little items to keep hooks from tangling and creating a big mess in your plano box or tackle box. No more hook bites when reaching in for your favourite crank. Keeps the hooks out of boat seats, carpet, cloths and "little fingers". When you use these you can pass the box to the kids so they can choose their own colour. You can also place more baits in the same compartment without a big mess or stuff some in your pocket and walk into your fav hole. Again, a great little item for any free swinging treble. I use em, I thought everyone did until I saw someone's huge tackle box mess. Just push em on and pull off. Just that easy. Available online. Not sure if D&R has them. They come in several sizes, small, medium and large. I use the green medium size. I bought them in 100 packs. Covers the hooks on all my cranks save my Pike treasures.
  5. 3 points
    There are a select few in this club Zack. Have you ever caught a blue Perch before? Not many have and even fewer have a photo. One in a million! The yearly dinner and awards are held every December at the Prospector. Look for your e-invitation mid November. Please prepare a short speech. I'm sure you will recognize someone at the awards.
  6. 3 points
    Ok fair enough if trappers are getting smaller bait. But you can't market a S-10 as a full sized pick up just because you don't have any full sized pick ups left. Just say you have small a and mediums and sort them.
  7. 3 points
    It's that time of the year where the warm water makes it really tough for the bait trappers to get much of anything in their sets. Small to medium minnows are about the only thing that will go into the traps. Leeches are affected by the water temps to. If the trappers aren't catching the larger sized bait fish or leeches, how are the bait shops going to sell them? As soon as the water temperatures cool, the trappers will start catching larger bait fish again. Just in time for fall fishing. On the flip side, young of the year bait fish are in abundance, all sizes of fish will be feeding on them. Stay cool! AB
  8. 3 points
    It was early, a bright sunny morning today and nature was active as I sipped my coffee. Squirrels scolding me as I placed new seeds in the feeder. Blue Jays watching from the apple tree and munks waiting patiently for me to leave the peanut pile. Yes, nature was active I thought and I wondered how and if the Walleye would cooperate. Loading up the boat only took a short moment and two eager Walleye hunters were on the way to the Kam. The launch was quiet at 10am and we slipped the Crestliner into the rivers mighty grasp. I loaded the rods with #7 Flicker Shads and gave the wife a tried and proven firetiger and I loaded the black/silver. It wasn't long and when I heard "fish on". And what a nice beast it was. I followed shortly with a nice beast of my own. Two overs in less than half an hour. We continued our leisurely journey up towards the Old Fort, catching and releasing another angry beast and many smaller eyes along the way at almost every bend in the river. We never even made it to the Riverdale Road launch. It was a spectacular day of fishing as we pounded on the Walleye and the best we have had on the Kam this year. It was incredible. My wife has never experienced that kind of action so it was great to see the smile of a happy Walleye hunter. At 1pm we had our limit and gave the rest of the Walleye in the system some time to relax as we motored back to the launch. Dinner was fantastic.
  9. 2 points
    Sorry for questioning your handling of this beautiful pike. Once out of water fish are rather fragile ( they do not have the support of surrounding water) . They should be fully supported with both hands one under belly the other holding the tail....never place your hand in the gill area. Hanging a fish (especially a large one) vertically ( even for a short time) will stretch back muscles and even separate vertebrae in the back bone plus damage gill arches and the connective tissue. The other mistake many anglers make is keeping fish out of water to long......a good idea is keeping the fish in the water while removing the hooks .....If a picture is taken a quick lift while supporting the fish fully....then back in the water.
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    Ryan! I am very particular about my live bait. Roger
  12. 2 points
    Post away, good to see some fish!
  13. 2 points
    luc

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    I'm still shocked from winning the SSS tournament. It means a lot to me since most of the best fishermen from NWO were there! Thanks again to all the volunteers and sponsors 🎣😎
  14. 1 point
    Line test, drag, rod and patience =. What do these four things equal? They equal a better chance of not losing or landing that big fish you have at the side of the boat. When you use lighter mono line in the range of 6 or 8 or 10 pound test while "trolling" there are a few requirements that must be considered. If you are interested in trolling please read on. Very important is your reel's drag. Whether it's an entry level or a more expensive reel a smooth drag will take care of that last minute rush for the bottom most fish make when they see the boat. This is the time many anglers will lose that trophy, by not having their drag set properly. All eye's are on the fish at the surface and then disaster hits. The rod doubles over and SNAP. It probably has happened to the best of us at one point in time but you can prevent this from happening by a properly set drag. I tend to have mine set on the lighter side as I'm spooled up with 8 pound test and can quickly increase drag if needed. When you feel the weight of the fish that is when the decision to increase or decrease should be made and quickly. The same goes for snags. If the drag is not set properly and doesn't allow for an easy release of line when you get hooked up on bottom SNAP. Here I can picture someone holding on to the rod for dear life so it doesn't get pulled out of the back of the boat. One thing that is important to note here is to YELL out "snag" so the person operating the boat hears you and can get it into reverse fast enough and reel up his line at the same time before it creates a possible mess. Obviously if there are 3 or 4 people all fishing this becomes a little difficult to achieve especially if there are new anglers in the boat. In this case the most experienced angler should ensure all drags are set properly or just not troll with that many anglers. Another aspect to consider besides a properly set drag is you rod. What power is it? How long is it? A lot of anglers use a medium power rod around the 7 ft mark. An excellent choice. My trolling rod of choice is a medium fast 8ft 6in. I like to get my line out and away from the boat. From my experience though just about any rod will work and catch fish trolling but this will not fit into the "all things being equal" equation. The rod should have a fast or moderate action and the longer rods will bend easier under the fish's weight helping the drag system you reel has when that trophy is beside the boat. So the fish is actually bending the rod and pulling drag at the same time. This is a must and when a lighter set drag is better than being too tight when using light line. Also, when trolling, the longer rod should be at the front and the shorter length rods should be at the back if two lines are on the same side. This set-up will help keep lines from being tangled so position anglers accordingly. One other thing to remember is have "patience". Don't rush the fish. Look at how it's hooked. Is it a good hook-set or barely hooked on the lip. Have the net ready. Remember the last minute rush to the bottom. It will happen so be prepared. It could be a fish of a lifetime. Have the camera handy. You can catch just about any weight fish with light line if you are prepared, all things being equal.
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    Setting your drag is something a true fisherman checks frequently. the only time I have seen a line snap from too tight a drag is from a rookie. unless there is a nick, etc in the line , I can never understand how people break lines.
  17. 1 point
    Oh very interesting to know those facts thanks guys/gals!
  18. 1 point
    Below is a copy of my post from May 2015 that talks about the science behind blue-tinted walleye...given their close relation, I'd imagine that blue-tinted perch are caused by the same mechanism. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The "true" blue walleye subspecies differed from yellow walleye in more ways than just colour: In most other aspects other than colour, the two subspecies were difficult to spearate. The eyes of the blue walleye were slightly larger, higher on the head, and consequently closer together (interorbital width less). Trautman (1957) showed a greater distance between the preopercle bone and branchiostegial rays, otherwise proportions and counts were very similar. The blue walleye had a different spawning time and place, a slower growth rate and smaller ultimate size, and different depth distribution. - Scott and Crossman, 1973. The last confirmed "true" blue walleye was taken from Lake Erie in 1965. It is now considered extinct. The blue-tinted walleye that are semi-commonly seen in inland lakes throughout Ontario appear that colour because they lack yellow pigment. The slime on walleye...all walleye...is tinted blue because of a protein pigment called sandercyanin. When you lay a yellow layer under the blue slime, they come out looking green. But fish that lack the yellow pigment are silver-white under the slime (kind of like albinos, but it's not true albinism), and therefore all you see is the blue. Good paper explaining all this came out last fall... http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/cjfas-2014-0139#.VWSqLJTFjIU
  19. 1 point
    Please be aware these roads are only restricted to motorized access. i have boats in fly in lakes in graham , park my vehicle at the MNR signs and ride a bycycles. nothing they can do.
  20. 1 point
    It work great. I found that a shorter distance between the hook and the weight worked better. Only had an 8 inch gap. Used live worms and couldn't keep the perch off the hook. They were all small and I released them all but 23 perch from shore in the middle of town is a good day
  21. 1 point
    AB came for a long drive to hook up with me for a fish in wawa. Great guy and lucky enough to pick up three. Biggest was 17
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  24. 1 point
    No trophy Walleye today but a trophy northern came out to play. 27 pounds. Wife said 48 inches. This one had scars and gashes from an even bigger fish.
  25. 1 point
    I heard it was actually loftquist lake. See y'all there
  26. 1 point
    Ha! What an interesting situation. They are unlikely to give this one specific guys camping permit because it has his name on it which I believe would be protected under privacy legislation. However, I don't believe there is anything to protect asking for an anonymized list of number of camping permits issued per lake in Algonquin Park in April or May 2017, for example. With that info it wouldnt be too hard to find the ones with fewest permits issued. In fact that has a totally legitimate purpose like trying to find the least busy lakes for planning a canoe trip.
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  28. 1 point
    Bobber Down

    Kam

    Two trophy's today. One for me and one for my guest.
  29. 1 point
    Bobber Down

    Kam

    Biggest I got today
  30. 1 point
    Wiggley Baits is seeking casual/part-time staff to start ASAP. Must possess excellent math skills and be able to work independently, including early mornings and weekends. Must be able to handle live bait and lift weight loads up to 30 pounds. Candidate will have excellent customer service skills with the ability to multitask. In addition to selling and caring for live bait, other duties include selling tackle, light cleaning, and inventory. Fishing experience/knowledge an asset but not necessary. Hours varied. Please forward your cover letter and resume to Pia Sharpe via email at the following address: pial@shaw.ca
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    The site looks great.
  33. 1 point
    Was the upgrade that fast?????
  34. 1 point
    Dude post as you please I love seeing your fish. This board is for sharing info. Other people's loss for being haters.
  35. 1 point
    Used to catch em like that regularly in a lake. Now to remember what one it was. 🤔
  36. 1 point
    Just hit permission to post my buddies from last night 17.1
  37. 1 point
    baloney... the Kam is nobody's "secret". And the whole world is not interested in fishing it.
  38. 1 point
    Beautiful day on the Kam. Again, on at 10am off at 2pm. Just right for ol folk. Low to no current, calm still water, scarce boat traffic save the OPP and fire dept cruising up to the fort. A few people anchored in familiar spots. Perfect time to search for aggressive Walleye. Didn't take long! Must be those #7 Flicker Shads. Oh, and maybe the worm dangling from the Red Tiger's treble helped, I don't know for sure. The beasts are there. Just gotta force feed em I guess. Nice to be so close to outstanding Walleye fishing in the middle of town. Eaters and trophy's willing to play. Life is good! Here's a tip. Pinch the barbs on the trebles, remove one or replace one with a single hook. They cause no end to tangles when you use a net and the Walleye hit like freight trains anyway so you don't lose them. Good luck out there.
  39. 1 point
    Finally...first salmon. My wife did a great job reeling the frisky thing in. 6 lbs 6 oz. 58-60 degree surface temp. 8:30 PM calm conditions. 40 feet down in 100 fow. ProKing black and orange herringbone spoon. Pine Bay area. Whew! I thought I was jinxed for the summer.
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    Congrats Zack. First of many!!
  42. 1 point
    Nope. They actually smell good! Roger
  43. 1 point
    BIG SMOKE

    SSS

    Congrats to you guys!! Well deserved. Win or lose, you always have a smile on your face and keep those around you laughing. Good for you guys!! Lovey
  44. 1 point
    Roger Mayer

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    Luc, Congrats, and I really mean that. I will steal this quote from Ric Flair, When you want to be the best, you gotta beat the best!!!!! Roger
  45. 1 point
    Yeah that's awesome I need to get a boat so bad gotta get off the bank congrats on a beautt pike
  46. 1 point
    Jelly Belly

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    Congrats
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    Jack Fish

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    Congratulations !
  48. 1 point
    Congrats on your first child. There is no better feeling than a birth of your child. Hold your child close and treasure the moment. They grow so fast. From previous posts I know you are a White Otter addict. I'll be thinking of you while we are floating on our "floaties" and fishing early and dusk. My wife and I love that time, there is NOBODY in the lake other than a few party's canoeing. They never go in to lost bay. Lost has it all, Walleye, lake trout in the two holes, Moose wandering through our site early AM We get up there late Sept before the lake trout closure also. We bird hunt the portages and fish the lake trout on some of the reefs when they are starting to spawn. The fishing can just be insane at times if we hit it right. The weather is still good and there is no one up there. Take special care of your child and mother.
  49. 1 point
    Went trolling out this morning past the break wall. No salmon but picked up this nice rainbow on a long line while the downriggers didn't get hit at all. Cleaned it and interestingly enough found lots of flys in it's stomach.
  50. 1 point
    Oh, I agree entirely...one of the biggest flaws with any size limit regulation is that it acts as a size bottleneck in a heavily-fished population. It's far from foolproof. But regarding the planning bit...ever since 2008 when they re-designed the management zones, MNRF has moved away from putting one-off exceptions on lakes based solely on angler observations. Everything is supposed to be measurable and based on sound science, and vetted through the consultation process associated with fisheries management planning.The point I was trying to make was not to disagree with you or Roger, nor to justify the current reg, but rather that these kinds of concerns should be brought to MNRFs attention the next time the planning process begins.