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    Still nothing for me yet. Fished 3 diff time slots today. Missed a couple of bites though. Met a Syrian refugee dad and his son at the docks this afternoon. Set them up with a slip bobber set-up with a leech. I don't think they knew what a leech was. Will have to brush up on my Arabic. The boy seemed to understand English a bit and would translate to the father what I was saying. At least I think that was what was going on. They never caught either but had smiles on their faces nonetheless. Always tomorrow.........I hope.
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    Is that Tailout ?
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    Hey everybody fishing from shore at Balduc Bay. Please do us all a favour and clean up your garbage whe you leave. It's a great place to be, fishing is pretty good, but what a mess! Cans, plastic, paper, fishing line, ect. Don't make your garbage everyone else's problem.
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    This one climbed into the boat near the Mill. Buddy shot it.
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    i do agree with tailout that times have changed, BUT it is not that people expect information for free. It is called evolution. This is how information is now shared. If you are like me, over the 50 yr old crowd, you know when you started fishing all you had was a fishing rod, a 12 ft boat and a 2 wheel drive truck. If you wanted to know what the weather was like, you opened the door and looked outside. Biggest decision was do you bring the rain coat or not. You always had a line up of buddies who would go fishing anytime you called. You purchased a Evans fishing map and went exploring. If never mattered if you caught fish. Time seem liked it stood still. Now, back to the present, if you want a buddy to go fishing, you need to plan it 2 -3 weeks ahead of time. How many of us plan trips a year in advance now. Family and work now consumes a lot of time so every minute counts. Anglers just want to be more efficient in catching fish. The industry provides us all the latest tools and now social media is filling in the information gaps that we never had besides the BS that we got from the bait shops. Asking for fishing information is not about not wanting to get off the couch and do some exploring, or being too lazy and wanting it for free, it is called making the most of your time and getting the most bang for your buck. Who wants to drive 60 kms up the Graham Road to find out the road to the lake you want to access has been washed out when all you need to do is ask on social media. Also, who bedsides fisherman like to talk about fishing as much as they can.
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    Once again the North being punished for the actions and behavior of the masses in Southern Ontario. The initial intent of the changes may not have been intended to make things more complicated but certainly do. How can average consumers purchase bait in larger quantity (eg: lb of leeches or flat of worms) and be expected to use it all in 2 weeks. Not gonna be possible. Not in my world. If my buddy buys a lb of leeches or a flat of worms and gets a receipt how can I split the cost? I don't have a receipt for my share. What do I do? Lie to the mnr and set up some bs story that I trapped them on my own and set up some fictitious log when and where I trapped or picked them. How can bait fridges and bait vending machines operate. Place an "Official Receipt" on each bag or container when they don't actually have a sale and money in the till. Then the next day place another updated "Official Receipt" and then the next. Once this policy/plan becomes law and it will the average person's bait cost will rise, the gov will get more tax dollars and fees from fines from anglers. This is just on the surface and visible. Once this is rammed down our throats what's next. Like tracker suggested a new licence? Most likely. Perhaps a new clean waterways licence for everyone who uses a boat or throws a line in a river. The Ontario gov needs money to pay for all their cuts and promises. No, I would argue that this is making things very complicated and further restrict and burden sport anglers in Northern Ontario and is just the beginning.
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    I nominate the late Sandro Fragale. A true sportsman and an all around great person. He's got my vote.
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    what about Roger? he had a big involvement with the sss. put his own time in money into running this site which has brought a lot of people together in the fishing community. if it wasn't for him we wouldn't have the opportunity to be members on a great forum and be able to learn and teach from each other. so i nominate Roger Mayer.
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    Well I didn't make it down to current river today because I decided to take my niece to the mountdale boat launch. It was a proud moment when she caught and reeled in her first fish all by herself and yes I got out fished by a 3 year old. She ended up landing 2 perch. The best part was she wanted to let them go to grow bigger. Oh yeah that's my brand new rod and reel for specks. She caught the first fish with it too
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    See Roger.....I told you not to park your Rolls Royce in front of your house.....
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    Hi all, Well....I think my expectations and excitement of walleye opener were too high, caught fish, but its been a cold spring and the fish were all over the place, some big ones deep already, but they had lockjaw, only fish feeding seemed to be in 5' to 3' FOW in the wind....LOTS OF PIKE! There was still ice on some north facing shores and average water temps were sub 50F. Still awesome to get out and fish this lake, its where I feel most at peace. VIDEO https://youtu.be/jhpCHEOMaW0
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    The Bait Shack Located at Shabaqua Corner. Second driveway on the right. (Formerly Frostys Baits) 807 627 8167 Sells medium, large minnows , suckers, worms and leeches. My wife and I recently purchased Frostys Baits in Shabaqua. We renamed the business, The Bait Shack as the family name stays with the trapping business. Would like to welcome the fishing community members and their families to stop by and visit us, the new owners Rick and Brenda. We will have the same great bait as Jim Frost is still trapping for us and supplying the minnows. The driveway has been made a little more accessible so don't be afraid to pull in with your boat or trailer! Hope to see you this season!
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    What a great idea! A pizza place around here should start doing this. But make sure you take it and put it in the garbage or recycle when you're done!
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    Not to mention the fact that today's trash is tomorrow's treasure...less than a hundred years ago no self-respecting sportsman would waste his time with walleye - and when they did catch them, they killed them, figuring that they ate brook trout. Once upon a time the government had a targeted culling program for walleye, with the logic that they ate young whitefish, which was the backbone of the commercial fishery. Walleye were nothing more than a coarse fish.
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    Some of the comments made on here at different times sound more like antis than anglers or hunters maybe it's the way i'm reading them. Ontario is different than a lot of provinces in many ways , why shouldn't live bait be any different . When the government shut down the bear hunt did the other provinces , no in fact they made money from stupidity of Ontario. This could put some people out of business , they have no idea how this is going to work or the out come will be. Things like killing your bait or hanging on to a receipt is ludicrous and way past stupidity.
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    Not with that many. Usually only one or two. A 19 incher we caught on the Kam (same watershed) Thursday had one. Give that one to the Mother In Law
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    Here's a nice 19" bass my four year old daughter caught on Shebandowan Lake!
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    Thought I would make a little video of some steelhead fishing from this year..
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    I found myself headed up spruce river road saturday to the dog lake open fishing derby. Me and my buddy seen a beuty looking young bull on the side of the highway. Then today i was headed out spruce river rd for work. And seen what i presume was the same bull as it was within 500 ish yards of where we seen the one on sat. Then. Another 30 km down the road i seen another nice looking cow. So then i really started to scan. Didnt see anymore. But the shoulder of the road is just covered in moose tracks for the 75km that i went up spruce river. So that got me to thinking. Gotta be the bugs that are driving them outta the bush. The one i seen was midday on the side of the rd. Dont see that to often. If we ever had arial surveys done again. I say forget the mid winter surveys and do them now. When the blck flies are terrible and the moose r out in the open trying to get a break. !!! Thats gotta give a somewhat accurate headcount !!
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    Myself and a buddy of mine went to the public meeting and i'm still shaking my head. This live bait thing will not promote fishing at in the least all it does is make it more complicated . You have fishing zones that was suppose to simplify things now you have bait zones and new regs. that are unenforceable . Lets face it the MNR can't enforce a 21 day camping rule let alone something like this. We all know the part about killing your bait after 2 wks . I asked why ? Here's the answer I got , to stop people from using the same receipt , okay, also to stop the black market from transporting bait to different zones. I asked what do you mean ? The answer I got was ridiculous , the MNR. person said they had reports of tanker trucks coming from Southern Ontario to Northern Ontario with bait to sell on the black market . mmm right . You can trap your own and not have to kill it so what's to stop you from buying your bait throw the receipt away and mark down in your log you trapped it. They also are holding a gun to your head as we talked they kept saying look at the red section on the map which is the areas that have no live bait is allowed. In other words it's this or that. It was the same when it came to the 2 wk. thing they kept saying other areas have 5 days or 1 wk. As we talked one of the MNR guys said the other side said we didn't go far enough ,who's the other side . The E.N.G.O. Perfect just like I said antis pushing the government. This is nothing more than a way for antis to control how we live and dictate to us what we should and shouldn't be doing remember antis will stop at nothing to get what they want . They don't care who loses a job or how much money is lost in the economy as long as they prevail. We're going to have this shoved down are throats like it or not.
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    I will just head out and try for them starting at Current river. I will post my results.
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    From Scott & Crossman (1973): Many populations of smelt exhibit a pronounced postspawning mortality, and windrows of dead smelt may be cast up on shore, as occurs in Lake Erie in May or June.
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    Here are a couple of choice quotes about walleye from the sportfishing writers of the 19th Century: It's play is weak and dull, and as it is taken with strong tackle, its capture requires neither the skill nor experience that lend the principal charm to angling; and by comparison with sea-fish, its flavor is coarse. - Roosevelt, 1865 ...and this one, about a fishing trip to St. Ignace Island in Nipigon Bay.... No one bothers catching these (walleye) as the surrounding waters yield an enormous supply of choicer fish among which are said to be ten varieties of the salmon family; besides the whitefish, some of which attain to seventeen pounds in weight! - Thomson, 1877
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    Shhhh, they aren't going to be able to cut more tags with that kind of attitude and those kind of ideas...
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    Hi everyone! Wiggley Baits is bringing back our Father's Day Dream Draw package! Every time you come in to our shop and make a purchase between now and Father's Day (June 18th), you can enter to win our Deluxe package, valued at over $500! Check out some of the items up for grabs!
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    Roger, does ur Ferrari need a car wash or tune up? U must of ran out of fresh lobster this weekend. Are u still flying ur private helicopter to the east coast every third day? I can donate but I want an invite or access to all the secret spots u have acquired through this site that's made u a fishing god in these parts.
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    Went last night. Picked up two. One on nk green monkey puke. One on a proking can't remember what it's called but half one side is green other half is blue. Best I can do for the pic is in the box. I was solo.
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    very nice the water beckoned his line that day..... the cast was made exactly his way..... a twitch a jerk his rod played well..... the great pike challenged and defiantly fell..... so here you have the power, that be..... those internet words and the results, we see.
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    Why bother responding and trying to reason with the idiot. He is just going to come back with some other BS. Just ban him.. Or make an idiot section so he can post all day. I'm sure it won't cost that much to make an idiot section Roger, just don't detail your Hellcat or Rolls this month and use the money on the new section.
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    Also going to disagree with Tailout, although I see what he is trying to say. Considering that steelhead are stocked (purely for recreational angling) and the only reason stocking has decreased is because the reproduction in the wild is so successful reproducing that most stocked trout can't compete with the established population. So no, anglers are not destroying the fish stocks, at least not locally. Biggest threat to fish is habitat destruction, pollution and climate change. Which makes groups like this very important. If things change and the fishing gets rough, we can be organized and work together to fix it. Anyways, Tailout your concern for the fish is great, but I think you are aiming at the wrong people.
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    It's like a give a penny take a penny tray. We all give pennies when we have them and take pennies when we need them. It's pretty simple to me. If you think your too good for the whole penny tray then go on with your own business.
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    K figured it out. Pic was to much mb. Made it smaller.
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    Tip up right now in front of white river temp is holding 50 mark at mouth. Surface that is. Getting away from mouth temp drops fast. Went out tonight picked 2 up. One on nk green monkey puke 30 feet deep in 60 feet water. Second one was on a green 8 inch proking flasher with a smelt in a green anchovy head 25 feet deep in 45 feet water. We always run at least one smelt. Can't upload the pic. Maybe Roger can pm me a email address and he can slide it in.
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    That's awesome! I got one of those too.....
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    Caught lots in Mcintyre this year fishing for steelies. Current river is usally good.
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    This is a place to enjoy fishing. If I'm raping the resource and that's your opinion, then my opinion is every article ever written and everybody who casts a line with the hopes of catching a fish is now raping the resource. As for the money part, thanks to the two people who just donated to the site. This money is used strictly for the site. I have to use my own cash to keep this site going. Server fees, programming fees and upgrades aren't free. So yes I do try to sell advertising. It helps. Roger p. s. I was shaking my head and wondering why I'm even answering this but I couldn't stop. Haha
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    I've never tried myself but I've herd the McIntyre has specks to e caught. I'm also looking for a town spot. If I find anything decent I will let you know
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    Went out tonight. 2 hits and a small salmon caught. Went back in 2 grow.
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    All of those guys are big assets to our sport, and all deserve to be in. I look at it like... who deserves to be inducted first
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    Caught lots there. It is not a place for numbers or eaters. If you catch one under 25 inches that's a small one. From what I have caught most range 28 to 31 inches. They only come in to feed so if your timing is right..........It is a trophy size Walleye location. Put the time in and you will eventually catch. Most people I see there get frustrated after an hour or so and after being snagged on bottom every third cast they leave. I am usually there 7 days a week so if you see me on the dock come say hi
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    Had a few nice bites. Maze bay end of lac. Didn't run into piles of them though. Only managed a couple hours on the water each day.
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    I miss being able to get a hot meal at the Dorion Inn. Nice to see someone opening up a stand like that in the Dorion area. Hope they are successful.... AB
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    Annual meeting July 1st
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    Lol...I was waiting for someone to say something! what kind of trivia is that anyways! Ill be very surprised if anyone gets 100%!
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    It's not the ethical hunters that's the problem. It's the people who illegally shoot any wolf or coyote they see thinking it's helping everyone out.
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    I'm going to give it a go Saturday. Caught my personal best northern so far this spring and know it's time for a walleye. Has anyone been recently? Just wondering if it's picked up at all
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    That should work just fine at any speed.