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  1. 13 points
    5 bags of garbage in the park, along the river and docks. More than last year. I'm pooped and need a shower!!
  2. 12 points
    Arrow, Jesse, superior is good as well, northern lights... No one wants yor coordinates bigfishboy, it's a generalized question, DB. Simple questions brings out sarcasm and the jerk in most fisherman, what I have found that Thunder Bay is famous for. The slogan for this place should be "Thunder Bay, great fishing. Figure it out for yourself and don't talk to us because we're all too good for you"
  3. 11 points
  4. 10 points
    I tried emailing you and sending you a private message the last time you made some posts here so I guess I'll make a post here as you seem to like to pop up once in awhile to make some noise. If you have something personal against me, fine, I can take it. It isn't the first time someone didn't like this site. Always seems to come up from time to time. So what you need to do is grow up a bit and either email me, private message me or hell, even give me a call. I'm in the book. I have no idea what I did to you personally or otherwise. But as of this moment your posts won't show up until I read them first and I will make the decision on whether or not they will be allowed to be posted here. Roger
  5. 10 points
    A little breezy on this stocked lake but managed a limit of Specks. Four from 16 - 19," and one for the wall! A football at 5.25 lbs and just 21 inches.
  6. 9 points
    Here is my take on using artificial lures for lake trout. First we have to understand how a lake trout hunts. If you take a look at the placement of a trout's eyes on it's head. They are near the top of it's head much like a walleye. They usually spot their food source above them. Sure they can look down but they love to ambush from below. Now check out a salmon's eye placement. Their eyes are placed way down their heads which is perfect for horizontal hunting, almost like a pike. Adding to this, now, is water temperature. In the summer lake trout are in their preferred temperature zones in the depths of a lake. In the winter this changes and they hunt using the whole water column as the water is basically the same temperature..... COLD! Lake trout can be shallow, mid depth or deep. Now I just want to take a minute to dispel a common myth that lake trout will get the 'bends" when caught out of deep water while ice fishing. They won't if they are allowed to burp. When you catch a lake trout from deep water, when 50they burp, you will sometimes see big bubbles coming up in the hole. That's from the trout. Lure selection, White is a very common and great choice for lake trout. People think the trout can see it better, shows up better, etc. As I mentioned earlier white is a great choice because trout hunt looking up. And now I ask you........ What is the colour of every fishes belly? In my opinion, that is why white is a good choice. Silvers, golds, blues, black, and pink are my other choices. I talk to many people and they like to use a minnow, be it a sucker, cisco and for where allowed, smelts. These are all great choices. Two of these bait choices live and feed quite a bit of the time suspended. Suckers like the bottom. Many anglers like to hover their bait 1-2 feet off bottom. And yes you can catch trout this way. But try bringing that bait up off the bottom. If you are in 50 feet try suspending the bait at around 35-40 feet. I use this analogy, You are standing next to me. I point at a white rabbit in a snow cover field. I have to really point and describe to you where that rabbit is so you can see it. Now I ask you if you can see the plane flying over head. You see it pretty much right away. Same thing happens under the ice. I have caught trout right under the ice over 100 feet of water and they are usually pretty big ones too. Now back to artificial baits. You can use what ever you like it's pretty much all the same concept. Also electronics will enhance your game a 1000 fold as you can see where in the water column the trout are. I like to start jigging at 1/2-2/3 of the water depth I'm fishing. So if I'm in 40 feet I like to start between 20 and 30 feet. and so on. If nothing seems to be attracted I'll use the sit and wait. That means I won't move the lure at all. I can only remember once that a trout came and hit the stationary lure. But when you see one approaching your lure, start reeling the lure up. You can jig while reeling up. The most important thing is to keep moving away from the trout. Watch what happens. You just increased your odds on a hook up. Here's some lure tips. Try inserting a Hopkins spoon into a tube. Spoon action tube style. (I know Gussy wrote about this and it isn't my idea either. It's a bass tactic from back in the 80's!) Try vibrating lures such as a Zonar, Cicada and I can't remember the name of the blade bait but it's my new favourite and it's in the same aisle in DNR as the Swedish pimples. Rattle traps and Rattlin Raps work but I find that the sink to slow.. Anyways there's way more and I'll add a part 2 soon.. Roger
  7. 8 points
    Okay, folks....its not this websites fault, its not anybodys fault...in fact there is nothing to blame anybody for. Small town, couple rivers, people talk, people fish, thats what we do. Tailout is wrong...who cares, go fishing, enjoy yourselves...and smile just like this fish and I.
  8. 8 points
    It's from Manitoba but thought people might enjoy the picture. First and only one I've ever caught! Hopefully be able to show some Kokanee photos from BC soon. Good luck back home during the summer!
  9. 8 points
    Many many thanks for the condolences and support from all on here thunder bay fishing. Spend some time with those loved ones you have, make some memories.
  10. 8 points
    Roger, how much is needed to save this site? I've only been a member for a short while but I already find myself on here 5or 10 times a day. Roughly what is the yearly cost to run this site? What about charging a small yearly membership fee. There must be a few hundred active member and if you charged 10 or 15 bucks a year I'm sure that most of the guys would stick around. It might also help keep punk kids off of here which in turn could cause less problems for you. Let's all keep this site going together!
  11. 7 points
    Went out to lac on Saturday fishing here and there, trying to find some nice spots. Thanks for everyone's advice about moving around the islands, we caught a nice feed! Rented a cabin at Pine Point resort which was very nice and handy to the lake! The kiddo loved it!!
  12. 7 points
    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.
  13. 7 points
    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.
  14. 7 points
    Is that Tailout ?
  15. 7 points
  16. 7 points
    Well I want to catch a longnose because I am trying to catch every species of fish in Ontario, and I haven't caught a longnose yet. (just the ones that can be caught on a rod and reel, I cannot see myself trying to catch any minnows, although there are people who fish for minnows). I do this because I love fish biology and really enjoy researching the different types of fish, their life histories and identifying them. It also provides a fun challenge to try and catch new things and explore new fishing locations. This all started when I destroyed my shoulder and couldn't play sports anymore. So, I needed a new hobby, and I really liked fishing. My dad always told stories about a weird "dogfish" he caught as a kid, and I wanted to see what they look like. So I researched them, found a few spots around my house where they could be found, what people catch them on etc. Then I went to try and catch one and it was a blast! So, I expanded that to other species like carp, catfish, bass. Now the longnose sucker is the fish I haven't caught at this time of year, and they are not anywhere around my house back home, so this is the best shot I have at catching one. As for why would you want to catch suckers in general, they are abundant, easy to catch, put up a decent fight, and taste pretty good (bones are a little annoying). I don't tend to keep many of them. I only end up keeping the smaller ones because I deep fry them to remove the bones, but the bones in larger ones don't crisp up as well. Apparently you can also pickle or can suckers, but I don't have the fancy equipment to try stuff like that. Anyway, hope this is a good response, feel free to think I'm crazy. This is something I find fun, and I will keep doing it so long as it stays fun.
  17. 7 points
    About the money???? Roger
  18. 7 points
  19. 7 points
    Just wanted to throw a thanks out to Roger. I deleted my Facebook account a number of months ago and as embarrassing as it might be to say I found myself missing the social media. I don't spend a lot of time on the interweb but there are times when I found myself bored and looking for something to fill the void. I now fill those minutes everyday with this website. I love the content. It's not always informative but I still can't help but checking it out a few times a day so thank you Roger for what you have created and a thank you to all the members who post and share. I will do my part to answer questions that I can just like you all of you do. Jeff
  20. 7 points
    Monday afternoon while sitting at the landing at White Lake waiting for others and their boat. A gentlemen and his family showed up as they were out for a ride. The gentlemen works with my wife so his son asked to go for a boat ride as he is 10 and has never been in a boat so I threw a life jacket on him and said let's go! As we where out he mentioned he has never caught a fish so when went back after a 10 min boat ride my friends were ready with there boat so I offered the young guy to come his parents said ok as my buddy's wife works him too and she was there in the boat I was waiting for so off we went with the young guy. Well for never catching a fish on his life he caught one yesterday and this is the result!! Boy was he one happy guy!!
  21. 7 points
  22. 7 points
    lets get this thread back to fishing folks. While the words said aren't the most tasteful, I'm certain Gary didn't mean it the the way it is being taken. It's Frustrations over some people's disrespect for the hard work he puts in to making things better for his clients, himself and others using the resource. Quite frankly there's too many people out there that show no respect for others or the resources themselves. Let this one go and get back out there and catch some fish!
  23. 6 points
    I am putting together an article/video of some of the things that I do for walleye, perch and lake trout ice fishing. I am going to try an online video sort of seminar thing. I'm just putting this out there to see if there is any interest. If there is, I'll do it. Let me know. Roger
  24. 6 points
    My rod was doubled over. The tip lunging and pulsating towards the smooth surface of the river as the headshakes from the beast below increased with intensity. My line strained from the pressure as I quickly loosened the drag. The hidden treasure below fought to remain unseen and in control. But wait............(insert your best sound of tires screeching to a stop here) lets back up a bit and get the rest of the story from the beginning. Lets back up a bit and discover where the ending and the beginning collide. We slipped our sturdy craft into the mighty grip of the Kaministiquia River that first day not knowing what to expect. Most of our Walleye fishing over the last 25 years had been done at Lac Des Mille Lac but with wanting something different with almost zero travel time the choice was clear. This year turned out to be the beginning of what I called a fantastic 5 month long fishing trip, one which my wife and I were able to experience World Class Fishing minutes from our back door. As we both like to cover water and find the aggressive fish trolling is our preferred style. Initially the bait of choice was the tried and true Little Joe type spinner tipped with a juicy minnow or worm. We also offered an assortment of Rapala's, Cordel divers, jigs and plain worms by the bubbler which you may have heard about. By the end of the season though our top producing bait and tactical crank of choice was the Berkley Flicker Shad. It was impossible to ignore the success we had trolling with the 2 tigers. Firetiger and Redtiger. When the river was not looking like chocolate milk from heavy rains and area runoff and the treacherous mistress stopped sending logs, trees, parts of docks and other obstacle to avoid the fish seemed to be everywhere in the stretch from the Neste Launch up to the Old Fort. Whether it was the corners, straight stretches, weeds, transitions, drop offs, tucked in tight, shallow, even that 20' deep hole under the Hwy 61 bridge it didn't matter. It almost seemed like the fish were following us everywhere we went some days. There were spots/locations we found where we knew we could catch two or three before the school spooked out. A few days we had to look for em but those days were far and few and in-between. There were locations, like the invisible island, that always seemed to hold trophies. See some nice Walleye and the Walleye Treasure Map in the video below. Anywhere in the world this would be World Class Fishing. One trick we used with the Flicker Shad's was to let the bait drop back for a second then rip it forward. That seemed to get em excited and the strikes were hard and fast on many occasions. A guest I invited for a day was also a happy camper catching his personal best. We never felt the need to rush to get to the river. We usually launched between 10am-11am and had enough fun for one day by 3pm-4pm. Most days there was no problem catching fresh Walleye for a family fish fry. Many times we were doubled up. I can't even remember how many went back to grow bigger. Lots that's for sure. Your experience may vary. The real surprise was when the Chinook Salmon appeared on September 9th sharing the space with trophy size Walleye. We weren't geared up for that exciting experience, that's for sure. We had a lot of bent and straightened out hooks as they took off like missiles when they saw the boat. The Salmon bite lasted 10 days and my wife who named herself the "Salmon Whisperer" was fed up catching them. They interfered in her Walleye quest apparently and fighting them took too long and was hard on her wrists :). I still feel proud on the way she fought and handled them. After all was said and done we landed 7 of these behemoths and lost several more. The angling symphony we experienced in 2017 on the Kam River never really stopped for us and as I sit here in front of the fireplace and think back over our many years of great fishing I can only hope 2027 treats us equally as well. October 20 was the last trip of the season for us on this fish highway and my wife asked the voice of knowledge "Where are the fish today? Where should I cast papa?" I smiled and said "just keep it between the banks my baby, just keep it between the banks..................... I hope you enjoy the video. All the best to everyone in 2018.
  25. 6 points
    Another great weekend at lac. Tons of little ones nd a fews hogs back down the hole.
  26. 6 points
    I put together a short video of the event for you to enjoy. At first glimpse I thought it was a huge Walleye. This video might not play on iphones or similar devices. You might have to watch it on a laptop or a desktop. We had a radio playing and a song in the background caused some copyright issues with YouTube.
  27. 6 points
    This one climbed into the boat near the Mill. Buddy shot it.
  28. 6 points
    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.
  29. 6 points
    The pig must of Squealed
  30. 6 points
    A quick video of a little bit of the fishing I did this season. Love this time of year.
  31. 6 points
    Stop putting pressure on mah trails. Before this website, nobody used to ATV or side by side, thats the problem with this site, people learn that the snow is gone and they can atv. Shame. Conserve our gravel and dirt logging roads, you should bring a pail of gravel to replace any stones you bounce off the road. I know some high up people in the ATV community. Vrrroooom.
  32. 6 points
    Well I joined. I think I met this guy 2 nites ago. I was talking to a buddy on the Mac and we were talking about Thunder Bay Fishing. We were talking about how great an information source this site is. I am originally from s.ont. You think this area is bad, go fish down south. Now back to my point of tail out. He came up to us and asked if we were talking about this site and if that is how we found out if the steel head were running. We said yes. He then goes on a rant. Unbelievable. I just want to say that I have met 4 best friends because of this site. That was the best thing for me about this web site. And by the way tailout. Are you a dentist? Just asking because you do an amazing amount of flossing on the river.
  33. 6 points
    I would like to make a Donation to Brian and Sam's Shag Party at this time. A fishing combo. St. Croix Tournament Elite 7' ML/F Rod Pflueger Patriarch Reel Browning Rod Travel Case to hold 6 rod and reel combos Tackle Bag.......Full of Tackle--Lures,Hooks,Baits,and many other surprises Plus a $250 Gift Certificate for D&R Sporting Goods Bernie
  34. 6 points
    Every one is entitled to their opinion. I read the article and the responses. I came to this. My fondest memories are fishing with my grandfather and dad. Made many new friends while fishing. Made this website because I like fishing. I like fishing. If you want to be a vegan, be a vegan. If you don't want to fish, don't fish. Do what ever you like so long as it doesn't affect me negatively. Roger
  35. 6 points
    Just private message what you want your name to be changed to and I'll change it. P.S. Glad your boy caught fish on the tubes I gave him. Roger
  36. 6 points
  37. 6 points
    Video of some of my Steelhead fishing the last 2 weeks.
  38. 6 points
    If there was complaining, I would say the post is ridiculous!! It doesn't seem like anybody is complaining anyways so far, but no one should be. The people who were fishing this pool were 16 and 17 year old kids... (one of which just got his G2 and a 'beater' truck to drive and go fishing). All three of these kids stayed up at one boy's house and got up at 5am excited because it was a PD day and they did not have to go to school... instead getting to fish all day. I have a three things to say: (1) People want the best pool, then they should get their A$$ up at 430am and beat everyone else to the river for the best run/spot.... otherwise too bad! (2) Kudos for this kids for having some actual ambition to do something productive and not sleeping in til noon, then playing on those stupid cell phones, or "gaming" on those loser boxes aka. x-box or whatever they are called now. OR... get drunk or smoking dope at some party the night before. (3) This is no different than fishing on a lake... if a boat is on a hump I want to fish... well then I go to the next one... plain and simple. So my opinion... fish where, when, and how long you want.
  39. 6 points
    ssshhh this is another subject that has to be spoken quietly , say the wrong thing and there's bass guys here that figure your trying to knock the cheese off their cracker and go ballistic. at one time it was 6 of any size and it was not that long ago. then it went to 13.78 inches until july 1st. I think that's when the population around here exploded and then it went to four of any size.
  40. 6 points
    I grabbed my old brown coat and went fishing.
  41. 6 points
    Applications NOW available at Dnr Sporting Goods!
  42. 6 points
    This was saterday. Really nice day out there
  43. 6 points
    I was out yesterday... rented a day hut with a few friends. The weather and fishing was closer to a late season outing than the end of January. The weather was nice. I took my jacket off once I arrived and only put it back on when it was time to board Gary's train - I call it a train because he was pulling three sleds behind his snow machine (as a side note, I am very impressed with Ski-Doo's Skandic). And we caught quite a few fish (50-60), with a good number of jumbos. We kept thirty-five for the frying pan. We had two feet of good clear ice beneath us, but there was a lot of slush on the way out. Again, I was quite impressed with the Skandic, it pulled those sleds full of people and gear through slush, snow drifts, and over the ridge. Gary has his huts near the island (9 miles out). It is quite a ride to get out there. But, I always enjoy the trip, and I have long wanted to fish near the island. In past years it sat there in the distance - on a few occasions I considered hoping on a snow machine (the times I had one out there) and riding out to it... just because. I am content now, having fished beside it. The trip, as usual, was excellent (thanks Gary). The weather was surprising (it actually rained a little), the fishing was good, and despite getting to Gary's way too early, he was his usual pleasant self - where I might not have been had someone come to my door more than an hour early. He was also very helpful - bringing us minnows when we nearly ran out, and being right on time with the ride back home. To paraphrase Arnold, I will definitely be back.
  44. 6 points
    Just a note of support from an old retired business owner .......the world would be a much better place if all of the people with all of the opinions ran it, wouldn't it? I'm hoping that a few friends got together and bought a beautiful recreation property. I'm hoping that they view it as a camp purchase and not a business entity! I'm hoping that they have a ton of fun with it and if the business side of it helps pay the mortgage then more power to them!! I'm hoping that those who are using their property go out of their way to help them succeed because if they succeed then in turn the customers will have fun! The fun starts when all of the people who threaten to make it fail by leaving, leave ! I assume they will have fun somewhere else! If it is, indeed fun, then many more like minded fun customers will want to join........" business plan 101 " Best wishes to the new owners and all the happy customers!
  45. 6 points
    Years past, All you ever read about is the on going costs that Gary would charge for using his property to gain access to the lake and maintaining the ice road. Now it's the new owners that are being "Bullied" through this post by some, around their costs for maintaining and offering the same service that Gary did. If Gary never got a buyer for "his" property and closed down, there would be "no access to the lake at all" from this location. Business is Business, like any other. The new owner is not going to invest in something that their not going to get a return on. He/she has to make money over and above all the out going bills that need to be paid and have some left over to live and get by. If they didn't they could try to sell the property again (MAYBE), or they just fold and close up. Again there would be "no access to the lake at all". It's the old adage, some people want something or everything for nothing. Wowwwwwwww! Get a life you free loaders.... Consider the owners putting their life on the line, getting the ice road started, and yes a life could have been lost with the Track Truck going through. Maybe say thank you to them. it just might make you feel better.
  46. 6 points
    I have never ice fished 'Shebs,' but in the spring and summer I usually do well... even in Lower Shebs. Try places, keep an eye on how and where people are fishing, and put in the time. Despite what some may say, the fish are there. On a side note, have you ever tried ice fishing loftquist lake?
  47. 6 points
    Hi, I took these pictures while fishing in my back yard on 16th May, 2015 here on Wabigoon lake in Dryden at 5:30 am.
  48. 6 points
    hello drifter i am not refering to people in general as retards 99.9 percent of the people that go out there are great its the .1 percent that go out and cause trouble by destroying things. i never put the trees out there this year because on several occasions they got destroyed the police and game wardens were notified everytime it happened and they said if i could prove who done it there would be charges such as willful distruction of safety equipment and willful endangerment that is why i posted that comment if it offended you in anyway im sorry i will go back to previous posting and change it
  49. 6 points
    I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The usual signs: if the phone rings and I answer, the caller hangs up; she goes out with the girls a lot. I try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home but I usually fall asleep. Anyway last night about midnight I hid in the garage behind my boat. When she came home she got out of someone's car buttoning her blouse, then she took her panties out of her purse and slipped them on. It was at that moment crouched behind the boat that I noticed a hairline crack in the outboard engine mounting bracket. Is that something I can fix with a weld or do I need to replace it?
  50. 5 points
    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.