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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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 🎣😎
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    I think you can expect to see a similar pattern emerge (where fish of the minimum size limit are harder to find)-regardless of where the MNR sets the minimum size limit-- especially in lakes that get heavy fishing pressure. It is pretty common for walleye to have boom and bust cycles where it appears that one or more year-classes are scarce in a particular lake. This phenomenon is generally thought to be caused by environmental conditions affecting the success rate of the spawn and subsequent survival of the fry. It seems to occur regardless of whether there are highly restrictive limits on minimum or maximum size allowed for harvest. That said, I have definitely noticed that catching 17-18" fish can be a bit more challenging in the northwestern Ontario lakes that I fish, but I've never noticed any problem with finding fish in the 15-16" range. Some of the lakes that I fish also have a "slot" limit that bans harvest of any fish in the 18-24" range and for those lakes I have noticed that we catch more fish that are 18-20"-- which I think is good as these are fish that should be left to ensure future breeding. I think an important consideration is what you are hoping to "get" when you go walleye fishing. Do you want to catch a trophy (whatever that means to you) and be able to take it home to mount on the wall? Do you want to catch a few fish to fry up for dinner? Do you want to have lots of catch-and-release action? Do you want to catch a large stringer of fish and get a picture that shows what a great angler you are? In my opinion, the Ontario walleye regs are a good blend in that they allow you to possess 2 (conservation license) or 4 (full license) and that should generally be enough to feed the angler and a couple of friends as well as bring home a trophy if that is what you are looking to do (although I would highly recommend releasing that trophy and getting a replica made if you really want to hang something on your wall) while at the same time the regs do a good job of protecting the breeding population from over-harvest by anglers.
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    Well il chime in cause I've been going steady about 2 times a week since may long, fishing in dog has been hit and miss one day it's great and the next it's off, athelstein has been really good, road in sucks 👎 Pretty slow going unless u want to rip something off the trailer, just got back from 5 days in nakina and well u couldn't keep them if u wanted up their 👍, been up to shabandwon and did okay in middle, fished a few other secret lakes did good even when the May fly hatch was on, so that's my walleye info for month happy fishing 🎣 !
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    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. Life is good! Here's a tip. Pinch the barbs on the trebles or remove one. 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.
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    Nice going Zack! Congrats! Can't really tell from the picture, did that fish have spots all the way across the tail from top to bottom? You might have a nice Coho there. AB
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    Congrats Zack. First of many!!
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    Caught my first salmon in my little 14 footer just outside breakwall about 7 am.
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    Annual Lake Nipigon trout derby held at High Hill Harbour north of Beardmore this past weekend 22 boats entered--about 80 fishermen total. Top 3 fish 29lbs, 28lbs and 27lbs Everyone seemed to be into fish but nothing over 30lbs entered
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    Post away, good to see some fish!
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    If the wood has already been cut by a logger and left behind do u still need a permit as ur not cutting down fresh wood but taken already harvested left behind wood ?????
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    BIG SMOKE

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    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
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    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
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    Yeah that's awesome I need to get a boat so bad gotta get off the bank congrats on a beautt pike
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    Jack Fish

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    Congratulations !
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    Roger Mayer

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    Luc Diotte and Pierre Lapointe Congrats guys! Roger
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    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.
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    Jealous that you are heading to White Otter, unfortunately I dont think I will make it there this summer as we just had our first child in June and have a trip planned to the west coast for August. Have a good trip!
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    Out tonight. One salmon 1 lakers.
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    It's fixed. I was up to north end of Black Sturgeon Lake today. Even with recent grading the road is still rough.
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    Its very unfortunate that it seems we have a system developed that seemingly regulates itself for the most part. They decide what they will insure and what they don't want to and leave you with two choices......pay massive amounts or run without. The sad part is law requires the coverage on public land and they know it. Its pretty sad when they will insure a machine capable of high speeds and not a machine that is a slow work horse like an argo or terra jet........I don't mean they won't offer coverage.....they only offer their required by law coverage through facility which has rates that many would not pay or afford. A very crooked system in many ways lmfao.