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#339399 New To Pike Fishing - Need Advice

Posted by Joel52 on 03 April 2017 - 06:53 AM

Just south of Timmins? You should be able to catch pike using hot dogs for bait up there... try a #2 Mepps silver tipped with half a worm and troll it slowly (as slow as you can) about 20-25' behind the motor in about 6-8' of water. With pike, always wait for the second hit to set the hook. chomp, chomp...

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#338835 Bucket List Trip

Posted by Joel52 on 21 February 2017 - 08:36 AM

What size boat do you have?

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#335611 Any one finance a boat from a private sale

Posted by Joel52 on 26 August 2016 - 06:59 AM

That term is easily found. Bass Pro has that term as well as other big dealerships across Ontario. I would advise if you want a boat and willing to go that far for a term, buy brand new. New wont break.

Never on a used boat private sale, not a chance. Unless the seller is willing to finance? Doesn't sound like that's possible here. I agree with you on the "new" - you also have a warranty that comes with new.

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#334850 Contacting OFF Admin.

Posted by Joel52 on 03 August 2016 - 08:08 AM

I don't know about the rest you guys and gals, but I learned a lot about catching fish by reading this thread... :cool: I've been a member of this forum for a while now, never seen anything quite like this.

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#334303 Does the rain improve fishing?

Posted by Joel52 on 08 July 2016 - 09:10 AM

I think an active barometer affects fishing. Usually changes in pressure mean changes in weather, rain or sun.

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#333681 Forks of the credit

Posted by Joel52 on 30 May 2016 - 07:32 AM

The locals up there really dislike sharing that section of river, and have for years lobbied to restrict access. There are even sections of river that are signed as private property. A few years ago I asked the ministry to remove the signs (all navigable waterways in Ontario are public) however I was told the banks and riverbed are privately owned so the signs stayed and trespassing laws are indeed enforced. Know where you are, respect the rules and regs and always ask permission to access certain areas. At one time TU had an agreement with local farmers for certain areas, but I haven't been up there for a couple of years now so not sure if that's still valid. The COs do patrol up there occasionally so make sure you're legal. You're better off taking your float and bag of roe below the Old Baseline Road, and leave the waters north of there to fly rods. Also, it's a no kill zone so all catch and release. Ouch to the ticket - that's an expensive outing!

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#298137 Phill Robertson !! What's your take on the issue

Posted by Joel52 on 28 December 2013 - 08:51 AM

He always was.

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#247531 Today's pike

Posted by Joel52 on 02 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

If planning on C&R, gilling a fish is a no no. Pike can be handled like any othet fish. One hand around the tail and the other supporting the belly. If you can reach to gill the fish you can reach to tail it.

Respectfully disagree - Pike & Musky are definitely different. Grabbing one of these by the tail first, especially larger ones can turn into an experience not soon forgotten. They're pretty resilient, and if handled properly as illustrated they'll survive no problem. (You're just handling by the gill plate)
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#247282 Today's pike

Posted by Joel52 on 01 November 2012 - 09:43 AM

As for landing it sooner, there was no bank and I had to reach into the water off the platform I was standing on and grab it (no net). I couldn't do that until the fish was fought out. I never use fluorocarbon leaders and I'm usually very quick to land a pike, bass, walleye or trout. This was an exception because I had to reach into the water off a platform and grab it.

The treble is in the exact same spot in the video as in the pics. The spoon itself has a lot of wiggle room because of the large split rink. I remember, because at one point I tried lifting the fish out of the water by the spoon.

I think I have been fairly clear on this. Please direct any further questions or criticisms to me via PM.

hmmm... looks like it's deeper in to me. In the dock picture it's buried. This one, not so much. Not trying to start something here, just sayin' is all. I've caught and handle a lot of Pike. Screen shot 2012-11-01 at 9.33.42 AM.png
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#247276 Today's pike

Posted by Joel52 on 01 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

so you weren't actually reeling while filming?

I think that's what happened from what I've read also. If you look at the video, the lure is not yet swallowed but as it was "played" out, the Pike being aggressive continued to swallow. Good lesson here - if the intent is release, get it out and back in the water quickly and if the fish shakes loose in the process, so be it. Nothing will happen that wasn't going to happen anyway. But if you keep it on the line as was the case here, little or no chance of live release without a bit of work, eh...
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#247258 Today's pike

Posted by Joel52 on 01 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Sometimes with Pike it's easier to lift open the gill, pull the hook out through that opening, take the lure off and close the swivel snap to pull empty back up through the mouth. Released many Pike using this method. With larger pike jaw spreaders work well also.
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#221611 Disguising backgrounds

Posted by Joel52 on 15 December 2011 - 09:23 AM

Posting a picture for anything other than a specific reason (species identification, unusual marks or deformities, ect...) is all about bragging - feeding your ego. Look how BIG my fish is! Then there are some that will do this to be socially accepted into an online community. In any case, when you post a picture, you cross a line (public display on the internet) inviting all kinds of responses, one of those being a deluge of anglers descending on your favorite spot. If you don't want to risk the opportunity, don't post the picture. Period. Personally, I couldn't care less if someone decided to try and catch fish where I've been successful. Our local angling opportunities face much bigger threats than a few hooligans with bad manners.
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#220406 VIP section

Posted by Joel52 on 29 November 2011 - 11:45 AM

Sounds like some sort of gimmick to me. Let me play devil's advocate - if those that belong are VIPs, where does that leave the rest of us? peons?
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#216535 Fish you've always wanted to catch?

Posted by Joel52 on 27 September 2011 - 08:45 AM

Aurora Trout. http://www.ontariotr...rora-trout.html
Outside Ontario, the "Grey Ghost of the Flats" commonly known as Bonefish (Cuba).
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