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#339036 A trip to Niagara Falls

Posted by salmotrutta on 11 March 2017 - 10:56 AM

Spam bot fer sure.


What is puzzling (I actually clicked the link) is a Rhode Island address for a Niagara Falls tour? Don't care to give it more than a glance so maybe there is an explanation in the nitty gritty details. 

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#338618 Advice on hand help temp probe

Posted by salmotrutta on 27 January 2017 - 08:21 PM

Still thinking spambot lol


Spambots have feelings too, or at least they purport to

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#337983 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by salmotrutta on 15 December 2016 - 02:43 PM

Crazy!  Show me how you have your fish finder set up? Looks like the Lowrance ice kit. Do you dangle the transducer off the side>? Seem so simple compared to my set up. 


Even simpler, it's the one that comes with the portable fish finder. It comes with a suction mount. Just stick it on the bottom of the board and go. It plugs right into the unit. (I put the slack under the unit to keep it out of the way, the cord is much longer than needed for a SUP.) 


I have a Humminbird. Funny that I used to dangle my ice ducer off the side, that's like buying a snow shovel and plowing with the handle. I think I bought the unit initially for ice fishing, and forgot that there was a perfectly good portable transducer sitting in the box.



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#337752 Just a teaser...for now

Posted by salmotrutta on 24 November 2016 - 11:15 PM

Wow, I have matching underwear for almost all of those pics!


Umm, I mean, can't wait for the report!

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#334910 Contacting OFF Admin.

Posted by salmotrutta on 03 August 2016 - 09:52 PM

You're not going to like what I just gave you xD


That's what she said

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#334051 Salmon and Trout Identification

Posted by salmotrutta on 22 June 2016 - 03:49 PM

I have a picture of what is either a speckled trout or....possibly a baby Atlantic salmon...I can't figure it out. Anybody know?

100% Salmo Trutta (brown trout)


Fyi Speckled trout = Brook trout (which aren't really trout), and browns are speckled but aren't called that (confused yet?)

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#333789 is this a chain pickerel (caught in Toronto)

Posted by salmotrutta on 06 June 2016 - 07:50 PM

Well this one has me confused..


Here's pics of a Skootamatta R. pike, reason I post these, is to show that not all pike have the same patterns.


Having said that, scanning through many of my pike photos, most pike do seem to have similar patterns.


I've never knowingly caught a chain pickerel, so don't have much experience to take a guess at what exactly you caught there.


Did you try sending the pic to the MNR?



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#330673 Where can I buy largemouth bass in the GTA?

Posted by salmotrutta on 19 February 2016 - 09:16 PM

You can't buy largemouth bass, alive or dead. They're game fish, and it is illegal to buy or sell them.


Read the regs.



He is talking about buying farmed bass which is 100% legal.



There are areas in Northern Ontario where the Bass season is open all year long. The problem is you need an extension for your auger and probably mother nature to co operate. Good luck on what ever you are doing.


An extension this year? Maybe at the Arctic?


The only thing you need to extend to go ice fishing this year, is your life insurance plan. 

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#330644 Where can I buy largemouth bass in the GTA?

Posted by salmotrutta on 19 February 2016 - 02:08 AM

Have seen them at T&T in the summer. I think the sign said "Big Mouth Bass"?


Every largemouth bass pic I've ever posted was actually bought in store..sadly I can't actually fish  :cry:

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#329493 Brook Trout Barrie Region

Posted by salmotrutta on 01 January 2016 - 02:36 PM

Winter is a good time for scouting streams for the upcoming season. If you find a stream that's running, while everything else is frozen, it's likely spring fed and where brook trout live.


It's beautiful (and tantalizing) to see little streams running in the midst of snow and ice everywhere else.

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#328373 Shot line.

Posted by salmotrutta on 19 November 2015 - 12:26 AM

Was out yesterday at one of my favourite tribs. Running a bit late but it didn't matter no one around. Get to my first pool and someone had me beat, no problem we say our good mornings and how great the weather is and the no crowd bonus etc. Now its a small pool that holds fish perfect for one guy but two can fish it no problem(drifting).I'm ready to move on and buddy says you can fish here if you want, I thanked him and set my self up. We were both drifting roe with no success , I change to a pinkie and got a few shakers (no skunk). He goes to pink worm with no luck then goes to a bead (peach colour) and bang fish on. Nice fight but it broke off. He ties up again a few drifts and a nice female.I put on a bead and couldn't get a hit. I adjusted my length added weight to my leader did a few more adjustments but NADA. I couldn't understand why this guy beside me was on fish number 5 with two already laded (CPR). He shared his secret with me. It was called using a Shot line. Something I knew of but never used. I'm a believer now, thanks to a stranger on the river.


So many factors. This was one day, one pool. IMO you cannot extrapolate these results to other pools, days, water conditions, seasons, etc.


I've outfished everyone around me using cheap spoons on some days, catching a half dozen steelhead while watching everyone else get skunked. The other anglers were using roe, beads, etc and chumming like crazy.


But at the same river, in different conditions but at the same time of year, roe could be very productive and the spoon could catch nothing. 


What I am thinking is that whatever was different about his presentation (and there are many factors, including some subtle ones we can't even think of), it wasn't necessarily going to outfish your presentation under different circumstances. 


How deep was the pool? Maybe he was drifting lower or higher in the water column, and the fish were favouring that depth. 

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#325553 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by salmotrutta on 18 July 2015 - 12:54 PM

Nice Paul, I would call that a trophy for sure, at least for the resident trout waters I normally fish

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#324159 Mmm dinner

Posted by salmotrutta on 16 May 2015 - 10:58 PM

Very nice, looks tasty. 


I don't know which zone you were in but if 17, just an fyi in case you weren't aware, there is a slot size for walleye. 


Of course on that fish, you could always rip the end of the tail off and say a pike must have bit its tail off, and now it's within the slot :) 

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#317227 Fall Run byTodd Moen

Posted by salmotrutta on 02 October 2014 - 11:41 PM

These types of vids don't do much for me. I'd rather see an amateur video of a plain clothed angler hook and land a nice fish, especially from local waters. 


Admittedly I just skimmed through it. I did hear him say something about the "teamwork" aspect of fishing, and that he "couldn't do it without someone there helping me". Fishing in solitude is something I enjoy as much or more than with company. So I have to disagree with him. 


I always like a good quality video of migrating trout, swimming, jumping up waterfalls, spawning. 


Definitely some purty footage in there though. Would have liked to have seen more fish and less fly gear. 

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#316173 Putting the 'sport' back into 'sportfishing'

Posted by salmotrutta on 20 September 2014 - 08:16 PM

I think there's a widespread misconception out there that salmon don't bite once upriver. 


Agreed. Very similar to steelhead, in that when they're not spooked and fresh run, they'll hit like crazy. Wrong bait, or wrong presentation/time of day etc, and you won't get any bites.


Think of the countless people that don't even get a single bite day after day when steelheading in the Spring. The steelies do bite in the Spring, but several factors will determine whether you get any or not, and it takes experience to figure out how to leverage those factors in your favour to consistently catch them. 

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