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#291547 bonjourno

Posted by SmackUm on 19 October 2013 - 03:54 PM

Anything from pike to perch. Favorite fish are steelhead.
Learned a good setup few years back, and been producing crazy amounts of fish out in the east creeks.
Baitcaster reel paired with MH rod, 30lb braid and spin-n-glo rig on the end of 10lb floro leader.

That sounds great usually FishingNoob asks this question but it's a good one...
Keeping it mixed up means more time on the water...
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#287236 Lil brooks and brown

Posted by SmackUm on 23 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

It was awesome. The ministry of the environment F'ed Up. They allowed some construction and river alterations to take place. The specks died out in 2 years seriously they were gone in 2 years, some Browns lasted a little longer maybe 5 years..
I used to be able to catch Specks 20 ft from my front door every day.

Yep that is sad... Hopefully things will change in the future and the urban fisheries will improve!
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#284705 Always killing

Posted by SmackUm on 11 September 2013 - 03:44 PM

Absolutely . You are well within your right to do as you please . I keep fish as well

Your talk is so cheap I'd like to air mail you to the Barren Lands.. I'm sure you would change a few principles & sleep with Maggie the 7mm magnum!

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#283588 Fall Fly In

Posted by SmackUm on 07 September 2013 - 12:17 PM

Thanks. I'll be sure to try it out. Wow, you learn something everyday.

Thanks it's a pretty good recipe which caramelizes the brown sugar & orange juice/zest making it like candy.
I try and get out tomorrow for stocked specks and post Mr. F. Noob.
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#282806 Cormorants and Seagulls in Hamilton

Posted by SmackUm on 04 September 2013 - 08:46 PM

It must be pretty cool to see that! Before, you guys kill em, save a few so I can train them to fish for me! :D http://en.wikipedia....rmorant_fishing

You have too admit that they are smart birds and everybody knows we are the most destructive species on earth... Our species has got those birds beat hands down in that regard!
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#273341 Paddle4Bass

Posted by SmackUm on 27 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

When a body catches fish like you do, they deserve congrats!


Sounds like a good filleting technique. I might try it.

Thanks FishingNoob I forgot to mention one last step feel down middle of the fillet as you would for a walleye or pike and remove the pin bones by making a v - type notch.

Usually I cut the fillets into 1 inch chunks so that I can further check for bones as I've had a bad experience in the past prior to using a coating & pan frying..

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#273334 Paddle4Bass

Posted by SmackUm on 27 June 2013 - 05:41 PM

Thanks... FishingNoob, Rower123 & Jazzy Jessome ...  I first gut the bass using a clamp board then kind of run my filleting knife down the back bone just tickling it, pull the fillet free while flicking the filleting knife around the rib cage to produce bone less/skin less bass fillets in one procedure...

This way my knife remains sharp longer, I get the job done quicker & with less effort sharpening... This method works really well with species that have thick ribs making it easier to fillet them...

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#273333 Paddle4Walleye

Posted by SmackUm on 27 June 2013 - 05:15 PM

Thanks... apz245, Dozzer, river55 & FishingNoob... Those are Fiddleheads like I saw in an earlier post from Dozzer... I've been meaning to try them for some time and they were fantastic with fish & chips... :)

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#272793 Paddle4Walleye

Posted by SmackUm on 17 June 2013 - 01:47 PM

nice pics man, thanks for the report! makes me want to get out on my canoe
do you mind sharing what you use for them from the canoe? I'm guessing you're not trolling

Actually I was trolling using a strip on spinner/ Little Joe Spinner/worm/minnow.. I buy the parts & make Little Joe Spinners/ Strip On Spinners myself using a wire bender it's pretty cheap when you buy the parts and make your own spinners..
Once I find fish I can drift or anchor in one spot like a river inlet/outlet or pocket/hole and use a slip bobber w/minnow/worm...
A fellow my family knows just past away he in his canoe with his dog & was not wearing his lifejacket apparently he has done this in the past and he trusted his dog...
He was a very carefull fellow of 78 years of age so this came as a big surprise as he usually commented on how careless the youth of today are...
I'd say always wear a life jacket when in a canoe no matter if you are alone or with someone else it's not worth your life!
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#270836 Hey im new here

Posted by SmackUm on 15 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

OFF is a nice respectfull site I think you will really like it Rob!

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#267074 Cag Fish-In

Posted by SmackUm on 03 April 2013 - 06:03 PM

That looks like a cool family fun fishing outing HC...... Thanks for sharing & please post pics of the big ones for those of us that can't make it. :cool:

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#266854 Carp Angling E-zine

Posted by SmackUm on 01 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

Fancy web site HC...I especially like the under water photo gallery! :)

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#263992 New to OFF :)

Posted by SmackUm on 04 March 2013 - 05:46 PM

Actually FishingNoob is both smart & funny! :)

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#254767 Merry Christmas

Posted by SmackUm on 27 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

Christmas gift from nature!

Merry Christmas & thanks for sharing a pic of a fish in it's natural element...water! :)
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#254300 Speck Trek 2

Posted by SmackUm on 23 December 2012 - 05:43 PM

Sweet buddy. I'm looking forward to trying ice fishin this year

I would look at sheer numbers and pressure to figure out where I'd have my best bet @ catching a 5-10lb Brook Trout would be my advise would be Nipigon District.
It may seem unsportsman like but following a hatchery truck full of 5-10lb brood stock about to be put into a stocked lake seems pretty fool proof! lol ;)
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