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#316141 Putting the 'sport' back into 'sportfishing'

Posted by Porkpie on 20 September 2014 - 11:56 AM

I too agree with a class just like hunting. Spending a weekend in a classroom learning the regs and proper fish handling if your releasing the fish and the class is not free 120 is how much the hunting course is if I remember correctly. And raising license prices to get more funding for the MNR to hire more CO's

No to this thanks. Folks, if your that bent about it, do what I do, and skip salmon fishing. I get eggs from harbour fish out of my boat late in late August. If you don't have access to a boat , then Cruise the cleaning stations from early to mid August. Plenty of skeins get tossed from charter boats. Jam is some of the best bait available anyhow, so you might as well take advantage of it. The salmon run has been a gong show for as long as I can remember, and you will tire of it after a few seasons. I pay enough in fees, there is no way I want to spend more to enjoy the simple sport of fishing, just because a few pricks can't behave themselves during the spawning run. Salmon aren't really a fish to be enjoyed in 3 feet if water anyway!
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#296068 Tournament east

Posted by Porkpie on 28 November 2013 - 06:13 AM

GB and huron tribs may have Deeper runs yes, require a bit more skill yes, sometimes. Sometimes it's like taking candy from a baby. I have fished just about every river on GB, Huron, and lake O north and south shore over the last 25. Steelhead are pretty much steelhead no matter where you catch em. My home rivers are GB and Huron, but frankly I don't believe that makes me a better steelheader. I enjoy fishing north shore lake O tribs just as much as I enjoy the geen. The fights are equally good, depending on weather and water temps. The only difference between the 2 is that you can end up with faster flows that the fish can use to their advantage on Huron/GB. One of my favorite creeks to fish is a tiny little north shore creek, and if the water is up I'd sooner fish there than the geen in perfect conditions, just because I enjoy it so much. The one piece of advice I would give any steelhead fisherman is to try not to trip over their EGO. You can learn something new every trip out, I know that I do!
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#291174 2nd Annual OFF Outing...Geen OCT. 24-27

Posted by Porkpie on 16 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

b/c of this forum, the "geen" is now a gong show, worst then bronte on a full run Saturday, was up there yesterday talked to a few people, all of them heard it was a good spot from this site.

(Naming Rivers: The naming of any specific river or tributary is not permitted in the publicly viewable general discussion forum. Instead, please refer to the river by the general area it is located, ie “East Trib”, “West Trib”, “GB (Georgian Bay) Trib”,)

this rule was completely forgotten or ignored when this "OFF trip" was started, or planed....

i find this very upsetting, and i have lost much respect for what the OFF forums were here for in the first place....

I got news for you man, the geen has been a gong show for over 20 years! Further, we used to get all the info on rivers the old fashioned way, with no Internet and just a phone and the buddy system to help us! And there where crowds then! If your really concerned, I suggest you go have a chat with the Chronz, because he is crowing from the treetops about all of the hard work of the ontario steelheaders, and the huge success of their stocking programs, and the fantastic returns. Not that I begrudge them that at all! But I guarantee that is doing more harm than this website! The geen is very well known these days, even south of the border, and it isn't because of OFF.
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#288955 Centerpin...need help with the setup...

Posted by Porkpie on 02 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

Skip the shot line, fish clear trilene XL 10LB, avoid an unnecessary headache, and stick with your main/swivel/ leader combo, and pound fish! Shot lines are a solution to a problem that doesn't exist!
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#287099 Custom Pin

Posted by Porkpie on 22 September 2013 - 09:21 PM

I like to think of trout fishing as "golf". You put on your best clothes (waders, vest, boots), you clean and shine up your best equipment (rod, reel). You basically go all out to have the best of the best, to look your best, even if its not an indicator of your performance

Your worrying about the wrong things my man! Some of the grubbiest bums I ever did run across have been some of the best fishermen! I like nice things as much as the next guy, and have some very expensive gear accumulated over many years, but I sure don't worry about what I'm wearing, or how fancy my rig is! I go out to enjoy myself, and maybe catch a few fish! Steelheading has become a swelled head fashion show, and I sometimes find it embarrassing as to how guys walk around with their noses in the air, and crapping on newbs and people with less experience. It's shamefull! If your fishing for fashion... Your in it for the wrong reasons!
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