A little late....but better late than never. Go Pro footage to come soon. Lost count of how many hooked and landed fish, epic opener again. But I am looking for new spots next year, its too easy lol, not fun anymore
Posted by fishing89
on 31 December 2013 - 09:04 AM
yeah watch out for the ice. I went a few years ago in February and it was impossible to get a cast past the GIANT ice blocks floating and slush. With the recent on and off temps I'd say its the same there now.
Posted by fishing89
on 29 November 2013 - 04:33 PM
Milk generally is not "good" for humans, especially after a certain age (25+). The fats and proteins that are in cow milk specifically are not meant to be processed by humans, and can cause, overtime damage or build up of "harmful" deposits. Now this does not go for everything, as people are very different...however, drinking milk my the litre is definitely not recommended...as it is low on the Ph scale (acidic) , thus casuing a rukus in your stomach.
The amount of crap in our food these days is UNREAL !....if only we actually knew. That is why my house is only organic everything...its been like that for well over 10 years. I havn't stepped inside a mcdonalds in over 8 years, and eat extremely healthy and concious.
However, I still think that based on these results, consuming a 12inch rainbow is probably more good than bad for you. And I can with 100% certainty say much better for you than those 3 foot long farm raised salmon.
As a russian, I can tell you that YES, it is true (unfortunately) that we can be ruthless assholes when it comes to nature and fishing. It makes me extremely angry when I see my own people behave like savages when it comes to free salmon. To be honest though, when I first came here 15 years ago,we were the same ( I was also very young to care lol ). But by being TOLD by others around us that we cannot do certain things here in Canada when it comes to fishing, made us learn very quickly the laws and regulations. From our first few experiences, we bought licenses, and followed the regs soon as we were properly informed as to what they were, and more importantly, the huge penalties they can carry.
I have fished since I was 5 years old, and in Canada since I came here 15 years ago....and I have seen many, many of the mentioned ethnicity doing the very same things we were doing when we first came and heard that salmon are just piling up in the rivers. However, I think that because of my nature, I respect the fish and environment, I stopped that behavior years and years ago.
I think that racial profiling on the forums is not good, but inevitable. Also, having lived in Russia for 9 years, Its an ENTIRELY different mentality and enforcement when it comes to wildlife. While there are officers just like the MNR, there are "laws"....99% of the "anglers" do not care and do not follow those laws simply beacause there is LACK of enforcement, and the corruption is rampant.
If you can bribe your way out of hitting an innocent 5year old girl because you were driving extremely drunk...and make it her family's fault (true story, was on the national news in Russia and happens very often)...well then let me tell you no one gives two F***S about a fish.
Sadly, some people carry that mentality over with them when they come here, and I think that is just WRONG and makes my blood boil...but unless we educate them and more importantly FINE them ( I honestly dont know any snagger that will care if the MNR makes them feel "bad" for the fish that was going to die anyways) but they will certainly care about having their equipment repossessed, and a large fine.
Posted by fishing89
on 27 September 2013 - 08:00 PM
did you SEE the salmon in the place where you were casting?
Also, I used to be a strong believer in "salmon are idiots" and will not care about set up, bait or any of that fancy stuff like the trout do...boy was I wrong. I hooked over 40 salmon since start of September by changing up my setup to the usual "trout" version.
10lb mono mainline
8lb fluro leader
tiny size 12 hook
bead with either roe or anything "salmon" colors such as yellow, chartreuse, orange... will do WONDERFUL!
the float and weight set up is also very important, since salmon are not feeding once in spawn mode, you want to piss them off so they bite out of reaction to protect.
So youd have to make sure the bait is hitting them in the face, or in the general area. Anything drifting too high or sideways will not be productive, at least in my experience with salmon.
Setting up your split shots and using the correct float size (I use 3.5grams to 4grams on smaller east rivers) and the correct depth will guarantee fish!
Posted by fishing89
on 22 September 2013 - 11:40 PM
oh no, dont get me wrong, Im not saying it SHOULD be about fashion or that I do it for those reasons.
I was just equating the gear that we wear to golfers who look forward to putting on THEIR best gear ( not meaning a $700 rod and $500 reel) but whatever they have and value. For example, I dont have simms, or a king pin or islander reel, but I do have decent "starter" gear and I look forward to wearing it every time I go out. I think you should enjoy what your wearing and what your fishing with because for me, thats also part of the experience.
I HATE though, when people look down on others because they have "crappy" gear. I started fishing when I was 5, came to Canada at 9 years old and been fishing here ever since with my dad. We didnt come with much, and certainly are not rich right now. We started with canadian tire gear and valued every hook and sinker we had because it was expensive. Now that I have a decent job, paid off university...I can allow myself to have the things I always wanted but never allowed myself...and that makes me enjoy the decent gear that I have so far accumulated. But because I know where I came from and knowing that having $1000 gear doesnt give you any better chance of catching a fish than the guy with $100 gear, I never, ever look down on anyone that has "cheap" stuff.
Yesterday I went exploring the way, way north of a popular river in search of resident brooks and bows. I had passed by a deep pool that I always wanted to fish before, but never had gear on me.
Took my pin and 9'6 rod with some #0 spinners.
Nothing big, just creek chub (I think thats what they were?) But they were STEADY! Soon as my spinner hit the water it would be swarmed with 100 little chubs. I switched between drifting float with worms and spinners...same result.
Getting bored after exploring up and down of the river ( although picked up some gooood sports for future salmon and rainbow runs ) I tried to follow the river further up north in search of better fishing...
I took a wrong turn, that ended up being the best wrong turn I have ever taken!!! I pulled up to make a U-turn and noticed a TINY pond...It looked at first as if it went on longer, so I got out of the car to explore....It turned out that it did not go any further...but...once I looked at the water...I wet my pants.
After just 30 minutes, I had landed 10 Bass on a tiny trout spinner at this RANDOM small pond that hold these monster fish. I mean...the pond was literally as big as a swimming pool (Olympic size) But all you could see was Bass EVERYWHERE!