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#324737 Fly Fishing Trip... epic

Posted by GoodenTight on 12 June 2015 - 09:08 AM

Ive been on the pin for the last half dozen years now and I have just recently joined the dark side. I spun up a box full of caddis, mayfly and price nymphs, some hendrickson spinners, and a buggers and hopped in my car with a buddy and pointed it straight to Lake Placid. We stayed at the Hungry Trout resort and had the head guide booked for the first day.


What an experience.


First off. The water was unreal. tones of white water, tones of boulders. Rocks everywhere.  AFter two full days I was 10 for about 20 and of that, 5 were on the dry and 5 were on the nymph. 7 browns and 3 rainbows. Nothing "epic", fish around 16 inches. I did lose one that was 24" it was a BEAST and I was simply unprepared for the strike. Ill get him next time.























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#324567 Pike Fishing Question

Posted by FishFinder17 on 04 June 2015 - 10:06 AM

Thanks for all of the tips guys. Much appreciated!


I'm happy to share that I caught my first fish of 2015 last weekend!


We got up to the cottage on Wednesday night and immediately hit the water. I was up fishing the previous weekend and water temps were in the mid 50s. Well after 3-4 days of warm weather surface temps were up to the low 70s! We came up empty handed on the first night with the exception of a few OOS bass but went right back out the next morning. We were throwing everything from top water chug bugs, to husky jerks, and jointed x-raps with no real luck. I ended up switching to 5" Yamamoto senko worms rigged with a band on a single hook. After three casts I pulled in a 34" pike to start the season off! Slow presentation was critical and clearly we weren't slow enough with out hard baits. It was our only fish from the weekend that was worth talking about...half the battle was avoiding the bass. They were hitting EVERYTHING in the shallow back bays. Caught a 8" bass on a 5" jake....crazy stuff but I'll take it as a good sign leading up to third saturday in June.




Thanks again for all of the help. I'm heading back up tomorrow for the weekend and hoping for something bigger!





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#324333 Pike Action Video

Posted by kickisasssebas on 21 May 2015 - 11:57 PM

...Trout guys...you will never release a fish properly enough for a trout fisherman :razz:




If theres one guy that cares about releasing fish healthy it's me. I don't over fight the fish on thin line. and depending there they get hooked. if it's just in the lip and Im over fairly deep water pike and bass will just get chuck back in a safe height. usually by the gunnel of my boat.



If on the other end the fish is hook deep or fought to long or had couple treble hook. most the time I put them in the livewell in season with some product that help them recover.


You can't please anyone and when I see those guys in the river fighting a fish for 10-15 minutes when it's trying to spawn....I shake my head at them....so them telling me I didn't handle them well...I laugh it off.

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#324119 Ticket for pictures of out of season catch

Posted by Dave Bailey on 15 May 2015 - 01:24 PM

May as well just have a video camera rolling. That way if you get an incidental OOS catch (hey, it happens), everyone can not only see it, but also see you returning it to the water immediately. You get to brag and look good all at once.

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#324102 Ticket for pictures of out of season catch

Posted by Shmogley on 15 May 2015 - 07:57 AM

this is kind of cool. ive seen quite a few zone16 bass photos creeping around recently 

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#324172 High Park - Conservation Officer

Posted by DitchWizard on 17 May 2015 - 06:00 PM

I got checked a bunch of times this winter but not since I was on the ice. One day they walked a km onto georgian bay to check the two of us fishing in a -35 windchill

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#324031 High Park - Conservation Officer

Posted by fenwickfisher on 13 May 2015 - 06:06 AM

Have not seen one officer in two years on one of the smaller east tribs...not sure why these smaller tribs get overlooked its been a gong show this year worse than usual and not to mention the garbage people leave behind absolutely disgusting!! Could really use some help organizing some kind of cleanup if anybody is interested you could gain somewhere to fish if you didn't already know about it and helping fish habitat and the environment isn't so bad is it?
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#317830 Mountsberg

Posted by Diana Danger on 10 October 2014 - 03:10 PM

Haha, I put the trolling motor battery in the wine box, those "benches" are used as tables (could be used as a bench but support is needed underneath). There are so many things you can do with the boat, check out YouTube!
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#318764 Lake St Clair Musky Action

Posted by Nick Evans on 29 October 2014 - 10:35 PM

If you are targeting musky where a conservation limit is 0 then you require a sport fishing license.

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#323907 Massive Schools of Perch - Underwater VIDEO

Posted by TheFishFinders.TV on 08 May 2015 - 10:14 PM

This video shows some of the massive perch schools we followed on Lake Simcoe on May 7, 2015.


All of the footage was taken in shallow water (6 to 10 feet) in the Sibbalds Point area and the schools had good mixes of jumbos and juveniles.


Some good sized smallies were also seen in and around the perch schools.


Hope you enjoy!


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#323968 Fishing Spots

Posted by PUMP KNOWS on 11 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

Explore Tommy Thompson Park

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#323959 It's all downhill from here...

Posted by NADO on 11 May 2015 - 09:45 AM

I'm hooked, one fish is all it took. Is the fight ever different on the soft water, it's like they've been injecting anabolics since March!


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#323899 2015 Run

Posted by NaturehasIT on 08 May 2015 - 06:33 PM

its not that there's no fish, rather fishing in general this spring has been slower then normal. I've had a few great days this spring that rival any other year. but the day to day is definitely slower all around.

its been very little rain and many cloudless warmer then seasonal days. there is still fresh chrome trickling in but at a very slow rate. up north is a different story ;)

u got it right my friend. still some fishing left to have this spring. all we need is a decent rain and fish gonna be hitting all over like crazy. hang in there.  :cool:  :cool:

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#323874 First time fishing around the Islands....any tips?

Posted by Shmogley on 07 May 2015 - 06:55 PM

work it real slow around all the structures. fish are still a bit lethargic according to some buds putting in work out there. with all this heat i doubt it will stay that way for long though ;)

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Posted by PUMP KNOWS on 16 March 2015 - 11:54 AM

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