I make a bit less than you but I'd be more than willing to pay double every year for my fishing license. $25 is way too low a cost to keep out the dbags who ruin it for everybody else. You pay more for taking the family out for some fast food one time than you do annually on your license.
Hell an extra 25 a year if they spent all that extra money on actually enforcing the rules... after a few years the rule-breakers would be forced out or into deep hiding. Always watching over their shoulders for the next CO. I personally have NEVER run into a CO once in my life. I'm not out every day but 40-50 times a year for the last 12 years sure seems like I should have at least seen one.
Pretty sure you can use it in America it works US here so I'd assume vice versa... but with the value of the dollar right now might not be your smartest bet.
I got so many gift cards the last 3 years I saved them up and got a trolling motor, battery and charger this summer. Best part was the $100 US card which I got when the dollars were on par but spent when it was worth $130 CAD
I think if anyone sees situations like this, toss the fish back in the water. Even if they are dead. Wait til the guy turns away or rebaits his hook and throw it all back.
You wont get any hate around here because anybody I've seen on this forum who keeps fish do so legally and within their limits. Also all fish I've heard being kept round here were "morally" acceptable as well, ie... not a 6 inch, 5 ounce bass.
Another good idea is to call the MNR right beside them than start taking pictures of them, the fish and their gear up close. Follow them back to their car and get pics of their car and license plate.
Staffman - Do you sit on your front porch and shake your fist at the neighborhood kids?
That was a bullshit statement that if both parents work the kids will have no respect for others. Welcome to the 21st century where often both parents CHOOSE and are not FORCED to work. It takes all of 5 minutes a day to teach your children respect and values. Some parents just don't care and it isn't because they work.
From what I heard most of the MNR officers are contracted. They might be obsorbed into the OPP. Funds are low from what their reasoning is. Not too sure how serious that is though.
I can't remember where I found it though after reading this maybe someone knows what I'm talking about and can link or reference it.
I remember seeing a breakdown of what the MNR does with angling and hunting fees and believe it or not the amount spent paying for full time officers to patrol was 5% (DON'T QUOTE ME ON IT, MY BEST RECOLLECTION). I think without increasing the general fees for all of us they would have to massively review and adjust their budget to get more officers on the ground. I for one wouldn't mind an annual $2 increase if 100% of the funds were spent on increasing patrolling.
Started out with a worm on a jig, early in the AM and hit some action right away
Followed by a few more smaller ones, I then switched onto a small floating rapala when I saw them all breaching and hit another few decent ones
Switched to the hula popper and got one real fast followed up by an incredible hit. I didn't realize I was caught on a lily pad before I set the hook I yank back and *snap* goodbye favorite popper
Went back to the worm for another few casts as I was angry about losing my favorite popper and got a hit the second it touched the water. I barely saw it as I was about to take my picture. A GIANT hook, I mean like a 2 inch hook with a half inch barb sticking out of his belly. I kept him out an extra minute to perform a brief surgery, wiggled the hook loose let him go and he took off. Hopefully makes it.
Well that must have gained me some fish karma because I strapped on another hula and I was pulling them out non-stop
And the best ending to the day? The reason for this post. Luck of the cast I got it back! Long post but it was a great day out on the local waters yesterday.
I would cover costs if someone wants to bring their boat to MB, meet me there Sunday. No motors allowed, so I'll do all the rowing/paddling if that is what it takes... I have many years canoeing experience so I'd even go for a canoe and you don't have to worry about me tipping you over.
I want to try MB, but haven't had too much success from shore there in the past, this is what triggered my post.
Not opposed to an alternative location if one were to be suggested also, but I only want to target pike.
If all else fails I'll probably just try experimenting a few other spots from shore but thought it wouldn't hurt to see if someone out there has a boat and wants some company.
For what its worth, I've caught many a carp but they are a nuisance. I 100% agree that they invade and destroy the ecosystem of any body of water they inhabit.
Just because they are a good fight doesn't make them a good sportfish. They grow so darn fast too that it is hard for natural big game predators like pike to actually control their population. I've never seen a carp I liked and if I had my way I'd eliminate every darn species of carp from every body of water in North America