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BowSlayer

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#334642 Road trip

Posted by BowSlayer on 01 August 2016 - 08:12 AM

equiptment and tackle: money goes to the merchant
license: money goes to the province, hopefully goes to mnr
Insurance:money goes to insurance companies
gas: money goes to oil companies
if you're fortunate enough to own a boat, launch and parking fees go to the town/city

of all of this, maybe part of a $27 license fee per YEAR goes to supporting mnr. i've seen a CO on the river once, one time thats it, and its pathetic, its not wonder we have all these issues here with snagging, gutting, over fishing.

for comparison, if you wish to fish private sections, you enter into the draw, $100 per day, otherwise, you can fish a public section, you get checked regularly by a CO. and its only for the Atlantic salmon. whats not to benefit? you lose a little money for the PRIVILEGE to fish. If you don't want to pay for it, guess what, you don't get to fish that species.

We have those rules for hunting, small games license, duck license, turkey license, goose license, moose tags, deer tags, bear tags, elk tags, sheep tags. once you fill your tags, you're done for the year on that species.

We as fisherman have it easy and EXTREMELY low cost compared with hunters.

I hope to heck this never happens, $100 a day for the privellage to fish is a little fee?! I dont know about you but I could think of a thousand better ways to spend my money than to enter some silly draw for a right we already have, you are saying you want that right taken away? Maybe there would be less people on the river but let me tell you something, there are rich slobs around too! Also to add, yes hunting is more expensivebut most hunt for food, so in reality you are paying for food but also getting enjoyment out of it, where as fishing you just pay for enjoyment as not even close to everyone keeps their catch and many release.
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#327855 West Trib boot sighting

Posted by BowSlayer on 30 October 2015 - 01:22 PM

Salmon are stupid lol, they just keep going against the current until they no longer can and while you will only see major runs in rivers where they are stocked, there will also be a few trying to get into any creek they can.
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#327296 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by BowSlayer on 05 October 2015 - 03:42 PM

Managed a couple browns last night and a coho, lost a giant steel and a million boots getting in the way lol. IMG_20151005_023308_01_zpstxkop20n.jpg IMG_20151005_023309_01_zpstigrgzan.jpgIMG_20151005_023311_01_zps5ylobh8d.jpg
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#322221 The Ultimate Photo Thread

Posted by BowSlayer on 23 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

Nice fish guys! I managed to get out for steel as well, did quite well compared to the 15 other guys who skunked out! uploadfromtaptalk1427147732242.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1427147773396.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1427147795858.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1427147817970.jpg !uploadfromtaptalk1427147714678.jpg
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#309841 Algonquin Park Fishing

Posted by BowSlayer on 08 June 2014 - 11:20 PM

6 is way too light for tea lake, go at least 8.


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#307636 Another small stream report? Yup!

Posted by BowSlayer on 12 May 2014 - 09:59 PM

good stuff man, good to hear you finally got a chance to fish that rod! I hit a pond near my place that has huge stocked specks, lost a fish over 3 pounds and watched my float dance around in the water with the fish on the other end, you have no idea how pi$$y you can get watching that! Also got to test out my new bike, got one some nice jumps in the trail, scared the crap out of some people walking, lol. Fortunately i got my float back after the fish hit again, yes thats right i blew it the 2nd time too, lol (set the hook too early) but i casted hundreds of times and managed to get it back, my bud and myself then decided to hit the tiny creek flowing into the pond and got a few tiny specks, (compared to what I'm used to) and called it a day, will be back to hit the pond and get my 5 dollar jig back later this week, lol. Some pics:IMG_20140510_180946_zpsb4548598.jpg[/URLIMG_20140510_180350_zps06e7a43c.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/IMG_20140510_180953_zps6d2e6367.jpg.html]IMG_20140510_180953_zps6d2e6367.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/IMG_20140512_181130_zpsf559efdc.jpg.html]IMG_20140512_181130_zpsf559efdc.jpg[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/IMG_20140510_180301_zps9c1426fb.jpg.html]IMG_20140510_180301_zps9c1426fb.jpg


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#300440 Big Bay Point

Posted by BowSlayer on 31 January 2014 - 09:51 PM

not really the fish are all over the place, more people on the kemp side then on the main lake side but i actually have more luck on the main lake side, theres a parking at the end of the road, its usually full by 6 am, so everyone else just parks on the road.


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#300429 Big Bay Point

Posted by BowSlayer on 31 January 2014 - 07:28 PM

the government dock is residents only, I'm pretty sure you can still park off big bay point rd though. 


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#300004 Quick and easy floats for carp

Posted by BowSlayer on 25 January 2014 - 10:16 PM

yep, make them all the time, those stems off of goose feathers work great too, great for fish that bite light, not just carp.


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#298398 BBP, BP, Line 2 Anyone???

Posted by BowSlayer on 01 January 2014 - 11:44 PM

lol, thanks man, i heard both bp and line 2 had tons of people out today, I'm gonna try line 2 in the morning, then i might head to haliburton, to meet up with a board member.


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#297407 2013/14 Ice Fishing Photo Thread

Posted by BowSlayer on 13 December 2013 - 11:28 PM

sorry if the specks bother anyone, but winter is fish killing season, lol.


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#297406 2013/14 Ice Fishing Photo Thread

Posted by BowSlayer on 13 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

too much to post, but ill post a few most recent ones.... photo-84_zpsb86245f7.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/529668_338915716169372_1934641188_n_zps2450e338.jpg.html]529668_338915716169372_1934641188_n_zps2[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/1382323_577038545690420_1775003726_n_zps883484d0.jpg.html]1382323_577038545690420_1775003726_n_zps[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-70_zps0a01c683.jpg.html]photo-70_zps0a01c683.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-11_zps7291197d.jpg.html]photo-11_zps7291197d.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-4_zps7f500050.jpg.html]photo-4_zps7f500050.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-4_zps7f50005[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-2_zps8dd0ec4b.jpg.html]photo-2_zps8dd0ec4b.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-1_zpsd221bb0b.jpg.html]photo-1_zpsd221bb0b.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-89_zps272177d4.jpg.html]photo-89_zps272177d4.jpg[/URL[URL=http://s879.photobucket.com/user/rainbow256/media/photo-86_zps0667af09.jpg.html]photo-86_zps0667af09.jpg


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#297370 Cheap centerpin Reel for $35 from Ukraine

Posted by BowSlayer on 13 December 2013 - 06:24 PM

fly reel is a very simple system, it is a one way clutch, meaning the spool wouldn't spin freely, a cp with a drag it spins one way and drag the other way.


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#295773 Tournament east

Posted by BowSlayer on 25 November 2013 - 04:43 PM

The fact is your pissed that 40 local guys converged on a500 meter stretch of river for a catch and release tournament but what's the difference if it's 100 people fishing a 500 meter stretch or a 5 km stretch of river !!! Lest say in the confinds of the 500m they all catch 1 fish each as for the fish being spooked and the pressure where as dispersed in a 5k area they would go 5-6 each !!! Your trying to tell us that more guys in one small part of the river is doing more harm than if they were spread out !! Fact is most of them were going to be fishing and catching fish whether it was a tournament or not

And to say that those who fish the east art poachers is very insulting to seasoned vets that like to fish small water !!! I like small water myself for the thrill of landing a psychotic silver bullet chasing it ip and down the river that is harder yo do that in a large river that there is no worry of having to chase it

ya, a big river like the been gets about 10x more fish then the little puddle they were fishing in, i don't even know to laugh or to cry when i see 20 guys standing in one small pool, with one small steelie in it trying to get upstream and spawn, trying to hammer that little steelie, it doesn't bite after about 20 drifts, you would think they would leave right? but NO, they keep drifting, to the point where the hook is passing the mouth half a cm away! if you think this is normal you are either 1: not an experienced steel header, or 2: just plain crazy! in the g-bay tribs the fish has the whole river to run, it makes long runs, high jumps, a steelie in an eastern ditch what can it do? theres like 20 gys covering its path upstream, another 10 guys downstream it has nothing to do other then try to jump and swim in circles around the one tiny pool, hoping for the best, i don't know how you people can consider this normal, the runs the east tribs get aren't even half the size of the g-bay runs! face it, fishing smaller rivers is much easier, fishing a big g-bay trib you gotta know your stuff there! at a g-bay trib anyone who know how to drift roe properly will catch if there are fish, at an eastern ditch maybe one person will catch and its a 50/50 wether he flossed it or it willingly took the bait, witch i doubt. you have to understand these fish, they see very well without the clear water and low water, IF YOU SEE A STEELHEAD IT 100% SEES YOU! steelhead almost never bite when they see something un-natural, if smell or not a right colour of roe can stop them from hitting, don't you think 20 people hovering above it will definently stop it?! if you want to fish normally try fishing a g-bay trib then try fishing an eastern ditch, then if you tell me that you like east more, then there is something wrong with you, lol. To those of you who are limited to only eastern tribs, i know the feeling, you may think that eastern ditches are fun, but they are shallow gin-clear rivers, with poor pressured fish, that can barely make it up, due to all the guys targeting one little scrappy steelie! Ounce you fish a g-bay trib with fish in it, its like opening up a whole new world!, lol


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#295598 Tournament east

Posted by BowSlayer on 24 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

you're right Rainbow, BUT, you forgot one little thing, right now the steelhead are fresh, they are very careful, they have roe, I'm almost positive that some of the fish caught will die before spawning, due to being, improperly released, now in the spring the trout are spawned out, they aren't very careful, its not rare to spot a dying trout, its not rare to find them swimming near you, when you are in your waders, they are much less careful, they've already seen everything, they don't get spooked easily, due to the fact they've been in the river for a while and got used to it, in the fall, already careful steelhead, turn into even more careful steelhead, the same fish get caught over and over again and they start getting stressed out, ounce they get stressed out, they start losing fat, the more fat they loose, the less chance they have of surviving and getting to spawning grounds, kind of like salmon ounce entering the river, they loose fat, or as some people call it "slime" they start getting darker and more and more tired, you can see this, when you catch a steelhead, take your hand and just rub it across the fish, most likely this time of year it will be very slimy and oily, now do the same in the spring, it will most likely be almost dry, not oily at all, if they loose too much before they spawn they won't make it, fighting stresses out fish and makes them loose fat, coming up strong currents also does, people touching the fish or placing it on shore also does, so yes this "tournament" will affect, them much more in the fall then in the spring.


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