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  1. Not yet, was kinda wondering if they were going to get around to it...
  2. Yeah I think your right - there seems to be a lot of hammer handles (and some a bit bigger - had a couple 24" pike as well so far). Its a convenient spot being across the road more or less and good cover on windy days but I might have to get off my *ss and toss the yak on the rook and drive down to the actual lake. Thanks for all the feedback everyone, I'll update if I find anything else worth posting.
  3. Testing out embedding photos. This is the decent fish so far: Aha, it worked! For those of you using google photos this page helped a lot: https://sites.google.com/site/picasaresources/Home/Picasa-FAQ/google-photos-1/how-to/how-to-get-a-direct-link-to-an-image
  4. Yep - black mud bottom everywhere, deepest is maybe 5' in the middle of the channel leading into the marsh proper but more like 3' in the pads. The back half of the pads is pretty full of grass and other assorted weeds with occasional holes, near the one side there's more open water under the pads and thats where I've been concentrating with frogs. Looks like google maps has upgraded our area - here's a good idea of what I mean: So I launch in the "lake/pond" side and go down the channel to the right into the miles of pads. So far all of my fish have been in the channel, mostly where it joins the lake/pond.
  5. Well got out for a couple hours today between errands (why are "vacations" at the cottage always full of work to do?). Tried focusing on the more open water - the mouth of the channel and down the channel a bit going slow using a senko and a chatter bait. Other than a couple little nibbles on the senko (local bluegills etc I'd assume) it was quiet. Then switched back to a white/chartreuse spinner bait with colorado blades and got 4 pike in about 20 minutes (one 24" the other three were snot rockets). So the spinner bait is staying tied on (its also responsible for all of the bass including one decent one). So after 3 days of a couple hours each day the only sure thing is the one spot I expected: the mouths of the canals as the enter/exit the "pond/lake". Still no idea about the acres of pads but at least there's been no skunks.
  6. That sounds like fun - keep meaning to try fly fishing, maybe this is an excuse though I'm not sure a kayak is the best learning platform. And yeah there's duck hunters here every year - they love the marsh, my wife isn't so sure about the gunshots going off
  7. In the channel and pond its about 5' deep and there are some open patches in the real marshy stuff thats about the same depth. The biggest problem is that there really doesn't appear to be any moving water in the marshy bits so I think IronMaker might be right that the stagnant water with the heat this time of year just isn't able to hold fish. The open water takes about 30 minutes to totally cover which I do with a spinner bait (with some success) but other than that I'm kind of guessing. Going to go out this morning with: 1) Spinner bait (or maybe chatterbait) 2) Senko 3) Texas rigged lizard with a bullet weight 4) Frog - gotta keep trying, so much fun if there's anything under there.
  8. Thanks guys, I think your onto something with the finesse approaches - I was going to try a senko tomorrow, hadn't thought of the slip bobber but yeah that could be a great idea (with the kayak its hard to do any kind of stationary fishing but the float would fix that). Any other thoughts?
  9. Hey everyone. I've got a place where I can walk my kayak down the road and into a marsh. I've been fishing it a couple days now with some success but not loads so I thought I'd see what the experts think. As an aside - anyone know how to post photos from google photos? The preview is fine but when I post it says "You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community". Until I figure that out please refer to this link for photos: https://goo.gl/photos/1ioxAB3xUUBhvfmDA So here's the scoop - its a full out marsh but they county has dug out a small pond and a channel about 1/2 way to the lake proper. The channel is about 15' wide and the sides are standard reeds (5-6' hight) with an undercut, waters about 4-5' deep mid channel: That then opens up into a giant marsh of lilly pads, weeds and grass. Its a mile long and a 1/2 mile wide and frank I have no idea where to even begin. I've been tossing frogs all over the place trying to focus where there's open water under the pads and near by but there's really no current to speak of. The nice thing is that I have the place to myself - the boats can't get in here and I know there's fish - got one nice largie and a couple dinks plus a pike but those were all in the deeper water tossing spinner baits (where the dug out pond goes into the channel). So if you were in my boat (or my kayak I suppose) - what would you be trying? Looking forward to the ideas. Sean
  10. Well I figure they'll help with the mice . Seriously other than the terrible stink the let loose if you frighten/touch them they're harmless so I'm ok with them being down there (its a 150 your old farmhouse - critters come with the deed of ownership). Of course if they make their way up to the bedrooms there may be an issue.
  11. They take up residence in my cellar in the fall when they're bedding down for the winter (our place is just off the marsh). Gotta admit it was quite a shock to move a paint can and find 3 snakes on the shelf. Then a big guy warming on a radiator pipe. Here's a couple videos and pics https://goo.gl/photos/xzLSfhfAUmXcx7hV6
  12. Damn thanks Rob. Guess thats the downside with the 3 year license - forget to check it. Sure enough I'm down to 27 days!
  13. I've been on XploreNet in the bay of quinte region for a couple months now. No 4g on my tower yet (its a dish pointed at a tower really) but apparently this one is getting upgraded in May. That said I'm getting enough speed for netflix and streamed the Jays playoff games but just barely (usually around 3Mbps downstream, cap of 250G). Using it for streaming audio, all the various phones/tablets etc (typing this up on it) and I'm happy so far but its only the weekends I'm at the cottage and only a couple months in so I can't speak to anything long term.
  14. Third vote for the shad raps. Jointed especially (perch and shad colorus)
  15. Was out on Rice from 8-1 Saturday with nothing but a couple out of season bass and some pesky perch. Didnt see a lot of catching going on but I only hit a couple spots so certainly not the whole story (though those spots have never failed in May before).
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