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  1. As many of you probably know, Frenchman's bay had a beach on the west side from which people would launch their boats. It was the last affordable access to Lake Ontario in all of the GTA for all of us who did not amass or inherit wealth. It was also a nice, somewhat still looking wild and natural place where I (and many others I would encounter there) would be able to go to and decompress, escape the pervasive urban stress we have to endure. All of this was closed for 2 years. During this time the place was completely devastated, urbanized and made to look like an ordinary downtown place, and all access to the boat launch was closed. I would like to fight this and am asking for help from those of you who care also. Please suggest ideas on what we could do. Your help would be much appreciated.
  2. Has anyone else than us witnessed the same problem?



    pan fish disappearing?

    Are pan fish disappearing? We have been fishing in lakes around Toronto (East) for the last 20 years. (Scugog, Rice, Sturgeon, Balsam, Simcoe, Chemong...etc...) and have noticed a dramatic decrease in the number of fish we catch each time. Many times this year we haven't caught anything at all, not even a bite, which was impossible even 5 years ago. In particular, pan-fish seem to have practically disappeared, particularly Bluegills and Pumkinseeds, somewhat less Perch and Rock Bass. (We used to try to avoid catching them in the past). But also Pike in Lake Simcoe seem to have vanished, and same for Walleye in Balsam. LM Bass in Chemong/Buckhorn are now much smaller, and dramatically fewer. Rice lake seems to have become altogether fishless. Even the rivers flowing into Lake Ontario seem to have sharply reduced fish populations, for example Bullheads and Minnows in the spring, not to mention many other species we sometimes caught that seem to be completely gone (Smelt, Eels, Cohos, Drums... etc.). Are we the only ones witnessing this? (In which case I wonder why, given we have not changed much in the way we fish).