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  1. The Lower French. That's a disappointing result Jimmer. Personally love the French, and I'll scoot down to the Pickerel river: Ski in my avatar is from there. That stretch can be a tough fish and then sometimes someone flips the switch and it's on fire.
  2. Our situation on Canal is similar since the pike moved in. Walleye fishing dried up to pretty much non-existent (I think loss of spawning habitat and the inconsistent rise and fall of the water levels in the fall/spring is the likely culprit here). Musky were in there but were getting few and far in between - did produce some decent tigers. Still an awesome bass fishery - that has always been constant. They did some spraying years ago, but it got too costly for the cottage association and was a losing battle. Now the lake is choked by weeds early in the season. My feeling is the fish are there, just harder to get at with the plentiful growth to hide in.
  3. Awesome! Clean looking fish. Congrats on the PB
  4. Just this past labour day I was cleaning a few fish on the dock, dipped my hands and knife in the water to get some slime off and up swims a 20 pound snapper right under my hands. Had to check my appendages after that...
  5. It looks like what they call a pikeminnow. For us not a minnow or a pike but hey it's BC
  6. Nice clean restore. Beauty's all of them. My uncle has a 69 road runner sitting in his garage that was also his first car. Supposed to be his retirement project and now that he's retired he says he can't find the time the honey-do list gets longer and longer lol. Great job!
  7. My snowbird folks have a similar set-up, dock on an intercostal canal around Tampa. That lady fish is a good catch! Catfish are plentiful in the canals they'll pretty much eat anything. You can also get into some jacks which have great pull for their size. I target jacks with either a plain white zara spook or a plain silver spoon with a single siwash hook. I find the fishing there is most dependent on the tides, with high tide being the best and an hour on each side. If you find some areas where there is a good current during the high tide you can get into a mess of red fish and sea trout using shrimp under a popping cork bobber. I've also caught flounder using a simple bottom rig: small hook, 3-4 foot of leader, swivel and egg sinker. I usually go around Christmas so the grouper are out of season and moved out farther into the gulf. If you can get in a boat pretty much most structure you'll find holds grouper, sea bass and porgies. We'll set up up wind from the structure, anchor down, chum bag off the back and just cast shrimp or ballyhoo into the chum stream. We get a mixed bag of cobia, mangrove snapper, spanish mackerals, remoras, puffer fish and shark.
  8. Interesting...Thanks B (appreciate your input seeing as you're a laker whisperer). Ever try using laker roe? Anyone else ever use laker roe fishing for other salmonoids?
  9. Thanks Porkpie, appreciate it! These were definitely loose eggs.
  10. Great action film. Thanks as always!
  11. Had one last kick at the laker can this weekend on a small lake in the Huntsville area. Off and on showers and a slow bite saw us taking breaks from down-rigging to going for smallies in sheltered bays. All the smallies had what I called black-dot parasites, consumable and not harmful if cooked properly but I wouldn't eat it; the fins and skin were covered in these tiny black dots. All we're released for another days fun. Back on the troll, we got into some decent lakers (for that small lake - can't hold a candle to the brutes on Simcoe some of our members here are netting). Lakers were eating a gold Williams, 75 feet behind the ball down 25-40 feet in 80-100 fow. Kept two for the pan, beautiful clean flesh. One was LOADED with eggs. I saved them in a regular ziplock in the fridge for now but was thinking about tying some bags for rainbows or salmon but I';m a newbie at that. Any tips for preserving these eggs? How long can they sit in my fridge untreated in a bag? Suitable for rainbows and salmon? Tight lines fellas, Reef
  12. Good call, can't go wrong with a stradic. Bought the Nasci earlier this year and also very impressed.
  13. Should still be in the summer pattern. I was up there this weekend and the leaves aren't even starting to change and the water was still warm enough. Moon Basin out to the Bay still is holding big smallies out on deeper humps. Unless there's a cold snap can't seeing it change in a few weeks time. Put in on Three-legged lake for a day to change it up, man that lake is full of dinks....lots of them. Didn't catch anything over two pounds but caught lots. Marked big lakers and saw a boat down-rigging for them that got one to the net. Didn't bring the riggers and my jigging technique apparently isn't that refined lol couldn't entice one to go.
  14. Very cool. Had a loon chase my spinner bait once. Man, those things are absolute rockets underwater.
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