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  1. Fishing World is very good particularly for Bass and Musky gear
  2. If you want a fully stocked tackle store in Canada you have to go all the way to Woodstock,Ontario. Angling Outfitters is always well stocked including with high end gear. I don't think Jocelyn is interested in an online presence but he has so much stuff it forms a cardboard rampart around the building It's filled with close outs he has sourced in the US. Most of it's old and it's cheap too. Stuff like Ugly Ducklings, Manns, etc. He has Japanese stuff, American stuff, Euro stuff and steelhead, walleye, bass, pike, and Musky stuff. I don't think he has much saltwater gear however so you have to outfit your Caribbean safari elsewhere. Definitly worth a detour if you are ever down that way
  3. Yes Hack. The launch is mint and the parking is massive. Most of the parking is taken up by dog walking latte drinkers but during the week almost no one is there. I've never seen shore anglers there but I used to catch Chinnies, Browns and Rainbows 20 feet from shore there in my Hobbie. If anyone watched Fish TV last weekend those guys absolutely slayed Chinnnies from a boat about 1/2 mile out from Center Island sometime in the summer. That's a short haul from Humber West. I would bet they were fishing in June or July for that area.
  4. I don't know what the latest info is but I used to launch for free at Humber West Park (Park and Lakeshore just west of Park off lakeshore Rd ).It is a great launch with minimal traffic during the week. I believe they charge for parking on weekends. It's close to the Toronto Islands and off the islands is where you want to be in July.
  5. I have thousands of dollars worth of Lucky Craft, Yozuri Jackal, Eco Gear, OSP, Rapala, Nories, and Evergreen lures They are excellent lures, with great actions and realistic quality paint jobs. If I could have only 1 lure it would be a BPS XPS floating Minnow in the 3 inch 1/4oz version. For me it catches Salmon, Steelies, walleye, Bass, Drum, Browns and Silver Bass as well as any of my Jap lures for a much cheaper price. I bet if I broke the lip off it would out fish my topwaters from Japan as well, lol. The 1/4 oz lure is called a floating minnow but it's a hybrid crank.minnow that IS a knockoff of a Saltwater Yozuri lure. I had the original Yozuris and never caught a single fish with them. Go figure For bigger stronger fish you do need to change out the hooks as they are pretty cheezy. I've caught Chinooks with the 4 inch jerkbait as well but it's not an allrounder like the 1/4oz lure. i do agree that a lot of BPS stuff is junk but that one lure is a winner at the highest level. Some of their super shallow cranks look ok too but I seldom get past my Storm Sub Wart in that category..
  6. That's usually the result when peer reviewed science comes up to dispute. The methodology, the participating scientist or researcher, the laboratory or country where the review was done. Lots of mitigating factors. One centimeter piece of gill removed. Was that a slice all the way up the gill (a very big piece) or was that a 1 centimeter square piece ( a much smaller piece more representative of a Musky hook) I would bet even the water temperature would be a factor, cold water , cold beverage, how exhausted the fish is and like they said the holding position of the fish The video shows the fish held in the water by the gill plate would a sling make a difference? Gord knows what he's talking about most of the time so I really don't know. Personally I can't stand soda of any kind but I do own a soda stream for water. Don't think I would take it fishing however
  7. Science. It's never finished. I would have bet Gord Pizer would be in the know but you can't argue against an actual experiment with controls. Now you would need a peer review to make it official until such time as someone else found out something different, and experimented with it, got it peer reviewed etc etc etc
  8. A few years back I bought 4 Pflueger Supreme spin reels for $68 each at a store. I recommended them to a friend the other day and he says they cost $214 at Cabelas now. They are nice reels...for the money at$68 or the regular price at that time of $99 . The Cabelas ones are XT's That was about a $10 additional cost when I got mine and I have one of those too. There is no functional difference except the XT was in a crappy colour (mustard gold). I live down the street from BPS in Niagara and a J13 there is $16.99, a big Williams Whitefish is $17.99 It's nuts I think a big part of it is the permissive corporate culture of merger/ acquisition/monopoly that is now allowed in our society. The holding company for BPS/Cabelas/ Tracker/ just took over Sportmans Wagrehouse adding another 110 big box stores to the kitty
  9. Well if I can only make $53K USD I'm not doing it, lol. The show I saw promised of $100K and I'm holding them to it.
  10. I saw a guide who I believe is a Muskies Canada executive show a new life saving technique for saving bleeders (of all species not just Muskie) When a fish is bleeding from the mouth or gills he pours carbonated water or soda down it's throat. It stops the bleeding, which he demonstrated on a fish he caught on the show. I'm betting carbonated water is better than soda but if that's all you've got then better soda than nothing since bleeding, particularly from the gills, is a 100% killer. I agree that you can't force guys to learn proper handling and if you want to get a punch in the face go down to the Whirlpool and criticize a local on handling Rainbow, Lakers Browns etc . It's shocking how they treat them but don't speak out or you will get in a punchup in a dangerous place. The club might have great intentions but they need membership and revenue to do what good things they do. If you look at clubs like St Catharines Fish and Game, or Credit Anglers or Trout Canada they all feature good and bad. SCF&G promote a catch and keep big fish trout tourney but also do some stocking, Credit Anglers does stream rehab, some stocking and educating but in my experience is made up of guys who stream fish with eggs a LOT of eggs. Metro East Anglers do the best stocking work in Ontario but they also promote catch and keep derbies . Conservation areas offer some great fishing on local impoundments , impoundments that measure out in acres yet they sell bait and some even have big fish derbies.... on bodies of water where boats with live wells are banned. It all revolves around $$ which for all these entities, is scarce. In addition there is, universally, a stubborn reliance on personal belief versus actual evidence based science. Where have we heard that before?
  11. I just saw this. A few years ago I watched a show on eels. They do migrate from the ocean into lakes and streams particularly in the Maritimes and northern states. There's a very lucrative industry in catching the small ones, keeping them alive and shipping them to Japan for aquaculture that grows them to maturity. Very similar to how tuna are caught small, penned and grown to maturity in the Med. The dollar numbers for the guys who caught them in streams and the guys who shipped them to Japan were 6 figures. VERY lucrative. Not sure if this is still going on but with that kind of $$ it might get fished out quickly. Speak of quirky ways to make money fishing it's possible to make a 6 figure income on the Columbia river catching Pikie Minnows and turning them in for a bounty. All you need is an Ugly Stick and a container of worms. Lots of hours too. Finally if you review Christmas dinner for British kings and queens you will always see some Lamprey pie as well as roast Swan on the menu
  12. Fall into the Niagara in the Glen with water levels and corresponding speed of flow at this time and that PFD will save squat. A floater suit might save you but again I doubt it. The truth is don't take children to the Niagara Glen or even Whirlpool in the winter. And in warm months stay away form the waters edge and wear proper hiking shoes. I have seen people hiking around the Niagara with plastic thong shoes to whom I point out that if they break a leg the rescue mission, which will incorporate a helicopter, will be VERY pricey. I'm told it's about $5K. I even saw a bible group from the USA down in the Glen were there were20+ tweeners (12-14 yrs old) in a group where the young boys were showing off to the young girls by jumping from rock to rock passing over the fast flowing water. When I voiced my anguish to the supervising adults they told me if a kid fell in it would be God's will Really it was scary the ignorance of adults tasked with supervising someone else's children on a field trip yet not recognizing that level of peril or abdicating their responsibility to "God's will" Personally when I go down there I wear size 13 ice running shoes which have imbedded tungsten cleats The cleats give better grip on bare rock, ice and to a limited extent algae covered rock. You still have to be really careful though and like cleated wading boots for some reason the cleat aspect of the shoes tires me out faster than felt or rubber bottoms
  13. In fising that is for sure the case. Even stalwarts like shimano offer deep discounts through preferred retailers when they're changing over to new models. it would not surprise me that they also use remaining old "new" stock in their own supply chain to lower the price of store shelf inventory in the retailers. This way they blow the old stock out with tail end wholesale inventory at their manufacturing cost lowering the wholesale cost to preferred retailers so they sell off the old gear but still profit from the transaction. It's a win win situation that I used myself when I worked for Planters Peanuts. We would drive around using a carload of inventory that allowed us to credit retailers for in store sales, damaged goods and priority shelf space and Instead of actual money from credit notes we distributed dry roast peanuts at our cost price. The whole effort made my 1978 Plymouth Fury drag it's tail down the road however.
  14. They really do have some expensive stuff I used to get some truly exceptional deals on rods at the store in Mississauga. That must have been the store with unpublicized sales. Now that store is closed and the store in Burlington looks like it should be closed but just has no inventory
  15. Sometimes Ganons in Oshawa has a good sale for Black Friday
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