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Dave Bailey

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  • Birthday 05/20/1953

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  1. Filters should be banned. The health benefits are questionable, but the environmental impact is undeniable.
  2. Sorry about the late reply, I've been out of sorts lately. Here is a portion of the post, with photos. The plastic had hardened and really messed up the fish. The poster didn't even recognise them as plastics. "Hello angler friends I caught this a lake trout just outside of the park today and it had these 2 hard formations in it's stomach. Fish was 24 inches Flesh was pale and soft(mushy) It was also very skinny and didn't fight Did not eat it Have no idea what was wrong with it Thanks"
  3. So cold that I went outside to take a leak and had to back away from the icicle. Heard that on the CBC about 50 years ago, I think they were interviewing an old logger. Almost crapped my self laughing.
  4. The link below is on the Algonquin Park facebook page, and has me seriously rethinking my use of plastic baits. Worms are the only live bait allowed in provincial parks, and I may switch to them. I think it may be time for artificial baits that are biodegradable, perhaps a gelatin based material. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2222572231/permalink/10159697105577232/
  5. Finally splurged on something better than my Fuji CrappyCam. Read good reviews on the Canon EOS M50 MkII, so I picked one up. Then got a Sigma 18-300mm to go along with it, it's made for a full-frame Canon but and adapter makes it fit. Going at this slowly and gently to reduce the amount of swearing, so haven't taken a lot of pictures yet. 10 days camping in Algonquin afforded some measure of practise, and I'm pleased with the set-up, any screwups are probably mine alone.
  6. Title tells all, can't find any. Trying to get completely away from lead if possible.
  7. Thanks. Hang on to them for now, you ain't done yet! But I'll keep it in mind.
  8. Just off the shore or the pier. I thought that saltwater required special gear that could stand up to the corrosion. As far as what fish, I'm bad enough at targeting fresh water species, so I'll probably just chuck something in the water and hang on.
  9. I realise that the term might be self-contradictory, but I really don't want to blow too much money. Our son lives in Shediac, New Brunswick, and I would mind getting some fishing done whenever we get out there. Any suggestions?
  10. Close one! Have they found out yet what the actual problem was? Sounds like something you want to avoid a second time.
  11. A post like this brings it home. While some of us gripe about not being able to go camping, others have real problems. Condolences.
  12. One thing that I have often wondered about may be on the horizon; genetically based chemicals that target a specific gene sequence, unique to a species, and kill it. How close it is I cannot say, but on a recent chat with a skeptics group I chair, we had a biochemist PhD talking about various things, mostly related to COVID 19, and I asked him if the idea was possible. His reply was that there was work being done in that direction. So we may see a solution to that damned goby problem in the future, but I imagine there will be a lot of testing to be done before any of it can be put to use.
  13. Anyone planning to take advantage of the new 'catch and release only' bass season, open until May 10th? May be a dumb question, as I imagine most of us will. By doing so we'll be taking part in a scientific experiment, answering the question; will it impact the fishery or not? I'm close to Frenchman Bay, so I'll be getting the canoe out when possible.
  14. 16' Swift Prospector, kevlar fusion, 39 lbs.
  15. WOW! Where exactly is that, somewhere on Deep Bay Road, or Devil's Lake Road?
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