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  1. Got out last weekend for a day of Musky fishing with a buddy. On the Pickerel river east of 69. No Musky seen or caught. The water was as high as we have ever seen it. Stark contrast to only a few months ago when it was the lowest we have ever seen it. A little bit of snow and a lot of wind off and on all day. Buddy caught a total surprise of a male Salmon on his larger Jake/Grandma style bait while trolling. About a 6-8lber. No gut to speak of. Probably been in the river, not eating and moving up for a month. Not a full boot yet but, definitely getting there. More shoe than boot. Seemed late for him too. First one for us in that area. New technique for river males? They are always nipping and pushing and jockeying with other males/fish for position. Size up to the 10" baits. Cheers, Mark
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    Where to donate used tackle

    TackleShare program with OFAH?
  3. Nicely done sir! She's a beaut! Cheers, Mark
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    Owl season has started

    Cool spot. Nice SW!
  5. Came across this. https://www.newsweek.com/mouth-injuries-hooks-make-hard-eat-1163203
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    Tell me something my graph didn't show

    Cormorants factor into Baitfish numbers at all?
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    Inflatable Life Jackets

    Falling and hitting your head on the way out is but one example. What if a "personal watercraft", out of control boat or some drunk, inattentive cruiser hits you. Can happen in an instance, like being rapidly swamped (like the shared story), with little time to find, let alone put on a PFD. Always wear one.
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    REST IN PEACE KEVIN BFSC

    So sad. https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/09/11/body-found-in-pickering-believed-to-be-that-of-missing-toronto-boater-kevin-wong.html Condolences to all who cared for him
  9. Birds have been found dead or dying at Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park. (Home to North Americas largest breeding colony with around 14,500 breeding pairs and between 60,000-70,000 individuals). https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cormorants-toronto-disease-1.4795873
  10. I guess you could wait for Trombley's next sale and see if they are included. Have seen a few go on the 2nd market for $60. Even one in the states at Goodwill for $29usd. Apparently there are differences in quality too. Earlier versions having metal hook holders (newer ones are plastic?) And Rapala now has 6 foot versions. Did find this from Amazon. Also, they have Rivers Edge lures for around $60 but, out of stock. https://www.amazon.ca/Rapala-Original-Floater-Giant-Tiger/dp/B001NXC7VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533766450&sr=8-1&keywords=giant+lure Cheers, Mark
  11. I have used it. Just a quick pass until the leaves have briefly withered is all it takes. They will completely shrivel away within days. It does nothing for the seeds still remaining in the gravel so, you will still have to do it over again throughout the season. Good thing you know a fireman, as it can be dicey during current drought-like conditions or on windy days (especially if there is leaked oil,etc.). I have done it right after it has rained. Have you salted your driveway? That should help make it less hospitable for growth. All the best, Mark
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    Esox Lucius, a week chasing big pike.

    Nicely done Bill! Thanks for posting
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    KickingFrog and Son in Outdoor Canada mag.

    Was the magazine. Blurb with it said it was submitted by your brother. Cheers
  14. In the July/August Adventure Special 2018 edition of Outdoor Canada, a picture of Kickingfrog and his Son with his son's Smallmouth is highlighted. It can be found on p. 14 Wtg Rob! Cheers, Mark
  15. Napa has Seafoam on for $7.99 again for the month of June. Cheers, Mark
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