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  1. NAW

    Oh dear

    looks like he just used the mooring ropes to tie the boat to the trailer. Not sure what those ropes are rated for.
  2. I may be wrong, but I don't think prospectors have a keel to keep them tracking straight. Your is a smooth bottom correct? The one I rented 2 years ago didn't have a keel, it would turn on a dim. A strong wind would cause it to turn right around when I was solo paddling it. That being said, an outboard on it might be a bit sketchy hanging off the side Hard to keep it straight, and very tippy. You might want to consider a pontoon for stability. I made a very simple motor mount for my springbok that I bolted right through the gunwales. Just using wood 2x4, with (3x) 10-24 bolts on each side. I ran a 4hp motor on it for a few trips, and it worked great. Mostly used it for the electric trolling motor though. I don't know what my top speed would have been. Pretty quick, but certainly not 18km/hr.. So my guess is that you will go pretty darn good with a 4hp on your canoe. My springbok is about 80lbs. The springbok is extremely stable, but with 4hp hanging off the side, it would rock right up on its side when empty and almost flip over. Your canoe will most likely roll over if you don't counter balance it. Good luck man, Post pics when you get it mounted!
  3. Thanks for the Report! Heading to the Moon Thursday for a 4 day paddling trip.
  4. I have had many people who I have no CLUE who they are PM me and ask me for info on 6-mile lake. Because they used the the OFC search feature, and found out I fish the lake a lot, and used to live on the lake. Does this happen to anyone else? Sometimes it's from seasoned forum members. But I h'ave had a few guys with single digit post counts asking me for detailed information. And they where not being very smooth about it... Those types don't get a reply..
  5. The Facebook fishing pages have really changed things around IMO. Maybe it's just me, but has this page not slowed down a little since that big wave of Facebook pages similar to 705 anglers, and the Simcoe pages started getting popular?
  6. That would have been quite the site to see OI..!! My kids are great! My oldest daughter is 12, and she has lost the desire to go fishing. But my two 6 year olds LOVE it. And they all love eating fish as well. So it's a win win!
  7. If you can get your hands on a canoe or kayak.. Pretty much every lake of decent size in this province will hold bass. Just pick one and giver! I can't help you with the shore fishing spots though.. Welcome on Ontario!
  8. Sounds like a great trip! I spent the first 4 years of my life in Pickle Lake. Would love to return for a fishing / hunting trip one day. My dad was the LCBO manager up there for 10 years..
  9. Thanks man! So will I!!
  10. I hope so!! Our last few times out have been slow. Small pan fish, but nothing to really get their (an my) blood pumping! Hopefully this will re-ignite the spark!
  11. These work great.... My buddy uses them, and he even has one for his 2 year old. Get them at MEC. https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5047-909/Original-Bug-Shirt?colour=NOC02&gclid=CLyr2bql3-ICFZe1wAodtgYB-w
  12. Hey everyone. It’s been a while since I posted a fishing report. Thought I would share a great family paddling trip I had this weekend. To be honest, I wasn’t even going to bring a rod on this trip. It’s our first time going on a family paddle this year, and when I rolled out of town, I didn’t even know what river we were going to hit. We decided to try a new river that I have never paddled before. There was a strong current and head wind, which made paddling my canoe with my 2 kids very hard, and slow. But we made it to a nice little spot to stop for a picnic, and well needed break. It looked like a fishy spot, so I took a cast. I caught 7 fish in my first 10 casts. My son Alex was my net man! And we had a blast. My wife saw the action, and came over for a few casts, and she tied in to a nice pike! When my daughter saw how much fun we were having, she decided to give a cast as well. She only took one cast…. 12lb pike! The smiles say it all! At the same time we were landing the pike, my son grabbed a rod and casted and caught a nice bass. His first time doing the entire process and catching a fish all by himself! All in, we caught about 15 fish in the hour we were there. And we brought 2 pike home to turn in to fish tacos!! The paddle back was full of smiles and fish stories, with the wind at our tail, and the current pushing us home. It could not have been a better day!! Really really good memories had by all!
  13. Some really nice fish right there!!!
  14. If I wasn't going to be on 6-mile all weekend, I would definetly come!! Dang it!!!
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