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  1. Post a fishing 🎣 funny! Let's start the week on the right foot!
  2. A good reason I suppose to keep Bronte open for business so people don't crowd other piers! Make a rule of 10 feet apart and instill litter rules and regs or something for the piers...I mean it's not rocket science is it? ....or simply shut all the piers down and cause fisherman anarachy! πŸ˜†
  3. Thanks for the insightful reply bud! Quite interesting.....Appreciate it!
  4. It's rather humorous as I came upon this article in the Oakville Beaver just as I was thinking of reviving my youth a little and hittin up good ol' Bronte pier as I grew up in Oakville spending numerous hours washing lures and more importantly spending quality time with buddies there! What's most comical is that the pier is home to the Bronte Fisherman's Memorial which recognizes the significance of fishing in the history of Bronte yet even with that namesake there administering $300 fines for those who wish to take in one of our cherished pastimes! Somethin else! Guess I'll just stay put in my safe little bubble on my couch and dream of better days! πŸ˜„ 'Ridiculous': Fishing bans in Oakville have local anglers surprised and outraged | InsideHalton.com https://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/10137101--ridiculous-fishing-bans-in-oakville-have-local-anglers-surprised-and-outraged/ Bronte’s Fishing Era Commercial fishing in Bronte thrived in the later part of the 19th century, after trade in wheat and lumber through Bronte Harbour, built in 1856, dwindled to nothing as a result of the completion of the Grand Trunk Railway and falling export prices. Bronte fishermen were a rugged, hard-working group who set out daily in unprotected open boats in good weather and bad, summer and winter, sometimes risking or sacrificing their lives to earn a living from the herring, lake trout, whitefish and ciscoes that they cleaned at the dock, packed in ice and shipped to markets in Toronto, Hamilton and New York City
  5. Woman attacked by Muskie in northwestern Ontario lake | Toronto Sun https://torontosun.com/news/provincial/woman-attacked-by-muskie-in-northwestern-ontario-lake This article doesn't terribly surprise me as Muskies can be crazy aggressive if there on the hunt for something! I have seen a musky take a duckling off the top of the water before and have heard stories of small dogs going missing from time to time but to go at someone's calf is a whole new one for me! Only sense I can make of it is perhaps the muskie mistook the backside of her calf as a wounded fish's belly ripe for the taking!
  6. Thanks for posting the photo...I was having problems doing so. Nasty lookin thing eh!
  7. A fishing crew off the coast of Florida was shocked to find among their shrimp a rare bottom-dwelling monster known as a goblin shark.Not much is known about the prehistoric-looking species beyond the fact that it is hideously ugly, with a protruding toothy jaw hidden beneath an elongated, pointed snout.Fisherman Carl Moore told the Houston Chronicle he didn't even know what the 18-foot-long, bright-pink creature was when it dropped out of the shrimp net and began writhing on the deck."I didn't get the tape measure out because that thing's got some wicked teeth -- they could do some damage," he said.An expert from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said it was just the second time a goblin shark has turned up in the Gulf of Mexico.And it's still out there: The shrimpers snapped photos with their cellphones and released the beast.
  8. A fishing crew off the coast of Florida was shocked to find among their shrimp a rare bottom-dwelling monster known as a goblin shark.Not much is known about the prehistoric-looking species beyond the fact that it is hideously ugly, with a protruding toothy jaw hidden beneath an elongated, pointed snout.Fisherman Carl Moore told the Houston Chronicle he didn't even know what the 18-foot-long, bright-pink creature was when it dropped out of the shrimp net and began writhing on the deck."I didn't get the tape measure out because that thing's got some wicked teeth -- they could do some damage," he said.An expert from the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration said it was just the second time a goblin shark has turned up in the Gulf of Mexico.And it's still out there: The shrimpers snapped photos with their cellphones and released the beast.
  9. Hey fellow fishing enthusiasts! Just curious if anyone can be of any help in relation to my boat dash issue on my Rinker 265 Fiesta Vee. I attempted to recover it myself only to find out how tedious of a job that it is to pull off. I made an honest attempt to recover it only for it to turn out to look like a bad Christmas wrapping job! Any ideas or people I can be put into touch with that would recover a dash in the greater Toronto area preferably or any ideas on the matter. The dash itself is a hard gaged plastic material which is kind of aged and cracked under the existing grey covering that was originally on it. Im not sure if I can take that existing mould and get it coated with something or not and go from there or what I should do at this point. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  10. Get a load of this~! Priceless~! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-L-GYHAipHQ
  11. Thanks for all the feedback... ...it's cool this thread kept civil....just was curious to see how everyone felt about state of things....I guess some people and companies in fact benefit from an economic slowdown while others take a hit....theres always a positive side even to down turns I suppose but in the whole big picture and scheme of things I just hope that some of the clowns that run and control this country and it's economic turmoils and turbulences do the right thing for the better of the country~!
  12. I totally agree...I don't mean to come across as people capitalizing on the whole fear of it all but to simply give share on this forum and give a heads up to those on the board to save face in trying times is all as I am now heading to work and getting something done instead of harping on how bad things could get before they could potentially for me by surfin the net and not being productive enough....just trying to look out for myself and the other good guys out there which are the members of this board is all. I say better to deal now then have regrets later~! One last link to those air Canada workers that may be employed on the board....I wish you all the best in finding employment or for that matter not having to be laid off for too long but it is flight attendants that got the hit so I would like to hope that hasn't effected any guys on the board although it could have very well effected there wife's or family members~! This I don't know~! http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/457794 I know this is a touchy subject but I'm trying to tread lightly and hope others follow suite to replies on this thread. All the best, Ken
  13. I hate to sound like such a pessimist but what are you doing to prepare yourself for the ever so inevitable economy sinking into the ground? I guess its good to be one up on it versus waiting too long and having it bite ya in the rear end and versus how the govt handles themselves usually too late with the global warming crisis, the war and also by raising gas and oil prices to double the amount in a matter of a year or so when they could have done it slowly over the past 30 years or however long it may have been....now jobs are being taken away and everyone's paying for it....how are you going to safeguard yourselves? Me personally im trying to get my business in check and grab a hold of a couple new vending accounts if possible before it becomes to hard to and time manage my days at work so I dont need to make any unessessary trips when I dont have to...to save on fuel....and thank god I sold my house this past year because I feel sorry for those who are or could have already eventually lost there jobs only to watch what equity they have in there homes get eaten up by the lack lustre slide in the economy~! Just my 2 cents....hate to rant but it's good to gaurd yourself while ya can and I would just like to see the hard workin fishermen out there do the same is all~! Let's come up with ides as a brotherhood and save what we can while we can to save face in these trying times for eachothers sake~!
  14. You seize to amaze Lew....another job well done~!
  15. Hat's off to the good ol' Ontario fisherman steppin up to the plate~! http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/449503 A struggling male deer was spotted in Lake Ontario by a charter boat on June 25, 2008. Angler John Ozolins and a friend towed it to safety by its antlers.
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