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  1. Post a fishing ๐ŸŽฃ 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! ๐Ÿ˜†
  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! ๐Ÿ˜„ '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/ Bronteโ€™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.
  16. 844-Pound Shark Caught Off Florida DESTIN, Florida (Oct. 14) - Six friends went to a fishing tournament looking to catch some grouper. They caught an 844-pound shark instead. Photo Gallery: Huge Creatures William Hatfield, Northwest Florida Daily / AP Mako Shark: An 11-foot shark hangs from the scales at the Destin Fishing Rodeo in Destin, Fla., Saturday. After it was gutted, the 844-pounder still weighed 638 pounds, breaking the tournament's record by 338 pounds. The fight by Adlee Bruner and friends to pull the 11-foot mako shark onto the boat from the Gulf of Mexico took more than an hour on Saturday. But when they made it back to land, it was a record for the decades-old Destin Fishing Rodeo. "It was tense," Bruner, 47, said about the fight to land the shark, which has a mouthful of huge, fearsome teeth. "I've fished for 40 years. I've never see one that big." Bruner and his fishing buddies were on a 52-foot charter boat with Capt. Robert Hill, about 70 miles southwest of this beach city in northwestern Florida. The fishermen first noticed the big mako because it kept eating grouper and scamp they had hooked. "It was like 'Jaws,"' Hill said. Hill hooked a 2-foot amberine on as bait and tossed it out. The shark eventually hit it. After the long fight, the shark was gaffed and eventually gave up after its tail was roped. But even then, the men could not get the big shark in the boat. They tied it to the stern with three ropes and made the four-hour trip back to land. The shark was hoisted at the rodeo before a big crowd. It tipped the scale at 844.4 pounds. After it was gutted, the mako still weighed 638 pounds, breaking the tournament's previous shark division record by 338 pounds. Uhmmmmm you can keep the ocean thanks~! lol~! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQHOaXPp4IE
  17. A article posted in todays Toronto Star in regards to Asian fisherman being harassed for fishing certain areas. http://www.thestar.com/News/article/261933 "It was like a tiger attacking a goat," Wang says "Recent media reports about "nippertipping" โ€“ or attacks on Asian fishermen"
  18. Good thing this guy didnt get hooked eh...I got a hook in the back last year...that was bad enough...never mind the face...funny though even still~! http://www.break.com/index/dock-tackle-revenge.html
  19. I think I'll stick to a rod and real myself...call me crazy~! lol
  20. I guess this is one way to catch a fish...strange but effective in this case~! lol http://www.whoneedstelevision.com/?video_id=15386&pg=1
  21. "A triploid is a stocked fish that has been shocked with warm water sometime during the development period. This causes the fish to become sterile and devote all its energy into growth and not into reproduction. Landing this fish is a huge accomplishment but it still is an artificial "engineered" fish and really should not count as a record. If you force fed a fish in an aquarium would they count that. I really think the record books should address this." I completely and utterly agree on this quote~! Aside from the fact that it's a monster it doesn't deserve record book status~!
  22. So true Jer....just all their business affiliates down that ladder could then benefit as they did. It's hard to set up a business and grow it and make it successful. It's easy however at that point to purchase off whomever you want for all your products, services, and supplies that makes your business run successfully. I for example buy from and support family and friends and close acquaintances...I'm only assuming they will do the exact same thing...perhaps not yet...cause that's part of there whole scheming ingenious plan and when they do get in that big of a power position to do so without us being able to do much about it but watch they will do it, hands down...that I promise~! If my vending business grew to such a degree and my cousin opened a wholesaler local to me do you honestly think i'm going to support my cousin or do you think i'm going to keep buying off the wholesaler I have used up until that point You assumed right I would choose my cousin in a heart beat Or an even smarter approach would be to open my very own wholesaler because at that point I would own a huge portion of my existing business to then employ my family, friends, and/or acquaintances~! Bottom line here is....fact of reality the Chinese are taking over strong and fast...so as far as I'm concerned if you work for or supply Ford or Chevrolet and something isn't done like insanely quick about this current situation you have better have wished you strap on your best padded hockey pants cause when the Chinese finally pull the carpet from under your skate's these highly priced jobs at these North American lack lustre companies you or someone you know is gonna hurt more then just their tailbones~! I guess at this point it's just something we all have to come to terms with....sad reality~!
  23. I'm likely getting way ahead of myself now....imagine that eh but the simple fact that there are no union's organized in these Japanese automotive plants keeps there employee's wages high enough and happy enough to work there...who on earth is to say that when the poop really hits the fan and at least one or two of the three American based companies goes down the drain that these companies like Toyota and Honda are at that point untouchable and won't have your happy go lucky jobs for you and replaced by there own ethnicity citizens of Canada hence the lack of job security set up through a union~? but given that there probably smart enough not to do such a thing but grow all the trickle down business's at that point with us only pointing fingers at each other for all the mistakes we made~!
  24. Seeking54 mentioned......."We are now seeing how the big 3 have fallen behind in the car market and we will be reminded again in 5 years when it happens to the truck market." I somehow think this may be little too late as well after seeing the Toyota Tundra advertisement right on the OFC site and it looks to me to be a pretty sharp looking truck. We probably thought we had the truck market cornered and that they would never even try to touch it but they have once again went that little step forward by making once again another vehicle look that touch more modern with there name backing the product. I will even admit that I for one base my purchase alot on looks buying a Chrysler Dodge Grand Caravan well knowing their history of bad tranny's but thought at the time it was American made and had the looks going for it. My guess is they have cornered the car and sport ute market now...I bet they will come up with an even sharper mini van next to out do ours. http://www.toyotatundra.ca/thenewtundra_e.html# I know I'm not helping the cause much but I just found it to be awfully ironic that this advert was posted on this site which is perfectly fine but raises my concerns even more to the now possibly vulnerable truck market. I guess one of my biggest concerns to me at this point is down the road sooner then later when these imports completely corner the whole automotive market will they then import a vast greater number of parts from abroad ...while along that route more and more jobs are lost here....or are there strict regulations on this type of practice? I mean even the states has set up shop in Mexico only for there own American citizens to suffer and lose jobs...how sick is that....or in time will those same foreign companies simply set up shop here and hire us for a small fraction of what we may be making right now and as I have mentioned before the trickle down effect continues whether you think its somewhat rosey now or not. Will Ming Loi a newly founded Canadian citizen set up business here and sell all paper products to Toyota for eg. instead of an existing company that is completely Canadian bred that has been currently been supplying them for years...and then Ming...will he now buy from Trin...his cousin from china who has set up a wholesaler based out of Cambridge who recently set up shop as well....and who will Trin hire? Canadians Steve and mike right out of high school? or there Chinese son's and friends? and will both Ming and Trin buy all local computer's for there offices and get them serviced here? and will they outsource there vending to a local company or a new independent who happens to be of Chinese descent? and will that gentleman buy his product from price club or will he buy from Choi down the street another new food wholesaler and so on and so on and so on....the business may stay here in Canada but it wont be our true blue blood that runs the show anymore and well suffer on a financial level! I for one own and operate my own vending machine business and have heard vicious rumours that once enough Asian business has set up they are going to introduce a line of vending equipment to the Canadian marketplace for get this ....half the price what we pay....lol...imagine that eh... you think this has all gone down quick...you wait till they own the industry how quickly the trickle down Asian influenced businesses take over ours I truly believe by simply letting them set up shop here to the degree that we have done and supplying us with so much employment they are inadvertently slowly but surely getting a firm grip of our short and curly's without us even knowing and were all so tickled pink about our high paying cushy jobs created by these companies......we aren't even seeing the big picture down the road...ingenious buggers I say...and that road folks is becoming shorter and shorter...you just watch~! Reap the benefits now off this if your somehow affiliated with these foreign businesses cause your children sure as heck wont, they will be the true one's that will suffer from all of this. As much as I believe the North American Automobile has to keep up with design and cost all other aspects to keep the customers loyal I will sure damn try my hardest to be proud of having an American product sitting in my driveway knowing I have helped support our own and keep born and bred business local or in time you who now benefit in someway or other from these foreign business practises will see how things change in the near future~! The more hiring they set up here of Canadian citizens the more dependent we will become on them...it's happening already~! In due time even this thread might get locked down...hopefully not if we keep it civil unless others start to take it too out of text...then this thread like this subject at hand will be put at the wayside just like how the American automobile makers have confronted there lacklustre decisions, competition and growth over the past few years and look where it has got them~! Thanks for all the great feedback...I'm only shooting from the hip here...that's why I posted the topic to see how far off I may have been on the topic at hand or not. Attached is that new Tundra I mentioned above~!
  25. An update on Ford's current status.... http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/174797 "Ford Motor Co. lost $5.8 billion in the fourth quarter amid slumping sales and huge restructuring costs, pushing the automakerโ€™s deficit for the year to $12.7 billion, the largest in its 103-year history." "Ford, faced with increasing competition from overseas rivals such as Toyota Motor Corp, is banking on the restructuring to pull it through the next two years." "Ford has seen its market share deteriorate in recent years. At the same time, Toyota has seen its U.S. sales rise, beating Ford out for the No. 2 sales spot in July and November." "Ford has rolled out or will introduce several new or updated products during 2007, including the Edge crossover, new F-series Super Duty pickups, a redesigned Focus small car and an updated Five Hundred larger sedan. But many analysts are skeptical that the products are strong enough to turn the company around." One more baby step to north American automotive collapse~!
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