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  1. Could be. Lynx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ewNJ77xT8 Vixen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCf5zllopd8
  2. One consideration for any of those places misfish mentioned, including Barrie - winter snow squalls.
  3. There are two distinct sets of sanctuaries described on that page: 1. No fishing - January 1 to Friday before the second Saturday in May and November 16 to December 31 2. No fishing - January 1 to Friday after the second Saturday in May and November 16 to December 31 “Friday before” and “Friday after” cannot both be describing the same Friday. Best of luck fishing.
  4. Page 129 describes places that you cannot fish and when you cannot fish until (fish sanctuaries). For example, in the section “No fishing - January 1 to Friday after the second Saturday in May” (The second Saturday in May is May 11, and the Friday after the second Saturday in May is May 17, so all of May 17 is included in the “No fishing” period): • Pigeon River - Omemee in Emily Township, from Omemee Dam to C.N.R. bridge
  5. I never said anything about a last minute change, but page 129 of the PDF version of the regulations entitled “Fish Sanctuaries” for Zone 17 describes them. Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary
  6. A courtesy reminder to readers from outside the Kawartha Lakes area that a lot of fast-water areas downstream of dams in zone 17 remain closed (fish sanctuaries) for an extra week.
  7. I have got to stop reading this thread when I’m already hungry!
  8. Huge ice shoves are happening along some of the Great Lakes shores right now. The winds forecast tonight may be some of the strongest in our lifetimes at 120 km/hr in some places.
  9. Pizza delivery - many places are out of range, if delivery of anything is important to you and you take it for granted in the city.
  10. Many considerations have been well-described earlier in this thread, but here’s a few more: Hard well water may require a water softener unit/treatment. Garbage pickup availability? How far is it to the nearest landfill? You may also want/need a few additional tools/gadgets that may not be needed in a city home/condo: lawn tractor, chain saw, utility trailer, snow blower, tree pruner, sump pump, water infiltration alarms, ladders, surveillance/security. It may turn out that your road isn’t one of the first plowed if homes along the route are sparse or no school buses need to travel along it, but it may be tough to know this in advance unless you talk to would-be neighbours. Repairmen/contractors may add travel charges if it’s an exceptionally long drive to get to your place from their place.
  11. I feel very differently. Texting is a welcome, great achievement in communication. Telephoning - even the pre-cellphone regular telephone - was always a very interruptive technology. If you were in the middle of dinner, and the phone rang, people stopped whatever they were doing to go answer the phone. Texting allows you to exchange the necessary information quickly and easily. Most people text at a flat rate cost across the entire country. I remember the horror of the old days of telephone long distance charges, and having to wait until the Sunday cheap rates kicked in just to find out anything about what was going on between friends and family. Families (parents and their children) disperse across the province, country and globe, and texting allows them all to disseminate nuggets of their lives to each other, unintrusively and easily, almost as though they were still together. They keep each other informed. It’s not as good as being together in person, but at least the information can still flow between them quickly and constantly. Unfortunately, some people lose their hearing as they age, or have it degrade to the point of asking for repeating constantly. Texting allows them to maintain communication. Texting also helps bridge the huge gap between the deaf and the hearing communities in a way not possible in the 20th century. The age 14 to 30 group use texting as a very important part of their communications repertoire because they’ve had it available all along. They won’t shift back to the communication models of the 1900’s.
  12. That's because whenever you see this: You're hoping it's going to turn into this (and almost everyone carries a certain amount of wishful-thinking , if not a small spark of hidden, inherent greed): But, all too often, it is actually the start of this : and we are all human beings.
  13. What species would the Blue Pike in that ad have been?
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    I saw one of the participants on the 2018 show in Mongolia catch several large leeches in a “fish trap” in stagnant water on this week’s episode. He ended up consuming the leeches themselves (cooked) , but with the grayling in the area, I wonder if he wouldn’t have been much better off using them as bait? Another guy built and wove a landing net that worked as intended to land fish.
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