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  1. ah, well guess some of us just have to look deeper to discover, eh? The recipe linked shows it all. How's the armchair? Only takes a couple cancer diagnosis for some of us to consider broadening our menu, huh?
  2. The answer lies within Grasshooper.Seek that which is underscored and all will be explained,,,,,
  3. so, after yesterday's bountiful experience, I wanted a change from the old fish in a pan, stumbled across a recipe and, well, I'll let the pictures say the rest
  4. June was a bit of a drag with some intermittent motor problems. Lost quite a few days tracking down fuel flow issues. Fortunately my local marina treats me well and we seem to have tracked down the issue after a couple visits, The lakes are definitely not were they usually are for this time of year, and after a few unremarkable outings on Ontario, last week I decided to turn my attention the to other pond to the South, despite mixed reports. I was greeted with my first skunk of the year. Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” ― Nelson Mandela So, I got my butt outa bed before I used to get into it as a young man, poured a couple coffees to go and hauled me and Ms Ann Thrope down to the pickereye pond for another kick at the can. A slow start, trying to figure them out again, but we put together a pattern after a bit, and I was home just after the non-angling community was having lunch We beat old sunny to the stage and watched as he crested. Wasn't one of his more colourful outings, but always find watching the sunrise (or set) to be therapeutic. At one point I got socked in by a fog. Kept my fingers crossed the trawlers were in other waters and got my wish Got one old warhorse that gave a good fight and went back to make a few more, and kept a couple for the plate, and other obligations. Let the good times roll.
  5. PEI in July..... I'm thinking Lobster. That second pics is great. The people in the foreground just need a fire going......
  6. bet not long after that it was sailing backwards.....nice orange slice
  7. a couple seconds earlier, passing under the skyway bridge
  8. the contrast on this is very cool! Looks like it was a bit of a roller day?
  9. Getting closer.... 4:35 depart from home. next week I should beat it to the lighthouse
  10. Port Colborne Buoy. Add it to the info from Windfinder. Gives you now versus forecast, Add that to your personal experiences from the lake. Understand how topography will affect the winds where you want to launch, and how far out you want to head.. Overtime you can predict pretty close what it is gonna be.
  11. Good news on the outing with your Dad, some solid info from along time member there - every one of those outings is worth a hundred solo trips.. As for your initial question - hitting the big lake in an 18 ftr, its not a problem, so long as you are willing to invest a little time to learn what the water conditions will be like based on the available information -- and respect the resource I hit both big lakes regularly with my 18ftr. The internet has a ton of info. I like Windfinder personally. It misses once in a while, but not often. Learn what wind speeds and directions on your forecast site mean on the lake. And if you are going out on a day when a couple Ks change in the wind makes a difference to your safety - ask yourself why? If I have a west wind at 5k, and it doubles, or even triples, depending on where I am I know I don't have to worry. If it says 25k, there's other things to do with my life. I also have a VHF, and at this time of year when the heat and humidity can drive storm cells up from nowhere in a flash I am listening to the weather channel, the anglers, and watching the lake and skys for signs I gotta get off. I have been chased off a couple times, so far, so good, an nothing serious or even white knuckle worthy. Just time to go.Have I pulled off for nothing more than once. Yup. But you only get one chance to do it too late. Don't play games with the water - a fish ain't worth it. There are incredible fishing opportunities on the big lakes you can't get anywhere else around here. Just respect the winds, waves and water. If you are interested in Erie at this end, spend some time on the long point forum, or there are a few facebook pages that are pretty easily discovered or, send me a PM, and I'll take you out one day and we can chat.
  12. Sweet - mist rising off the water is magical - with one notable exception I have also always had good fishing those days.
  13. Now that is a red sky at night - amazing colours
  14. great pics Lew!. Although in that last one, the ears pulled back.... I seen that look last time I had to review the honey-do list on a day with West winds.......
  15. nice trip Ace - looks like you did very well on the target species! 340 litres! that is some serious running (& $$$), especially on a lake with no charts and structure that'll come out those depths to the surface in seconds. Nipigon is an anglers heaven for sure.
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