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About bassfighter

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    North York, toronto
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    Compete in Tennis during summer, Fish twice a month.
    Married with Wife and two Children.

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  1. It is till close. IS Oshawa getting that bad? I had a mishap before I got to Oshawa pier. At 9:45pm on simcoe road on my way to the pier. I saw two teenagers pretended to play on the road, so I slowed down, just when I was about to pass them, one of them use some kind of weapon, smash and broke my side view mirror. I made a U turn and tried to chase after them to no luck, as they hid on some residential area on the side road called Kawarthas road/meadowvale street. I reported the incident to the police. After being distraught of the mishap, and had dealt with the police, by close to 10;30pm, I went towards the pier and was disappointed to not being able to fish it, as the security guard told me the area was close by 10pm till further notice. Two others anglers showed up and we all were unhappy wasting our gas and time, going there, realizing it will be close after 10pm. By 11:00pm., I drove back to the street where my mishap took place, wishfully thinking I might be able to find those prankster. To no luck! Then I saw and I spoke to a couple walking their dog within that block. They said they notice two burglers tried to enter their garage few nights, ago. The fellow woked up, went out, turned on his light, then saw the two guys ran away. They were over 40 years old, as he recalled. During my reporting incident with Police, they told me no murders happened so far in Oshawa, area just burglery and car thief.
  2. OSHAWA Pier is close by 10pm, All fisherman turned away by local security guard. http://toronto.citynews.ca/2017/09/12/autopsy-on-torso-found-at-oshawa-pier-inconclusive/
  3. Owner is coming to pick up the combo on monday. There were more people that passed by that rod combo, when it was left behind, if I did not pick it up after I finish fishing, it would have been gone.
  4. I actually posted it on 5 fishing board plus Kijiji. I have a feeling the odds are high to find its owner. The Owner ends up being a member here. The Owner has picked up the rod and reel combo and J -13 crankbait on monday. Thanks for all your kind word. THANKS TO THE OWNER, FOR THE TIMMY"S GIFT CARD AS A REWARD!
  5. Can I use the wire on a Jumper Cable to hook up two 12V Deep cycle battery to create a 24V system for Trolling motor? For years , I have been using Jumper cable wire to connect the 12V Deep cycle battery to my Trolling motor. I was reading that I should use 6Awg wire for 24V system. I believe some Jumper cable wire are around 8AWG. How do I determine the gauge thickness on a Jumper Cable?
  6. When my trolling motor skeg broke from accidentally hitting the boat ramp on my way in. I improvised and created a skeg using the soft plastic chopping board as material. Before gluing them together, I sanded my trolling motor off all excess paint to bare metal, them I glued the plastic skeg to the motor using fibreglass auto bondo. The plastic and bondo was easy to create into the shape of a skeg. I put extra bondo material on the Motor and the outside of the cut up plastic skeg. The fibreglass bondo was strong. I was always careful since then that I never allowed any rocks to touch my Trolling motor again. the improvised skeg never came off in years I owned the Trolling motor. I have never fixed my own broken skeg off my boat engine, When the lower unit was damaged and skeg broke off once, I took the lower unit off by myself, and let a professional guy weld another piece in and patch the lower unit.
  7. I finally saw the extra $4.30 additional service fee, on top of whatever license and outdoor card we need to buy, the fee only shows up at the last page when we are about to enter our credit card info. We need to check the box, two pages before, that we agree to be charge this additional service fee, or else we cannot proceed to the final billing page. I do not recall ever seeing this additional service charge in the past when applying on line.
  8. The on line www2.on.wildlifelicense.com/start.php has a mandatory box that we are forced to check it, stating we agree to be charge additional service fee . Anyone knows how much this additional fees were being collected once we try to pay the final amount using our credit card?
  9. I am contemplating of buying a used Motorguide 75lb 24V bow mount wireless control Trolling motor. Any potential issues with the wireless unit? I read that the wireless control does not respond with some obstruction between the control and the motor, But I do not intend the put the control too far from the motor itself. I also read on line that the hand control seems to work better. Thanks for any feedback.
  10. Letchworth state park, 1 hour south east from buffalo, rank best state park in usa. Ithaca falls, lower buttermilk falls state park. Very nice hiking trail and scenery. Check to ensure they are open, Erie canal museum in seracuse is a cool small free museum. Read it's history. Fish at Waterpark dam south of point breeze, oak orchard ,an area before hitting rochester, you need a life jacket as the law states even fishing on shore beside the dam. Fish the deepest water area closes to the hydro plant outflow, few steelhead were landed there by others....., if you can get to that spot, which is 8ft deep, chance are high you will get one by float fishing with beads, though the whole dam area can get very crowded, most other spot are just 3 to 4 ft deep. Burt dam is another area, closer to buffalo, but water has been shallow , can wade and fish beside the fall. If you exit kingston area, Pulaski ny is rank one of the best salmon trout fishing area in ny . But I have never fish it. The custom border there can get busy, due to construction. Stay at Parsippany,NJ, area, lots of shops there, then drive to a bus terminal, and commute to Manhattan by bus, or stay at Howard Johnson near secaucus, bus stop is just behind the building, 3 miles from manhatan. Most family type branded motel cost $50 during slow season, with free breakfast. Metropolitan museum of art in Manhattan is free. No.1 museum in usa. Museum of natural history got famous when Ben stiller had two movies made there. It is not free. Go watch a live Broadway play during matinee hours. Buy tickets at tkts ny for better deal.tickets are 35 to 50 per person, but worth the show to educate and entertain your whole family on modern opera. A must do list for most visitor to manhattan. Phantom, less miserable or lion king, etc, all are very good. Cost way more to watch a play in Toronto if they are available. If you drive the coast line on new jersey, you can view the statue of liberty and Manhattan. Check ny shore fishing regulation, many eastern coastline are free to fish on sea shoreline only. But you still need to register on line. Use shrimp and coarse fish. Google info on shoreline fishing technique, check water tide level as well.
  11. To fish the Niagara River US side, FLOAT SUIT is mandatory from Dec to April month. A friend , who fish the area, said fishing US side seemed more productive. It only cost US$10 per day for NY fishing license , can be applied via on line application, the DEC NY drop the fishing license rate last year. Yearly fishing license cost US$50 for non NY residence. The Devils hole area can get busy, by not buying the US license, one might not have spot fishing the CA side. One of my friend fish it all winter long, he said the toughest to do is boat control and to slow down the boat drift, one need a powerful trolling motor, so the lead weight will sit as vertically as possible to avoid less hang ups, Without a strong trolling motor, boat will just drift very fast off the Devils hole. He used three way swivel with kwikfish as bait. He said hang ups cannot be avoided. But he seldom loses the kwikfish lures, only the lead weight. Aaron Shirley has some Youtube fishing episode where he drift fish in front of Queenston boat launch area, ..........if Devils hole gets way too busy. Also check satellite imagery for water clarity - It is cloudy today Dec 1 as shown on the website, the clouds blocked the view by chance, but on previous days image, you can visualize the water clarity on Niagara River. In between lake Erie and Lake Ontario is Niagara river, so far water has not been clear for a while now, it can be tougher to fish it at times. But based on shore fishing report, some fish were sporadically being landed at the lower river. A SW wind will also cause lake Erie to get murky due to lake Erie being shallower compared to Lake Ontario. Once Lake Erie freezes over, water at lower river will be clearer most of the time. http://coastwatch.glerl.noaa.gov/modis/modis.php?region=e&page=1
  12. It was the CBSA that was finicky, Not US Border patrol officer. Maybe CBSA need more new materials for their reality TV shows. Someone from another board reported CBSA fined american boaters of $700 from carrying Night crawlers fishing Canadian waters. since the worms were not certified. WHile driving across the border on two occasion, American Border patrol on Lewiston bridge was overly friendly to my surprise. One officer wanted to know where I fish at niagara river, and what lure I used, so I went to the trunk to show my collection of lures on my tackle box. There were car line ups behind me, but he did not care and wanted to chat about fishing, and we chatted on fishing presentation, . Another instant I was ask where I was going, and I said fishing at Burt's Dam NY , Pulaski, etc... He said "That's my man" then he suggested to also try Olcott, and finger lakes, also have good fishing. I could not say US or Canadian border officer were either friendly or rude in general, my experience were mix.
  13. When I called US border security 1-800-827-2851, and spoke to one of their officer, I was told we do not need to call them as long as we are not bringing hazardous goods across the border. I presume we need to call them when we are bringing live bait or worms when we cross the US water line, the term they used was" BRINGING potential Hazardous or contaminated Goods to USA". Due to potential disease from meat, fish, fruits. they would not like that if crossing by land, air or sea. Since my fishing buddies and I do not use live bait or worms, we do not have that potential issue, but our lunch food, could contain, cook meat, fruits, beef jerky, etc...........HOW CAN LIFE BE THAT COMPLICATED?
  14. Few anglers were warned of not making this phone call, a potential fine. This topic was posted at niagara fishing board, since those who fish USA neighboring water ine, including nIagara river and Lake Erie , we need to be aware of this existing Law. CBSA seem to start implementing this rule lately, http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html I called today, the CBSA officer said I need to call them regardless I am bringing fish or not bringing anything ,back to Canadian boat launches . Call at 1-888-226-7277 to let them know of our intention. If I am embarking goods, (bringing fish back) I can use my cell to call them or go to a reporting station , there will be a physical phone there as I was told, though no actual office or person might be there, then the CBSA officer will decide if they will dispatch an officer to come and inspect our goods (fish caught to be brought back to canada) , or they might likely not even bother showing up and let us go. I went through their list of reporting station, since some boat launching site I used were not part of their TRC(Telephone reporting center) and do not have a phone to use, I am force to detour to a boat launch reporting station if I plan to bring fish? Just purely inconvenient and stupid ! DIscourage us anglers from taking any fish home. My friend normally takes two bass home. http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/pb-pp-eng.html#a3 If you are returning to Canada, you can report to the TRC from the location at which you enter Canadian waters when you: have not landed on U.S. soil, and you have not taken on any people or goods while in foreign waters. Note: If you meet the above conditions and are planning on continuously weaving in and out of Canadian waters, you only need to report to the TRC the first time that you cross the border into Canadian waters. Some Reporting station that I found from the website above are: 1.Greater Niagara boat club 4649 Lyons Creek Road Niagara Falls ON L2E 6S6 2. Navy Island 3. Beacon Marina- 2793 Service Road North Jordan Station ON L0R 1S0 4. berties boat launch - 1010 Point Abino Road South R.R. 1 Ridgeway ON L0S 1N0 4. Chippawa boat launch - 4379 Lyons Creek Road Niagara Falls ON 5. Chippawa riverside courtesy dock - 3618-3714 Bridgewater Street Niagara Falls ON L2G 6W1 Requirements for Canadian citizens or permanent residents Full name, date of birth and citizenship; the length of absence from Canada; and one of the following: valid Canadian passport, enhanced driver's license, Permanent Resident Card, If anyone are familiar with upper river boat launches, feel free to post other TRS telephone reporting station found on their UNINTERACTIVE rmap. http://www.cbsa-asfc...m-sdtm-eng.html. I do not fish the lower river by boat, except at whirlpool or Queenston on shore , so I am not familiar with the boat launches other than queenston. Queenston Sand Dock Public Ramp
  15. Not an easy place to fish if you do not have a boat. We tried few times after fishing niagara river, then just ventured to the canal. So far was not successful. We heard pike and bass , most reports were carp and channel cats. Port delhousie has bass , I heard walleye, occational sheepheads at night at the mouth. You have more chance fishing it.
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