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  1. limeyangler

    Icy Walleye.

    Hi all, We have had fishable ice here for about 3 weeks now but this was my first outing by quad. Only about 4" of snow on the ground here so chose the quad over the sled, better on gas. The lake I went to is accessible from our shore across the lake and through the bush/skidoo trails, always a fun ride. Had to be a bit mindful when I got there as early ice can vary from place to place. We have 12" on our lake and I'm taking the ice road to work now, but the lake in the video is a different animal to Wabigoon lake. It is deeper and tends to freeze later. Also with the North/ South orientation of the lake it tends to freeze first at the access point and up to a week later in the main basin where I fish. After some checking turns out like most of the lakes here it froze over in one night as the thickness was 8"-9" of clear black ice at the landing and in the main body. Fishing was good and I got a limit within an hour and a half, lots of missed bites too, good fun.
  2. Hi, Got into ice fishing this past winter (finally ... have been meaning to for years but finally got off my butt). Anyhow .. for next winter I want to invest in a proper and safe Bib and Jacket. I see there are only a few PDF rated Bibs and Jackets. I see one or two on Amazon, I saw one last night when visiting Sail. I think Canadian Tire may have something as well. I wanted to get some input on what people have purchased and if they are happy with the comfort and warmth. Thanks!
  3. FishGuy3754

    Ice Fishing Shades Mill

    I was able to get out to Shades Mill in Cambridge last weekend and we had 12" of ice. About 1-2 inches on top were not the best but solid clear ice the rest. Likely due to the slight thaw a couple weeks ago. Managed to pull in a nice pike.
  4. FishGuy3754

    FFTROU Top Catches 2017

    A good compilation from 2017. Love the these videos. A Little different from some other fishing channels. Fishing For The Rest of Us Top Catches 2017
  5. muskymatt

    Eye of Quebec trip

    Was invited to go on a trip up to northern Quebec with 4 other guys to do some sledding and ice fishing. The trip started in Ottawa and I went to rendezvous with a buddy and another one of the guys on the way to Montreal. Now, I only knew one of the guys going and the age group range was from 26 to 52 so I thought this could be interesting lol. After meeting up with the guys and loading sleds and gear we proceeded to Montreal to meet the last two of the group. Some more shifting around gear and loading sleds and we were on our way. We left Montreal around 6pm Friday and the plan was to drive through the night to Baie-Comeau to pick up another sled. This drive was 10 hrs long and pretty exhausting after having worked all day but we made it. Man was there ever a lot of snow, we were getting the itch to be on the sleds!! After loading up the last sled we drove the 4 hrs north on the 389 to Manic-Cinq where we stopped and had some dinner. Next morning we drove north to an access point to lac Manicouagan where we unpacked ans hooked up the gear for the 1.5 hr sled ride into the cottage on the island. At this time we were in -37 weather with 5' of snow on the flats and 7 feet in the bush. Not a trail to be seen anywhere, it was bushwacking all the way. Each sled had a trailer and some of the gear we brought in was a 6500 series Honda generator, 25 jerry cans of gas, food, fishing gear, clothing. Everything you need to survive in a cabin on an island in the north with no power or running water. Oh, and beer! We arrived at the cabin and then proceeded to cut the trail up to it in order to get the gear up. Then dinner and some laughs looking forward to the next day doing some riding. The fog was what happened when the door opened when it was -51 out lol, it filled the bottom 2 feet of the cabin. Next day, riding, so awesome. And some fishing, no fish caught lol. I think they had gone south for the winter lol We spent 4 days in an absolutely amazing place. Some more pics.
  6. Hi folks, I posted some pics of my sled design, and it worked so well, I decided to see if I can sell a few... There are infinite options available as far as height, width and length along with platform, seating, tie down methods etc. etc.If you can dream it Ill try to build it. These are super light weight and break down and set up in about 90 seconds, they are perfect for apartment/condo dwellers, people with small cars or anywhere space is a concern $200 range base sled with skis average size is around 40" long and around $275 with straps and slats. These are designed and built to be lifetime sleds. PM for more details Sheldon
  7. Was wondering because I have a several 18v, even 20v drill for work and access to a buddies augar... also is the plate necessary or do the small adapters work as well?
  8. Looking to head out on an ice fishing trip this coming February. I'm willing to travel within 3-4hours of Algonquin provincial park and looking to rent a cottage of some sort. The group I'm going with is looking to target pike through the ice the whole week we are gone. Any lakes or river with good pike ice fishing anyone would recommend? Thanks!
  9. Hi OFC, Happy New Year! So I just bought a new hut (Clam XL4000T), heater, rod and more to get ready for the ice and I'm itching to get out there. I'm planning to go up to Little Lake in Barrie on Saturday with three buddies and we have been keeping an eye on the forecast hoping for good ice. The boys are a little nervous about ice safety (especially after this rain) so I'm hoping I can gain some insight from some who may live in the area or frequent the lake. Can anyone confirm how much ice is currently on Little Lake? Anyone planning on fishing it between today and Saturday? Because I'm organizing the day trip I feel responsible for my friends' safety, so I just want to have some confidence that there's enough ice under our feet. Thanks in advance, FF17
  10. DanD

    Bay of Quinte

    I have never fished Bay of Quinte and would like to give it a try this winter; when we hopefully get some "safe" ice. I don't know the area at all; so I have no clue as to what area to head to or where there is access points where I can park my truck? My snowmobile trailer is also my fish hut, when I get to the lake; I can strap the skies to the wheels and haul the hut around with the sled. So if anyone can make a few suggestions for access points I would be very appreciative. This is what I'll be hauling around; but it'll be laying on the ice when I put the new drop axles on it. Dan
  11. FloatnFly

    Thats a Big Fish!

    https://www.facebook.com/fishing.vidz/videos/759586980841620/?pnref=story
  12. limeyangler

    memories…….

    These pictures came up on my Facebook 'memories' notification today for this day 5 years ago when jack was just one and a half years old. It was his first ice fishing trip with me. We made his snow machine helmet with a kiddies bike helmet and some see-through plastic we found in the house and cut to shape and stuck on, I remember how proud he was to be wearing a helmet "just like dad's", he used to call the snow machine a "snowmean"….man I love him! Happy new year! Simon.
  13. Hi all, headed back down the road to Eagle lake for a short late afternoon session which did not disappoint. The bite was good ten days ago and even better this time around. Got enough for a fish fry each. all the action from 15' to 13' FOW. Jigs and minnows with 6 inches of ice. Happy Xmas to you all, thanks to Roy and all the admins for the unenviable task of keeping this place together and avoiding world war III on a regular basis. Tight lines and may Santa be kind Simon.
  14. Hi guys. I recently purchased a cottage on Haliburton Lake and was wondering if anyone here has ice fished this lake before? Any tips or locations worth checking out? I can't wait to get out there! Thanks in advance. Chris.
  15. Fisherman

    Electric Auger

    Anyone looking for Lithium ion Augers, CTC has them on sale this week, pretty much sold out already, but they'll give you a rain check. They're $150 off. Besides, my shoulder and back don't like the recoil starting anymore and I sold my 1992 Jiffy 30 for more than what I bought it for brand new. $181 in West Baraboo Wisconsin.
  16. grizzlybri

    My "Smitty" Sled

    Well as some of you know from one of my status updates, that I have been working on my own take on the smitty sled. Here is a back story to start, last year I bought a pelican 45 sled from Canadian Tire and after a season of using it i found out that i acquired more gear then the sled was able to hold, plus it was the biggest one i could get in my then Nissan Sentra. Flash forward to this winter now with a F-150, I could justify getting the Pelican 60, but seeing everyone's ideas and reports on their take on smitty sled I figured I'd take a stab at it and including price of the sled and material used I spent under $100.00 on this project. I spent between 3-4 hours on it I used the followig 1 pelican 60 snow trek sled Canadian Tire $54.99 got it on sale boxing day,,i think that was the price 1 pair of cross country skies from play it again sports $19.99 8 - 1" screws and 2 - 1 1/4" screws I striped everything off the top of the skies, then striped then sanded the bottom of them to make them smooth again. I then place both skies on the ground the proceeded to screw the sled into (onto) the skies. I used the "dimples" on the bottom of the sled to screw threw into the spot where the boot lock thing was on the ski. After i had it assembled, I foolishly grabbed interior paint because i wanted to re paint the skies, not realizing it was interior painted the skies. Later that evening my father came and asked me what type of paint I used i showed him. He then laughed at me and told me that I would have to sand and strip it down again. After removing said paint I decided to keep it bare and just wax it, but my mistake did give it a nice colour. Here is some pictures of my handy work, I'll have a secondary report once I take it out for its first spin on Simcoe this weekend
  17. grizzlybri

    Perching on Cooks

    Earlier this week I was trying to figure out where and when I was going to go fishing this weekend, with both the Sportsman show and Bass Pro being in the early days for their spring fishing classic. Midweek Jeremy84 and myself decided that we were just going to go for some perch. Jeremy informed me that new was going to bring his girlfriend and I was planning on bringing a co-worker, so we said we were going to book/rent a hut on Cooks Bay. As we had rent from Terry Goy a few times in the past, this is where the story gets kind of funny, we both thought the other person was going to be booking the ht so neither of us called. So getting back too today, I went and picked up both my co-worker and Jeremy and we wanted to get out for first light. Jeremy informed me his girlfriend would no longer be coming along. We headed up and both had a Homer Simpson D'oh moment when we realized didn't have a hut booked. When we got out on Cooks we went to Terry Goy's hut to see if he had any open and no luck. So we asked a another operator and he said he'd see what he could do. So as we waited we noticed that one of the food huts was renting huts this year and asked them Family Ice Cabins if they had any available for the day, and luckily enough they did. He only charged us $40.00 a person and we were on fish for pretty much the time out. It was a slow start but with in the first half hour in the hut we started pulling out perch, nothing wroth keeping so unfortunately I have no pictures. We did have no exciting moment, after answering nature's call i got back into the hut only to see the tail end of a fish near the hole i was fishing out of. We have still have no idea what it was but at this point their were no perch in site. I think it was a big Herring. We only fished to 1 O'clock because Jeremy had to be back for 5 and we all wanted to check out the sales at Bass Pro. However we probably caught somewhere between 60-70 perch. So all in all it was a great day and I'd booked with this operator again
  18. Headed up to Gull Lake this past Sunday for the Chris Brock Show (haha sorry Chris I couldn't help myslef). After a short sled ride from Deep Bay my buddy and I were fishing by 8:00. It started off super slow and any marked fish did not seem interested in anything we were throwing at it. Tubes, spoons and single hook minnows were not doing the trick. Every fish I tried to bring up quickly lost interest. After a couple hours Chris came back to check up on us. This is when the action started picking up. My buddy landed his first Laker and after a few miss strikes I was finally on the board. Chris ended up pulling a walleye out of the hole he was fishing near by. A couple more fish came out the hole and a couple beers went down. Just when we were wrapping everything up for the day my buddy hooked into a Ling that he was praying for all day. When he was pulling it out of the hole it spit the hook and slowly sank back to the depths below. All in all we had a great time and I will be going back for sure. Chris was great fun and super helpful. He picked us up, brought us to the hut, got us some minnows and even let us use his fish finder. Awesome dude and a steal of a deal. We got our limit of fish, good times and home brews. Looking forward to the next adventure! Thanks Chris. Pictures to come.
  19. It seemed like Lady Simcoe froze instantly over night last week which is good news for all us hard water lovers around the area. Not saying that the entire lake is good to go but the places that I fished, you couldn't ask for better ice. Pure black ice...other then the odd little pressure crack (which aren't big as of yet). I didn't put in the hours out there that I would have liked due to work commitments but it was still great to get out there and shake off the cobwebs from the deep water sticks. I was recently added to the www.kamooki.ca field staff team so I was dying to try out their Smartfish lure. It was raved about at ICAST and it caused quite the stir in the depths of Lake Simcoe this weekend. My first laker of the season came on the Herring pattern! Man, I missed the ice! Here's a few from the weekend. Kamooki Smartfish Herring Bass Magnet Lures Glo Shift'r Shad Cheers, Colin
  20. Hi, First Post Ever - Just looking for some input. Hoping to get out to the eastern side of Scugog this weekend to do a little walleye fishing. Most of my time is spent up in Haliburton ice fishing for Lake Trout. Not looking for anyone's honey holes..I'll gladly put in the legwork myself as I've done before. Just looking for overall depths and structure as I have some pretty good maps of the lake. Steve
  21. Pikeslayer

    Credit Update for FnA

    http://ontariofishingcommunity.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=73059&p=831188 Hey Dave, Looks like if you want to do some Steelheading on the Credit, you'll need to bring your auger!!!
  22. Trav_Haws

    Ice fishing for Speckles

    Hey folks. My buddy got me into ice fishing last year and I've been out a few times this year for lakers and perch but last summer I got hooked on speckle fishing rivers. The idea of catching some through the ice has been driving me crazy. I've been lurking the Fish ON-line site to locate stocked lakes up near bancroft and went up last week to one I had to snowshoe in to. Got skunked though. Just wondering if anyone had some tips out there, or if anyone has had any success this year for specks? Been doing a lot of reading but I like hearing what people have to say. Not expecting locations. Cheers
  23. Me and a few friends went out for the first time yesterday to go for some perch off Snake Island. There was a lot of slush and water, my right foot got wet first thing in the morning. We checked the depth, chainsawed a sexy block, threw up the tent n dropped a line. First 5 mins there was not a single fish in sight. Then it started.... We couldnt stop pulling perch out. Most of them got thrown back in(keep in mind well over 100 made it out the water.) For about 5-6 hours it was constant action. Seen quite a few down there with some serious shoulders. Couldnt get all the big guys to bite since they were sketchy and the smaller ones were contantly going for the offerings, but we did pull nice ones out(size of and bigger then a "fish juice" bottle.) The herring showed up. All they did was harass our ammo.. Me and another guy caught 1 each accidentally(Keep your waders on, we tossed em back in.) Almost wish we could catch em, they have attitude. Either way, left with about 15 8''+ perch. Was a good time
  24. BucktownAngler

    Sparrow lake ice fishing

    does anybody have any info about this lake? wondering how the conditions are, if its safe, etc. i hear there is a current that could make some spots sketchy ive never been here before, not even sure if its worth my time. just looking to try a new spot other then simcoe. does anybody know where there is walk on access with some decent fishing near by? dont want to have to walk 5km to get to a good spot. especially with the snow there calling for on thurs night will be targeting pike, maybe walleye
  25. tbayboy

    Scratched an itch

    Hey everyone, hope your new year is starting off well. For the last couple weekends my wife has been off doing things with her sister so I've had a free fishing pass. So of course the weather last week had to jump to 15 or whatever and melt all the ice on Simcoe . I thought it was going to be the same for today but checking around it looked like things had solidified pretty well up to this morning so I threw the clam in the truck and headed out to get some fresh air. Man it felt nice to be on the ice again. The ice was fine when I went out, 4 to 5 inches once you got past the broken up stuff at shore but I gotta say coming off at 1pm there was a lot of water on top and I'm glad I didn't stick around longer. Anyhow, there was lots of guys out though no one using sleds or atvs which was good to see. The bite was great for the first couple hours (I got on the ice around 8:30) but really died off around 11 or so. Mostly dinks but luckily I managed enough for tonights dinner. Of course being the first trip of the year I forgot to bring a bucket/minnow pail so I just went artificials today. Typical mix of dinks to keepers - probably 10 to 1 or so with one really nice girl. Pretty much all came on a perch pattern jigging rap (see the pic below). Great to get out, weather looks like it should lock everything up this week so hopefully there's a few more trips to be made - really looking forward to the Tyler event again this year and going after some whities. Here's some pics from the phone - have a great weekend everyone. FB_IMG_13586069650237398 by Sean Maurik, on Flickr IMG_20130119_100623 by Sean Maurik, on Flickr IMG_20130119_114351 by Sean Maurik, on Flickr IMG_20130119_183715 by Sean Maurik, on Flickr IMG_20130119_184313 by Sean Maurik, on Flickr EDIT: I uploaded a panorama of the lake - you can't embed it but if you want to look: https://plus.google.com/photos/105951357550051946157/albums/5835275157333296033/5835275161988387010
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