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  1. 2017 Spring Salmon Derby Details The St Catharines Game & Fish Association is very proud to present its 42nd annual Spring Salmon Derby! A few highlights worth mentioning: • 1st place Salmon prize has been increased (by 150%) to $5000! • Additional placings added for the junior division salmon category (Please Take A Kid Fishing!) • We will have a brand new website where you may purchase tickets and memberships • Every ticket purchased is entered a draw for a SCOTTY HP 2116 Downrigger (to be drawn at our awards night in September) • Every Spring derby ticket purchased by Mon March 27 will be eligible for the early bird draw of a SCOTTY HP 2116 downrigger. We also have a new website, check it out! https://scgfa.ca/ With the fishing industry ever changing we greatly appreciate all of the generous contributions from our sponsors. Every year we may gain & loose a couple. We greatly encourage everyone to when possible to please remember our sponsors whenever possible and please give them a a note of thanks! We also are pushing to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram more, please find & follow us along on whatever platforms use use. Tickets (and memberships) will be available starting Monday March 6 at Peter's Tackle and Grimsby Tackle and online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/ Tickets + memberships will be available at Fisherman's Pier, Jordan Beacon Marina, St Catharines Marina (Port Weller) and the SCGFA Ramp (Port Dalhousie) on Sat April 1 YES THERE WILL BE A SUMMER AND FALL DERBY AS WELL WITH DIFFERENT PRIZE STRUCTURES SUMMER DERBY WILL RUN SAT JUNE 10 - SAT AUG 5 FALL DERBY WILL RUN SAT AUG 12 TO SAT SEPT 16 Finally we would like to invite everyone to our next General meeting: NEXT ST CATH. GAME & FISH ASSC. GENERAL MEETING IS MON MARCH 27, 7PM @ the PORT DALHOUSIE LEGION! GUEST SPEAKERS WILL BE GREG AMIEL (FISHING-4-TAILS) AND GAVIN CAMERON (GET BIT SPORTFISHING) SPRING SALMON DERBY TICKETS & MEMBERSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE, + THERE WILL BE A 50/50 DRAW + EXTRA PRIZES! FREE TO ATTEND AND ALL ARE WELCOME! DOORS OPEN AT 630PM ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION SPRING DERBY RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The Spring Derby will commence on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 6:00 AM and conclude on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 2. The eligible species and minimum weights are Salmon 20lbs, Lake Trout 15 lbs, Rainbow Trout 10 lbs and Brown Trout 10 lbs. NO MINIMUM WEIGTHS FOR JUNIOR DIVISION 3. The Derby boundaries are all of Lake Ontario, the lower Niagara River (below the falls), Port Dalhousie Harbor, Hamilton Harbor, Bronte Creek (lake side of hwy #2), Credit River (lake side of hwy #2). All other harbors, tributaries and waterways are out of bounds, including the fenced areas of Snug Harbor and the Four Falls in Port Dalhousie 4. All participants must possess a valid Canadian or New York State fishing license unless exempt by law and abide by Ministry of Natural Resources and or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. 5. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water will immediately disqualify the participant. 6. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. 7. Ranking of all fish will be based upon the gross weight of the individual fish entered. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in will be placed ahead. 8. When fishing from a boat, ALL OCCUPANTS of the boat must: a) possess a valid individual Spring Derby ticket or b) be included in a Spring Derby family ticket or c) the “named captain” of the given vessel must hold a Spring Derby Boat Ticket. A boat ticket may be also be used as an individual derby ticket by only the listed “captain” if he/she is fishing aboard another boat. 9. Derby tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day prior to fishing and entering a fish to be eligible for a prize. Daily tickets must be purchased the day before fishing by 11:59pm and any qualifying fish must be caught and weighed the next day. 10. Every fish entered must have been caught by the participant entering such fish. Entrants may enter as many fish as they wish, subject to minimum weights, but may only win one prize per species category. Underweight fish will be deemed in-eligible. 11. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. 12. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. 13. The SCGFA will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. 14. Prize winners will be notified by the Derby judges at the conclusion of the Derby. 15. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the Derby judges whose decision shall be final and binding. 16. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them. 17. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. All cash and prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. 18. Participants are welcome to weigh/enter a fish in more than one derby or tournament. 19. All participants must produce their Derby ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. If applicable, the “named captain” (holder) of a boat ticket must also be present at weigh in. 20. All participants will have their fish punched and inspected when entered if in contention. This is a shared responsibility of the weigh station and the angler. 21. Fish must be weighed in at official Derby weigh stations during their regular business hours. Please note these hours vary station to station. 22. All anglers will practice the Anglers Code of Ethics Catch and Release and agree to only enter fish that can qualify for a posted prize. 23. The Member’s Challenge will run concurrently with the Main Derby. To be eligible all occupants on boat must have a Spring Derby ticket and 2017 membership. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Members Challenge. It must be determined after the fish is weighed, which division it will be entered in. 24. The Junior Division will run concurrently with the Main Derby and is open to any eligible angler 16 years of age or under at the time of the catch. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Junior Division. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Junior and Members Division either. It must be determined after the fish is weighed, which division it will be entered in. 25. The draw for one (1) Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger will take place at the September awards ceremony. Everyone who buys a ticket for each derby is automatically entered in the draw. RANDOM CHECKS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY DERBY OFFICIALS AND CLUB EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE THAT ALL ANGLERS FISHING TOGETHER HAVE A VALID DERBY TICKET. PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS PRACTICE OR BEHAVIOUR TO DERBY OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY. YOUR WEIGH STATION WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST OR CALL 905-937-6335 AND DERBY OFFICIALS WILL INVESTIGATE FURTHER
  2. This past week we have had a couple jumbo kings caught along the Canadian south shore... 29 and 31lbs... The 31 is currently leading the St Catherine's Game and Fish Association Spring Derby. You just never know on Lake O!
  3. A true gentleman and revered competitor. His presence and big warm smile will be missed by all.
  4. Was a great night. Good turnout by many from around the lake and many of our regular locals. Good information & updates from the club were provided and the discussion panel was excellent. Lots of various theories and opinions. We certainly appreciate our guests volunteering their time & making the trip from some distance. Good to see many fellow anglers from around the lake coming together for these kind of things in the "off season" as we try to promote the fishery and keep various forms of information current. Congratulations to Bruce Thompson who won the Early Bird draw for the Spring Derby.
  5. Jointed Live Target Smelt
  6. Greetings! We are pleased to present the details of the 41st annual Spring Salmon Derby! New for this year we are offering online ticket purchasing. This can found here: http://scgameandfish.proboards.com/thread/1231/purchase-salmon-derby-tickets All tickets bought by Monday March 28 will qualify forour Early Bird Draw for a Scotty 2116 High Performance Electric Downrigger. We would also like to invite you to come out to our next General Meeting on Monday March 28 at 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. With a new season just around the corner we will be having a Lake Ontario Salmon Fishing discussion panel. This special guest panel will consist of four very successful anglers. Karl Chmilinitzky (Two Fish) David Morrison (Reel Therapy), Jerry Felluca (Running Rebel) and Richard Hajecki (Yankee Troller) These gentlemen have all achieved various forms of success fishing out of all the most popular Ports around both sides of Lake Ontario. It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss various trends, techniques and theories with four different opinions and viewpoints. We will also be introducing our new Executive & Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term and discussing a few business items, as well as planning for the 2016 Pen Imprinting Project and Kids Fishing Day. Additionally we will also be selling Spring Salmon Derby Tickets and doing the early bird draw for a Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger. Membership’s, launch ramp passes, and 3x3 Salmon Classic registration will also be available. There is no cost to attend this meeting. We do remind everyone to please respect the Legions policies in removing your hat at the door and please don’t bring in any outside food or beverages (coffees included) Wishing you a safe & successful season! The St Catharines Game & Fish Association (Port Dalhousie)
  7. the feeling is the same here in Canada... we too see half empty marinas in May, and less lineups at the ramps on weekends most of our shoreline from Niagara to Port Hope (approx 150miles?) is surrounded by suburban concrete... most of the general public thinks Lake O only has carp and sunfish... we have only a handful of tackle shops within close proximity of that whole stretch (excluding big box chains) very little to no help or promotion of the fishery at all from any levels of government...
  8. A bunch of us Canadians came over today, as we traditionally have since 2008 and we all always will.Its as much of a social gathering as it is about stocking up and getting some deals on gear. I'll admitt some of us spent considerably less since the currency exchange rate is terrible now on our end. It is great to see the Fishing Expo growing... a Great Lakes themed show is needed for this region. Perhaps it wouldnt be a bad idea to have a few more companies/exhibitors from the Lake Erie walleye/bass scene to get on with this show too to help boost attendance & participation. Tip of the hat to the LOTSA team for all they continue to do. For those interested another show is starting up in St Catharines next month: http://www.greatlakestrollingseminar.com/
  9. It's been a crazy month at the Bar, since early December I've heard of at least 15 kings ranging from 5-20lbs being caught.
  10. stay with spoons and flies, and as suggested mix in some MC Rockets (the best meat imitation there is) Rockets can be tuned to run well at same speeds as flies & spoons.
  11. We easily got 100 fishing around the Bar first weekend in May mixed with kings for 4 days. Over here on the Canadian side many bass guys target them using dropshots, spoons and tubes in early June, kind of a warm up session for them before our bass season opens 3rd Saturday in June)
  12. for those interested, here are the results of the St Catharines Game & Fish Association's seriesof derbies from 2015 Note our Salmon division has minimum weight of 20lbs, Rainbow & Brown is 10lbs, Lake trout is 15 Spring derby 10 available prize placings per species, Summer had 5 Fall derby is salmon only Spring Derby Salmon 1) Ken Harrington 28lbs 4oz 2) Mike Duncan 22lbs 7oz 3)Rich Nelson 21lbs 8oz 4) Edwin Tse 21lbs 8oz 5) Isadore Ladouceur 21lbs 6oz 6) Trent McIntee 20lbs 11oz 7) Darryl Day 20lbs 5oz Rainbow Trout 1) Kyle Coles 17lbs 8oz 2) Camelo Restropo 11lbs 11oz 3) Jason Soja 11lbs 10oz 4) Richard Brouwer 11lbs 8oz 5) William Gurney 11lbs 3oz 6) Tyler Mate 10lbs 11oz Lake Trout 1)Glen Wagner 25lbs 10oz 2) Kevin Hampson 23lbs 4oz 3)Mike Finnigan 22lbs 8oz 4) Mario Carrelli 21lbs 5oz 5) Mike Nemcko 21lbs 2oz 6) Darryl Day 21lbs 0oz 7)Dave Hill 20lbs 14oz John Nixon 20lbs 1oz 9) Cameron Kilcar 19lbs 14oz 10) Ken York 19lbs 5oz Members Division Salmon Nate Jamieson 20lbs 9oz Lake Trout Kevin Hampson 26lbs 7oz Summer Derby SALMON Jason Noble 25.15 Matt Parent 25.2 Paul Paulin 25.2 Rob Mortimer 24.14 Bill McFarlane 24.13 RAINBOW TROUT Cameron Kilcar 13.0 Ken York 12.8 Ross Holland 11.01 Jimmy Plott 10.13 Mike Nemcko 10.11 BROWN TROUT Kevin Hampson 11.10 Paul Paulin 11.0 Jimmy Plot 10.2 LAKE TROUT Bruce Thompson 27.3 Kevin Hampson 25.2 Dave Hill 24.6 Donald Degrace 23.6 Steve Savoie 23.4 MEMBERS DIVISION SALMON Ralph Huggins 23.14 LAKE TROUT Kevin Hampson 23lbs 8oz RAINBOW TROUT Ken York 12.7 JUNIOR DIVISION SALMON Samuel Squires 20lbs 4oz LAKE TROUT Jessica York 20.12 Fall Salmon Derby 1) Kevin Hampson 30lbs 3oz 2) Darrell Smith 29lb 8oz 3) Steve Jablonski 27lb 15oz 4) Geoff Way 26lb 8oz 5) Bill Ball 26lb 8oz 6) Nolan Bertussi 26lb 8oz 7) Aaron Duncan 26lbs 5oz Moe Houwer 25lbs 11oz 9) Mark Pederson 25lb 8oz 10) Matt Doherty 25lb 4oz President Tom Copeland presenting the Presidents trophy to the Spring & Fall derby champions: Kevin Hampson and Ken Herrington: Here is the link to a slideshow of the rest of the pictures: http://s253.photobucket.com/user/scgfa/slideshow/2015%20Derby%20Awards?sort=2 Thanks again to all of our generous sponsors for all of their support again this year! ATHENS PRINTING A-TOM-MIK BURNS TACKLE BLOODRUN TACKLE CANADIAN TIRE CERTI ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS - DAVID MORRISON COLOMBIA SPORTSWEAR DREAMWEAVER ERIE TRACKER OUTFITTERS FLEA STRIPPER (ALL TOOL MANUFACTURING) GREAT LAKES TACKLE SHOP GRIMSBY TACKLE JOHN BEAR GMC ST CATHARINES KILT & CLOVER PORT DALHOUSIE KRAUN ELECTRIC LIVE TARGET LYMAN LURES MARLON MARINE MC ROCKETS OKUMA OLSEN SOTTILE INSURANCE BROKERS - JOHN MASTRANDREA ONTARIO SPORTFISHING & GUIDES ASSOCIATION PETERS TACKLE PURE FISHING (ABU GARCIA,BERKLEY,FENWICK,PENN, UGLY STIK) THE ROD GLOVE SCOTTY DOWNRIGGERS & FISHING PRODUCTS SEAFOAM SHARK CANON BALLS TORPEDO DIVERS & TACKLE
  13. i got this one last year... nice features, decent price... Bluetooth plays music off your phone easily http://www.basspro.com/Boss-Audio-Systems-AM/FM-Bluetooth-Stereo-with-4-Speakers/product/1408051323/?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT
  14. it works, splice a 20-30 ft section of 20lb test mono or floro (or whatever you want) that way the braid dosent go in the release and you get a little stretch
  15. Definitely an important yet quick and simple safety practice we should all do, but I too am guilty of not doing it much nowadays... It certainly isnt hard for a cellphone to suddenly crap out or go overboard.. Here in the Canadian SW section of the lake we lost a fellow angler, who was fishing solo in an aluminum boat last week. It's easy to be lazy or complacent and we shouldnt need these tragic occurrences to help us reevaluate our on the water habits.