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  1. I'll take em ... message sent Sent from my SM-A520W using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Leadcore for spoons ... copper for flashers Sent from my SM-A520W using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Friendly reminder that the St Catharines Game and Fish Association Spring Salmon Derby Early bird draw for both the Scotty Downrigger and launch ramp pass is this coming Monday. Tickets are on sale at Grimsby Tackle, Peters Tackle and here online https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/
  4. Launch ramp docks are in at Port Dalhousie! Free to use now at your own risk. We will begin staffing it Easter weekend. Much thanks to our volunteers and to Gilbert @ Rankin Construction. Property clean up day will be Sat March 24 10am. BBQ lunch to follow. All are welcome to help... please bring work gloves and a rake or shovel. Next general meeting is Mon March 7pm at the Rib Crib 106 Lakeport Rd we are excited to have Jocelyn Leung from Angling Outfitters as our guest speaker. He is well know for his in-depth knowledge of marine electronics and will be giving a seminar on making sure your all set up properly regardless of your make/model. Spring Salmon Derby begins Sat April 7, dont forget to get your tickets by March 26 to qualify for the early bird draw for the Scotty Downrigger! www.scgfa.ca
  5. Details coming soon about freezer sites on the Canadian side Sent from my SM-A520W using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. The St Catharines Game & Fish Association is proud to announce that the 43rd annual Spring Salmon will be running from Sat April 7 to Sat June 9 We are thankful for the support of our generous sponsors and all the participating anglers over the years which has allowed us to keep this event running and to offer the prize structure that we have. Back again, is the Early Bird Draw; purchase your Spring tickets by Mon March 26 and you will be eligible to win a Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger! (Cutoff is 5pm for online sales and at Peters & Grimsby Tackle) Tickets will be sold up until the time of draw at our March General Meeting, on Mon March 26 We will also be having an early bird draw for a free 2018 Lunch Ramp Pass in Port Dalhousie. Everyone who purchases a 2018 SCGFA Membership by March 26 will qualify. We have also expanded the Junior Division; there will now be 3 placings, for all 4 species! \ While we are at it we are also pleased to announce that our Summer Derby will also be back from Sat June 16 to Sat Sept 15. Yes we have decided to combine our Summer & Fall derbies into one, and to offer the exact same prize structure as in the Spring! For all of the guides and charter boats who purchase boat tickets for our derbies, we will be adding a listing section on our website to link to your websites and/or social media pages. There is no additional charge for this and you will be added to it shortly after your purchase is complete. Please contact us if you are not listed and should be. We appreciate your support! Finally all those who purchase Spring & Summer derby tickets will again eligible to win an additional Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger, which will be drawn at our Derby Awards Night on Fri Sept 28 Our ticket Prices have not changed with the exception of a $1 surcharge added to online purchases. We do encourage participants to purchase tickets from your local outlet if possible. Tickets & Memberships can be purchased online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/ For online purchases please print your invoice, that will serve as your ticket. Your transaction ID # is your ticket number to enter at the time of weigh-in Please join us Mon March 26 at The Rib Crib & Smoke Shop (106 Lakeport Road, St Catharines) at 7pm for our next General meeting. We are excited to have Joselyn Leung from Angling Outfitters s our guest speaker. He will be sharing his knowledge of marine electronics and also what’s new, as well as making sure you are getting the most out of your units. All are welcome!
  7. Message sent Sent from my SM-A520W using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I've done well the last few years with various Live Target Smelt baits. Shallow banana and the jointed. Sent from my SM-A520W using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Any still available? Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Looking specifically for 7' or 7'6 medium light model. Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. A-TOM-MIK and others are not the same... Run the real deal. Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. K thanks. Busy at work.. Touch base with you this evening Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I'll take it please Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Even if on Finger lakes you want to have the reel full (either new wire or add backing) so your line counter stays accurate Sent from my LG-D852 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Information Evening With the Lake Ont Managament Unit - April 25 As the saying goes: "Its YOUR Fishery, be informed and have your say!"
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. A true gentleman and revered competitor. His presence and big warm smile will be missed by all.
  19. 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.
  20. 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)
  21. 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...
  22. 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/
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
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