superdad

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  • Birthday 07/14/1942

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    Kingston & Bay of Quinte ON, Canada
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    Hay Bay - BOQ
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    Superdad

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  1. Have a look at this http://forum2.quintefishing.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23591
  2. Team Superdad Sweps Walleye World Junior Division Once again, my son and grandsons arrived at Hay Bay all psyched for the Walleye World Derby. Everyone was fully prepared with winter clothes and boots to face the impending rain and cold. Prior to going fishing, the mandatory camp picture was taken. We hit the water on Saturday morning and headed for the fishing grounds (Cement Plant) and set the rods and boards and were fishing at 0915. The mood on the boat was high and everyone was anticipating the first strike. It didn't take too long and the board disappeared. Have we got the winner!!!!!!!! It was William's turn at the rod and he slowed reeled the board to Grandad and brought the fish to the surface and the awaiting net. It's a nice fish. The scale showed 7.5lbs and new Personal Best for William. The decision was made to take the fish to Perfect Vue to enter the fish and it was registered and William topped the Junior Walleye with a fish at 7.34lbs. What a great start. We headed back out to see if we could get another one. We trolled several passes and as the clock was winding down to our departure for home, I had begun to reel the rods off one side and as I got the second rod stowed, the outer board fired and Albert was on the rod. Dave reeled in the inner rod and Albert followed the instructions for slow reeling and no jerking the rod. Took the planer board off and the fish surfaced and was swept into the net. Another good looking walleye. The scale showed about 7lbs, so we had a pair of entries into the Derby. If you are wondering what are you using - here's the shot of the fish and the lure. We were off to Perfect Vue Weigh station again, these guys are getting to know us. The fish was active in the holding tank and it tipped the scale at 7.49lbs. This one is bigger than the first. With the registration, the computer updated and the first two places were our two fish. This was a personal best for Albert, two PB's on the same morning - What a Day!!!!!!!! After lunch, the agonizing period began as we watched the leader board to see if someone else landed a bigger fish. The afternoon rain kept us at camp, as we were drying all the gear from the morning. Going to bed, the boys were still watching the board and they were fearful of being bested during the night. Sunday AM found that nothing had changed. Back to Long Reach to try a different technique. Everyone got their rods and we had them rigged with Uzick Spinners. We trolled off the High Shore opposite the entrance to Hay Bay, marking a lot of fish and then Albert said he thought he had a bite and with some reeling, the rod bent and a fish was on!!!!! Reeling slowly he brought the fish up and Dave slipped the net under the fish and it was ours. Another nice walleye, tipped the scale at 6.5lbs. Not big enough to upgrade the leader board. Back to camp for lunch and clean up as we planned to head to Trenton. Arrived at the big tent in Trenton and the boys were still in the lead as the clock wound dow to 1600 hrs. After the 4PM deadline passed, congratulations were offered to the two boys. The presentation ceremony took place and William as 2nd prize winner received a bow & arrow set. Then the winner was presented with a fishing charter that is being looked forward to with great enthusiasm. Everyone is happy with the results. I would like to mention that William showed outstanding fortitude when his fish was displaced on the leader board. He told us that it was a team effort and everyone is on the same team. It made Grandad very proud for his attitude and ability to show team-spirit. Plans are being looked at for next year, as Albert will leave the Junior's and look to continue his fishing in the Senior Division. The weather wasn't great but the fishing made for a great weekend, lots of fun, fishing and feasting. Stay Tuned David (Grandad) aka Superdad
  3. Water temp in Adolphus Reach was 52 degsF last Tuesday Fish appear to be lingering in the big lake.
  4. I think there may be browns off Wolfe Is, I would look for sandy shallows in March & April and fish them with planer boards. There are browns in the North Channel and they must be around Amherst Is also. Shouldn't be any different around your island. Lotsa luck David aka Superdad Kingston, ON
  5. superdad

    NCAA TOURNEY FUN- free

    Mike I think that because I'm in Canada, the URL takes me to the Canadian version thru The Sports Network rather than ESPN. David aka Superdad Ps Perhaps I'll start a Quinte group there.
  6. superdad

    NCAA TOURNEY FUN- free

    Couldn't find 'lou' or lake ontario united - what am I doing wrong. David aka Superdad
  7. superdad

    Great Lake Charts

    Has anyone seen these? http://ocsdata.ncd.noaa.gov/BookletChart/GreatLakesBookletCharts.htm David aka Superdad Kingston, ON
  8. Thanks for looking, I have found my copies. I lost the hard rive last month and having a tough time finding stuff. David aka Superdad
  9. Does anyone know if there will be a swap meet & sale in Henderson Harbor or in the surrounding area??? David aka Superdad Kingston / Hay Bay On
  10. There was a post by Grateful Angler on quintefishing.com, I'll add some pictures and show what a great day everyone had and the joy of the live release derby. It was the Ninth Annual Live Release Fall Classic Walleye Derby, In Support of University Hospital Foundation Kingston - Kingston General Hospital (Kid at Christmas) A portion of each ticket is set aside and before Christmas, those Kids in Hospital all receive presents from this fund. The Derby's funds are added to the fund so all the kids receive some joy at the holiday season. Thanks to Les Corbay as the organizer of this well attended event, the tickets are generally sold out in August. As Paul mentioned, the 10th edition is planned for expansion to permit more fishers to attend. Stay Tuned for announcements in the summer. Enough of the sales pitch, here's the drill on the Derby. All boats were required to come to the launch ramp at Shermans Point for a live-well inspection and at 0630 the opening salvo of firecrackers told everyone, "It's fishing time" The boats roared away from the area and from our vantage point, everyone was heading towards the ferry. Laker John and I motored past the ferry to witness a flotilla of fishers in boats of all sizes. We began fishing at 0700 setting four lines and trolling towards Keith Shoal. We marked a lot of fish in 70 - 80 feet, but we couldn't attract anything. As we trolled, I did a count of the boats that I could see from the ferry down past the lighthouse and over to the Bat-cave. I counted 65 boats - that's a lot of rods in the water. The day was absolutely gorgeous, sun shining, no winds (especially after Friday); however the winds began out of the SW and we were fearful of a repetition of Friday, so we headed back to Hay Bay. We trolled up and down and tried big lures, small lures - we ran thru our favourites, but we couldn't attract a strike. We landed at Shermans launch and there were only three walleye and a rainbow having been weighed, as the clock ticked down towards 1330 hrs, the boats roared into the launch ramp with livewells brimming. This years fish count was much better than the last couple of years. Les the organizer was busy weighing fish and releasing them to ascertain they were alive and kicking. Any fish not swimming away to survive would have been disqualified, ALL fish released were survivors. With the closing of the weigh-in, the assembled throng moved up to the clubhouse and reviewed the names on the leader board and had a look at the prizes and availed themselves of the Chili and the Stew. As the fishers were sated with food, Les began the awarding of the cash prizes. He announced the winner with a walleye of 11.1 lbs. There were a chorus of cheers for Bob Fendley, a long time supporter of the Derby. The second place was awarded to Doug Orton. Doug weighed a fish of 10.6 lbs. Congrats Doug Third place was Sam Callum with a walleye weighing 9.6 lbs. Way to go Sam, nice fish. The balance of the prizes were drawn from the tickets and everyone received a trip to the prize table. A special prize of two cases of 5 Year Balderson Cheese for the last ticket drawn - well the donor - Les Corbay won his own prize. In the spirit of the fund-raising event, Les announced an auction for the 20 lbs of cheese. The bidding went $20 - $40 - $60 - $80 and was sold for $100 and that amount would be added to the total fund for Kids for Christmas. What a great idea and what a great donation. The boats were being pulled from the water and crowd hit the road and although we were first boat in the morning, we were the last to taken out - no problem. The weather gods smiled on the derby and it was super. Everyone is looking forward to the 2014 version of the Fall Classic. The organizer asked me to thank everyone who came to the derby and to all who donated prizes. David aka Superdad
  11. On Tuesday, Laker John, My Dad and I were off to take the "Superdad' to MP Marine for winterization and on the way, John asked me, "When are we going fishing?" I said, " how about tomorrow, the winds are supposed to be light." That's how the fishing was planned. On Wednesday, we picked the boat and stuff from my place and headed to the ramp and then towards the Batcave, where we figured to do some trolling and see what we could see in the water. We started trolling at 1000 hrs, heading east, we trolled for an hour and never had a strike. We did notice that the wtaer temp was 56 degs F and that as we moved out into deeeper water, we began to see signs of fish below us. Looks like they're there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After an hour, we decided to motor to the Gap and check that out. Got there and set the rods and found ourselves in 18' of water, headed out to deeper water and found ourselves in 50'. The the outer board with the lead core fired and John was into a fish.I handled the inner rod and board and the net. John brought the fish slowly to the boat and I slipped the net under a nice walleye. The fish was 24.5 inches and weighed 5.5 lbs. The three colour lead core with a Ripstick ( discontinued colour) was a success. We are beginning to have confidence in the lead core. We continued to troll the same basic line, learning the depths. We ended up after a turn in 16' of water, watching the lines like a hawk, don't wish to hook the bottom, then we started to drop into deeper water and it looked like the inner board might have scraped the bottom as the flag was bouncing, better check that out..... Fish ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I brought the board in and as John grabbed it the fish lunged and pulled the line out of the back clip - WHOA!!!!! Brought the fish to the net and John brought the bonus catch aboard. This one took the LIve Target Perch lure. A nice 16 inch SM Bass weighing 2.5lbs - something we weren't expecting. Released the bass and we kept fishing. After a while, we made another turn and heading back to the troling line, the inside board fired and John had a fish on, he was bringing the board in and then the outer board (Same Side) fired - DOUBLE HEADER!!!!!!!!!!! John brought the board in and I got it off, while the other rod was still in the holder, can't do very much. John bought a 14 inch SM Bass and Live Target Perch and and I took the other rod. Just as John as reaching for the board, the line went slack - DARNNNNNNNNNNN The line was clean cut - must have been a pike..... We were three for four with a lost Ripstick. Trolled around the Gap checking out the structure, watching boats far off on the horizon and some getting closer. Decided at 1500 hrs that we should motor back as we had a ride of 8-10 miles. We thought we might have time to make one trolling pass before we landed but the length of the run-in decided that we would land and head home. Fished an area we hadn't fished seriously in eight years (tried spring brown/lake trout fishing - wait til next year!!!!!!) and reminded ourselves about light penetration.The water in the Gap is very very clear... Don't know when we're back out (depends on the weather) - Stay Tuned. David aka Superdad
  12. monsters again Steve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job - thanks for sharing David aka Superdad
  13. I shoulda been home watching March Madness and counting my points, BUT the weather looked like it was going to be good and the winds were predicted as reasonable - SO--------- we went fishing on Sunday. With the daylight saving in effect, we didn't have to leave so darned early, we also wanted the sun to heat the water a much as possible. We got our boots wet getting the boat to the Big Lake, the waves are always moving the sands!!!!!! We started trolling riding out the swells from the south-west, they were big and rolling but we persisted and after a while they calmed down to almost nothing . We began fishing at 0945 and made several long trolling passes with no luck at all. We were having a sandwich and off course the outer rod fired, then NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Zero for one - Dang!!!! As we fished were changing colours but persisted on fishing as close to the shore as was possible, Finally, the rod closest to the shore fired and I was into a fish, John brought in the the inner rod whie I let the fish hold tension. Once John had the path cleared, I fought the fish, clearing the board and then a short crank and into the net - What a Beauty - nicely marked, no lamprey scars - just a great looking fish. The Brown tipped the scales at 7lbs 6oz, a couple of quick pix and she was gone back to grow some more. As we often say, " The first fish is the hardest " and after fishing 3 and a half hours, it was a well earned prize. We saw another boat fishing the east side and followed it along the beach and just after it turned south, it headed back to the east shore, guess fishing was better over there. We had planned on making another run at the beach to see if there was anything there in the cloudy water, but we got side tracked as the inner board to the shore fired and John was into a fish. We got the board off and he deftly brought the fish to the net. A perfect one for the table, just about 2lbs. We made several more passes and encountered the rocks as we had never met them, we kept hooking the rocks, although we were thought were trolling really shallow, getting the boards closer to the shore brought those giant rocks into play, we only lost one lure. Snagging the rocks with four lines out is like one armed paper hanger with the seven year itch It's a firedrill with all hands on deck!!!! Decided to call it a day at 1600 and dragged the boat back over the sand and to the ramp. Packed up after a discussion with one of the commercial fishers of the area, always something to learn about the fisheries of the big lake. We got the fish on an Alpena Diamond and an Evil-Eye, we've got four fish in two trips and 3 out of 4 on the Evil-Eye, it's working real well. From what we saw and experienced, we both felt that we were very early, there are some fish there but we don't feel the vast numbers are there yet - lots of time in April. Stay Tuned - Back again sometime in April. David aka Superdad