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ChromeKing

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  1. Spring Rainbows I have never gone onto the lake with the idea of targeting rainbows. I live at the eastern end, near Oshawa. Can anyone please tell me what month is best for rainbows in the spring? Also, what Port would be best to launch from? Thanks.
  2. Damned if I know. The first post is titled 'The River'. Maybe he's been playing too much NL Hold'em.
  3. I don't think this is the right website for where you're heading. Try Kawartha Lakes Outdoors.
  4. Thanks, Syl! It is my PB for salmon in Ontario. Next year, maybe a bigger one? It was an amazing fight and the flesh tastes sweet. Tight lines!
  5. Thank you, sir. I just tried to bring a little more creativity to the story than the traditional style. Glad you liked it! Now, send a pic and story of your own! Tony
  6. I've never had my vocabulary complimented by a fisherman! Thannx!
  7. Thanks for your patience. But, then again, fishermen often learn to be a patient lot...of course, not always from choice. Tight lines!
  8. Six o'clock in the morning; just had an Uncle Timmy's coffee and a bite; just put the lines down; sat back to relax and watch the rods; BAM! ROD DOWN! Then my ears catch that beautiful screeching, slipping sound of line being torn out of a Daiawa level-wind like sinews snapping in the arms of a prisoner on the rack. At the same time, my 9' Ugly Stick displays a hideously beautiful posture as it bows in obeisance to the wicked power of this more southerly-dwelling minion of Eqatlejoq, the Inuit salmon god. A might angry head shakes in defiance of the equipment and my intent. Persisting stubbornly, the fish proceeds to rip lengthy pieces of flourocarbon in its mad, frenzied-yet-futile last-ditch dashes towards escape. My aching biceps hold on, hands locked tightly on the cork in the fixed, unbreakable, unmistakable grip of a predator, teeth sunk into its prey, ready to withstand with Herculean effort the thrashings of a noble creature fighting a losing battle. Finally, in abject supplication, tired out, well-played, my quarry slowly comes in...warily eyeing the boat and its occupants. As the wide hoop moves forward, he spooks! Seaguar sings a song of denial as Lake Ontario's finest bolts once again into the chop, down...down...down...then stops. He doesn't move, frozen in time and place like a deer in the headlights. I lean slowly back, flexing the graphite blank as far as I dare, waiting for the reel's keening cry one more time. But, there is nothing. I begin a slow, steady, rhythmic pump, dragging this challenging Chinook laboriously back over the 150 yds. he has stolen. Once again, he is seen. Swimming oh-so-slowly, almost contemptuously at the side of our craft, teasing us into questioning his stamina. Alas, his resistance is crushed. He has spent himself and is now controlled, tamed, broken and quickly scooped up into the gaping maw of mesh. Twenty-four-and-a-half pounds of piscatorial piss-'n-vinegar is now hanging in my arms, destined for photographic stardom and my kitchen--in that order. He is no trophy and not worthy enough for any prizes in the Derby. But, he will no doubt live on forever as the subject of more than one passionate fishing discussion, as his story is told with fond memory amidst the clink of bottles and the sound of music in the years of my life to come.
  9. Anyone been fishin' the lake down east of GTA? I'm going out this weekend and I'm wondering if any fish are being caught out there recently. Going for salmon and trout. Anyone hear of any good bow or brown action in the water recently?
  10. Anybody know any charter/guides who go out for rainbows/browns in late April/early May? I live out in Oshawa, so I'm looking for something from Whitby - Newcastle areas. I don't want to be part of a large charter with lots of fishermen. I'd prefer someone who takes out 1-3 people, but still with at least an 18' boat that you can walk around in.
  11. Has anyone been fishing the East End river mouths? I mean any river/creek mouths from Pickering to the Ganny. I would imagine some of the wild rain and snow we've been having should have stirred up a few steelies by now.
  12. Well, the Ganny's not giving up her rainbows too easily yet. Went out last Sunday (April 14th) and fished for about six hours near the mouth and not even a bite. There were maybe half-a-dozen fishermen stretched out about every 50' or so, but about a dozen right under the CNR bridge. Kept asking people if they got any bites and everyone said 'no'. One person said he'd heard about one being caught earlier in the day, but hadn't seen the fish and knew nothing about its size. I tried bottom bouncing with both roe bags abd single eggs--with and without float--but it was still a no-go. It was pretty cold, even with the sun out. In fact, it was warmer at 8 a.m. than it was at 11. The temperature felt like it dropped about ten degrees getting near noon, which seemed a little odd because you would expect things should be getting warmer by then. Hope I have better luck this weekend. If anyone has had any luck on the river this week, please post a reply. Wouldn't mind something to get me anticipating...Good luck all!
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