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  1. Haha, they did deliver a tetanus shot too!
  2. OK good to know ... I was getting the (wrong) impression that there was something generally wrong with the overall fishery. Then river fishing hasn't been a blast ... so I was starting to freak that there is a problem, but in the end it just seems that the fish ran early due to the warmer weather and are all back in the lake ... which is perfectly okay for me.
  3. Nice kings! So is there or isn't there a problem with the fishery? (Just noting the concern on the other thread you guys are posting on).
  4. I got a hook deep in the palm of my hand once. We tried to push it through ... no go. Went to hospital, they did the string method ... no go. They tried to push it through ... no go. Somehow it was stuck in both directions ... so the only option was to make a small incision to get it out. It wasn't bad, they didn't even stitch the incision ... just a band aid.
  5. That's definitely not a brown, so my vote is an atlantic. Looks more like a rainbow than a brown, so that is the give away in my mind.
  6. Cool video! I guess that is "resting your case!" Check-mate.
  7. I put some electrical tape. Basically tie the braid around the spool once, make a knot, then apply one turn of electrical tape. You don't need many revolutions after that for the braid to bite down on itself and prevent spinning.
  8. I used mono once to back ... led to creep ... basically the mono stretches with enough wire out, then the wire position and guide end up not aligned, and you saw a hole through the line guide, plus puts a lot of stress on everything, sometimes it just stops coming out, if it gets bad enough. For this reason, I would suggest using braid backing ... it doesn't stretch, this way the way (position) it went on the reel, always stays aligned with the line guide. I don't recall having to put that much on though ... maybe 200' of braid ... I normally just made sure there was a good bed of braid on the spool, to cover the base completely. With that much on a size 30 reel, the spool was definitely full with 1000' on ... in some cases, too full (but that I might blame on not putting the wire on tight enough ... which is another problem you need to deal with ... keep that wire tight when spooling!),
  9. Nothing more to be said. I think overall fluoro is the better choice, and I try and keep it simple and stick with that.
  10. Don't get Magda ... they are crap ... too much plastic. You will regret it, throw them away, and buy something a little better that will last, and in the end it will just cost you MORE money ... you won't save anything with magda reels. I'd much sooner spend a few more $ and get Okuma Convector Reels.
  11. Wooden poles? Or have they changed that? I snapped 2 Eagle Claws after 1 year of use, one on a laker, another on a big king. Snapped right above the first eyelet. I swore I'd never buy Eagle Claws again after that.
  12. Wire cuts through fleas that show up in drobes in July. Braid will become a mess if you go through the fleas. That's really the main reason people choose wire over braid. Some also say wire has a better sink rate because of its density, which I do buy the argument on.
  13. x4 on the mix ... but if someone had a gun to your head (it would literally have to be that drastic), then spin doctors.
  14. Twillie tips are great, but don't you guys saw through your other eyelets below the tip as well, if you are using the regular rods, especially the one closest to the reel, where side to side action will put wire pressure on sides of eyelets?
  15. Boca grip is the way to go... clip them on the lip, make sure the boca grip is tie to the boat using a rope, drop the fish in the water, and carry on resetting your rods. Fish will be ready to go in a few minutes. Very good response rate.
  16. If you don't mind me asking, how much was the trip, all in?
  17. What does a trip like this cost? Three things on the fishing bucket list: Tuna in the Atlantic Marlin off Costa Rica Salmon in Alaska
  18. I'm reacting to this: "Not sure why some CDNS are pissy about closed tribs because of the COVID situation and really don't care." Using COVID to close rivers is just stupid in my opinion, if on the other hand it's perfectly "ok" to have 500 people inside a Walmart grabbing from the same vegetable boxes. It's pure hypocrisy ... makes no sense, because you have probably 100x more risk catching COVID in the Walmart situation than on the shore of the Ganny. That is my point. Closing access to Ganny due to COVID, is just an excuse the Town is using because they don't want to enforce fishing and pollution rules in the town of Port Hope. So, I will write it down to laziness. "Don't care if 50% snaggers/netters/pitchforkers ruin it for the other 50% legal anglers." This is the I don't give a rats a$s comment ... let the good guys get punished, because we can't enforce the bad guys ... say goodbye to democracy and our rights with that kind of attitude ... welcome to the communist state!
  19. I fish Ganaraska in April ... so unless you are saying I'm delusional ... I don't know how the heck you aren't going to tangle with a guy standing 6' beside you if you both have +12' poles ... it's insane to think you can fish with another guy fishing that close ... that I'm sure of ... I've been doing this for a couple of decades ... so take your COVID excuses for shutting down access to Ganny, and chuck them in the lake with your next down rigger weight. It's hypocrisy (or just an excuse) when it's okay to have hundreds of people in Walmart or Home Depot indoors with unsatisfactory HVAC systems to protect against COVID, but then it's not okay to be outside in the wide open next to a river. YOU brought up the stupid COVID excuse on behalf of Port Hope ... I'm just pointing out how stupid it is. As for the Ganny, I don't fish it in the fall ... I do fish other tribs ... but I take exception to your attitude to all river fishermen who fish ethically and do have a right to access the resource, just like boaters do. You think it's okay if you own a boat, suddenly you have exceptional and exclusive right to the resource?? Whatever ... I pay enough taxes to know, I have just as much rights as you do. So, take your dismissive attitude towards river fishermen and chuck that into the lake, with your next down rigger weight too!
  20. I don't mind them closing Port Hope either. The COVID thing is just total hypocrisy though. It's okay to go into a McDonalds and stand 6 ft away from a person, but go forbid we fish outside in the open ... standing 20 ft from the next guy so lines don't get tangled ... yeah, that makes a lot of sense to me, not! fcboats ... seems you don't give a rats a$s about anything but your situation ... so let's leave it to that ...
  21. Yankee, well, what is happening is what you stated in your second sentence. From the river mouth to a certain point, the rivers are fishable (legally). But north of a certain point on all rivers I know (I don't know them all, but a lot of them), it's declared fish sanctuary. No one can fish above that point legally. Some of the sanctuaries aren't that far from the lake, others are way up the tributary. Lately, the local towns have been prohibiting access to the rivers ... but that isn't from the Ministry of Resources. They are either concerned with COVID or they are concerned about the garbage left behind by anglers. So fishing isn't prohibited in the river, but fishing from the shore (the land the city owns) is prohibited. Still, there are many tributaries to fish in Canada. I get what you are saying about catching a salmon in a ditch ... but let's be fair here. Those staging fish are there to do one thing ... spawn. So why target them at all. I'd say if we are all going to be serious about closing the rivers to spawning salmon, then fishing them within say 1/2 mile of the river mouth should also be banned ... because whether a pissed off salmon takes your plug or not ... we all know a spawning salmon is being targeted.
  22. Yankee, what do you mean Canada closes their tribs? I can go fishing on Bronte River right now if I want to. Ganaraska is only closed at Port Hope because the Town has put bi-laws in place due to COVID. Actually all they closed is access to the river from land ... I don't think they have jurisdiction to the river ... that is governed by the Province I believe. One thing I'd like to point out ... do you think it's okay for boaters to be fishing staging salmon? They are all congregated at the mouth of the rivers ... so how is that any more ethical than someone standing on the pier chucking spoons?
  23. Those look great, and definitely seem obviously more functional than the old cylindrical design.
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