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Go get em boys and girls

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by tim_pinnell, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. tim_pinnell

    tim_pinnell Active Member

    With the recent rains you know what that means, go get em. Stay safe and hang on for dear life:D
     
  2. Fishaholic

    Fishaholic Well-Known Member

    Hey Tim, went gettin em' today. River has a great colour. The trib further east didn't budge with the rain we got.Our close to home trib has been getting a lot more attention of late. I'm seeing more people that I have never seen before. It's amazing really.I guess becuase of the poor conditions of the Huron watersheds and too many tackle shop owners talking too much! Not that I own the rivers, but not use to seeng that many people on it. There, my rant's over.:p

    Take care Tim and see ya on the water.


    Regards
    KJ

    " Never mind if the horses are blind, just load the damn wagon"
     
  3. giller

    giller Well-Known Member

    fished along side of fishaholic today for 2 hours he put on a fish clinic right in front of my face I managed one creek chub.giller is going to give it hell tommorow.good job KJ.staying away from you tommorow can't take a beating twice in two days fishing nerves might not be able to take it.
     
  4. Walleye

    Walleye Well-Known Member

    Hi all.
    Fishaholic.
    I for one promise never again to ask a Tackle Shop for advice again.
    However, could you provide me with the co-ordinates for that spot.
    Tongue in cheek:)

    Cheers, Clark
     
  5. wildeye rainbow

    wildeye rainbow Well-Known Member

    Save some of those chubs for me, Giller. I won't be able to play till 2 tomorrow - I've got to take the daughter to & from work.


    WR
     
  6. tim_pinnell

    tim_pinnell Active Member

    Giller
    I am sure you learned alot from Ken yesterday. Always ask questions and pay attention to what the more successful anglers do. It is a wonderful past time we all have to enjoy. Good luck tomorrow and stay safe.
    Ken
    Yes it is definitely getting busier on our local waters for many reasons. I am not going to blame anyone or anything, for me i try to share a bit, I don't give detail on where i fish or not into giving numbers, i prefer to just say ya it was ok, got a few, or it sucked,lol.It really shouldn't surprise us veterans to see all systems getting busier. I think it is more important to educate the newbies on the importance of catch and release etc because whether we like it or not it will continue to grow in popularity, that's just life. Keep your head up and reel to the float,lol. Take care Ken.
     
  7. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    I think internet talk, and sites such as facebook do just as much harm if not more than tackle shops... but thats just my opinion.

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  8. Stick

    Stick Well-Known Member

    Quinner. You hit it right on the head and so did you Ken. I've been known to run off at the mouth..... and the key board. Let's face it. Those of us that will drive through blinding snow or freezing rain storms to get a fix floating the seems and log jams are pationate for what we do. And we tend to get yappy either waiting for the season to get going or maybe a little boastful about a few good days that we have had because the guys I know will work their asses off to get their fix even when it is really tough. We all know the adrenaline rush of flipping floats for hours without so much as a touch and then walking into that 1 fish that stays in your memory for a very long time. As hard cores we are junkies and alot of these new faces (example: 2 guys I met Thursday came from Sarnia) are using whatever they can to get a fix just like the rest of us. That's why I try to keep my mouth and keyboard shut. To protect the source of my habit and relief. (And of course we all know how well that works for me at times.):)

    Stick

    Prepare for every outing as if it were a military mission. Play every fish like you were dancing with the prettiest woman in the room!

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ KERSPLASH!


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  9. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    Being mostly a Lake Huron angler myself I can tell you that alot of the extra pressure being seen on the Erie tribs can definitely be attributed to the lack of water on the northern rivers. Being that the Erie creeks have a much more consistent base flow it's tempting for us Huron guys to head to a trib that has some colour and a bit of a drift.......

    That said, the Erie creeks don't really appeal to me that much due to the lack of "walk and wade" water and excess of wood that inevitably leads to more terminal tackle left in fish than I like. I, as well as many others will likely be back fishing the north tribs as soon as we get some much needed precip.......In fact I spent the last 2 days on a GB tributary laying an beating a ton of chromers that got moving with the last rain we had.......

    The fishing should finally be in full swing everywhere if we get the rain that's forcasted on Wednesday.........

    Josh
     
  10. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Josh Roelofsen

    Being mostly a Lake Huron angler myself I can tell you that alot of the extra pressure being seen on the Erie tribs can definitely be attributed to the lack of water on the northern rivers. Being that the Erie creeks have a much more consistent base flow it's tempting for us Huron guys to head to a trib that has some colour and a bit of a drift.......

    That said, the Erie creeks don't really appeal to me that much due to the lack of "walk and wade" water and excess of wood that inevitably leads to more terminal tackle left in fish than I like. I, as well as many others will likely be back fishing the north tribs as soon as we get some much needed precip.......In fact I spent the last 2 days on a GB tributary laying an beating a ton of chromers that got moving with the last rain we had.......

    The fishing should finally be in full swing everywhere if we get the rain that's forcasted on Wednesday.........

    Josh



    Altohugh erie creeks are full of wood, if you know what youre doing, you should not be leaving terminal tackle in fish. Of all the fish I've caught in the last couple years, I've maybe broken off 3 fish max. Of course it may not be the same for people with less experience, but I will agree, it sucks loosing a ton of terminal tackle just to snags and lumber.

    In the end, its all about catch and release, and proper release. The thrill for me is hooking and fighting the steel, a pic and then to watch it take off again. I release all my fish and if everyone was like me, the fisheries would never be abused, due to humans anyway. Too many people who drive their "SUV's or tucks" but need to catch their next meal....

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  11. sammy

    sammy Member

    It's threads like this one that cause extra pressure on the Erie tribs. No names are mentioned but it's not to hard to figure it out. Sounds like most are you are running into each other down at the river, why not keep the talk about how good or bad it was down there.
     
  12. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    I'd agree, wish this thread was never started, and thats why I never do start them, I responded to it yes, but if I didnt someone else would have.

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  13. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    Same with pictures with easily recognized back grounds eh #
    Quinner LOL I think the pressure will slow down once the huron and G-bay tribs have some good numbers of fish like Josh said they are lookin for a steelie fix anyway they can get it.

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  14. Stick

    Stick Well-Known Member

    "Altohugh erie creeks are full of wood, if you know what youre doing, you should not be leaving terminal tackle in fish. Of all the fish I've caught in the last couple years, I've maybe broken off 3 fish max. Of course it may not be the same for people with less experience,"

    ??????WTF?
     
  15. stomp

    stomp Administrator Staff Member

    You guys couldn't get me to the river if you told me I could catch them with my bare hands :D. Too much work just getting there. I think most of the lurkers here would agree. It is nice though to live vicariously through the site members who are kind enough to share the occasional report about and/or pictures of their adventures on the rivers.
     
  16. Braggin Rights

    Braggin Rights Well-Known Member

    When I lived in Mississauga my townhouse backed onto the credit river. I just started to get the hang of steelheading that wide, rocky river then moved out here. First winter I gave it a shot and pretty much gave up since! lol I'm no a patient man and can't handle all the wood and snags. I spent more time re-tying than fishing. Not for me - I'll fish open water bow's and brown's at certain times of the year and leave the trib fishing to you hardcore guys!
     
  17. big rod

    big rod Well-Known Member

    Fishaholic,will you take me fishing this Sat.I am home for the winter.Mind if i bring a few friends,Ronnie,Whitey,Kevin Parker,Johny Rawson,Al,Billy Dixon,Carl,Timbo.I hope i am not forgetting anyone from Rainbow Valley.Is there a spot where we can bring a couch and hang a few lanterns?
    I'll bring the sandwiches.
    I will be waiting for your call:D
    Big Rod
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    big rod
     
  18. Stick

    Stick Well-Known Member

    Rod. I know a place where the couch is already there. You guys bring beer, lots of it!!!!!!:D

    Stick

    Prepare for every outing as if it were a military mission. Play every fish like you were dancing with the prettiest woman in the room!

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ KERSPLASH!


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  19. packrat

    packrat Well-Known Member

    BR dont forget the wheebarrow:D

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  20. ch312

    ch312 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by quinner01




    In the end, its all about catch and release, and proper release. The thrill for me is hooking and fighting the steel, a pic and then to watch it take off again. I release all my fish and if everyone was like me, the fisheries would never be abused, due to humans anyway. Too many people who drive their "SUV's or tucks" but need to catch their next meal....






    you almost make it sound like you frown upon those who choose to keep a fish for a few meals...
     
  21. big rod

    big rod Well-Known Member

    Great news on the couch,what great service you get on this site.:)I assume there are sticks to put our rods in and trees near by for our lanterns.
    Thanks Stick,see ya soon Kenny :D


    big rod
     
  22. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by ch312

    quote:
    Originally posted by quinner01










    you almost make it sound like you frown upon those who choose to keep a fish for a few meals...




    No just people that keep their limit every time they go trout fishing in a totally wild fishery that he frowns apon Quinn eats a couple now and then to just like we all do but we let go 99% lets not start the catch and keep/catch and release BS on stomps board it's been beat to death on every other forum on the net winternet shouldn't be starting when it's +12 out LOL:D

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  23. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by ch312

    quote:
    Originally posted by quinner01




    In the end, its all about catch and release, and proper release. The thrill for me is hooking and fighting the steel, a pic and then to watch it take off again. I release all my fish and if everyone was like me, the fisheries would never be abused, due to humans anyway. Too many people who drive their "SUV's or tucks" but need to catch their next meal....










    you almost make it sound like you frown upon those who choose to keep a fish for a few meals...




    No, not at all buddy, I keep the odd one that gets hooked deep and likely wont survive, or the odd one when I havent kept one in a while. I was more so referring to the people I see who carry their limit out of the creek everytime I see them... But as Srt8 said, we practice 99% C&R. I just started trout fishing 2 years ago, and have gone through the early struggles and highs/lows of trout fishing. It made me realize how valuable this fishery is, and also how fragile it could be. Now I am hooking into multiple fish more times than not.
    Good luck out there!


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  24. sammy

    sammy Member

    You probably don't keep them cause you don't know how to clean them or your mom won't let you. When you get a little older you'll learn, probably get a smoker, and then you'll be "one of those guys" taking a few home. Nothing wrong with taking fish, that's what your paying for.

    Bologna
     
  25. tim_pinnell

    tim_pinnell Active Member

    Another decent rain, wish I had this remaining week off, grrrr, go get em boys and girls and stay safe.:)
     
  26. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Stick

    "Altohugh erie creeks are full of wood, if you know what youre doing, you should not be leaving terminal tackle in fish. Of all the fish I've caught in the last couple years, I've maybe broken off 3 fish max. Of course it may not be the same for people with less experience,"

    ??????WTF?



    I was thinking the same thing!? Guess I don't know what I'm doing! My 20+ years of succesful steelheading throughout the entire great lakes region just adds up to a big lack of experience......Lost three in the wood last time out! Lol!

    Josh
     
  27. tim_pinnell

    tim_pinnell Active Member

    Just got back from a look see at what this recent rain done to the one closer system to me. She is blown big time but that is a good thing in my books. Should be very good in a few days and I have to work, grrrrr. Good luck to everyone who is fishing later this week. I have to wait until Sunday, daughter is getting married on Saturday so Sunday and Monday until I get out to tackle the fish:)
     
  28. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Josh Roelofsen

    quote:
    Originally posted by Stick

    "Altohugh erie creeks are full of wood, if you know what youre doing, you should not be leaving terminal tackle in fish. Of all the fish I've caught in the last couple years, I've maybe broken off 3 fish max. Of course it may not be the same for people with less experience,"

    ??????WTF?



    I was thinking the same thing!? Guess I don't know what I'm doing! My 20+ years of succesful steelheading throughout the entire great lakes region just adds up to a big lack of experience......Lost three in the wood last time out! Lol!

    Josh



    Dont take it the wrong way Josh, maybe I worded that wrong, sorry. Ive had a good fall so far, but maybe I'm just getting lucky not breaking off, its been rare for me, but maybe I am jynxing myself now lol... I also have put in a lot of time and work to figure the trib in question out...to my adantage I would say.

    I have also yet to catch a fish with a hook already in its yap, but I would agree that erie tribs should be more common for that to happen than anywhere else.

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  29. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by sammy

    You probably don't keep them cause you don't know how to clean them or your mom won't let you. When you get a little older you'll learn, probably get a smoker, and then you'll be "one of those guys" taking a few home. Nothing wrong with taking fish, that's what your paying for.

    Bologna



    Comments like this are uncalled for. This is supposed to be a discussion, not where select members decide to insult others.
    Not keeping any because you dont know how to clean a fish is the worst logic Ive ever heard. Why would I not know how to clean a fish?And what does my mom have to do with any of this? I'm not 12 years old...

    Please re-read the thread before posting useless comments like you did, as I stated above that there is no problem with keeping a few fish, I kept 4 last fall If I recall, and one small one this fall.

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  30. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    Originally posted by quinner01



    No, not at all buddy, I keep the odd one that gets hooked deep and likely wont survive, or the odd one when I havent kept one in a while. I was more so referring to the people I see who carry their limit out of the creek everytime I see them... But as Srt8 said, we practice 99% C&R. I just started trout fishing 2 years ago, and have gone through the early struggles and highs/lows of trout fishing. It made me realize how valuable this fishery is, and also how fragile it could be. Now I am hooking into multiple fish more times than not.
    Good luck out there!

    Hey Sammy, there you go, figured I'd highlite it for you, incase your reading skills aren't up to par.
    But apparently its wrong to release most of my fish...

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  31. keeper

    keeper Well-Known Member

    According to one of the fishing shows on TV, in Sweden there is no catch and release !. The animal rights group have got the government to pass this law. If you catch it, you must keep it.

    Let us not inflame ourselves or the general public.

    Enjoy fishing and hunting while we can.
     
  32. bow slayer

    bow slayer Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Josh Roelofsen

    quote:
    Originally posted by Stick

    "Altohugh erie creeks are full of wood, if you know what youre doing, you should not be leaving terminal tackle in fish. Of all the fish I've caught in the last couple years, I've maybe broken off 3 fish max. Of course it may not be the same for people with less experience,"

    ??????WTF?



    I was thinking the same thing!? Guess I don't know what I'm doing! My 20+ years of succesful steelheading throughout the entire great lakes region just adds up to a big lack of experience......Lost three in the wood last time out! Lol!

    Josh



    hey Josh any updates on Huron tribs. Even though I live in St.Thomas I have spent the last 20 years fishing huron tribs mostly the niner,maitland and bayfield. I would like to get out for the first time this fall but with 3 kids playing hockey and work it has been nearly impossible but I could probably fit a day or 3 in the next 2-3 weeks(my favourite time of steelheading)but driving up to less than favouritable conditions would be wastefulness. I was hoping the rain yesterday and maybe some more today should start the fish moving,thanks.
     
  33. sammy

    sammy Member

    With only 2 years experience and only keeping a few fish each year it wouldn't surprised me if you can't clean a trout. To do it well takes alot of practise. .Man handling and letting the fish flop on the bank for your prized picture probably is worse on the fishery than keeping them. I think your limit should be the amount you catch regardless if you choose to keep them or not.Wouldn't surprise me if half the fish you think you released unharmed don't make it
     
  34. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by sammy

    With only 2 years experience and only keeping a few fish each year it wouldn't surprised me if you can't clean a trout. To do it well takes alot of practise. .Man handling and letting the fish flop on the bank for your prized picture probably is worse on the fishery than keeping them. I think your limit should be the amount you catch regardless if you choose to keep them or not.Wouldn't surprise me if half the fish you think you released unharmed don't make it



    Does it really matter if I can clean a trout? I keep a couple each season, but prefer catch and release fishing. I dont care if you keep a few, or anyone keeps a few, so whats the big deal? You seem offended that I catch steelhead and release steelhead?

    If the limit was the amount people caught then Stick would be keeping over 100 a year, I'd be keeping at least half that, Srt8 would be keeping more than enough, and Josh would be keeping hundreds. Thats just 4 fisherman right there of the hundreds. A statement like that makes no sense. If you properly release a steelhead it will survive just fine. And I wont release a fish I think wont survive. I bring a fair size net along with me,so the fish never needs to be removed from the water, and everytime they take off with lots of power. So I dont know where youre getting the idea of the fish flopping around on the ground? If catch and release was such a terrible or ineffective method, and many fish were dieing, there wouldnt be much of a run coming up the creeks anymore. I'd like to hear what Josh or Stick has to say about catch and release as they are more educated on it then me.

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  35. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    Bowslayer, I have heard the last bit of rain has improved the huron tribs and got some fish moving. Although it would still be wise to hear what Josh has to say 8D

    And I thank Tim for actually sticking to the thread as well. Thanks for the condition updates. Have fun at the wedding.

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  36. Fishaholic

    Fishaholic Well-Known Member

    Hey Chip,I think we need Al down here with his bus too. and as you know you can borrow my trout stuff anytime (after all you gave me a wack of stuff when you had enough of all the "legends" up north)! Just let me know and I'll even tie you some roe, and draw up a detailed map. Don't you have short work weeks right now?

    KJ

    " Never mind if the horses are blind, just load the damn wagon"
     
  37. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    quote:


    hey Josh any updates on Huron tribs. Even though I live in St.Thomas I have spent the last 20 years fishing huron tribs mostly the niner,maitland and bayfield. I would like to get out for the first time this fall but with 3 kids playing hockey and work it has been nearly impossible but I could probably fit a day or 3 in the next 2-3 weeks(my favourite time of steelheading)but driving up to less than favouritable conditions would be wastefulness. I was hoping the rain yesterday and maybe some more today should start the fish moving,thanks.



    Won't go into details here, but all the tribs now have decent fishable #'s throughout.........each bump in water levels will result in more and bigger fish showing up and fishing being best shortly after the levels start to drop........all the info you really need is right here.........

    http://www.wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/text_search/search_e.html

    If you have any specific questions you can fire me off an E-mail:

    [email protected]
     
  38. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    Sammy obviously has no clue what he's talking about or is just trying to stir the pot......

    Catch and release is very effective, somewhere around 99% when done PROPERLY. Once in a while fish do get deep hooked and mortality is inevitable. I don't feel bad keeping a deep hooked fish, it's happened to me exactly 3 times out of about 300 fish I've landed so far this fall. Those are so far the only 3 fish that I've kept and I would be very surprised if any one of the 297 or so others died shortly after there release. IMO fish fought quickly and handled properly should not need to be "revived". Every fish I release will immediately bolt out of my hand when pointed back into the flow and my hand removed. A fish being released shouldn't have any trouble keeping itself upright or swim away in slow motion.....

    I try to land most fish up to about 6lb in the water and keeping them in the water. I use only my bare hand and grip tightly around the tail with my thumb and middle finger. Smallish fish are easiest grabbed gently around the middle. When landing small to medium sized fish on my own in the river I will often turn them upside down in one hand removing the hook with the other. Flipping them upside down will immobilize them quite effectively. Bigger fish I try to pull into water just shallow enough to turn them on their side, the hook is pulled and the fish pointed back into the current and released. The fish is only ever held by the tail and supported under the belly. NEVER should you EVER hold a trout up by the gills! And always try and hold the fish OVER THE WATER.

    Generally I only bother getting pictures if I'm fishing with someone. We make sure the camera is already out and the fish lifted from the water for no more than about 10 seconds for the picture. Studies have shown that mortality due to being removed from the water generally starts to occur after about 30 seconds.

    Proper tackle can also play a factor in safe release. Overplaying fish is not a good idea. If you can't land a fish inside of a few minutes your tackle is too light! rarely will I have a fight last more than about a minute and a half.

    Another thing I find important is to match the size of hooks to the size of fish that are prevalent. Although I prefer to use as big a hook as I can get away with the #6 and bigger will stay in the bag if there are alot of shakers around, Bigger hooks can do alot of damage to those little guys. Pinching the barbs down whenever lures are being use is also important to me as trebles can be tough to remove without doing so.

    Josh
     
  39. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Josh Roelofsen

    Sammy obviously has no clue what he's talking about or is just trying to stir the pot......

    Catch and release is very effective, somewhere around 99% when done PROPERLY. Once in a while fish do get deep hooked and mortality is inevitable. I don't feel bad keeping a deep hooked fish, it's happened to me exactly 3 times out of about 300 fish I've landed so far this fall. Those are so far the only 3 fish that I've kept and I would be very surprised if any one of the 297 or so others died shortly after there release. IMO fish fought quickly and handled properly should not need to be "revived". Every fish I release will immediately bolt out of my hand when pointed back into the flow and my hand removed. A fish being released shouldn't have any trouble keeping itself upright or swim away in slow motion.....

    I try to land most fish up to about 6lb in the water and keeping them in the water. I use only my bare hand and grip tightly around the tail with my thumb and middle finger. Smallish fish are easiest grabbed gently around the middle. When landing small to medium sized fish on my own in the river I will often turn them upside down in one hand removing the hook with the other. Flipping them upside down will immobilize them quite effectively. Bigger fish I try to pull into water just shallow enough to turn them on their side, the hook is pulled and the fish pointed back into the current and released. The fish is only ever held by the tail and supported under the belly. NEVER should you EVER hold a trout up by the gills! And always try and hold the fish OVER THE WATER.

    Generally I only bother getting pictures if I'm fishing with someone. We make sure the camera is already out and the fish lifted from the water for no more than about 10 seconds for the picture. Studies have shown that mortality due to being removed from the water generally starts to occur after about 30 seconds.

    Proper tackle can also play a factor in safe release. Overplaying fish is not a good idea. If you can't land a fish inside of a few minutes your tackle is too light! rarely will I have a fight last more than about a minute and a half.

    Another thing I find important is to match the size of hooks to the size of fish that are prevalent. Although I prefer to use as big a hook as I can get away with the #6 and bigger will stay in the bag if there are alot of shakers around, Bigger hooks can do alot of damage to those little guys. Pinching the barbs down whenever lures are being use is also important to me as trebles can be tough to remove without doing so.

    Josh



    Sammy can't catch real fish so he trolls on the internet LOL:D

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  40. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.

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  41. wojo

    wojo Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by sammy

    You probably don't keep them cause you don't know how to clean them or your mom won't let you. When you get a little older you'll learn, probably get a smoker, and then you'll be "one of those guys" taking a few home. Nothing wrong with taking fish, that's what your paying for.

    Bologna


    WTF !!!
     
  42. sammy

    sammy Member

    I think if the limit on the water you fish is 2, after you catch those 2 you should be done, regardless if you keep them or not. Putting fish into a net, grabbing ahold of it anywhere or dragging it onto the bank for a "quick" picture harms the fish, your crazy if you think different. You guys think you're conservationists by releasing all these trout you catch, but unless you're buying processed spawn, keep in mind the damage your doing by keeping tens of thousands of salmon eggs to use as bait.
     
  43. sammy

    sammy Member

    sh+tR8, Anytime you want to hit the river, I'll be glad to show you how to catch trout.
     
  44. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by sammy

    I think if the limit on the water you fish is 2, after you catch those 2 you should be done, regardless if you keep them or not. Putting fish into a net, grabbing ahold of it anywhere or dragging it onto the bank for a "quick" picture harms the fish, your crazy if you think different. You guys think you're conservationists by releasing all these trout you catch, but unless you're buying processed spawn, keep in mind the damage your doing by keeping tens of thousands of salmon eggs to use as bait.



    like I said, clueless.......or just trying to justify keeping his limit every time out......

    There's been enough studies done on the subject of catch and release to prove it works.....I believe the CRAA in toronto has some good info on the subject if anyone cares to look into it. They catch, monitor and tranfer many steelhead and have very rarely had any mortalities due to handling......

    Plain and simple, if C&R didn't work you would be seeing a whole lot more dead trout on the banks......the catch rates on some tribs approach the total run #'s themselves yet they continue to see fish return year after year.....

    Why not educate yourself on the merits of catch and release as well as selective harvest. Staying within the sustainable harvest rate, protection of maiden spawners and repeat spawning rates are all factors that need to be taken into consideration for proper resource management. Every group involved with the wild Steelhead populations around the great lakes will vouch for catch and release as the most important part of sustaining a fishery. The ongoing Portage Creek study on Lake Superiour would be a good place to start your reading.....

    As far as bait goes, to each thier own......I use alot of artificials and flies myself. I also keep a few salmon, usually from lake O every fall for roe and if that runs out I buy hatchery stuff. Fish cleaning stations at the ports can be a good source of skein as well. If you've ever fished lake Ontario for salmon you'd quickly realize that there is no shortage of them! The creeks down that way are bursting at the seams with the big boots! The populations are more than healthy and have been sustaining relatively highharvest for decades. Pretty hard to put a dent in their #'s in my opinion.

    That's the last i'll say on the subject as I'm sure this idiot will continue to try and argue although he has absolutely no basis for any argument he makes......

    Josh
     
  45. stomp

    stomp Administrator Staff Member

    I think the argument is over.
     
  46. giller

    giller Well-Known Member

    the topic go get em boys and girls the author of the topic i'm sure ment fish NOT EACH OTHER.
     
  47. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by giller

    the topic go get em boys and girls the author of the topic i'm sure ment fish NOT EACH OTHER.



    lol! Very true!
     
  48. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Josh Roelofsen





    like I said, clueless.......or just trying to justify keeping his limit every time out......

    There's been enough studies done on the subject of catch and release to prove it works.....I believe the CRAA in toronto has some good info on the subject if anyone cares to look into it. They catch, monitor and tranfer many steelhead and have very rarely had any mortalities due to handling......

    Plain and simple, if C&R didn't work you would be seeing a whole lot more dead trout on the banks......the catch rates on some tribs approach the total run #'s themselves yet they continue to see fish return year after year.....

    Why not educate yourself on the merits of catch and release as well as selective harvest. Staying within the sustainable harvest rate, protection of maiden spawners and repeat spawning rates are all factors that need to be taken into consideration for proper resource management. Every group involved with the wild Steelhead populations around the great lakes will vouch for catch and release as the most important part of sustaining a fishery. The ongoing Portage Creek study on Lake Superiour would be a good place to start your reading.....

    As far as bait goes, to each thier own......I use alot of artificials and flies myself. I also keep a few salmon, usually from lake O every fall for roe and if that runs out I buy hatchery stuff. Fish cleaning stations at the ports can be a good source of skein as well. If you've ever fished lake Ontario for salmon you'd quickly realize that there is no shortage of them! The creeks down that way are bursting at the seams with the big boots! The populations are more than healthy and have been sustaining relatively highharvest for decades. Pretty hard to put a dent in their #'s in my opinion.

    That's the last i'll say on the subject as I'm sure this idiot will continue to try and argue although he has absolutely no basis for any argument he makes......

    Josh



    Very well said Josh not much ya could add to that

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  49. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by sammy

    sh+tR8, Anytime you want to hit the river, I'll be glad to show you how to catch trout.



    Post a report once in a while and I might beleive that 90% of your posts are insulting other members or stirring the pot if you really believe what your saying you should just hang up your fishing gear and take up golf .You just name the time and place for this clinic your gonna put on and I will be there BTW it's SRT8 [:eek:)]

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  50. tim_pinnell

    tim_pinnell Active Member

    As of noon today the local rivers and streams still look like double double. Going to be at least a few days for a certain few tribs to clear up unless of course we get more rain in the near future.
     
  51. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    I will check later today hope she's fishable soon I'm not a big fan of the other option.but I did hear a guy got busted there today don't know all the details but he lost his gear and got a fine nice to see a CO in the area actually catching some one.

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  52. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    Yea, it was about time to see that guy busted!! He said goodbye to his nice shiny islander, and whatever rod it was fixed to. Also proves that the CO's do come when you call, so dont hesitate to do so. One less resource abuser off the creeks for awhile....

    Dont think his name was "Sammy" but who knows...

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  53. Stick

    Stick Well-Known Member

    Don't know the details either but it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Him and another guy have been overdoing their limits for a while. We just couldn't prove it. There's a new CO for the area and he seems to be getting around alot. Probably meet him soon. Should be fishing at lunch now for a couple of days even though it is still clear.

    Tim. The tribs north of my place feeding the main system are very high and mud. With no rain I'd say Sunday may be the earliest for good water. With the temps heading south we may need an auger to get to it though.

    Stick

    Prepare for every outing as if it were a military mission. Play every fish like you were dancing with the prettiest woman in the room!

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ KERSPLASH!


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  54. Fishaholic

    Fishaholic Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by quinner01

    Yea, it was about time to see that guy busted!! He said goodbye to his nice shiny islander, and whatever rod it was fixed to. Also proves that the CO's do come when you call, so dont hesitate to do so. One less resource abuser off the creeks for awhile....

    Dont think his name was "Sammy" but who knows...


    Any empty cans of Busch laying around the area?



    [img height=1]http://i796.photobucket.com/albums/yy248/quinner01/halloween09.jpg[/img]





    " Never mind if the horses are blind, just load the damn wagon"
     
  55. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    quote:
    Originally posted by Stick

    Don't know the details either but it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Him and another guy have been overdoing their limits for a while. We just couldn't prove it. There's a new CO for the area and he seems to be getting around alot. Probably meet him soon. Should be fishing at lunch now for a couple of days even though it is still clear.

    Tim. The tribs north of my place feeding the main system are very high and mud. With no rain I'd say Sunday may be the earliest for good water. With the temps heading south we may need an auger to get to it though.

    Stick

    Prepare for every outing as if it were a military mission. Play every fish like you were dancing with the prettiest woman in the room!

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ KERSPLASH!


    [img height=1]http://i377.photobucket.com/albums/oo213/Stick2009/DSC00287cropped.jpg[/img]




    Supposed to be +7 on monday I will be out for sure I have some big bags tied up so even if its still a bit dirty I'm fishing.

    And ya that DB has been taking way to many fish for way to long now let's just hope he gets all the idiots that fish above the cable this year.

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  56. quinner01

    quinner01 Well-Known Member

    Stick, I will fire an email your way.

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  57. Josh Roelofsen

    Josh Roelofsen Well-Known Member

    Just something interesting that I read today, copied and pasted it from another board. If your like me and for the most part would rather catch Steelhead than eat them here's some proof that C&R works! Read the last last paragraph!!!

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    I have had several CRAA tagged fish caught in other rivers, only to have them show up at the Streetsville Fishway 1-3 weeks later. Several from Bronte, and a few from out east. Perhaps the fish was out partying with some other chromers, realized he/she was in the wrong place and headed for home?

    It is very common for us to have tagged fish return after 1 year or 2 years to the ladder as well. So far roughly 30 of the fish lifted in the past month have tags from last fall or fall 2008.

    This also shows just how succeptable steelhead are to multiple catches. This fish was caught in October on the Credit, November on an eastern trib and it may still be in the system for 6 months to spawn. To date we appear to have 25-30% of the tagged fish from this fall have been landed a second time and reported.

    John

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    President and Chair,
    Credit River Anglers Association

    "Give a little back to the resource we all love"
     
  58. Stick

    Stick Well-Known Member

    Thanks Josh. Love to read that research going on but don't have the time to search it out right now. Over the years I've hit more than 1 fish with distinguishing marks over and over. Would love to swim with them for a couple of years just to put to rest alot of theories that have been spinning around in my noggin. They say that only crazy people talk to the fish they hook. Could that be true? :p WOOOOOOOOOOOWHOOOOOOOOOOOOO YAA BABY!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    Stick

    All I ask from livin' is to have no chains on me!

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  59. SRT8

    SRT8 Well-Known Member

    Great bit of info there John is a very dedicated man and has really turned that fishery around although I don't fish it vary much.

    Dave don't worry your not the only 1 LOL and yeah it was nice to chat today even if it was breif I got owned 3 times LOL can't wait for things to clear up.

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