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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 01:02:02 (permalink)
BOY-OH-BOY talk about making memories; all these years fishing and, I just tied my first "Willis Knot"!!!
 
                                                                                          
 
                                                          
 
 
I gotta get...................  I think I'm feeling a case of happy tears.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 09:16:50 (permalink)
now go fishing and give us a report!...did you get any reef runners?
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 11:16:00 (permalink)
No reef runners yet............. have to wait for the wife to order............. a new bracelet, ear rings or, sumthin!
 
 
Ready to go fishing for sure, anybody have any suggestions about trolling.............. from a sailboat? (Stupid wind)

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 11:46:52 (permalink)
hell..buy her a car if you have to...my motto...happy wife..happy life...and more fish!!!...don't be afraid of the wind...sometimes them eyes light up with the wind!!!..just wear your life jacket..lol
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 11:48:36 (permalink)
ps...I just bought the wife a car..hehehe..I am in like flint!!!!
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 11:56:11 (permalink)
NOW THAT THERE JUST AIN'T FAIR.............................  with a capital AIN'T!!!!!!!!!!!

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 11:56:15 (permalink)
Not saying sunrise is the best because we've caught lots of fish late day too......but this is what happens sometimes at first light 











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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/02 12:17:09 (permalink)
NOW THAT JUST AIN'T FAIR.............................. with a capital JUST AIN'T FAIR!!!!!!!
 
 
BUT............ those pics sure tell a good story.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/03 00:05:26 (permalink)
Sometimes evening fishing is fantastic too....... I guess it's a toss up !










My daughter prefers evening fishing too !
All these fish were released except for one. He's hanging on my man cave wall a nice 15 lb. trophy. 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/03 12:16:22 (permalink)
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http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walcat01/slideshow/walcat01            
 



My favorite things! Looks like a great collection.  we haven't been fishing the lake nearly as long as you and your wife have but sure hope to be able to add similar experiences to our memories over the next many years!
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/03 13:20:51 (permalink)
captain,  great pics of stripers..only got 2..ate one and one on the wall!!..walcat..nice rigs...you use a bigger presentation than what I am used too...gonna have to try that....unwind a couple of those and let us have a look!...if you don't mind?..love the turtles!..lol
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/03 13:31:33 (permalink)
Nice pics and stories.... keep em coming....  This is Nemicolin , Pa.  What a beautiful resort, full of bronze statues and collections.

The bronze Fly Fisherman

Bronze painted Eagle
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/03 15:51:49 (permalink)
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http://smg.photobucket.com/user/walcat01/slideshow/Ed%20and%20Doc       
 
 

 How many turtles on this log????????
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


I'm counting 42...but no matter how wrong I am it is sure an impressive thing to see! Cool picture!
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/04 00:11:02 (permalink)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                   

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/04 11:06:01 (permalink)
Your going to need more popcorn the Niagara River Show is on ....LOL !  This is a must on every fishermen's future hit list. Salmon , Steelhead , and Lakers roam these turbulent strong current waters. I've fished the mighty Niagara on and off for over 30 season's and introduced many friends to this wide open river. Once again I prefer to fish the shorelines but also have caught many fish from boats . It's truly an accomplishment to land these powerful fish from this Majestic Emerald River.













 
 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/04 22:25:35 (permalink)
She's telling you the truth you need to use caution when boating the Niagara. Even shore fishing one must use serious caution too. Those strong currents at the Devil's Hole area are not for beginners and should be avoided. The Lewiston Drift area is strong also but much less then the power plant areas. Below Lewiston the current slows down somewhat to the mouth or Coast Guard area . The Bar or mouth flow is the hot boating area. It's usually busy with boats and provides plenty of fishing action when the bite is on. Usually Lakers and Salmon stage at the "Bar" area before running the river. Boaters have capsized and drown in the Lower Niagara in the past so it's only proper to use caution.         The Bar

Drifting the current and hooking up. Lots of Lakers feeding.


Niagara has some nice size Lakers too ! We release all.

Browns also stage at the mouth.

Even Walleye show up once in awhile

 
post edited by CAPTAIN HOOK - 2015/10/04 22:54:21
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/05 09:54:58 (permalink)
great sea duck hunting there also!
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/06 12:43:56 (permalink)
More of the Niagara River fishing.............Lewiston N.Y. , Art Park area. Shore or boat the Niagara has a good mix of fishing year round. Boat fishing is easier and not as challenging as the shoreline. River clarity is controlled by Lake Erie winds. Light winds clear emerald river, strong winds expect cloudy green pea soup color, and head elsewhere. Snags galore, it's bottom is lined with tons of rocks and boulders and they are usually unforgiving . Learn to adjust and barely tap that bottom and you will catch fish. It's a hike down into the Devil's Hole area weather you walk the power plant road or take the stone steps down. The hike or climb out is much worse it's steep and will wear you out. I'm too old for that area now, but Art Park is still shore fishable. Back in the day we hiked that gorge area twice a day to fish both morning and evening......ah..... those days are long gone !! No sight seeing fishing here, plus strong wide current flows give the fish total control of the battle and many break free. It's no doubt the ultimate test in river sport fishing ! Try it someday..... boat or shore......it's awesome fishing.
   





Notice how many big split shots on




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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/06 23:37:39 (permalink)
Hope all are enjoying these fishing photos up next is " Cold weather fishing days on the Niagara " I don't ice fish but these are some cold snowy days. There is a fine line between insanity and the love of the sport of fishing! I know we all have probably crossed over that several times in our lives. We fished the Niagara, Spring , Fall, and Winter over the years and we learned all tactics on our own. We never chartered or had any direct connections in N.Y. we basically put the time in with trial and error fishing. We grew up in the Shenango Lake area and still live here so the Niagara was a special challenge. One thing about traveling away on fishing trips the weather is the major factor that we have no control of, but sometimes it works out !
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/07 08:18:30 (permalink)
                                   
 
 
Jiminy Crickets'  Capt. Hook, I dun burned out the microwave makin Uncle Orville's  gourmet popcorn.  Gonna have to change to Jiffy Pop's stove top popping pan. I can make that stuff on the stove top, in the oven, the broiler and my Coleman camping stove too (it's a two burner)!

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/07 19:31:39 (permalink)
I never fished the Niagara,or the bar at the mouth,because I'm not a big lake trout fan but sure looks like fun. I did fish the big pond out of Olccott and at the time I caught a 19.7 lbs steelhead than beat the Pa state record.lol wrong state but what a fish. We caught huge numbers of steelheads trolling off the microwaves 35 feet down on the riggers. Our best day was 47 hookups with 31 to the boat. Nothing like the late August early September king run we spent two weeks camping fishing the derby and cold packing salmon at night in the pressure cooker. We'd been home 80 to 100 pints of salmon every year.We had a lot of fun and work on those trips.
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/07 19:38:48 (permalink)
shot many ducks and caught fish in same same place ..awesome pics!!!!
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/08 00:18:01 (permalink)
Yes it's loaded with Sea ducks, they fly just above the water in front of the boat as we travel up and down the river. Here's those cold days I was talking about. Now days I don't care for cold weather and wonder how did we enjoy fishing that much......but we did ! Insanity fishing at it's finest ! 
Time to launch the boat it's a cold morning boys !

Were heading down river
 


Made it to Fort Niagara



Never know what you'll catch in the Niagara in Winter  a "reel mix "


Beautiful River Brown

Even Walleye bite


What are we doing here it's 15 degrees today !
I got it were catching fish ....... we'll you are Spanky !



I'm cold just looking at these more too come................Captain Hook & Co.
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/08 00:59:35 (permalink)
Now them there first pictures, Captain, brings the true meaning to "Ice Fishing".  What's the limit on them things?
 
I'm sorry, I've not been myself lately.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/08 14:56:01 (permalink)
walcat
Last time we went out fishing in weather like that we caught almost 50 lbs. The wife tried to fry it up and almost drowned both of us !!!        


walcat
You guys were just plain NUTS !!!!!!!!   


Look who's calling who..............."Nuts"!!!!!!!    



Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/08 23:48:41 (permalink)
More cold fishing ............

The launch is a little jammed up now...............

Made it in, now figure how to get it trailered ...we finally did took some effort.


Ice cold Smallies too !




Cold fishing from shore.....



 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/09 00:29:14 (permalink)
Yep............... Walcat IS right............  your nuts AND you look like your having wayyyyyy toooo much fun!
 
Great story Captain.......  

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/09 00:42:17 (permalink)
That's about it for Niagara got lots more pictures but I'll save some for future posts. Never kept Lakers we mostly kept a few Steelhead for the smoker and some Browns for roe. Big Tuna, you know what it's like on Ontario boat trolling, the action was and is great. We trolled somewhat over the years but drifting is our cup of tea! Those big Lakers love to hug that bottom and can be stubborn to bring up top side. Shore river fishing is crazy fighting fish in the strong current pull. I told my friends that fighting a 10 lb. Niagara Steelhead from shore is about the same as a twenty pounder anywhere else. They use that current to their advantage and you will lose an average of about 50% of hooked Steelhead from shore, due to their power jumps, super runs across the wide open river, and the powerful boiling current bending your rod . Good gear, and strong tackle, is a must here. If you have landed Steelies in the local tributaries as I have, you still have no idea how powerful these fish can be from Niagara shores. 
FISH ON !
 


Time to hike out..... this fishing day's over .

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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/10 12:40:33 (permalink)
Walcat, not that I'd ever admit it but, I gotta agree with ya on this issue.  BUT, just this issue and, while we're on the subject of showing pride, how come I ain't seeing your Avatar being changed as per past conversations.
 
Last but not least, regarding a comment made on another thread................ !
 
Have a good day and tight lines.

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
  Old fisherman never die; we just smell that way. 
 
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Re: Past and present fishing days. 2015/10/12 16:13:51 (permalink)
heres some pics of my own, not quiet as impressive as some of captain hook's but i'm working on it!

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