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  1. Here is some more info on the situation with Canada Customs: $1000.00 or your boat..... Your Choice http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/20...ence_folo.html http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Bre...125217289.html Story Published: Jul 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM EDT Story Updated: Jul 8, 2011 at 6:49 PM EDT "The Canadian government has decided to let people from the U.S. fishing in Canadian waters check in by cell phone, the office of north country Congressman Bill Owens announced Friday morning." This is the number you need to call with your cell phone prior to entering Canadian waters, have a pen and paper ready as they will give you a check in number to show authorities if you are stopped and requested to do so. When you call they will ask for vessel number, year, make and model of boat. Also Name, DOB, citizenship, country of residence for each person on-board, also everyone on board must have a passport or passport card. They will ask for the purpose of the trip. ! 888 226 7277 This number is for any questions you have to prepare for your trip into Canadian waters. 1 519 257 6469 Here is the Border Patrol Tip Line phone number that was given to alot of us (Charter Captains) that fish Lake Ontario. 1-800-331-0353 The Border Patrol requested that if anyone see's anything that does not seem right to please call them and report it. Now, if Canada would do the same thing, we as fishermen (and women) could help them to enforce the laws and also save money. We ARE an invaluable asset to them as we are on the water all hours and days of the week. We see many things that the Border Patrol and others Do NOT see!
  2. The US Border Patrol has asked for the HELP of ALL fishermen. They are looking to us as there "eye's on the water" If you see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious activity, Please give them a call and report it. 1-800-331-0353 Remember, you can help stop an invasive species!
  3. Here is an UPDATE on the Border Crossing situation: Canadian officials sticking with controversial border policy $1000.00 or your boat..... Your Choice http://blog.syracuse.com/outdoors/20...ence_folo.html The Canadian government has decided to let people from the U.S. fishing in Canadian waters check in by cell phone, the office of north country Congressman Bill Owens announced Friday morning. http://www.wwnytv.com/news/local/Bre...125217289.html Story Published: Jul 8, 2011 at 2:17 PM EDT Story Updated: Jul 8, 2011 at 6:49 PM EDT
  4. Sorry sherman, I can't help with the tripz divers. Never used them. However, I did a search and this is what I found: There are several youtube video's on them. Here is the search link, hope it helps. http://www.google.com/search?q=tripz+divers&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Now that I have seen them, they work just like the reg. divers do, except when a fish hits these, they release and you are not fighting the jet along with the fish. (Less drag from the jet) The regular jets float just like these do. If I was going to invest in these, I would look at them in the 40 and 50 models. As the rest of them are easy to retrieve.
  5. sherman, If you are asking about using jet divers, they are pretty easy. Just pick out the depth you want to fish and choose the jet with the same number on it, ie... 10,20,30,40, or 50. If the fish are suspended in between depths or you are limited to say the 20 jets, just add a snap weight in front of the jet. I run them on inline boards, and also on the big boards. As far as depth, Yes the Trollers Bible Big Water Edition has all the depth's in there for the different types of lines. They have researched the jets and dipsey divers in the book. A very handy tool to have on the boat for sure. I hope this helps at least a little. Bill
  6. I'm not sure it would do any good, but, seems if we all contacted our reps in congress and let them know we are NOT happy with this situation, and we demand that they Stop acting like little children and fix this mess and come to some kind of agreement with Canada concerning use of Border Waters things would be a lot less hostile.
  7. Here are a few links to Local Newspaper articles. http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20110622/NEWS02/306229942/-1/news http://blog.syracuse.com/sports/2011/06/baldwinsville_mans_day_of_fish.html http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20110625/NEWS02/306259919
  8. It used to be a "given" that as long as we had a Canadian Lic. and were on Border Waters, that we were allowed to fish without checking in with customs, UNLESS you anchored or set foot on shore. But, it seems that as they say, "the times they are a changin' " I have not set foot on Canadian soil in many years, and now that this is starting, I will not be on Canadian waters again any time soon.
  9. I don't know how many of you guys have seen about the Canadian Border Patrol cracking down on US Boaters that venture into Canadian waters but here is just one tale of the tactic's they are now employing; One poor guy went across the border to fish, had ALL the required licenses, he DID NOT go to shore, anchor, or contact Customs. They came to his boat while he was fishing and placed him under arrest for failing to make land fall, and then notify customs that he was going to fish in Canadian border waters. He was fined $1000.00 cash on the spot, or lose his boat. Oh Baby's Whitby Experience...The Good, the Bad and The Ugly Boarder Crossing Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 07:59:55 EDT This is gonna be a novel guys....enjoy some of our highs and lows Thursday: My 12 year old son Justin and I met Matt and his dad Steve in the am and we launched from the Oak and headed across the lake in a fog. There was a sense of excitement and anticipation in the air as we started the almost 50 mile trip across the lake to Port Whitby to fish the Whitby Big Jon KOTL event. None of us had ever fished there before, nor had we ever crossed the lake by sea, so we were all looking forward to fishing new waters and seeing new sights. As we crossed into Canadian water, we slowed down and decided to troll into port. We set rods over 350 fow and trolled NE. Not much was happining and the screen was blank, but at 325 fow the corner rigger down 67 ft fires and I jumped to the rod and it was game on.....welcome to Canada boyz That rod had our only meat rig in our spread....a mag Hi Ho Silver MC Rocket in a Big Weenie Green Chrome meat rig. The king burned out 500 plus and then we were just in a stalemate for awhile. Eventually, he tired and we worked him to the boat and we scooped up our first king of the trip at around 10 am. It would take us 12 hours to get the fish to the weigh station (details to come) , but even so the king tipped the scales at almost 28 lbs. Justin got a turn whille we were over about 275fow, and pulled in what turned ot to be a 5lb brown on a spoon we had out hoping for a steelhead. Not another touch would happen until we hit 140 fow. We took a shot on the 300 copper and Steve got his turn on what appeared to be another great king, but it shook the hook. We had several more good fish on before heading into port and we were all stoked at what could be an awesome weekend. Here is Justin laying into another huge king that would eventually get free when his shirt got wrapped in the handle of the reel He was a great sport the whole weekend !! The Bad We pulled into port and headed to the marina to get our slip number and gas up. We filled the empty tank and went to put the boat into the slip we were assigned. We immediatly were greeted by some fellow tournament friends & teams we knew and said our hellos. We knew we had to go call in, so shortly after we got to the dock, the four of us headed to the office to call customs and check in. It was a long walk, and our 5th teammate Jeff had arrived with his truck, so we carried our cooler with the single king in it to take and weigh in for the Pay Everyday Derby. We dropped the cooler off at the truck, which was in route to the phone, and called customs. The Phone call took at least 10 minutes, maybe longer, as Matt was put on hold for a bit. We all had our passports ready, expecting we each needed to speak on the phone. It was a long walk from the boat to the office, and would probably take 5 + minutes to walk at a regular pace. There never seemed to be any choice but to have all 4 go at the same time. Well, the officer on the phone only spoke to Matt, and then instructed us to all go to the boat because some customs officers would be there to speak with us. As we walked down the dock, we saw a male and female customs agent at the boat. It became obvious from the very first moment that things were not going to go well. The male officer seemed to be the "senior" officer, and had a MAJOR attitude towards us and begun grilling us as to why we all 4 left the boat. He instructed us that only the captain could leave the vessel to call in, and that he had to do that immediatly upon arrival! He told us how he had seen our boat and that it was not occupied for at least 10 or 15 minutes, and what were we doing all that time? We told him we had to walk to the phone and then the call took awhile because we were put on hold. This guy wanted nothing to do with our reasons....only that we didn't follow procedure. He tried to tell me my 12 year old son had to have a passport (not true), and that only having a birth certificate was not enough and that my passport card was not a legal passport. Again....there was nothing that could be said, as you could tell we were being railroaded and if it wasn't one thing they would just find something else. After some very intese moments and a boat search, they took our identification and told us to stay put while they went back to their mini van. When they returned awhile later, the woman officer instructed me that myself and my son cleared customs and were free to go get some food or a drink. I said I would wait for my crew, in which the male officer said they would be awhile. He turned to Matt and Steve, and said I don't want to do this on the dock, follow us to our car. From that point, I was no longer involved and uncertain "exactly" what was said. Matt told me that the first thing the male officer said was "OK, here is what we are going to do. We are siezing your boat..........then the officer left a long pause for shock value......OR, you can pay a thousand dollar fine right now". Beyond that, Matt would have to tell you what was said, as I stayed back at the boat. I finally couldn't stand it and had to know what was going on, so I walked to the customs van and that is when Matt told me they were fined $1000. I think the "official" reason for the fine ended up being that we all left the boat and took the coolor with us. The male officer then told us to enjoy the tournament and that we should not let this keep us from having a good time. He said that twice, and it took all my strength to not punch that smug jackass right in the face. The only reason it didn't turn out worse is that we all knew we had to just keep our mouths shut and take the abuse. I felt like it was my first night in prison and bubba just dropped the soap in front of me and said "pick that up boy". You just know you're gonna get screwed one way or the other ;( OK, so over 2 hours later we are all released and it's 7:30. Still enough time to run to tightlines to weigh in our Salmon for The Pay Everyday Derby. We get there and it tips the scale at 27.8 (10 hours after it was caught) and things start to look up, as we win the daily prize and get $200 bucks back. Friday....The Good We all awake in a somber mood, still stinging from the day before. Somehow, everything had changed and we no longer had that excitement we felt on the ride over. We knew we could make everything better by going out Friday and catching the big fish. We were on a mission that would not be denied......to get our $1000 bucks back :devil: . We headed 6 miles east and would troll east all day. Within our first hour we put a 27 lb king in the boat. That fish took a Big Weenie spook fly behind a blue angel spin doctor (that fly has been sooo hot this year!). Soon after, the rigger fires with the same MC Rocket/ Big Weenie meat rig that took yesterdays big fish. When it hit the deck, we all high fived, but we never weighed the fish. At weigh in, we were last in line. One by one we got to thinking just maybe we had big fish. Pressman was in the lead with a 28. We knew our smaller fish was over 26, so we figured high 29 or low 30 for the big one. When they opened the box, they knew we had 28 beat and we started to cheer. Then Ivan said Oh Baby....30.2 and we erupted with cheers, hugs and high fives you would only understand knowing what we had been through the day before. I am sure some guys thought geez....it's only big fish friday guys But you know what, we did it, and man did it feel great!! I will cherish that moment forever! Even our second biggest fish would have been third or fourth. Our reward....$1000. We also won our second pay everyday derby in a row for another $200. The smiles say it all, eh? Hey Canada.....kiss our A$$ The ugly Shotgun start Sat morning, we had no choice but to go east were we picked on the big fish the day before, even though 95% of the pack went west. We started out great, but our kings transformed into steelhead overnight and we never found our fish we had on Friday. We learned our lesson and next time we will listen to the majority. We only found 3 kings and found ourselves out of it with no hope of a sunday comeback. On Sunday, we head west with the rest looking to at least have some fun. We had little to fish for, so we ran a test program for the first couple hours with some new products and some untested rigs because we knew there were fish around and it was a great time to learn something new. We took about 10 shots with only about a 10% hook up ratio before we could make some adjustments. We then put a couple fish in the boat before doubling up on HUGE kings. Both were 30 lb class. One on a crazy fish MC Rocket and one on a Big Weenie Proctologist fly. But....as the weekend would go for us, one got into the copper that was out on an in-line board and set itself free, and the other would eventually chew through the 25 lb line and bite us off after a 20 minute battle. The air got sucked out from us and we just never recouperated. It was a tuff end for us, and a finish that left us embarrassed and shaking our heads in disbelief. We had such high hopes, but in the end too many things worked against us and we lost our focus. We did win $1400 though, so at least that helped out a little. _________________ Rod Team Lucky Enuff http://www.teamluckyenuff.com
  10. Hi Everyone, Sorry I have not been here in some time, alot has been happening for us. But, I need to tell you folks the walleye bite out of Buffalo is SMOKIN' ! ! ! Good numbers of fish are being taken damn near everyplace on the lake. The hot bites are at Meyers Reef, and Seneca Shoals area's. Fish have been in the 5# -9# range. The majority of fish are being taken on worm harnesses either dragged behind bottom bouncers (4-6 oz.) @ speeds of 1.2 - 1.5 Or harnesses behind jets and dipsey divers. Fish slow and near the bottom for best results.
  11. We fished out of Buffalo last night 5/27 -5/28 from Buffalo to West of Hamburg and back. Managed to boat 25 eyes between 2-6 pounds. And I managed to break one off, don't know what it was except heavy and in a real hurry to get away from our boat ! Water was real muddy at Buffalo, till we cleared the windmills. From about Smokes to west of Hamburg, the water kept getting cleaner. Surface temp was 57-58 degree's. Edit/Delete Message
  12. I have a couple seats open for the tourney the week of June 11 -18th. I am offering these to the members here that would like to fish this tourney but don't have a boat. Cost for the week is $300.00 per person. This includes fuel, bait, tackle, Cabin for the week, ice, and tourney entry. This is 8 days of fishing ! ! ! Or as many days as you want to be there. If there is anyone interested, Please give me a call @ 716-535-7566
  13. Good looking blades and spoon patterns.
  14. I tried to make a copy of mine once, came out all black. Might work on a scanner, not sure.
  15. That's the name of the one I had. EasyTroller, was hinged in the middle.
  16. I ran a Happy Troller on my 24 Sporty for many years. Loved it ! If you are going to run bags, try to hook them so when in the water, the bags are at the mid ships point on your boat. This will keep them out of your way when fighting and netting fish.
  17. Cedar is by far the lightest I have used. I made a set last year out of the PVC 1 x12 material and they are great ! ANd being white, they show up very well.
  18. I shoot an old Horton Super Mag. 150# draw weight. I have owned it for the past 9 years and love it. I have killed a bunch of deer with it. I have no problem with a 50 yard shot. Pass thru with Rage 2 blades, they don't got more than 20-30 yards. Best bet, get him into a shop and have him try out a few different models. See what fits him and what your comfortable spending on it. Only another 10 years and my grandson will be ready for his first one.
  19. Does anyone have any Tite Loc bases they are not using ? Have a friend that is looking for some. These are the ones that can hold up to (4) Four rod holder tubes. Thanks in advance, Bill
  20. I used tethers on my rods when I was running the "Tite-Loc" triple tree's. Customers would snap the planner board line when sending the release out, and it would hit an eye on the rod, and next thing a $200 rod and reel are in the lake. I changed over to Cisco rod holders last year, anxious to see what is gonna happen this year with these.
  21. I talked to Alan this morning, 3/16/11 and the riggers have been SOLD.
  22. Congrats on the new addition to the family ! Glad to hear mom and son are both doing well.
  23. Court Ruling Puts Hunting Rights in Danger Anti-Hunters Trying to Capitalize on Opportunity to Attack Our Hunting Heritage; Your Voice is Needed A Federal Circuit Court ruling on the Forest Plan for the Huron-Manistee National Forest in central Michigan mandated that the Forest consider banning all firearm hunting on all or portions of 13 Semi-primitive Areas. This court ruling sets a troubling precedent that could pose a threat to gun hunting on portions of our federal lands across the nation. The Forest Service is accepting public comment on the two alternatives until Feb. 11. Anti-hunters are generating a lot of comments into the Forest Service and it is critical that hunters stand up to have their opinions heard. If you have not submitted your comment already, please take a few minutes and submit this importation information. On Dec. 28, the Forest Service published a Notice of Intent to comply with Court direction and develop a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement that will review the proposal to ban firearm hunting on the identified areas. The Forest Service proposes only two alternatives. The first is “No-Action;†this would reaffirm existing management direction on the Forest and continue to allow hunting on the identified areas. The second is “Modified Closure Alternative;†this would ban firearm hunting on some portion of the identified areas. Below is a sample comment to help give you a starting point for developing your comments. Please take a few moments to personalize your comments and include what you believe to be the impact of a decision to ban gun hunting. Adding this information will help the Forest Service make a well informed decision. Sample Comments I urge the Huron-Manistee National Forest to select the No-Action alternative and continue to allow firearm hunting on all Semi-primitive Nonmotorized Management Areas and the Nordhouse Dunes Primitive Area. Language from the Circuit Court decision that prompted the development of the SEIS suggesting that nonhunters who recreate on lands open to public hunting should be able to do so “without ducking the occasional gunshot†demonstrates a complete lack of understanding of American’s tradition of responsible hunting. The decision also ignores the many decades of harmonious coexistence between hunters and other recreationists on public lands throughout Michigan and across America. The opportunity to hunt with a firearm exists for approximately 5 months annually in Michigan. However, substantial hunter activity occurs for only a handful of days each year in association with the gun deer season and several weekends during other popular seasons. As our nation works to introduce a greater proportion of our citizens to the outdoors, it would be counterproductive to create artificial barriers to do so by establishing zones where well-supported and long-practiced recreational uses are no longer allowed. I strongly urge the Huron-Manistee National Forest to aid in sustaining our hunting heritage by selecting the No-Action Alternative as outlined in the SEIS. Submission Instructions Comments must be received by Feb. 11, 2011. Comments may be emailed to [email protected], and should contain the subject line “Forest Plan SEIS.†You may submit a physical copy of your comments to: Forest Planner Huron-Manistee National Forests 1755 S. Mitchell Street Cadillac, MI 49601 or They may also be faxed to (231) 775-5551. If you wish to have legal standing to file an appeal, be sure to include your name and address. National Wild Turkey Federation 770 Augusta Rd., Edgefield, SC 29824
  24. Wow, You folks are the Best ! Thank s everyone, much appreciated.
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