Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Report.....................

Got out at the crack of dawn this morning for a 4 hour tour. The weather was nice and crisp and I got to a few spots before the late risers.
I ended up with a few today but still had to work for them. One fisherman even caught a Chinook.....Go figure.....

As the morning came to the end the water dropped a little more and started to clear. Another good rain would be nice to keep the fish moving.
Happy Halloween and have a safe evening.........

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Burt is Burt.................

Nothing like getting up to the Dirty at what you think is an early time and you are the 35th car into the lot.
A little more of the same at Burt this morning. The first hour of the morning showed a little action and then as the hydro flow reduced and so did the action. I was out of there by 9:45 am with a Steelhead and a Brown to show for my efforts.
Until tomorrow..................

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Steelhead Surfing Time........................

On the way to work this morning the winds were howling down the length of lake. There were powerful waves hammering the lake shore with intensity and pushing up water levels. It was hard walking in a straight line downtown this morning.

I am hoping the medium shot of rain we had the other day which brought up stream levels a little but not as much as I had hoped coupled with the intense gusts of wind do the trick.

It should bring in some fresh runs to the lower reaches of medium and smaller streams and I don't worry about the big girl as she is on her own time table.

Just a few thought s from the home office before I down a Tim Hortons...........

Monday, October 25, 2010

Planned Obsolescence?

Planned Obsolescence?

Must all waders leak after one year of use?

I took back my waders yesterday to where I bought them . Since they were a little over a year old I was hoping they would tell me to just take another box off the shelf and send me on my way.

I was using my warranty issue as a moment of truth with the company in question. They instead told me they would ship them back for repair for $30 bucks which isn't bad but we are getting into prime time and going without or wearing sub par back ups is frustrating for a period of 2 weeks or longer. I do have back ups but what a pain.

I told the guy that there was faulty taping on both neoprene footies that were leaking. He questioned me "do you use them a lot?" Should that be the issue? Should you have to buy a product and use it less or not at all for it not to fail in one year?

So let me know what you think.

Is the universalism that all waders fail after one year acceptable to consumers?

Are we a civilization that puts men into space and rescues miners below the earth unable to create a wader that lasts for more than one year?

Am I to upgrade from $300 plus dollar waders to $600 dollar plus waders to find satisfaction with a product?

Is this done by the manufacturer on purpose so we come back every year to blow more money?

Is there any pride left in manufacturing a good quality product?

Have a great week and catch some fish......................

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ontario Trib change up....................

This morning I decided to go try a Lake Ontario trib which is infamous in the minds of many. I was hoping for a female chinook to replenish my roe supplies but for the second time this year I couldn't buy a female Chinook.
The people were not that bad today and for the most part everyone was friendly and had manners.
I fished a combination of roe and beads today with some success but not a blockbuster day.
I did get the Lake Ontario Grand Slam today and I should be happy about that.
The slam included a Chinook,Brown,Steelhead, and an Atlantic.
I stayed from sun up to sun down . The one year old waders are leaking in both footies and I'm not happy about that. So the waders are turned inside out drying out and I plan on kicking back on the couch tonight. I wish I had Bill's fountain of youth and super powers to get me through a long day.
Until later....................

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Slow Slow and Slower

The action was slow today and weather felt more like late April than mid October.
Tom caught this nice one on a pinkie.
That's all for day. It's time to rest the old back and take a nap.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Holiday Steel................

I got out for a few hours this morning and hooked into a few fish. A little more people out today as it is a holiday on both sides of the border.

The water was finally greening up and there was a periodic sprinkle in the sky.

I still think the runs are about three weeks behind from last year but thats my own opinion.

unitl later............................

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Dropped like a rock........................

I got up this morning with eager anticipation after the rain we received this week. Unfortunately my hopes were dashed as the water flows dropped like a rock yesterday.

As the sun came up on the run I could see the water was low and clear. Most of the pools became frog water.

I only stayed out for about 2 hours and killed a half hour talking to big Ed. He said he got one on the first cast which to him was a very bad omen. He had no other success this morning.

Well it was a nice walk any way and on the way back up I ran into Kohan too. I wont be back there until we get more rain.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

More of the same.......................

The big streams turned brown and the small streams stayed low and clear limiting options once again this week. The rain simply did not do enough to make things worth while. It was still nice to get out this morning for a nice walk and a drive to all my special places.