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  1. Country Pleasures

    I'd try using the contact info from that website: http://countrypleasuresff.blogspot.ca/p/contact-us.html
  2. Country Pleasures

  3. Any chance your a have hunter or shoot guns and into a partial trade on the nautalius if so I could offer you a very nice Cooey single shot .410 shot gun and some cash ? If so I could text or email you some pics if not no worries it was worth a try.

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      Don't hunt and I'm not interested in trades. Sorry.

  4. Cack Handler Switch

    I feel like I missed something. Guessing the original post was deleted.
  5. Whirling Disease

    Also the next disease or invasive species will spread just as quickly unless people start cleaning their boats and gear properly between water bodies.
  6. Heard some words yesterday...

    Yup. Exactly what they were planning to do with the North Central recovery program.
  7. Entire system declared infected. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/whirling-disease-found-in-north-saskatchewan-watershed
  8. Straightening Line

    For the line you can put some drag on the reel and pull it off a bit at a time, then attach some heavy mono to the front and tie the mono to a doorknob. Pull it tight to stretch it a bit then reel it back on. For a leader just grab a couple feet of it at a time between your hands and pull or buy one of those leader straighteners.
  9. Heard some words yesterday...

    They don't have any population numbers for anything. The numbers have been asked for and none were supplied. Their definition of pure strain is greater or equal to 99% and it's determined by pulling some fish and mapping their genome. Heh, I could be such a $#!+ disturber and say "yeah, the Bow and Highwood". They presented it more as something they're looking at, but didn't say it actually will happen or where. The context around it was similar similar projects in the States that they've been watching. Find a pure strain population upstream from a hybridized population that has a barrier between them. The hybridized population should have a barrier below it as well to separate them from other hybrids. Nuke hybrids then transplant some pure strains into that stretch.
  10. Heard some words yesterday...

    I also heard the words "closing rivers to angling is the gold standard".
  11. A sobering read.

    Wonder how much more water per acre golf courses use compared to an acre of residential lawns.
  12. Ice free bow

    I think you're likely to find more ice the further down from the city you get. There's less ice in the city is because of the warm water coming out of the sewage treatment plants, especially Bonnybrook. If you don't know the river at all, now might not be the best time to try learning it by yourself. Maybe find someone who'll fish with you or hold off until the river clears up some more.
  13. North Central Native Trout

    http://www.backcountryhunters.ca/ Stay tuned, there's more coming around the habitat stuff. I'll push habitat restoration as much as I pushed for people to send letters against the closures. To be honest, I never even fish any of the rivers that were going to be closed. I got involved in this because I saw the absurdity of closing the rivers to angling without addressing habitat issues.
  14. North Central Native Trout

    So that didn't take long after we started getting in the media. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-trout-fishing-recovery-plan-1.4546810 http://edmontonjournal.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/alberta-government-backs-off-plans-to-close-popular-fishing-rivers/wcm/ecd291b2-3ea5-4b7f-a163-4c0dbedb501e And folks, make sure to thank Don Anderson as he helped us (Backcountry Hunters and Anglers) out a lot with this.
  15. North Central Native Trout

    Starting to get some coverage. http://calgaryherald.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/alberta-anglers-fear-stream-closures-coming-blame-industry-recreation/wcm/d959eeb5-8c42-411b-943c-b9bd9cea7a27 Funny how the AEP spokesman is quoted saying “No decisions regarding potential closures have been made at this time.” but this page: http://aep.alberta.ca/fish-wildlife/fisheries-management/north-central-native-trout-recovery/default.aspx clearly says for 2018 "Fishing closures begin, habitat restoration activities continue, fish and fish habitat assessments". Seems they may be starting to backpedal so keep the pressure on and keep sending in those letters. This isn't just about keeping the rivers open to angling, it's about making sure the real problems like habitat fragmentation and sedimentation get addressed.