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  1. Dan, ive seen the same thing. Lots of colours but mostly on the light green colour. I wonder if it related to the adults. There are dark olive and bright blue. They seem to be of either sex if using “who is on top” criteria. Don
  2. Jauhad, Rain getting to you. An argument with yourself is kinda scary Don
  3. Uber, it appears the correction maybe different than link originally posted. Spent the last hour looking for the original link. No luck. Don
  4. I drifted several sections of the Clearwater this year and you don’t want to bring s drift boat down it from Highway 22>Highway 752. It is thin in many places. I bottomed out my pontoon boat many times. Tbe river is in runoff right now and this will help the situation. Launching a drift boat is tough. There maybe only two spots in 12 miles. North Sask is even tougher to get boats in and out within a reasonable distance. Downstream of Highway 11 there is a take out at Drayton. Catch ya’ Don
  5. Folks, here is a Conference Board of Canada survey on hunting , fishing & trapping. this stuff is important. only what is measured matters. https://na1se.voxco.com/SE/default.aspx Don
  6. Folks, The Wild Alberta website used to have a link to Fisheries Management that detailed the Quality Lake Policy, the Perch Policy And Stocking Policy. They have disappeared. Are the policies still in place? i am looking for where they went. Don
  7. I’ve seen the missing gill plates on Staffer for well over 20 years. WD kills <10” fish. Don
  8. FishnChips says “ I have a Hardy JET 9WT that I collected a few years ago. The glass blanks are identical in colour to fibreglass Hardy Mooching Rods which were popular in the '70s on the BC coast.” The rod blank was made by J. Kennedy Fisher who built blanks for Winston & Hardy as well as a number of smaller companies. I have owned a number of blanks built by them. Wonderful rods. Don
  9. Taco, The Islander is Canadian after all. It is expected to be low key even apologetic. Don
  10. Peasant! Hardys are meant to be heard. Please send it to me, I appreciate quality. Don
  11. Taco, That is one rare critter. As far as I know only two have been captured in Alberta. Both by biologists. Lucky guy. Don
  12. The first Hardy Marquis I bought was in 1971. It still gets used 50 or more days a year. The Marquis forms the backbone of my reel collection with sizes 1>7 in use. I have 8 Marquis c/w many spare spools. After 100>125days/year since 1971 which means 4500 fishing days with only one issue detailed below, you cannot go wrong. The only issue I ever had with the reel is when they switched from nickel silver line guards to chrome plastic. That happened on one reel in the late 70’s. The Hardy rod you got will be a honey of a rod. The blank was built by J. Kennedy Fisher who also built blanks for many other rod companies including Winston when they were in SAN Francisco. i have owned several of the blanks all who have cast just great. The rod will not cast like the graphite’s of today but toss it a line it will very well. You will have to drop the (windshield on fast whip/whip stuff) exhibited by the fast action graphite bunch and adopt a more lazy stroke. Enjoy your purchase.As far as the Hardy drag, noise, I I hope they never change it. Like the grumble of a Harley, the throaty blast from a MGB , Hardy drag noise is what FFing is all about. regards, Don
  13. Folks, got the copied post below from another site. Alberta's Provincial fish, the Bull Trout, and the only species of Rainbow trout native to Alberta, the Athabasca Rainbow, are both listed as 'Threatened' by the province. On March 23rd the federal Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans announced that, on the advice of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, it would propose the addition of these species for addition protection under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) depending on input from the public. Listing under SARA would add federal support for their recovery with a focus on habitat restoration. A number of angling and wildlife organizations are looking at sending letters of support, some with conditions attached, but numbers matter to politicians and emails from individual anglers are sometimes as or more effective. There's a deadline for comment - April 22nd - and a requirement: "Interested persons may make representations concerning the proposed Order within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. All such representations must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice, and be addressed to Julie Stewart, Director, Species at Risk Program, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E6 (fax: 613‑990‑4810; email: SARA_LEP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca)" The proposed Order can be found at: http://gazette.gc.ca/rp-pr/p1/2019/2.../reg1-eng.html The proposed designation poses a number of questions:1) will there be closed waters2) in waters where these trout exist, will fishing and not retention be allowed3) incidental catches may occur causing harassment or death4) what effect will the listing have on other users like forestry, drilling, quads5) what efforts will be undertaken to rectify past issues like hanging culverts and the like.6) will Anglers be allowed to target these species. Lots of things to think about.
  14. Tried at Phylis Lake and was a complete failure. In order for fish to grow large enough to be meat eaters, there has to be food. Perch ate it all. The big browns in Phyllis get to 10”. Don
  15. Shel, Only the flowing waters and Burnstick Lake contained pike. Every other lake only had minnow populations. These lakes were stocked with invavsives from somewhere. Cow Lake does contain pike, most have died due to winter kill. Catch rates are lower by far. What a trade - from 15 lb. rainbows to 2>4 lb, pike and tiny perch. To rotenone Cow Lake would cost upwards of a million dollars. To do other lakes in the area may add another million. Time for a perch killing tax in fishing licenses? $20/year/angler would do Phyllis and Tay the following year Struble and Twin. Don
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