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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Don't tell that the the thousands of tourists that come from "Florida or California or Arizona" to fish our Ontario lakes...
    Yes, but to Floridian residents, catching a snapper or grouper is "nothing special". To Ontarians, it is "something special".

    It's all about perspective. When you live and fish all your life in Ontario, bass, walleye, musky, trout...etc is really "nothing special". If you come from other regions of the world that do not have these fish as resident species, then that's a whole different story.

    If I live in Belize on the barrier islands, I just take a 5min walk to the nearest water and there's probably some bonefish or tarpon swimming around the docks. "Nothing special" to Belizean...they see it every day and can catch them regularly. We acted like giddly little girls when we saw them for the first time and the locals laughed their heads off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MuskieBait View Post
    Yes, but to Floridian residents, catching a snapper or grouper is "nothing special". To Ontarians, it is "something special".

    It's all about perspective. When you live and fish all your life in Ontario, bass, walleye, musky, trout...etc is really "nothing special". If you come from other regions of the world that do not have these fish as resident species, then that's a whole different story.

    If I live in Belize on the barrier islands, I just take a 5min walk to the nearest water and there's probably some bonefish or tarpon swimming around the docks. "Nothing special" to Belizean...they see it every day and can catch them regularly. We acted like giddly little girls when we saw them for the first time and the locals laughed their heads off.
    I can relate to this very very well. Up in my neck of the woods many ppl from down south and the states come here to fish walleye and pike while myself I go south to fishing different species and get many funny looks and replys from ppl. Travelling to different areas of Ontario for both hunting and fishing its amazing how lucky we are here in Ontario to have such an amazing diversity. There is so much more to fishing then the traditional walleye, pike, trout, bass everywone fishes for, many of the 'non gamefish' deserve a lot more respect and are a great deal of fun to pursue after (espaicially the gar and bowfin). I will have to disagree about fishing north of north bay being all the same haha Up in the Timmins area (and east towards Matheson, Cochane) there is unique fishing oppertunitys for species that are not overly common in Ontario, have limited distribution or limited seasons such as Goldeye, Mooneye, Sauger, Freshwater Drum, Lake Sturgeon catch and release only season and Aurora Trout.

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