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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo D View Post
    That plate of fish and eggs looks awesome. I could almost taste them...That's one way to get some ones attention...
    Its fast and simple.
    Its definitely a favorite for when I return. I can be sitting down to a nice breakfast within 20 minutes of being home. Fillet the fish before I rise the pan is turned on ,rince and right into the pan after a seasoning. 3 minutes later I put down the toast and start the eggs lol.

    Average amount I bring home are about 8 to 12 tops , so cleaning if fast . The rest swims away until the next time .

    I will start a fish and eggs thread when ice is available lol. [emoji7]

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    The one looks like a Normark knockoff. I've used a number of different makes but the Normark Presentation was always my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo D View Post
    Everything, walleye that is, that is being caught is mature adult fish. 5 lbs plus, with no yearling been seen or caught. The walleye fishery here has declined drastically over the past 10 years. Nothing to do with over fishing, but due to the fact of loss of spawning areas. With Scugog being a man made lake, the original spawning areas that were available for them to spawn have now silted in and there's no way they will ever open up again.

    The only way we will ever see the walleye season open up again is if it becomes a put and take fishery. The MNR new this from the get go but coped out due to lack of funding and say they would have to put a moratorium on the fishery that might last 20 odd years or so to satisfy the general public.

    As far as the rest of the fishery is concerned it's as good as it ever has been. That goes for bass, both large mouth and small mouth, muskies, and pan fish. The lake has changed, and the fish have adapted to the change.
    I'd question the 'nothing to do with over-fishing' line. That's what the Canadian, Spanish, and other foreign fishermen professed about the Grand Banks in the 90s before the cod fish were almost wiped out. Typically never just ONE reason for loss of fish or game in an area.

    As other posters have previously stated, I have personally witnessed un-called for over-fishing in both Scugog and Bay of Quinte. Both, coincidentally of walleye. I've seen nets set up at the mouth of rivers/creeks in the Bay BEFORE the season, and indiscriminate 'fishermen' ( if you can call them that ) keep overly large spawners both before and during legal season; dead spawners laying on the banks with one strip of meat taken from them after a spearing session. MNR won't do a thing when it involves 'native rights.' Don't tell me that doesn't affect fish stocks.

    There should be ONE set of regs that EVERYONE follows no matter what your race, creed, or religion. It works for federal laws that way for the most part so why the difference in fish and game enforcement? To ignore these travesties that go on, and not do anything about it, is embarrassing. Believe me, it does impact fish sustainability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrofish View Post
    I'd question the 'nothing to do with over-fishing' line. That's what the Canadian, Spanish, and other foreign fishermen professed about the Grand Banks in the 90s before the cod fish were almost wiped out. Typically never just ONE reason for loss of fish or game in an area.

    As other posters have previously stated, I have personally witnessed un-called for over-fishing in both Scugog and Bay of Quinte. Both, coincidentally of walleye. I've seen nets set up at the mouth of rivers/creeks in the Bay BEFORE the season, and indiscriminate 'fishermen' ( if you can call them that ) keep overly large spawners both before and during legal season; dead spawners laying on the banks with one strip of meat taken from them after a spearing session. MNR won't do a thing when it involves 'native rights.' Don't tell me that doesn't affect fish stocks.

    There should be ONE set of regs that EVERYONE follows no matter what your race, creed, or religion. It works for federal laws that way for the most part so why the difference in fish and game enforcement? To ignore these travesties that go on, and not do anything about it, is embarrassing. Believe me, it does impact fish sustainability.
    Nipissing sounds what you just described [emoji107]

    Yet the average Joe cant catch a keeper walleye with lower limits. [emoji54]

    I had fun the last time I iced the bay of q was definitely a fun day lol. That was a few years back tho.

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    We're talking Lake Scugog, not the Atlantic or the bay of Quinte. I've lived on the lake for 40 plus years and partook in creel senses with the MNR on numerous winters when the lake was in it's prime and at any given time not more than 5% of the fishermen checked left the ice with a limit of fish.

    The lake has aged, and not well, with none to very little currant to keep the decaying weeds and silt off of the spawning areas. What did do some of the damage to deplete the walleye #'s was a couple of years of the ice going out early with the spawners up tight to shore and the ice sinking and burying or crushing the fish.

    The walleye fishery will never come back no matter how long they keep the moratorium active on Lake Scugog.
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    I think its a bit far fetched to suggest sinking ice would actually crush an adult fish unless they got trapped in pools. They're smart enough to move into deeper water as the lake levels drop. What is more likely is that the fish spawned in the shallows then those shallows were left high and dry when the water dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawbill View Post
    I think its a bit far fetched to suggest sinking ice would actually crush an adult fish unless they got trapped in pools. They're smart enough to move into deeper water as the lake levels drop. What is more likely is that the fish spawned in the shallows then those shallows were left high and dry when the water dropped.
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    It had nothing to do with the lake level dropping, actually with the snow melt water was high. Ice started melting away from shore, the fish were up shallow and when it started to break up it sank. A week or two later there were hundreds of walleye floating on top of the water. Like I said in my previous post it happened more than once.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo D View Post
    It had nothing to do with the lake level dropping, actually with the snow melt water was high. Ice started melting away from shore, the fish were up shallow and when it started to break up it sank. A week or two later there were hundreds of walleye floating on top of the water. Like I said in my previous post it happened more than once.
    I live on the lake and have never seen hundreds of walleye floating on top only thousands of carp
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    I'm still a bit confused. Ice doesn't sink but could/would settle on the bottom as lake water receeded. Still gives fish a lot of time to move out into deeper water.

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