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Free fishing for youth & seniors in Ontario — Sport or conservation license level?

On the page you linked to, in the section about veterans, it says: In accordance with other deemed licences, veterans and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces will need to follow the seasons, ...
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Avoid catching small panfish; only hook large bass

Not an expert by any means. There can be a few reasons that you aren't catching larger fish. The habitat - you are fishing off of a dock. How deep is the water there? Aside from the dock itself, is ...
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Rainbow trout fishing on a small, deep lake in eastern Ontario

Beautiful area and picturesque lake for boat-in camping. But good luck trying to catch a Rainbow Trout. Three of us camped there for 3 full days a week ago (14,15,16 Sept 2023) and didn't get even a ...
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Angle of fishing rod holder for dock

Usually those are ~45 degree angle 'cause if it was just straight up - your line would be flapping too close to the dock and usually you want to reach out a bit. On other hand if it was angled ...
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Prepping fish from lake

Just cut the head off, gut it and chop gills and fins(fins are up to you), then once you're done - wash it in a bucket with water after. No need to wait
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Why do largemouth bass collectively go into non-feeding mode?

Water temp, pressure, time of year, fishing pressure. You ever have a summer day where it is just so hot that you just want to not do anything? You just want to lay in the shade. This can happen to ...
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Difference between tippet and plain old mono or fluorocarbon?

According to manufacturers the diameter of tippet is closely controled therefore the breaking strength can be predicted at at certain diameter say .008" = 8lb. Spinning rod line on a 110yd spool ...
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What is this fish hook type called?

French Snell Hook OK... The real name for that kind of fishing hook is French Snell. Gamakatsu calls it "French Hook Snell", and Mustad calls it "French Snelled Hook". And the ...
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