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Clive
01-15-2009, 01:02 PM
Howdy all, I know a few of you live in or near Toronto (that means you Bill). I'll be in town briefly on Saturday the 9th, and Jon and I will be heading to Toronto Islands to catch some pike on opening day. I was thinking we can do some combat fishing and see if we can get a group if fishermen out there to increase our chances of finding a 40 incher.

We can even bring some food and drink for a BBQ!

Anyone interested?

jwm
01-17-2009, 05:09 PM
I will definitely be there of course. Are we making this an all day thing?

Clive
01-17-2009, 07:12 PM
Hopefully, I'd like to be there as long as possible.

JonnyButts
01-22-2009, 11:02 AM
Sounds like fun boys. I'll have to let ya know closer to the date but I could be in. Been forever since I last fished the islands. Break out the inlines !!!!

Clive
01-25-2009, 02:31 PM
Was that your first pike when we went last? That was a LONG time ago!

JonnyButts
01-27-2009, 05:07 PM
It was my first northern on that trip. That must have been 4 or 5 years ago at least.

Woody
01-28-2009, 06:55 AM
Ok lads, i'm in as well, oh bollocks i just remembered, i live on the other side of the world!

MuskyBill
02-07-2009, 02:08 PM
Hey, count me in!

I'll try & have the boat ready as well, maybe sneak into the park from Lake O!

There's a warm spot in my heart for that place, not only home of my PB Pike (35"), but also the first pictures I have of the FishingFury T.... :good:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k266/muskybill/MybigPike.jpg

Master Basser
03-10-2009, 08:01 PM
I will certainly try to be there, infact I don`t see why I wouldn`t :good:

Clive
03-10-2009, 08:46 PM
Good stuff!

Is that Toronto Islands in you pic there?

Master Basser
03-12-2009, 12:36 PM
Thats the Island in my avitar, yes. One of the many pike I pulled in last year, and no where near the biggest!

Sike-1
04-13-2009, 12:27 PM
Hey... you guys do realize thast pike is open on may 2nd, right?

1st saturday in may, may 2nd ( my birthday).

Ill gladly meet you all on first ferry over! :)

Clive
04-13-2009, 02:11 PM
Yeah, you are right it is May 2nd - I'm not sure I'll get there for opener, but I'll be there at least once that week!

Master Basser
04-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Will be there on the 2`nd as well as the 9`th...It will be a blast!! I have been to the island the last couple of days to try for some carp...saw lotsa carp, and some pike, but I couldn`t hook into a carp at all...But will be back next week for some more carp`in...gotta learn sometime!

Sike-1
04-14-2009, 12:16 AM
Does anybody know if you can fish from the marina? Id love to pitch 1 oz bassjigs under the docks there.

http://torontoislandmarina.com/TIM-map8.gif
http://torontoislandmarina.com/Aerial-2.jpg

Clive
04-14-2009, 10:46 AM
I dont think there are any signs that say "no fishing" - but the locals don't like people casting near their boats. May as well try until some ones asks you to leave!

PS. make sure you aren't targeting bass as season doesn't open until June!

Sike-1
04-14-2009, 10:53 AM
Ohh, it will be 1 oz bassjigs with Kalins "Mogambo" grubs on back. Would have to be a REAALLLLY big bass to wanna hit that thing.

Whole rig is close to 6 inches long :)

Im also wanting to throw glidin raps along breakwalls and such. Looks fun.

Thanks :)

Master Basser
04-14-2009, 02:03 PM
All Marina`s are Private...we are gonna try and sneek in in the beginning of may when there arn`t many boats in yet, but am sure will be promtly asked to leave...we will see. But if you are on a boat, you can certainly throw in there, I see it all the time.

Clive
04-14-2009, 08:06 PM
We used to hop the fence to fish the "Private" area. As long as you are not disturbing the peace you'll be fine. We had a couple guys we'd see each time and they shared their beer with us - but you will come across the odd person who will want you to leave immediately. Make sure you don't leave any mess behind, ore even better, keep a plastic bag and pick p garbage near the shore and they'll love you!

I may have to try one of those jigs Sike, sounds like t could be deadly for inactive pike!

JonnyButts
04-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Private areas rule and so do the newfies that come with em :lol:

Sike-1
04-20-2009, 07:44 PM
I may have to try one of those jigs Sike, sounds like t could be deadly for inactive pike!


They work great. ive been using them with 5 inch senko style grubs. Basically a senko with a big curl tail.

Deadly.

Drops so fast, with so much action.

badboi
04-21-2009, 01:10 AM
Hopefully weather will be nice....
regardless I will be there fishing!

cya guys out there

would you recommend bringing waders?

Clive
04-21-2009, 05:37 PM
Yeah, you can get to a few more areas with waders! A float tube would be ideal.

szomo.ca
04-21-2009, 06:14 PM
Hey, count me in!

I'll try & have the boat ready as well, maybe sneak into the park from Lake O!

There's a warm spot in my heart for that place, not only home of my PB Pike (35"), but also the first pictures I have of the FishingFury T.... :good:

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k266/muskybill/MybigPike.jpg



Yeah i'll try and bring the boat out too ... maybe we can all team up ...

Hey Bill , your the expert on Scugog , you got any sweet tid bits on that lake for smallies ?

Clive
04-22-2009, 11:37 AM
Sounds like were gonna have a Team Fury assault on the Islands!

As for Scugog, the only smallies I ever caught were on muskie lures!

ben306
04-27-2009, 09:14 AM
Hi all, Ive had a read of your Toronto Island and Shore fishing articles, and spotted a few of you over on OFN.

I land in Toronto from the UK on the 6th May so its a little to early for me to get down as I've loads of other stuff to get sorted, but would be good if you let me know how you get on. I want to wet a line as soon as really.

Be good to get to know a few of you.

Master Basser
04-27-2009, 04:32 PM
I am still planning on getting out on the 2`nd, hope to see many of you out there...weather permitting(It will take a tornado to keep me away)...Looking forward to meeting some of you! SEE YOU THERE.

MSBruno
04-28-2009, 05:27 PM
I'll be there May 2. Hopefully May 3 too.

Master Basser
04-29-2009, 04:37 PM
I'll be there May 2. Hopefully May 3 too.


Mee Too and the 4`th as well...and probably the 5`th...oh who knows maybe even the 6`th. an`t wait.

MSBruno
04-30-2009, 04:28 PM
6:35AM Ferry?

Clive
05-01-2009, 12:15 AM
Looks like I'll be there Saturday afternoon if all goes well!

Master Basser
05-01-2009, 04:21 PM
Looks like I'll be there Saturday afternoon if all goes well!


Great news...gonna be a blast...I know of alotta people try`ing to make it out...hopefully it`s a fantastic day for all.



6:35AM Ferry?


Either that or the 7am one of the 2!