Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

Well, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.   We’ve had our fair share of snow, rain, sleet, ice and more snow, so it looks like it’s a white Christmas for us!  WOO HOO!   After the holidays, you can take that white sruff and ….well , you know.   I don’t ski, I fly fish. 

The good thing is that the rivers are slowly starting to rise, and the flow is returhing.  Too late for the  Salmon run  I’m affraid, but the Steelhead are moving up, just in time for the season close on the few "special regs" streams that we do have around here.  That season closes December 31.    There is still a little water available for the die hards but read your NEW Ontario regualations CAREFULLY!!!  There have been soms changes that WILL effect you. 

2008-2009 Ontario Fishing Regulations

Do us all a favor.  Limit your catch, don’t catch your limit!  Practice Catch and Release.  If you do choose to keep a steelhead from time to time, it’s  good practice to keep the "stockeis" or "coakers" as they are often called in the Huron  Tribs.   These are fish that have escaped fish farms  or the odd stocked fish that wondered over from the Michigan side.   the vast majority of steelhead in Ontario watess are wild stock.   Harvesting "stockies" will assist in keeping their genes  out of our Ontario wild stocks. 


Have a look at this and then let the knobs in Ottawa know what you think:     Pass it on!!

Every now and then something decent comes out of the CBC.  Mark Critch of This Hour Has 22 Minutes dropped this F-bomb on the air the other night with good cause.
After you watch it you will find the accompanying petition at…

With that, I will say to you all,  HAPPINESS, WARMTH, HEALTH and PEACE, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,  Seasons Greetings, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukka ,  "Eid Saeed!" "Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair!" (a little late I know)  , Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Yule…and TIGHT LINES always!! 


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