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1aquaholic
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 09:31 am


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Caught this guy yesterday in about 50FOW in kbay. Am i crazy or is this a little bow?

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 09:33 am


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sorry

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 09:37 am


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Looks like a bow to me. Nice looking one too. Good job. Not too many in simcoe but there are some around.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 09:39 am


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I've never caught rainbow in Simcoe myself, but I know from comments on the Forum over the past years, there are some in the Lake.

I think I heard somewhere that many years ago some were stocked and the odd one shows up now and again.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 09:48 am


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Ya i've read that they stocked it many years ago. Great end to an already great day. Started with a nice whitey in the morning, then my PB bass, then ended with this lil guy. I posted pics of the bass in spiderrigs complaint thread about no bass being in simcoe hehe:)

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:00 am


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Very cool to see a rare species of Simcoe caught! Nice job!
Now we wait for a thread asking "Looking for some Rainbow tips for Simcoe".


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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:17 am


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Nice one from Simcoe.

PS: I didn't know we have rainbow on Simcoe, and for a second on the title "rainbow", I thought someone is looking for board member rainbow (Randy:-)

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:31 am


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Amazing fish! What a catch! I dont know why they dont stock rainbows in Simcoe would be fantastic fishing! Instead they put rainbows in dead lakes in the middle of no where. Dumb!

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:41 am


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Quote from THE FISHERIES of LAKE SIMCOE, 1970:

THE RAINBOW TROUT

The rainbow or steelhead trout, Salmo gairdnerii, was first introduced into Lake Simcoe waters in 1918 with the planting of 140,000 fry and fingerlings on the west side of the lake. Since that time, nearly 1,500,000 fry-fingerlings and 37,0000 yearling trout have been stocked in Lake Simcoe and its better tributary creeks along the west shore. As a result of these plantings, rainbow trout have become established. Although they have continued to increase noticeably in numbers, the rainbow trout have been of comparatively little value to the sport fishery.

The rainbow trout of Lake Simcoe are harvested only lightly by anglers. Adult fish have often left the streams by the opening of the trout season and, consequently, those trout taken there by angling are the young trout up to about 8 inches in length. They are taken on worms, spinners, and trout flies most commonly.

Except for a very small autumn fishery around Kempenfelt Bay and Big Bay Point where a few rainbow trout are taken by spinning or ccsting from shore for docks with wobblers, spinners, or small plugs, most of the trout are taken accidentally during the summer while reeling in lake trout lures in the open lake or while angling for herring, whitefish, or perch with live minnows in shallow water at other seasons of the year.

REGULATIONS - Following the initial introduction of rainbow trout to Lake Simcoe in 1918, there was an annual closed season from September 15th to June 30th which covered amply the time during which the adult trout concentrate in the streams. The legal daily limit at that time was 6 fish with a fork length of 7 inches. In 1926, the closed season was shortened to June 1st instead of June 30th and the limit was lowered to 5 fish per day. In 1935, it was changed to include the period from September 16th to May 31st, and in 1946 the latter date was advanced to April 17th. From 1947 until the present time, the closed season has extended from September 16th to April 24th. Legislation of 1954 changed the method of measuring rainbow trout from fork to total length while retaining the 7-inch limit and reduced the legal catch fro a two-day to a one-day catch of 5 fish...

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 11:47 am


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Well that is old stocking data. If the MNR say they are established why is no one catching these rainbow trout. Besides this lucky guy who can go buy a lottery ticket now. I'd say. but interesting reading thanks for that.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 12:11 pm


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An oldtimer I talk to on the dock were I fish says he used to catch rainbows in a river nearby but he never tells me which river. Now I am interested again, I will try to bug him for the info.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2017 - 12:22 pm


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Thanks for all the interest and the info. I was pretty surprised as well when he came up. At first i thought i was bringing up a decent Herring till i got him boatside. I got this guy on a Vibrato in about 50 FOW. Like pretty much everything i catch, he went back in for another day.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017 - 09:59 pm


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A lot of the rainbows found in Simcoe are from private stocked ponds that have overflowed there banks releasing the fish into nearby streams.

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017 - 10:17 pm


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Rainbow (me) is still here James. Just been doing a lot of Lake Erie fishing this year with pickerel (walleye) as thick as bugs on a bumper. Incredible catches of Port Bruce, Burwell and Port Stanley . Hell....even I am catching limits so it must be easy... (quit laughing BOB!!!)
They have been catching a few bows here too but they are few and far between. For some fun... accidently hook into a sheephead with perch tackle and you will be in for the fight of your life. I though I had Moby Dick by the tail.
I hope all is well with you guys.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2017 - 09:25 pm


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Look forward to getting together again soon Randy

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