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> Hamilton Walleyes, Ok to consume/ eat
RAM3500
Posted: Aug 07, 2019 - 11:38 am


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Heading out with a friend Saturday morning with his new boat. We thought weíll try Hamilton harbour/ Bay Area first for walleye. Any thoughts on eating the smaller ones being caught. Iíll check for slot sizes tonight.

Also will head out to open water from lift bridge for Salmon later. Do we need to head out closer to Port Credit to catch them or stay closer to Hamilton area.
Our first time also going for Salmon. Most of my fishing is Northern lakes.

Talk soon,
Sebastian

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fishmagnet
Posted: Aug 07, 2019 - 01:48 pm


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I wouldn't eat anything out of the harbor including the eye's besides what eye's are in there imo should be let go. ...the harbor was a dump for the steel industry for a long time..They have been working hard to clean it up over the years as well as a dredging project to remove the contaminated bottom..There are lots of drums / sheepheads in there that i know for sure.lolI.
Good luck whatever you decide to do and will watch for your report.
Cheers Dave.🍻




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Posted: Aug 07, 2019 - 02:54 pm


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Best advice for an informed decision is head down to the beer store and see if you can pick up a copy of the eating fish guide or try this
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/stdprodconsume/gr...9301.pdfhttp://

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Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 01:56 pm


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You couldnít pay me enough to eat anything out of Hamilton harbour, lol.
Youíll most likely see first hand when you get down there the huge fish kill, and all the toxic algae bloom. Even seen multiple dead birds down there when I went, I go as far as washing my hands at the washroom before I jump in my car and touch everything. That algae stuff isnít good, has killed a few dogs in the past already.
They are in there, but no real numbers yet.
Good luck out there, and donít forget the sunscreen lol

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Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 04:35 pm


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Personally I don't think there are any eye's spawn in there, just stocked fish from previous years...

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Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 04:58 pm


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Too bad that they would not stock Scugog lake as a put and take lake were you could eat them instead of Hamilton harbour!

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RAM3500
Posted: Aug 11, 2019 - 12:43 pm


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Went out yesterday for half a day. We decided to catch and release sport fishing. Landed about 15 of them and think the restocking program is working.
If I were to have landed a smaller ones around the 1.5 - 2 pounds I would have taken one home. They all seemed very healthy and clean looking fish though.

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Posted: Aug 11, 2019 - 01:41 pm


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👍beauty Man

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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 04:26 am


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QUOTE (RAM3500 @ Aug 11, 2019 - 01:43 pm)
Went out yesterday for half a day. We decided to catch and release sport fishing. Landed about 15 of them and think the restocking program is working.
If I were to have landed a smaller ones around the 1.5 - 2 pounds I would have taken one home. They all seemed very healthy and clean looking fish though.

WOW Good Job

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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 10:31 am


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Nice catch ! Beauty for the harbour

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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 11:03 am


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Beauty eye!

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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 11:53 am


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That a big'n there. That too big for me to keep in any water. I like them no more then 20", but those big ones are fun to catch.

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RAM3500
Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 12:17 pm


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Didnít have my scale with me but judging it had to be 10 pounds plus. Hereís another pic with my buddyís fish.

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Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm


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Nice catch!

How did you catch them? Casting or trolling?

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RAM3500
Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 01:36 pm


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QUOTE (petersaban @ Aug 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm)
Nice catch!

How did you catch them? Casting or trolling?

We ended up doing both and drifting. Most were caught trolling.

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