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CKA Kayak Fishing Tournaments and Events => Kayak Wars Canada => Topic started by: EagleEyesFlash on January 29, 2017, 04:48:07 pm


Title: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on January 29, 2017, 04:48:07 pm
Can see registered anglers and teams now for 2017. Still lots of record fish to better, my main goal for 2017.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on January 29, 2017, 04:54:50 pm
I may... "May" join this year.  I just dont want to hold a team back.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on January 29, 2017, 09:01:21 pm
Looking forward to it. My goal is to break 100 logged catches and a few musky.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on January 29, 2017, 09:27:08 pm
I will definitely be in again, gotta defend my title!

I may... "May" join this year.  I just dont want to hold a team back.

One of our members switched to a new team so we have a spot if you need one, we would accept you since we know you are still an Alberta Angler at heart lol.

I can't wait for the season to start, getting sick of ice fishing...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: curtisV on January 30, 2017, 12:18:19 am
If your SITTING in your yak while ice fishing.....
Does THAT count??!!??
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on January 30, 2017, 06:25:49 am
If your SITTING in your yak while ice fishing.....
Does THAT count??!!??

If thats the case, I think a few of us would have already logged some nice fish lol.
Did I hear that someone already tried to do this?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: otownyaker on January 30, 2017, 06:58:52 pm
It counts. Well it used to. I had asked the past owner of kw this question and he said it was legal a cording to the rules. Not sure what the new owners would think of it
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on January 30, 2017, 08:15:11 pm
So how does that work then? You'd just have to have your Kayak in the picture?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on January 30, 2017, 11:44:17 pm
So how does that work then? You'd just have to have your Kayak in the picture?

Rules on the website say you have to be fishing from your kayak.

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All catches must be made from a kayak, SUP, canoe/hybrid, or a canoe 16 feet in length or less. No Wading or Out-Of-Kayak fishing. Fish must be hooked, fought and landed from the kayak.

There are open water spots if a guy finds them too. Some rivers often have open spots, man made dams/water flows, water bodies fed by hot water from power plants, aerated lakes, naturally spring fed lakes, pinch points in lakes with current or even windswept lakes may have open water.

I found multiple open water spots early last season. Took a little detective work to find them but if I can find them around Edmonton I am guessing some of you guys should be able to find some too.

If fishing cold water and especially if it is flowing water exercise extreme caution and really you should be using a drysuit or floating safety suit.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on January 31, 2017, 05:25:39 am
We have a lot of open water here, but around the launch areas its pretty sketchy.  Saltwater fishing this time of year is totally useless unless I want to go 10+ kms offshore.
I have all the gear for cold water.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: otownyaker on January 31, 2017, 04:31:48 pm
Just be sitting In your yak afishing though a hole.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on January 31, 2017, 06:07:18 pm
I should post a couple fish that way just to see what the new organizers think/say lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 05, 2017, 06:08:40 pm
All signed up and just filled our team with another local member that wanted to try it out.

I see two new Canadian teams so far. We Smell Like Fish is another Alberta team and another new member CANLIQ is registered too(not sure from where though).

Should be a good year, they are already getting some more sponsors and I know they plan on having a few more skirmishes and other things like that offering more ways to win prizes.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on February 06, 2017, 07:45:18 pm
Got a brother named Kurtis, he's not a PITA, you worried about points? , where's the sport
If sitting in a yak on ice ?
I'll rant a bit, ethically the max. you should be able to post on a day is your daily limit.
Just saying KW a bit of a blood bath, I have stopped lake trout fishing on occasion, cause limit is 2 here, including ones in freezer, and if badly hooked, ie, bleeding have to keep. If have 2 bleeders, must STOP !
KW would be better if daily limits good be programmed in. But then there's the bass slay, and they mainly release fairly well. 2 limits ?, ...

Bla Bla, can't wait to go chase !
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on February 06, 2017, 08:04:45 pm
Bring on the soft water boys!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 06, 2017, 09:20:46 pm
Got a brother named Kurtis, he's not a PITA, you worried about points? , where's the sport
If sitting in a yak on ice ?
I'll rant a bit, ethically the max. you should be able to post on a day is your daily limit.
Just saying KW a bit of a blood bath, I have stopped lake trout fishing on occasion, cause limit is 2 here, including ones in freezer, and if badly hooked, ie, bleeding have to keep. If have 2 bleeders, must STOP !
KW would be better if daily limits good be programmed in. But then there's the bass slay, and they mainly release fairly well. 2 limits ?, ...

Bla Bla, can't wait to go chase !

I don't plan on fishing through the ice, I got some open water spots I will fish if the weather is nice enough  ;D.

Lots of our lakes are catch and release out here so if it was limit based wouldn't even be any point in entering lol. Can't keep walleye from 90% of lakes, pike probably 50% of lakes, trout is sometimes reduced too. Lake trout on our main lake is only 1 limit and it has to be big so you usually have to catch 50 fish to get a keeper and you often see floaters on the lake because of it... That is just the way she goes, out here in AB you don't have to stop fishing just try your best to release the fish in the healthiest way possible.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on February 14, 2017, 08:50:06 am
Just noticed min. length of Largemouth is 15in this year, not 16in. That should help score a few more.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Red Rocket on February 14, 2017, 10:21:56 am
Not to wander too much off topic on this thread but there's something I've always wondered about. If I'm fishing a catch and release lake and I deep hook a fish such that it's spirit passes to the great beyond, what do I do with it? I violate the C&R reg if I keep it, and I violate a different one if I throw it back in the lake.

A variation of this happened to me in an OKFS event a couple of years ago on a lake that was NOT catch and release but the tournament was. I deep hooked a pike such that it died so I took it back with me to the HQ and explained to Jeff. There was no problem with him but he could make whatever judgment he liked re the tournament since no reg had been violated (I took it home and ate it).

What about the big bass tourneys? I doubt a competitor could weigh in a dead bass so what would he do with it? Keep it separate and take it home?

An interesting question for a cold and snowy winter day. Any COs out there?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on February 14, 2017, 03:00:42 pm
Just noticed min. length of Largemouth is 15in this year, not 16in. That should help score a few more.

That will help get numbers up here for sure. Suggest do the same for walleye too ? Kinda messes up historical statistics though. You excited about the addition of Utah Chub too ? Just kidding. Always nice to learn and to see another N.A. freshwater specie.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on February 14, 2017, 03:23:39 pm
Walleye lower would be great!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on February 14, 2017, 03:39:30 pm
Walleye lower would be great!

And damn bullhead and sauger lowered an inch too, would have them on board then ! Doesn't really matter, the quest continues.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 15, 2017, 11:10:21 pm
I knew they were crunching numbers on the submission data and were going to consider making some changes. Out our way not much changed for min sizes but there are a number of trophy lengths that were adjusted. Some of which would affect you guys too(lakers, brook trout, pike to name a couple).

16 is already a fairly small walleye, you guys are just unfortunate not to have any decent walleye out there I guess. Smaller would be nice though cause then I could fill them super easy in single trips lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 15, 2017, 11:33:37 pm
Not to wander too much off topic on this thread but there's something I've always wondered about. If I'm fishing a catch and release lake and I deep hook a fish such that it's spirit passes to the great beyond, what do I do with it? I violate the C&R reg if I keep it, and I violate a different one if I throw it back in the lake.

A variation of this happened to me in an OKFS event a couple of years ago on a lake that was NOT catch and release but the tournament was. I deep hooked a pike such that it died so I took it back with me to the HQ and explained to Jeff. There was no problem with him but he could make whatever judgment he liked re the tournament since no reg had been violated (I took it home and ate it).

What about the big bass tourneys? I doubt a competitor could weigh in a dead bass so what would he do with it? Keep it separate and take it home?

An interesting question for a cold and snowy winter day. Any COs out there?

In AB our regs clearly state to release it.

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You must immediately release every fish that cannot be legally kept because of species, catch limit, size limit or other regulation, without exception, even if the fish is injured or dead.


A quick look at your ON regs looks to be the same.

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All fish that are caught unlawfully or are illegal to possess (e.g., during the closed season, of prohibited size, or are in excess of the catch and possession limits) must be immediately released at the place and time of capture. This includes fish that may be injured during catch.

In our walleye tournaments out here if a fish dies the anglers are supposed to keep it as one of their fish and they get 0 points for it. At our kayak tournament AEP asked for dead fish to be kept and submitted to biologist, points still awarded though.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Red Rocket on February 16, 2017, 09:28:33 am
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All fish that are caught unlawfully or are illegal to possess (e.g., during the closed season, of prohibited size, or are in excess of the catch and possession limits) must be immediately released at the place and time of capture. This includes fish that may be injured during catch.

Presumably "injured" includes killed but a lawyer (which I'm not) might argue that this is not clearly stated.

Elsewhere the Ontario regs say:
"It is illegal to: ... abandon fish or permit the flesh to spoil, if the fish is suitable for human consumption."
and later,
"Releasing a fish that will not survive and allowing the flesh of that fish to be wasted is an offence."

As a practical matter, after a quick glance around for a lurking CO, return the dead fish to the lake as chances of getting caught are slim. However, if a CO happens to look in your cooler and see a dead, illegal fish, very shortly you'll be experiencing a serious blow your pro angler savings account regardless of the circumstances surrounding its presence.

I've only been inspected by a CO twice. Once while ice fishing on Cooks Bay (licences only - he wasn't interested in the barrels of perch caught by the group). The other time was at Rondeau Park on Lake Erie. He complimented me on my 18" bass and said he hoped I enjoyed it for dinner, which the missus and I did.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 16, 2017, 09:52:42 am
Presumably "injured" includes killed but a lawyer (which I'm not) might argue that this is not clearly stated.

Elsewhere the Ontario regs say:
"It is illegal to: ... abandon fish or permit the flesh to spoil, if the fish is suitable for human consumption."
and later,
"Releasing a fish that will not survive and allowing the flesh of that fish to be wasted is an offence."

As a practical matter, after a quick glance around for a lurking CO, return the dead fish to the lake as chances of getting caught are slim. However, if a CO happens to look in your cooler and see a dead, illegal fish, very shortly you'll be experiencing a serious blow your pro angler savings account regardless of the circumstances surrounding its presence.

I've only been inspected by a CO twice. Once while ice fishing on Cooks Bay (licences only - he wasn't interested in the barrels of perch caught by the group). The other time was at Rondeau Park on Lake Erie. He complimented me on my 18" bass and said he hoped I enjoyed it for dinner, which the missus and I did.

Yeah that is a little contradictory. My argument would be that the fish wasn't suitable for human consumption(not legal size etc) and that the flesh wasn't wasted as the birds or aquatic nature will feast on it.

The few times I have had it happen I usually try and hold the fish vertical so it fills with water and sinks out of sight lol. In all the fish I have ever caught I have only had maybe a dozen that died before release though so not very common.

Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Red Rocket on February 16, 2017, 04:41:08 pm
We like to think that the survival rate of live fish we release is 100% but I wonder what it really is. At least some must die, I would think.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on February 16, 2017, 04:51:12 pm
I know that I have released Lake Trout before and watched them spiral to the bottom of the lake. I feel bad when it happens, but I'm sure it's not wasted. Something will have an easy meal because of it. We try our best for a live release, but some loss is bound to happen.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 16, 2017, 10:23:15 pm
We like to think that the survival rate of live fish we release is 100% but I wonder what it really is. At least some must die, I would think.

I have read a few reports and it varies widely depending on a number of factors such as species, technique used, water temp etc.

Fly and lure fishing for most fish seems to be around 3-5%. Bait fishing seems to often be around double that or worse.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: otownyaker on February 17, 2017, 05:43:38 pm
Although we are getting a little off topic I will chime in on the release of an injured fish.
I have talked to 3 different Co on this matter and all said the same thing. Let the fish go.
1 if you pill in a oos fish and see it deep hooked or bleeding cut your line. Do not try and remove the hook.
All said having and oos fish trumps the wanted waste of a fish.
Also never "pose" for a pic with a oos fish. You are to let it go as fast as humanly possible
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on February 22, 2017, 08:03:16 pm
Although we are getting a little off topic I will chime in on the release of an injured fish.
I have talked to 3 different Co on this matter and all said the same thing. Let the fish go.
1 if you pill in a oos fish and see it deep hooked or bleeding cut your line. Do not try and remove the hook.
All said having and oos fish trumps the wanted waste of a fish.
Also never "pose" for a pic with a oos fish. You are to let it go as fast as humanly possible

That's funny, guys are posing with fish on Kayak Wars out of season. Anything been done?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 22, 2017, 11:39:31 pm
That's funny, guys are posing with fish on Kayak Wars out of season. Anything been done?

This is the one thing that could potentially be an issue at some time as most places state that you must return a fish immediately if not keeping it. A handful of places have instituted rules regarding pictures on some species saying the fish must not be removed from the water for pictures but that so far has only been implemented on some protected species in places like Florida.

Until they make it specific that taking a picture of a fish(out of season or say not legal for whatever reason) is illegal then a guy is fine.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on February 23, 2017, 07:29:07 am
That's funny, guys are posing with fish on Kayak Wars out of season. Anything been done?

This is the one thing that could potentially be an issue at some time as most places state that you must return a fish immediately if not keeping it. A handful of places have instituted rules regarding pictures on some species saying the fish must not be removed from the water for pictures but that so far has only been implemented on some protected species in places like Florida.

Until they make it specific that taking a picture of a fish(out of season or say not legal for whatever reason) is illegal then a guy is fine.

This is funny too! Ontario has charged people in past for taking pictures of out of season fish! Seems people need to pay closer attention to regulations!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on February 23, 2017, 09:14:11 am
This is the one thing that could potentially be an issue at some time as most places state that you must return a fish immediately if not keeping it. A handful of places have instituted rules regarding pictures on some species saying the fish must not be removed from the water for pictures but that so far has only been implemented on some protected species in places like Florida.

Until they make it specific that taking a picture of a fish(out of season or say not legal for whatever reason) is illegal then a guy is fine.

This is funny too! Ontario has charged people in past for taking pictures of out of season fish! Seems people need to pay closer attention to regulations!
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For species like sturgeon? It is definitely something to be aware of, I don't know of any cases against it here in AB thankfully.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on March 03, 2017, 10:25:16 am
Just checked the revised points distribution and min. size.

Bullhead and Sauger min. lengths reduced from 14 inches to 13 inches.
Thanks to who ever asked for this change !  :)

I see quite a few new Canadians registered and am sure more will join the fun.
Some teams are looking for members.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on March 13, 2017, 08:57:22 am
Looks like there is a Quebec team this year.

Yakadians ( or is it Yakadiens ?  ( CH ))

Can't wait to see what they catch.

https://www.kayakwars.com/team.php?teamId=9540 (https://www.kayakwars.com/team.php?teamId=9540)
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on April 13, 2017, 08:54:44 am
M.A. just posted a couple burbot. That's wild, night kayak fishing in April, with the ice just off.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on April 13, 2017, 10:35:22 am
Need more lakes to thaw! Probably still another couple weeks before our lakes start opening up.

Been trying to keep up to mdcoats but not enough open water to do so.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: otownyaker on April 13, 2017, 05:54:42 pm
Hopefully I'll have some kitty's to post this weekend. Let kayak season 2017 begin
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Terrannator on April 18, 2017, 03:09:17 pm
I'm surprised they haven't lowered the Yellow Perch size to 10". Seems to be only a few places out here to get one over 11" and they are pretty scarce compared to the number of walleye over 16".
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Terrannator on April 18, 2017, 03:22:22 pm
Also I'm thinking I'll join KW this year again so if anyone is looking for another person on their team let me know. I fish mostly pike and walleye now that I'm back in Saskatchewan.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on April 19, 2017, 10:26:21 am
I'm surprised they haven't lowered the Yellow Perch size to 10". Seems to be only a few places out here to get one over 11" and they are pretty scarce compared to the number of walleye over 16".

Yeah especially considering they are only 5 points and 25 per month. At 10 in some people would fill them easily but still only 125 points lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on May 08, 2017, 10:05:25 am
Slowest start to the season ever here and on top of that it's snowing this morning !
Happy, caught a kw brookie on the weekend, not far from home either !
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on May 08, 2017, 10:26:21 am
Slowest start to the season ever here and on top of that it's snowing this morning !
Happy, caught a kw brookie on the weekend, not far from home either !

Slow for fish or ice off? Lots of our lakes still frozen. Most lakes supposed to legally open for angling next week but many of them won't be ready and will be slow fishing because they are so far behind.

Had a great weekend caught a bunch of really nice rainbows and some pike. Slowly catching up to the leaders, need some more open water to keep up the pace though.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on May 08, 2017, 10:36:54 am
Slow fishn mainly due to cold water temps, cold winds and flooding !
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on May 16, 2017, 11:46:31 pm
Took 3 outings and 3 different spots on my home body of water, finally found some walleye. Caught 11 today, 4 scored for KW. Last year I struggled to get 16inchers,95% of the fish I got were 12-14in. Looks like the year class I was getting last year has grown a bit. All fish caught today were at least 14in.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on May 17, 2017, 01:57:04 am
Took 3 outings and 3 different spots on my home body of water, finally found some walleye. Caught 11 today, 4 scored for KW. Last year I struggled to get 16inchers,95% of the fish I got were 12-14in. Looks like the year class I was getting last year has grown a bit. All fish caught today were at least 14in.

We have a lake close by that has tons of walleye. They stocked 11 million in it a few years back and they took over the lake, there isn't enough food though so they have all stunted themselves and even years later they are all like 14 inches. One of these years they will be big enough for kayakwars, then look out lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: albertan-yaker on May 17, 2017, 10:09:54 am
Ravyak is right again,

I was there yesterday.... 30 Walleyes....not one of size for KW... heard the same from a boat on the water... nothing over 16"
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on May 18, 2017, 09:41:43 am
Thankfully there are other walleye lakes I can do similarly well with bigger fish on ;).
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on May 18, 2017, 11:02:30 am
Ottawa river is infamous for dink eyes too. Haven't seen a snot yet on the Rideau here. Many had that red sore disease last year, maybe some died ? Mother nature has some vicious cycles. I don't really feel sorry for
the carp that are getting stranded in once flooded fields though , make good fertilizer!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on May 23, 2017, 11:02:45 am
Ive been forgetting to hit the stats sheet because of lack of bringing board here n there and vacationing. Not missing much anyhow due to the lack of participation from others losing interest. And if any of you have read the fine print. There is zero listing of prizes and what way they will be orchestrated when they are given out. All years previous were laid out . This is a good thing, because they can likely switch up top dogs for draws instead otherwise same winners will likely put this site in peril due to same old same old. After all it is a freindly contest.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on May 23, 2017, 12:33:47 pm
It doesn't cost too much. Nice way to keep your records and share your catches with like minded people. I don't take it too serious. I fish for what I want, not just to get points. Out fishing anyways, might as well measure a few and try to beat a pb. If they raise the price again,I'd be out.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on May 23, 2017, 12:46:14 pm
Yep price no biggie. Cheaps stats sheets. Need some new species on mine 😬
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on May 23, 2017, 01:54:07 pm
Some really good fish being caught by new Canadians. Yakadians rocking. Brookie record was broken ( buddy said 19 inch but easily 19.25 ). Like seeing what others are catching. You posting some fish soon Shooter.  :D
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on May 23, 2017, 08:58:23 pm
Ive been forgetting to hit the stats sheet because of lack of bringing board here n there and vacationing. Not missing much anyhow due to the lack of participation from others losing interest. And if any of you have read the fine print. There is zero listing of prizes and what way they will be orchestrated when they are given out. All years previous were laid out . This is a good thing, because they can likely switch up top dogs for draws instead otherwise same winners will likely put this site in peril due to same old same old. After all it is a freindly contest.

Last year they didn't release prizes and prize structure until sometime in June and then added a few more later in the season. So far they are on track to do the same. Under Oz nothing was ever announced(at least the couple years I was involved) so your comments seem a little off base...

I was hoping they would step things up and have the prizes announced earlier etc but that doesn't seem to be happening. I think the realization of how much work and a pain running this tournament actually is has set in(lots of work to have website working properly let alone having to search out sponsors, prizes etc). The first couple skirmish prizes definitely aren't as good as last year which was a bit disappointing. I am still hoping for some good prizes to be announced and if so will by trying to keep hold on top place(just got back there last weekend). If prizes are disappointing this year I will focus on other things and whatever happens happens.

Most of the decent prizes were given out as draw prizes so still worth taking the time to do entries and try for some kayak man points. Top kayak man points or overall points is tough to get, I put a lot of effort in but I also like the excuse for me to go out fishing and target lakes with good fish(and I like the incentive to target multiple species).
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on May 25, 2017, 02:54:06 pm
13 new Canadian yak anglers in 2017 out of a total of 33 have posted so far.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on June 16, 2017, 09:48:31 am
Action picking up. Some teams have pike and walleye June quotas filled.
With bass opening in some zones in Ontario this weekend, action will reelly pick up!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on June 17, 2017, 06:10:11 am
Ive been forgetting to hit the stats sheet because of lack of bringing board here n there and vacationing. Not missing much anyhow due to the lack of participation from others losing interest. And if any of you have read the fine print. There is zero listing of prizes and what way they will be orchestrated when they are given out. All years previous were laid out . This is a good thing, because they can likely switch up top dogs for draws instead otherwise same winners will likely put this site in peril due to same old same old. After all it is a freindly contest.
Not losing interest, very hard to get out without a drivers license! My difibulator went off so MTO pulls my drivers license for 6months which does not end till July 13, then it takes another 2 weeks to process so end of July :-\ So expect a surge of activity in August from me brother ;D ;D ;D 8)
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on June 18, 2017, 12:21:28 pm
I had a stellar day yesterday right up to the point where I lost my GPS and phone to the fish Gods. Had scorable pics of 9 Largemouth, 1 Smallie and 4 Pike and caught my personal best Pike which was around 8 to 10in longer then my Hawg Trough. My first slam of the year and all the pics sit on bottom in 33ft of water. That personal best pike was evil and cost me a lot yesterday and not even a pic of it. >:( This fishing mishap will hurt for awhile!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on June 19, 2017, 01:03:12 am
I had a stellar day yesterday right up to the point where I lost my GPS and phone to the fish Gods. Had scorable pics of 9 Largemouth, 1 Smallie and 4 Pike and caught my personal best Pike which was around 8 to 10in longer then my Hawg Trough. My first slam of the year and all the pics sit on bottom in 33ft of water. That personal best pike was evil and cost me a lot yesterday and not even a pic of it. >:( This fishing mishap will hurt for awhile!

So how did you lose the gps and phone?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on June 19, 2017, 06:17:57 am
While trying to take measurement pic of my personal best pike he thrashed and knocked my Gps overboard which was tethered, so I have no clue how. I cursed a few times while I watched it sink to the bottom. Still had the evil pike in my lap, so again tried to take pic. He went ape shit crazy and I watched my cell phone sink to the bottom. Worst 2min of my kayak fishing career. I usually use a water proof camera for my fish pics, but the battery was dead that morning. A series of unfortunate events.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Dave on June 19, 2017, 06:41:10 am
Sorry about your phone and gps!  Pike really start to fight once you get them in the kayak.  My last couple pike I have left them in the net for a pic on the board.  See you on the weekend at the BCC!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on June 19, 2017, 08:39:55 am
While trying to take measurement pic of my personal best pike he thrashed and knocked my Gps overboard which was tethered, so I have no clue how. I cursed a few times while I watched it sink to the bottom. Still had the evil pike in my lap, so again tried to take pic. He went ape shit crazy and I watched my cell phone sink to the bottom. Worst 2min of my kayak fishing career. I usually use a water proof camera for my fish pics, but the battery was dead that morning. A series of unfortunate events.

That sucks, yeah I always use a water proof camera and have it tethered to boat. I learned the keep a spare battery in the car or tackle box lesson as well.

Big pike are tough to measure, they especially don't like being out of the water for a while so need to have everything set up and get them out and back in quickly.

I lost what I am pretty sure was around a 40 inch pike yesterday. Had another one follow my lure that would have been a personal best, it had to of been close to 48 inches and 30 lbs.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on July 28, 2017, 09:02:32 am
Nice to see an Ontario team leading the Canadian Team Saltwater division.  :D
Michael also caught a kayak wolffish!  Wow ! I remember bugging Jeff Goodreau to catch one of those.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on July 28, 2017, 09:57:22 am
Ive been forgetting to hit the stats sheet because of lack of bringing board here n there and vacationing. Not missing much anyhow due to the lack of participation from others losing interest. And if any of you have read the fine print. There is zero listing of prizes and what way they will be orchestrated when they are given out. All years previous were laid out . This is a good thing, because they can likely switch up top dogs for draws instead otherwise same winners will likely put this site in peril due to same old same old. After all it is a freindly contest.
Not losing interest, very hard to get out without a drivers license! My difibulator went off so MTO pulls my drivers license for 6months which does not end till July 13, then it takes another 2 weeks to process so end of July :-\ So expect a surge of activity in August from me brother ;D ;D ;D 8)

Jeremy,
I just read this, I hope you're doing okay and feeling better.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 15, 2017, 04:32:04 pm
New channel Cat and kw pickerel records. My gar got knocked down, cause whole fish not in pic. At least my board shows numbers ...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 16, 2017, 08:53:51 am
Wont be changing the CKA pickerel record, that KW fish is at least an inch off the stop.
MA's red river cat is big alright, hope a Manitoba native beats that one soon, with a good pic. !
MA's pic. good, he caught a few over 30" during his short visit, can see on his KW profile.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 16, 2017, 03:43:43 pm
Actually more than a few. MA would have 11 tickets for the paddle draw if he had waited a day. Caught 11 cats over 28 inches in one night !!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on August 22, 2017, 06:27:59 am
Great to see Jeremy is back up and out catching some fish on the open water. And some great TEAMwork with the boys up North. Plenty of slams and individual fish species unable to process due to abundance of maxed out species which is awesome. Great time trying to locate them down here with all the competition surrounding us daily. Hope to see some more species added to the board. Local competition lol
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on August 22, 2017, 09:34:20 am
That doesnt look like Jeremy lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on August 22, 2017, 10:23:36 am
Lol . I love ❤️ the wildlife i see when i hit the water. That same day spotted 2 mink/bald eagle/osprey/turkey/deer/ and all the oddball river stuff. Right across from the heart of Detroit industrial foundry area
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 22, 2017, 03:20:02 pm
KW sure is turning into a "Snotfest" in Canada region. Small pike accounting for the most points.

They account for like 37% of my own points, so guess not complaining.
 
Miss "Troutmafia" team from 2015 with their Lake Michigan trout and salmon, in the North -Central div. and MA with his Lake O salmon in 2015/16.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on August 25, 2017, 02:46:17 am
KW sure is turning into a "Snotfest" in Canada region. Small pike accounting for the most points.

They account for like 37% of my own points, so guess not complaining.
 
Miss "Troutmafia" team from 2015 with their Lake Michigan trout and salmon, in the North -Central div. and MA with his Lake O salmon in 2015/16.

I wish we had more to go for out here, only easy species are pike and walleye and neither are that much fun unless you can find big ones but that means driving for hours.

I have lost some motivation with KW with the lack of prizes being announced. I didn't even try to put up any points this month until last weekend. 1000 points on Sunday made up for it though lol.

After last year I thought the new organizers would step it up another notch but instead they seem to have taken after OZ and lost interest or something. Haven't even received anything for winning the skirmish back in May 3 months ago...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 25, 2017, 02:13:40 pm
Trivia time...Here's a pic. from backswamp's profile...what type of fish ( full name )?

Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on August 25, 2017, 05:44:11 pm
All i know is he 🎯 2 of my favourite species .But seriously only 2 species for 7000 points lol. (Garpike) and Bowfin and no team 😎. Maybe a need a trip there in the aquarium lol
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 28, 2017, 09:21:47 am
No it is not a garpike. No such thing as garpike.  :D

It's a shortnose gar ! A magnificent specimen of one too. Looks a bit more like a croc. vs longnose to me anyhow. Think Backswamp has a few spotted gar too. Two types of gar that we don't get in Canada, or very rare.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on August 28, 2017, 02:42:01 pm
I knew you would catch the mistake in brackets 😉(long nose gar). I catch enough of them 🤗. The shortnose on my list also. Pretty sure i have seen one also here. Blended in with all the others. Maybe we will be lucky and catch one.  The 7000 points for the two species caught my 👁. Swamp central
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on August 29, 2017, 07:32:44 am
KW sure is turning into a "Snotfest" in Canada region. Small pike accounting for the most points.

They account for like 37% of my own points, so guess not complaining.
 
Miss "Troutmafia" team from 2015 with their Lake Michigan trout and salmon, in the North -Central div. and MA with his Lake O salmon in 2015/16.
Only 16% of my score, but bass is like 76% ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on August 31, 2017, 02:45:09 pm
Now snots account for 25% of your 2017 score FF.  :)  47% for KC, 63% for Basketdeer.
Some prizes posted, looks like you re getting a $150.00 certificate Rav.

See Dave did a 50 drum thing, maybe more impressive than 50 white bass !

Didn t know new for 2017 you don t have to be on a team, can play as an individual, just
not eligable for team prizes, which are small anyhow...

Glad there s a fun kayak bass tourney Saturday close by ...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on August 31, 2017, 05:10:04 pm
Now snots account for 25% of your 2017 score FF.  :)  47% for KC, 63% for Basketdeer.
Some prizes posted, looks like you re getting a $150.00 certificate Rav.

See Dave did a 50 drum thing, maybe more impressive than 50 white bass !

Didn t know new for 2017 you don t have to be on a team, can play as an individual, just
not eligable for team prizes, which are small anyhow...

Glad there s a fun kayak bass tourney Saturday close by ...

Yeah team prizes are mediocre but so are the individual ones now...

I haven't decided if I will bother competing next year. The tournament is no longer worth trying to win so only worth doing as something for fun and to track records.

I wish we had more local tournament options like you guys have.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on September 01, 2017, 06:09:57 am
Now snots account for 25% of your 2017 score FF.  :)  47% for KC, 63% for Basketdeer.
Some prizes posted, looks like you re getting a $150.00 certificate Rav.

See Dave did a 50 drum thing, maybe more impressive than 50 white bass !

Didn t know new for 2017 you don t have to be on a team, can play as an individual, just
not eligable for team prizes, which are small anyhow...

Glad there s a fun kayak bass tourney Saturday close by ...
lol it was 16% two days ago been fishing since :D :D :D
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on September 18, 2017, 06:53:05 pm
I see what you boys down east are trying to do. *Waves finger * lol.

Obviously I can't let you guys get away with it though.

Actually gave me a bit of a surprise, nice to have some competition even if it is 5 on 1 haha.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on September 19, 2017, 05:37:43 am
Team Spirit not Individual Spirit on board this year And if you choose to go out and catch a few hundred more pike wipee do lol. Great team this year and plenty of species catches left off because cap limits. Best way to build the site is for every team members to post up fish. I see plenty that have quit like usual and never finish up the year. If you fish this event get those fish posted up. Fish on.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on September 19, 2017, 09:03:32 am
Team Spirit not Individual Spirit on board this year And if you choose to go out and catch a few hundred more pike wipee do lol. Great team this year and plenty of species catches left off because cap limits. Best way to build the site is for every team members to post up fish. I see plenty that have quit like usual and never finish up the year. If you fish this event get those fish posted up. Fish on.

Yeah my team quit because they don't like taking pictures and uploading them, probably threw away 2000 points which sucks now that we need them... Daniel had limit of chinook salmon this month and never uploaded a single one...

Pike and walleye are our 2 native species here. Trout are just stocked ponds and all the good ones are hours away. No bass that you Easterners love lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on September 19, 2017, 10:26:53 am
Plenty of great fisherman outta Canada 🇨🇦 catching a huge variety of species outta yaks. Nice to see. And yep plenty of fish totals not accurate account of the top teams that cant add. West boys would like to catch some bass/muskie/drum/cats. While east coast would like different species of salmon/trout and other oddballs to catch .
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on September 26, 2017, 11:38:47 am
You guys all unemployed or something. Fished every day except for maybe one this month lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 04, 2017, 10:13:44 am
Still no 14 inch sauger for me, not even 13 inches. Ottawa  R fishn weird this year, nothing deep as there should be this time of year. See Eric caught another 14 inch sauger this year. Good for him !
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: otownyaker on October 04, 2017, 10:28:51 am
Fought a few more of them another trip out. Forgot my phone I  the car so no pics. 3 2@14 1@14.75 this year all in the same hole.
Found all my sauger this year in 10-14 foot drop from 6ft
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 05, 2017, 12:51:07 pm
Overall team standings tightening at the top. Canadians will get ahead of Blacksheepshead Squadron NC ... rock n roll...should be getting cold out west soon ...

Doing snot duty again after work, get 2 hrs in max. Using 40 lb folouro leader now, tied of getting bite offs with 25lb... and all those lost z-mans.. sigh.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on October 05, 2017, 09:34:40 pm
Overall team standings tightening at the top. Canadians will get ahead of Blacksheepshead Squadron NC ... rock n roll...should be getting cold out west soon ...

Doing snot duty again after work, get 2 hrs in max. Using 40 lb folouro leader now, tied of getting bite offs with 25lb... and all those lost z-mans.. sigh.

Lots of guys I know use 60 or even 80, I used 40 for a while but still get nicks and the odd break off. I prefer titanium leaders, you can catch hundreds of fish on a single leader.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on October 05, 2017, 09:37:30 pm
Looks like my big push last month killed Backswamp's motivation. He is usually out every day at the beginning of the month just like you guys lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 06, 2017, 08:25:22 am
Am sure a lot of the KW guys have been affected by hurricanes.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 06, 2017, 01:57:30 pm
Have actually lost a muskie lure or two using titanium. Something about strain hardening at the end of a cast when that big lure hits the water. I'm actually bass fishn when after snots so no way will use steel leaders, there's other options though...Knot 2 Kinky, TuffStuff ...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: dwc67 on October 07, 2017, 08:16:27 am
Have actually lost a muskie lure or two using titanium. Something about strain hardening at the end of a cast when that big lure hits the water. I'm actually bass fishn when after snots so no way will use steel leaders, there's other options though...Knot too Kinky, TuffStuff ...

i use knot to kinky for my meat rigs in aug sept. i have not been bit off by a salmon with it no matter how deep they take it.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on October 09, 2017, 05:52:15 am
Hurricanes certainly have affected many of the southern boys and rightfully so they are fishing out in the wild areas many of them. No trout ponds or warm water discharges to catch most of there fish. I see the Turtle loves to fish dam reservoirs also to achieve his plus points. Me and the team will stick to au natural way of fishing. So far doing a great job team. And i think this gang of new owners must be having issues also because no updtes or responses or they might have also succumbed to the hurricanes themselves. 
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on October 09, 2017, 01:01:19 pm
Hurricanes certainly have affected many of the southern boys and rightfully so they are fishing out in the wild areas many of them. No trout ponds or warm water discharges to catch most of there fish. I see the Turtle loves to fish dam reservoirs also to achieve his plus points. Me and the team will stick to au natural way of fishing. So far doing a great job team. And i think this gang of new owners must be having issues also because no updtes or responses or they might have also succumbed to the hurricanes themselves.

Lol you guys live in some of the best fishing in the world. Most of us aren't that lucky...

Too bad you didn't feel like being competitive. Should have been easy for you.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on October 09, 2017, 05:36:40 pm
Ontario very diverse fishing 🎣 areas , some better then others. And the enjoyment of getting out to catch plenty of fish with many different walks of life is what it's about for this guy. I never fish more then a half day for a workout and adventure is No 1 goal. I work /other interests /dog/home duties/family/friends all consume time. And i feel so lucky 🍀 to have an awesome wife who doesnt mind me doing my gig. And i believe the other souls in team im on also have there own personal combo. Different goals and different gigs on life. But all enjoy 😊 this wonderful world 🌎 of kayak fish. Keep it simple 😎
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 30, 2017, 12:47:19 pm
Some cooler weather finally coming, may get the more cold water fish going. Maybe too cool out west? A couple more days till Nov. 1st, will be nice to post fish again,  weekend looking GOOD.  :)
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on October 30, 2017, 02:34:15 pm
Some cooler weather finally coming, may get the more cold water fish going. Maybe too cool out west? A couple more days till Nov. 1st, will be nice to post fish again,  weekend looking GOOD.  :)

We have had cold and windy weather most of October and I also lost half the month to family commitments. Still got a few points to upload from the weekend but not enough to catch you guys. 

November is going to be downright frigid with far below normal temps forecasted. Teammates have had their kayaks put away for weeks now, I won't be far behind. Looks like you guys will win this battle, I can't beat the 5 of you and the weather lol.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/23lktqh.png)
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on October 31, 2017, 08:45:54 pm
Hey Taylor, you near Edmonton eh ? Good job on the fish this year. I have had two splake sunk Saturdays in a row, probably cause wrong time of year for them to be active and perhaps fake spawning. I'm not afraid to try and learn byself. Sometimes wonder what you would do if fishing there and then with me and yes did try wooly buggers on a wet fly line. A big splake still a goal of mine this year, the big ones from past are reel memoriable.  Will be kayak fishing , doing stuff more familiar and experienced with for the  next while, and guess time to put the polypropelyne on. Cheers, see ya on the water sometime..Windsor, Fraser, Nipigon ??
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on November 01, 2017, 09:09:38 am
Hey Taylor, you near Edmonton eh ? Good job on the fish this year. I have had two splake sunk Saturdays in a row, probably cause wrong time of year for them to be active and perhaps fake spawning. I'm not afraid to try and learn byself. Sometimes wonder what you would do if fishing there and then with me and yes did try wooly buggers on a wet fly line. A big splake still a goal of mine this year, the big ones from past are reel memoriable.  Will be kayak fishing , doing stuff more familiar and experienced with for the  next while, and guess time to put the polypropelyne on. Cheers, see ya on the water sometime..Windsor, Fraser, Nipigon ??

Yeah in Edmonton.

I was fishing for Splake around this time last year and did very well, guys that told me about them said they are really good fishing in fall. I caught mine on a type 6 sinking line in 15-25 fow as well as under an indicator in around 12 fow but that probably depends on the lake.

Just like lakers the key is to move till you find them. Could be in anything from 10-60+ fow and possibly on bottom or suspended depending on the lake. If you aren't marking them keep moving.

I never got to do Windsor this last year so I will probably try this coming year always up to meet guys at the Fraser too or around here. Limited vacation is going to make things a bit tough this year, got lots of plans but not enough time lol.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on November 27, 2017, 08:50:16 pm
Nouveau Norsemen rocking ! A Thaw coming and more fish ahead. Real happy to finally have snow tires on truck. Means more time fishing than pushing and sanding to get up icy hills.... EEF  :)
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 01, 2017, 08:57:59 am
Oh, out for a while, maybe season, blew a tranny line, hopefully not tranny too.

Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Dave on December 02, 2017, 05:22:35 am
Hope it isn't too serious!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 04, 2017, 08:16:30 am
Figures eh. Get the snows on and something else to kill the fun. Hope you got it fixed up. And snow covered roads yikes 🤦‍♂️😩.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 12, 2017, 08:15:21 pm
Been a fun year again. Montreal sturgeon NEXT year for sure, think have found a buddy to help, Jean Guy ?
Will be interesting to see last kw 2017 posts soon, and if anyone generous enough to keep alive for 2018 !
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 18, 2017, 06:12:11 am
Well the season has come to the end and plenty of fish caught by the canucks who stayed in on the site. There are still quite a few quitters that start out and then drop off along the ways for all different reasons. Overall though quite a bit of fun for what it is. Hats off to the participant's and all the fish they caught. The site has become a ghost in recent months without any input. But it will be finishing up shortly by the team, and will host a new look for 2018 and changeup on the running of the site. 
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: EagleEyesFlash on December 18, 2017, 08:30:36 am
Hey Cowboy, you riding out in the sunset ?

Guess wait and see.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on December 18, 2017, 08:36:18 am
Well the season has come to the end and plenty of fish caught by the canucks who stayed in on the site. There are still quite a few quitters that start out and then drop off along the ways for all different reasons. Overall though quite a bit of fun for what it is. Hats off to the participant's and all the fish they caught. The site has become a ghost in recent months without any input. But it will be finishing up shortly by the team, and will host a new look for 2018 and changeup on the running of the site. 

Can I share that on instagram?
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 18, 2017, 10:42:17 am
Yes outback cowboys 😂. And ofcourse John . Team Nouveau  rocked as a allround fishing 🎣 group. Enjoyed it.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on December 18, 2017, 10:56:02 am
Posted. I tagged your instagram.
https://www.instagram.com/canadiankayakanglers/ (https://www.instagram.com/canadiankayakanglers/)

If you guys dont follow CKA's instagram, please follow!!!!

I'm very happy to share/post your pictures on there with full credit to you. It benefits the site/forum, and hopefully give you more exposure as well. 
I'd personally truly appreciate it.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on December 18, 2017, 02:55:26 pm
Was a great season, my fall got a little messed up, but my team mates had my back to keep us at top spot for Canada. Was a great team to be part of! Thanks for having me guys. Hope Kayak Wars continues for next year, the site owers didn't seem too enthusiastic this year.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 18, 2017, 06:40:56 pm
Yep great Great Lakes group. Ended quicker then we wanted though due to early winter arrival . Lol
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 18, 2017, 11:15:23 pm
I sure am glad the season is finally over. I was afraid yaknfool or backswamp might make a push at the end or been sandbagging points but turned out backswamp finally gave up and yaknfool just didn't have enough time left.

The trick to kayak wars has always been ambition. There are lots of guys capable of putting up 10,000+ points but to do so you have to go out and fish hard all year long which most people just aren't willing to do even with good incentive let alone when there are no decent prizes.

It is disappointing how things went this year. If early in the season they had announced prizes and draw prizes similar to what they had last year then things would have been very different. There would have been a number of guys gunning for top spot and also many more just trying to get some points for the draws. Taking measurements, pictures and then uploading them isn't really a fun procedure so you have to provide some sort of incentive for both top competitors and average joes. No incentive means no participation as we saw this year and have seen in the past as well.

I don't know what the owners plan is for next year but whatever they do they need to have it figured out and announced before the season starts next year. Many people aren't going to bother entering let alone competing if they handle things the same way they did this year.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 18, 2017, 11:21:50 pm
Congrats to the Nouveau Norsemen. I am still frustrated that we let you guys sneak up and beat us but you guys worked hard and earned the win.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: albertan-yaker on December 19, 2017, 08:48:03 am
Congrats Tyler well earned.

Wing and beer after Christmas?, i'll text you and see who we can get to come out.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: greydog on December 19, 2017, 08:00:11 pm
Had fun in my first year thanks for inviting me on the team.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: John Gibson on December 20, 2017, 04:43:39 am
CKA was well represented again!!!
Well done to everyone... Great Job Tyler. That's a lot of hours in the Kayak. 
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 21, 2017, 12:15:49 am
CKA was well represented again!!!
Well done to everyone... Great Job Tyler. That's a lot of hours in the Kayak.

Thanks John.

Yeah just looking over my pictures I believe I registered points on 52 days this year plus I had a handful of skunks as well. Lets say 60 days in a kayak and probably 450-500 hours. Around 15 fish per day or 2 fish per hour.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Dave on December 21, 2017, 06:06:17 am
I would have thought a lot more hours!  You catch them a lot faster than I do :)
Dave
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 21, 2017, 06:41:54 am
Dave let's put the kayak wars fishing in perspective. No rules against warm water discharges or hot pond fishing as they call it. Where the temperatures of the water create an aquarium hot spot for fishing in the months of the winter/spring/fall when temps are down and the fish are concentrated for food purposes. This makes them easy targets and warm water will keep your hands warms so you can take your picks. In the same time of the  year others have to work the water in cold slow fishing presentation and virtually impossible to compete. Hence the reason many top point getters have points through the roof in half the time. You cannot physically compete. Check out the top guys species and you will find these guys. You can compete if you want to sit at your nearest discharge spot and tally up the points. Impossible to ban this practise though and will continue and it is just part of gig. Plenty of these spots around my area  but unless used for fun wouldn't use these fish as points for kwars. Can you imagine the amount of bass we could load up on Dave lol . Unfortunately some guys don't have the same weather conditions and have to deal with ice and colder temps so this is a bonus to catch up. It is what it is.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Flyfisher on December 22, 2017, 11:14:27 am
Great year guys! Didn't give up just struggling with health issues May to July had no drivers license! From there not very confident to drive because what happened to me! Have a good winter everyone! Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 22, 2017, 05:42:04 pm
Jeremy we know you would be out fishing. Life throws curb balls at people everyday and unfortunately it has effected your fishing 🎣 but not your spirit. 🙏. As long as you can get out when you can that is a bonus 👍
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on December 22, 2017, 08:36:19 pm
2017 Season is over and nothing from the Kayakwars team? Have they abandoned it? Prizes? Congratulate winners? 2018 Season? WTF. Nothing new on Facebook page in months.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 22, 2017, 10:45:36 pm
Dave let's put the kayak wars fishing in perspective. No rules against warm water discharges or hot pond fishing as they call it. Where the temperatures of the water create an aquarium hot spot for fishing in the months of the winter/spring/fall when temps are down and the fish are concentrated for food purposes. This makes them easy targets and warm water will keep your hands warms so you can take your picks. In the same time of the  year others have to work the water in cold slow fishing presentation and virtually impossible to compete. Hence the reason many top point getters have points through the roof in half the time. You cannot physically compete. Check out the top guys species and you will find these guys. You can compete if you want to sit at your nearest discharge spot and tally up the points. Impossible to ban this practise though and will continue and it is just part of gig. Plenty of these spots around my area  but unless used for fun wouldn't use these fish as points for kwars. Can you imagine the amount of bass we could load up on Dave lol . Unfortunately some guys don't have the same weather conditions and have to deal with ice and colder temps so this is a bonus to catch up. It is what it is.

I love your excuses especially when they are wrong...

My warm water spots accounted for a grand total of 137 pike and skunked me 3 times this year... Take away those pike and I still have over 11,000 points from water bodies between ice off and on. The only reason I bother fishing those warm water spots is to try and compete with US anglers who have warm temperatures and open water year long(somewhat similar to yourself...). How else am I supposed to compete with those guys when my regular spots are frozen for 3+ months...

The reason I do well is because I am proficient at catching every species available to me, I have done the leg work to find the best water bodies for each species, I know when the best times are to target these different species/water bodies and most importantly because I put in a lot of effort to try to win KW. Not only in the hours on the water but also in driving to good lakes(I probably put on 20,000+ kms related to fishing this year) and researching lakes etc. I also think that Alberta is an underrated province fishery wise as long as you are willing to practice C&R and drive to the good lakes.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 22, 2017, 11:03:45 pm
I would have thought a lot more hours!  You catch them a lot faster than I do :)
Dave

Probably in part due to a few of the water bodies I have available to me out here. There are lakes that I consider 2 fish in a day a good day and there are lakes where I can catch 50+ regularly. Back in the 70s/80s most of our lakes here in AB collapsed due to over fishing and since then they have been pretty stringent on catch limits, to the point where most of our walleye lakes are now run on a draw system like people use for hunting(if drawn you get to keep 2-3 walleye all year out of a certain lake).

It is barely worth trying to fish for food out here and cheaper to buy fish at the super market but if you like C&R there is some good fishing available. I bet I didn't even keep a dozen fish out of my 354 pike and 235 walleye this year...
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 23, 2017, 07:35:06 am
Not missing the boat on the discharges areas you fish. It is what it is. You have a much different life my friend. The very fabric of this competition is different from individual to individual. I fish when i want to fish and have a full family life with wife/children/pets etc. You have the single life. Totally different. I don't make this into my life goal. Thinking to much into this gig. I fish au natural. I don't need to prop numbers through the roof so people won't compete or quit. Friendly little comp between me and few others enough for me. And yes Peter they will be back /new ownership / new rules/events /site etc. Will wait and see it shortly.   
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on December 23, 2017, 09:48:57 am
Tyler. You should save some of your travel money and plan a trip to Ontario to fish in a real kayak tournament. BCC would be a great one to attend. But there are lots more. Lots of guys have more then one kayak and would hook you up with one to fish out of. Every year there are a few more tournaments to choose from. There's KAAO, OKFS and a few more single events. I've heard rumours of another series soon to be announced as well.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 23, 2017, 01:54:44 pm
Great 👍 idea Peter. Can even skip tournies and get out and fish different local waters on both sides of the border for all kinds of species. Pick a season you want to fish. Ive have the outbacks and the sup for using. Or bring your inflatable one. Anybody always welcome.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 23, 2017, 03:53:16 pm
I was going to come out to the BCC last year but ended up finding a job and had to bail on that idea. This year I would like to come out, it would be nice to come a couple days early and get some prefishing in on the US side since I know nothing about bass.

My problem is time. I have lots of trip ideas but limited vacation. Already planning a big trip to Vancouver Island and been playing with ideas of heading down to Florida as well. That would already use up most of my vacation if I did both though :(.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 23, 2017, 04:16:42 pm
Never enough vacation time ever. Vancouver Island would be a perfect spot over a bass tourney anyday. Way to many fish species to hit here for a visit. Miss Vancouver island from the springtime this year. But snowboarding 🏂 Blackcomb was on my bucket list 😎. The west might be in the card again mid summer. If not the east certainly is and driveable . The offer stands anytime . 
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Spyman48 on December 23, 2017, 04:38:55 pm
I'm going to Florida Feb19 to March6 with 4 nights in the Keys. Will have my Outback. Had a blast 2 years ago. Salt water is awesome. Got Snook, Reds,Trout and a few surprises last time. Hoping for a few different species this year in the Keys like maybe Mangrove Snapper and Amberjacks, or a shark would be amazing.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 23, 2017, 05:08:53 pm
Yeah saltwater is always fun, so many species you never know what you are going to catch. I did the inshore thing in Fort Myers a few years ago now and parents have a place there so I have thought of going down. Also want to try the east coast offshore fishery, I have thought about trying to go down for one of the extreme kayak fishing tournaments as they look like quite the events.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: Ravyak on December 30, 2017, 02:38:02 pm
Was just checking the website to see if there was anything different and the whole website has been revamped and looks like registration for 2018 is now open(I assume the 2017 is a typo). No information on rule changes or prizes though.

Don't think I will bother entering unless/until they make it clear what direction the tournament is heading in.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on December 30, 2017, 04:02:40 pm
Like i said before the site being revamped into a new one. And i would imagine they will shortly explain whats going on with new team at the helm and what they will be doing next year. Puts a bad light on the site with this interupt again. Hopefully its a good one.
Title: Re: KW 2017
Post by: shooter on January 08, 2018, 12:40:39 pm
Well finally a response from the site with there last take on the season past. Some issues still to clear up and will see what happens. Hats 🎩 off to out Team Nouveau Norsemen  giving the USA boys a run for top spot. But ice in spring and winter early killed the run for top.  And congrats to all the other guys with there great stats 👍. Site needs to be more responsive and clear with up this coming year.  Social media side lacking at mid summer. And could use a blog also for non facebook people that dont have . 🙏