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Author Topic: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?  (Read 4152 times)

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smbassman

Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« on: August 08, 2007, 05:33:14 PM »

http://bassrecon.outdoorsfanmedia.com/br_news_article.asp?id=61

Does anyone know why Canada is off limits for the Ohio BFL this weekend? 
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dashaver63

Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007, 09:44:10 PM »

Don't really know. It's weird that FLW/BFL would close Canada. It's supposed to be nice this week-end too. Are you fishing as a boater or non-boater? We have our Ohio Federation State Qualifier this week-end also, out of Lorain so Ruggles and Avon Point might see a little more traffic Saturday.
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007, 11:31:50 PM »

I don't know why for sure. Early on, there were some influences from just a few people who were really pushing over the VHS issue that had people thinking they had to make all their final decisions immediately. I said wait a while, but Ohio decided to act then without waiting.

I believe this influence is why the TBF Northern Divisional is open to Ohio waters only. I wonder that it is behind the BFL decision too. Ohio has shown a propensity for what I consider in my personal opinioin to react too soon to not enough information such as when they gave up 2 months of their Lake Erie bass season with no data to support that need. Anglers being told to react before it is too late in case data actually came up that showed a reaction was necessary - a cart before the horse situation if I've ever seen one.

May be totally unrelated, but I can definitely understand the pressures a group of people can put on organizations to make 'decisions' that might otherwise not be made too. Happens fairly often.

There's also questions about what Ontario is or isn't doing about some of their regulations that could be involved. Again, more regulation that is probably related to what anglers think they need, or those who 'manage' the resource think anglers think they need, verses actual scientifically supported needs.

Just pure speculation on my part that doesn't consider that there are also always a certain number of anglers who don't like it that other anglers run anywhere. Maybe that's the reason?
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2007, 11:17:22 AM »

I believe it is partly because they have had a big problem with co-anglers not getting Canadien licenses. They just went for a simple solution. Here in Michigan division it is not a problem because most people fish in Canada alot so they buy a license. I think the co's down there balk at buying one for 1 tournament. I have heard a lot of stories about complaining and Arguments.
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2007, 12:41:10 PM »

You know what? You've jogged my memory now. Someone did tell me about that a few weeks ago. That is exactly why they are doing it. Not that I think it is any better of a reason...

But I completely understand, as I stated above, why they did it. You get a handful of people really hammering at you complaining, and sometimes you just give in. Maybe that is even best sometimes...
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007, 02:25:02 PM »

Co-anglers shouldn't dictate the rules of a tournament. I fished as a co alot and I always accepted the fact that we were going to do whatever the pro wanted to do that day-period. So, I always had a Canadian license, Ohio license, and a Michigan license.If you fish on Erie, as a co angler, you know the chances of fishing in Canada are great, so be prepared or don't bother signing up. When Canada is closed- Ohio fishes very small. This rule is definitely taking away from the tournament- no doubt.
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007, 02:54:05 PM »

Strongly agree!
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007, 01:14:08 PM »

Me too! I am still surprised when I draw ANY angler who is unfamiliar with local regulations and doesn't seem to know much about the water. I understand some co's think they have absolutely no control so why do any homework, but I've always been a homework fiend and have never felt I have no control. That is an illusion at best, and a cop out at worst.
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2007, 12:06:02 AM »

I spoke with some of the ohio folks once the TBF regional was set, and they have made that Ohio only as well.  It is entirely dictated by the co's from the BFL's in the past - they show up without canadian lic. and there is no real easy way to get one from Ohio short of the ferry to  Pelee. No excuses, just a fact.  So, the boater side was complaining to the staff as to what they should do if their co has no canadian Lic and they were headed there - go anyway, and sit them down?  so after much female doging, they took the easy route and just made the water off limits.  Poor choice in my opinion, but its their party - they can run it however they like -

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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2007, 08:20:04 AM »

I do believe that they have phones in Ohio.  1-800-667-1940.  They say to allow 6-8 weeks but it usually comes in one.
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2007, 04:34:38 PM »

I think that was just the worst thing FLW could have done. If you know, or even think you might be fishing a tournament like that, I would think any co-angler with any brains would want to get a Canadian license. Ohio waters on Erie is very tough this time if year. In fact it's a much longer run to any kind of half way productive Ohio water then it is to Canada. If anyone here if fishing the divisional next month, I would get a back-up plan for largemouth and probably use that as a first option. (unless an hour and a half run is what you want to do)
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Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007, 01:01:18 PM »

Unless you have ever tried to run tournament circuits, it is hard to understand the pressures you get hit with constantly by people telling everything you're doing wrong, or how you should be doing things.

You listen for patterns that demonstrate a consensus and try not to change all the time. It is a tough, pain-in-the-butt job that I have done before and really don't want to do again.

I do like the idea of closer big largies for a one-time qualifier event. I've always heard it is possible and dabbled in it in the past when I just couldn't bring myself to run (screaming) out past Cedar Pointe.
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dashaver63

Re: Canada fishing ban in Sandusky BFL?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007, 03:45:24 PM »

If I were fishing the Divisional, I would go out of Sandusky Bay through Johnsons Island and head west. Fish the Miller Ferry launch and then head for East Harbor. It's not unheard of to bag at least 15lbs. of green fish in these 2 areas.
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