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Offline leviathan_slayer

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1080 on: Feb 13, 2021, 01:59 PM »
For all those interested in entering an ice fishing tournament that runs from 13 February 2021 to 7 March 2021 read the following. If we can get enough active anglers from Kingston we can compete as a community as well.

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ONTARIO ICE FISHING CHALLENGE
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Feb 13 to Mar 7, 2021
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RULES
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1. Getting Started
A. The 2021 Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge is an online tournament run through Angler’s Atlas website and mobile app MyCatch.
B. Anyone can participate in the 2021 Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge and it is for all ages. Registration is per individual, and not per team.
C. There is a $20.00 registration fee to enter the tournament.
D. In order for catches to be sent properly, you must use the same login and password for both Angler’s Atlas website and the MyCatch app.
E. All contestants must register for the tournament through this URL: https://www.anglersatlas.com/tournament/470/ontario-ice-fishing-challenge-2021
F. You will receive an automatic email confirming that you have entered the tournament and that your payment has gone through.
G. Once accepted into the tournament, download the free MyCatch mobile app which is available for both iOS (Apple App Store) and Android (Google Play Store) and login to activate the tournament on the app again using the same login email and password that you used to register in the tournament. (https://www.anglersatlas.com/mycatch)
H. Protecting anglers’ privacy is a priority, and any location data collected during the tournament will not be released to the public. Our promise to anglers is “Secret Fishing Spots Stay Secret”. See Section 6 below for further details.
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2. Catch Reporting Rules
A. In order for each catch to qualify, a photograph of the fish must be taken using the MyCatch app, and cannot be uploaded from a photo gallery or other source.
B. All contestants must have GPS enabled on their cell phone for their catches to qualify. All location data will be protected. For more information, see Section 6 below.
C. All length based prize categories require the use of a ‘bump board’ or other measuring device that clearly shows the length of the fish. The nose of the fish must be aligned with the start of the measuring device, with both the nose and the tail clearly visible in the photograph. Measurement is based on the tip of the tail and not fork length. A pinched tail is allowed.
D. The photo must be taken from directly above looking down on the fish.
E. Fish must be placed as close to the measuring device as possible, without covering the measurements for verification.
F. The fish must be measured belly-to-belly (the belly of the fish facing the belly of the person/angler holding the fish).
G. The mouth is allowed to be open, closed, or anywhere in between, so long as the fish meets the other above requirements.
H. There are to be no fingers placed in the gills or mouth of the fish. Any fingers in the gills or mouth of the fish will disqualify that fish.
I. Blatant abuse to fish or the resource is reason for disqualification.
J. The app works out of cell range, and catches will synchronize with the server once the user opens the app when back in cell range, or via a wifi signal. If the catches are not synced by the end of the tournament, they will not qualify for prizes.
K. Catches will be reviewed within 24 hours of submission.
L. A great resource is the MyCatch video that shows how to complete an entry:

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3. Tournament Location and Times
A. Tournament boundaries are anywhere within the Province of Ontario. Given concerns with COVID-19, we strongly urge anglers to “Stay local, fish local”.
B. Rules meeting will be held on February 12, 2021 at 7:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time through Facebook Live on https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Ice-Fishing-Challenge-105220404871644.
C. The tournament starts February 13, 2021 at 6:00 am, Eastern Standard Time.
D. The tournament ends March 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time.
E. All catches made within the start and end times must be synchronized with the Angler’s Atlas server by March 7, 2021 at 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time to qualify.
F. Awards ceremony will take place on March 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time through Facebook Live on https://www.facebook.com/Ontario-Ice-Fishing-Challenge-105220404871644.
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4. Awards & Prizes
A. Prize amounts are based on a full field of 500 anglers. If the tournament doesn’t fill, the payout for each paid position will be adjusted based on the number of entries.
- 1st Place longest overall Northern Pike — $1,000 cash prize
- 1st Place longest overall Yellow Perch — $1,000 cash prize
- 1st Place longest overall Walleye — $1,000 cash prize
- 1st Place longest overall Trout (any species) — $1,000 cash prize
- 2nd Place longest overall Northern Pike — $500 cash prize
- 2nd Place longest overall Yellow Perch — $500 cash prize
- 2nd Place longest overall Walleye — $500 cash prize
- 2nd Place longest overall Trout (any species) — $500 cash prize
- 3rd Place longest overall Northern Pike — $250 cash prize
- 3rd Place longest overall Yellow Perch — $250 cash prize
- 3rd Place longest overall Walleye — $250 cash prize
- 3rd Place longest overall Trout (any species) — $250 cash prize
- Most number of fish caught by a participant — $500 cash prize
- Greatest diversity of fish caught by a participant — $500 cash prize
B. The 2021 Ontario Ice Fishing Capital award will be given to the community that has earned the most points from its participating anglers — i.e. anglers who reside within the community.
- Only participating communities are eligible for this award. To participate, please contact tournament coordinator Jim Clarke at [email protected]
- Postal code will be used to determine residency of anglers.
- Point system is calculated from all leaderboards and based on the total number of entries within each leaderboard. For example, a leaderboard with 100 entries, first place angler receives 100 points, second place receives 99 points, and so on, to the last place that would receive one point. So enter all your fish as every fish entered can count towards a community's point total.
C. More prizes may be added as they become available.
D. A participant can only win one prize placing per leaderboard.
E. Winning anglers will be contacted directly using the contact information provided in the tournament registration process.
F. In the case of a tie, the tie break will go to the person with the highest number of fish reported.
G. Tournament organizers reserve the right to adjust entries.
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5. Other Rules
A. By registering and participating in the tournament, all participants agree to abide by the rules and regulations they have received as set out in the 2021 Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge Event Rules.
B. Anglers can only submit catches that they have caught themselves. This is an individual tournament, so you cannot enter as a partnership or team, and under no circumstances can you share fish with any other angler. Anglers are free to fish alone or with other tournament or non-tournament anglers, but each registered angler may only enter their own fish.
C. Each contestant must have in their possession a valid fishing license for their respective jurisdiction or be exempt under regulations of their jurisdiction.
D. Each contestant must conform to the fishing rules and regulations that are in place for the jurisdiction in which they are fishing.
E. Promoters, organizers or sponsors assisting in the tournament operation are not responsible for death, injury, damage, liability, theft, fire or any loss to any contestants.
F. Any angler found to be cheating will be disqualified from the tournament. Angler’s Atlas also reserves the right to ban anglers from competing in future events.
G. In the event of disqualification, any entry fees will be forfeited and not refunded.
H. All rules have loopholes. It is our intention to provide an honest sportsmanlike tournament. In the interest of good sportsmanship, contestants are reminded the spirit of the rule will prevail in all judgments.
I. All questions or problems relating to the rules of this tournament are to be referred to Jim Clarke by email ([email protected]). His decision will be final in all cases. No other person can be considered a spokesman for the rules during the tournament.
J. Any contestant has the right to make a protest against another contestant by contacting Jim Clarke through email ([email protected]) prior to the close of the tournament. His decision will be final in all cases. A $100.00 dollar protest fee may need to accompany the protest. The fee will be returned if the protest is found to be valid.
K. All Covid-19 Public Health orders and Gathering Restrictions at the time of the event must be followed by all participants
L. This is an ice fishing event. Practice ice safety at all times! Fishing is only allowed on a minimum of at least 4 inches of ice.
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6. Data Privacy and Fisheries Research
“Secret Fishing Spots Stay Secret” — This is our primary commitment to anglers who report their catches through MyCatch. So what does this mean in practise?
A. Angler’s Atlas does not release MyCatch GPS data (latitude and longitude) to the public. It is treated as confidential and is provided to fisheries researchers under strict conditions.
B. Every research team we work with must sign a data sharing agreement that sets the terms of use for the data.
C. Data is anonymized before it is provided to the researcher.
D. Researchers agree not to share the data with anyone else.
E. Researchers cannot use the data for any purpose other than the research specified in the agreement.
F. Exact location data cannot be published as part of the scientific research. Instead, it has to be generalized to a larger region so the location cannot be reverse engineered.
These data privacy rules are designed to protect our angler’s private data, to conserve the fisheries, and to make sure we maintain a trusting relationship with our anglers into the future. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to reach out to Angler’s Atlas President directly by email ( [email protected] ).
Don a.k.a. Leviathan_slayer

Offline leviathan_slayer

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1081 on: Feb 15, 2021, 07:47 AM »
Another successful day on Verona Lake. Dozen perch and few pike. The key to success the last few days has been staying away from the crowds on the lake. We have hit a few spots now that are never fished in the winter and they are proven to be very productive.

Anyway, stay safe and tight lines!

Don

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1082 on: Feb 15, 2021, 04:33 PM »
Would someone be able to tell me where I can park and walk in to Paddy's Lake? Just pull over on Devils Lake Rd and bushwhack north? Or is there a trail heading back to the lake? Thanks.

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1083 on: Mar 03, 2021, 09:40 AM »
Hi there,

New to this forum, but it seems a brilliant source...

Also new to ice fishing.

Would anyone be willing to help me out with some guidance on Colin's lake, Kingston..

Where to park?

Where to fish?

How to fish?

I want to be safe, respectful and fish efficiently

I read about the dixons launch, will they allow me to park?

And also the Lakefield road launch but it seems more private?

I have an auger and fish finder.

I'd very much like to try Pike and perch.
Set line and small jig
Not sure the depths for each?

Any advice appreciated!
Thank you just now.

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1084 on: Mar 05, 2021, 11:20 PM »
Would someone be able to tell me where I can park and walk in to Paddy's Lake? Just pull over on Devils Lake Rd and bushwhack north? Or is there a trail heading back to the lake? Thanks.

It's been few years since I've been there. The only road actually leading to the lake is private and on private property. There were couple of cottages there. Bushwhacking is your only option, that is if you can even find the trail in the snow - it can be tricky and it is a good 40min walk in with no snow. Surrounding land owners were putting up 'no trespassing' signs around where the trail starts - which (at the time) were not justified - they just did not want people going in. Do yourself a favor and check with the township office if the land is private or public or other. It is South Frontenac township. Stuff like this can change easily enough, what is one day public or private but owners don't care if anglers go through - can just as well change or change hands etc. Unless you live in that township - you might not know or hear of changes.
I used to park on the side of the road there.
Good luck.

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1085 on: Mar 06, 2021, 09:35 AM »
Thanks farmerk, I ended up getting back there after a tip on navigating the trail. Fished for 6 hours without any luck so I can't say I'll be going back there before trying out some other lakes next year.

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Re: Kingston, Ontario, Back Lakes
« Reply #1086 on: Apr 16, 2021, 01:36 PM »
Well ice fishing season has definitely come to an end for the 2020/21 season. I am going to keep posting in this forum throughout the coming months and hopefully it will give some ideas for ice fishing this coming winter.

Will be picking up my first fishing kayak next month so this will give me opportunity to try some different lakes that I would normally not got to as my boat is not easily launched from some of the smaller lakes. As well, it will be a good opportunity to try out the Deeper Pro+ sonar and map charting device I bought which will help with creating bathymetric maps for some of the smaller lakes that are not charted in Navionics.

Anyway, stay safe, stay healthy and tight lines to all!

Don

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