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I haven't heard anything about it. Who is running it?

That would be my choice as well.  Very good reel  :thumbup:

I bought several of them at Wal-Mart when they were priced at only $39.99. Unbeatable deal!

This is a common question. Here's the answer  :)

Put this video together last week.

Boating Forum / Re: New LED Light Installation.
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:58:36 AM »
I put this short video together to show the lights in action.

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: 5/18 lake carasaljo report
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
Good job  :thumbup:

Boating Forum / Re: New LED Light Installation.
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:16:10 AM »
Thanks Joe! It was a lot of work. Aluminum boats aren't very friendly when it comes to snaking wires!

Everyone will know where you are on the lake at night now  ;D

I thought of that same thing! I will use them sparingly for sure  (giggle)

Boating Forum / New LED Light Installation.
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:07:55 AM »
I spent a fair amount of time this past weekend installing a complete LED light kit on my boat!
I've had the lights for a long time, but never took the time to tackle the installation until now. It was a lot of work, sorting out how and where to route the wires, etc. But I'm really happy with the results  :nod:
Here are a couple pics  (giggle)

I spent a fair amount of time sorting out the logistics of it all; connections, wire routing, fishing wires through the boat, etc.

I'm really happy with the way they came out and the way the boat looks with them on in the dark.

I picked red because it doesn't attract bugs and it doesn't mess with my night vision.

The entire LED light set on my boat, including the bow lights, is from LEDHead Lighting.

I just posted a new tackle review for the Rapala Original Floating Minnow!

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:45:15 AM »
That's a place where I check accuweather for the day but then check the hourly forecast to see what the wind will be like as the day goes on

@Brazzy Exactly. I do the same thing too  :nod:

Sounds like a decent trip for 3 hours.

Gotta love it when they turn on right before dark!

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:08:54 AM »
I should have brought a surf board not a canoe

@LANSKY That's exactly what I'm referring to  (giggle)

Boating Forum / Re: RI HP Limits
« on: May 14, 2018, 10:20:07 PM »
@Brazzy I agree that the HP limits have curtailed the fishing to some degree on some lakes. But that's just an accidental effect of the restriction.

I was told by DEM many years ago that the 10 HP restriction was originally created as a compromise that allowed the state to get landowners to approve of the rmaps being built. So the state promised them that if the land was purchased and a ramp was built, it would be done with the HP restriction in place to prevent the lake from getting overrun with high speed boats buzzing around to catch fish.

So once that was done, it's been hard to even talk to them about making any changes. And in the meantime, lakefront property owners are free to buzz around said lakes with their own high powered boats. This is the double standard of which I speak.

As for some lakefront property owners having their own boat ramps, you're right. I do occasionally see that. But they are a minority for sure. And the vast majority of them are using the state launch twice per year. Once in the spring and again in the fall.

I have spoken with DEM about replacing the HP limits with speed limits, as CT does on many of their lakes. But they claim that it can't be done because speed limits are hard to enforce. That might be the case if we're talking about a 20 or 30 MPH speed limit. But if a lake has a headway speed limit, it's pretty obvious if someone is breaking it. And putting a speed limit into affect would require everyone across the boar to abide by it, whether they're running a bass boat of a jon boat, which keeps it fair for everyone.

RI doesn't like change. @One more! is absolutely right about that. But nothing will ever change if people don't speak out.

It may be that none of us will ever be able to get this changed. But it surely can't hurt to try.  :nope:

This is always a great tourney with some good bags of bass caught!

I don't think I will be able to fish it this year, but if I can make it, I will be there!

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« on: May 14, 2018, 02:05:15 PM »
Wordens Pond is a great fishery. The reason I asked about the boat or not is that Wordens is large and can get windy, so it's not really a place I would recommend for canoe anglers.

Watchaug Pond is also a great place, although it can get pretty busy with boat traffic in the summer months, especially on weekends. Right now the boat launch is closed for repairs. Supposed to open back up in June sometime.

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