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Boating Forum / When a simple thing becomes a PITA!
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:00:34 AM »
Without nice days to work on the boat outside I've shoe horned my boat in the garage to get it ready. I've been chipping away at the to-do list for the season and almost have it done. Thursday is first tournament so I'm down to the wire.

Last night I said let me fix that marker light on my left wheel well. Found a new set at Walmart 5$ ea not bad. I took off the broken one and hooked up the new one. 5-10 min  Easy, Done. Right... NOPE

I decided to replace the other side so they match. The new one is a hint bigger and I wouldn't want planes flying above to see I have 2 different marker lights. LOL So, I take off the working one and hook up the matching one and NOTHING... No light.... Take it off test it on a battery back and it works. Test the old one and it works. Try both again and nothing. Ended up the DARN wire snap on T connector from the factory IN THE FRAME came loose.. Now to get to it I have to unbolt the fender step and fish out the wires tonight.

BOATS... You got to love em... Figured I'd share I know we all have been there... HA


Boating Forum / Re: trolling motor batteries
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:06:45 PM »
You "should" be able to run an entire tournament without issue! It sounds like your batteries are more the issue than the TM. 1 bad battery in a series can cause a massive reduction in usage. When you take them off the charger they will appear full but not for long!

I would be pulling the batteries and having Napa test them. You might have a dead cell in one causing all your pain.

Are they deep cycle?
I have a 36v Minnkota setup and have been running my deep cycle Optima batteries for 6+ years.


The Hawg Forum / Re: Jack Hammer
« on: April 12, 2018, 09:51:45 AM »
I couldn't get myself to keep buying them so I started making them.

There is nothing better than catching 5lbrs on your own baits! Plus when you tie one on take a cast then hear that mid flight line snap, watching your bait sail across the pond and the next zip code it doesn't hurt as much because it only cost me about $2...  (giggle)


The Hawg Forum / Re: SA Face Shields on Sale!
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:47:56 PM »
Not a bad deal. I think when I got mine a few years back it was $15 for 1... I still have them and use them often.  Mostly for cold weather starts or that time of the year when you see the yellow pollen cloud comes off the trees.


The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre Spawn Cold Water Fishing Issues
« on: April 09, 2018, 02:37:19 PM »
Or do what I do at Chapmans early in the year is expect to catch nothing so when you do hook up its a bonus.

That place HATES ME!!! LOL OR Fish near my boat because everyone around me throwing the same baits usually hooks up. HA

Honestly first few trips out there trust whatever you are throwing. Don't drive yourself crazy yet!


The Hawg Forum / Re: Trolling motor issues
« on: March 02, 2018, 09:56:08 AM »
Like Curt said... Don't rush it if you don't have too. Having one that works is 1/2 the battle. Keep that one and squirrel away a couple bucks here and there. If your not in a rush you are guaranteed to find a better deal than just grabbing the next one that comes along. Just keep an eye open.

Your not going to win any races with a 40lb but with a good battery you will make it back to the ramp!  :yes:


Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Tired of Leaky Weigh-In Bags?
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:06:42 PM »
I'll be getting in on this one! I had one bag left last year from a bulk order 4 years ago. Tired of dealing with it!

Time to upgrade! Thanks Curt for the reminder and detailed review!


Lure Making / Re: Pouring Soft Plastics
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:26:09 AM »
Looking Great!

I have about 10+ molds if your ever looking to trade off for a pour or two just let me know. It's nice to pour different stuff ever now an then and not have to buy the molds. All mine are aluminum injection but are hand pour.


Lure Making / Re: Pouring Soft Plastics
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:14:28 PM »
Sorry been out of the forums for a bit crazy work schedule and cold temps haven't had fishing on the brain.

Baits look awesome! I've been pouring for years still have fun doing it. Nothing like catching bass off your own baits!


The Hawg Forum / Re: Happy New Year!
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:08:28 PM »
First real snow fall of the year coming. Hopefully mother nature gets it all out of her system and we can have a spring this year!

Happy New Year to all! Hope to see you on the water soon!


The Hawg Forum / Re: Chilling Out
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:43:52 PM »
 :thumbup: Awesome to be reading about people still getting days on the water! I haven't wrapped the boat yet really, really, hope to get out again before Turkey Day!

Keep catching and posting!!!


Check is officially in the mailbox!  :nod:


The Hawg Forum / Re: Locations to Fish
« on: August 01, 2017, 03:55:17 PM »
boat or no boat?

Start near the house and work your way out.  ;D


The Hawg Forum / Re: Live Well cleaning??
« on: July 10, 2017, 02:52:14 PM »
If dawn dish soap is good enough for baby ducks its good enough for swamp bass.   (giggle)


Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Amos Lake - CT
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:44:29 PM »
Here is what I found that tournament. It was a first for me!

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