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The Hawg Forum / So what do you think?
« on: July 02, 2018, 02:21:02 PM »
So this weekend I made a decision. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I caught my 2nd fish during a night... (and the fact it has been coming up more and more)

I fish in a Thursday night league and with Curt in SRIBA. The waters we fish in RI and for the most part CT tend to get hit pretty hard. Everyone knows the good lakes and those lakes take a beating. SO... Long story short Friday night my first fish was a typical 1.5lber but looked very healthy and solid. I thought to myself it was great to see a new young class of fish beefing up! Then a caught my 2nd and it was also a 1.5lber however it was a different story. I went to put in my cull tag and his jaw was split from front to back. You could see where someone stuck a cull tag in too far back from the fishes lip and it must have ripped. It sucked to know "we" did that...
SO I'm going to test out some of the non-penetrating cull tags and hopefully others will follow. Who knows maybe our club rules will change and non-penetrating cull tags will be in the rules.

I know others are already using these tags so please chime in. What brands work and what brands suck???
-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / Where not to fish this weekend!
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:38:24 PM »

http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2018-06-26/lake-closed-due-to-feces-related-bacteria
"Tiogue Lake due to high concentration of Enterococci bacteria."

Add in the 3+ days in the 90s we have coming...  :puking:
-Mitz

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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

-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / This weather sucks!
« on: May 06, 2016, 02:27:23 PM »
Last night fished 5-9 it was 44 degrees 15mph wind and rain. Water temps went down to 53.... Are we going backwards? February we had more days in the 60s then May.

O well guess that is why they make Gor-tex! On a positive side the people who are catching them are catching some big slobs!!! Don't think I
would be crying so much if I could just land something over 16"... HA   :facepalm: :crying: :puking:

-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / Always Something!
« on: April 11, 2016, 08:45:07 AM »
This year the boat was in the garage for most of Feb and March. I did a good amount of updating. So this Sunday I was finally able to get the boat in the water and do some testing. Making sure everything works before tournaments start.

  • Recarpted Boat
  • Repaired TM
  • Rewired all lights
  • Installed Lowrance
  • Moved Humminbird
  • Added LEDs to trailer
  • Rebuild rod locker
  • Installed additional cup holder
Only a couple small headaches but think I'm good to go!

One funny things that happen was my boat pee'd on me:o HA

Dumped it in the water. Went through everything once, primed the bulb turned the key and it started right up. I let it idle for a bit then gave it a little more and all the sudden I start to feel warm water running down my leg. Very Odd feeling when your not expecting it!!!

Guess when I was running wires I must have tugged on the water pressure gauge hose and it was pointed right at my legs.

Boats, you never know whats going to happen until it does...

Hope everyone has a great, SAFE season!

-Mitz

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Fishing/Marine Electronics / Making a move to Lowrance
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:42:49 AM »
Changing around some of my electronics on the boat. I have always had Humminbird and now I'm going to try Lowrance. I just picked up a new Lowrance Elite 7TI w/ structure scan. Some gift cards really made it easy, considering it took a chunk out of the cost.  :yes:  Really like the feature set on these things.


Not 100% sure if I'll make the move completely from Humminbird yet but wanted to test this unit out. If it works out I'll grab a 2nd unit for the front of the boat!


I'll keep you posted on what I think as soon as I can get in the water!


-Mitz

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Hey Guys!

Repairs to my TM are in the works so I'm selling my extra Motorguide 109lb 36V bow mount trolling motor. I'm also selling a Humminbird 788 Fishfinder.

Motorguide: 45" shaft, 109lb, 36V bow mount trolling motor in good shape and runs! Minor cosmetic issues from typical wear and tear. 
Humminbird Model: 788CI HD DI COMBO
I haven't figured out prices yet but if you want to make an offer or have q send me a PM. I'll post some prices once I do some research.
Thanks!
-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / A whale of a tail!
« on: December 28, 2015, 05:58:47 PM »
If I didn't see the picture I wouldn't have even thought it was true for a second...

Humpback whale spotted miles inside Narragansett Bay
http://wpri.com/2015/12/28/humpback-whale-spotted-miles-inside-narragansett-bay/


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The Hawg Forum / Culling Tips
« on: August 09, 2015, 02:06:20 PM »
Came across this video while looking for a new culling system and thought it was a great video to share! Using your cull tags the wrong way can damage good fish! With with tournament fishing always under the microscope it always good to keep up on ways to preserve out sport.



-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / Trolling Motor Tips and Tricks
« on: June 28, 2015, 04:38:51 PM »
Hi Guy
Over the past 2 weeks I have had a good amount of Trolling motor woes. I wont bore you with the details but lets just say I'm on my 3rd in 2 weeks...


Out of the bad does come some good. In my research I came across this and thought it was worth sharing and might help others.





-Mitz

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The Hawg Forum / Got money to burn?
« on: June 25, 2015, 08:09:01 AM »
Poking around I came across a 36V lithium Marine Battery Setup...
  • Only 29 lbs!
  • Troll with only ONE 36V battery
Holy COW Right! Can be yours for only $2,199.00 LOL  :o
http://lithiumpros.com/product-category/marine/36v-batteries-marine/
Wouldn't mind seeing this technology come down a bit...



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The Hawg Forum / Tournament limits
« on: May 15, 2015, 12:34:49 PM »
This came up in a conversation at the ramp yesterday and wanted to get feedback.

This is by no means me pointing fingers or saying good or bad things about other clubs or trails. Just curious on others options.

Team Tournament 5 or 10fish limit?

Personally I like 5 or maybe 6 fish limit to team events. Mostly because we really don't have a ton of water in RI that can support larger tournaments and don't want stress the lake / fish.

-Mitz

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Hey Guys

Anyone looking to jump in a Thursday night trail? We could use a few boats.
This is a very relaxed club. If you want more info let me know...
(P.S. I don't run this trail just asked to throw this out there.)

Also have a spot open on my boat, partner just started working Thursday nights...  :-\
Send me a PM or email me if interested...

5pm-9pm Team 15$ ea/person, single 20$

Next few Lakes:
4/23 Echo
4/30 Bowdish
5/7 Wilsons
5/14 Wallum
5/21 Echo

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Northeastbass.Com Classified Ads / Wanted Snow Thrower!
« on: February 05, 2015, 08:47:26 PM »
Anyone in RI have a Snow Thrower they want to sell. Mine just blew up! UGH
Made it 1/2 way through the last storm and it seized found a hole in the plastic oil fil rez and think snow melting got water in the oil. Lets just say when a 10Hp motor call it a day you know it...

More snow on the way and I really don't feel like shoveling.

Mitz



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The Hawg Forum / Macgyver-ing at its best
« on: May 16, 2014, 08:11:41 AM »
Had a Thursday Night Tournament at Wilson's. Dumped the boat in the water and start to pull away and you could hear a loud metal sound bouncing around on the ramp.

Stopped got out and found this on the ramp...


Did some fishing to clear the head and came across a 4x4 on the rocks. 1 saw, a 4x4 and some Gorilla tape and here is what ya get...


Made the 20 mile ride home just fine. Now I just have to find a spring before my Saturday tournament. Fun Fun
Thanks to guys at the ramp for the help!
Mitz

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