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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Hot 4th of july bassn Lake Carasaljo NJ
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 16, 2018, 10:20:06 AM »
Hot summer weather can make the fishing tough! Great job  :thumbup:
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Hot 4th of july bassn Lake Carasaljo NJ
« Last post by basswarz on July 16, 2018, 08:02:28 AM »


Hot tough day!!!
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Fishing Videos Forum / hot 4th of july bassn nj tough day!!
« Last post by basswarz on July 16, 2018, 08:01:38 AM »



Wow super tough day!! SUPER HOT DAY on this 4th!!! I couldn't figure them out!!!

 (cup)
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Independent Bass Anglers and Dead Bass
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 15, 2018, 07:20:02 PM »
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I am scared to even think about how many bass that was kept from there last night due to improper care.

Makes me sick just to think about it.  :puking: :crying:
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Independent Bass Anglers and Dead Bass
« Last post by metz12 on July 15, 2018, 06:35:48 PM »
Bass boats, trackers, jonboats, crawdads, kayaks and canoes. I have buddies that run a club that they do from the bank, and from boats. But they use a measuring board, take a picture and send it to the guys running the tourney.

I cant believe these guys do not care about killing fish. They seem to like to fish and they dont even care that they are killing the population and award someone for keeping a bass alive. Yes, every fish released alive is an extra 2 ounces awarded.

roughly 15 trucks and trailers at the ramp. 2 people per vessel. 5 fish limit, that is alot of bass. Indian has the amount of fish in it too for all of those guys to come in with limits. At a great fishery like Indian!!!!! I am scared to even think about how many bass that was kept from there last night due to improper care.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Independent Bass Anglers and Dead Bass
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 15, 2018, 02:56:48 PM »
Morons >:(

What kind of boats are they using?

Anything from bass boats to canoes and jon boats.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Independent Bass Anglers and Dead Bass
« Last post by Joe P on July 15, 2018, 01:37:08 PM »
Morons >:(

What kind of boats are they using?
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The Hawg Forum / Independent Bass Anglers and Dead Bass
« Last post by Curt - RI on July 15, 2018, 01:00:07 PM »
Back in 2016 I was conducting a guide trip on Indian Lake. While I was preparing to launch my boat, a bass club was there preparing for the start of a tourney.

I spoke with one of the guys and learned that the club was called Independent Bass Anglers.

During my trip, I witnessed people in that tourney using stringers to hold their bass. I also witnessed an angler putting bass into a cooler or some other type of storage box with no aeration system. I knew this by the fact that I saw him repeatedly empty water out and put new water in.

Long story short, when I completed my trip, I found many, many dead bass at the launch area. Some of them were big bass, too, with one or two between 4 and 5 lbs. and others over 3 lbs. I was disgusted with what I saw.

I reported them to DEM for their lack of proper care for the bass they caught and weighed in. DEM reprimanded them for this, but apparently continued to give them permits.

Well, I was contacted by another forum member this morning who told me that he fished at Indian Lake yesterday and saw Independent Bass Anglers there again, completing the weigh-in for a tourney. And once again there were dead bass floating at the ramp. One of the club members told a fellow member to pick up the dead bass because they had gotten in trouble in the past for leaving dead fish at the ramp.

So, apparently they have made a habit of making sure they clean up their carnage before they leave in order to cover their tracks and keep from getting scolded by DEM again.

Well, if I can do so, I will work my butt off to make sure they never get another permit to run a tourney in RI. I'm tired of seeing and hearing about their careless handling of bass during tournaments and the large numbers of dead fish they leave behind when they're finished.

They allow the use of stringers and they allow the use of containers with no pumps, to hold bass for the duration of the tourney. They seem to have a track record of killing high numbers of bass during the summer months, and they have been doing this for at least the last 3 years that I am aware of.

It's time for this stupidity to stop once and for all.

I will be contacting DEM on Monday to let them know about this and I will be requesting that they revoke any existing permits for this club (and the people who run it) and they they never issue them another permit in RI.

I would like to ask that everyone else do this also. Please call DEM at 401-789-0281. Ask to speak to Alan Libby. He's the person in charge of issuing permits for tourneys.

I realize that a person is allowed to keep up to 5 bass per day, so technically an entire club could kill up to 5 bass per participant. But this is not acceptable behavior, and clubs who operate this way need to be held accountable.

A bass in RI takes roughly 5 years to reach adulthood. And these guys are waltzing into area lakes and killing many of them off in a matter of hours, at every lake they go to. There is no respect shown for the fisheries and for other anglers who go to great lengths to keep bass alive during tournaments, by spending money on livewell pumps and other accessories to take proper care of the bass.

Please help end this by calling DEM and requesting that they put a stop to it now.

401-789-0281
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Hydrowave
« Last post by Joe P on July 14, 2018, 09:05:07 AM »
I use my electronics to find structure more than i do fish.  It also comes in handy when looking for cooler or warmer water!
On large body of water it's a safety device if you get caught in a heavy fog you can find your way back.

I wouldn't be with out one on my boat  :)  On my kayak it's not needed as i'm on small bodies of water!
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Navionics Info & How-To / Using depth to save time
« Last post by Fish Hound on July 13, 2018, 05:53:53 AM »
Today I'm fishing for lake trout and by using the depth range tool I can highlight a certain depth on the map today I'm looking for water between 75 and 100 ft so if you look on the picture below anything and white is that depth range this is a handy way to save some time when searching for fish at a certain depth in the water column
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