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Northeastbass.Com Classified Ads / Re: Onboard 2 bank charger
« Last post by Bob W - RI on May 19, 2018, 02:23:23 PM »
Charger is sold!
Thanks
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I will be there. Sounds like a blast! I need to learn more about wordens. It kind of has me stumped.
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Rapala Oroginal Floating Minnow Review
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 15, 2018, 02:47:49 PM »
I just posted a new tackle review for the Rapala Original Floating Minnow!

http://www.tackletest.com/rapala-original-floating-minnow-review
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 15, 2018, 11:45:15 AM »
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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:
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« Last post by Brazzy on May 15, 2018, 11:08:41 AM »
Mornings tend to be ok.. Afternoons can get real nasty real quick. 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. Its the only place Ive ever used "rough water mode" on the talons.
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Wakefield Pond, Burrillville RI
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 15, 2018, 10:09:41 AM »
Sounds like a decent trip for 3 hours.

Gotta love it when they turn on right before dark!
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 15, 2018, 10:08:54 AM »
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I should have brought a surf board not a canoe

@LANSKY That's exactly what I'm referring to  (giggle)
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Wakefield Pond, Burrillville RI
« Last post by LANSKY on May 15, 2018, 08:24:38 AM »
Went last night from 5 to 8 caught 6 bass most on various soft plastics, very slow fishing until the sun started to fade.
biggest 2 1/2 lbs
 
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Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / Re: Burlingame Pond
« Last post by LANSKY on May 15, 2018, 08:13:55 AM »
ok thanks Curt
I drove down to Wordens about 5 years ago or so with my canoe, I should have brought a surf board not a canoe. :facepalm:
Needless to say I did not drop the canoe in that day.
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Boating Forum / Re: RI HP Limits
« Last post by Curt - RI 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:
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