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Shoot The Groundhog
« on: February 28, 2019, 09:59:40 AM »
I knew the groundhog was a liar all along.

Early Spring?? I think not  :nope:

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 10:01:20 AM »
Yep!  Just what i was afraid of  :P

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 04:54:37 PM »
Yep!  Just what i was afraid of  :P

You and me both. Seems to be the trend lately.

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2019, 08:23:49 PM »
Well, 5-6 inches of wet, heavy stuff. So glad I have a snowblower because shoveling this crap will kill you in a hurry. Even the snowblower had to work hard and used a tank of gas much quicker than normal!

Cold the rest of this week, but what I've seen of next week so far is in the 40s.

We'll see how this goes...

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 08:15:51 AM »
Be happy with the 5-6. We were pushing 14"+ here in northern RI. Not the light fluffy stuff either. That was brutal to move. On the bright side it put the new truck to the test and had no issues on unplowed roads getting to work on time.
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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2019, 09:22:37 AM »
It sucks but it wont be long now before we hit the water!

Clocks get turned ahead this weekend and the sun is getting higher every day  8)

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
Oh, I know that it could be much worse! It seems like it's this way every year lately, with March. So even though I don't like it much, I know it's just the way it is.

And you're right, Joe. We will be hitting the water very soon!  :yes:

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2019, 02:44:48 PM »
A lot of the bigger bodies of water are open. I drove down rt78 today and Chapmans was mostly open. The snow yesterday was not fun to move. Heavy!! I would have rather it snowed today with the high 20s so it was light. The non frozen ground makes for no fun moving snow. I tell everyone that the snow starts in February and into March.

All we can do is wait! Once this snow melts I am going to dig my boat out of the backyard near my shop and do some much needed upgrades on it. Have to replace some Plywood on the floor of the cockpit and on the front of the deck. I am also in need of a bigger Bilge pump and a float switch. A timer for my livewell also would be nice. 

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 09:30:05 AM »
I'm thinking about a road trip to PA to hunt down that rodent!  Anybody want to go  ;D

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 12:23:25 PM »
Next week looks to get back to more normal temps. With a little luck could be on the water very soon  8) 

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2019, 12:53:46 PM »
I hope we shoot right into 60deg weather. I am dying to get some work done on my boat and get out on the water.

I still have to organize my tackle and rods and reels as well.

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2019, 07:28:18 PM »
Back into the 40s next week! I am so itching to get back out there.

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 03:54:26 PM »
I've got all my rods and reels serviced and prepped, ready to go. I'm hoping for open water in two weeks, fingers crossed.
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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2019, 07:24:56 PM »
I will be getting everything in order this weekend, so I can be ready to go at a moment's notice!!

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Re: Shoot The Groundhog
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2019, 09:07:30 AM »
Its about that time. The itch is just getting out of control. I already feel bad for the first fish that bites. Months of frustration are going into that first hook set.
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