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Offline Curt - NC

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Checking In
« on: September 04, 2022, 03:23:41 PM »
Hey gang!

It's been a while since I've posted or participated in a thread. Life here in NC has kept me oh so busy; much busier than I had anticipated.

Believe it or not, I've only had my boat out once since arriving here in December. My first couple of months were pretty intense with projects to get moved in and settled.

January and February flew by, and then March was cold and windy so I opted only to fish some small ponds from shore, catching a few good quality bass.

Then, I finally took the boat out in May, to the best local bass lake in my area. I managed to spend 4 hours out that day before the sun got too hot and we packed it in. But I did land one decent bass and lost another one that looked to be over 3 lbs.

After that, I dove back into more home projects that took up the rest of my summer. On top of that, the heat here is pretty brutal during the day, so I opted to stay off the water for that reason as well.

Because I don't know the lake well, I chose also not to fish at night for safety reasons.

Now that September is rolling in, I'm hoping to start getting out there again on a more frequent basis so I can learn the water.

The lake I plan on learning has no map available, so I bought a Zero Line SD card for my Helix, which allows me to map the lake as I fish it. I believe that will be helpful. Time will tell.

Once I start getting out there I'll begin posting again.

In the meantime, I hope everyone back in New England is doing well.  :nod: :)
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Re: Checking In
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2022, 10:40:18 AM »
Glad to see you're keeping yourself busy 8)  Fall and early winter should be good for you!

Been a brutal summer here for heat and humidity. And were in a severe drought on top of that.
Supposed to get some rain today and tomorrow. We'll see, most of what rain we get seems to miss us down here :P

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Re: Checking In
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2022, 11:07:44 AM »
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Fall and early winter should be good for you!

I was thinking the same thing  :nod:

As for keeping busy, we've had no trouble at all doing that!

Being here has allowed us to spend a lot more time riding our bikes, since there are lots of small neighborhood roads to ride on where we're not at risk of being run over, like we were in RI  :o We do an average of 12-13 miles each day! I've biked over 1000 miles since starting to ride back in May.

The lake that's nearest to me is a quality fishery. I just have to learn it now  ;)
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Re: Checking In
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2022, 12:29:42 PM »
This is the lake ?   Some contours are marked.

http://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@12&key=_sjpEnk%60%7BM

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Re: Checking In
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2022, 02:49:32 PM »
This is the lake ?   Some contours are marked.

http://webapp.navionics.com/#boating@12&key=_sjpEnk%60%7BM

Yes, that's the lake. But when I view the map, I don't see any contours. Am I missing something that you're doing to be able to see them?
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Re: Checking In
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2022, 05:40:02 PM »
click on the sonar charts tab bottom left, round button!

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Re: Checking In
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2022, 10:23:32 AM »
click on the sonar charts tab bottom left, round button!

Cool. Thanks! I didn't know that button was even there  :facepalm:

Looks like some other Navionics must have uploaded their mapping. That's a big help until I get to know the lake better  :nod: :thumbup:
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