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Title: Who's who
Post by: Bob@Maine on February 07, 2003, 07:26:18 PM
I will often visit and seldom post on this site. I would like to know a little about everyone.

My name is Bob. I'm 33 yrs old. I live in Farmington, ME. I spent most of my life living in southern CT. I'm currently working on my BA in Environmental Studies at UMaine.

I fish mostly for LM and SM in the many lakes, rivers, ponds available in Franklin and Kennebec Counties. I fish mainly out of my River Ridge Canoe or wade-fish small streams and rivers. I like to fish spinning gear and finesse baits. I prefer Shimano reels and BPS Extreme rods. I own 1 Curado baitcaster which I use for spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and heavy jig fishing.

I do enjoy ice-fishing too, and fished a few times in CT and Maine this year. CT has been dissapointing so far this year, but I had a descent day last weekend on a local pond in Maine. 5 bass, 2 pickerel, 6 white perch, and 2 yellows. Biggest bass was 3#.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Joe P on February 07, 2003, 07:57:39 PM
Small world Bob, i snowmobile in Wilton ocassionaly, right next to Farmington. I coming up there in two weeks.

Do you know any thing about Wilsons Pond? i always see a lot of fishing going on there! Nice looking lake.

I'm forty years and i'm from Westerly, RI. I fish RI and Eastern CT with one trip up North usually evey year.  I also prefer Shimano but i'm starting to fall in love with okuma spinning reels, very nice reels!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Bob@Maine on February 07, 2003, 08:30:18 PM
Hello, Joe.

Wilson Pond has some great smallie fishing. I heard rumors that someone caught an 8 pound SM out of there last year. The thing is you won't see many bass fisherman up here which is fine with me. Wilson has pretty good togue and landlock fishing which keep the coldwater guys busy.

Have fun on your snowmobile trip. We have about 1 1/2' of snow on the ground right now. We haven't had a good storm yet this year. Be sure you pop into the Boiler Room Brew Pub in Wilton for some good food and beers.

Being from CT, our family used to spent a few days every summer at the Ocean House in Westerly when I was a kid. I love that town, bringing back memories of the merry-go-round and snatching the gold ring. Great beaches and great striper and blue fishing also.

Take care, Bob
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 08, 2003, 01:40:21 PM
Bob,

Glad to have you as a participant here :)

(http://northeastbass.com/images/back-to-back.jpg)

I am 40 years old. I live in Southern RI. This has been my home since the mid 70s.

I was born and spent the first ten years of my life in Northwestern Massachusetts (near the border with New York & Vermont), but then moved to Maine and spent several years there, in Hancock County. I lived in several small towns there, including Blue Hill, Penobscot and Castine. Back then I knew nothing of bass fishing and probably missed out on some awesome smallmouth fishing in the lakes that I lived on or near  :-\  But I have since been back there a few times to fish on Graham Lake, Branch Lake, Patten Pond, Toddy Pond and Alamoosup Lake (I think I spelled it right!). All of these lakes are in or around Ellsworth. I haven't been back to fish for several years now, but I hope to be able to do so soon.

I currently work at a small, local hospital, in their IS Dept. doing Networking, Telecomm and PC Troubleshooting. I also run my own business doing consulting, web design, web hosting, etc.

Hopefully we'll see more of you around here!

It's kinda funny that you should start a "Who's Who?" thread... I used to have a "Who Is That?" page that listed mini bios for everyone and showed a small thumbnail photo of their face so we could all connect a face with the names. That page went away when I rebuilt Northeastbass.com last year. I have thought about putting it back out there, but I think what I will do instead is to make this thread a "Sticky Topic", which will lock it near the top of the forums and allow people to post their info, along with a photo (if they want to post one).

Thanks for getting this started Bob ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Mike Mantha on February 09, 2003, 10:06:10 PM
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I'm 27 married with a 15 month old son. 2 years ago I bought the house I grew up in.(In central mass. Holden )How funny is that I moved out when I was 18 and ended up back where I started. Any way I fish two tournament trails, NEBA and a nonassociated club.Its alot but its good experience for me.

I too work at a hospital except I work in facilities(operational engineer).And work part time at Marine USA in worcester.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Mitz on February 10, 2003, 02:53:23 PM
Just keeping the ball rolling!

Well Im 26 and been in RI since day 1. Started in Lincoln then moved to Cumberland (next town over in Northern RI). With in the last 2 weeks bought a house and moved to W. Warwick RI. For the last 4-5 yrs I've been a Systems Engineer for a company that sells a Medical Records Package. Before this I managed a local Ski shop during the winter worked the golf courses during the summer. While skiing I messed up my knee so that kinda squashed that and golf was shortly replaced with my bass tracker!

Basically just can't wait to fish!

~Mitz




Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: senkosam on February 10, 2003, 08:47:11 PM
Hi guys,
I'm fifty-something and have fished most of my life.
I started with a bobber and line on a stick when I was hitting puberty and now that I'm an eternal adolescent, fish out of a bass boat, canoe, jon boat or out of my waders or just in my shorts.

I disdain carp and sucker,  believing them to be obscene-looking, and fish for everything else, including catfish.

I've fished in many states, from N.Y. (residence) to Cal. to Fl. to Texas and have done the best in N.Y.

I did the tournament thing, learned a lot, blew a lot, and finally got tired of losing sleep. Good and bad memories are stored and one day I'll find a 'just for fun of it' or 'just for the love-of-it' type fishing club.

I fish tidal and non-tidal rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and swamps. I used to night-fish until the idea of being bit by a rabid bat , scared me off.

I believe in sportsmanship, educated C&R and courtesy on the water. I hate jet-skis with a passion and ski-boats that are oblivious to angler boats 15 yds. away.

My granddaughters already like fishing at 4 and 3, so they will inherit a warehouse full of tackle, as will my oldest son.

I like reading and writing about fishing and tape hours of fishing shows every Sat.  I spend at least an hour a day in my work shop making lures, combining lures and cleaning up my tackle.

You could say I'm avid.

Frank M
(http://www.frontiernet.net/~postcard/3lb.jpg)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Charles/Tx on February 10, 2003, 09:13:32 PM
Guess I'll add to the list!

I'll be 63 in a few days and have been "retired" for about 6 years now.  This means I can go enjoy the lake during the week while most of the rest of the poor souls around have to work!  :)   It also means I get to miss the big weekend crowds (that's when I try to get my home chores done)

I live in North-central Texas, just north of Dallas and am blessed to have  some of the finest bass fishing water anywhere, Lakes Fork and Ray Roberts, just about an hour away.

Probably 99% of the bass fishing around these parts is done with heavier equipment than most of you NE guys use -- baitcaster spooled with line from 20# up.  This is due to the abundant trees and brush that were submerged when our lakes were formed.

An invitation - if any of you find yourselves headed this way, whether for business or personal, give me a shout and I'll be happy to show you around Fork or Ray Roberts!

No picture posted here - if you really want to see one, just stop by my page listed on the member list.

C.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bassman on February 11, 2003, 09:22:10 AM
Hi, I'm 34 yrs old and live in Windsor Locks Ct. I grew up in Southwick Mass near Congamond Lake. I would go fishing every chance that I could. I skipped my fair share of school to go fishing. My Dad was an avid fisherman and would take me whenever he could. I will fish for just about anything that swims, but bass are my favorite. I've tried some bass tournaments, Foxwoods in 99 (way too much $$ for me) and a few local opens. I also do the weekly Thursday night tourney's at Congamond. But most of all I just like being on the water in my bass boat. Great stress reliever! Good fishing to all this season.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Mike W. on February 12, 2003, 09:45:16 AM
[img]Hey!

I'm 44 yrs old,and have lived in southern RI( like RI is big enough to have a northern and southern area) all my life. As a kid I lived on the river that runs through our town, so I fished all the time. Mostly trout though. A few years ago I discovered the fun in bass fishing and have been hooked (ha-ha) ever since. I fished a few tournaments last year with a local club and just joined the Southern R.I. Bass Anglers. My job as a career firefighter alows me a lot of time during the week to fish when no one else is around.

Mike
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Steve G - Warwick on February 12, 2003, 05:52:45 PM
    I'm 32 years old and have lived in Warwick my entire life. I currently work for my family's business (a photography studio) in warwick also. I've been fishing since I was a kid, and have recently re-ignited the flame that was the passion of my young life - bass fishing.
    I have been in a local club (Coventry bass anglers)
for two years now, and am enjoying it very much. Good group of guys. I am married with two small girls, so time for fishing is tight, but I manage to go as often as possible, and sometimes more often. I currently own a 1996 fisher spectrum that at this moment is in pieces in my garage, undergoing upgrades. See you on the water!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Bob W - RI on February 15, 2003, 08:12:14 PM
Bob - W     My turn ?  :-\

   Hi, I am Bob from Warwick RI. I am 39, married with 2 girls, twelve and fourteen. They both like to fish and I hope to take them out more this year. I have an English pointer puppy that I also plan on taking out on the water this year. Hope she likes it. I work for document management company, as a technical manager, installing hardware and software solutions for companies intranet and internet use.

   I have been a member of Southern RI Bass Anglers for about 4 years now. Two years ago I purchased a new 17" Bass Tracker and love it. Before that I had a 14" aluminum skiff that was modified with a deck and seats. With the new boat its a lot easier to fish more water. More often too!  :)  

   And that's my story! And I am sticking with it!  ;)

 
(http://members.aol.com/willy27/myhomepage/Pics/boat.jpg)

See you on the water !  :D

P.S.  Anyone recognize this place?
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 15, 2003, 10:36:08 PM
Pachaug!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: OZ/IL on March 01, 2003, 09:03:49 PM
OZ/IL here - I mostly lurk, have been since I saw Curt's posts on Anglers On-Line.    Curt - still have a few of your baby?i buzz baits left and plan on doing more Bass fishing this Summer.    Only caught a few dinks through the ice so far.  Was on top of a slew of them once and caught none  :-[    Picture of a few that I didn't get below.   I estimate there were about 15 bass below me at one point  :o

(http://www.ccfp-fishing.com/images/Axehead/two_bass.jpg)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: RAYZCT on March 02, 2003, 09:21:07 AM
OK, show and tell, I'm getting close to being one of the senior citizens on this board, graduated from Woonsocket High School in 1959, if that's an indicator.  PC grad in '64, John Thompson was a classmate, been living in CT since 1966.

One daughter, two grandchildren, the 8 yr old boy is a hockey nut and the goalie for his Mite team.

Been only fishing for a little over ten years but do get deeply into hobbies when I participate.  Examples, I was a field reporter for the defunct Connecticut Fishermen's Review Magazine, I make my own, or for anyone else, custom spinner and buzz baits and custom rods specializing in spiral wrap baitcasters and rod repairs.  Also a distributor for California Tackle, a maker of value priced fishing reels.

I have a small Leisure Life 11'4" Basstender tricked out with a 9.9 Johnson whcih will get a 500 lb load up on plane, 38lb thrust trolling motor, Bottomline fish finder.  This little sucker is equipped enough to fish tournaments, which I have done a couple.

Most fishing done on water east of the CT. river, Worden's my favorite RI lake.  Joe Paterno and I won Curt's very first NIBA tourny back on that very rainy June Saturday with 16lb+ for 6 fish out of Worden's.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Bob@Maine on March 19, 2003, 10:49:31 PM
Ray, I used to be a subscriber to CFR. I really liked that magazine. Too bad it went under. I'm a CT native and have spent a lot of time on CT bass waters.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 20, 2003, 06:48:09 PM
Hey Oz, is that an actual screenshot of some fish that you located with your underwater cam??

If so, that's pretty cool!!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Backlash2 on March 21, 2003, 04:45:37 AM
Hi everyone , i`m Backlash2 or Big Lenny.Bass fishing fanatic.I live in South Jersey,a area full of mill ponds,small lakes,canals,and the Delaware River.I`m pres.of Hook One in South Jersey a local lunker club,and part time guide.Been winning enough championships and tournaments that i`m starting to pick up a few sponsors now.Have rasied a large family of bass fisherman,two are in the army now.Have a very understanding wife that lets me fish as much as i want.I`m 50 and feel like i`m getting better at fishing every day.
Go Fishing,Good Luck!!!!!
Backlash2(http://)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: OZ/IL on March 22, 2003, 10:46:32 AM
Hey Oz, is that an actual screenshot of some fish that you located with your underwater cam??

If so, that's pretty cool!!

Yep - borrowed my neighbors Aqua Vu and captured images to a camcorder.   Fish(mostly Bass & Gills) were by a fish concentrator,   Ice fished the same location on March 15th (60 degrees/10'' of ice) and just landed one fish, a largemouth just under 15''.   I do have a streaming video on the web site I am working on, but 3.2 meg and need Real Player to view it.  I'll probably cut the video down and convert it to a MPG format before I publish the site.

3.2 MB Real Player Video (http://www.ccfp-fishing.com/videos/Axehead_1.rm)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: BrainDead Fish on March 26, 2003, 12:26:57 PM
Wow! That's a cool video :)

One thing I noticed that all of the fish had in common...

not one of them smiled for the camera ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 29, 2003, 06:48:11 PM
Hey Oz,

that's pretty nifty!

Hard to believe all of the stuff stirred up in the water. Looks like a lot of sediment floating around down there.

Would be even cooler to get a video of a fish taking a bait ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bigmo on April 23, 2003, 09:57:10 AM
Hey Bob,

Have you fished the Belgrade Lakes (Great Pond / Long Pond?).  Wondering how the ice-out is going up there?)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Bob@Maine on April 25, 2003, 07:54:13 PM
Bigmo, ice should be free by this weekend.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: John Porter on April 29, 2003, 07:21:54 PM
 John Porter here. Live in Northern Maine but originally from the Bangor area.
   I fish Opens, NEBA, And am currently gearing up for the Citgo Northern tour through B.A.S.S.
    As for the lakes I fish, sorry but they are to numerous to list.
   I can answer the question on Great Pond. It is 100% ice free as we have a open this Saturday there. Also another good Lake is Salmon and McGrath. We had a tourney there and even know the ice was only out less then 12 hours, most every boat caught their limit(5Fish). They were hitting grubs and jig-n-pig, but ever thing had to be dead sticked and fished in around 15 ft of water. Weights were down as 15 lbs and change won it but it was great to get out and wet a line.....
                      Take Care---John Porter
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Branden on May 17, 2003, 08:42:30 PM
I am Branden Bergeron.  I live in North eastern Connecticut and am currently a Junior in High School.

I fish in a local junior bass club.  I have fished in two Junior National Chapter invitationals, one on the CT River and one on the Nanticoke River in Delaware.  I did horribly on the CT River (home water advantage killed me!).  On the Nanticoke, however, I finished 4th in my division, and I had lunker in my division as well.

Currently, I am only fishing junior tournaments, and a couple of team tournaments.  Next year I will probably fish the federation/adult club level and some of the other opens that are available in my area, such as the NBS tournament trail.

Also, I am on the Furnace Bay Rods Junior Pro Staff.  These are some of the best on the market, check out their products at www.furnacebayrods.com

I currently fish out of a 1989 Cajun Maverick equipped with a 150 Mercury XR2.  This boat is fairly old, but it can stilll get me to the fish and back!

Bass Wishes

Branden
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on May 17, 2003, 08:51:40 PM
Welcome aboard, Branden! Glad to have you here as a member of the Northeastbass.com forums ;D

Keep plugging away and you'll see your skills steadily increase.

As for the boat being old, just remember... it's not the boat that catches the fish!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: RI_Rick on June 17, 2003, 06:49:14 AM
Hi,

I am Rick. I live in Pawtucket RI. I have been here 16 years migrated here from PA. I am 41 years old. I work in the swimming pool and hot tub business. Not alot of time off this time of year, but always make time to fish. I also do Wildlife & Nature Photography.Deer are my main subject. I am contributing photographer to Buckmasters Whitetail Magazine and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Magazine, just to name a couple. Do alot of Moose photography also. Spend alot of time in Maine during the fall. Greenville and Jackman mostly. Heard there is some good largemouth and great smallmouth fishing up there. Will have to make a trip this summer to check it out.

I just bought a little Basstender 11.3. Fun little boat, perfect for RI. Since most ponds here are 10hp limit this boat with a 9.9 motor is great for this state.

Just have to say this site is great. I get alot of info from this site. Guess when I need subjects to photogragh I will have to post an add. Just think someone out there could be on the front of a magazine.

Everyone have a great summer and good fishing.

Rick
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: agent on August 10, 2003, 08:46:50 PM
My name is Jason, I run a website called www.basscountry.com.  I live in the tri-city area in washington state.  I sell all sort of  fishing equipment on my site.  Come check it out.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Johnny Skeeter on October 09, 2003, 12:05:19 AM
Iam 34 years old live in vernon ct married no kids and self employed in the fitness rehabilation industry. I fished from age 5 to 20 and then took it up again at age 28. Fished foxwoods last year and made it to the classic and fished neba for the last few years and some club stuff. My schedule allows me to fish at leats 100 days per year. I really enjoy being on the water and always am looking for new people to fish with. I am sponsored by mepps and mister twister and actually use many of their products. Have won 5 tournaments this year 3 on the ct river which i consider my home waters.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bastalker on October 13, 2003, 10:36:27 AM
Hi Curt, and all the members here. Its been awhile. My name is Mark Henry. I reside in Mystic, Ct. I started a club in the mid 80's. and use to belong to SRIBA in the late 90's. I have since started a landscaping biz that takes up most of my free time. I will get back into the fishin scene soon I hope, once the biz is where I want it to be.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on October 13, 2003, 11:24:53 AM
Welcome back Mark!

Good to see you hanging out here. I hope you'll visit here often :)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: BandD Lures on November 03, 2003, 08:23:20 AM
Hi all, My name is Bob Sylvia and I live in Ledyard, Ct. I have been fishing since  I could hold onto a rod. Started fishing for sunfish-doesn't everyone? I have fished all over in CT, a few lakes in RI, a little in Cape Cod, and quite a bit in San Antonio, TX. I have fished several tournaments, won some and lost some. Still chasing that illusive 10lber. I am married and have 6 kids, all are on their own except a 16 year old. My wife and I are going to retire shortly and I plan on fishing a heck of a lot more. We plan on doing it in the Texas Hill Country. I spent 10 years in San Antonio while in the USAF and did a lot of fishing. Can't wait to get back  to the wide open country and warmth. Charles/TX. Give me a shout at email(Macha07@aol.com). Would like to talk to you about fishing the Dallas/Ft Worth Area.
I have an 18ft Javelin Renegade with a 115 Johnson. I love it. It is nowhere as fast as some of these speedsters, but, it gets me to where I need to go. Great to be aboard!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on November 03, 2003, 12:06:17 PM
Welcome aboard, Bob ;D

As for the 115 HP not being as fast as some of the others... as long as it gets you there, that's all that matters!!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Charles/Tx on November 04, 2003, 06:22:13 AM
Bob:

I replied to the e-mail you sent -- assume you got that OK!

C.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: chancesjigs on November 04, 2003, 07:38:47 AM
Hey Bob,

Glad to see we have another Texas fan on board here... ;D  I grew up in the hill country north of San Antonio and did all of my early tournament fishing in that area as a kid...  I now live here in NE.  What is your favorite lake down there?  There are a large number of less popular lakes in TX that are great fisheries and don't get a lot of attention, except from the locals...   Let me know if you're interested in hearing about some of them....  Two of my more popular favorites are Choke Canyon and Lake Amistead.....have you been on those yet??

Stan
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: chancesjigs on November 04, 2003, 07:40:53 AM
Mark,

Glad to see you are back.  When are you going to start fishing tournaments with us again...... ;)  e-mail or call me sometime.

Stan
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: BandD Lures on November 04, 2003, 08:24:48 AM
Stan, Give me a shout at Banddlures@aol.com. We can bring back some memories for each other.

Bob
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: hamma on December 04, 2003, 07:15:40 PM
ok here goes,...this is my first post here so I hope it goes well!

 Most know me by my nickname "Hamma",...but my real name is Keith Hatch. I grew up, and still live on bostons north shore. Im 40 yrs old and Ive been fishing as long as I can remember, and dont see me stopping anytime soon. I have had my time in the bass tourneys, and done some fighting for the rights of all outdoors inthuisists at the state house. I tie my own jigs, tinker with my tackle till my fingers bleed. (do ya get the idea that I love to bass fish yet?) I have a deepv aluminuim tracker that I tow anywhere, and everywhere in search of bass (stripers too) from Maine to NY I'll fish it if I can! Ive caught some big fish, but im still hunting down state records, to hang on the wall..LOL
  This year I didnt get much fishing in due to a new addition to the family, but im gunna rectify that next year! I hope to be a positive influence on the web , and I like to interact with other anglers about new lakes, techniques, and tips. If I can help you ,...I will.,....im no "know-it-all",.. more of an experienced angler willing to help others entering the sport. I hope to see ya on the water!,.....If I havent already,..lol
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on December 04, 2003, 09:52:28 PM
Hey Hamma!

Welcome to the Northeastbass.com forums ;D

I hope you enjoy your time here. I also hope you'll become an active participant and share your knowledge with everyone!

Curt
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: audiofish on December 06, 2003, 07:42:13 PM
Okay, guess I'll jump in.

Name's Andy Cole.  I am presently living in the New Orleans area, but I'll be moving to CT in a few weeks to work at ESPN.  I grew up in Baton Rouge, and spent most of my fishing time in the salt water around Cocodrie, Grand Isle, and Golden Meadow (booming metropoli all) going for speckled trout, redfish, and flounder (the ugliest fish on the Gulf Coast, but yummy good with hush puppies and tartar sauce).  I got out of fishing after high school, moved to Washington DC after college, and when I got back to Louisiana, I jumped back into it.  Anticipating some bass action at some point, I invested in your standard bass tackle-cranks, spinners, buzzbaits, stickbaits, topwaters, soft plastics, and probably some stuff I can't recall right off hand.  I unfortunately never got to bass fish down here much with my work schedule, but I still got the tackle, and thanks to this website, I find there's some bass action up north. :D  What I'd like to know is, do the bass up there hit the standard lures or will I have better luck with any locally made lures up there?  Any help from what seems to me to be a well-informed bunch would be most appreciated.  Also, if anyone could point me to some websites for other types of New England fishing, I would be grateful (I've actually been on surfcaster.com).  I am looking forward to wetting a hook in some Yankee water!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: hamma on December 08, 2003, 09:57:38 AM
The standard  lures work here. but the seasons may be a bit shorter than your used to.  I employ a "search, and target" type approach to selecting them . Cranks, spinnerbaits, topwaters, I use to search out the fish. And jigs, worms, and spoons to target .  Clearer
waters will require lighter, or thinner lines, and long casts. The structure here will be a bit different than the standard southern resevoir, but the bass respond as they would in any water.

good luck
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on December 08, 2003, 10:26:45 AM
Welcome Andy!!

Hamma is right... bass are bass no matter where you go. Our seasons here are shorter than down south, but the bass fishing in this area can be outstanding once you learn some of the bodies of water :)

Feel free to post any questions you might have about specific lakes, techniques, etc. We'll be glad to try to answer them for you ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: hamma on December 09, 2003, 04:49:02 PM
hey Andy!,...I wrote some bass info thats on FishingVermont.com under articles. This was a series of posts that I did on "another "site. I will be doing the same idea here soon. Check out the lure articles it may help you some
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: audiofish on December 10, 2003, 08:31:40 AM
Thanks for the help, gents.  I can't wait to get a hook in the water up there, man.  I still have a ton of packing to do, plus all the other stuff that goes with a new job.  I'm gonna need some r&r soon.  Nothing relaxes me like the sound of a lure lighting ever so gently on the water, the breeze floating gently through the trees while the birds sing sweetly to one another....and the chance to practice my french when I realize I have not only backlashed but snagged the bottom.  Oh well...a bad day fishing is better than a good day working.

GO TIGERS!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Big Daddy on December 23, 2003, 11:57:03 AM
Hey Guys.  It has been a few years since I visited the Hawg Forum ;D.  It's good to see some of the old crowd is still here.  You guys may remember me as Uge ( real name is Glenn Harding)....
I am a middle aged married man with a wonderful wife and two beautiful baby girls named Nikki and Kelly Rose.
I love to tournament fish and fish for fun too.
I am on the Tracker State Team through Marine USA.
I have a small custom jig company called Big Daddy's Big Pig Jigs.  I will be working the Worcester Centrum Show in February.  If you are the, stop by the Marine USA booth and say hi.
In the real world, I work as a development engineer for Boston Scientific.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on December 24, 2003, 06:40:27 AM
Hey Uge!!

Glad to see you back onboard :)

I thought about you every once in a while and wondered how you were doing.

Hope to see you around here often ;D
Title: Re:UGE
Post by: Charles/Tx on December 24, 2003, 07:26:29 AM
UGE:

Glad to hear that you're doing well and that the family life is suiting you!  Those Fork bass have been resting a bit easier since you guys stopped making annual trips down to harrass them!  ;)

C.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Big Daddy on December 24, 2003, 11:06:17 AM
Hey Guys:

Curt and Charles, it's been a while.  I too have thought of you guys and wondered how you were.  Married life has kept me jumping.  My daughters are 13 months apart and the apple of my eye.

Charles:  Glad to hear that you are keeping those Lake Fork Bass in order.  With family obligations, our annual trips have been shortened to Winnepesaukee.
We did manage to sneak down to Guerrero a couple times after the virus hit Fork.

When the girls get a little older, I think a return trip to Emory is in order.  Tell the folks at EB's to fire up the grill....
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: RayBob on December 25, 2003, 01:24:15 PM
Hey Guys,

After seeing this thread back in the fall I thought it was dead and started a new one.....but.....I see it refuses to die so I'm just gonna add my profile in here even though I posted it on a new one.

I'm another Texan who spent an extended period of time in Maine and became addicted to them Northeastern smallies.....especially those from the Penobscot River (WOW!  What a fishery!).

  I have 3 small ones 6,3,2 (the youngest is the girl----spoiled rotten). My wife is originally a Cannuck from New Brunswick.  We live on a 50 acre piece of property in East Texas just south of Sam Rayburn.

   I appreciate the caliber of people here and the attitude they show.....great bunch!  Tite lines y'all!

Bob
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: chancesjigs on January 09, 2004, 12:16:11 PM
Hey Uge, glad to hear from you again.  I think the last time I talked to you was at that open on Pauchaug a few years back....  I hope all is well.  I'll try to stop by and say hello at the Worcester show.  I've been tying and selling my own custom jigs for the past couple of years also, but do it more to overcome the winter blues.... :(  I'll bring a couple up to the show for you.

Talk to you soon.

Stan
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Big Daddy on January 12, 2004, 04:28:09 PM
Hey Stan:

I look forward to seeing you again.  The jig business is tough.  I do it to support my own jig habit.  I have a small, but reliable customer base and they seem to do well with my jigs.  I gave Joel St. Germain a big supply to take to the Classic with him last year.
Don't know if you remember Scott Ames (Mug).  He fished one of Kurt's NIBA opens on Worden's with you.  If I remember correctly, you guys had a great day and finished second behind Joel.  He is having his first kid this week.  He still talks about what a great time he had fishing with you that day.
See you at the Centrum....  Uge
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: chancesjigs on January 13, 2004, 07:34:39 AM
Uge,

I do remember Scott and our day on Wordens... :)  Glad to hear all is well with him, please tell him I said hello.

See you at the show.

Stan
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: DocHldy20 on January 13, 2004, 10:02:18 AM
I could have sworn I posted here but I cant find it so here it goes...
Im from the southern worcester county area. I usually fish leicester, spencer, auburn, oxford, webster and dudley areas of MA. My buddies and I built a custom fiberglass canoe by hand from skin to hand laying fiberglass to finish gel coating the interior. We are always out there having a good time. None of us have ever entered a tourny due to not having a real fishing boat. We usually fish small secluded ponds that are hard to get to and far into the woods and that are little known. That way we get the clearest water and most private fishing experince possible and that is becoming more and more rare lately. Ive been posting here since last november and am looking forwward to gettin on that ice. This is great to see so many local fishers gathering here to help with tips and suggetsions. I cant wait for spring to be honest but ice fishing has its benefits also. KEEP IT GOING PATS!!!!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: MikeB on February 12, 2004, 04:04:45 PM
Hey guys, Mike B here. I used to belong to SRIBA, its been a while. My first tournament I ever won was with SRIBA, back when i was 16, on Pachaug pond. I couldnt stay on past that year do to work, and I live currently in Syracuse NY, where I am studying at SUNY-ESF to become a fisheries biologist. My real residence is in Harwinton CT, and I used to fish around Westerly RI quite a bit, and am planning a trip down there this summer. I am 19 years old, and have been going out with the same girl for about a year, and she goes fishing with me when its 20 degrees out. I landed my first walleye ever up in Syracuse ice fishing, and am very close to the finger lakes and Oneida Lake. Onondaga has proven to be a real gem, kicking up obscene numbers of 4-5lb fish for me. My best largemouth out of here was approx 6 lbs, and i landed a beautiful 20" smallie on a spinnerbait this past fall. I'm having serious cabin fever at this point, and want nothing more than to fish. Im taking this year off from tournaments (except for a few opens) to do some summer work for class. Its awesome to write about fishing as field research.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 15, 2004, 01:09:18 PM
Mike, glad to hear from you again!! I hope things are well... they sound like they are  :)

Now that you've found your way here, don't be a stranger!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Mark_CT on March 01, 2004, 12:08:40 AM
Hey guys,

It seems like I am not the only one that hasn't been around for a while.  My old board name was Mark ne/ct however I had to pick a new one  (Mark_CT).  Since I haven't been around in over a year I'll re-introduce myself....

I am Mark Roberts and I live in northeastern CT.  I have been married over 8 years with a 6 yr old son and 4yr old daughter. Last year we bought our first  house and all of my free time vanished into landscapingand honey-do chores.  

I have a 14 ft Alumacraft that I rebuilt for bass fishing.  It is a great pond boat and ok for the smaller lakes.  As I start counting the days till the thaw I will start pouring my soft plastics for the upcomming season.  I look foward to seeing some of you guys on the water!  Tight Lines
Mark
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: fishingnurse on July 30, 2004, 05:32:41 PM
Hi Bob, my name is Merry and I have just returned home from Calif. ( school ) , I am 35 and have enjoyed fishing all my life , sm,lm ,blues ...mostly... and I am getting ready to re-learn CT and RI waters which should be alot of fun.... I use to vacation up in Maine growing up by a small town near lewiston .... i think called bear pond... caught a 19.5 in SM there when i was 13.....
My niece Cassy and I will be fishing together this upcoming month , she is also very good :) nice talking to you ...Merry:)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: arlow on August 02, 2004, 05:39:04 PM
Hi guys,  

     My name is Rob Lowe and I live in Wilbraham Mass.  I have recently married my lovely wife and a beauiful new daughter.  I work second shift with Milton Bradley so I have all morning off hence I cannot wait untill my daughter can hold a fishing rod.

       I am a fed member and this is my first year fishing tournaments with a local club and having a lot of fun.  I have fished all my life both salt and fresh.  My two favorites are bass and surfcasting.

       I fish out of a 1992 Tracker pro 17 I bought second hand from a buddy.  Some day I will upgrade to fiberglass.   ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on August 04, 2004, 10:05:59 AM
Hey Rob, welcome to the forums!!

I hope you'll hang out here often and gain/share lots of good info  :D

Don't worry about upgrading your boat any too soon. I have fished from an aluminum boat for lots of years and would not go to a glass boat, regardless. They have their advantages, but they also require a lot more care, etc. Fish from what works for you! Make sure that you own your boat and that your boat doesn't own you...

And enjoy your daughter. Before you know it, she'll be driving your boat  ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: P. W. on December 02, 2004, 10:30:54 PM
Bob @ Maine...

What a small world my son-in-law is from Maine and attended UMF. He now lives down here in southern CT.  :o

I'm new to the site, just signed up tonight. Got directed here by Joe G's post on CTFisherman.com. I've already seen a few other guys from there posting here.

I'm 49, married with 5 kids. My two oldest are twin daughters (25) one's married to the Maniac, the other is engaged to be married this coming May. I have a son 20 who is a sophmore at UConn. My two little guys 14 and 12 ae adopted out of the CT Foster Care system and they both enjoy fishing with dad.

I work for SBC as a programmer and also am a bivocation church planting pastor of a small church in Derby, CT.

Just took up fishing this year and love it!
I've got an 18' bowrider Stingray 180 RX, which we use for tubing, skiing and it's now being adapted for fishing.  ;D My son-in-law and I are partners in a little 13' aluminum for the smaller lakes and late season fishing.

Walt
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on December 02, 2004, 10:50:58 PM
Hey Walt, welcome to the forums!!

I am a former Mainiac myself, having lived there for a while when I was a kid, although I must admit that I wasn't actually born there  ;)

I hope you enjoy your time here and you find this site a worthwhile place to spend some time asking questions and sharing answers and stories!

Also noticed that you're a pastor.. so am I  ;D

My wife and I own a computer store, where we build custom systems, do LOTS of repairs on people's systems. I also do web design and hosting. On top of that we are both licensed pastors and we run a small church in Westerly, RI. Our main focus is the teen and young adult age group. We run a small night club where we host concerts each month. You can check it out at lighthouseri.com (http://lighthouseri.com)

Once again, welcome aboard!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: P. W. on December 03, 2004, 02:30:54 PM
Wow another servant of the Lord with a FULL schedule!!

Wish you well in all your endeavors.

Walt
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Fishhead on January 14, 2005, 12:47:40 PM
Hi All
Some of you know me,but for those that do not  here is a little info.
My name is Brian,been fishing since I was 3 and basicly became a bass kind of guy.I have owned a couple of boats in the past,14 ft glass stream,16 ft nitro and soon triton will be on my list.
I live in westerly RI for now,but should be moving to OK late summer[to fish Jimmy Houston's water]
I work at a Dodge dealership selling parts,and bought my fist NEW vehical this year 2500 quad cab 4x4[yep it has a hemi]
I am looking forward to the board and getting back into the swing of things again and hope to see you all on the water.

Brian
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Huskybass on January 15, 2005, 09:28:59 AM
I think more people call me Huskybass than Mike.  I've been bass fishing since 1994.

I am 39 years old, live in Glastonbury, Ct and have a wife and a four year old son named Carter.

I love bass fishing, especially smallmouth bass.  I have fished for smallmouth from Maine to Alabama.  I've caught several smallies over 5 pounds, but I have never seen a 6 pounder. My favorite smallmouth waters are Quabbin in Mass, Pickwick in Alabama, and a number of lakes in Maine.

I enjoy largemouth fishing as well, especially after dark.

My favorite bass lures are a Zoom Super Fluke, spinnerbait, Sammy, and Stalker tube.

I fish and run a few tournies, but I mostly just get out and hope to get a few photoworthy bass.

Huskybass
 
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: dlctcg on January 24, 2005, 10:11:25 AM
Well Hello Everybody!!!
I'm a newbie to the site.. but not to fishing.

I’m 33yrs young & have lived in CT all my life (currently in Wethersfield) been fishing for just as long.  I own a small communication company that keeps me busier than I like but it sometime pays the bills... LOL.  Have owned many boats in the past 6yrs but currently have an 04 Tracker Pro Team 185, 87 VIP Fish & Ski, & a 12' fiberglass MFG that was bought by my dad 40+ years ago & passed on to me when he passed away. (perfect small water boat)..Thanks DAD!!

I love bass fishing especially smallies, however will fish for anything.  I usually spend 2 week every year in Maine hunting them down.  I have never fished in any tournaments due to time restraints from my job. The past few years I have really not had the time to do much fishing do to the company growing, but plan to hit it hard this year.

I would be really glad to meet up with some new people that share the love of this sport, really enjoy learning new thing; your boat or mine.

Huskybass, I see you’re in Glastonbury I’d like the opportunity to meet up sometime & talk fishing possible even meet on the water & catch a few.  I’m in Glastonbury all the time, my brother lives there, so drop me a line if you’re interested.

Dennis
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: mrs on February 07, 2005, 11:15:49 PM
BOB MY NAME IS MIKE AND IM NEW TO THIS SITE, ID LIKE TO KNOW WHERE YOU FISH IN MAINE AND WHAT LAKES YOU LIKE MORE THAN OTHERS. I GO TO MAINE AND FISH WITH MY DAD ON VACATION AND WE ARE ALWYAS LOOKING FOR NEW WATERS,,, ALSO LOVE FISHING OUT OF THE CANOES IN RI, CANT BEAT IT, SO MUCH WATER AND MOST OF IT IS UNACCESSABLE WITH A BASS BOAT WHICH I DO OWN, I CATCH MORE OUT OF MY CANOE THAN THAT BOAT, THANKS MIKE
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: mrs on February 13, 2005, 10:38:57 PM
HEY BOB MY NAME IS MIKE AND I LIVE IN ASHAWAY RI. I AM A PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH TEACHER AND COACH BOYS SOCCER AND BASKETBALL , BEEN DOING THAT FOR 12 YEARS NOW. IM 32 , MARRIED AND HAVE 16 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER. I LOVE BASS FISHING, LOTS OF FRESHWATER BUT ALSO SALT WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT.  I HAVE BEEN GOING TO MAINE FOR YEARS NOW WITH MY DAD AND BROTHER AND WE FISH AROUND THE AUGUSTA REGION, LAKES LIKE GREAT PONG, LONG POND, AND MOOSE POND, ITS GREAT FISHING NO DOUBT ABOUT IT,  I AM A MEMBER OF SOUTH COUNTY BASS ANGLERS AND FISH THE RI RED TRAIL ALONG WITH THE TOP TEN TRAIL. BUT AS OF THIS YEAR THAT IS NO  LONGER RUNNING.. I LIKE THE BASS BOAT BUT NO BEATS CANOE FISHING, CANT WAIT FOR THE ICE TO MELT
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: D.P G3 on February 15, 2005, 05:53:36 PM
I apologize for not introducing myself before jumping the gun on the tournies. Alot to do little time to do it.

My name is Derrick i have fished all my life, and I am a youngin, however i was taught well. I fish out of a G3 pro 175 that I love and am lucky to have thanks to Densik. I appreciate being a member and hope to run
a trail that everyone is comfertable with. Again thanks and good luck on the water this time around. 02/15/05
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 15, 2005, 06:13:59 PM
Welcome aboard, Derrick!

I hope you find these forums enjoyable  :D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: BigGoon on February 17, 2005, 07:05:39 PM
My name is John and I've been marries 17 1/2 years with a son(17) & daughter(15 going on 21). I'm 37 and I'm a designer at EB in Groton(19 years). I actually went to networking school with Curt back about 7 years ago. Makes a fantastic buzzbait by the way. Joined my first full-time club last year plus did several open tournies.  Was fortunate enough to take 1st in points for TCBA this past year. Thank you E K who's my club partner. Ended up fishing 24 tournies last year and hope to do as many this year.  I LUV Bassin. Anytime anywhere.
                            John
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Huskybass on February 17, 2005, 07:29:25 PM
Welcome BigGoon,

What you forgot to mention is that HAWG in your avatar that weighed 7-11 and took lunker in a tourney in November.  Hope to see you on the water this spring.

Huskybass
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: BigGoon on February 17, 2005, 08:15:08 PM
Thanks, Huskybass. That was a nice bass. Blue fox and I made a good team. Can't wait to see you guys. If there's ever an opening, I'm a little slow and missed out on the Gardners tourney you got going for this year. Maybe next time. BG
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Joe.G on February 17, 2005, 09:55:01 PM
Welcome aboard BG......
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Jerryinct on February 23, 2005, 11:20:45 AM
Wow my buds are here on this site too.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: P. W. on February 28, 2005, 02:22:08 PM
Welcome Jerry, Get that sweet new rig in the water yet?
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Jerryinct on March 02, 2005, 05:35:24 PM
No Walt will hopefully be delivered this week or early next I am hoping. No difference it getting snowed on at the dealer or my house at this point in time. I am looking forward to it though. ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: GAMA_BAIT on April 14, 2005, 10:04:21 AM
Hi everyone, I’m relatively new here. My Name is Mark and I live in Cumberland, RI. I moved to RI from Cheshire CT. a few years ago. I have been fishing for many years but I still consider myself a rookie. I look forward to meeting members from the site. I’m also glad I found a site that covers my neck of the woods and has such great info. I’ve only been here for a short time but have already learned some new things. Its nice to be on a site that has a real pulse and isn’t on life support.

I used to turn wrenches for a living but now I work as a Mechanical Engineer. I have access to a full machine shop. If anyone ever needs help or info on boat or trailer repairs I would be happy to help out, just drop me a line. I have repaired or restored more rigs than I would like to remember.

I’m glad I found this site. I look forward to meeting and or fishing with some of you guys some day. If anyone wants to hook up and wet a line let me know. I mostly fish at night and on weekends. My local quick spots are Slatersville res., Stump pond, and Sand Dam, however I regularly fish all over CT and New England.

Hope I see you on the water.

 - GAMA_BAIT (Mark)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 14, 2005, 12:27:43 PM
Hey Mark,

welcome to the site! Glad you found us  :)

Maybe we can hook up sometime during this season and fish together!

Curt
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: GAMA_BAIT on April 14, 2005, 03:57:49 PM
Curt,

 Thanks.

I would love to get out on the water with you sometime.

- Mark
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: e-teched on May 12, 2005, 07:50:28 AM
Hi, I'm Mike.  I am 28 years old.  I just had a daughter who is now 4 months old.  I work for Hershey Foods as a Maintenance Technician.  I also am a Site Administrator for www.bassboatmagazine.com.

Finally a great site here for us Yankees............

I f anyone needs any lake info on Va,DE,PA, or the St. Lawrence in Ny, PM me and let me know, I am very familiar with these areas, beeen fishin them all my life.


Tight lines.................
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Fishhead on May 12, 2005, 09:40:04 AM
Welcome E
Congrats on the little one...kids are great and will be alot for fun.
I also am new to the site but not to new to the sport.This site has alot of great info.
Seems like I learn something new everytime I log on.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: -MCM- on July 04, 2005, 02:46:57 PM
Hello Bob (and everyone else),

My name is Mike, I live in southeast Ct. ,I just registered on this forum this afternoon, and look forward to stories and info available here. I am 41 years old, and greatly enjoy the outdoors. I was born in Ohio, but grew up in Southwest Pa., have been in CT. since my high school years.  
I fish from an 18ft. TRACKER bass boat , and recently have found an addiction to making fishing rods. (still learning , but having fun at it.)
Well, I guess thats enough , ENJOY THE SOLITUDE !!!
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on July 04, 2005, 03:45:45 PM
Welcome aboard Mike!!

I hope you'll become a "regular" here  :D

Curt
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: -MCM- on July 04, 2005, 03:56:51 PM
Thanks Curt,
 I'm looking forward to it.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: David S on August 26, 2005, 07:41:18 PM
Name is David S and I hail from Windsor Locks, CT.  I make my living in sales in the telecommunications industry.

I'm reletively new to bass fishing as I've only been fishing for the past 3 years.  I am a non-boater with plenty of gear.  I'm looking into joining a bass club next season, so if anyone has any suggestions as to clubs it would be appreciated.  In addition to bass fishing I do enjoy the saltwater action as well.

Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: chrismed on October 06, 2005, 09:41:05 AM
Hey gang Just sittin around and figured I'd put mine in as well,. My name is Chris Medeiros, I'm a 33 year golf professional and I live at and run  Cedar Ridge Golf Course in East Lyme, I have just moved to the EL area from Stonington Ct where I was a professional and instructor at Elmridge GC for 6 years. I am married and we have a 10 month old boy who absolutely loves the boat and the sight of fish!!! SHOOOOOOH! The good thing about moving down here is the change of water! I really missed the River and Bashan where I grew up doing a lot of fishing, and Patty is 4 mins from my house!!! Used to fish alot of Bigger tournies but since getting into the golf biz, I sold my 20' Nitro down sized to a 17 lowe which has got to be one of the all time all around boats. Oh and no boat payment!!!!!Other than that I missed DP's tournament all year sorry guys I used to fish Stans tourns. long ago and look forward to next year where I should have a little time. My boat is camo green with a 40 merc. either I'll see you fishin or huntin have a good day.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: thefinaltimeout on February 01, 2006, 07:08:12 PM
Okay here goes My name is Bill Stevens I am married to my wife Linda . We have 2 kids my daughters name is Harley and my sons name is Davidson . I have worked at EB in Groton for the past 26 years as a carpenter . By the way I am 45 . I belong to the Hawg Masters bass club out of CT , We live in Griswold Ct . If you spot a Ford 4+4 van towing a 2005 Tracker with the name The Final Time Out at the DP trail that will be me. Last year I was on the water over 69 times fishing in CT  RI  MASS and Maine . I have friends that live in the china lake area and in Danforth Maine . Some real cool fishing up there . I also do custom glass etching if anyone wants fish on there tow rigs or boat windshields . Well that is about it later Bill
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: thefinaltimeout on February 05, 2006, 05:17:59 PM
Just a few pictures of me . Later Bill(http://) http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=showPhoto&albumID=547165815&photoID=2929151760085383337&security=ogWhty , http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=showPhoto&albumID=547165815&photoID=2826335030085383337&security=wxuSSg
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bob g on February 14, 2006, 08:26:46 AM
Hey all, been on the site for awhile. Joe G turned me onto it quite a ways back. Just never had the time to get involved the last couple of years. I originally hail from the Pachaug area in Ct but have temporily moved to Groton/Mystic area. My fishing time has been moved from a passion to a very limited hobby, which is now starting to get back on track. I am a Bass Fisherman at heart but also spend some of my limited time chasing pike. Look foward to sharing some posts and banter w/y'all this coming season.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 14, 2006, 09:15:58 AM
Hey Bob G,

hope you enjoy your time here and that you get some useful information also  ;)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bob g on February 15, 2006, 08:16:26 AM
Hey Bob G,

hope you enjoy your time here and that you get some useful information also  ;)

Thanks Curt, my goal would be to share as much as I receive.  Pike are my main interest, so if you guys tell me where you're hitting them when Bass fishing, I'll tell you where I'm catching Bass when I pike fish. ;D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Goatman on May 16, 2006, 10:26:57 PM
My name is Bruce and I'm 31.  Will be married in September.  Grew up in Berkley (21 years).  Spent a couple of years in East Freetown, and I now live In North Dighton.  I'll soon be moving back to East Freetown.  

I graduated from Umass Dartmouth with a degree in Textiles, as did my Dad and several other members of the family.  When I got out, I worked locally for a while, then got laid off as the plant closed.  I got a job doing pest control and fell in love, although the $ was awful, as was the company (Terminix).  Left them and went back to work in Natick as a Federal contractor doing textile work for the government.  I never really liked it or fit in there, but the $ was good and I managed to stay there for 5 years before getting laid off.  I then started my own business.  

The rest of my story is briefly told in another part of the Hawg forum under NewB Intro.  

Bruce

Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: jim mac on March 19, 2007, 07:48:46 PM
Hello , My name is Jim . I'm 40 married with 2 kids ages 8 and 5 . I live in Norwalk Ct . Really just started fishing seriously last year after fishing at my buddies cabin in Mass . I'm just a hack right now. I fish mostly in Danbury and Ridgefield  out of a canoe with trolling motor . I also fish a small 7 acre pond near my house and The Res . in Weston. I didnt start until July of last year and the biggest Bass I caught was maybe 3 pounds. Caught  a bunch of 1 and 2 pounders ( lack of expierience ) I have studdied up and stocked the tackle box with some better stuff and I am looking forward to a better  year the minute the weather breaks . Dont know that I can add much here but Im sure Ill learn some stuff .
                                Thanks Jim
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 19, 2007, 09:04:05 PM
Welcome aboard Jim!

I hope your time here is enjoyable. We have a great bunch of regulars here  ;)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Jighead on April 06, 2007, 06:25:50 PM
Live in South Central CT - bass fish everywhere I can, whenever I can.

43, wife. 2 kids. and  a mortgage.

Lure maker - spare time so far.
Check out my website jigheadlures.com

Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 06, 2007, 08:48:42 PM
Hey Jighead, welcome aboard!

Jump right in and add your input when you can. The more, the merrier!

Good fishing  :D
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Jighead on April 07, 2007, 01:14:29 PM
Thanks Curt - will do.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: babs06239 on April 07, 2007, 02:05:07 PM
Welcome aboard Jighead.....nice to see ya here!!!! :)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on May 31, 2007, 10:31:51 PM
39,live in preston,CT
divorced,married,4 kids
born in norwich,grew up in deep south florida
moved back after hurricane andrew took my house
truck driver,paintball player
fishin is not a matter of life and death it is more important
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on June 01, 2007, 12:06:48 AM
Hey Bassamatic, welcome to the Hawg Forum!

I hope you'll become a regular here and enjoy the time you spend here  :)
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on June 02, 2007, 02:07:48 PM
i intend to and i already have,thanks
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: dtherrien on July 29, 2007, 08:00:35 PM
Hi,
I live in Warren, Ma. ,Which is approximatley in the middle of the state. I grew up in northern NY on the st.lawrence river. I moved here about 11 years ago and worked construction all my life.
I am 48years old. My earliest memeries of hunting and fishing would be around 4years old. I am in the process of passing down the tradition to my 3 girls.
I fish bass and northerns. I fish the st.lawrence, lake winnipisaukie, and area lakes here.
Title: Re:Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on July 30, 2007, 05:14:29 PM
Welcome aboard dtherrien!

I hope you find this site to be an enjoyable place t hang out and share information  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: CRS on March 12, 2008, 10:48:25 AM
My name is Mike Cork and my passion is bass fishing. I just found the time to visit forums more often because of my recent forced retirement from the A.F. I live in Louisiana but am always looking for new ways and presentations to apply to the fishing here. I figure you all know a few things that I have never heard of so after i get to reading a bit you will see me post more.

I will apologize up front if I pull up and old thread by posting to it. Somethings I find something way back that gets me to thinking and I might need some additional input. So Sorry for digging  ;D

Again with my retirement I have found time to get knee deep into my reels as well, learned how to trick them out a bit and fix those annoying little problems that occur. So if you have any issues about your reels shot me a note and I will see if I can help ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 12, 2008, 01:19:46 PM
Hey Mike, welcome aboard!

No need to apologize for digging up old posts! Sometimes its good to re-visit old threads. It reminds us of things we have forgotten  ;)

I hope you enjoy your time here and you'll become a regular.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on March 12, 2008, 01:34:28 PM
i have no doubt that mike will have plenty of helpful info.welcome to my side of the country.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: rollinbass on March 13, 2008, 01:02:21 AM
wellcome ....... :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: David B on March 27, 2008, 08:05:21 PM
Alright let me in here……am 41 live in North Kingstown RI with my wonderful wife, two step-daughters and have a son who lives in northern RI. I drive truck for Ocean State Job Lot and basically run all over New England and some NY/NJ (it’s a living) when I’m not working I am fishing, reading about, studying the biology of and dreaming of BASS. Mostly fish in RI, Ma and Ct. I am a tournament angler and recently bought a 186 Champion w/150hp. I am a member of RI Bass Federation Nation, Team RI Bassmasters and on of the founders of the now defunct (for 2008 maybe it will return in 2009) Renegade Bass Trail. I will never be a touring pro, nor do I want to (could you imagine having to fish everyday for a living) on second hand it would be a great way to spend the day.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on March 27, 2008, 09:28:55 PM
glad things are workin out for you as far as work and more time to fish,please let me know if things change next year,although you have been here awhile welcome and i look forward to seein you on the water
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on March 28, 2008, 06:28:41 PM
Hey guys, may as well keep it going. I'm very new to this forum, actually, 24 hours new. I've been fishing for 12 years now, 3 years in a club up in NH, 1 year in Mass, but for the most part I'm a recreational fisherman who loves the challenge of catching ol'bucket mouth on lures I shouldn't be throwing for the conditions which are more condusive to casting the "right" lures. For instance, the other day I was out trying to catch ol'lock jaw with a buzzbait and actually had one chasing when I should have been casting a jig or a shaky head worm (or something like that) in low 40 degree water, but, again, I love the challenge.

I'm in my low 40's with a wife and 2 young kids and live 20 miles southwest of Boston. I've never joined a forum in my life, so this is very new to me. Please bear with me.

Like most fisherman this time of year, I got an itch to fish and love talking about fishing. Unfortunatley, I don't have a lot of people around me who like the sport as much as I do. Hence the reason why I signed up for this.

I really enjoy both fresh and saltwater bassin, although, striper fishing is really new to me and would love to get tips on both styles, but more on striper fishing.

Anyway, from what I've read so far, you all seem like a knowledgeable bunch of people who don't mind sharing tips and techniques.

Take care, hope to read more.

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Joe P on March 28, 2008, 07:14:05 PM
Hi John, you came to the right forum! Every body helps each other here and arguments are very rare  ;D

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 29, 2008, 11:42:52 AM
Welcome aboard John!! We're glad to have you here with us. We have a great bunch of regulars who are more than willing to answer questions, share tips and even tell some good fishing stories once in a while  ;)

As Joe mentioned, these are probably the cleanest forums around when ti comes to people arguing or bashing each  other, so they're pretty enjoyable.

Jump right in and share your stories and tips and we'll do the same  ;D

Curt
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on March 29, 2008, 03:40:08 PM
welcome to the site lex,hope you enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Northeasttrophybass on September 29, 2009, 02:40:47 PM
I was sponsored by major manufacturers which included Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Okuma, Delaware Tackle, TTI-Blakemore, and Ambush Lures until I retired in 2005.


I was the owner of a bass fishing guide service in Wilmington, Delaware, Anglers Radio, and Delaware Tackle, a high end wholesale and retail bass fishing tackle store. I was a tournament angler, bass fishing guide, and freelance outdoor writer. I have over 40 years of fishing experience in the Northeast and five years of experience in California. I fished local tournaments in Delaware and Maryland and on the Redman Trail before it became the BFL, (part of the FLW tour), until 2005.



I competed in and won the Delaware State Sportfishing Tournament multiple times and registered two species that were just a few ounces shy of the state record, one of which was a largemouth bass caught in 1999 and registered in the Bassmaster Lunker Club at 10.16 pounds, just 5 ounces off the Delaware State Record. This bass also appeared in a feature article by the "News Journal" (Gannett Publications), and in all of Bass Pro Shops and Redhead Master catalogs for 2003.


I have worked with Operation Bass in assisting with Red Man Tournaments before they were the BFL, and competed in and won, several different tournaments both local, regional, and national. I am the 1998 Big Bass World Champ/De. I have been published by numerous magazines, including Bass'n, Bassmaster, North American Fisherman, and "THE FISHERMAN". I was a featured writer for "Big Fish Tackle" and "Delaware Valley Outdoors" radio and tv, as well as numerous other sites on the web. I appeared with my brother on several local tv shows produced by "Delaware Valley Outdoors".


I was profiled for fishing achievements in the "News Journal," and by the "Middletown Transcript" in 2001. I am also a contributor the the "N.A.F.C." series of hardback books, and am currently in the process of publishing my own book, "Bass Fishing The Northeast". I produced bass fishing videos featuring the Potomac and Sassafras rivers.

I was interviewed for an article on "Fishing Opportunites in Delaware" by Delaware Today magazine, which appeared in the May 2006 issue. I was inducted into the N.A.F.C. "Hall of Fame" in June 2003, and was a regular guest and host on radio talk shows, such as Alex Langers, "Outdoors This Week", and produced and appeared on my own radio show for many years called "Beyond Bass Basics" on Anglers Radio.

(http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/delawarebass/no_person_image.jpg)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Joe P on September 30, 2009, 11:50:57 AM
Looks like you made a career out of bass fishing, i'm jealous 8)

Welcome to the site....
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Northeasttrophybass on September 30, 2009, 06:46:50 PM
lol Well since 1990, before that I barely made a dime on fishing.  ;D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: LANSKY on February 25, 2010, 11:42:04 AM
Hello,

     My name is Jeremy, but no one I know calls me that thus the "Lansky"...I have been fishing since I could hold a pole, maybe before I could even walk and talk...lol.  I live in a little town in Northwestern Rhode island.  I fish for mostly Bass and trout.  Love fly fishing as well, tie my own flies and all that good stuff,  I even fly fished a few years for Stripers down in the Narrow River, what a blast that is.
Favorite local lakes and ponds include, Bowdish, Smith and Sayles Res. (Sand dam), Wilsons Res., Wallum Lake, Carbuncle pond, Echo Lake and A lot of small river systems and ponds that shall remain nameless.  ;)  I have fished in almost every pond, lake and River in R.I. and have fished all over New England, New York and in Maryland ( My bro lives there)
     I have been on this site for a while lurking but have not posted much, hopefully that changes now that I am laid off for a second time and have nothing better to do than to saturate my brain with fishing knowledge.
Which is better than working but doesn't pay the bills  ;D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on February 25, 2010, 12:20:57 PM
Welcome to the forums Lansky. I hope the employment situation you're dealing with gets resolved soon. This economy has been tough.

I got into fishing as a fly fisherman (in Colorado), but now I mostly use bait casters and spinning outfits. I like to tie flies and build fishing rods as well. The knowledge of fly tying has enabled me to make some really nice bass lures (spinnerbaits, jigs, teaser tails on poppers & crankbaits). The techniques are the same, just different materials. If you like fly tying, you'd love carving lures. My first bass was on a hand carved lure with, of course, a teaser tail...lol

Take care and good luck

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 25, 2010, 01:19:33 PM
Hey Lansky, glad to see you posting now! You've been a member here for quite a while for sure ;)

Hope the job situation turns around for you soon. Being out of work is fun for a while, but when the bills start piling up it can get stressful.

I hope we'll see lots more of you here in the weeks and months to come.

Curt
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: LANSKY on March 01, 2010, 09:14:02 AM
Welcome to the forums Lansky. I hope the employment situation you're dealing with gets resolved soon. This economy has been tough.

I got into fishing as a fly fisherman (in Colorado), but now I mostly use bait casters and spinning outfits. I like to tie flies and build fishing rods as well. The knowledge of fly tying has enabled me to make some really nice bass lures (spinnerbaits, jigs, teaser tails on poppers & crankbaits). The techniques are the same, just different materials. If you like fly tying, you'd love carving lures. My first bass was on a hand carved lure with, of course, a teaser tail...lol

Take care and good luck

John

Hey Lexbassbuzzin,  is there any websites or anything with info (materials) on making your own lures?  What type of wood (balsa?).  Anyway i'm really interested, ive always wanted to get into making my own bass lures but never got around to it.
Any info would be great,
Thanks
Jeremy
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Mitz on March 01, 2010, 09:49:42 AM
Hi Lansky

I created a new topic for more information about making baits. Just so it doesn't get lost in here.

http://forums.northeastbass.com/index.php/topic,3958.0.html (http://forums.northeastbass.com/index.php/topic,3958.0.html)

Mitz
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on March 01, 2010, 10:24:35 AM
Hey Lexbassbuzzin,  is there any websites or anything with info (materials) on making your own lures?  What type of wood (balsa?).  Anyway i'm really interested, ive always wanted to get into making my own bass lures but never got around to it.
Any info would be great,
Thanks
Jeremy

Hey Lansky,

In addition to the sites Mitz has listed which are all excellent sites, you may want to try out Tacklemaking.com. When you get into the home page, they have individual tabs for soft baits, hard baits, wire baits, net making and a tab that says "and more". Check it out, it's very informative. The "and more" tab has all the links Mitz listed and a few more as well.

As far as what wood to use, you'll find that different species of wood are more boyant than others. Just remember, the harder the wood is the harder it will be to carve. My first wood lure was made from a piece of fir decking. It was easy to carve and won't rot if the paint chips. It's light so I ended up embedding lead split shot in the belly. What I ended up with was a suspending lure that dog walks under watert

I also used Bass Wood that I got from a wood workers retail shop That makes some really nice lures.

Be creative and have fun. I made a lipless crakbait and off-set the weight in the belly. What I got was a lure that tracked straight on the retrieve, but when you stop cranking it fell to one side, like a dead bait fish. Just one cast caught a nice bass on this one.

Hey Mitz, good idea for a new topic.

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: LANSKY on March 01, 2010, 10:27:32 AM
Awesome,
Thanks John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on March 02, 2010, 10:05:37 AM
as i have pc issues along with many others,welcome to all who have joined this site.best local info and some not so local ur gonna find.curt runs a class act ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Mikecri on March 05, 2010, 11:22:35 PM
55 yrs old and I thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ for every breath I take.
I am not ashamed of my faith and profess it loud and clear. I love to teach what I know to kids. I have over 20 yrs of tournament experience and am a past youth director in RI.
I love small mouth especially when I am looking at them. I love deep clear water and seem to do better in finese situarions or cranking situations. I love the strike king red eye shad in early spring. I manufacture a fishing scent that I am now marketing with some good success and am excited about the future of this part time business. Full time I am a licensed private Investigator and a State Constable and have been in that line of work for over 20 years  in RI. I teach the auto reposession business and have over 15 yrs experience in that industry. I am married to a wonderful woman who supports me and my fishing 1000%  I have 6 Biological children and 2 step children one of which is the 2005 Jr bassmaster World Champion, My favorite lake locally I would have to say is Long Pond in Harwich Ma where I caught over 20 lbs of small mouth for my best 5 fish llast year on a practice day. One was 5.12 and one was 5 even.. I also love to write and write articles for fishingworld.com and other online magazines.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on March 07, 2010, 02:53:49 PM
well then,welcome.hope u enjoy ur stay.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Smalls on March 20, 2010, 11:13:45 AM
Hello all! lurked around this fine site quite a bit, finally decided to sign up. My name is John been in RI the majority of my life. Joined up as i want to get more serious about my fishing, well maybe more serious about catching fish. Nice to find a place for locals, looking forward to chatting with all of you folks soon!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on March 20, 2010, 05:25:10 PM
Hey John, welcome to the forums! There are a bunch of great guys here, so don't be afraid to ask questions. I'm sure we can learn from you as much as you learn here.

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 20, 2010, 05:47:24 PM
Welcome John! Glad to have you here and glad you signed up for an account so you can post, as well as reading :)

As the other John mentioned, be sure to ask away with any questions you have. We all learn from each other, no matter how much or how little experience we have  ;)

And we do have a great bunch of people here, I can proudly say.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Smalls on March 21, 2010, 09:38:31 AM
thanks for the warm welcome guys!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: RickyN123 on March 24, 2010, 09:32:35 PM
I'm Ricky Noiseux I'm 16, born and raised in eastern CT. I work at a horse farm in Preston, Ct as an assistant trainer.

I fish everyday After work and on my day off. Usually on the Quinebaug because its about a mile from my house. And my Grandfather and I are going to do some open's this year. ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 24, 2010, 10:35:08 PM
Glad you're here with us Ricky!

I'm willing to bet you're our only resident horse trainer  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: astro319 on April 21, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
rich here, 30 yrs old, worcester mass

I grew up in small town next to Worcester mass.
I have been fishing since I can remember and have felt the pride in bringing my son for his first time when he was 7 months old.  Now I have made a lover of fishing out of my daughter and wife as well.  I have th

I grew up fishing the Wachusett Reservior for years but always for bass until recently.  I beat the water to dealth casting with little to show for it.

Most if not all my fishing experience comes from fishing small weed bowls. Stumpy shallow ponds that have foxtail weeds that grow to the surface of the majority of it.

I joined the site hoping to find out about more places to go within reasonable distance.  I also hoped some folks give tips on which ones are fishable from sure.  Plus it was free!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 21, 2010, 11:14:37 PM
Welcome to the site. Glad to have you here :)

If you ask questions, we'll try to give answers for you. We have a good group of people here who love to share info and help each other out.

Curt
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: muddywaters on April 27, 2010, 06:53:33 AM
Muddywaters checking in: 59 years old, been fishin a good portion of my life. Originally from Brooklyn,currently living in NE PA, soon to be back in Brooklyn. I am at work, filters will not let me post avatar etc, will do that home
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 27, 2010, 07:48:07 AM
Welcome! Glad to have you here with us :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: muddywaters on May 02, 2010, 06:40:03 PM
Hey Folks my best friend and fishing partner John, AKA SHARKBITE just joined, please give him some hellos! :D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on May 02, 2010, 06:56:08 PM
Welcome to NEB

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on May 02, 2010, 09:11:56 PM
I noticed that someone named Sharkbite had joined. Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Alex - RI on August 05, 2010, 07:00:58 PM
I am 22 and have been living in Hope, RI for the last 2 years with my wonderful girlfriend of 6 years and our 3 dogs.  I have a 12' Jon boat but will most likely upgrade to a 14' this year weather it be another Jon boat or a used aluminum bass boat.  My other big hobby is my Jeep and wheeling the crap out of it.  I have been considering selling it to buy a boat and a cheap pick up but i don't think I will be able to bring my self to do it.  I am almost always down to go fishing as long as I don't have work or other plans. 
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: carpman on August 17, 2010, 11:23:02 PM
34 coventry ri for the last 12 yrs. i fish for fun only :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on August 17, 2010, 11:39:55 PM
Carpman, glad to have you with us :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Roverback25 on September 21, 2010, 09:41:50 AM
I'll jump in.  M y name is Paul and I am brand new to this site and haven't posted yet.  I grew up on Long Island in Sayville and also lived in NJ for about 10 years.  This is my 12th year in central Massachusetts and I have fished all over this state.

I have two daughters who get out on the shore with me sometimes but usually I can be found fishing local rivers and around Lake Cochituate.  I caught my personal best of 5.7 this year on the big lake.  I also fish the Charles and Sudbury and have caught a number in the 4lb range this year.  I have also done well with Pike especially in the Spring.

That's all!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Matt L on September 21, 2010, 12:44:59 PM
Welcome to the site Rover!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on September 21, 2010, 12:48:03 PM
Welcome to the site, Paul. Glad to have you here with us :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: tommyf1962 on October 04, 2010, 10:53:42 AM
Hi everyone,  I'm Tom 48 years old from Springfield MA. I'm married, with two teenage girls. I have quick access to the interstate so I can be spontaneous, and pop out to any number of the ponds and lakes out this way. I'm usually up in the Berkshires ...Thousand Acre Swamp, Buckley Dunton are two of my favorites up that way. 6 years ago a friend mentioned Mill pond in Wetboro MA, and I absolutely LOVE that place. 320 acres of water, of which 250 are flooded standing timber, mostly rotted off at the water line. It's tough to navigate, and I broke the shaft on my new MinnKota Edge the first time I brought it out there. I have a 1987 Tracker Pro16 with a '06 Yamaha 25 4 stroke. I started kayak fishing 5 years ago, and find that it's the way to go. I now own 2 Wilderness Systems Tarpon Angler 12 footers, which are sit-on -top, and very stable. Give me a shout if you think you'd like to get out and paddle for some bass.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on October 04, 2010, 09:45:49 PM
Hey Tommy, I never knew anything about bass fishing when I was a kid living in Northwestern MA. All I knew was trout, because I lived right next to the Deerfield River.

Sounds like you've got some great lakes to fish.

Once again, welcome to the site. Glad to have you here with us  :D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: flippy on January 05, 2011, 10:30:17 PM
Hey Guys, My name is Jim, I am 42 years old, found this website and liked it, seems like a good group of people, I have two teenage boys, I am from Bristol CT, I have fished tournys for 12 years, I have fished the CT FED, NEBA, BASS Weekend series and many opens, I have been fishing since I was 10 years old, But with my boys and college, I have put my tournys on hold and am working many side jobs, I am a painter, This year I have started a little club for cheap money and fun, nothing serious, I have made lots of rubber baits, from molds to customized plastics, I own a Stratos Pro Elite 285 boat with an INTRUDER Evinrude 150 hp outboard, I love to fish, if anybody ever wants to come to CT and fish, Let me know, or a trip to my favorite places, Hudson River NY, or Lake Champlain NY,  IM GAME.  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on January 06, 2011, 12:08:46 AM
Hey Jim,

glad to have you aboard here. I hope you enjoy the site :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on January 06, 2011, 10:38:22 AM
Hey Jim,

Welcome to NEB.

Look forward to seeing you around the forums.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Eric-Maine on January 06, 2011, 12:27:36 PM
welcome to northeast bass. May take you up on fishing, I spend some time on Lillinonah and Candlewood in the spring and Champlain is my new favorite destination.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Matt L on January 06, 2011, 12:49:34 PM
Hey Jim,

Welcome to the site!  ;D

Matt
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: flippy on January 06, 2011, 07:38:05 PM
Hey Guys, thanks,  Eric, let me know when you want to hit Candlewood, we can go in the spring and target some football smallies :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Joe P on January 07, 2011, 10:22:17 AM
Welcome Flippy, you seem to be a knowledgeable angler and will be a great addition to the site 8)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: NBR on February 05, 2011, 02:54:52 PM
I may be the senior citizen since 2011 will be my 76th summer. I have fished for most freshwater fish and a few salties. I too started with a stick, a heavy line, a cork, a sinker, a hook and a worm. The date of my first bass is a bit fuzzy but probably 1946 or 47 but I could take you to the little IL reservoir and show you the spot a 10" bass hit a red and white Jitterbug. Only lure I owned. I jumped on my bike and rode home with the fish still hooked.

I have been fortunate enough to fish from FLA's Big "O"  to lakes in TN, IN, ILL, WI, MN and ONT. Although I haven't been in a year or two my favorite is to fish smallies in northern ONT, I have more tackle than anyone needs but that doesn't prevent the bait monkey from striking every year. Now I live in the Lakes Region of NH which can be nearly as good although not as consistant day after day.

During the past year or so I have had what I call the wobblies which makes launching and retrieving the boat a bit difficult and makes my bride of nearly 47 years a bit nervous. If any want to get together and fish I am available. After Memorial Day I only fish on weekends. I don't fish T's but don't object to them. I think T's have done wonderful things to improve everthing from boats to hooks.

Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on February 05, 2011, 05:47:16 PM
NBR! Welcome to the site!

It's very nice to have someone who's been around the block, so to speak. I too have have the fortunate or unfortunate  :P luck of having the bait monkey strike each year, but you know, he keeps things interesting for this wonderful sport, doesn't he?

I, for one, look forward to having you on this site and please make sure that you tell your young bride that we all here a NEB say hello and welcome.

Look forward to seeing you around. Pull up a chair and join in!  :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 05, 2011, 06:05:13 PM
NBR... glad to have your info added to the Who's Who!

Looks like you've been here for a while, but glad you posted your personal info. It's always interesting to read what people have to say  :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: onecast74 on April 25, 2011, 01:46:37 PM
Hey,
   Just joined today.  My little brother Jason turned me on to the site.  He is a big RI bass guy.  I am 37 live in Westbrook ME and am looking for tips for southern Maine smallies.  I fish primarily from canoe/kayak, so I encourage info about smaller lakes/ponds/rivers that are easy in a non-motorized boat.  I live right next to the Presumpscot river.  Anyone ever fish it?  Or Highland?
Happy Ice Out,
Keith
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 25, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
Welcome to the site, Keith!

Westbrook... I seem to remember that place when I was kid. It had a paper mill, right??
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Patrick on April 29, 2011, 12:15:59 PM
Hey Guys,

Just joined this week. Great site.
I'm Patrick, 46 years old originally from Worcester, now living in Springfield. Fished all over Worcester county for years, now looking for spots out in the Springfield area. Just bought a 14' Sylvan to get out on the water. Have been fishing from my canoe and bass tender for years.

Always looking for fishing partners and new places to fish.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 29, 2011, 12:24:26 PM
Glad to have you here Patrick!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: DZZO on May 21, 2011, 10:49:42 PM
I use to be a member , Name is Derrick Use to be DPG3 hows it going.... :P
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on May 22, 2011, 08:09:36 AM
Hey Derrick, good to have you back!

How are things?
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: bassamatic on August 13, 2011, 09:10:27 AM
dont get to this thread much but welcome to all that r new to the site and come on back to those who watch from shore.best site for NE bass info and a good place to find new things
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Adam R on April 20, 2013, 08:58:51 AM
New to the site... Adam from portland Maine.. 25 yrs old... Taking my '99 tracker proteam out of storage today to go slaughter some Larry's.  been following the site for a few weeks. Looking forward to getting some more folks from Maine on here to share more fishing information.... Today I'm heading to Parker pond in casco... Great little honey hole of mine... Very solid population of largemouth in the 3-5#range... If things go right ill be posting some pics this evening.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: RAYZCT on April 20, 2013, 09:59:14 PM
Some of us from here in CT hit Parker when we take our annual spring trip to Maine, that's the one right across from Pleasant lake.  Assume all the ice is out in the Harrison area.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 21, 2013, 02:47:24 PM
New to the site... Adam from portland Maine.. 25 yrs old... Taking my '99 tracker proteam out of storage today to go slaughter some Larry's.  been following the site for a few weeks. Looking forward to getting some more folks from Maine on here to share more fishing information.... Today I'm heading to Parker pond in casco... Great little honey hole of mine... Very solid population of largemouth in the 3-5#range... If things go right ill be posting some pics this evening.

Welcome to the site, Adam :)

I'd love to have more Maine anglers on here! Eric has been a long-time member and a few others have come and gone. The more, the merrier, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: PFDL5Bullie on October 11, 2013, 01:42:13 PM
Hey guys

My name is Brian B

New to the site, and new to fishing.  I have always had an interest, but never had the time to truly get out there and fish "for real".
I am originally from Auburn MA, moved to Providence RI for 5 years, and now im back in MA in Oxford.  Im married with 3 kids.
I am a career firefighter for the city of Providence. 

This year I have become ADDICTED to bass fishing.  Caught a couple 5+lbers and my first few Smallies and cant get enough!  Bought a used bass boat that is small enough to put anywhere and big enough for almost anywhere haha.  My wife now refers to herself as a fishing widow (in good fun)

I love learning from more experienced guys (that's how you learn to be a firemen) and it works just as good fishing!  I may be nagging some of you with a bunch of questions, but I love to learn, so feel free to shut me down if I ask too many haha!

Trying to make it out there as much as I can as the season winds to an end.  Hope everyone had a great season so far!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on October 11, 2013, 03:47:22 PM
Hey Brian, welcome to the site :)

Glad to have you onboard and glad to hear that you're enjoying the learning part of catching bass. It's a process that never ends!

We're here to help you learn, so never be afraid to ask questions. That's what the forums are all about  ;D

Again, welcome aboard!

Curt
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: lexbassbuzzin on October 11, 2013, 06:31:33 PM
Hey Brian, glad you're aboard!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: I-am-a-Fossil on January 26, 2014, 08:02:39 PM
I-am-a-Fossil (aka John)
Hello from a 73 year old NEWBIE.  Been fishin' since I was 5 years old.  Started out on trout in the Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia.  Back in those days it was fly fishin' only, so I learned from my Uncle at an early age.  He also taught me how to hunt.  Still an avid groundhog hunter with my .204 Ruger.  I had a bass boat for 16 years in the infancy of AMATURE tourny fishing.  Bass boat long gone.  My greatest assets are my wife, kids, grandbabies and maybe great grandbabies some day.  I am a needler, but if I give it,  I can also take it.  Yes, all of my releases grow an inch every year,  A true Fisherpeeeeple ! !
I still like the hunt and chase of the Bigmouth Bass.  I have a 2 1/2 acre goldmine 75 yards from my house.  This lil' pond is tough to fish (filled in with the awfuls), but the risk / reward is worth the scrathes, bites and whatever is in wait for a piece of this body.  When you get my age the word OLD is out.  We exchange it for MATURE.  I hope that I can contribute to this Board and I will have a lot of boring PICS to show off, from my LIL' POND.
My Avatar will be a FOSSIL once I figure the system out.

Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on January 26, 2014, 09:14:07 PM
Hi John, welcome to the site! Glad to have you onboard :)

I hope you don't mind, but I took care of your fossil avatar for you!

Never think of your posts, your pics or your stuff as boring. We love it all  ;D
Title: Thanks
Post by: I-am-a-Fossil on January 27, 2014, 07:30:44 AM
Thanks Curt for gettin' my Avatar out there.

Off to a flying start, with your help.  Maybe I will put a few pics out there from my HoneyHole (2  1/2 acre pond)

John
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Bassaholic on March 19, 2014, 01:01:32 PM
So i joined this site last spring but i don't think i have ever introduced myself!

My name is Sully and i live in Southern RI (Westerly)

I am 24 years young and have fallen in love with bass fishing over the past 3 seasons. I have been fishing on and off since i was a little guy, my dad was a big fisherman. But once i got into middle/high school it fell off the map for me

I currently own a 2007 Uncle Bucks Pond Prowler 10 foot boat that my dad gave to me when he recently moved to VA (he works too much now to fish regularly  :-[) its got a motor guide 54lb thrust trolling motor 2 seats and last season i installed a Garmin Echo150 fish finder that i still am learning how to read properly.

My largest fish (my profile picture) was last summer. My scale was broken that afternoon but my friends and i estimated it to be between 6-7lbs but we will never know! it was a bit on the short side, but FAT as can be.

I started attending the Thursday night Trails all over CT last summer and i am sure i have seen some of you guys there. But never introduced myself.  I plan on attending just about every Thursday night this season and some weekend tourneys as well. I just need a real motor to help myself get around this season..it was hard last year only being able to cover maybe 1/2 of the areas we would fish in 3 hours.

HAPPY BASSIN
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on March 19, 2014, 01:39:03 PM
Hey Sully, we met last spring on Chapman's Pond. Glad to see you adding your info here so others can get to know you too  ;)

I'm sure we'll run into each other on the water at some point during the season.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: mjp103 on July 26, 2014, 11:29:08 PM
Newbie originally from Dorchester MA. Recently moved to Hanover which has gotten me back into fishing. Have fished all over the country with my dad or anyone else willing to take me. We always went camping so water was always nearby. Would grab my gear and sit on a rock getting brook trout all day if I had nothing else to do. I'm hoping to get a canoe so I can take my kids into the bunch of small lilipad covered ponds by me. Hope to have some good pics later on for you!!!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on July 27, 2014, 08:02:57 PM
Newbie originally from Dorchester MA. Recently moved to Hanover which has gotten me back into fishing. Have fished all over the country with my dad or anyone else willing to take me. We always went camping so water was always nearby. Would grab my gear and sit on a rock getting brook trout all day if I had nothing else to do. I'm hoping to get a canoe so I can take my kids into the bunch of small lilipad covered ponds by me. Hope to have some good pics later on for you!!!

Welcome to the site! Glad yo have you aboard.

Looking forward to seeing some pics. I hope you'll become a regular.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Jay Rayner on August 12, 2014, 10:17:05 AM
Hey guys, new to the site, I live in southern Connecticut.  I look forward to sharing my reports and learning from everybody.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on August 12, 2014, 10:46:21 AM
Hey guys, new to the site, I live in southern Connecticut.  I look forward to sharing my reports and learning from everybody.

Welcome to the site, Jay! Glad to have you onboard  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: jakewhedbee on January 20, 2015, 11:16:58 AM
Hey everybody, my name Jake and I am from Hanover MA, can't wait to have a great local community to learn from this upcoming season
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on January 20, 2015, 11:42:37 AM
Hey everybody, my name Jake and I am from Hanover MA, can't wait to have a great local community to learn from this upcoming season

Welcome to the site, Jake! Glad to have you here with us  ;D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: RiverRat on May 26, 2015, 10:31:36 PM
Hey guys,

My name is Ray Tuholski and I'm from Marshfield, MA. I'm 45 and I've been fishing for nearly all my life. My introduction to fishing was through my father (also named Ray) at a little place called The Claybanks in Bridgewater. Over the years, I fished everywhere from Lake Erie up to Mactaquac. I also had the honor of working for the late, great Paul Smietana.

Currently just fishing from a canoe or the back of Dad's boat. Haven't done any tournaments in a couple years but that may change this year. Anyway, I hope to pick up some more knowledge here and maybe meet some new fishing partners.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on May 27, 2015, 07:30:48 AM
@RiverRat Glad to have you here with us  o/
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Brazzy on May 27, 2015, 08:34:17 AM
Small world..    :D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: RiverRat on May 27, 2015, 09:12:46 AM
Small world..    :D

Very small world...  ;D Funny, you're name is always one that pops up when we discuss "I wonder what they're doing now?" I'll be down in Bourne working this weekend, it's the big Spring weekend for the northeast.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Brazzy on May 27, 2015, 06:31:10 PM
Since I never posted here I figured I should introduce myself. My Name is David Braz and I am from Cumberland RI. I work for Citizens Bank and have been fishing for as long as I could remember. My father used to take me to echo lake in Barrington and I used to love watching Jimmy Houston Outdoors. We used to use live shiners when I decided when I was 9 to use money I earned mowing lawns to buy a Rebel Pop-R at Bennies. We went down to a local fishing hole where a bunch of people were fishing. On the way told my father not to stop to get shiners and that I was going to use the popper. He essentially said "thats not fishing" but took me anyway. We pulled up along side an older fellow using night crawlers who had a bucket full of sun fish for dinner. The gentleman saw me with the popper and said "what you need to do is get yourself some nightcrawlers". I threw the very first cast on the end of lily pads. pop pop....pop. pop pop ...pop ....pop pop SPLASH... I brought in a 3.5-4 pound large mouth to the amazement of both the stranger with the sunfish on the menu for dinner as well as my father (the fish was well over 6 pounds by the 4th time my father told the story). I grabbed the bass, took the hooks out, gave it a kiss and said "go tell your grandma someones been picking on you" and let it go (once again I'd been watching Jimmy Houston). Both my father and the stranger lost their minds.

From there I was hooked. Spending most of my weekends looking for places to fish from land that no one would ever thing of fishing. Golf courses were my go to. Pulled some big fish out of those small ponds all while dodging golf balls. Later on in life I got a canoe and started fishing private ponds, golf course ponds and swamps, with trips to the lakes region of NH sprinkled in. I now have  Bass Tracker 175XT and try to get out every weekend. I have only been a CO in tournaments and would like to get into that a bit more often before getting out on my own.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on May 27, 2015, 06:39:22 PM
@Brazzy Great little bio. Thanks for adding it  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Mr Q on June 05, 2015, 10:50:10 AM
   Hello gang! I'm Bill and I caught my first  LMB while trout fishing at a local stocked lake back in the early 70s. After no success that day with salmon eggs and corn, I tried a night crawler and soon landed a 4 pound bass. That was it - I was hooked (pun intended) and read all I could in magazines/books on LMB (no computers back then) that fall and by the next spring I was out testing what I learned reading. I was amazed at how well the info worked and was soon a LMB addict and have been one to this day. I've slowed down some with fishing, now being 67, but still love the sport. Over the years I have shared my fishing knowledge with others and they too became bass addicts in short order.

   And my biggest LMB? A 14 pounder on a grape jelly worm from shore at a nearby cranberry reservoir in Carver, MA (now closed to the public). And I believe the NE U.S. record (15 lbs 8 oz.) was caught there back in the 70s though a nearby pond was listed to keep the honey hole secret.

   p.s. Who's the oldest and youngest member here???
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: swamp hawgs on June 05, 2015, 10:29:01 PM
im mike. ive been fishing since i was 3years old! im currently 25. so thats 22 yrs.  i won that kids tournie. THANK MOM!!!!! i grew up on the ocean!  i do everything! fly fishin,ice fishing,freshwater and salt. i live in SE MA.  i grew up fishin the smaller ponds in my town.  the ocean is my backyard.

biggest largie is 7.1 caught on a jig in a small pond in march, ice still on the pond and snow on the ground. biggest smallie 4.5 caught on a tube jig on the cape.
biggest striper was 32lbs caught on a mackerel
i fish almost everyday, single and no kids.

im a slower presentation fishermen. jigs,swimbaits,plastics,tubes drop shot.

fishing is therapy, if didnt fish i wouldnt be alive today. had some issues back in the day. fishing saved my life.  fishing is an addiction, therapy. fishing is my life
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: swamp hawgs on June 05, 2015, 10:30:00 PM
Hey guys,

My name is Ray Tuholski and I'm from Marshfield, MA. I'm 45 and I've been fishing for nearly all my life. My introduction to fishing was through my father (also named Ray) at a little place called The Claybanks in Bridgewater. Over the years, I fished everywhere from Lake Erie up to Mactaquac. I also had the honor of working for the late, great Paul Smietana.

Currently just fishing from a canoe or the back of Dad's boat. Haven't done any tournaments in a couple years but that may change this year. Anyway, I hope to pick up some more knowledge here and maybe meet some new fishing partners.

DUDE WE ARE NEIGHBORS!!! I LIVE IN MARSHFIELD MY ENTIRE LIFE!!!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on June 06, 2015, 04:29:36 PM
Glad to have all of the new members here with us  ;D  o/
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: BeaverBass on July 20, 2015, 06:13:53 PM
Hi all,
New here, just found the sight today. Im definitely looking forward to swapping info and stories with other locals.  I'm from northwest Ct, and  have been doing quite well at local ponds, and on the housy above falls village for smallies.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on July 21, 2015, 10:55:53 AM
@BeaverBass Welcome to the site! Glad to have you here with us :)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: MaineBass on November 13, 2015, 12:05:14 PM
 Hello,
 My name is Nate. I grew up in Maine bass fishing and continue to fish Maine as much as I can. I currently live in Vermont and bass fish there a lot as well. I fish around 100 times a year specifically targeting bass. Don't really enjoy fishing for other species most of the time. I am a member of a bass club and do fish a few tournaments every year. Most of the time I am targeting big largemouth. I begin fishing each year as soon as the ice goes out and keep on fishing until boat can not break through the ice anymore.  I had scanned through the site a coupe times and decided to sign up. Looking forward to hearing some stories, learning new techniques and hopefully find a fishing partner or two along the way.
Nate
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Eric-Maine on November 13, 2015, 04:42:58 PM
Welcome aboard Nate. I live in Maine and fish in Vermont sometimes 
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on November 13, 2015, 07:50:47 PM
@MaineBass Welcome to the site Nate!

Glad to have another Maineiac here with us  ;D
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: renko on February 10, 2016, 01:01:03 PM
Hey everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Ryan, I am 23 Years old and live in Charlestown, RI. In the past I have read a lot of forums but not actually posted, this year I want to get involved and meet some awesome people, learn a lot and also share my knowledge as well!

A little about myself; I was grew up in Western Mass most of my life, fishing with my dad both freshwater and saltwater. At 18 I moved to Middle Tennessee for 4 years to go to school and spent as much time bass fishing as I did in the classroom. I became obsessed with bass fishing and I fished every chance I got. Eventually I felt confident enough for tournaments and got on the FLW BFL tournament trail as a co-angler and made it to the Southeast regional championship on my first year. Anyways, I have recently moved back to New England, still fish the Northeast BFL's as a co-angler (though the drive is MUCH further now). Last year I spent in the Boston area and now I'm in Rhode Island. I do not own a boat but have a fishing kayak, so if anyone wants to get out on the water together then let me know! Or if anybody knows of any kayak tournament trails in RI I would love to do that as well. I mainly target largemouth, but after fishing Oneida Lake this past summer in a tourney, I'm still hooked on those Smallies  :thumbup: Anyways, I look forward to a great year of fishing, and wish everyone tight lines this spring (hopefully sooner ;) )

Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on February 10, 2016, 01:14:33 PM
@renko Welcome aboard, Ryan! Glad to have you here with us  :)

I'd love to hear about your experiences as a non-boater for the BFL tourneys. Maybe you can start a thread and share some of your experiences with us  :yes:

Living in Charlestown, you're not far from Watchaug Pond, Wordens Pond and Tucker Pond. All very good fisheries!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: btdubs93 on April 11, 2016, 07:36:59 PM
Brand new to the forum.

My name is Bryan and I am from the Hopkington area, MA. I am 22 years old and I have fished my entire life, but the past 3-4 years have started to take it more seriously. I fish primarily for LMB and have recently started SMB since I go to school in NH near some great smallie lakes. I do have a boat- I decked out a 14ft jon a couple years back and have it set up with finders and motors. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done. I also fish from a kayak fairly frequently. I have never been a member of a bass club or anything like that, but it is something that I have thought about because there is a LOT I would like to learn.

Other than fishing I am an avid skeet and sporting clays shooter. Between fishing and shooting there is not much time or money left over for much else haha.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 12, 2016, 02:24:22 PM
@btdubs93 Glad to have you with us!

Feel free to ask as many questions as you want here. We're more than happy to answer them  :nod:
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Woodseye on January 15, 2019, 09:20:11 AM
Hello to everyone! Name is Dave but username is woodseye?.got that from all the years of game camming. 69 years old now and starting to feel it, grew up on the Chesapeake bay in Maryland fishing the Susquehanna River from the tailrace to the flats. A shallow draft alum. tracker with a pitchfork in front of the prop young crazy and fun times!A passion for stripers and buck hunting, started coming to Maine in 1964 for the bucks and moved here in 1994. Hunting only for quite a few years till my son got me back into fishing 3 years ago, built a small light lowe alum boat with raised frt casting deck-depth finder-trolling motor-anchor mate-swivel seats-removable floor and everything it took to make it easy to launch and trailer in current, wind and shallow water. We tow it in with a Toyota 4x4 and fish in spots we don't see too many other fisherman....if any. My bass fishing experience hasn't been long but we learn more every trip, as a sidebar we catch crappie up here on 5" stick baits that make them Maryland crappies look tiny. Hope to move my personal best large and smallmouth sizes up...?.be checking in from time to time, just ignore any of my posts that seem dumb  :o I'm just getting the hang of the forum and bass fishing in general. Thanks woodseye
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Joe P on January 15, 2019, 09:28:33 AM
Welcome Woodseye!

You are blessed to have grown up fishing the Chesapeake and now fishing in Maine!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Woodseye on January 15, 2019, 09:37:28 AM
Thanks Joe good to be here, hard to beat a nice striper or hybrid in that awesome current......sometimes end up half mile down the river during the battle!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on January 15, 2019, 11:54:57 AM
Glad to have you here with us, @Woodseye  o/

Sounds like you've had some great times over the years. Good for you  :thumbup:

Not sure where in Maine you're located, but no matter where you are, the fishing is usually pretty awesome!
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Woodseye on January 15, 2019, 12:04:37 PM
Near Dexter as you go toward Dover. Real nice country for hunting or fishing.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: ShoreAngler on April 09, 2019, 04:22:25 PM
Can never seem to find people to fish with or forums in New England, until today!

Hey all!

My name is Jamie. I'm a 43 year young divorced father of 3 living in Rhode Island. Up until about 2 years ago, I spent most of my fishing time in my Pelican canoe. Sadly, that had to go when I left my marriage. Now I am basically stuck fishing from shore. I don't really mind, as fishing is fishing to me, but I really miss being out on the water hunting those hawgs. Hopefully, that will turn around at some point, and I'll wind up with another floating device..lol.

Anyway, I've been fishing since I was a boy, but still consider myself a novice. It's only in the last few years that I got more involved, done more research, and invested in some good gear. I'm not a bass snob, I'm just as happy catching a sunfish as I am a bass, but my main focus while fishing is bass. Heading out this Saturday to kick off the new season, but I'll be staying FAR away from the mobbed areas of trout hunters. I'll stick to my honey holes and see what I can drum up. Worse case, I sit out by the water with a strong coffee, and a sweet cigar. :)

Look forward to poking around here.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 09, 2019, 04:25:07 PM
@ShoreAngler Welcome to the site! Glad to have you here with us.

Sadly, Social networking sites like Facebook have put a hurt on a lot of the smaller forum-based sites. But we're still here, alive and kicking!

What part of New England do you live in?
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: ShoreAngler on April 09, 2019, 04:26:23 PM
Oops, just updated my location. I'm in Rhode Island. I live out of my van, so I'm  basically a nomad. However, my kids and girlfriend keep me in the Woonsocket/Lincoln area.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 09, 2019, 04:29:52 PM
Oops, just updated my location. I'm in Rhode Island. I live out of my van, so I'm  basically a nomad. However, my kids and girlfriend keep me in the Woonsocket/Lincoln area.

Ahh, OK. RI is loaded with great fisheries, even though some of them can get a little crowded sometimes. If you hand here enough, you'll find people who don't mind sharing a boat with others from time to time  ;)
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: RIMainuh on April 23, 2019, 01:26:43 PM
New Guy here - Moved up to Bowdish Lake in Chepachet RI about 2 years ago and have been Bassing the lake for 2 summers. I'm a frequent on Ice Shanty forum in the winter and have been trying my hand at summer bass. Grew up in Dedham, Maine Hunting and Fishing. Now that I live up in the "Alaska of Rhode Island" I feel right at home again. Hope to keep the updates coming on my regular forays out and around the area.
Title: Re: Who's who
Post by: Curt - RI on April 23, 2019, 02:52:43 PM
@RIMainuh Welcome aboard! Glad to have you here with us.

I also lived in Maine for a spell when I was a teenager, and my dad is a native Mainiac  (giggle)

Looking forward to reading your posts here!