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Messages - Curt - RI

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Gorillas in the mist.
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:40:22 AM »
Now that's a beast! Nice job  :thumbup:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Pickerel, or lack thereof
« on: June 07, 2021, 09:08:09 AM »
A decline in the Pickerel population would be a good thing in most lakes, in my opinion. They breed like rabbits and overtake shallow lakes in a matter of just a few years.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Skinny Girl
« on: June 05, 2021, 07:26:33 PM »
Gotta love those frog bites!!

The Hawg Forum / Re: CT Trout season.
« on: June 03, 2021, 08:43:59 AM »
It seems these days that everything is upside down. This whole Covid thing made people crazy with their decisions when it comes to new laws and regulations.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Maine trip
« on: May 28, 2021, 06:43:03 PM »
Looks like a good trip overall!  :nod:

Boating Forum / Re: Trailer Woes
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:58:22 PM »
Is it all weeded up yet?

Not sure. We didn't fish. Just did the transfer of the boat from the old trailer to the new one.

The water was very low, though, so it is very likely pretty weedy by now.

Boating Forum / Re: Trailer Woes
« on: May 24, 2021, 04:05:14 PM »
Which boat ramp is that in the pic?

Chapman Pond, in Westerly.

Boating Forum / Re: Trailer Woes
« on: May 24, 2021, 02:40:08 PM »
Looks like a nice trailer  :thumbup:  No brakes i assume?

Thanks Joe! It seems well built and it will never rust.

No brakes. They were optional, so I chose not to get them.

Boating Forum / Re: Trailer Woes
« on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:40 AM »
Oh ya, one final note.

I had them customize this trailer for me.

They typically come with only two bunks. But I wanted my boat to be fully supported, so I had them add the second pair of bunks on the outside of the center bunks.

I took lots of pics of my old trailer, and gave them lots of measurements so they'd know where the bunks should be located.

I also had them upgrade the lights to LED, as well as having them add a keel roller on the rear crossmember, so I can use that to support my motor toter while transporting the boat.

Over the weekend, I began doing some of my own tweaks on the trailer, including transferring the transom tie-down straps from the old trailer and installing a new metal license plate bracket (to replace the plastic one that came with it).

I'll be doing a few more things to it this week, so I'll post pics when they're done.   :yes:

Boating Forum / Re: Trailer Woes
« on: May 24, 2021, 10:33:11 AM »
I finally got my new trailer!

I picked it up Friday at around noon. I pulled it home and got a few other things done, then I began the process of prepping it for my boat.

The total setup time was somewhere around 3 hours. There was a lot of measuring and adjusting of the bunks, since this is an aftermarket trailer that's built to handle a wide range of boat styles.

By the time I was done though, with some help from a good friend, we had it tweaked and my boat sitting pretty on it.

The boat sits much higher on this trailer than the old one, since it isn't custom designed for the boat. But it rides and handles like a dream. No swaying. No bouncing. And best of all, no rusted or cracked frame  :nope: (giggle)

And to break it in, I took the boat fishing and landed some nice bass that evening   :yes:

Launching and loading were painless.

Northeast U.S. Fishing Reports / First Night Fishing Trip of 2021
« on: May 24, 2021, 09:57:28 AM »
Got out Friday night for a few hours.

The skies were mostly cloudy, with a steady breeze of 5-7 MPH the entire evening.

Water temp was just over 72.

The bite was intermittent, but I landed 5 bass in roughly 4 hours, with this one being the best, at a tad under 6 lbs.

Got it on one of my own spinnerbaits.

The next biggest was 2 3/4 lbs., also caught on a spinnerbait after dark.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Poll Regarding Your Personal Best Bass
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:16:40 AM »
I have 2 personal bests for LMB.

My personal best outside of RI was caught in California in 2005. It weighed 9 lbs. 14 oz. I caught it on a 6 inch Senko on the California Delta.

My RI personal best was caught on a Musky Jitterbug at Night, in early September of 1989. It weighed 9 lbs. 2 oz.

The Hawg Forum / Poll Regarding Your Personal Best Bass
« on: May 19, 2021, 10:58:32 AM »
Let's have some fun and talk about what bait landed our personal best bass!

After you vote, post below and tell how you caught it on that bait  :)

Northeast US Lake Conditions / Re: Water Temperatures
« on: May 17, 2021, 01:25:47 PM »
72 is crazy for this time of year!

Looks like later in the week is supposed to get warm, so they will just keep climbing.

And, ya, we need rain badly. The ground is already dry and dusty. Not good for this time of year.  :nope:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Post Spawn??
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:45:14 AM »
Nice job.

I actually caught post-spawn bass last weekend too. While others were still busy doing their bed thing.

With the warmer weather that's moving in, look for the spawning to peak soon!

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