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Boating Forum / Re:My Winter Project - New Photos Jan 14
« on: February 18, 2003, 06:00:13 PM »
Charles, maybe you can post the photo(s) here too, so everyone else can see what you mean :)

The Hawg Forum / Re:Has this ever happened to you?
« on: February 18, 2003, 08:50:53 AM »

must have been the good ol' kill switch ;D

I think we've all been there at one time or another!

I'll add my own tales of woe later today... right now, though, I have to go dig out from the snow storm  :o

The Hawg Forum / Re:License Fee Hikes!
« on: February 16, 2003, 07:23:19 PM »
Joe, what did RI resident licenses go up to?


The Hawg Forum / Re:Who's who
« on: February 15, 2003, 10:36:08 PM »

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Re:Browsers???
« on: February 11, 2003, 08:01:33 PM »
Charles, a firewall is one of the best things you can have if you have cable or DSL for internet connectivity :)

Yours is a software firewall...  mine is hardware.

I use a Cable/DSL router for protection. It isn't 100% foolproof, but it works pretty well because it hides my home PC network from the rest of the world. All that can be seen is my router, which is configured not to respond to any requests at all!

What is cool is that behind that router I have a home network with 5 PCs and 2 Windows 2000 servers ;D

The PCs all connect to the high speed cable connection through the router and we are able to share files and printers throughout the house.

On my two servers, I have extra hard drives for storage that can be accessed from any PC in the house. I also use the two servers for DNS servers to the internet and one runs an FTP server so I can access all of my stuff from anywhere in the world ;D

Just a little of what you can do when you have a router and a few PCs!

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Re:Browsers???
« on: February 10, 2003, 10:48:51 PM »
Joe, I'm currently using IE 5.5 SP2. I have Netscape 4.75 installed as a secondary browser for testing purposes. I used to use Netscape exclusively, but gave it up for IE when it became apparent that Netscape had fallen behind IE in its technology.

I did try Mozilla, at your suggestion, but I found it to be less than what I expected, especially with regard to how it interprets pages vs. IE. Things in Mozilla looked slightly out of place when I viewed my own pages.

I hate to do it, but I am going to stick with IE for lack of anything better available (just my opinion).

Thanks for the suggestion though ;D

The Hawg Forum / Re:Who's who
« on: February 08, 2003, 01:40:21 PM »

Glad to have you as a participant here :)

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 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

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Re:Board Question?
« on: January 28, 2003, 07:51:08 PM »

this is a software bug. It is about the only bug left that I have not been able to fix yet.

I hope to have a fix soon, but there are a ton of other things that are higher on my priority list right now  :-\

Please bear with me on this one while I attempt to get it worked out.


And yes... it happens to me too  :o

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Re:Cameras
« on: January 27, 2003, 07:01:44 PM »
Hey Matt, Nice Fish ;D

Tell us a little about it....

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Heat Wave Today...
« on: January 26, 2003, 09:10:44 PM »
We actually broke the 30 degree mark today. The first time in more than a week!

Just a tease, though.... supposed to drop back down again in the next 24 hours and put us back into deep freeze  :'(

Can't wait for Spring!

General Non-Fishing Chatter / Cameras
« on: January 24, 2003, 10:46:48 PM »
I have been playing around with my digital camera recently, trying to get used to taking close-up shots of lures and some lure components. It took me a while, but I think I finally got the hang of this "close-up" thing!

I am also trying to get used to the "self timer" feature, which will come in handy for getting shots of fish I catch when there is nobody else in the boat with me.

Just curious as to how many other people have digital cameras and, if you do have one, do you take it out with you whenever you go fishing?

I try to remember mine, especially during tournaments, but I want to get more in the habit of taking it with me all the time this-coming season :)

Boating Forum / Re:My Winter Project - New Photos Jan 14
« on: January 21, 2003, 06:36:05 PM »
Hey Steve, Looking Good!   :D

Thanks for posting the new photos... before you know it, you'll be able to do a "How to add a livewell to your boat" documentary on the web!

The Hawg Forum / Re:Slider Rigs
« on: January 21, 2003, 05:35:07 PM »

I used the Slider Worms quite a bit several years back. They are an awesome little bait that will sometimes get bites when nothing else will! I still use them at times when the bite gets really tough.

I fish them on a 6 ft. medium action spinning rod with 10 lb. line.

I alternate between using the slider heads and just a 1/0 Tru Turn hook with a 1/16 oz. bullet weight.

As for presentation and retrieve? I normally fish them just about like any other worm. Cast it out, let it sink on a semi-slack line, use a lift & drop retrieve.

Some people will swim them slowly, but my best bites have always come using the lift and drop.

Here is a tale of what the Slider can do:

I was fishing a 35 boat tournament on one of the local lakes that I know fairly well. In this particular tourney I was fishing from someone else's boat, from the back.

We weren't doing so well, with only a few small fish in the boat. We moved to a new spot where there was a rock jetty sticking out quite a ways into the lake. There were a couple other boats that had just finished fishing this jetty and were slowly working their way down the shore. My partner didn't want to bother fishing it because others had just been there, but I convinced him to pull up anyway. As we approached the very end of the jetty, I cast out a black Slider worm and let it sink. It never made it to the bottom. I set the hook and was met with a very large amount of resistance on the other end :)

The fish pulled like a freight train and like a dummy I neglected to back off on the drag. This cost me about a 6 lb. fish by allowing my line to pop like thread :(

About 10 seconds later the fish cleared the water and attempted to throw the slider worm and hook that were securely buried in its jaw. This happened a few times, which gave a us a good look at what I had just lost.

Another time I was fishing alone, just for relaxation. I was fishing near a small rock pile that holds some decent fish from time to time. I threw another 4 inch black out there from several different angles with no takers. I switched to a Slider and got bit almost right away. I caught another fish on the Slider and then switched to a ringworm, just for the heck of it. Nothing...

I switched back to the Slider and got bit again in the very same spot where I had just gotten no bites with a different bait.

Just a couple testimonies ;D

The Hawg Forum / Re:fishing rod eye repair kits?
« on: January 20, 2003, 07:03:14 PM »
Cliff, was it the tip that you replaced or one of the guides on the middle of the rod somewhare?

I'm sure Ray Z can give you some sound advice, since he's pretty much our Hawg Forum Rod Building Expert ;D

Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / Pachaug Ice Tournament?
« on: January 19, 2003, 05:46:31 PM »
Originally posted by Sparky:

I heard that there is an Ice fishing tournament on Pachaug Pond this coming Sunday, 1/26/2003.  If anyone has more info, please post it. Thanks.


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