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Messages - Curt - RI

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Forgotten fish
« on: October 20, 2021, 05:24:41 PM »
That's a fatty! Nice job  :thumbup:

The Hawg Forum / Re: My first tackle show!
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:41:57 AM »
Sounds like a great idea and a great event!

Not sure if I'll make it there, but you just never know!  (giggle)

The Hawg Forum / Re: Techniques and tactics for fall
« on: September 26, 2021, 04:56:31 PM »
Most of the techniques that work during summer months will also work in the fall; most soft plastics, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, bladed jigs, weedless jigs, etc.

As water temps start to drop into the lower 50s and down into the 40s, you'll want to start switching things up a little, depending on how deep the water is where you fish.

Clearer lakes can be targeted with jerkbaits, smaller soft plastics and lipless crankbaits. Location is everything, so pay close attention to where you fish within a lake as much as what you fish with.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Jonhson's Pond?
« on: August 27, 2021, 12:00:44 PM »
It was on the news last week the owners lowered the water so much that boats were sitting in the mud.

There's an ongoing lawsuit about the water level being to low!

This isn't the first time this has happened. And I bet it won't be the last. Every once in a while the owner seems to want to flex his muscles as a reminder about who owns the lake!  :facepalm:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Back on the quality bite
« on: August 15, 2021, 12:15:50 PM »
Nice fish!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Humble Pie
« on: August 07, 2021, 04:54:29 PM »
Today was tough. We found the bite nonexistent early, but it got better as the morning wore on.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Fish in the forest
« on: July 30, 2021, 10:33:42 AM »
Definitely no drought this year!

Nice fish  :thumbup:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Fish in the forest
« on: July 19, 2021, 01:24:15 PM »
I spend a LOT of time on Google Earth. @Curt - RI

@toadhunter I'm sure you do  :nod:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Fish in the forest
« on: July 18, 2021, 07:19:33 PM »
That's really cool! Wish I had some areas like that to fish  ;D (giggle)

The Hawg Forum / Re: Better quality lately
« on: July 11, 2021, 07:08:50 PM »
Now a beaver is something that I would never, ever want to hook into  :o

The Hawg Forum / Re: Better quality lately
« on: July 07, 2021, 07:12:35 AM »
Those are definitely some nice fish!

I think the fish are trying to figure out what the heck is going on with the weather  (giggle)

Lure Making / Re: Happy 4th of July Weekend!
« on: July 04, 2021, 09:24:49 AM »
Happy 4th of July, everyone!  ;D

Nice looking bait, @metz12  :nod:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Get the Fishmonkey off my back.
« on: July 01, 2021, 04:25:53 PM »
the pads were popping on her initial run

I bet they were! Always a heart-pounding experience when that happens  (giggle)

The Hawg Forum / Re: Maine tour
« on: July 01, 2021, 04:22:50 PM »
@thirsty Sounds like a great trip overall!

Soft Plastics are tough to beat this time of year just about anywhere  :nod:

Boating Forum / Re: Used trolling motor
« on: July 01, 2021, 04:19:22 PM »
Used trolling motors sell like hotcakes. I recently sold a used Minn Kota Maxxum that I replaced with a new Fortrex.

The Fortrex was listed on FB Marketplace one evening and was claimed that same day, being picked up the next afternoon.

With your boat, you don't necessarily need an Ultrex with Spot Lock. More thrust would help to hold you in place, albeit not as convenient as Spot Lock.

Spot Lock is especially great if you fish water that's deeper than 8-10 feet regularly.

For me, I opted to install Talons on my boat instead, since the vast majority of the fishing I do is in water less than 10 feet deep. That's just my personal preference, though, while others may prefer the Spot Lock option.

For me, because I spend a lot of time in shallow lakes with lots of rocks, I would not want to have a trolling motor trying to hold me in place on a rocky flat with 10+ MPH winds blowing  :nope:

I would much rather have the Talons down, holding me absolutely still, with no chances of it drifting and crashing into those boulders, destroying transducers and/or that very trolling motor that's supposed to hold me in place.

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