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The Hawg Forum / Re: Combatting tough fisheries
« on: July 01, 2020, 09:31:06 PM »
Time on that lake is the biggest thing you can do to get better and to gain confidence on it. There is no substitute for it!

Northeast US Lake Conditions / Re: Lake Water Levels
« on: July 01, 2020, 10:32:48 AM »
Nice river fatty!

Nothing fights like a river bass  :o

Northeast US Lake Conditions / Lake Water Levels
« on: June 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM »
With the lack of rain these last few weeks, local lake and river water levels are dropping like rocks!

Most of the lakes I have been to in the last two weeks are already down almost a foot below normal levels!

If we don't start getting some rain on a regular basis, some lakes will become tough to launch in very soon.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Cold front curveball
« on: June 14, 2020, 01:38:19 PM »
Sounds like a great day!!  :thumbup:

Fishing Photos Forum / Re: Got a Good One Yesterday!
« on: June 12, 2020, 02:18:01 PM »
@Joe P a 4-6 on a frog is a great fish for sure!!

@Mitz Definitely spawned out. It had a bit of a belly from eating well, but not that usual pre-spawn gut that bigger bass usually have.

Still more than happy to have caught this one though!  :yes: 

Fishing Photos Forum / Got a Good One Yesterday!
« on: June 11, 2020, 07:56:28 PM »
I landed this nice one yesterday evening, before it got dark.

This fish fought like a beast all the way into the net!

Weighed in at 5.35 lbs.   :nod:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Don't trust the weather man
« on: June 07, 2020, 09:23:19 PM »
@toadhunter I'll PM you in the near future so we can pick a location soon!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Don't trust the weather man
« on: June 05, 2020, 06:58:31 PM »
@toadhunter We need to fish together again sometime soon!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Don't trust the weather man
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:09:01 PM »
Sounds like a great day!  :thumbup:

Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / Re: wednesday night trail
« on: June 05, 2020, 12:07:58 PM »
For my sunday club, we are doing it on the water, in a cove or somewhere off the main area.

That's the same thing my club will be doing with out CT tourneys. RI tourneys are STILL suspended  ::)

Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / Re: wednesday night trail
« on: June 05, 2020, 09:58:44 AM »
It'll be interesting to see how everyone handles weighing fish for tourneys now, since it can't be done at the ramps.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre frontal fishing
« on: June 01, 2020, 03:48:12 PM »
@Brazzy Great story!!

Many years ago I was fishing in Maine with @bezerk

It was late August and it was dog days hot. A front blew in and the sky got darker and darker. We could hear thunder off in the distance, but the fish were on fire!

We kept fishing the hump we were on and caught smallies until our arms hurt, but then the air got dead still, and we started hearing clicking noises. And then our mono line started floating in mid air!

We got out of there as fast as we could, and 10 minutes later the skies opened up and it poured buckets of rain.

That was as close to a lightning strike as I ever want to get. So I never stay out that long these days. But the catching sure was crazy!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre frontal fishing
« on: May 30, 2020, 09:38:36 AM »
Thanks @Curt - RI That seems to put those missing pieces of the puzzle together. Totally makes sense.

@metz12 You're welcome. Glad to help  :nod:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre frontal fishing
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:02:38 PM »
Pre-frontal fishing is conditional. Let me explain.

If there is a front moving in, such as clouds, a breeze, etc., with rain on its heels, it can be seriously good fishing. But, there have to be certain conditions met for that to happen.

First, the front has to come in on after at least a few days of stable, sunny weather. If there has only been one day, or maybe two days of sunny weather, the pre-frontal phenomenon won't happen.

Second, if the situation meets the conditions mentioned above, the lake you're fishing can matter. Some lakes are better than others in pre-frontal conditions. Only time and experience on several water bodies will show you which lakes are better.

Third, even on bodies of water that fish well in pre-frontal conditions, specific areas of the lake may fish better than others. There might be specific shorelines, flats, points, etc. that produce better than others, over and over again, while other areas leave you fishless and scratching your head.

By far, though, the very first thing I mentioned above is the single biggest factor. The longer period of stable weather we've had prior to the front moving in, the better the pre-frontal fishing will be.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Evinrude ends motor production.
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:54:18 AM »
I was shocked when I saw this, too. Very sad for sure.

I've had Evinrudes, Mercs and a Yamaha. The Evinrude was only a 40 HP on my first Tracker boat. It was a good little outboard, but the Yamaha is by far the best outboard I've owned.

It's good that you got your newest one when you did!!

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