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General Non-Fishing Chatter / When Boxes Look Like This
« on: January 30, 2019, 01:57:54 PM »
I got a new box in the mail today from Amazon. Inside the box was a new KastKing Spartacus Reel.

The shipping box looked perfect. The product package did not  ::)

Seriously?? I'd like to know what they did to this box before they packed it up for shipping. Then again, maybe I don't want to know!

Either way, this one's on its way back to Amazon and a new one is already on the way to replace it.  :yes:

The Hawg Forum / If It Was Spring Already...
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:00:32 PM »
If it was Spring already, we'd all be bass fishing in the woods!!

The rain this winter is crazy, and everything is extremely high, no matter where I look. Can't even imagine what the water levels will be in the Spring if this keeps up and we have normal Spring rains  :facepalm:

The Hawg Forum / Extra Set of Eyes On The Way
« on: January 20, 2019, 04:19:36 PM »
Well, after putting it off for the last few years or more, I finally ordered my first pair of prescription glasses today  :o

I've been using readers for several years, but lately it's gotten to the point where even stuff in the distance is blurry  :crying:

I despise the idea of wearing glasses full time, so I will be getting fitted for contacts soon.

None of this will alleviate the need for reading glasses, but at least I will now be able to see people's faces clearly if I see them from a distance, instead of squinting.

Can't stop the aging process, I guess  :nope:

The Hawg Forum / Well, That Was a Bust!
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:33:44 PM »
So much for Winter storm Harper!! Wimped out here in RI for sure.
A whopping 1 inch of snow, which is now gone, thanks to massive amounts of rain.And the 30+ MPH winds they were predicting? Didn't happen. At least not yet anyway. :nope:
Gotta say that I'm not disappointed at all.
Now, let's see if the temps drop the way they predicted. Supposed to hit the low single digits tonight and tomorrow night. Gonna be a big sheet of ice tomorrow if that happens!  :facepalm:
On the bright side, the days are getting longer and there are only 60 days until the first day of Spring!  (giggle)

The Hawg Forum / Happy New Year!
« on: January 01, 2019, 10:26:57 AM »
Happy New Year, gang!

Here's to hoping that 2019 brings you the biggest bass of your lifetime  :nod:

The Hawg Forum / Merry Christmas!!
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:33:55 AM »
Here's wishing my fellow Hawg Forum members a very Merry Christmas. I hope it's an enjoyable day for all of you  :nod:

Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Top 5 Tackle Buys of 2018
« on: December 22, 2018, 10:42:37 AM »
I put together a Top 5 tackle buys compilation for 2018.

You can check it out here:

The Hawg Forum / No White Christmas
« on: December 21, 2018, 11:48:53 AM »
Doesn't look like a white Christmas this year!  :nope:

58 degrees here and high winds, with heavy showers thrown in for good measure.

December is almost gone, with only January and February left before March rolls around.  :yes:

The Hawg Forum / Not Long Now!
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:30:10 PM »
Only 89 days until Spring!!  (giggle)

Fishing Tackle Q & A / Looped Wire Spinnerbaits
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:55:26 PM »
@toadhunter I think it was you that mentioned a trick to keep the line from wrapping around a looped eye spinnerbait. I think it was a rubber band or an O ring.
If it was you, what's the trick??

I've also heard of people using an O ring or some other kind of material to prevent open eye spinnerbaits from spreading apart and bending so easily.

Anyone hear of this or try it??

Ice Conditions / Ice Conditions 2018/2019
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:25:29 PM »
Well, we have our first ice of the season already  :crying:

Chapman Pond in Westerly is ice covered already. The ice isn't safe, but it is iced in.

I also noticed ice on one of the small saltwater ponds that I drove ny today, as well as the various marshy areas nearby. Way, way too early for this!  :yes:

Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Quantum Escalade Spinning Rod Review
« on: November 13, 2018, 12:48:09 PM »
I posted another new review over at Tackle Test recently.

This one's for a new spinning rod I bought back in late May or early June.

You can check it out here:

Fishing Tackle Q & A / Has Anyone Tried These Hooks?
« on: October 26, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »

I'm looking at trying some new wide gap worm hooks and these caught my eye.

Eagle Claw Lazer Sharp EWG w/Keeper

They are a medium wire hook, so I know they won't work well in heavy cover, but they should be good for 90% of the soft plastic fishing I do day to day.

I like the new style bait keeper to keep the soft plastics from sliding down on the hook shank.

Has anyone else tried them?

Also, what hooks do you prefer for soft plastics on a day to day basis for fishing open water and up to light/medium cover, where there isn't a lot of risk of your hook bending if you hook a good fish?

Northeast US Lake Conditions / Wordens Pond Dock
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:58:46 PM »
Not sure when it happened, but the old dock at Wordens Pond has been replaced with a newer floating dock.

The old dock was pretty much useless. This is much better.  :yes: 

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