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The Hawg Forum / Re: Aaron Martens
« on: Today at 02:52:15 PM »
Just read where Aaron suffered a serious seizure while fishing yesterday.
His mother posted that they found a brain tumor and he'll have surgery tomorrow  :(


Hoping he pulls through alright!

I had read earlier today that he'd had a seizure, but I hadn't seen anything about a brain tumor. I hope all goes well for him.

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Lure Making / Re: SpinGill
« on: Today at 10:10:02 AM »
Looks great! Will definitely be interesting to see how it works out.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:58:15 PM »
Based on my past experiences with running tourneys at Watchaug, the boat ramp is definitely not part of the state park, since every tournament permit I ever pulled for Watchaug included a special note instructing me that if I wished to use the picnic area parking lot for overflow parking, I would need to contact the park directly to get permission to do so.

Based on this and the other info posted here, it's safe to assume that Watchaug Pond boat ramp will be open as soon as they open up the trout waters.  :yes:

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:01:52 AM »
@Zero Thanks for posting these. My guess is that Watchaug Pond ramp will be open.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 03, 2020, 10:06:34 AM »
Probably no one there, might be closed?

Ya, my thoughts exactly. Let me see who else I can contact to ask about this. More to come...  :hmm:

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:47:18 PM »
No callback from Burlingame yet. Not surprising.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:16:38 AM »
It's not real clear.  They said all parking areas will be closed, would think the ramp area is included?

I believe the parking areas they referred to were those for the state parks and beaches. But to be sure, I have called Burlingame State Park and left them a message. I will wait and see if they call me back or not with more info.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 01, 2020, 10:07:40 AM »
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All beaches and state parks are closing Friday.  I would think that means Watchaug will be closed ?

@Joe P , that's a good question. But since the boat launch isn't part of the park, it just might still be open.

On another note, I got word from RI DEM today that all April tourneys are canceled.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:51:49 PM »
o Opening Day of the trout-fishing season will not occur on its traditional date, which in a normal year would occur Saturday, April 11. DEM is still working out a plan to modify Opening Day. As soon as we have a plan in place, we will announce it.  -_-

http://www.ri.gov/press/view/38051


@Zero Thanks for sharing this. RI should have just done what CT did. Now they will have a debacle on their hands  :facepalm:

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Toad Hunter isolation challenge
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:35:13 PM »
Oh, I also fished Fridat afternoon for a while. Two small keepers.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Stay at Home Order
« on: March 29, 2020, 02:34:11 PM »
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No crowds on my boat   ;D

None on my boat either, @Joe P  (giggle)

Even with two people, we can stay more than 6 feet apart  :nod:

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The Hawg Forum / Stay at Home Order
« on: March 28, 2020, 07:29:06 PM »
As of this afternoon, RI is now under a mandatory stay at home order, until April 13.

The order mentions that going outside for exercise is acceptable. So, I'm assuming that being on a lake, away from people is also acceptable. I guess we will find out  (giggle)

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Toad Hunter isolation challenge
« on: March 28, 2020, 07:26:51 PM »
I managed to get out this afternoon from 3:30 till about 5:15. One bite, came unbuttoned almost immediately. Nothing else for my efforts. :nope:

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All,
Due to the new guidelines set by the governor of limiting gatherings to 5 people or less until APR 30TH, CT DEEP is cancelling all tourny permits during that timeframe. As such, the Pachaug Ice Breaker has been canceled.

Thanks for letting us know.

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The Hawg Forum / Re: Toad Hunter isolation challenge
« on: March 27, 2020, 06:15:14 PM »
@toadhunter Thanks for doing this!  :thumbup: :thumbup:

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