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The Hawg Forum / Aaron Martens
« on: Today at 02:19:02 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!

Lure Making / Re: SpinGill
« on: Today at 10:58:48 AM »
Looks good!  Just don't fish it in Pike waters  ;D

The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 03, 2020, 11:30:36 AM »
@Zero Thanks for posting these. My guess is that Watchaug Pond ramp will be open.

Now we just need to know when they plan on opening trout waters .  Hopefully they announce something next week!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 03, 2020, 09:16:22 AM »
No callback from Burlingame yet. Not surprising.

Probably no one there, might be closed?

The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 01, 2020, 11:02:20 AM »
@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.

It's not real clear.  They said all parking areas will be closed, would think the ramp area is included?

The Hawg Forum / Re: Opening Day?
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:28:43 AM »
@Zero Thanks for sharing this. RI should have just done what CT did. Now they will have a debacle on their hands  :facepalm:

Yep, they blew it!     

I'm hoping that we will just be able to fish. All beaches and state parks are closing Friday.  I would think that means Watchaug will be closed ?

The Hawg Forum / Re: Toad Hunter isolation challenge
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:43:39 AM »
I hope to get out some this week.  Weather has been crappy and windy the last week or so  :P

Looks good mid week to the weekend  8)

The Hawg Forum / Re: Stay at Home Order
« on: March 29, 2020, 10:40:57 AM »
Yeah, kind of confusing.  She orders the stay at home ban and the next she says is you can go outside and go for walks, but to avoid crowds?

No crowds on my boat  ;D

Fishing Tackle Q & A / Re: Floro to braid knots!
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »

The Hawg Forum / Re: CT Opening Day Launched Early
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:20:48 AM »
I am still holding out to get my CT Licence to see if they dont require one! 

It clearly states in the article that all licensing and rules remain in effect!   They won't give up that money...

The Hawg Forum / Re: CT Opening Day Launched Early
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:56:47 AM »
Hopefully RI does the same!

The Hawg Forum / Re: CT Opening Day Launched Early
« on: March 25, 2020, 09:52:26 AM »
Can you fish Candlewood all of April now? Used to shut down for 2 weeks.

Yes, all CT waters are open  :thumbup:

Fishing Tackle Q & A / Floro to braid knots!
« on: March 21, 2020, 11:21:40 AM »
I've been using the FG knot for a while now with great success. it does take some practice to tie but i have it down pretty good.

Came across this video for the Shin Fukae knot and it looks fairly easy and fast to tie. Might have to try it out!

The Hawg Forum / Opening Day?
« on: March 19, 2020, 11:07:20 AM »
With everything pretty much shut down i wonder if the state would consider cancelling opening day?
Some places attract hundreds of people that are fishing elbow to elbow!

This virus is taking a toll and i think it's only the beginning  :P

The Hawg Forum / Re: Here Comes The Rollercoaster Again!
« on: March 16, 2020, 12:29:14 PM »
Yeah...but no real cold stuff so that's good !

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