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The Hawg Forum / Re: The ole switch-aroo
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:43:17 AM »
Way to go!! Having the option to switch it up is sometimes a good thing!  :yes:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Finally warming up??
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:11:55 PM »
Ya, we're finally there!

I have yet to see any beds, although I'm sure they are happening right now. I just haven't been in the right places at the right time.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Jon boat trailer?
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:09:49 PM »
Honestly, with a Crawdad, you can just look for a used small flatbed trailer. I picked one up a few years ago that a guy had for sale for $100, just down the road from me. Has a tilt bed too!

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: May 20, 2020, 09:31:00 AM »
I just scraped the bottom in a cove and it took the skeg right off.

Well, that's not good! Hopefully they will improve the material so they don't break as easily.  :yes:

I love the way all the wiring is hidden

Sounds like some good planning went into this part of it. Definitely a good idea  :thumbup:

with the remote pedal there's no big loop of cables to get caught up on

So, is the foot pedal wireless? If so, what powers it?

the Dakota lithium batteries are sick

Gad to hear you like them, @tritonmike !! The price is still way out of reach for me, but at least I know they're a good product  :thumbup:

Thanks for posting your feedback on it so far  :yes:

The Hawg Forum / Re: A slllloooowwww April
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:19:11 AM »
This has been a wacky year when it comes to the weather. April was the coldest and windiest I have seen in my entire life, no exaggeration at all.

It seems like things are finally settling down a little now, so look for the bass fishing to pick up nicely, too!

The Hawg Forum / Had a Blast Yesterday!
« on: May 17, 2020, 06:24:48 PM »
I got to meet up with @toadhunter yesterday and do some fishing!

We've been trying to get together to fish for two or three years now, but it never seemed to work out until yesterday.

We had a blast fishing from his boat.

The highlight of the day was this beautiful pre-spawn female, caught in a foot of water on one of my own spinnerbaits.

Thanks, @toadhunter We'll have to get together again sometime  :thumbup:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Battery Stuff
« on: May 11, 2020, 01:21:58 PM »
There is another trick where you can clean the Lead plates with Vinegar and Baking soda

That will work for lead acid batteries, but not for AGM batteries, since they are sealed.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Battery Stuff
« on: May 11, 2020, 10:31:49 AM »
Luckily I turned in a junk battery I had in the garage. I think it was from my lawn mower.  (giggle)

Way to go, @Mitz  (giggle) :thumbup:

A core is a core!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Wind is good for big-uns
« on: May 08, 2020, 08:55:33 AM »
Nice job, @toadhunter  :thumbup:

Wind can make the difference between a terrible day and one that you remember for years to come!

The Hawg Forum / Re: Can non-residents fish in Maine?
« on: May 05, 2020, 10:26:20 AM »
I don't have a house or rental there

@toadhunter OK. Then that makes it nearly impossible to do.  :'(

@Joe P is right. Not worth risking getting into serious trouble right now.

Boating Forum / Re: Made the move to Ultrex
« on: May 04, 2020, 08:22:31 PM »
@Bob W - RI Looks great. He did a nice job  :thumbup:

The Hawg Forum / Re: Can non-residents fish in Maine?
« on: May 04, 2020, 03:53:51 PM »
@Curt - RI , they are leaving their 14 day quarantine in place till July.

Not sure what you mean by that. Does it mean that anyone coming into the state of Maine has to quarantine for 14 days before leaving their dwelling?

If so, and a person comes solely for fishing and has no interaction with others, shouldn't that suffice?

The Hawg Forum / Re: Can non-residents fish in Maine?
« on: May 04, 2020, 11:40:20 AM »
@toadhunter I believe Maine is open to non-resident anglers. I know someone else who went there over the weekend to fish.

The Hawg Forum / Re: Finally warming up??
« on: May 01, 2020, 04:06:12 PM »
The last two weeks have been horrible for me also, whenever I have managed to get out.

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