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The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre frontal fishing
« Last post by toadhunter on Today at 07:54:26 PM »
@metz12 , I totally agree with Curt, three days is absolutely the magic number. As far as your "tough" day, it seems we might be i different stages of the spawn. I went to a pond the other day with overcast, fog and mist, thought I was gonna crush them but it was slow, it seemed like post spawn. When I went to a lake down the road it was on. 
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Pre frontal fishing
« Last post by Curt - RI on Today at 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.
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The Hawg Forum / Pre frontal fishing
« Last post by metz12 on Today at 06:14:50 PM »
So you hear everyone talking about getting out on the water before a storm rolls in, and how its great, the fish are feeding like crazy and you throw anything into the water you are going to get bit. I never seem to do well before a front moves in. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? Yesterday I decided to take the boat out to one of my favorite places in CT to see if I could put anything together before the rain storm moved in. Well I got there with all the confidence in the world, it started to fade the longer I fished. I did manage a couple fish, and one on the hollow body frog which really makes me happy. (Only my 2nd frog bass, and I am slowly starting to get the hang of learning it. Its also quickly coming to be a favorite method of mine too.) But, I didn't really slam them hard. Talked with one guy at the ramp before the rain set in, and he caught the crap out of them so he said. One 6, and one 3lber and 8 other "Keepers". The body of water I was at certainly can produce those fish, but I definitely can see how someone can stretch the truth. Especially the type of guy he seemed to be with the glitter boat and cutting me off at the ramp to load his boat before me.

Anyways, to make a long post a bit longer, Do you guys like fishing pre frontal conditions? Are you in the same boat as me that dont produce as well as others say? Its always been weird for me. I just seem to do better in a stable weather pattern for some reason.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Evinrude ends motor production.
« Last post by Curt - RI on Today at 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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The Hawg Forum / Evinrude ends motor production.
« Last post by Joe P on Today at 09:31:57 AM »
Was kind of a stunner this week when Evinrude announced they were ending Etec & G2 production!


I've never owned any other brand of engine, always had Johnson or a Rude on my boats. My current G2 is my favorite so far.
I have 7 more years of warranty left, hopefully that gets honored if i need it. They claim they will and will still make the parts for them.


it's kind of sad to see them go after such a long history in the boating world  :(
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Stanford Baits Boom Boom Frog
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 28, 2020, 04:46:21 PM »
Thanks @Brazzy  :thumbup:
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Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Stanford Baits Boom Boom Frog
« Last post by Brazzy on May 28, 2020, 04:26:11 PM »
Figured I would bump this up as frog season is upon us and I have already boated a solid frog fish that absolutely choked this frog. The real reason is that Fred Roumbanis recently posted a photo of this frog (its his frog) on Instagram and he let out a small nugget on info I figured I would share.

Question from bucketmouthbromley: "Whats the bowl between its eyes for?"

Fred replied: "If you fish heavy matted vegetation you can add BBs for weight then gorilla glue the hole on the bottom. You'll poke a hole in that spot between the eyes for pressure release. Kind of a secret deal. But since you asked."

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The Hawg Forum / Re: The ole switch-aroo
« Last post by Curt - RI on May 24, 2020, 08:43:17 AM »
Way to go!! Having the option to switch it up is sometimes a good thing!  :yes:
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The Hawg Forum / The ole switch-aroo
« Last post by toadhunter on May 23, 2020, 02:51:12 PM »
Luckily my buddy was able to pick me up with his truck today. We fished two ponds and the first was slow so we switched ponds and tripled our catch. Some times the ole switch-aroo is a good thing.
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The Hawg Forum / Re: Finally warming up??
« Last post by metz12 on May 23, 2020, 10:01:12 AM »
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.

When I went to the swamp of Westerly the other day, I unhooked my buddies frog from a tree, and I saw what looked like the makings of 2 beds. Another friend I know that fishes a lot from his kayak is seeing some spawning/post spawn fish in the small ponds around. Which doesn't surprise me. Bigger bodies of water are still hanging around in the low to mid 60s though from what I hear.
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