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Forum: Fish Tales 05-01-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,164
Posted By The Hairy Beast
It was a good opening day. The fourth...

It was a good opening day.

The fourth Saturday in April is the start of pond fishing season in New Hampshire. It’s also very close to this Beast’s birthday.
Traditionally the Beast eschews...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-11-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,299
Posted By The Hairy Beast
We get a decent herring run on the Seacoast -...

We get a decent herring run on the Seacoast - salmon falls river, lamprey, winnicutt, cocheco, exeter river - all of them swell up nicely in late may and june. They're great striper bait when...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
I don't troll for salmon so I can't speak from...

I don't troll for salmon so I can't speak from experience, but it seems to me that trolling is a bigger commitment than fishing docks and rivers - especially if you trailer and launch your boat. I...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-01-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Rain will get the river flowing and hopefully...

Rain will get the river flowing and hopefully bring in some salmon.
Forum: Fish Tales 04-01-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
That's just what I was told, of course fishermen...

That's just what I was told, of course fishermen are known for their accuracy when it comes to reporting a catch....
Forum: Fish Tales 04-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Trollers did great - my buddy Ron got 10. His...

Trollers did great - my buddy Ron got 10. His friend mike got 24! Alton Bay was a wasteland from the docks (I see steve put up three pictures of me and my chins - thanks). I got skunked and gave up...
Forum: Fish Tales 03-31-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Been tying flies all day, This is like Christmas...

Been tying flies all day, This is like Christmas eve for grown men!

The Go-to Guy:

http://cdn.stripersonline.com/2/2a/600x450px-LL-2a7856a4_100_4695.jpeg

And his brothers:
...
Forum: Fish Tales 03-31-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 19,884
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Sweet rig! Come by Alton and I'll give you a fly....

Sweet rig! Come by Alton and I'll give you a fly. As usual I am too excited to sleep. It's like Xmas eve for guys.
Forum: Fish Tales 03-31-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,811
Posted By The Hairy Beast
First light, one hour before sunrise. That would...

First light, one hour before sunrise. That would be 5:27 am Sunday April 1st. (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=68)
Forum: Fish Tales 03-24-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,811
Posted By The Hairy Beast
AMEN! I got ahold of F&G at the beginning of the...

AMEN! I got ahold of F&G at the beginning of the week and asked: "I've been following the ""Ice Out" thread on Winnipesaukee.com. Alton bay is ice free as of today and with the warm weather...
Forum: Fish Tales 03-22-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 13,811
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Aw shucks, I thought nobody noticed! Matt,...

Aw shucks, I thought nobody noticed!

Matt, I'll be out there next Sunday on April first. Come by and introduce yourself, I'll be the corpulent fellow in a brown Cabela's cap. Me and my buddy Trav...
Forum: General Discussion 03-08-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 162,043
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Not last spring but the year before (2010) I...

Not last spring but the year before (2010) I think there was no ice in Alton bay for opening day. I went up to fish the Merrymeeting side of the stone bridge a few times in March (for rainbows) and...
Forum: Fish Tales 02-29-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,862
Posted By The Hairy Beast
I was thinking of fishing the Merrymeeting side...

I was thinking of fishing the Merrymeeting side of the stone bridge Saturday - got no kids. Interested?
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,416
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Beautiful! I think F&G may open the lake early to...

Beautiful! I think F&G may open the lake early to open water fishing this year. Pray for rain...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,417
Posted By The Hairy Beast
I like yours better!

I like yours better!
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,417
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Here's a couple of cute ones from Saturday, up by...

Here's a couple of cute ones from Saturday, up by the Board:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/Mongeaux/Winni%20Derby%202012/bride1crop.jpg
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,053
Posted By The Hairy Beast
The ice is out at Downings almost to the same...

The ice is out at Downings almost to the same degree as March 28 last year.

March 28 2011:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v111/Mongeaux/dwhn.png

vs

February 16 2012
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
I have mixed feelings. I'm really pleased that...

I have mixed feelings. I'm really pleased that out of hundreds of photos submitted to the Union Leader, F&G chose mine, and others liked it enough to publish it - in PRINT - no less, not just cut and...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Hmmm...maybe the Chamber Of Commerce

Hmmm...maybe the Chamber Of Commerce
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Well I asked F&G about it on tuesday, via...

Well I asked F&G about it on tuesday, via Facebook. here's what they said:

NH Fish and Game: Hi Beast - That photo was submitted to an online photo contest that Union Leader held last summer.
...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
You mean like those brochures they stack in bins...

You mean like those brochures they stack in bins at rest stops? geez, I wonder where else its gotten to?
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
I didn't know until last friday night when I...

I didn't know until last friday night when I showed up to my friend's place in Moultonborough. My buddies were gathered around a fire pit they build every year and when I came over, Craig (the guy in...
Forum: General Discussion 02-16-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,742
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Winni Derby 2012 Pink Rainbow Preview (video)

We had our usual blowout in Moultonborough last weekend, I am still sorting pictures but I have one vid and a few pics ready, so I thought I'd put up a few.

This is a rainbow caught by a young...
Forum: Fish Tales 01-06-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,647
Posted By The Hairy Beast
Nope, they were wading the river, casting...

Nope, they were wading the river, casting upstream and dead-drifting wooly buggers tied on a #16 hook. it's called "Nymphing". This time of the year all the action is on the drift, not the retrieve....
Forum: Fish Tales 01-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,647
Posted By The Hairy Beast
You got that right, brother! A couple of my...

You got that right, brother! A couple of my buddies hit the Newfound on new years day with flyrods, they did well:
...
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