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Forum: General Discussion 07-27-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,828
Posted By MikeF-NH
It is good that you feel intimidated in being new...

It is good that you feel intimidated in being new to the lake. That suggests a healthy level of respect. I love the Dow/Whortleberry area and that section of the lake does seem small compared to the...
Forum: Fish Tales 06-15-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,569
Posted By MikeF-NH
Guys, I try to let these statements go but I will...

Guys, I try to let these statements go but I will once again drop my 2 cents. The last two times I talked to derby organizers, they said less than 200 salmon come to the weigh station each year. Yes...
Forum: Fish Tales 05-20-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,164
Posted By MikeF-NH
HC, the numbers of Derby fish caught seem similar...

HC, the numbers of Derby fish caught seem similar to what I see in a typical derby in a single day(mid-30s per DAY not uncommon). However this year, mid-teens is my total catch for the entire derby....
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,626
Posted By MikeF-NH
seeing cracks on the ice off Rattlesnakecam and...

seeing cracks on the ice off Rattlesnakecam and large chunks floating on other cams. Ice is beginning to move and its pretty windy out there now. I expect much progress this week.
Forum: Fish Tales 04-13-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,164
Posted By MikeF-NH
Hey Dan, just to clarify on the instructions you...

Hey Dan, just to clarify on the instructions you sent...you mentioned that only fish that are kept should be measured.....I'm guessing this means "record ALL fish caught but only measure those that...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,626
Posted By MikeF-NH
looking at the islanders 2002 webcam on Bear...

looking at the islanders 2002 webcam on Bear Island looking back at Sheps, do my eyes deceive me or does it look like a boat is now at the dock that looks like it broke through the ice all the way...
Forum: General Discussion 04-10-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 42,626
Posted By MikeF-NH
does any one have any pictures or info from Alton...

does any one have any pictures or info from Alton Bay (not the west Alton cams)? Its been a few years since there has been a cam at the south end of the lake and I'm looking to see how far back the...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,164
Posted By MikeF-NH
Thank you for kicking this off Dan! This is a...

Thank you for kicking this off Dan! This is a great example of sportsmen giving back to this great fishery. I'm hoping everyone who wets a line joins in. Good luck all this season and get those...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By MikeF-NH
I expect someone will open an "Ice Out Watch"...

I expect someone will open an "Ice Out Watch" thread shortly so we can build on speculation but I suspect my Ice Out guess is in the ball park and we will see ice out in about 3 weeks.

that said,...
Forum: Boating 02-10-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By MikeF-NH
...so you can buy the rack space (valet) for...

...so you can buy the rack space (valet) for 9K...I assume there is also either an annual or per splash fee for the actual valet services...correct? Do you know what that is?

I think Sheps also...
Forum: Boating 02-06-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,496
Posted By MikeF-NH
While my boat is a bit smaller, I don't consider...

While my boat is a bit smaller, I don't consider launching and towing to be big obsticles. The time to/from is a bit of a hassle (I'm from your general area). It would be a bit more convenient to...
Forum: Boating 01-31-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By MikeF-NH
remember that your chime will be underwater not...

remember that your chime will be underwater not riding the water line so that should buy you some more space. I had no problem in summer running my old Lund 1650 Classic side console under but have...
Forum: General Discussion 01-09-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,379
Posted By MikeF-NH
The problem with most gun control debates is that...

The problem with most gun control debates is that neither side realises that there is REASONABLE middle ground so we get this intense polarization of solutions: ban all guns from everyone or give...
Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By MikeF-NH
I think Sandwich like many small "out of the way"...

I think Sandwich like many small "out of the way" towns is a beautiful small community. However, if you have never lived in an isolated community like this consider how far you have to drive for...
Forum: General Discussion 11-10-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,087
Posted By MikeF-NH
It has traditionally been the second Sunday in...

It has traditionally been the second Sunday in November (Salmon Sunday). Unless they changed it I would expect it is still the case. If I find a current link I will post it.

I found this link:...
Forum: Boating 10-23-2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,849
Posted By MikeF-NH
The run from Lees Mills through MB and past the...

The run from Lees Mills through MB and past the Graveyard is probably some of the most challenging waters on the lake to navigate. A good GPS, a copy of the Bizer and common sense will get you...
Forum: Boating 09-17-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,830
Posted By MikeF-NH
two good stretches of the Saco (behind Main st in...

two good stretches of the Saco (behind Main st in North Conway and starting at Saco Bound are also nice paddles. Be careful with the rain coming in...all rivers may become much different paddles this...
Forum: Boating 09-12-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,263
Posted By MikeF-NH
I have a similar reservation to you 8gv. I have a...

I have a similar reservation to you 8gv. I have a 15.5 canoe with a newer 40 # thrust minnkota electric trolling motor that has been registered ever since I got fined a few years back for using it...
Forum: Fish Tales 09-09-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,331
Posted By MikeF-NH
I've been out jigging one day per week for the...

I've been out jigging one day per week for the past three weeks. Caught "several" each time out with yesterday being the slowest day for me. I was suprised however to catch a decent rainbow jigging...
Forum: Boating 08-25-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,280
Posted By MikeF-NH
two years ago I had my then-new boat docked at...

two years ago I had my then-new boat docked at Channel Cottages (which is a fantastic place to stay by the way and none of this is their fault) in late Spring and watched a constant barrage hit my...
Forum: Fish Tales 08-23-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,788
Posted By MikeF-NH
Just a quick correction...culling is illegal in...

Just a quick correction...culling is illegal in NH. Derby participants found with live fish are disqualified from the derby. The people running the derby have also done a great job of communicating...
Forum: Boating 07-28-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,580
Posted By MikeF-NH
I made my dual choice boat choice to be a Lund...

I made my dual choice boat choice to be a Lund Crossover 1875. For many on this forum...an 18 footer is too small for the lake but I have never felt it was too small. I adjust for the conditions and...
Forum: Boating 07-28-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,676
Posted By MikeF-NH
Last week I was on vacation and rented a place...

Last week I was on vacation and rented a place near the west end of Sallys Gut. I typically avoid the Weirs area at all costs because of the amount of traffic and behavior of boaters in the area but...
Forum: Boating 07-06-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,271
Posted By MikeF-NH
I tend to be very passive in terms of giving way...

I tend to be very passive in terms of giving way and almost always let the other boat stand on. That said, I also review rules as a refresher every so often and noted in the document I read recently...
Forum: Boating 07-05-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,388
Posted By MikeF-NH
There are SO many ramp horror stories and they...

There are SO many ramp horror stories and they never seem to grow old BUT I do have to say that I launched yesterday (July 4th) fully expecting the usual group of yahoos at the ramps and on the water...
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