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Forum: General Discussion 11-18-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,411
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: 709
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: 1,902
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: 1,075
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: 7,935
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: 673
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: 11,537
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: 3,026
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: 1,622
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: 65
Views: 5,910
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: 4,411
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: 3,106
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...
Forum: General Discussion 07-01-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,819
Posted By MikeF-NH
Had to add this picture to the list of beautiful...

Had to add this picture to the list of beautiful sunrises. I took it back in April while heading out for salmon and it was so breath-taking (and I've seen many Winni sunrises) that I had to take the...
Forum: Fish Tales 07-01-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,315
Posted By MikeF-NH
Largemouth prefer different bottom structure than...

Largemouth prefer different bottom structure than smallies. Largemouth like muddy, weedy, woody structure...smallmouth like rocky/sandy structure and tend to be deeper in summer. Both like docks and...
Forum: Boating 07-01-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By MikeF-NH
Welcome to the site. That is a great service for...

Welcome to the site. That is a great service for new boaters as the boaters cert courses are easy to get but practical experience is more diffucult.

Two pieces of constructive criticism for your...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 05-28-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By MikeF-NH
Dan, I would also recommend checking in with...

Dan, I would also recommend checking in with Sheps or any other local Whaler dealer. I would expect more personalized responses from a local dealer than perhaps the corporate folks.
Forum: Fish Tales 05-20-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,434
Posted By MikeF-NH
This weekend was the Winni Derby Salmon/Lake...

This weekend was the Winni Derby Salmon/Lake Trout event so there were probably more fisherman than you are used to seeing which might explain why you had never noticed this before.

Fisherman are...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,132
Posted By MikeF-NH
I've rented a place on Caitlin Shores Drive in...

I've rented a place on Caitlin Shores Drive in the bay several times. It reminds me of the shoreline in Melvin village with a shallow/gradual slope from 2 feet to 5 feet that goes out a few hundred...
Forum: Boating 04-28-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,554
Posted By MikeF-NH
Over the past several years I am probably one of...

Over the past several years I am probably one of the first boats on the lake (at least that I see). In general anything put on the ice by ice fisherman will be drifting during the days following ice...
Forum: General Discussion 04-21-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,393
Posted By MikeF-NH
Looking forward to your report Dan. I thought I...

Looking forward to your report Dan. I thought I was an early season risk taker but you have definitely set the bar by getting out to Welch literally just as the ice opened a small path. I...
Forum: Fish Tales 04-13-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,272
Posted By MikeF-NH
I don't fish from shore but I know a lot of...

I don't fish from shore but I know a lot of people fish from docks around alton bay. I'm not sure which ones are open to public though. If I were to guess, I would guess that many are using shiners...
Forum: General Discussion 04-12-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,393
Posted By MikeF-NH
anyone with eyes on Alton Bay....any chance ice...

anyone with eyes on Alton Bay....any chance ice is out to Sandy point by tomorrow morning???
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,393
Posted By MikeF-NH
Chaos, any updated pictures from Alton Bay? I'm...

Chaos, any updated pictures from Alton Bay? I'm hoping for ice to pull back to Sandy Point and I will be on the water Friday. I think it would take a small miracle. A nice start would be rain and no...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,393
Posted By MikeF-NH
the rain has ice in many cams looking very dark...

the rain has ice in many cams looking very dark gray. I am certain many areas still have over a foot of ice but the color is similar to what it looks like when we begin to see cracks or openings in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 83,393
Posted By MikeF-NH
I'm hoping the 13th estimate is spot on also. I...

I'm hoping the 13th estimate is spot on also. I have that day off and expect to spend the entire day trolling the big lake. Even if not officially declared Ice Out...I regularly am able to troll many...
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