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Volume II - Issue #1
Saturday, January 15, 2000

Table of Contents:
     I. About the Newsletter.
    II. Editors Corner
   III. Free e-mail at
   IV. Baitshop Specials
    V. New This Month
   VI. Fishing @
  VII. Coming Soon to
 VIII. Funnies
   IX. Stats
    X. Close   XI. How To Unsubscribe


I. A Quick Note about the Newsletter

If you would like to advertise in this newsletter, contribute an article, fishing story, good joke, or have any other comments please let us know by emailing us. We always like to hear from you, and this is more a forum for you than it is for me - just like the site. I ride herd, but it belongs to all of you! So have a voice and send us your best always knew you should be a writer....


Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?


II. Editor's Corner

Welcome to the Turn of the Millennium! As we all know, the millennium actually changes this year, and we enter the new one on January 1st, 2001. We are looking forward to a great year, and I hope you are too.

Now then, please excuse me for my lack of updates to the site the last month or so. I have been working on the Detroit Auto Show, and although they haven't beaten me to has been close. :-) I will be hitting the site hard and heavy over the next couple of weeks so you should be seeing the changes and updates coming fast and furious. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I am working on all kinds of updates and changes for the site that will be coming down the pipe for the rest of the winter in an effort to be prepared for the Spring fishing and camping frenzy. So keep your eyes open, and keep coming back often!


"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?


III. Free e-mail at

That's right, free e-mail. for free. This is free web-based e-mail that you can check from any computer any where in the world. Full featured and very easy to use.

So, come in and sign-up to get your name, and/or your business name What better way to let the world know where your from and where you do business than with a Lake Tawakoni e-mail address.

To set up your free account, go to:


Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. --- Erma Bombeck


IV. Baitshop

Monthly Special

The new baitshop is in beta test mode and will soon be open to you, the public. We are aiming at a grand opening end of February, first of March so be ready to order some bait and go fishin'! Feel free to stop by our current baitshop and check out the products that will be featured in the new baitshop.

Every month - as determined by the issuance of the newsletter - we'll be running a baitshop special. All you need to do is put the words "newsletter special" in the comment section of the order form, and this month you will receive a free card of four (4) Stinkbait worms. Do not, repeat, DO NOT, include the bonus amount in the order box. This newsletter special will be included for free with your order because of your entry in the comment field.

If you would be interested in being part of the beta test for the new baitshop to provide me with some feedback please let me know by email and I will reply with a link so you can have a look.

As always your comments are needed and welcome. So if you'd like to give us some input on the baitshop, please feel free to e-mail us and speak your mind.


Because I'm a guy, I can be relied upon to purchase basic groceries at the store, like milk, or bread. I cannot be expected to find exotic items like "Cumin" or "Tofu." For all I know these are the same thing. And never, under any circumstances, expect me to pick up anything for which "feminine hygiene product" is a euphemism.


V. New This Month

Just a quick review of what we have added to the site in the last month. Ok, it is a quick review of what we added last month since I've been really busy outside of the site this month. But we have quite a few new subscribers this month so we will call this a review for them. :-)

The Community Boards

Have you had a look at the new Community Discussion Boards yet? Well you certainly should! Ask questions, find answers, post a free classified ad, all now available. Take a look, and don't forget to send me your feedback so I can make it better for us all.

The Pet Cradle - we want to welcome The Pet Cradle to the family. Breeder of fine Manx cats. To find out more about the Manx breed and view pictures of the current litter go to:


Q. Why do women have smaller feet than men? A. So they can stand closer to the kitchen sink. (sorry if this offends, but it made me giggle.)


VI. Fishing @

Added This Month

In the Fishing Pages:

We added a new guide to the fishing pages this month! So welcome, Dennis States to the community. Now you have even more choices on the site for a guide to take you out and catch the big one!

Solunar Theory at - We are proud to now offer you Solunar Calendars and Tables that are accurate to within a minute specifically for Lake Tawakoni. Not familiar with Solunar Theory? Then be sure to check out this new feature on the site.

In the Fishing Tips Pages:

Tips on winter fishing for Largemouth Bass, Tournament "shortcuts", Shallow cracking the docks, Winter jigging spoons, and much more. I try to add new tips every week, so keep checking back!

Fishing Message Boards

We have changed the format of our message boards to offer you more choices and an even better forum for your thoughts. If you haven't checked out the new community boards please do. Sign in and speak your mind. We're all listening!

As before, every month we will be giving away free Rusty's Bait to a random poster on the fishing message board in the Community Pages. So, post good, post often, and have a great time!

Tip of the month:

Fishing tips from fishing guide Gene Snider. You will also be able to find all of Gene's tips in the Fishing Tips pages on the site.

January 2000

Most fishermen believe that January is a month you have to fish deep to catch fish. This is not necessarily the rule when fishing for Bass.

I believe that in January bass and bait fish alike start to move towards shallower water to feed and prepare for their pre-spawn move into the mouth and the backs of the coves. Look for windy main lake points and banks also small creek channels with 10-foot banks to fish during the middle of the day and concentrate on calm main lake banks and points the last few hours before sundown.

This bite will always be better the last hour or so before sundown. A good rule of thumb to go by is if you have been catching them deep and your best deep holes stops paying off, its time to head to shallower water. Remember these fish will be scattered this time of year, but you will find that on the average the size of these fish is well worth the effort.

Good fishing.

Gene Snider
Adventures on Lake Tawakoni

Find this and many more tips and tricks at If you have any tips or tricks for the site please e-mail them to Lake Tawakoni Online.


Good: Your son is finally maturing
Bad: He's involved with the woman next door
Ugly: So are you


VII. Coming Soon to

  1. Know Your Fish Pages. Pages with pictures and descriptions of all the major fish species at Lake Tawakoni. You can't tell a striper from a crappie without a program. (grin)
  2. Texas State Park page. A page that highlights information about the newly opened Lake Tawakoni State Park.
  3. Hunting at - a comprehensive hunting section much like our fishing pages...rules, regs, tips, tricks, and more!
  4. Pay by credit card for advertising and bait and tackle from the baitshop...coming soon.
  5. Changes to make the site more Netscape friendly and to allow for a better banner advertising package.
  6. Don't forget to get your FREE e-mail address at This will also allow you to post to the community boards Sign up, let the world know you love our lake and then let the Lake Tawakoni online community hear your voice on the discussion boards, and post your classified ads for all the world to see.

All for FREE! All of this and more coming down the pipe at the site. Come back and see us!


Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.


VIII. This Months Funny


A young couple, just married, were in their honeymoon suite on their wedding night. As Emma undressed for bed, the husband (who was a burly bruiser) tossed his pants to his bride and said, "Here, put these on."

She put them on and the waist was twice the size of her body. "I can't wear your pants," she said.

"That's right," said the husband, "and don't you ever forget it. I'm the man who wears the pants in this family!"

With that, she flipped him her panties and said, "Try these on." He tried them on, and found he could only get them on as far as his kneecap.

He said, "Hell, I can't get into your panties!" She said, "That's right and that's the way it's going to be until your damn attitude changes."


Q. Why did they cancel the MSU Christmas party?
A. They couldn't find three wise men or a Virgin.


IX. Stats

Stats for the Lake Site
October 11 - November 11, 1999

Average Hits Per Day: 266
Average Page Views Per Day: 58
Average Unique Visitors Per Day: 18
Average Banner Exposures Per Day: 32

As you can see, you should be advertising on the site. The worst it can do is bring you a little more business. To find out about advertising on the site, go to:


When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?


X. Closing (Special Deal Below)

Well, thank you for subscribing to the newsletter, and making it through this issue. Look for it to come again to your mailbox sometime around the 15th of December. I'll try to keep it interesting, and please feel free to send me your comments, advertising, and/or articles. I promise to review every one I receive for inclusion in the newsletter and the site. As I said above, this is more your newsletter and your site than it is mine.

Now, because you stuck with it, a special deal just for you. A free ad - commercial or classified - in the next newsletter. Just e-mail the ad content to Lake Tawakoni Online and include the subject line "Newsletter Special".

This is a newsletter only special, and is only good if I receive the ad before February 10th. So hurry and get it in. This newsletters distribution is currently 160 people and growing daily.

Again thank you for your support, and let us know if there is anything we can do for you.


"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house." --- Zsa Zsa Gabor


XI. Unsubscribe Message

This is the Newsletter issue #2. Let me thank all of you who have subscribed and say that if you are on this list by mistake and you would rather not receive it hit reply then send and we will take you off of the list. We do not like or condone Spam of any kind!

On the flip side, please feel free to forward this newsletter to anyone you think might find it interesting. If you would be one of these interested people, you can subscribe to this newsletter by registering at

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