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Volume II - Issue #2
Monday, February 14, 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 a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?


II. Editor's Corner

Happy Valentines Day!!

First off, a hearty welcome to all of the new subscribers to the newsletter. This has been a good month for the newsletter, and I just want you all to know that we are very happy to have you on board.

I've been working really hard on the site since the last newsletter, even though most of the changes are programming changes vs. cosmetic changes. There are lots of new things and new advertisers, so make sure to check things out and make sure your not missing anything!

We have also taken out a number of print ads this month for the site, a trend that will continue throughout the year. If your not advertising with us now, better get on the stick to get the low prices we now have going. As the traffic increases, so will the advertising costs. Lock it in low now!

I'm feeling good about where the site is, but I am also feeling like I'm running a bit behind on some things. I'll keep doing my best, and thank all of you who have taken the time to let me know that you like the site. It really means a lot.

Well, read on, and enjoy. I hope you'll all check out the new things on the site and as always, please let me know if there is anything I can help you with or that you would like to see on the site.


What's the difference between a fish and a piano?
You can't tuna fish! (ed. sorry, I had to do it.)


III. Free e-mail at

Most of you who are receiving the newsletter are already aware of our free email addresses, but for those who aren't, check it out. Full featured email (yourname @ that you can access from anywhere. And its free!

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:


"When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." --- Elayne Boosler


IV. Baitshop

Grand Opening!!

That's right, the new baitshop is now open to the public. We are redesigned, lower priced, and accepting credit cards through our secure server. All we need now is for all of you to buy a little bit of Rusty's bait, cause I know if you use it once, you'll keep coming back for more. Hey, I use this stuff, and I'm here to tell you it'll catch you fish...pretty good time of year to be stocking up for the pre-spawn too....

Monthly Special

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 free shipping with your order. So, order big, and I'll get the shipping.

NOTE: The free shipping will only be reflected on the final invoice you are emailed when your order is processed. Ignore the shipping cost that shows up when you submit the form.


Because I'm a guy, I don't think we're all that lost, and no, I don't think we should stop and ask someone. Why would you listen to a complete stranger--how the heck could HE know where we're going?


V. New This Month

Just a quick review of what we have added to the site in the last month.

The Community Boards The Community Boards are bigger and better than ever! Every topic now has not only the discussion board, but also has a Java chat room with it. So, if anyone is interested in hosting a community chat, just let me know and we'll get it set up and advertised!

Free Classified Ads We've taken the classifieds off the community boards (yea) and moved them to a program of their own. So now you don't even have to be a community member to place a classified ad. Check them out and let me know what you think. Gets Web Awards! That's right, I am pleased to announce that the site is beginning to get some recognition for a job well done. Check out some of the awards that we have gotten in the past two months. More to come - I hope!

More Merchant Listings and Categories! More and more local merchants are beginning to get their basic ads posted, so check out the new guys, and get your premium ad now so you can stand out in the crowd!


How do you know when a woman is about to say something smart? When she starts her sentence with "A man once told me..."


VI. Fishing @

Added This Month

In the Fishing Pages:

Solunar Theory at - The February Calendar is up and waiting on you, the March calendar should be up within the next week. Tight Lines!

In the Fishing Tips Pages:

Crankbait Making 101
Raising Earthworms
Deadly Lure/Leader Combo
Plastic Worm Rigging

Check out not only the new tips above, but all the tips in our fishing tips pages.

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!

All right all you fishermen out there, I'm offering free bait here, all you gotta do is speak your mind, offer a tip, give a fish story or brag a bit! Come on now, you have nothing to loose!

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.

February 2000

Lipless crankbaits and spinnerbait's during February are popular on just about every Lake in Texas. Like most bass fishermen, I prefer to cast these baits with a medium action rod due to the ease of casting and if a fish is just sucking at the bait you seem to have more hookups.

Try this next time your working either of these baits with a slow retrieve and you can feel the fish nudging your bait every now and then but you can't seem to get a hookup try switching to a medium heavy action rod. The stiffer rod will let you feel your bait a little better and it will help detect your strikes faster and with the stiffer rod you get a better hook set if the fish are pushing the bait at you.

Good fishing.

Gene Snider
Adventures on Lake Tawakoni
Adventures on Lake Fork

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 studies a lot in his room
Bad: You find several porn movies hidden there.
Ugly: You're in them


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.

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. Changes to make the site more Netscape friendly and to allow for a better banner advertising package.

5. New Advertising Order Form on the secure server so you can order and pay for all you advertising online with your credit card.

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


Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.


VIII. This Months Funny

(A Valentines Day Special)

Country Style Romancin'

Kudzu is green, my dog's name is Blue, And I'm so lucky to have a sweet thang like you.

Yore hair is like cornsilk, A-flapping in the breeze. Softer than Blue's, And without all them fleas.

You move like the bass, Which excite me in May. You ain't got no scales, But I luv you anyway.

You're as graceful as okry, Jist a-dancin' in the pan. Yo're as fragrant as SunDrop, Right out of the can.

You have all yore teeth, For which I am proud; I hold my head high when we're in a crowd.

On special occasions, when you shave yore armpits, Well, I'm in hawg heaven! - I'm plumb outta my wits.

And speakin' of wits, You've got plenty fer shore. 'Cuz you married me, back in '74.

Still them fellers at work, They all want to know, What I did to deserve such a purty, young doe.

Like a good roll of duct tape, Yo're there fer yore man, To patch up life's troubles, And stick 'em in the can.

Yo're as strong as a four-wheeler, Racin' through the mud, Yet fragile as that sanger, Named Naomi Judd.

Yo're as cute as a junebug, A-buzzin' overhead. You ain't mean like no far ant, Upon which I oft' tread.

Cut from the best pattern, Like a flannel shirt of plaid, You sparked up my life, Like a Rattletrap shad.

When you hold me real tight, Like a padded gunrack, My life is complete; Ain't nuttin' I lack.

Yore complexion, it's perfection, Like the best vinyl sidin'. Despite all the years, Yore age, it keeps hidin'.

And when you get old, Like a '57 Chevy, Won't put you on blocks, And let grass grow up heavy.

Me 'n' you's like a Moon Pie, With a RC cold drank, We go together; Like a skunk goes with stank.

Some men, they buy chocolate, For Valentine's Day; They git it at Wal-Mart; It's romantic that way.

Some men git roses On that special day From the cooler at Kroger; "That's impressive," I say.

Some men buy fine diamonds, From a flea market booth. "Diamonds are forever," They explain, suave and couth.

But for this man, honey, These will not do. For you are too special, You sweet thang you.

I got you a gift, Without taste nor odor, Better than diamonds;

. . . It's a new trollin' motor!


You Just Might Have a Bad Apartment If: It's the same bedroom you had as a kid, but now your parents are charging you $450 a month.


IX. Stats

Stats for the Lake Site
January 15 - February 15, 2000

Average Hits Per Day: 266
Average Page Views Per Day: 58
Average Unique Visitors Per Day: 18
Average Banner Exposures Per Month: 225

Average Hits Per Day: 468
Average Page Views Per Day: 108
Average Unique Visitors Per Day: 40
Average Banner Exposures Per Month: 325

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:


Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.


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 March. 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've learned- that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is stalk them and hope they panic and give in.


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!

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