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LakeTawakoni.com Newsletter
Volume I - Issue #3
November 12, 1999

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

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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 as much a forum for you as it is for me - just like the LakeTawakoni.com site. I ride herd, but it belongs to all of you! So have a voice and send us your best stuff...you always knew you should be a writer....

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Why do women wear evening gowns to nightclubs? Shouldn't they be wearing nightgowns?

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II. Editor's Corner

Allow me to be the first to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! I certainly hope everyone made it through All Hollows Eve with no undue incidents.

In last months newsletter I said that I hadn't yet seen the winter slow down that I was told to expect. Well, it has come and our traffic is down a bit. Can't say that I'm happy about it, but it does give me the chance to catch up on a few things that I've been meaning to work on.

If you missed it last month, you can still find the info on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's "FISH TEXAS" promotion in the fishing headlines section of the site. You can take the link below to view it. It is a great promotion to get even more people involved in angling, and I am all for that! Fishing Headlines

Thank you all for making LakeTawakoni.com a success. please tell your friends and co-workers about us. We will be doing a major push to have the site tuned up and ready to go for the spring fishing frenzy. I hope you continue to come back often to enjoy all that our site has to offer.

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Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It's just stale bread to begin with.

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III. Free e-mail at LakeTawakoni.com

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

So, come in and sign-up to get your name, and/or your business name @ LakeTawakoni.com. 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: Setup Free Email

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If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

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IV. LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop

Monthly Special
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This is the last month that the current baitshop will be around. We are just beta testing the new incarnation of the baitshop. The new baitshop is not framed based, allows for easy navigation, does not require your browser to accept cookies, and has a secure connection allowing us to (finally) accept credit cards. It'll be up by mid January at the latest. But please, don't let that stop you from visiting the current baitshop and catching some fish! http://www.laketawakoni.com/baitshop/index.html?nl

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 two for one "Rusty's Crawdads" Do not, repeat, DO NOT, include the bonus amount in the order box on the crawdad page - ie. If you want 2 bags of crawdads, you should order 1, if you order two, you will receive 4, see. This newsletter special will be included for free with your order because of your entry in the comment field.

So, come on! Buy some bait and hit the lake! Rusty's baits are easy to use and they catch fish. Find the whole line of Rusty's Baits and Lures at: http://www.laketawakoni.com/baitshop/index.html?nl

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.

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In the Arizona " Desert Sun" classified:
"Enthusiastic, friendly, reliable, hard working person for retail store. Must be able to work with demanding customers, grumpy co- workers and unappreciative management. Call for the rest of the story.

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V. New This Month

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

In the Boating pages: Public boatramp locations at Lake Tawakoni http://www.laketawakoni.com/boating/ramps.html

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VI. Fishing at LakeTawakoni.com

Added This Month
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In the Fishing Pages:
Fishing Guides page. Find the fishing guide you need to make your Tawakoni fishing trip the best it can be. http://www.laketawakoni.com/fish/guides.html

In the Fishing Tips Pages:
Tips on fall and winter fishing, rat-l-trap tip you might not have thought of, some jigging tips as well as a link to some great bait recipes. More coming every week!  http://www.laketawakoni.com/fish/ftips.html

Fishing Message Boards
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Have you checked out the fishing message boards yet? They are new to the site, just got them up this month. They are only for fishing information, stories, and tips. Check them out, and then give us all your best stories and tips, or ask a question and get it answered. The best post each month will receive a free gift from the LakeTawakoni.com baitshop. The winning post for this month was Butch Bowley. He has received his bait and has already been catching fish! All you have to do is post to win and join Butch catching fish with some free Rusty's Bait! Take this link to the message boards: http://users.cgiforme.com/small_box/cfmboard.html

Tip of the month:
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New monthly feature! Fishing tips from fishing guide Gene Snider. You will also be able to find all of Gene's LakeTawakoni.com tips in the fishing tips pages of LakeTawakoni.com.

November 1999

Jigging spoon's, slab's and little George type bait's (tail spinner's) are not only great baits for stripers but also catch their far share of black bass. These baits work year round but are at their best during fall and winter fishing in deep water. One of my favorite way's to fish these bait's is by almost not fishing them at all.

Try this the next time your out and the fish are there but not hitting. Instead of the usual manner of jerking your bait off the bottom and letting it fall back try just barely lifting it off the bottom and setting it back down on the bottom slowly. Experiment lifting it at different heights and rate of fall until you find the one that the fish like.

Good luck and good fishing.

Gene Snider
Adventures on Lake Fork
(Ed. Gene guides on Tawakoni as well)
http://www.gene-snider.com
903-383-7668

Find this and many more tips and tricks at http://www.laketawakoni.com/fish/ftips.html.

If you have any tips or tricks for the site please e-mail them to Lake Tawakoni Online.

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I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on. --- Roseanne

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VII. Coming Soon to LakeTawakoni.com

1. Communities at LakeTawakoni.com. I know that I had said that the communities would be up by now, but the programming of the new baitshop took more of my time than I had thought. However, the communities are still in the works, so look out for community discussion boards and free classified ads from LakeTawakoni.com!

2. Don't forget to get your FREE e-mail address at LakeTawakoni.com. This will also allow you to post to the community boards once they are up and running. Sign up, let the world know you love the lake and then let the Lake Tawakoni online community hear your voice on the discussion boards, and post your classified ads for the world to see. All for FREE!

3. Texas State Park page on the site.

4. Hunting at LakeTawakoni.com - a comprehensive hunting section much like our fishing pages...rules, regs, tips, tricks, and more!

5. Pay by credit card for advertising and bait and tackle from the baitshop...coming soon.

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

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"Because I'm a guy, I must hold the television remote control in my hand while I watch TV. If the thing has been misplaced, I'll miss a whole show looking for it, though one time I was able to survive by holding a calculator.

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VIII. This Months Funny

Dear Dad & Dear Son
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Dear Dad,

$chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. With all my $tuff, I $imply can`t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.

Love,
Your $on

The Reply:
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Dear Son,

I kNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics, and oceaNOgraphy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwledge is a NOble task, and you can never study eNOugh.

Love,
Dad

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How many men does it take to open a beer?
None.
It should be opened by the time she brings it.

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IX. LakeTawakoni.com Stats

Stats for the Lake Tawakoni.com Site
October 11 - November 11, 1999

Average Hits Per Day: 277
Average Page Views Per Day: 72
Average Unique Visitors Per Day: 17
Average Banner Exposures Per Day: 19

As you can see, you should be advertising on the LakeTawakoni.com site. The worst it can do is bring you a little more business.

To find out about advertising on the LakeTawakoni.com site, go to: http://www.laketawakoni.com/ad.html?nl

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Good: Your wife is pregnant.
Bad: It's triplets
Ugly: You had a vasectomy five years ago

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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 LakeTawakoni.com 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 December 10th. So hurry and get it in. This newsletters distribution is currently 135 people and growing daily.

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

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If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

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XI. Unsubscribe Message

This is the LakeTawakoni.com Newsletter issue #3. 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 http://www.laketawakoni.com/eform.html

All comments are always welcome. Mail comments, suggestions or content to  Lake Tawakoni Online.

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Copyright 1999 by MDS Productions