Volume I - Issue #4
Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Table of Contents:
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....
When someone asks you, "A penny for your thoughts," and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
II. Editor's Corner
Happy Holidays to you all! Welcome to the last newsletter of 1999. It has been a great first year here at LakeTawakoni.com and I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support of the site.
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!
From the Connersville, Ind. "News Examiner" want ads:
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
I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb...and I also know that I'm not blonde. --- Dolly Parton
IV. LakeTawakoni.com Baitshop
I know, I know. I said last month that the current baitshop would be replaced by a new baitshop by now, but I haven't quite gotten it finished yet. So feel free to stop by our current baitshop and check out the products that will be featured in the new baitshop. 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.
If you would be interested in having a sneek preview of the new LakeTawakoni.com 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.
Q: What's the difference between a pitbull terrier and a lady lawyer?
V. New This Month
Just a quick review of what we have added to the site in the last month.
The LakeTawakoni.com Community Boards - Have you had a look at the new LakeTawakoni.com 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. http://community.laketawakoni.com
The Pet Cradle - we want to welcome The Pet Cradle to the LakeTawakoni.com family. Breeder of fine manx cats. To find out more about the manx breed and view pictures of the current litter go to: http://www.laketawakoni.com/petcradle/index.html?nl
The Star M Christmas Tree Plantation - we are happy to welcome Star M to LakeTawakoni.com. If your running late getting your tree you should check them out. And don't forget to check back with them next year. We get our trees at Star M and have never, ever been unhappy with one yet. See them at: http://www.laketawakoni.com/merchants/starm.html?nl
Because I'm a guy, when I catch a cold I need someone to bring me soup and take care of me while I lie in bed and moan. You never get as sick as I do, so for you this isn't an issue.
VI. Fishing at LakeTawakoni.com
Added This Month
In the Fishing Pages:
We added a new guide to the fishing pages this month! So welcome, Dennis States to the LakeTawakoni.com community. Now you have even more choices on the site for a guide to take you out and catch the big one! http://www.laketawakoni.com/fish/guides.html?nl
Solunar Theory at LakeTawakoni.com - We are proud to now offer you Solunar Calenders and Tables that are acurate to within a minute specifically for Lake Tawakoni. Not familer with Solunar Theory? Then be sure to check out this new feature on the site. http://www.laketawakoni.com/fish/solunar/index.html?nl
In the 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 LakeTawakoni.com Community Pages. So, post good, post often, and have a great time! http://community.laketawakoni.com
Tip of the month:
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.
Sonar charts. Do they work? I believe in them. Are they to live and fish by? Not always, but like the old saying goes " the best time to go fishing is every chance you get." This is always my choice when it comes to fishing.
As for the charts, they do work and will work to your advantage if you keep track of the major and minor fishing times. At the same time, the moon does have some effect on all living things. The weather also plays a major role.
My theory is: I always wear a watch so when the bite picks up on a particular type of structure, I will check the time to keep track of when the bite started and make a note of what type of structure I was fishing. By doing this, I will know when to be on a particular spot or on a similar type of structure at the same time the next day.
Another good rule of thumb is if the Moon is full your major bite will be between 10:00am and 4:00pm. On a dark Moon you can expect your bite to be early and late. As I was saying earlier, use the solunar charts to help you predict when you should be on your best fishing hole. I like the old saying "go fishing whenever you can there's always a few fish biting."
Good luck and good fishing.
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.
Good: Your wife's not talking to you
VII. Coming Soon to LakeTawakoni.com
1. Know Your Fish Pages. Pages with pictures and descriptions of all the major
fish spicies at Lake Tawakoni. You can't tell a striper from a crappie without
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