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Volume I - Issue #4
Wednesday, December 15, 1999


Table of Contents:
    I. About the Newsletter.
   II. Editors Corner
  III. Free e-mail at
  IV. Baitshop Specials
   V. New This Month
 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 as much a forum for you as 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....


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 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:
"Local club needs experienced kook to run kitchen."


III. Free e-mail at

That's right, free e-mail. Yourname @ 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 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. Baitshop

Monthly Special

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.

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 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?
A: Lipstick


V. New This Month

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

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:

The Star M Christmas Tree Plantation - we are happy to welcome Star M to 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:


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

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 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.

In the Fishing Tips Pages:
Tips on winter fishing for Largemouth Bass, Tournement "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:

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

December 1999

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.

Gene Snider
Adventures on Lake Fork &
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 wife's not talking to you
Bad: She wants a divorce
Ugly: She's a lawyer


VII. Coming Soon to

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 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. 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!


Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.


VIII. This Months Funny

Definitions as they would appear in Mrs. Webster's Dictionary.

Aaaack (aak) interj. An utterance upon running directly into a spider web first thing in the morning - and you don't know where the spider is now.

Airhead (er-hed) n. What a woman intentionally becomes when pulled over by a cop.

Argument (ar*gyou*ment) n. A discussion that occurs when you're right, but he just hasn't realized it yet.

Balance the Checkbook (bal*ens da chek*buk) v. To go to the cash machine and hit "inquire."

Bar-be-que (bar-bi-q) n. You bought groceries, washed lettuce, chopped tomatoes,diced onions, marinated meat and cleaned everything up, but he "made dinner."

Baseball Bat (bas-bol bat) n. An anti-burglar device.

Cantaloupe (kant*e*lope) n. Gotta get married in a church.

Childbirth (child*brth) n. You get to go through 36 hours of contractions; he gets to hold your hand and say breathe...focus...push..."

Children (chil-dren) n. What men become when they get the flu.

Clothes Dryer (kloze dri*yer) n. An appliance designed to eat socks.

Computer (kom-pew-ter) n. The one thing in a woman's life that does exactly what she tells it to.

Diet Soda (dy-it so-da) n. A drink you buy at a convenience store to go with a half pound bag of peanut M&Ms.

Dog (dawg) n. A creature who hears a burglar, barks once, then hides in the closet.

Eternity (e-ter-ni-tee) n. The last two minutes of a football game.

Four Food Groups (for food groups) n. Chocolate, cake, potato chips and ice cream.

Grocery List (grow-ser-ee list) n. What you spend half-an-hour writing, then forget to take with you to the store.

Home (hom) n. A dwelling that ideally has the same number of bathrooms as people.

Hair Dresser (hare dres*er) n. Someone who is able to create a style you will never be able to duplicate again. See "Magician."

Hardware Store (hard*war stor) n. Similar to a black hole in space - if he goes in, he isn't coming out anytime soon.

Park (park) v./n. a-Before children, a verb meaning, "to go somewhere and neck." b-After children, a noun meaning a place with a swing set and slide.

Patience (pa*shens) n. The most important ingredient for dating, marriage and children. See also "tranquilizers".

Valentine's Day (val*en*tinez dae) n. A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card.

Waterproof Mascara (wah*tr*pruf mas*kar*ah) n. Comes off if you cry, shower, or swim, but will not come off if you try to remove it.

Zillion (zil*yen) n. The number of times you ask someone to take out the trash, then end up doing it yourself anyway.


One of life's mysteries is how a two pound box of candy can make a woman gain five pounds.


IX. Stats

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

Average Hits Per Day: 266
Average Page Views Per Day: 58
Average Unique Visitors Per Day: 17
Average Banner Exposures Per Day: 22

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:


License plate on a Swedish sports car spotted in an upscale Connecticut neighborhood, "SNAAB."


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 January. 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 January 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.


What's the best thing to come out of Detroit? Interstate 94


XI. Unsubscribe Message

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