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Off Topic / web gurus/ smf forums question
« on: September 19, 2011, 09:06:25 PM »
I know there are a few web gurus here.
Question is the forums are getting about 80-110 registrations a day, 99% of which are bots.
I have been manually searching each IP address and/or email address to weed out the bots.
Unfortunately, sometimes I deny a registration of a real person, or let a bot in.
I'm not sure any other security measures I can put on the forums. I have "member approval ", and "Complexity of visual verification image: High". There is no way to make anything more secure or more difficult on registrations side of admin control panel.
Forums are running version SMF 1.1.15 which I know is old, but not sure the v2 is more secure or would help anything with bots. If it would be a big difference, I could try to get webhost to update installation. I'm not sure if I can just download the package and try to upgrade that way, I would want to make sure all backups are made beforehand.
I would say 90% of the bot emails are of course @gmail.com . I would hate to ban @gmail.com registrations, but I am getting tired of an hour a day at least to weed these out.
Any ideas? Suggestions?

Gun Talk / Compact pistol ideas/shopping.
« on: September 18, 2011, 10:16:11 PM »
Anyone here either have or shot a H&K USP Compact (.40) , Springfield Armory EMP (.40), Walther PPS or PPQ (.40).?
I've read great reviews of the EMP, super accurate right out of the box, about on par with Kimbers.
H&K of course have a great reputation, reviews I've read on these are great also.. bomproof gun and accuracy right out of the box...
Walther has a good reputation and I think they look awesome, reviews were overall good.

Inland Lake Fishing / Escanaba river west gladstone bridge area
« on: August 25, 2011, 12:26:11 AM »
Fished the escanaba river last Sunday. Was a nice day, fun fishing.
Caught 5 or 6 nice smallmouth, 6 or 7 pike (one nice one lost at boat.), bluegill and perch..
Caught most fish upstream of bridge..only saw 2 other boats out there all day.

Lake Michigan / Fairport tourney
« on: July 26, 2011, 01:14:42 PM »
Hi, just trying to get the word out about our august 13 and 14 derby at fairport marina, if you could put it up on your site it would be much appreciated! Also, trying to get word to vertigo that he won a consolation prize as the last guy knocked off the board. I can mail it to him if I have an address or save it if he is coming to fairport anytime soon.  Our august tourney is our 4th annual “good neighbor” tournament and the cost is $30 per person. My contact info is: shelly latulip (906)644-2041  tulips@centurylink.net   Thanks

Off Topic / Funny- A male fairy tale
« on: July 20, 2011, 10:46:49 PM »
A Male Fairy Tale:
Once upon a time, a Prince asked a beautiful Princess, Will you marry me? The Princess said, NO !!! And the Prince lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and banged skinny long-legged big tittied broads and hunted and fished and raced cars and went to naked bars and dated women half his age and drank whiskey, beer and Captain Morgan and never heard bitching and never paid child support or alimony and banged cheerleaders and kept his house and guns and ate spam and potato chips and beans and blew enormous farts and never got cheated on while he was at work and all his friends and family thought he was firkin cool as hell and he had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up.
The end

Received this in an email.:
Fairport Marina actually does two each year, our first was last weekend but we have one coming up in august also. Its our 4th Annual "Good Neighbor" salmon tournament at Fairport Marina in Fairport Mi August 13th and 14th.
Contact info is Shelly LaTulip (906)644-2041. Thank you! and i will be sure to contact you earlier next year if you are able to do this for us! Shelly

Off Topic / Affliction is missing.
« on: July 20, 2011, 10:43:48 PM »
Just wondering if i missed something on the forums.
I hadn't read it for a day, then I come back and affliction deleted his account?
New name maybe?
Just wondeirng.


Lake Michigan / Mackinaw City Salmon Festival Tournament
« on: June 06, 2011, 10:48:15 PM »
Mackinaw City Salmon Festival Tournament
The first annual Mackinaw City Salmon Festival Tournament, hosted by Mackinaw Outfitters, will take place on June 30th - July 3rd.

There will be a ladies tournament on July 1st and a 2-day main event tournament on July 2nd and 3rd.

Ladies entry fee $100

Main Event $200

Thousands in cash prizes

100% payout

Pig roasts

Live music each day

Beer tent

Trout fishing pond

Register for the event at:

If you have any questions, you can give us a call or email us directly.


(231) 330-5782

(231) 818-0664
 Jason Swan
Running Deep Inc.
1031 Woiderski Rd
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Lake Superior / Munising Fishing tournament update
« on: May 01, 2011, 06:44:46 AM »
The 2011 Munising Fishing Tournament will be held on May 21 and 22. 
The Captain's meeting will be Friday evening at the Munising Moose Lodge and all details are available by calling John Deisenroth @ 906-202-0222 or the Moose Lodge between 3 and 9 pm @906-387-2879.
Divisions for trout and salmon as well as a Three Big Fish side tournament in each division. 
The entire lake is open for this year's tournament.
The following local motels are offering special rates for visiting fishermen and their families: Munising Motel 906-387-3187, Superior Motel and Suites 906-387-1600, Days Inn 906-387-2493.

Thank You,
Ron Avery-Deathwish Lures

Off Topic / Cabelas Affiliate
« on: April 26, 2011, 12:02:11 PM »
I just wanted to remind people with the fishing season getting close, that UPangler.com is an affiliate for Cabelas.com ...
That means if you click on the Cabelas link on the main page, it will bring you to Cabelas website with our code in the address. If you order anything there, UPangler.com will get a percentage of that order back (I think 1%-2%)...
It doesn't sound like much, but every little bit helps with server donations.
Any money generated through the Cabelas link will be used to pay for the montly webspace rental...




Lake Michigan / LBDN Netting Update-
« on: April 25, 2011, 07:47:30 AM »
SAULT STE. MARIE - A recent appeals decision in tribal court has reversed or modified sentences against three Rapid River men found guilty of 79 fishing-related violations last year. Details on the court decision have been made available to the Daily Press.

Andrew Schwartz, John Schwartz and Kevin Schwartz - brothers and members of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - were sentenced in August by a tribal judge. Each had their right to fish taken away permanently and were ordered to pay $13,175 in fines and costs and $15,214 in restitution.

The three had been ticketed for 105 civil infractions connected to illegal fishing operations on Little Bay de Noc in 2009. The citations were the result of an investigation by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE).

In September 2010, about a month after their sentencing, the Schwartzes filed an appeal to the tribal judgement and requested the court's "findings of responsibility, costs, fines, restitution, forfeiture and loss of fishing license be set aside."

After seven months, the appellate court decision was released last week, specifically upholding (sustaining) and ruling against (reversing) parts of the initial judgments made in tribal court.

On April 12, the appellate court ordered the following:

1 - The court ruling the Schwartzes illegally sold fish on Feb. 17, 20 and 23, 2009, was sustained.

2 - The court ruling the Schwartzes illegally sold fish on other days was reversed.

3 - The court ruling the Schwartzes possessed more than 100 pounds of fish on Feb. 17 and 20, 2009, was sustained.

4 - The court ruling the Schwartzes illegally possessed more than 100 pounds of fish on all other days was reversed.

5 - The court ruling the Schwartzes violated the catch report provisions was sustained.

6 - The court ruling the Schwartzes were illegally engaged in subsistence fishing with a non-native was reversed.

7 - The court's forfeiture of four snowmobiles was sustained.

8 - The court's order for $15,214 restitution, representing the economic value of the fish, was reduced to $3,349.

9 - The court's lifetime revocation of the Schwartzes subsistence fishing rights was reduced to a one-year suspension beginning April 12, 2011.

10 - The Schwartzes' due process rights were not violated because their attorney failed to appear at an Oct. 8, 2010, hearing on the fairness of the court's restitution decision.

Appellate judges offered comments on how the DNRE conducted its investigation into the illegal fishing operations.

An investigative concern was that the DNRE would have sought direct evidence rather than indirect or circumstantial evidence, defining direct evidence as evidence that stands on its own merit and defining indirect or circumstantial evidence as evidence that requires certain assumptions.

Concern was also expressed the investigation should have been a joint effort between the DNRE and the Sault Tribe Law Enforcement.

Other individuals cited for violations in connection with the above investigation are brothers Troy Jensen and Wade Jensen, tribally-licensed commercial fishermen, and non-native John Halverson, a state-licensed wholesaler. The three men, from the Garden Peninsula, are each charged with unlawfully conspiring with one another and four others to buy/sell fish taken without a commercial fishing license from 2004-2009 in Delta County.

The Jensens and Halverson are scheduled for a joint trial in Delta County District Court on May 10.

That seems fair.....  roll()

Gun Talk / Buying ammo
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:41:38 AM »
Where does everyone buy there pistol ammo? For plinking, I usually buy winchester white box at walmart, it's cheap enough and shoots well. For anything other than plinking, i buy it at gander when i'm in marquette.
Has anyone here ever ordered from http://www.natchezss.com/  ?
Prices look pretty good. I'm mostly looking for .45, 9mm, and .357.

Lake Michigan / Smelting and possession limit
« on: April 11, 2011, 09:16:18 PM »
While looking through the fishing guide, I noticed that the possession limit for smelt is 2-gallons.
Not that I have to worry about that, I haven't seen smelt in the days river for a couple years, but I never knew about the 2gallon limit...
Not sure if that is a newer rule or if that is one I just didn't know about.
I know when you're into the 5th gallon of smelt at 3:00 in the morning and you work at 6:00, the cleaning "standards" drop quite a bit..
Something to keep in mind if anyone does find smelt, could prevent you from getting a ticket. popo()

Lake Superior / Munising Tournament Rules/Registration
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:58:48 PM »

Received an email with this, I'm working on getting a direct link, let me know if anyone is having a problem opening the pdf. Registration form is attached. I've copied/pasted the rules below.

Open to all anglers.

When you submit your registration fee, you are required to read & understand all rules pertaining to your specific event and the General Rules.
Ignorance is no excuse!
Questions should be directed to: John Deisenroth (906) 202-0222.
The Captains Meeting is held to ensure all participants are clear on the rules & their interpretation.

ALL participants are encouraged to attend.

CAPTAINS MEETING will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday evening, May 20th at the Moose Lodge (124 W. Superior St in Munising).
Rules will be reviewed at the Captain's meeting prior to the tournament.
The Captain is required to attend this meeting. It is recommended that the entire team attend this meeting.

FINAL PAYOUTS Will be posted at the Captains Meeting for the tournament.
Payouts (prizes) are based on registration & supersedes ALL previously posted possible payouts. Once final payouts are posted, there
can be no refund of registration fees.

PRIZES: Guaranteed $4,000 purse (is based upon minimum of 40 boats). A minimum of 3 places will
be paid. From 30 - 39 registrations, 4 places pay. From 40 - 49 registrations, 5 places will pay and so on.
For every 10 additional registrations, another place will pay up to a maximum of six(6).

BIG THREE TOURNAMENT (optional tournament): Payout is based upon entry fees plus sponsor seed
money. 15t Place is 50%, 2nd Place is 30% and 3rd Place os 20%.

AWARDS CEREMONY will take place ASAP after weigh in calculations are completed Sunday afternoon at
the Moose Lodge.

BAD WEATHER: Four (4) hours of fishing is a completed day. If only 4 hours of this two day tournament can be fished, it will be considered a completed tournament.
If we can't fish the first day of this two day tournament by noon because of foul weather, the tournament will be cancelled for the first day. Fishing will be allowed for the remainder of the day. On the 2nd day, we will wait until 11:00 am to cancel due
to weather. After fishing a minimum of four(4) hours the 1st day, of this two day tournament, NO fishing will be allowed for the remainder of that day.
The Tournament Committee is the final authority on weather decisions.
If the tournament is called because of bad weather, you will have one( 1) hour to return to the Start/Finish Area.
Boats that return more than one(l) hour, after the Tournament has been called off will not be allowed to weigh in for that day.
Monitor Channel 9 for Safety & Emergency Information.
If the tournament is called off before a minimum of four(4) hours is fished, the whole day will be
cancelled. A minimum of four(4) hours of fishing is required to weigh-in.
If due to unforeseen circumstances, the tournament is cancelled in it's entirety, a refund check for 90% of the registration fee
will be mailed within fourteen( 14) days. 10% of the registration fee will be retained to cover tournament expenses.

Day START & END times
SATURDAY 5:30 am to 3:00 pm Lines pulled by 1:30 pm
SUNDAY 5:30 am to 2:00 pm Lines pulled by 12:30 pm

Boats will leave from within the designated Start/Finish area each day at a "Shotgun" start signal (Boat Air horn will be used) from tournament officials.
It will also be announced via marine radio.
NO FISHING prior to signal!
All boats need to be within the designated Start/Finish area by each Division end fishing time.
Failure to be within the Start/Finish Area by the Division end fishing time disqualifies that team for that day.
No fishing after the fishing end times unless the tournament has been cancelled for the day before a minimum of four(4) hours fishing has been done.
Spotters will be at the designated Start/Finish Area to announce exact time teams are inside the Area.
It is your responsibility to be certain your seen & waved off by the spotter boats. Loiter near the spotter boat, in-bounds, if you have any doubt.
Any boat outside the Start/Finish Area after the deadline (no exceptions) will be disqualified immediately.
Listen to Channel 72 for the 15 minutes before each deadline for exact countdown.
All fishing must be done in Lake Superior.
Spotter Boats will be identified with a strobe light.
No fishing of tributaries is allowed.

DNR Rules apply (3 lines per fisherman).
Extra lines in the water, at any time, disqualifies that team for the tournament.
In-line / planer boards as well as otter boards / boats are allowed.
Maximum fishing footprint is 30' from the gunwales (gunnels), parallel to boat, both sides.
Fishing must be from a boat.

Boats must be 16' long and equipped with a Marine radio.
Vessel must be equipped with all safety equipment to satisfy state law.
Monitor Channel 72 for Tournament information.
Tournament Control will monitor Channel 9 throughout the day in case of an emergency or situation that requires immediate attention. Tournament will start & end on Channel 72.

High lights will be reviewed.
All Michigan Fishing Laws must be observed.
DNR violations on Tournament days will disqualify the team without refund, regardless of outcome.
Gaffing of fish will not be allowed.

WEIGH-IN for all events will be at the Munising Moose Lodge.
Coolers must contain only the four(4) fish that you are weighing.
Finalizing weigh-in procedures will be decide at the Captain's meeting.
Please drain coolers & remove loose ice. Block or bag ice is permitted.

PENALTY of 5 lb. Extra fish (over four 4), or fish under legal size will be disallowed. PLUS a PENALTY of four (4) points will be
deducted from your catch for each extra fish or undersized fish in the cooler.
Weigh-In slips must be signed before leaving the scales.
Check your weigh-in slip before you sign.
After signature re-weighing is not allowed and no changes can be made. Weigh-in slip will be utilized until after payout of prizes.
Weigh-In slips will be discarded after payouts. Cooler seal will be removed by tournament officials, with team Captain present, just prior to weigh-in. Team Captain will remove the fish at the scales to be weighed. All four( 4) weighed individually, totaled at the scales, noted on weigh slips, signed by the Team captain, and stored by tournament officials for payout determination.

SCORING (in the Trout & Salmon Classic) is total weight (pounds & ounces) plus 5 points per fish.
DNR allows 1 greater than 34" trout per fisherman per day. To even the chances between small & larger
teams, only two(2) trout that are greater than 34" will be allowed in the cooler along with the next two (2)
chosen fish (each less than 34" long).

BIG FISH scoring (Big Three Tournament) is exact weight of selected fish.

MARKING FISH: Each individual fish, after being weighed, will be returned to the Team Captain, after tail fin
has been punched. If a "Trophy Fish"(un-punched tail for mounting) is desired, the Tournament Officials
will keep this fish, in a cooler, until after Payouts on Sunday.

TIE-BREAKERS When points & pounds are used, total weight will break ties. If still tied, biggest fish will
be used if that weight is available for all boats involved. If not, prize will be split. BIG FISH prizes will
be split. Place prizes will be added together (example 2nd & 3rd) and then split.

TOURNAMENT FLAGS/SIGNS Team numbers must be displayed during the tournament. Secure them
carefully. Failure to display team numbers during the events may result in Disqualification.

LIMITS Sorting will be allowed. Place your best four( 4) fish ONLY in your cooler. It will be sealed at the
dock/landing and transported by tournament officials to the Moose Lodge.

CAPTAIN & CREW Team CAPTAIN for each team, must be designated and identified on the Registration
Form. The number of fishermen may vary. The same fishermen do not have to fish both days. The
registered Team Captain must participate both days unless arrangements are made through Tournament

DISABLED BOATS: Boats must return under their own power. No boat may come into direct physical contact
with another boat for any reason unless authorized by Tournament Control. Physical contact will result
in disqualification for both teams. Obviously, boats in distress, dangerous or life threatening situations,
must be dealt with accordingly. Disabled boats that arrive late will not be able to weigh-in. Once the
tournament begins, you cannot change boats for any reason.

TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE A committee of four(4) two from each division, will be selected at the
Captains meeting, from tournament participants. The Tournament Director will be a member of this
committee. Committee size is five(5) people. This committee will preside over the tournament and handle
judgements on weather conditions, disputes, disagreements and violation of rules. Your participation in
this tournament indicates your acceptance of this procedure and your agreement that the decision of the
Tournament Committee will be final. Immediate action for noncompliance of tournament rules will be
the jurisdiction of the Tournament Committee regarding the event in question. When you elect to fish
in this event, you agree, by your signature, to abide by the policies, rules & decisions set forth by the
Tournament Director and the selected Tournament Committee.

CHEATING Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will be banned for life from all future Munising Trout & Salmon Classic events.
Names of offenders, caught cheating, will be sent to Tournament Trail Officials and all other major tournaments in the Upper Peninsula.

PROTESTS All protests must be submitted within one(1) hour after posted tournament division fishing time
ends each day.

BOAT INSPECTIONS Boats will be in the Munising Bay Start / Finish Area one(1) hour prior to tournament
division start time & be available for random cooler, live well& boat inspection.

QUESTIONS: Contact Tournament Director: John Deisenroth Telephone: (906) 202-0222.

Gun Talk / CPL Carry Holsters
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:35:53 PM »
Just wondering if anyone does carry, what they found the most comfortable.
I either go with a uncle mike's IWB in the back with jeans, or a Serpa Blackhawk Belt holster.
The uncle mikes is very comfortable for all day carry.
The serpa puts too much weight on side and tries to bring belt down.
I am looking at a  desantis holster and the prices are good.

Just wondering what everyone else does.

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