Post by leapnlineman on Apr 16, 2012 19:46:21 GMT -1
The next tree cutting will be on Saturday May 5th meeting at Gatewood (Bartow County Park) begining at 9 AM and going until 2 - 3 PM with the tree cutting. If you will be able to help with the cutting please let me know if you plan on bringing a chainsaw or a boat or just your warm body. After the cutting Mike and the AllatoonaBass Moderators will be hosting a Low Country Style Shrimp Boil at Gatewood's Picnic Shelter # 2 (Farthest) for those helping with the tree cutting program. Please feel free to join us in the cutting, festivities and food. All I ask is that if you plan on attending the shrimp boil is to let me know by May 1st as to how many people will be in your party so that I can plan the amount of food accordingly. We might have a guest speaker attend and possibly even shame Bucca into giving a seminar as well.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!! THIS WILL BE THE 2012 VERSION OF THE SPRING FLING!!!!
Post by leapnlineman on Apr 18, 2012 22:36:42 GMT -1
Thanks Cliff, I'm hoping that we will have more help signing up as we get closer to the date of the cutting. If not I hope you can eat a lot of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. Like you said we need a big turn out as I can't do as many cuttings a year as I did the first couple of years. And if we want the program to continue we need to be able to show those in charge that the interest is still there.
Post by Bob Smith (Porko) on Apr 23, 2012 20:06:54 GMT -1
I'm planning on coming! I will also bring it up at the Cast-A-Way Bass Club meeting this coming Wednesday (4-25-2012). Who knows, might be able to sucker a few more bodies out there! The shrimp boil sounds GGOOOOOOOOOOOODDDD!!
Keep me up to date and i can help.....successfully got the day off work. What size trees we cuttin? I got two little poulan saws and one big one.....id rather leave the stihl at home but i can bring it if there are gonna b sizeable trees.
Also if anyones saw is messing up i got the carb tuning tool ill bring that too.
I may be only 26 but i got a serious case of the old man back so i dont know how long ill last. Pm or call me 229 6303260 w more info eith time and place if you want my help.
Post by leapnlineman on Apr 26, 2012 17:14:56 GMT -1
Like Mike said there is no limit to the size that we cut. We have cut them from 4 inches in diameter and 25 foot tall to more than 2 feet in diameter and more than 120' tall. some we can only guess as to how tall they were, like this one that Bruce Miller cut the first year of the program (Bruce is seen walking away from the tree and he is at least 5' 10" tall):
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Humperdink we want all the help we can get. We will meet on Saturday May 5th 9:00AM at Gatewood (Bartow County Park) Boat Ramp and cut until around 2 - 3 PM then have a shrimp boil in the picnic area afterwards. Please see the thread in the DNR Forum of the Main Page.
Cliff I deleted your "Bumps" to conserve some space. But I do appreciate you keeping this thread on everyones mind.
Bob were you able to garner any more support at your meeting last night? I certainly hope so as we need to make a good showing on the 5th. And I think you will like where we are going to be cutting. This area suits your style of fishing I believe.
Post by leapnlineman on Apr 27, 2012 11:42:59 GMT -1
I guess you all are trying to tell me that you don't like the way I cook a Shrimp Boil? I must admit that I am disappointed in the response to this cutting effort, so far that is. In the past we have had more than 20 anglers show up to help improve our fishery and as of this morning from my count we only have 8 that are committed to this cutting date and 4 maybes. Of the 8 that includes 3 that are members of dannyp's bass club and not members of this forum.
I have said many times that I am only a small part of this program and that I have been given way to much credit for its success in the past. The fact of the matter is that without the support and commitment of time and effort by the many members of this forum and Allatoona Anglers in general this program would have never lasted as long as it has or accomplished as much habitat being placed in the lake as it has. Possibly we have reached the point of having become complacent with the amount of trees that have been dropped on the shoreline of Allatoona.
I must also admit that a part of me says it is time to call it quits. That it is not worth the amount of time it takes to arrange and supply the cuttings any longer for the small amount of committed support that it garners from the fishing community. And I say that not looking for any more praises or accolades directed towards me for the time that I have spent on this project. I am just trying to make one last appeal to each of you to make a commitment to help leave this lake in better condition than what you found it. Whether that be by picking up a piece of litter along the shoreline, helping with the Christmas Tree Project or coming out to help with the largest successful habitat improvement project on any U.S.A.C.O.E. lake in the country. This is our Allatoona Lake Shoreline Tree Cutting Program.