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wayne gustaveson

Moderator
Staff member
It has been a long journey beginning in 2000 with Wayneswords.com which was put on line to give fisherman an idea of what to expect at Lake Powell before making the long trip to the lake. My goal was to get anglers information needed to catch fish on arrival to this huge lake. Many were able to figure out fish habits and location towards the end of their trip. I wanted their help in harvesting stripers, walleye and eventually smallmouth bass. If these species were controlled by harvest the remaining population would get bigger and fatter and make folks want to come back for another fishing fix.

It started out with WW.com which had a fish report and a place for anglers to ask and answer questions. I appreciate Jerry Puckett and Ron Colby for being the computer guys that got it started and kept it going for the past 2 decades. That allowed me to do fish reports and provide that resource to a continuing growing number of Lake Powell fishermen.

Fast forward until a few years ago when the old WW.com with a Joomla web browser began to malfunction due to age. I needed a new browser and reached out to those that were internet savvy. I got at least 5 solid responses from willing Lake Powell visitors that knew how to work on the back side of the internet. I settled on Bart Schaerrer who just seemed like the right person for the job. He went to work when the old WW.com was off-line due to technical difficulties. He established the new website and Wayneswords.Net was born.

Many WW.users saw the new website and came over to WW.Net. There were many more that did not use WW that much that just checked in occasionally. When the transition was made there were over 5000 regular users signed in to WW.com. Only about a 1000 came over and signed in to WW.net. Over the next year that number would increase slowly - finally up to 2000 - and now over 3000. There are still 2000 website viewers out there who would really benefit from the new website that is up to date and becoming much more vibrant than the old site. The process on the old site began with an email to my personal account which I then uploaded that report to the website. It took lots of time to add reports and pictures to make the site meaningful. On WW.Net individuals can post their own stories and pictures. It is so much more efficient. The new site is Fantastic!

I could not give up on the 2000 WW.com users that did not know about with the new site. So, I worked with Bart to join the two websites back into one forum. Bart and Ron Colby did the work and now WW.com and WW.net are one website again. Now when you click on WW.Com or WW.Net, you end up at the right spot - Right here where the fishing information exists and you can add your own data.

Welcome to Wayneswords! Welcome back or Thanks for being with us for decades or a few weeks. You are much appreciated. Now lets go out and catch some FAT stripers, smallmouth and walleye. Give us your reports and we will respond with our reports. We appreciate those that don't fish that much but really enjoy boating and camping. You are all welcome!
 

birdsnest

Well-Known Member
It has been a long journey beginning in 2000 with Wayneswords.com which was put on line to give fisherman an idea of what to expect at Lake Powell before making the long trip to the lake. My goal was to get anglers information needed to catch fish on arrival to this huge lake. Many were able to figure out fish habits and location towards the end of their trip. I wanted their help in harvesting stripers, walleye and eventually smallmouth bass. If these species were controlled by harvest the remaining population would get bigger and fatter and make folks want to come back for another fishing fix.

It started out with WW.com which had a fish report and a place for anglers to ask and answer questions. I appreciate Jerry Puckett and Ron Colby for being the computer guys that got it started and kept it going for the past 2 decades. That allowed me to do fish reports and provide that resource to a continuing growing number of Lake Powell fishermen.

Fast forward until a few years ago when the old WW.com with a Joomla web browser began to malfunction due to age. I needed a new browser and reached out to those that were internet savvy. I got at least 5 solid responses from willing Lake Powell visitors that knew how to work on the back side of the internet. I settled on Bart Schaerrer who just seemed like the right person for the job. He went to work when the old WW.com was off-line due to technical difficulties. He established the new website and Wayneswords.Net was born.

Many WW.users saw the new website and came over to WW.Net. There were many more that did not use WW that much that just checked in occasionally. When the transition was made there were over 5000 regular users signed in to WW.com. Only about a 1000 came over and signed in to WW.net. Over the next year that number would increase slowly - finally up to 2000 - and now over 3000. There are still 2000 website viewers out there who would really benefit from the new website that is up to date and becoming much more vibrant than the old site. The process on the old site began with an email to my personal account which I then uploaded that report to the website. It took lots of time to add reports and pictures to make the site meaningful. On WW.Net individuals can post their own stories and pictures. It is so much more efficient. The new site is Fantastic!

I could not give up on the 2000 WW.com users that did not know about with the new site. So, I worked with Bart to join the two websites back into one forum. Bart and Ron Colby did the work and now WW.com and WW.net are one website again. Now when you click on WW.Com or WW.Net, you end up at the right spot - Right here where the fishing information exists and you can add your own data.

Welcome to Wayneswords! Welcome back or Thanks for being with us for decades or a few weeks. You are much appreciated. Now lets go out and catch some FAT stripers, smallmouth and walleye. Give us your reports and we will respond with our reports. We appreciate those that don't fish that much but really enjoy boating and camping. You are all welcome!
Thank you Wayne for keeping this wheel rolling. I can't imagine all the behind the scenes wrangling you've done. From my perspective it's herding cats.
 

SKEETER

Member
Perhaps I missed it... but are we going to be able to access the many years of old archived reports and information??
Currently it looks like we only have access to about 3 years of Wayne's weekly reports and no Angler's Corner archives.
Just hopeful... Thanks
 

wayne gustaveson

Moderator
Staff member
Perhaps I missed it... but are we going to be able to access the many years of old archived reports and information??
Currently it looks like we only have access to about 3 years of Wayne's weekly reports and no Angler's Corner archives.
Just hopeful... Thanks
Yes - You will be glad to know that we are working on getting the old reports moved over. It is taking longer than expected but I hope to have them visible by the end of March.
 

SKEETER

Member
Wonderful news!!
Those old archives are a treasure of helpful information and seasonal guidance... I look forward to having them available again.
Thanks Wayne
 
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