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by Otay Michael
Tue May 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hollow body frogs...
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: Hollow body frogs...

Rattles all the way. ESPECIALLY on stained or choppy water. I pretty much only throw the popper frog, can't have too much noise on the surface if you want the bigger fish. Yeah, the one pounders run, but so do the biggies, just in opposite directions from/to the bait! That's what I got my 11.6 two w...
by Otay Michael
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 14634

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

Prayers sent they get caught.
by Otay Michael
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: as I approaced the tuber he asked 'why throw the frog mid-day'?
Replies: 9
Views: 3326

as I approaced the tuber he asked 'why throw the frog mid-day'?

Wed. I launched at Otay (lake in east San Diego), parked boat/trailer with the other 50 or so there, and started fishing at 10 a.m., directly across from the ramp. Started fishing the frog right off the bat. Didn't land any of the ones that hit over the past 4 weeks of getting exploded on, the bite ...
by Otay Michael
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BassFan Reports Gerald Swindle DQ'd Day Two of Classic
Replies: 69
Views: 22958

Re: BassFan Reports Gerald Swindle DQ'd Day Two of Classic

Mitch you can You Tube it, its a old topic, 2007 Bassmaster classic...Dont know why its reposted.. Because some guy named 'Charles Kevin Elder', or claiming to be, joined yesterday, and four minutes later posted on this old thread, and then again three minutes later! Strange. :shock: Looked it up a...
by Otay Michael
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles

Looks like I’m blessed with getting one now. Thank U Lord.
Can’t wait.

We’re gunna get um, we’re gunna get em guuud.
by Otay Michael
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles
Replies: 5
Views: 669

Re: At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles

Not that I haven’t shown you!!! ;/)
by Otay Michael
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles
Replies: 5
Views: 669

At Delta Mon. Any Bckseat avail? Will give up honeyHoles

I’m in the area for three days up From San Diego, and I usually bring my boat but didn’t get a chance to. Would love to get on the water. Please give me a buzz 858-245 0485. For a second, as I came in for a landing in Sacramento this morning, I thought about Calling Cooch, but then realized the sad ...
by Otay Michael
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: P-Line Specials @ Fred Hall 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: P-Line Specials @ Fred Hall 2018

coolskees
by Otay Michael
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Almost lost my life and a rod and reel at Clear lake
Replies: 13
Views: 2270

Re: Almost lost my life and a rod and reel at Clear lake

Happy to hear you made it back in the boat. I fish solo a lot and this time of year I always wear an inflatable PFD. Thing is, how can you be sure they will inflate if it is needed? I wear one too. I'ts reinforced by this gentleman's testimony of survival, thank you Lord, but especially after heari...
by Otay Michael
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country

When would this proposed ban go into effect? If we all act it may well not go into effect!!!!! ** If you don’t take action, AB 2787 will Become Law, :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: please do so and indicate here you've done so, and how easy it was, thanks. We've stopped many bilsl like this already...
by Otay Michael
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12 Pounder from the Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 1607

Re: 12 Pounder from the Delta

I may have caught this fish in September . Was it caught up near Spindrift ? That's a nice fish, but not the same one. The scale pattern is different, and no two are alike. Luckily you both photographed it on the same side. :D My buddy got two 4's yesterday, same spot a 1/2 hour later on the same b...
by Otay Michael
Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country
Replies: 11
Views: 1917

Re: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country

Stop the Fishing Tackle Ban! Sign the Petition. As it states "There is no science that justifies banning fishing weights found in nearly every California angler's tackle box. Increasing costs and regulations have had a devastating impact on the state's fishing participation rate, and funding fo...
by Otay Michael
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Calif licensed anglers fall by half ... More on Friday's bill to outlaw lead fishing weights
Replies: 5
Views: 2792

Re: Calif licensed anglers fall by half ... More on Friday's bill to outlaw lead fishing weights

Stop the Fishing Tackle Ban! Sign the Petition. As it states "There is no science that justifies banning fishing weights found in nearly every California angler's tackle box. Increasing costs and regulations have had a devastating impact on the state's fishing participation rate, and funding fo...
by Otay Michael
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch on how to fish the Delta right now/Feb.
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Cooch on how to fish the Delta right now/Feb.

He's was a master, will miss him forever...

by Otay Michael
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

Re: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO

Man I think the operator of that boat gets what he deserves. Being at fault sucks in an accident but when you watch this video obviously there is total neglegence on his part. Heard he was sitting down with limited bow view was his reason. Be safe out there guys and gals. There are also allegations...
by Otay Michael
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Christmas spirit...
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Christmas spirit...

In honor of the great one, whom just passed away, as he had the spirit of this family (a true Christmas story from 1943). "A week before Christmas, mom bought a new nativity scene. When she unpacked it, she found two figures of the baby Jesus. "Someone must have packed this wrong," mo...
by Otay Michael
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1251

Re: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process

Marc, And if they aren't going to be able to take more water, then why build them in the first place?" The DWR has admitted that the tunnels will never be able to supply more water than is currently available, and much less in drought years. That's why Westlands has cut way back on their suppo...
by Otay Michael
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

Re: Long Pauses for Jerkbaits

https://sdfish.com/forums/attachments/image-jpeg.82063/ yeah, two weeks ago I couldn't get them to eat the frog anymore down here, so went jerkbait. Not too good at it, but got a new PB in numbers after 2/3rds of a day, 57. But got it down pretty good, and landed 70 last week, upping the PB by quit...
by Otay Michael
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 2510

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

You can take the course on the CA Boating and Waterways website. I'm sure there are others, but this is where I took my boating safety course. https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28734 As for a discount on your boat insurance, my previous insurance company did not offer a discount for completing the ...
by Otay Michael
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Stripers
Topic: Striper on a Punker from DVL
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Re: Striper on a Punker from DVL

Awesome. Must've been one hell of an explosion.
by Otay Michael
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance. Model suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance. Model suggestions?

Howdy fellow fishermen. I need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance fishfinder. Gps, sidescanning and down scanning combo, color (guess they all are now huh?). I'll go to eBay, my old LCX 17 (which was good in it's day, I got used too off ebay too) is about toast- GPS and temp. stopped working lately, good for...
by Otay Michael
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch memorial service and Celebration of Life Sat. Nov. 18th/19th
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Cooch memorial service and Celebration of Life Sat. Nov. 18th/19th

Hope many of you can attend, sure it will be a wonderful memorial... MS WB Staff wrote: In honor of our late beloved father Lewis Andrew "Cooch" Cuccia we cordially invite you to join us in celebation of his life and share your stories of our father. All is welcomed!!! Drinks and Food will...
by Otay Michael
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 13006

Re: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

In honor of our late beloved father Lewis Andrew "Cooch" Cuccia we cordially invite you to join us in celebation of his life and share your stories of our father. All is welcomed!!! Drinks and Food will be provided for appetizers and Deserts. You are welcomed to bring a dish of your favor...
by Otay Michael
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 13006

Re: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

In honor of our late beloved father Lewis Andrew "Cooch" Cuccia we cordially invite you to join us in celebation of his life and share your stories of our father. All is welcomed!!! Drinks and Food will be provided for appetizers and Deserts. You are welcomed to bring a dish of your favor...
by Otay Michael
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12 Pounder from yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 2872

Re: 12 Pounder from yesterday

what a healthy looking bass. About 2.27 larger than any of mine. :D
I'd like 'to hear story'!
by Otay Michael
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA Delta Fishing Report - Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: CA Delta Fishing Report - Video

two thumbs up
by Otay Michael
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Make your own swim-bait style Frog or convert old ones.
Replies: 3
Views: 1039

Re: Make your own swim-bait style Frog or convert old ones.

nice job. I made one similar and got my first on it last week. It has it's places that no other lure would work as well in.
by Otay Michael
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "Why costly WaterFix tunnels project fixes nothing"
Replies: 3
Views: 594

"Why costly WaterFix tunnels project fixes nothing"

Article in the San Diego Union Tribune, agree or disagree?:
"Why costly WaterFix tunnels project fixes nothing"

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-utbg-california-water-tunnels-20170913-story.html
by Otay Michael
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: VIDEO - Why you should get a bimini top for your bass boat
Replies: 7
Views: 2183

Re: VIDEO - Why you should get a bimini top for your bass boat

nice job. I've rigged up a golf umbrella mounted on top of an oar, strapped to my front seat pole (with the seat off) at the Colorado river and fished in 25 degree cooler temp. than everyone around me. (without direct sun hitting, and when it's 110 out, that's a big deal). Everyone I go by is quite ...
by Otay Michael
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Toxic Algae found near clearlake Oaks
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Toxic Algae found near clearlake Oaks

"... Cyanotoxins are produced by bacteria called cyanobacteria. They are an essential part of the environment that have existed for millions of year and produce oxygen. Under certain conditions, they multiply excessively and form visible clumps in the water, surface scums, mats, or an oily shee...
by Otay Michael
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: Delta Discussion

Cooch had a great video on fishing the Delta, if not a few. Do a search for sure. This site has dozens of them, click on Videos above. Here's just one by Bobby Barrack on many techniques at the Delta. These guys give up tons of info.
http://www.westernbass.com/video/bobby-barrack
by Otay Michael
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Massive line of Fishing Boats On Highway Heading to Help in Texas VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Massive line of Fishing Boats On Highway Heading to Help in Texas VIDEO

Praying for the safety of all these angel boaters.
by Otay Michael
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!

Was wondering how Troy and his boy Jake was doing with getting some donations to help them fight the good fight. I see more of you fine fishermen helped with the cause lately, now over 18K has been raised. I also like the donations from 'Anonymous', since it's not about 'us, the donators', but all a...
by Otay Michael
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

Re: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)

Joeshmo wrote:I need specific locations too, exact baits and colors would help too.


and you are?
by Otay Michael
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)
Replies: 17
Views: 2495

Re: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)

Love fishing up there.
Some great in depth articles/videos already written/produced by guides Andy 'Cooch' Cuccia and Bobby Barrack. Google their name and 'Delta' together. YouTube too.
Check your private messages.
by Otay Michael
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Over 22,000 BASS were Slaughtered !!!
Replies: 6
Views: 7426

Re: Over 22,000 BASS were Slaughtered !!!

I've sent the request to cease and desist to this Michael Gauvin fellow.

How do we send the 'screen shot' to this David Swendseid fellow, don't see an email address?

Why can't we just send a cc of our email to him, be a lot easier for everyone?
by Otay Michael
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frogs on a mat scaring fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Frogs on a mat scaring fish

milehi wrote:when carp spook they're gone, bass come back, betting bass


they get beamed up? :lol:
by Otay Michael
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frogs on a mat scaring fish
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Frogs on a mat scaring fish

Definitely carp. They love hanging on the surface late spring and summer. They scare easily, and scare me when I see them kick and move a bathtub amount of water under my frog. :shock:
by Otay Michael
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: See it in Action | LiveTarget Baitball Spinner Rig
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Re: See it in Action | LiveTarget Baitball Spinner Rig

Coooooool.
Gemme.
by Otay Michael
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My Wife Loves the Color Purple, What Can I Say
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: My Wife Loves the Color Purple, What Can I Say

PS hope you've got 50# or more braid, or 25# mono.
by Otay Michael
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My Wife Loves the Color Purple, What Can I Say
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: My Wife Loves the Color Purple, What Can I Say

Why argue with success? :lol:
Wait till the monster sees it, game on. 8)
by Otay Michael
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!

Still praying for Jake, this precious youngster. I see someone had donated $20 since I originally posted this, thanks to who ever you are. I'm sure it all adds up. Anyone else can help? As I'd originally posted: "In the mean time, you fine folks with a big heart might want to help him out too, ...
by Otay Michael
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta - 6lber on a frog
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Cal Delta - 6lber on a frog

Sweet, good j=1[/img] Nice one Michael! Are you using the Dobyns Champ 736? That's what I've got. Perfect frog rod for the delta. Is that "Otay" as in "Otay Mesa"? I'm from just up the 15 from you - Escondido. Yes, Otay as in Otay Lake in East Chula Vista, where i grew up. Now l...
by Otay Michael
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: KastKing Speed Demon reel
Replies: 1
Views: 656

KastKing Speed Demon reel

As I was asked on another thread when I mentioned i was using this new reel 9.3:1 ratio reel for frogging, w/ 65# braid, and bringing in lunkers on it, question was did I like it, his new one was having a problem... Yeah, I'm not used to only paying $69 for a reel, and at that price, I did not expec...
by Otay Michael
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta - 6lber on a frog
Replies: 12
Views: 1727

Re: Cal Delta - 6lber on a frog

Sweet, good job. I got a nice one there too, about a week prior over on White's. She went airborne and I fought her over the weeds, kinda surfed her as much as possible so she wouldn't dive down. The Dobyn's Champion frog rod comes in handy for that, and the new KastKing Speed Demon 9:3 reel w/ 65 P...
by Otay Michael
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Delta Lunker on a frog
Replies: 0
Views: 1662

Delta Lunker on a frog

as stated, nice one from White's couple of weeks back.
by Otay Michael
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bobby Barrack
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Bobby Barrack

Whoopbass wrote:Too bad he moved to Texas.


After fishing many on the big name lakes in Texas a few years back I can tell you, I know why! 8)
by Otay Michael
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

FIXED...Killing 'em at Clearlake!!! + important announcement!

http://www.westernbass.com/forum/download/file.php?id=27966&mode=view The water is way up over last year, I was soooo happy as I knew my frog spots would be back! I'd get 15 or so every day on the frog, three days of fishing bliss, ribbit ribbit. http://www.westernbass.com/forum/download/file.p...

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