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by MGJR
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Delaney - smallmouth and redeye bass are more similar in nature to spotted than largemouth and simply get out competed where they co-occur in CA's foothill lakes (typically). They are also more likely to interbreed - and you end up with a fewer "pure" smallmouth. I do see smallmouth from t...
by MGJR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Thanks for elaborating Gary - I was trying to get at whether anglers were feeling that, based on their observations, whether it was bass foraging on coho or a difference in forage abundance (i.e., lower smelt #s). Given the size of planters - I cannot imagine that many of the bass were eating 6-9&qu...
by MGJR
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

What does the difference between coho and kings make? If thats your opinion - elaborate on why or provide some evidence. Delaney - overpopulation and dominating the fish community are not one in the same. I know many curse spotted bass - but the fishery would not be what it is w/o them. It is not an...
by MGJR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Gary - for what reason do you think the catalyst is the difference in coho vs kings?

Shad were historically present in Oroville - and I do not know the answer as to why, but presumably the combination of wider fluctuation swings and the growth of the spotted bass population.
by MGJR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

This is due to the frequent, extreme fluctuations in lake level. Water column constantly changing, no structure, water clarity, pressure, stress etc. This lake will turn into Nacimiento in no time. Year round suspended fish that won't grow over a couple pounds. Also, too many boats. Wild West Bass ...
by MGJR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 24
Views: 2127

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Where to start....ill post a more intelligible response when I can sit down. For now...everyone keep and eat a few fish. Your fisheries management depends on it.
by MGJR
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WWBT 2018 Oroville Teams FULL RESULTS January 13
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Re: WWBT 2018 Oroville Teams FULL RESULTS January 13

For the math nerds...that equates to only 19 teams beating a 1.3# average - which as what Oroville has been boasting the past few years. Good job to those who found a way! :D
by MGJR
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No Fish Has Gone Extinct Since the Endangered Species Act, We Don't Want This To Be The First
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: No Fish Has Gone Extinct Since the Endangered Species Act, We Don't Want This To Be The First

Well...the explanation is quite simple. We continue to export more water and treat our rivers as conduits and disposals. Until that changes... Its kinda like the state budget...if you spend more than you bring in, eventually the accounts empty. Folks...the delta smelt are truly the canary in the min...
by MGJR
Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1023

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

Anybody else kinda get the feeling that no matter what...it will get pushed through? Holy smokes...this whole thing is so dirty.
by MGJR
Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017
Replies: 5
Views: 1012

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 10/31/2017

Eat them...the regulations intend for there to be a certain amount of harvest, particularly of the most abundant size classes, allowing others to reach better size. If you release all the 13" back - they wont grow. :shock:
by MGJR
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

Re: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

There is much said here...why not more discussion or commentary? How do you all feel about this?
by MGJR
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach

Crickets...

There has to be some interest out there.
by MGJR
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville - Lime Saddle
Replies: 1
Views: 698

Oroville - Lime Saddle

Quick update - I spoke with marina staff and they are projecting 1 - 1.5 weeks remaining for launching at Lime Saddle (if rates stay same). The ramp is down around the corner and there is a shallow hump adjacent to the ramp on the dock side. Water temp 71-72. Good algae bloom. Fish were sporadic for...
by MGJR
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach

There is a need for an organization to represent reservoir fisheries in California-no doubt. I have been personally trying to lay the groundwork to do so. However- to provide advocacy and research at the level you speak of for DU, CalWaterfowl, etc, etc-there is considerable overhead and resources r...
by MGJR
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8718

Re: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.

Clear lake's water quality problems are MUCH more complex and bigger than spraying weeds. The aquatic macrophytes being sprayed are going to die off eventually at some point regardless making a fish kill an annual possibility even if spraying didn't occur. I seem to recall a series of huge wildfire...
by MGJR
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8718

Re: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.

Well...I have to chime on a few things. There is some pure nonsense in this thread and a few good points. First and foremost, there is a problem with anoxic conditions in Clear Lake resulting in massive fish kills. As Steve points out, yes, that does have the potential from a population standpoint t...
by MGJR
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Predatory fish removal from the delta
Replies: 30
Views: 3026

Re: Predatory fish removal from the delta

Y'all - Steve is an insider of the fish community. He hears and sees a lot of **** that he cannot openly comment about. I spent many years doing the same thing - I however, do not have to worry about MY job! Lets just say this - those who control, or want to control water, do not care about the fish...
by MGJR
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Britton-Burney
Replies: 2
Views: 426

Re: Lake Britton-Burney

Large, small and lots of nice crappie
by MGJR
Sat Jun 24, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta in September
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Shasta in September

North wind+buzz bait=awesomeness

Just saying-
by MGJR
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: Sacramento Valley Salmon Resiliency Strategy

We had the Calfed, Bay-Delta project, this, that and the next...have there been any measurable imrovements in salmon pops? Nope! still an unstoppable POD. Funny...wonder what the common denominator is? Oh wait...it's too much water out of the Delta. Where's my 500 million? I just solved the problem.
by MGJR
Mon May 15, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nice places to stay in or near Oroville lake?
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: Nice places to stay in or near Oroville lake?

Chico State Graduation. That eats up all hotels/motels. Try one of the campgrounds.
by MGJR
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/11/2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 04/11/2017

Rangers have nothing to do with it. That is entirely on Lime Saddle Marina and folks running that facility. In 37 years-I've seen little effort to clear the ramp.
I launched Saturday before anyone else-there was no wood!
by MGJR
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 6406

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

By filtered I mean NGO and non-profits operate with huge overhead - and often, grant money will be awarded but go through 1 or 2 foundations or groups who "administer" the grants. Usually a lot of wasteful overhead. Often a lot of feel good jobs with no accountability and don't really resu...
by MGJR
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 6406

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

Grants are often filtered through multiple channels and the money's finally available for any meaningful programs is minimal. Note: the $96/hr is a loaded rate, not hourly wage. Regardless: just ways to tax, tax, tax. Typical bureaucratic solution.
by MGJR
Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 6406

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

They will lose more money in tax revenue if fewer guys come stay and fish. Just hurting their own economy. They will never be Napa County. Embrace the resources you have - this would not happen in most states, especially ones with world renowned fisheries.
by MGJR
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: KISTLER ARGON
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: KISTLER ARGON

Chico
by MGJR
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone fish with Bionic Blade Bass Pro rods
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Anyone fish with Bionic Blade Bass Pro rods

I fished with one for nearly 15 years. Caught a million fish on it. For the price - great rod. Spend a bit more - many more options, get into some really quality rods.
by MGJR
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How you layer for rain AND cold?
Replies: 14
Views: 1253

Re: How you layer for rain AND cold?

In a pinch, if it's real wet, breathable waders are not a bad option. Then you just need a good jacket.
by MGJR
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake depth research and spots
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Lake depth research and spots

In cdec reservoirs page, select daily reservoir elevation, select your reservoir. It will report elevation.
by MGJR
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: KISTLER ARGON
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: KISTLER ARGON

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by MGJR
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: KISTLER ARGON
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: KISTLER ARGON

Bump
by MGJR
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/22/2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 11/22/2016

How much ramp left at the Saddle?
by MGJR
Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: KISTLER ARGON
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: KISTLER ARGON

Nor-Cal. Can ship at cost of shipping.
by MGJR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: CRO
Replies: 0
Views: 175

CRO

COLUMBIA RIVER OUTFITTERS BAITCAST ROD. 6' MEDIUM HEAVY. GOOD CONDITION. $25.
by MGJR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: KISTLER ARGON
Replies: 8
Views: 774

KISTLER ARGON

BRAND NEW KISTLER ARGON 7'0 GLASS/GRAPHITE MEDIUM ACTION CRANKING ROD (BAITCAST). RETAILS $169 - ASKING $90.
by MGJR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Yamamoto Rod
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Yamamoto Rod

Gary Yamamoto Tournament Rod. Label says its 6' but its 6'10". Medium action. Light/sensitive bait cast rod.

$40. OBO
by MGJR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Bass Pro Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Bass Pro Rods

Bass Pro Shops Extreme. 6'6" Medium Action bait cast rod. $35.00. Gently used.
Bass Pro Shops Bionic Blade. 6'6" Medium Heavy. $30.00. Moderately used.
by MGJR
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD - 2006 Ranger 188VS - 150HP Etec - 165 hrs
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Re: 2006 Ranger 188VS - 150HP Etec - 165 hrs

More Picts? Any more info on big motor (reports, major work, regular maint). Cover?
by MGJR
Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Starter Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Oroville Starter Kit

It is not dissimilar from Motherload Lakes, other than its primarily a spotted bass fishery. Yes, there are numbers, but if you want to fish for better quality, you can. It changes over the year, so it is difficult to give you a list. You do not need 4/0 EWG hooks, I will tell you that! I live in Ch...
by MGJR
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is that red fire retardant from planes
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Is that red fire retardant from planes

We have non-reproductive hermaphroditic fish with opiate and antidepressant additions! Could be worse I guess.
by MGJR
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is that red fire retardant from planes
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: Is that red fire retardant from planes

Here is the deal, some components of retardants used in fire suppression are toxic to aquatic organisms. However, it is not like there are significant quantities of it entering the aquatic ecosystem. Pilots and firefighters are briefed on ecologically sensitive areas and are not supposed to apply in...
by MGJR
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:47 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Gary Yamamoto Bait Cast Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Gary Yamamoto Bait Cast Rod

Bump
by MGJR
Thu May 05, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senko de Mayo contest | Win $100 of Yamamoto Product
Replies: 44
Views: 2682

Re: Senko de Mayo contest | Win $100 of Yamamoto Product

Jim: watermelon black fleck
Andy: Green pumpkin black fleck
by MGJR
Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake oroville
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Lake oroville

Fortunately, bass are a pretty resilient species, our water quality conditions are generally good, and we don't have many disease problems. However, that is not an excuse not to exercise proper care of fish. My original post was largely in reference to a series of photographs posted of a decent larg...
by MGJR
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake oroville
Replies: 20
Views: 1492

Re: Lake oroville

Can you please quit laying the fish in the dirt?
by MGJR
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California

You show me a photo, I'd be more inclined to believe you. Most likely....large Plecostomus somebody let out of their aquarium. If they are sturgeon, which is highly unlikely, they were illegally put there. Still...I highly doubt it.
by MGJR
Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California

Several reasons, 1 there is no suitable habitat and they would not ever occur there naturally. Second, I'm a fishery biologist....lived here my whole life. I kinda have it on good authority. I did forget...there are some catfish.
by MGJR
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Gary Yamamoto Bait Cast Rod
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: Gary Yamamoto Bait Cast Rod

bump
by MGJR
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: What Types of Fish Are In California Park Lake Chico California

There are definitely not sturgeon in Cal Park Lake...
by MGJR
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish before during or after a heat wave?
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Fish before during or after a heat wave?

Pressure changes are what you need to worry about right now. Fishing a steady and falling barometer, good. Fast rising (typically day after storm) can make bite tough for several reasons.

Friday should be good. Should be fish in all phases of spawn cycle...

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