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by Rich hamilton
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shimano Sahara 2500 Spinning Reels
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Shimano Sahara 2500 Spinning Reels

I would suggest Dan as well if you want to keep them. I have the old stradic's and Dan has kept them going at a very reasonable price. Consider looking at these Diawa reels. I back reel fish as opposed to always worrying about the drag settings and Shimano removed the anti reverse switch feature on ...
by Rich hamilton
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Repair, Looking for fairly quick turnaround
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Rod Repair, Looking for fairly quick turnaround

If you are near modesto talk to Paul at C and C marine, they have a guy that does a great job and has a quick turn around. Richie Rich
by Rich hamilton
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lake Tulloch and the Stanislaus River
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: lake Tulloch and the Stanislaus River

Thanks for the info, it was really strange to see the river literally rise rapidly without much rain etc. Melonies was only down .14 today and Tulloch up .67. I must be reading something wrong on the lake levels.
by Rich hamilton
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lake Tulloch and the Stanislaus River
Replies: 4
Views: 649

lake Tulloch and the Stanislaus River

Was just wondering when and why they release water from Tulloch? I noticed the Stanislaus river converges and flows into Melonies and then into Tulloch. The river the last three days has been rising quite rapidly here in Ripon. Must be either Power demand, farm use or to prepare for storms? Thanks i...
by Rich hamilton
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex on an older Ranger
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Ultrex on an older Ranger

Thanks! Glad folks said something, good to know while planning! Happy New Year RR
by Rich hamilton
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex on an older Ranger
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: Ultrex on an older Ranger

by Rich hamilton
Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: If you need BASS BOAT INSURANCE
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: If you need BASS BOAT INSURANCE

No disrespect to other sponsors on the website but the guys are 100% correct 1800 bass boat is very incredible. I just finished a claim (my second) and it was just like the first absolutely incredible service. Stan and Ken do a great job and really understand Bass Boats and fishing. I really appreci...
by Rich hamilton
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12.30 to Win Millerton | NewJen Results Dec 16
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: 12.30 to Win Millerton | NewJen Restuls Dec 16

Nice trophies NewJen! Looking forward to 2018! RR
by Rich hamilton
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil
Replies: 12
Views: 703

Vortex trailer hubs/Lucas oil

Something to consider, the no maintenance feature and warranty is pretty impressive. My new trailer axles came with this hub so hopefully one less thing to worry about! RR

by Rich hamilton
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Launch of New Boat Brand Was Announced Today
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: The Launch of New Boat Brand Was Announced Today

Time to get the cobwebs out of the wallet and take a deep look! :)

by Rich hamilton
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CTT Mother Lode Teams at McClure
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: CTT Mother Lode Teams at McClure

And....... Bill is very experienced excellent TD!

Bride is getting her hip replaced for the third time, gonna miss this one :) RR
by Rich hamilton
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Sold To New Owners
Replies: 16
Views: 5271

Re: WWBT Sold To New Owners

A heartfelt thanks to Gary and his staff for the last two years.


Good luck Gary and staff/partners I wish you the very best success! RR
by Rich hamilton
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% off West marine
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: 15% off West marine

What a great deal! Called them and that was it, no more 15% off deals through the new year! Still always great to hear someone found a great deal! RR
by Rich hamilton
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Happy thanksgiving to you Mark and all the folks on WESTERNBASS.COM! We all have a lot to be thankful for :) RR
by Rich hamilton
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Ultrex
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Ultrex

Good points!

I fished McClure four days last week and I was amazed how fast I drifted off the school while trying to drop on them. I would love to have poles and that new trolling motor but as you said funds are a factor! RR
by Rich hamilton
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Ultrex
Replies: 7
Views: 1261

Re: Ultrex

So is it safe to say this is a replacement for power poles etc? RR
by Rich hamilton
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thank you for the support!
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: Thank you for the support!

Larry,

Glad you are okay and I bet a little shaken! Thank God you are a tough dude it will take more than an accident to keep you off the water :) RR
by Rich hamilton
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C & C Marine in Citrus Heights is Open & Kicking Out Great Service - As Always
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: C & C Marine in Citrus Heights is Open & Kicking Out Great Service - As Always

Agreed! Jeremy dropped everything this morning to figure out a broken trailer axle issue. It is great to have people working hard to keep us on the water! Thanks again to Jeremy and staff working hard under tough conditions! RR
by Rich hamilton
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2018 BASS opens rule change, great job BASS!
Replies: 1
Views: 579

2018 BASS opens rule change, great job BASS!

> The use of non-puncturing cull clips will be mandatory in 2018.

I would hope all tournament organizations out West and California consider this common sense approach to keeping the fish healthy. RR
by Rich hamilton
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ANDY
Replies: 0
Views: 652

ANDY

May God be with you and your family and friends. Thanks for being there the last fifteen years. love ya man, RR
by Rich hamilton
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats Roy Hawk
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Congrats Roy Hawk

Congrats Roy! Hopefully your son will make it someday as well :). Great to see more western guys doing so well! RR
by Rich hamilton
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New Bass Circuit - New Jen
Replies: 24
Views: 5352

Re: New Bass Circuit - New Jen

ILW, your post is right on and accurate. I hope all the tournaments succeed. Thanks in advance to all the tournament organizations who make it possible for me to escape life for a day or two and put a smile on my face. Simple math; fish what you can and then dream about the ones you cannot afford to...
by Rich hamilton
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime

Great question! I have wondered the same thing with my ten year old minnie 101. Seems like the minimum would be to rebuild it and a new brush kit to get some new life into an older motor in my case. I am sure the trolling motor guru's will have a better answer for you. RR
by Rich hamilton
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 1st boat decisions and questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: 1st boat decisions and questions

Great point about garage and storage! I really like having my boat at home and in the garage. Another great long term consideration. Where does my boat go when not using it? RR
by Rich hamilton
Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 1st boat decisions and questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1104

Re: 1st boat decisions and questions

I think Joe is right on suggesting the Ranger RT188. You said You thought the aluminums were the same as glass in pricing once they are fully rigged. The ones I saw at a ranger dealership were super cool and seemed to be rigged with the equipment you are looking for. I think the future is in these b...
by Rich hamilton
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?

Thanks Mark! I have a F350 2004 BT cruiser 22 foot motorhome without the "Tow haul feature" and I will tell you I am always looking for it when going down hills from Tahoe ETC :) What a difference that tow haul feature makes. The motorhome is fairly small but after using the tow haul featu...
by Rich hamilton
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?

Just my opinion a bigger engine is better. I would strongly suggest a F250 with the tow haul option. I have a 2012 f250 and it has been a dream and I am not going through brake pads like I did with my F150. I tow a heavy sled Ranger Z21 and have been extremely happy with the F250. Folsom lake ford h...
by Rich hamilton
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Bobs marine Clearlake day one results?
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Re: Any Bobs marine Clearlake day one results?

Thanks George, Been pretty tough up there thats a good weight for a half day event. Looking forward to seeing the complete results for both days. Without the wind the bait has been schooled up offshore and the areas that are producing are loaded with boats. Next up; River to sea, Costa, then BBT. Th...
by Rich hamilton
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Bobs marine Clearlake day one results?
Replies: 2
Views: 753

Any Bobs marine Clearlake day one results?

Thanks, RR
by Rich hamilton
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone
Replies: 10
Views: 949

Re: Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone

Great post Rod! I think your friend was pretty darn successful at what he did. This is the greatest thing about fishing, the memories it provides :) RR
by Rich hamilton
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8846

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

I figured 22 a day and then looked up the last FLW event and 66 was first and second. I got lucky on that guess. The last event was in October 15th 2015 with a very different lake! Another prediction is that the lake will fish very small and it will be a shootout between Cody Meyer and Wayne Breazea...
by Rich hamilton
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2017 Snag Proof Open Pro Results
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: 2017 Snag Proof Open Pro Results

Agreed Randy and wife and staff are the best!!! Great year for them all! RR
by Rich hamilton
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8846

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

I have lost count as to how many responses I have written and deleted to this thread.

Maybe you can teach an old dog new tricks. :)
by Rich hamilton
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2018 Delta Dans Outdoors Pro/Am and Team Schedule
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: 2018 Delta Dans Outdoors Pro/Am and Team Schedule

Great job Dan I wish you all the best with your circuit! The pricing is smart and I am sure the competition will be strong! RR
by Rich hamilton
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake

RE; lake Guntersville, check out the video halfway down the webpage. I wish Clearlake was like this.

https://guntersvilleal.org
by Rich hamilton
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 5940

Re: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake

Grass = O2 no grass= dead fish. Pretty simple but fishing habitat is a very low priority in California. RR
by Rich hamilton
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Co Anglers Area for Lucas Oil Western Classic at Mead
Replies: 6
Views: 896

Re: WWBT Co Anglers Area for Lucas Oil Western Classic at Mead

Good luck to all the Pro's and Co's fishing the event! Should be a great experience! RR

As I walked toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I did not leave my bitterness & hatred behind, I would still be in prison. Mandela
by Rich hamilton
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: POE MANS "FISH FRIDAYS". Top 3
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: POE MANS "FISH FRIDAYS". Top 3

As always thanks for the update and results! RR
by Rich hamilton
Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million

All good points and responses.Keeping the issue fresh on folks minds is what is going to help our cause. Not really happy about any of these situations they are all pretty overwhelming! RR
by Rich hamilton
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berryessa TNT
Replies: 4
Views: 1018

Re: Berryessa TNT

Do you use a different launch for the night tournaments as Capell's hours are 4 am to 10 PM?
by Rich hamilton
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million

My post was to specifically open eyes in lake county (Clear lake).Facts can provoke thought and thats what can bring change. Without bringing politics into every conversation maybe we as fisherman here in California need to change who we are and how we do things! I would agree being around like mind...
by Rich hamilton
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Economic value of Sam Rayburn Fishery 47 Million

$31 million (66%) comes from Bass fishing tournaments.

Clear lake 43K acres Rayburn 114k acres. Just some numbers to ponder for the powers to be :) RR

https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwd ... 0_1561.pdf

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