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by Freefall
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Swim Jigs
Replies: 2
Views: 620

Re: Delta Swim Jigs

It all depends on the time of year and water color.

Fall I throw a shad color, spring is bluegill / crappie and summer a gold shiner color.

Trailers vary depending upon the water color and size.
by Freefall
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Flooding | Not Only About the Fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Re: Clear Lake Flooding | Not Only About the Fishing

Damn, that's sad, hopefully everyone can get to a safe / dry place.

Insurance, make sure you have it and understand your policy.
by Freefall
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any eyes on b&w and pirates liar
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Any eyes on b&w and pirates liar

Conditions are bad, I'd definitely fish a lake instead of the Delta.

B&W is open, not sure about pirates lair.

The debris is incredible and not safe in most areas.
by Freefall
Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated

Stratos278 wrote:If I were in the market for a used boat, the first place I would look is the "Classifieds" right here on Western Bass! I'm surprised no one else mentioned it...


I've been checking it daily. There's 1 in my price range that I'm going to try to look at this weekend.
by Freefall
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated

Be patient and keep an eye out. Good deals do come along, they just don't last long. I did know where a used 520 was but don't know if it's sold or not. I'll check tomorrow. Also it never hurts to contact boat dealers and see if they have anything. Gone Fishin Marine in Dixon does a LOT of consignm...
by Freefall
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Saw this pic from '13 Hmm parked on it? #orovilledam update
Replies: 6
Views: 2946

Re: Saw this pic from '13 Hmm parked on it? #orovilledam update

Ouch.... I guess they'll have some explaining to do....
by Freefall
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated

I agree, I'm definitely leaning toward a 20.

If anyone has a lead on one in the 20 to 25k range I'd appreciate it.
by Freefall
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Buying my first bass boat... assistance appreciated

After many years of making my duck boats pull double duty I am finally in a position to buy my first pure fishing boat. I have never owned a bass boat , so this is a new and somewhat intimidating process. I know I have a lot to learn and am always appreciative of info and help so please feel free to...
by Freefall
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to Fluoro Knots - A Test
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: Braid to Fluoro Knots - A Test

What knot would you use on stiffer floro such as 20lb floro to 65lb braid?

Ive had horrible luck with those sizes....
by Freefall
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pro Repair recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 322

Re: Pro Repair recommendations

Delta prop here in Lodi. They do amazing work.
by Freefall
Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Used boat websites?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Used boat websites?

I'm in the market for a new boat and I'm having trouble finding a good site to search for used boats.

Boattrader is horrible.

Am I missing something?
by Freefall
Tue Aug 23, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Squarebills on the Delta
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Squarebills on the Delta

I got a handful of good fish pre & spawn on larger square bills. I haven't thrown them in a while though.
by Freefall
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Double Plopper's Now in Stock
Replies: 2
Views: 635

Re: Double Plopper's Now in Stock

Cool alternative to a traditional buzz. That said the wire holding the props is light so when a big fish eats it or takes it into the weeds those wires bend like noodles and take a lot of tuning to get right again. River2sea, stiffer wire on the props.... otherwise its pretty cool. A lot more subtle...
by Freefall
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bouncing fish
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: Bouncing fish

I flip occasionally but most of those never touch the mat. I lip my bigger fish, I'm old school that way.
by Freefall
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Looking for a a Powell 3D 755cb
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Looking for a a Powell 3D 755cb

If you have a Powell 3D 755CB that you are willing to move drop me a PM.
by Freefall
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Algae Bloom?
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Re: Delta Algae Bloom?

Clear water on the Delta... funny joke.

No blooms up N on the Moke side.
by Freefall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod

Nope, gold ring, not the XT model.

Mark I'll PM you.
by Freefall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Which Batteries Are Best
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: Which Batteries Are Best

My buddy put VMAX AGMs in his boat and swears by them.
by Freefall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod

slkric wrote:Loved mine so much, I got two more.


Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Hard to beat $100 shipped brand new. I'll grab one.
by Freefall
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta 9lber
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

Re: Delta 9lber

Nice!
by Freefall
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Feedback needed... Tatula frog rod

I am thinking about picking up a second frog rod and came across a Tatula frog rod for a good price but before I ordered it I thought I would get some feedback. Do any of you own one r have thrown one?
by Freefall
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Sierra Series?
Replies: 5
Views: 1975

Re: Dobyns Sierra Series?

I picked up a Sierra 735 , beautifully made rod but I should have went with a 736 ( for frogging ). The guys at the shop were very helpful and got me going in the right direction.
by Freefall
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: NEW dobyns Sierra 735 , trade for 736...
Replies: 0
Views: 266

NEW dobyns Sierra 735 , trade for 736...

I have a new dobyns Sierra 735 that I would like to trade for a champion 736.

If you are interested shoot me a PM.
by Freefall
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Replica mount recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Replica mount recommendation

I cot a PB recently and would like to do a replica mount but wanted some recommendations on a company to go through.

Any tips or feedback would be appreciated.
by Freefall
Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: AGM or Optima ?
Replies: 4
Views: 333

AGM or Optima ?

I have a 12V trolling motor on my current boat and have found that I drain my Walmart battery pretty quickly on the D. I dont want to replace the motor because I am planning on buying a new boat in a few months. Until then I still need to get the most out of my rig. I'm going to buy a new battery bu...
by Freefall
Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Looking for a Dobyns 735
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Looking for a Dobyns 735

Either a savvy, Sierra or a champion.

If you have one or sale pm me please.
by Freefall
Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: WTB 50_80lb trolling motor
Replies: 2
Views: 357

WTB 50_80lb trolling motor

I'm looking to replace my trolling motor. Mine is too small.

Im looking for something 50-70lb thrust.

If you have one for sale shoot me a PM.
by Freefall
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....

I'm considering adding a graph to my boat (no electronics for me to date) & wanted to hear your thoughts on the Lowrance hook 7 VS the Hummingbird Helix 7.

I'm looking at the DI with GPS unit.

Any tips or feedback would be appreciated.
by Freefall
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lucas financial support of the Delta Tunnels.
Replies: 41
Views: 3007

Re: Lucas financial support of the Delta Tunnels.

Why is this okay? The top single initiative donor, according to state campaign records, is Forrest Lucas, who contributed $100,000 last month. The co-founder of Lucas Oil Products, a Corona-based company that makes lubricants and additives, he owns a large Missouri cattle ranch and lives in Indiana...
by Freefall
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 7/17/16 Delta (new boat, quality fish!)
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: 7/17/16 Delta (new boat, quality fish!)

Congrats on the new rig. I can't wait to get mine.

Good bag too. I'm hoping to get out Wednesday, it's been too long.
by Freefall
Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High Speed Reels
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: High Speed Reels

That pretty much said it all. I run 7.1s on my frog, flip, punch & topwater rods to pick up line quickly and pull fish away from cover. I run 6.4s on my crank, chatterbait & spinnerbait rods because I tend to overpower those baits on anything more high speed. An 8 gear ratio would be nice fo...
by Freefall
Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Going to buy a used boat, things to look for?...
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Going to buy a used boat, things to look for?...

Thanks for the advice. I'm hoping to get things lined up soon and start looking.
by Freefall
Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan

Awesome! Thanks for the help guys.
by Freefall
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Re: Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan

Thanks, they said anything over 6 years old they only do 50% of low nada.
by Freefall
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan
Replies: 6
Views: 413

Bank/Dealer for a used boat loan

I'm looking to get a new (used)boat and I contacted my bank and they only finance 50% of the low blue book value of a used boat. That won't cut it.

So I was hoping for some recommendations for a bank or a dealership that finances used boats.

Any advice would be appreciated.
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Marine Spotlight Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Marine Spotlight Advice

I have HID lights mounted on my boat but I have an LED wayfair light that's served me well through 4 duck seasons.
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Discussion topics, what's up?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Discussion topics, what's up?

That can be said of most forums. I've been on a few duck hunting forums for over 10 years and have seen plenty banned for running their mouth. I've seen those boards go down hill too.

I've also met some amazing people who I'm close with. You just have to weed through the idiots
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frog Rod
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Frog Rod

I have a powell 736 and though it has a lot of upside, the one knock I have on itis that the tip seems a bit too stiff to walk the dog. I struggle with that aspect due to the rod. That said once you hook up its got enough horse power to pull them out of almost anything. The livetarget frog is pretty...
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Discussion topics, what's up?
Replies: 9
Views: 792

Re: Discussion topics, what's up?

From my experience most guys are pretty mum about specifics. Especially for those who fish for $.

That said I've asked for advice on here several times and have always gotten helpful responses.
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Going to buy a used boat, things to look for?...
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Going to buy a used boat, things to look for?...

I've been fishing from my Tracker duck boat and though it works, it's not ideal. So I'm going to start looking for a boat. I'd like to find something that will last me several years, 4 stroke, 18' minimum. This will be my first glass hulled boat so before I start picking a boat I thought I would get...
by Freefall
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Launching a yak in the Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Launching a yak in the Delta

There are marinas by franks, however the wind may limit your opportunities.

That aside B&W & Paradise point both have good launches and offer decent fishing close to the launch.
by Freefall
Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1388

Re: Delta boat

I'll go sign up for driving lessons.
by Freefall
Sun Jun 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta boat
Replies: 15
Views: 1388

Re: Delta boat

We have a 2015 tracker 17'9" with 75HP, and have had some problems running in the big stuff at the bottom of Frank's. This just means we had to slow down a little bit and we made it fine. 98% of the time, we are running with no problems whatsoever. We made the mistake of trying to run across C...
by Freefall
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Favorite Flourocarbon
Replies: 11
Views: 940

Re: Favorite Flourocarbon

I dont like using floro but when I do its usually Sunline sniper.
by Freefall
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Seaguar Red Label
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Seaguar Red Label

Likewise
by Freefall
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best online source for fishing supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Best online source for fishing supplies

Brian D. wrote:Troll much?... just keep reeling them in.



Yup.

That said Tacklewarehouse & outdoorproshops
Offer Military discounts and are CA companies.
by Freefall
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Been a great few days
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Been a great few days

Nice bluegill! I got a stud red ear on a crankbait last week.

Good fish, keep it up.
by Freefall
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is all this primrose going to kill the delta?
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Is all this primrose going to kill the delta?

Na, people said that about hyacinth too and it's all but gone. Take advantage of it and punch away.
by Freefall
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frog Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Frog Mods

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