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by MichaelB
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!

What is the scoring format going to be ?
2 teens + boater = team weight ?
2 teens = team.... and boater just the guide ?
Still 5 fish ?

I'm already registered, just curious how it will work.
by MichaelB
Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider

There is some hope the devastating House Appropriations "rider" will not make it out of Committee. Senior California Senator Diane Feinstein opposes the "rider" ...... which must be shot down for any hope at Stopping the Tunnels. The following LA Times link is an excellent read o...
by MichaelB
Sat May 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels

Republicans, Democrats, Utilities, Big Money Agriculture Interests ...... money knows no boundaries. If this rider makes it out of committee and into law the fight to stop the Tunnels is over. Enjoy the Delta while you can ..... You can not contact Congressman Calvert by email unless you live in his...
by MichaelB
Thu May 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

I just left message with Kalverts office and they said he would call me back; lets see if that happens! I told him that I did not support his rider to not allow lawsuits against the project or sponsors and will go to all lengths to cost him a many votes as possible in next election if he does not p...
by MichaelB
Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

This absolutely figures. The author of the appropriations bill "rider", Congressman Ken Calvert, is being funded by numerous entities who will benefit from the construction of the Tunnels. From "Restore the Delta": OUR PRESS RELEASE: Today, Restore the Delta noted that the author...
by MichaelB
Wed May 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

I called all three numbers and the results were as follows. I was not allowed to leave a voicemail for Senator Feinstein and after two minutes was disconnected. I was able to leave a voicemail with Senator Harris and I actually got a live person answer Congressman Calvert's phone. Can someone pleas...
by MichaelB
Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 969

House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

If this "rider", tagged onto an unrelated House Appropriations bill makes it out of committee, and makes it into law, it will eliminate any court action to fight the Delta Tunnels. It never ends, more sleazy efforts to circumvent any attempts to fight the Delta Tunnels. The more of this cr...
by MichaelB
Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5 Rescued at Lake Oroville from Boat Crash; at least 1 dead
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

Re: 5 Rescued at Lake Oroville from Boat Crash; at least 1 dead

Six people in a ski boat, driver drunk and not paying attention. Very tragic result, but you can't operate a boat in this fashion.

http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/articl ... /180519917
by MichaelB
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)

I'm not sure on a spinning reel if you are going to be totally happy with any floro .... especially if it has been spooled up for a while and developed some memory. I used to use P-Line 100% Floro on all my reels, spinning or casting but now I use Sunline Sniper, I use 660 yard spools to try to elim...
by MichaelB
Thu May 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 - Both Units Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 127

Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 - Both Units Sold

Both are now Sold Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 (pair) Non-Touch / Both with Lake Insight Includes (2) Covers + (1) Gimbal Mount + (2) Knobs + Manuals No Transducers or Cables Original Equipment on 2013 Ranger Both Work Fine, no scratches on either screen and both in excellent condition $425 for Both / TYD /...
by MichaelB
Wed May 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro places to stay
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Don Pedro places to stay

bassmonkey wrote:There are a few places on VRBO that are close to the lake and look boat friendly. Search La Grange VRBO.

What is VRBO ?
The population of LaGrange is about 75 ..... and that includes the 25 who are at the Bar on a weekend
by MichaelB
Wed May 09, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro places to stay
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Don Pedro places to stay

There is nothing close to Pedro:
Oakdale / Sonora / Coulterville are the closest.... and they are not that close
Don't think there is anything in Waterford
If you are just fishing for a day ..... drive from San Jose
by MichaelB
Sun May 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 14694

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

Although I have only launched out of B&W a few times, I can tell you that they are not the only Delta marina that has had high dollar bass boat thefts.... they just did not make it to Westernbass with the end result of a torched boat making the thread. Parked boats in covered slips have been tow...
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Governor is for fishing and wildlife?
Replies: 2
Views: 331

Re: What Governor is for fishing and wildlife?

How about which Governor supports the Tunnels ? Then you have your answer
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward

monte300 wrote:About a year ago I made a modest donation to some lobbiest group that fights the tunnels movement, but I can't remember who it was?

This organization is fighting for the Delta ...... they could use our support.

http://www.restorethedelta.org/
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward

The Santa Clara Valley Water District vote postponed until next week. Just a few days ago, the Calif Water Resources Board stated the SCVWD vote has nothing to do with potential funding of the new Pacheco dam by the State..... now this comes out in yesterdays meeting in Santa Clara: "The board ...
by MichaelB
Tue May 01, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Did Governor Brown promise the Bay Area a new reservoir in exchange for Delta tunnels support
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Did Governor Brown promise the Bay Area a new reservoir in exchange for Delta tunnels suppor

Figures ...... just one more sleazy deal, in what has been a history of lies, deceit and back room deals from our Governor. Enjoy the Delta while you can.
by MichaelB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Wacky Rig Hooks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Delta Wacky Rig Hooks ?

Fishing Wacky rigged Senkos around tules, I like some type of weed guard, have been using Gama Wicked Wacky 3/0 and 4/0. What is your preference ?

I am growing weary of not getting a good hook-set with these and other "smallish" wacky rig hooks.

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by MichaelB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line spooling ???
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: Line spooling ???

Don't buy your line in 200 yard spools. Buy your line in 600 to 1000 yard spools then you are only taking a hit on the very last time you use the spool. You can also use 20-30 yards of backing on your reels, then you save that much line every time you replace line on that reel.
by MichaelB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boat Operator Card
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: California Boat Operator Card

Did not mean to suggest that all jet skis and wakeboard boats are a PIA ..... but I am old and grumpy.
As far as I am concerned, there are two types of boats:
Those boats that are fishing, and those boats that are aggravating those who are trying to fish !!!
:wink:
by MichaelB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boat Operator Card
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: California Boat Operator Card

Before you throw the State under the bus, the course is very informative. All the materials are provided at no charge, including the test information which you complete yourself and mail in to be scored. The course handbook is sent to you free, and/or the same handbook is also online. Beware of all ...
by MichaelB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta, 29 Mar 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: Delta, 29 Mar 2018

I was out Saturday and couldn't see anything in that muddy water. The clearer water I did find had muck bottoms and no fish. You done good if you found an area that was clear and held the numbers of fish that you say. I was also out Saturday..... Mildred, Old River, Middle River and around Disco an...
by MichaelB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing club for non-boater
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Fishing club for non-boater

Check our website ..... the meetings are once a month, the last Thursday of the month.
We fish exclusively in the Delta.

Here is some new member information:

http://www.deltabassclub.com/membership.html
by MichaelB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing club for non-boater
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Fishing club for non-boater

Where are you located ?
If you are around the Delta, check us out.
Meeting tonight in Oakley.

http://www.deltabassclub.com/
by MichaelB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2006 Ranger Tandem Axle Trailer Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: 2006 Ranger Tandem Axle Trailer Brake Pads

Try here .... you will have to register:

http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=47
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: POwer head 2005 opti 225
Replies: 1
Views: 277

Re: POwer head 2005 opti 225

Check your pm Abb
by MichaelB
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Minn Kota Fortex 101 36v 45" / SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Minn Kota Fortex 101 36v 45"

Bass_Shreddin:
Call me at cell number in my pm.....
by MichaelB
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Minn Kota Fortex 101 36v 45" / SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Minn Kota Fortex 101 36v 45" / SOLD

Fortrex SOLD Just ordered a new Ultrex, this trolling motor is in excellent condition. Fortrex 101 / 36v / 45" shaft Off of a 2013 Ranger Includes nearly new Transducer with Temp for Lowrance (PDT-WBL #106-74) Includes mounting hardware $475 in Modesto More pictures available ...... send me pm ...
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MWD Seeks to Control Delta Tunnel Operation
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: MWD Seeks to Control Delta Tunnel Operation

TonyM wrote:Ufish-With that mentality, you havent earned the right to ask others who have put their time in on the Delta what 5 baits to have on the deck or what their Delta Senko setups are.


Thank You Tony
by MichaelB
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What 3 to 5 rods are on deck for ca delta around spring time in march?
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: What 3 to 5 rods are on deck for ca delta around spring time in march?

Senko - wacky rigged Senko - texas rigged (maybe) Speed Trap Lipless - Trap or LV-500 Bubba Drop Shot Spinnerbait or chatterbait (if windy) Wadda Jig Flip-Pitch Rig I know I cheated and listed 8 ..... have to look at the conditions to decide which ones I have on the deck. Right now with our run of c...
by MichaelB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels

From the SacB article... "They said the tunneling system would also prevent further harm to the Delta’s declining fish populations....... state officials say the WaterFix project would largely remedy the “reverse flow” problem and make the fish safer." I am just fricking comforted to lear...
by MichaelB
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels

How did the citizens of California, particularly Northern California, arrive in the situation that a Southern Cal "water agency" (MWD) can buy up islands in the Delta, fund either one or two Tunnels on the backs of their ratepayers, and be making plans to divert the Sacramento River South ...
by MichaelB
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MWD Seeks to Control Delta Tunnel Operation
Replies: 4
Views: 482

MWD Seeks to Control Delta Tunnel Operation

It is hard for me to talk about how to rig Delta Senkos or which 5 rods should be on my deck this March in the Delta when the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is looking to completely take over the Delta Tunnels, control the water distribution, control the flow, control the financi...
by MichaelB
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Weather - High & Low Pressure ?
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Weather - High & Low Pressure ?

This was an informative read on weather patterns.
Lot of talk on barometric pressure ..... what is considered more favorable "low pressure" and what is considered less favorable "high pressure" ?

http://www.westernbass.com/article/weat ... ur-fishing
by MichaelB
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Calif Dept Water Resources Being Run by MWD Stooge
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Calif Dept Water Resources Being Run by MWD Stooge

Interesting read concerned Delta persons. Bottom line is the California Department of Water Resources, who station in life is to protect California Water for all California citizens new "Director" Karla Nemith has been on the payroll of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern Californi...
by MichaelB
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 24 Hour Peak Wind | baits for chop on the water?
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: 24 Hour Peak Wind | baits for chop on the water?

30 to 40 mph is a far cry from "chop on the water" !!!!!
by MichaelB
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clubs near Castro Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Clubs near Castro Valley

Here you go if you prefer the Delta ...... Oakley is reasonably close to Castro Valley, our meetings are the last Thursday of the month.

Send me a pm if you would like to talk.

http://www.deltabassclub.com/

http://www.deltabassclub.com/membership.html
by MichaelB
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Coors Light Delta Event OPEN TO ALL Teams | $150 to Fish for a Jeep
Replies: 15
Views: 2155

Re: Coors Light Delta Event OPEN TO ALL Teams | $150 to Fish for a Jeep

If the field is "capped" at (120) Boats, then the intent of the rules is being maintained.
If there are going to be (250) Boats now in this "Invitational" then the guys that worked to qualify are getting screwed and this is a money grab for Anglers Press.
by MichaelB
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pardee
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Pardee

I dont know of any bass fishing restrictions..... the Lake closes for the Winter and part of the Fall. I suppose if the Lake is closed, that is a fishing restriction. Looks like it reopens February 15, 2018 ...... make sure your boat is clean and dry, they have a fairly intensive boat inspection. Br...
by MichaelB
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Basscat, triton or nitro?
Replies: 40
Views: 3117

Re: Stratos vs nitro?

Looking at a new nitro Z18 or 18 foot Stratos. Is there a stratus dealer here in Northern California? Does anybody have any opinions on either I will be getting rid of an order ranger looking to save some money on the boat to get OptiMaxx trolling motor Talon and fishfinders Stratos Boats was bough...
by MichaelB
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca Delta Drop Shot Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Ca Delta Drop Shot Question?

with the Ca delta bass fishiing season right around the corner what is your favorite drop shot set up for ca delta, spinning or baitcasting line hooks baits Weights ext and why? thanks western bass I don't use a spinning rod to drop shot in the Delta as I usually dont have enough line out. I am usu...
by MichaelB
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fresno Billboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Fresno Billboard

Heres what Fresno City Councilman and farmers think about the Delta ...... just send them more water so they can turn a desert into pistachios

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by MichaelB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Contingencies????
Replies: 21
Views: 1582

Re: WWBT Contingencies????

For a prospective angler looking for WWBT details.... such as the cost of a team tournament, one has to spend $60 for a membership, which is really restrictive and a bad idea. One should not have to complain on Westernbass and wait for a "member" to post such basic information.
by MichaelB
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 Delta Club Classic / October 27 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 214

2018 Delta Club Classic / October 27 2018

Greetings California / Western Bass Clubs The Delta Bass Club will again he hosting the Northern California Club Classic. Russos Marina, Bethel Island on the California Delta / Saturday October 27, 2018 This will be the 14th Annual Club Classic. Same format as in previous years, 6 Boats/12 Anglers e...
by MichaelB
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1273

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

Just playing the devils advocate here. Did you do your homework? What makes you, or anybody else, think that the WaterFix has not received permits? The entire premise of the news release from "Restore the Delta" is the project had not been permitted. They have not completed the economic/f...
by MichaelB
Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1273

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

Interesting ..... no permits, no financing, no economic study. Although the federal government is not providing financing, the project needs their approval as "federal waterways" are being impacted. No construction can start without financing in place and permits. The "project" i...
by MichaelB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% off West marine
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: 15% off West marine

That's a great deal ..... their exclusion disclaimer is confusing
by MichaelB
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% off West marine
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: 15% off West marine

Need to read the "fine print" .......

https://www.westmarine.com/thanks-disclaimer
by MichaelB
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:35 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Best ( CLUB ) payout
Replies: 12
Views: 1754

Re: Best ( CLUB ) payout

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