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by MichaelB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Pardee, any boat restrictions? first timer!
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: Lake Pardee, any boat restrictions? first timer!

They used to provide a tie on your way out that went thru your bow eye that would allow you to skip an inspection .... boat could not have been in another lake without removing the tie first. There are no 2 stroke / 4 stroke restrictions, no HP restrictions.... it is a 10 minute idle out of the ramp...
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat question
Replies: 15
Views: 1696

Re: New boat question

Sorry guys. The motor is a 2008 pro xs 250. Has all new batteries and ungraded 36volt minn Kota. Hydro jack plate. So a 2008 with 100 hrs is 10+ yrs old ..... thats still a concern at 10 hrs a year average, boat has been sitting idle for long stretches..... get the outboard looked at. Could be a gr...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina
Replies: 0
Views: 108

2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina

http://www.westernbass.com/shared/images/Lowrance.jpg Greetings Northern California Bass Clubs: Please accept our invitation to participate in the Northern California Club Classic hosted by the Delta Bass Club. The event will be launched from Russos Marina at Bethel Island on the California Delta o...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina
Replies: 0
Views: 119

2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina

Greetings Northern California Bass Clubs: Please accept our invitation to participate in the Northern California Club Classic hosted by the Delta Bass Club. The event will be launched from Russos Marina at Bethel Island on the California Delta on Saturday October 27, 2018 Complete rules, regulations...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat question
Replies: 15
Views: 1696

Re: New boat question

You have a 20+ year old Merc 225 with 100 hrs ? (assuming it is a '98 also ) Any service records ? How long has this boat been sitting around ? Condition of fuel,oil, fuel lines, filters, lower unit oil+impeller, etc....... This is going to become a very lousy trade if you have to re-power the Nitro...
by MichaelB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Today Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, and eight other environmental groups sent a letter
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Today Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, and eight other environmental groups sent a letter

Attorney General Becerra was appointed to his position by Governor Brown ...... figure the odds of this letter having any bearing on stopping the Tunnels.
by MichaelB
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn kota repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Minn kota repair?

I believe it may be Sidewinder Marine in Ceres. Confirmed.... he works out of his "garage" at a residence and does excellent work. I believe he used to own a boat shop..... but now just services Minn-Kota. He is a certified MK repair station Sidewinder Marine 2817 Joy Ave, Ceres, CA 95307...
by MichaelB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy

Matthew Hardin wrote:MichaelB, thanks for the link! I hadn't seen these guys yet, I will be there at their next meeting!


Our next meeting is Thursday June 28 at Dads Cafe in Brentwood ..... so not too far from Concord.
Review the membership details at following link:
http://www.deltabassclub.com/membership.html
by MichaelB
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 687

Re: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy

Matthew Hardin wrote:Thanks, you're probably right i may be overthinking it. It looks like the clubs are full right now so I'll just keep plugging away in the meantime.


http://www.deltabassclub.com/
by MichaelB
Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 568

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

The Rules and Scoring as follows: One Teen per Boat with a 5 fish limit. The Pro Boater will be allowed to contribute 2 kicker fish to help obtain the 5 fish weight limit. Back to the original question: Is there going to be one Teen or two Teens per boat ? This post contradicts the original posts a...
by MichaelB
Tue May 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Violator arrested for fraud in a fishing tournament.
Replies: 5
Views: 4008

Re: Violator arrested for fraud in a fishing tournament.

Who ever cant tell that tail don't belong to that fish should not be a tournament judge !!
by MichaelB
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 568

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: 410

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: 333

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: 1038

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: 1038

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: 1038

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: 1038

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: 3232

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: 1123

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: 203

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: 816

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: 816

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: 14923

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: 344

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: 214

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: 214

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: 863

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: 693

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: 679

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: 646

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: 646

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: 1454

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: 363

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: 363

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: 447

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: 286

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: 328

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: 328

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: 495

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: 2106

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: 449

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: 449

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: 495

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: 271

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: 410

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: 474

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: 422

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: 2220

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.

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