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by monte300
Fri May 25, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend

It's also the weekend you will see the most boats stranded at the dock, unable to move due to improper storage, etc..... If you are really looking for lakeside entertainment. Take a lounge chair an ice chest of beer and go sit on the side of the launch ramp get yo tan on score cards are a bonus! So...
by monte300
Fri May 25, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend

It's also the weekend you will see the most boats stranded at the dock, unable to move due to improper storage, etc.....
by monte300
Fri May 25, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Where is Everyone Fishing This Weekend

Get on and off the water early this weekend. This is probably the biggest wake board and jerk ski weekend of the season, many boats make their way out of storage.
by monte300
Thu May 24, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A review of federal election campaign contributions reveals that...
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: A review of federal election campaign contributions reveals that...

mark poulson wrote:The best government money can buy.


Hopefully enough people fighting the good fight can ward off these self serving politicians. I want MY Delta fishery to be around for my great grandkids and generations beyond that....
by monte300
Wed May 23, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oil Type
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Oil Type

I’m thinking Quicksilver would be a good choice. You can get this and other quality oils in bulk at Boatmasters in Livermore for $20-$25 a gallon which is a good price
by monte300
Wed May 23, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game

Your point is well taken crawdaddy. However, one of the things that I love most about bass fishing is that on any given day an older person can whoop on a younger person. It's one of the only professional sports/activities I can think of where the older person actually has a prayer against a younge...
by monte300
Wed May 23, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game

Jboutfishn wrote:I consider anyone under 75 a youngster. :roll:


Me too! The older I get my perception of old keeps going up. I'm 59 so you gotta be in your 90's to be old in my mind!
by monte300
Tue May 22, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game
Replies: 7
Views: 827

Re: Professional Bass Fishing is a Young Man's Game

Your point is well taken crawdaddy. However, one of the things that I love most about bass fishing is that on any given day an older person can whoop on a younger person. It's one of the only professional sports/activities I can think of where the older person actually has a prayer against a younger...
by monte300
Tue May 22, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider

I used this link to email Senator Feinstein and I urge you to do the same. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me I copied and pasted this: “Hello , my name is ____, and I live in ______, CA. I am calling to express my disapproval of The House Appropriations Committee’s 2019 Spe...
by monte300
Sat May 19, 2018 9:36 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 hi...
by monte300
Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Confirmed 'likely' state and world record crappie
Replies: 2
Views: 6631

Re: Confirmed 'likely' state and world record crappie

Freak of nature
by monte300
Thu May 17, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wndy Wednesday Nighter
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: Wndy Wednesday Nighter

First one of the summer season in the bag. Bite was tough but still managed a few goodens. https://youtu.be/6Wd2dxSkTaA Good stuff Caleb, thanks for sharing! I fished with my late father until he was 75 and the risk of him falling off the back pedestal seat got too high. He was my first and best Ba...
by monte300
Wed May 16, 2018 6:25 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 please...
by monte300
Mon May 14, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MLF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: MLF?

I like it a lot, particularly the pressure of knowing where you stand at all times. I've heard it's a $50k winner take all format and I'm sure all expenses are paid for the pros fishing it.
by monte300
Wed May 09, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/08/2018
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 05/08/2018

That's a magnum crappie, we used to catch barndoor's like that in my youth at Black Butte
by monte300
Mon May 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a fishing partner
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Need a fishing partner

I’m in the Bay Area, thanks for the response, Years ago I joined a club called Bass Classics of Santa Clara and it was a great experience. It was around 30 or 40 like minded avid fishermen/women that conducted once a month competitive "fish out's" at various lakes and the Delta. One can j...
by monte300
Mon May 07, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: First World Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: First World Problem

Thanks for the responses. It looks like standard wait time on a custom order is 8-10 weeks. No harm no foul. While I wish the dealer had told me that in the beginning, it really is not a big deal. Thanks again WB! I come from a school where I would try to leverage something free from the dealership...
by monte300
Mon May 07, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: First World Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: First World Problem

for the dealer to say 2-4 weeks to get a custom boat is irresponsible IMO. Back in 2000 I ordered a custom Triton from Galaxy Marine in Auburn and I forget what they said regarding delivery? In those days there were hardly any Triton's in Nor-Cal and they were built in Ashland Tennessee. It took 8 w...
by monte300
Thu May 03, 2018 11:09 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 All opposed except for Gavin "Gruesome" Newsome. It figures he will most likely be elected. This is the same organization that can use our financial support http://www.restorethedelta.org/2018/02/20/2018-gubernatori...
by monte300
Thu May 03, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 14694

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

This sickens me, there's always some scumbag taking advantage of the honest guy that works hard for his stuff. I feel for ya, brother
by monte300
Thu May 03, 2018 9:41 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

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?
by monte300
Wed May 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: For you old guys...
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: For you old guys...

It's nice to finally see someone get a break in the state of California
by monte300
Tue May 01, 2018 6:17 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

If it don't benefit him or his cronies, he's not interested. Scary Brown is the worst governor in the history of this state.
by monte300
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing CA Delta April 23
Replies: 8
Views: 2151

Re: Fishing CA Delta April 23

I think the sea lions are hurting the fishery more than people realize especially this time of year. Last weekend half the spots I wanted to fish all had sea lions on them up shallow, one spot had 2 actually. There's only so many bass in the river - the more of em' they eat the less there are for u...
by monte300
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat carpet
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Boat carpet

I paid $900 to some dude in Walnut Creek over 20 years ago to re-carpet a 1984 16' Bayliner bass boat. The cost of the carpet alone was $200, so i didn't mind paying $700 for the labor. I respect your desire and ability to do the job yourself but based on the fact your boat is three full feet longer...
by monte300
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alot of abandoned yachts showing up all over the ca delta!
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Alot of abandoned yachts showing up all over the ca delta!

Been out a few times the year to the ca delta and what stands out is all the abondened boats and yachts that ive seen washed up on the banks or in the 5mph areas what a eye soar im sure its only a matter of time that one sinks just under the surface on a main channel and something tragic happens wh...
by monte300
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Crankbaits
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Crankbaits

I love fishing crankbaits and most of the time I fish the Speedtrap or the Super Spot on the Delta. Does anyone have much experience throwing Bandit 100 and 200 models on the Delta and if so do you recommend them?
by monte300
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged

Mitch wrote:I would think it's time for a "Class Action" law suit to be filed !! This state has so many irresponsible people in charge of our water it's a wonder we even have lakes/reservoirs with any water in them !!


Thank you Governor Brown, you POW
by monte300
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Portable jump for crank battery
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Portable jump for crank battery

bustout wrote:just carry jumper cables on boat and use trolling motor battery to jump crank battery


Yup, jumper cables have worked for me for many years
by monte300
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: Storm Mid Warts
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: Storm Mid Warts

Back to the top
by monte300
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Bed Fishing For Giant Bass: Underwater Footage
Replies: 11
Views: 2329

Re: Delta Bed Fishing For Giant Bass: Underwater Footage

Good stuff Caleb thanks for all you do.
by monte300
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: Storm Mid Warts
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Storm Mid Warts

Someone told me that Storm has discontinued this bait? I'm looking for some reasonably priced in Delta colors. Can anyone help me out?
by monte300
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT on Woodward Reservoir?
Replies: 4
Views: 983

Re: WWBT on Woodward Reservoir?

Ah yes, good old Woodward, aka Windward. This was my favorite lake 35 years ago when I started bass fishing. Back in those days you could go there with nothing but chartreuse spinnerbaits and buzzbaits and catch fish all day long. Great shallow water fishery back in the day. Fed by Tulloch but prima...
by monte300
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger z118 question
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Ranger z118 question

I just picked up a 2012 Ranger Z118 and I have a few questions I was hoping someone could help with. What does the acc button on the bow do? And why does it allow you to push it down in both directions? It doesn’t seem to do anything when I push it up or down. The little led lights that light up th...
by monte300
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta, 26 Mar 18
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Delta, 26 Mar 18

Freefall wrote:A 7 is a solid fish. Well done.


Never ever apologize for a 7 pounder :D
by monte300
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What trumps what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: What trumps what?

I once heard Bill Dance say in the spring when the difference between the daytime high and the night time low is 20 degrees is when things turn on.
by monte300
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What trumps what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: What trumps what?

I'm no expert by any stretch of the imagination but IMO the only thing worse than cold, muddy water is cold, muddy water that has suddenly dropped a foot or two
by monte300
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Arrested and Charged in Bassmaster vendor trailer theft case
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Re: Arrested and Charged in Bassmaster vendor trailer theft case

No kidding, can you say crystal meth?
by monte300
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Bait Cast for $150-$200
Replies: 8
Views: 718

Re: Best Bait Cast for $150-$200

Really good reels that are less expensive than $150-$200 are Six Gill. Check them out, I've been throwing them for a couple of years now with no problems. Sometimes available on Amazon. I also hear they have really good customer service.

https://sixgillfishing.com/reels/
by monte300
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta rigs & Lakes rigs
Replies: 9
Views: 944

Re: Delta rigs & Lakes rigs

Hookset, as a 100% Delta fisherman I probably won't be able to help you more than saying what typically works at the Delta also works at Clearlake. The baits, colors and I assume rigs. It would probably be helpful to those far more knowledgeable than myself as to which lakes you're referring to, ie ...
by monte300
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

Actually I'm basing that comment strictly from their online website. I have never been in one of their stores, didn't know they exist?

Appears to be different Monster Tackle

http://www.monstertackle.com/
by monte300
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

The experience I had with Monster was good. However, being a cranker I just can't get past their lack of selection.
by monte300
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

40 years in Retail Operations and I've never seen a more efficient, seamless operation. As we used to say, "they get it". Between TW and Monster Tackle CA anglers are very fortunate. I think I once ordered some treble hooks and line from Monster. Have you seen their selection of crankbait...
by monte300
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

I have to chime in here, after spending two months in Florida, there is hardly any specialty tackle shops how we have here in CA. So for thatI am grateful for CA. There is a few by Okeechobee but other than that its mostly BPS and Dicks. As of Recently I refuse to shop at Dicks, so that pretty much...
by monte300
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

Thanks fellas, I look forward to visiting them in the fall
by monte300
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

I've been ordering tackle from Tackle Warehouse online for many years and have had good experiences. Has anyone here ever visited their physical location in San Luis Obispo and if so what are your opinions? Thanks in advance.
by monte300
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shallow Running Crankbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Shallow Running Crankbaits

I'm also hearing good things about the Rapala DT4
by monte300
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% Off Sitewide LASTCHANCETACKLE.COM
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: 15% Off Sitewide LASTCHANCETACKLE.COM

is anything in stock? :D
by monte300
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shallow Running Crankbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Shallow Running Crankbaits

Thanks for your help, Ash. One of the reasons I don't fish tournaments is I would simply be donating my entry fee. I'm only on the water about 5 hours once every two weeks and when I am on the water I want to fish the way I want to fish. I know I would be a better fisherman if I were to slow down an...
by monte300
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shallow Running Crankbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Shallow Running Crankbaits

Hey fellas and gals. I fish the Delta exclusively and my main two baits are lipless crankbaits and Speedtraps. I prefer to fish the rocky banks more than tule berms and I'm looking for your opinions on good reasonably priced shallow running crankbaits. If you don't mind breaking it down to cold wate...

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