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by Cooch
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: October Pro-Teen Registration is LIVE!
Replies: 1
Views: 250

October Pro-Teen Registration is LIVE!

Each teen must download and print the Liability Release and entry form and resubmit a new check. We are treating this as a new event. Previous checks have been shredded and destroyed. All teens on the July Confirmed list have priority into the fall event. If you we're not signed up for the July even...
by Cooch
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: October Pro-Teen Boater registration is Open!
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: July Pro-Teen Canceled, now rescheduled!

Thanks David. Just went LIVE with the teens registration. As of this moment, we have a total of 8 boaters registered. We really need guys who plan to attend and participates as boaters, to go out to the Pro-Teen pages and sign up under the Boater Registration tab. This allows us to keep a count, as ...
by Cooch
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chico State Support for BASS National Championship
Replies: 5
Views: 1082

Re: Chico State Support for BASS National Championship

Congrats to Tyler Firebaugh and Chad Sweitzer, they took 3rd place in the BASS Carhart Championship at the Mississippi River lake of Bemidji. MN. Next up, bracket fishing this week for that 1 collegiate spot to the BassMaster's Classic! Go tear em up young men!
by Cooch
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!

Yes! On Sept 15th, the registration will go live for the fall event. Do keep in mind, all of our new registration teens that weren't originally signed up for the canceled event, will go on the wait list for the fall event. We will be giving priorities to those who registered for the canceled event f...
by Cooch
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

Re: C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!

Hi Jason, No, you don't have to be a "Pro" per say. Own a bass boat, love/hate the Delta, love bass fishing and have some free time to take a kid out in our event is all we ask, and in the eyes of these teens and my self, You ARE a COPT PRO! Might be a dumb question but do you need to be a...
by Cooch
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: October Pro-Teen Boater registration is Open!
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

July Pro-Teen Canceled, New rescheduled date in October!

Please visit any one of the individual forum pages as there now is a global announcement with information regarding a fall date for the COPT XX! This announcement does not appear if you are viewing the global Main Forums pages. It is though, in the Announcement section of each individual Forum.
by Cooch
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!
Replies: 7
Views: 2095

C.O.Pro-Teen XX Rescheduled for October!

As of today we're excited to announce that we have acquired a rescheduled date for this year's COPT. After discussing with various youth directors in Clearlake, Sacramento, Fresno and the Delta areas, the Fall COPT Classic XX will be set for Sunday, October 22, 2017. The new date fits well with all ...
by Cooch
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: October Pro-Teen Boater registration is Open!
Replies: 11
Views: 2136

Re: July Pro-Teen Canceled

Thanks Bill, we're good. Our choice of dates has always been the weekend following ICAST week. As best I can tell, ICAST will fall around the same period next year, so I will be looking to get July 22nd, 2018. Communicating with Kyle this week has helped and guided us in getting thru the process so ...
by Cooch
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen Event canceled!
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: C.O.Pro-Teen Event to reschedule!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have not been able to secure near enough boaters to hold this year's event on Sunday July 16th. With 75 teens registered and only 24 boaters secured, we've decided to put the event on hold and search for a future date, possibly in October or early November...
by Cooch
Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen Event canceled!
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: C.O.Pro-Teen needs boaters!

Thanks Larry! Your support over all these years has been greatly appreciated, you've made many more of these events than most! Unfortunately, with the circumstances at hand, what ever those might be, we've lost more boaters this past week than we've gained and only have 26 boaters registered for the...
by Cooch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C.O.Pro-Teen Event canceled!
Replies: 5
Views: 804

C.O.Pro-Teen Event canceled!

It's time to jump on the band wagon men! Our 20th COPT is almost upon us, scheduled for Sunday, July 16th at Russo's Marina on the California Delta. We currently have shut down the teen registration and have 73 teens signed up. As of right now, we only have 25 boaters who have registered on the Pro-...
by Cooch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass
Replies: 11
Views: 4210

Re: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass

I don't get it? IGFA only has a listing for one Spotted Bass, they don't show a record for each of the three sub-species mentioned. They also don't show different records for largemouth, ie: Northern vs Florida strain, just one record. Genetically speaking, is Perry's fish caught in Georgia during 1...
by Cooch
Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where and when to Fish the Yamamoto Senko with Jimmy Reese
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Where and when to Fish the Yamamoto Senko with Jimmy Reese

My buddy Jimmy made a mistake, he referred to a website that is not for GYCB Baits, but in fact a specialist that speaks about personal enhancements and improving your life. The official Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits website is at http://WWW.BAITS.COM!
by Cooch
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pro Teen Question
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: Pro Teen Question

Jed is only 17. Just a typo on the picture caption. Jed was 13 when he started with us back in 2013, this can be confirmed looking at our past results page for the past 4 years.
by Cooch
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch's Pro-Teen and My Love of Tournament Fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: Cooch's Pro-Teen and My Love of Tournament Fishing

Thanks Chad! Young men like yourself, Justin Lucas, Sean Alarid, the Bennett brothers, Billhiemer and many more young men and women who have not taken the leap to tournament fishing, yet have found and continued their love for the support of bass fishing, are the results and epitome of this event! I...
by Cooch
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Modified as of 4-17-2017!
Replies: 21
Views: 4195

Re: Modified Restrictions as of 4-17-2017!

Can you fish if you only use the TM in the closed sections? It's kinda odd and confusing when they use terms like "Full recreational Closure", but then turn around and say it's "All NO WAKE." According to Jessica, "Full Recreational Closure" means, "You can only p...
by Cooch
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Modified as of 4-17-2017!
Replies: 21
Views: 4195

Modified Restrictions as of 4-17-2017!

Last Monday evening on the 17th, the OES modified the restrictions on The Delta. All previous areas that had a speed restriction during the high tides, have now been cleared for full boating access. The new map of the closures(see previous post by WB Staff), now shows the deep south part of the Delt...
by Cooch
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Modified as of 4-17-2017!
Replies: 21
Views: 4195

Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Still in affect! 4/17/17

I just got off the phone with Jessica at the OES, and the restrictions are still in affect as posted in my original post above. I spoke at length with her about the communications of getting the word out and the problems we are faced with informing boaters. The OES is limited in what they can do to ...
by Cooch
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Senko Colors & Sizes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: Delta Senko Colors & Sizes?

The size I choose depends on what stage the fish are in that I'm casting too, and the weather. If I'm fishing for transition or pre-spawners, and or it's really windy, I always use the 7". Once they are on beds and in "post spawn", the 6" will draw far more strikes than the large...
by Cooch
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Modified as of 4-17-2017!
Replies: 21
Views: 4195

Attention Delta Bass Fishermen, Restrictions Modified as of 4-17-2017!

I was amazed this weekend, both Saturday & Sunday, at the sheer number of bass fishermen, completely ignoring the 5mph restrictions outside the Mildred area during the 2 hour period around the high tides! 1 hour before the high tide, until 1 hour after the high tide, unless you are inside of Mil...
by Cooch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta Sealions
Replies: 14
Views: 2191

Re: Cal Delta Sealions

Unfortunately HS5, they are part of the SF Bay/Delta ecosystem now, there's not much we, as anglers can do. We can be thankful though, that they are not as dangerous as predators in other systems like sharks, gators or water moccasins!
by Cooch
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jig head epoxy
Replies: 32
Views: 1270

Re: Jig head epoxy

Milehi, CSI''s Pro-Tec, as mentioned by a couple of previous posters, are the innovator in this technology. Yet there is a science to getting the desired finished product that won't chip. Each of their base coatings will nicely coat your jig heads smoothly and with a gloss finish, if baked and cured...
by Cooch
Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: advice
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Lots of Options

Bob. You have a lot of options for the boys. I think the best way is to ease them into the competitive fishing, rather than just toss em into the arena. Have them first check with their high school, or other local schools, many schools now have a fishing curriculum or school club. Some are only open...
by Cooch
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How big do Crawdads get???
Replies: 2
Views: 1988

Re: How big do Crawdads get???

Those look like Signal Craw claws, see the white patches in the joint at the V of the top and bottom claw pinchers, very distinguishing characteristics of the Signal craw. It get's it's name from these patches as it was said they looked like the flag the signalmen used for directing trains. Largest ...
by Cooch
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Tagged striper
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Tagged striper

Quite common for both Black bass and Stripers. The tag should have had the $$ amount on it.
by Cooch
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic XIX Results up!
Replies: 4
Views: 496

2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic XIX Results up!

Yesterday"s COPT was amazing, Lafayett's Jed Wood, 16 won this year's event fishing with Jeff Lamy. 18 year old Granite Bay resident, Nicholas Lynch caught big bass of the event, a monster of a summer Delta bass weighing in at 8.63 pounds, 4th cast of the day on a Picasso BuzzBait. The results ...
by Cooch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone fishing the C.O.Pro-Teen from San Jose area?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: Anyone fishing the C.O.Pro-Teen from San Jose area?

Got r done! Thanks Guys!
by Cooch
Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone fishing the C.O.Pro-Teen from San Jose area?
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Anyone fishing the C.O.Pro-Teen from San Jose area?

Mel Cotton's has some rods to donate to the event and Glenn is unable to make it this way on Sunday. I'm looking for someone in the area who is coming up for the event to pick up these rod donations at the store and drop em off to us at the event. Call me at 925-392-8871 ASAP for details! Thanks guys!
by Cooch
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jason Borofka, to speak with teens at COPT
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Jason Borofka, to speak with teens at COPT

During Saturday afternoon's pre-check in for the 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic, Jason has committed to spending some times speaking with teens interested in taking that next step in tournament angling. I spoke with Jason at length today, he get's it, and is the perfect young speaker to discuss "wha...
by Cooch
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Water Hyacinth control evaluation
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Delta Water Hyacinth control evaluation

I too guys, have seen a lot more activity on the River the past 3 months by various crews in vessels not quite like the air boats we're used to seeing as they spray. Many I believe are study boats, going back and forth in areas surveying the problems. Some may very well be testing new control vehicl...
by Cooch
Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

2016 COPT Teen field is FULL! Boaters come through!

You guys are AWESOME! Since our crusade of posts here on Friday, FB posts, a visit with KB on Ultimate Bass Radio on Saturday and a lot of wire pounding thru today, our boater count is at 62! We now have a comfort zone of having enough boaters to get these 60 kids out. We feel comfy with adding teen...
by Cooch
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!

Randy, event definitely is a go, we're up to 48 boaters, still need a dozen more ta get each teen out with his own partner. We're getting there, THANKS GUYS!
by Cooch
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Water Hyacinth control evaluation
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Delta Water Hyacinth control evaluation

Kentuck, I spoke last week to one of the head spraying crew, a gentleman I've known fer many years and bowled with. Their focus indeed is on the Hyacinth, yet there is discussions being had by their department heads and biologists to look at implementing a program to attack the Duck Weed, Pondweed, ...
by Cooch
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!

Thank you gentlemen for all yer support! We're getting closer, up to 37 now as I head out to meet this week's only client. Upon my return this evening, I'll get an e-mail out to each of you that signed up confirming yer registration. 23 ta go, you could make a difference in a kid's life by coming ou...
by Cooch
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

2016 C.O.Pro-Teen Classic Teen field is FULL! Boaters needed!

Due to the number of Boater's we have currently registered for this years event, we've locked the participants in at the 60 entrant field. We're reaching out as we now only have 23 boaters(2 have pulled out today) registered for this year's event. The event is coming up next weekend Sunday July 17th...
by Cooch
Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Central Delta
Replies: 8
Views: 2354

Re: Central Delta

Delta bass are in full post spawn and summer patterns. Fishing too shallow all day will results in lots of smaller fish. The shad are also now in full spawn, look for visible signs on the grass edges and out in the clear grass flats off shore. Fish down below them to find the bigger fish that are do...
by Cooch
Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2016 C.O. Pro-Teen Classic XIX Update
Replies: 1
Views: 864

2016 C.O. Pro-Teen Classic XIX Update

July 17th will mark our 19th C.O. Pro-Teen Classic to be held at Russo's Marina on the California Delta. As of today we have confirmed 43 teens entered into the event. The registration has been open since April 21st and I am now starting to be flooded with calls from teens looking to get into the ev...
by Cooch
Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch
Replies: 2
Views: 1241

It was REALLY good Mark!

Here's what I posted Yesterday on my FB page and a couple of pics. "The big fish bite on the River the past month has been scarce for clients & I. Greeted with 25mph winds and a blistering cold morning Monday, Tom and I made a major change in our approach after spending an hour fishing the ...
by Cooch
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Ehrler and Zona... Lake X?
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: Ehrler and Zona... Lake X?

Why do they keep saying Lake X? It's Bullard's Bar and they eat kokanne like crazy! The spots are getting huge there! Kinda crazy and humorous aint it Cole? Who do they think their foolin? Certainly not the anglers who've fished that lil pond fer the past 10 years! So much fer California's lil secr...
by Cooch
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Painted football & dart heads
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Painted football & dart heads

Give us a call at TNT Bait Co., we can do the custom Footballs for ya! 925-732-3293
by Cooch
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: End of an Era: Uncle Josh to Discontinue Pork Products
Replies: 28
Views: 2671

Re: End of an Era: Uncle Josh to Discontinue Pork Products

This actually doesn't come as a surprise to me. Uncle Josh's products have certainly played a big part in the history of bass fishing from their inception. Pork chunks, especially used as trailers for a jig in the winter, have caught more big bass, tipped on a jig, than any other trailer. I'm truly ...
by Cooch
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Gloves
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Fishing Gloves

Filson's Merino Wool fingerless are some of the best, they come in around $40-50 a pair and are worth every penny! Filson also came out about 2 years ago with Buffalo Wool gloves. They are not near as tight fitting to yer hands, but the warmth is second to none and when raining, the water beads up a...
by Cooch
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dub Lashot
Replies: 8
Views: 1448

Re: Dub Lashot

We're so sorry to hear of Dub's passing. A true gentleman of our sport and great competitor. RIP Dub!
by Cooch
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Inflatable PFD WARNING!
Replies: 18
Views: 2264

Re: Inflatable PFD WARNING!

In light of the convenience of these new style PFDs, there do seem to be problems with the Type V versions of these vests whether they don't inflate at all, or in Ape's case, inflating in such a position it puts the user at risk. Over the past 5-7 years, we have seen a number of instances of failure...
by Cooch
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lews reel help
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: lews reel help

Hi George, I've use more round reels that do not have this feature, I've always adjusted the "cast out" tension by using the round tension dial under the reel handle. I do have a number of low profile reels that have this rotary tension dial as an additional breaking mechanism, yet I've ne...
by Cooch
Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Stripers
Topic: Anyone have advice for Delta Stripers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1810

Re: Anyone have advice for Delta Stripers?

Best bite is out west, Big Break & Sherman areas, paddle tails are best, topwater kinda still slow, but there. Fishing round Franks is good first two hours in the Am and last two hours in the evening, again best bite is swimmers! Also a good group up around Liberty Island as well!
by Cooch
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Bureau of Reclamation Fees
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: New Bureau of Reclamation Fees

Well said Mark! The rest of the business world, has finally caught on to the ideals and directions of today's tournament organizations intent to make money for me, me , me. Private enterprises, as well as state run, are now going after their piece of the pie, it's the American way. In the mean time,...
by Cooch
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Don Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund Tournament
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: Don Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund Tournament

Thanks fer the updated info Tony! This is SO COOL, that two organizations can work together for one common cause and promote the growth of tournament and bass fishing in general. Our sport needs more compromises and willingness to work together, at all costs. Our tournament orgs should all take note...
by Cooch
Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Favorite Swim Bait / Crankbait Pattern for Delta?
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

Re: Favorite Swim Bait / Crankbait Pattern for Delta?

SK9, You wanna make a swimmer, try makin one of these, It's a Delta Golden Shiner, our version of the Clearlake hitch! The big bass here just chomp em when not gorging on juvenile craws! I use a Big Hammer and the new Yamamoto Heart tail paddle tails that mimic this bait and they work wonders when t...
by Cooch
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best spot on Delta using boat vallet service
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Best spot on Delta using boat vallet service

One thing to keep in mind with any Marina that has a valet launch, they typically don't git to work until 8:00-9:00am and will go home at 5:00p, so yer launching is limited to that time period with their assistance. This is one area where Russo's indeed has an advantage, as Chuck and crew will be th...

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