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by Whoopbass
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: tiki vs turner cut launch ramps
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: tiki vs turner cut launch ramps

It's funny how our experiences differ. I've launched at Tiki and i've never really had a problem. The ramp isn't the best but it works. The road getting to Tiki off HWY 4 is worse then the ramp. Never launched at Turner. I launched at Whiskey last year. Launching no problem. Came in at low tide with...
by Whoopbass
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Comfort Troll
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Comfort Troll

Interested. Location or contact number. Thanks
by Whoopbass
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.

[quote="mark poulson"]Sorry Brian for dragging you into this. But if he turns this country into an America that I don't recognize, where hatred and fear drive our politics, I'll be against him, and everything he stands for. HaHaHa.................The man has done nothing of the sort. The L...
by Whoopbass
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.

Hittin the bourbon tonight Gary? Don't hear you getting political much. The Clear Lake closure must be gettin to ya.
I have faith in Trump so let's leave him where he's at.
by Whoopbass
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.

Yeah, let's blame this mess on one of the rare nearly extinct republican assemblyman in this state. :lol:
Typical Lib mentality.
by Whoopbass
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.

I scanned through the article but like every news source they twist the facts or leave them out all together in order to suit their agenda. I never thought about it but I guess the blame would be on Brown. He's the man in charge and he didn't get into office yesterday. But 99% of these politicians o...
by Whoopbass
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.
Replies: 23
Views: 1377

Re: What is and isn't Jerry Brown's fault.

So you're getting your info from a website that claims by my calculations that at least 60% of what Obama said was TRUTH and 75% of what Trump says is a LIE. Keep drinking that Cool Aid.
by Whoopbass
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: side imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: side imaging

5" is too small. Bass Pro has the echomap 73sv on sale for $500. That's what I have and it's very simple to operate. Cabela's has that unit with CHIRP for $638. I had a Lowrance HDS7 Touch that had a 7" screen but the screen size was noticeably smaller then my 7" Garmin. The Lowrance ...
by Whoopbass
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: side imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: side imaging

I mainly fish shallow and in this situation I wouldn't even bother using a graph let alone idling by weedy docks looking for fish on Si. Sounds like the lake might be on the smaller side so if he has fished it a bunch he should know the areas that hold the most fish. I could very well be missing som...
by Whoopbass
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: side imaging
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: side imaging

I have two 7" garmin graphs. The unit at the helm has SI and the one at the bow has DI and Chirp. I think I paid $900 for both units. I'm not tech savvy either. So far the best use i've gotten out of the SI unit was idling large flats that were around 10' deep. I haven't see much difference in ...
by Whoopbass
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Free PDF: Knowing Bass: the Scientific Approach to Catching more Fish
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: Free PDF: Knowing Bass: the Scientific Approach to Catching more Fish

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AqcetDZcB8bnaZKxed3_2Q7q23E
The original poster appears to be gone for good. This is the link to download the book.
by Whoopbass
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ten pound spot
Replies: 7
Views: 2044

Re: Ten pound spot

By the looks of that tail it looks like she was on a bed. Not far from record weight. I bet that lake will pump out 2-3 Spots this year larger then the current world record.
by Whoopbass
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 5364

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

Sparky, Sounds like Dan has an issue with it because the County has squandered the mussel fee's and are deep in the red. Also the mussel program is pretty much a joke since it appears you can't stop it. Now they want more money mostly from fishermen yet they don't do anything for us. There's a lot m...
by Whoopbass
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 5364

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

Change you're car registration as well since there's no smog check up there.
by Whoopbass
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 5364

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!

I'm happy to see the tackle shops get some of it. Sounds like the locals that fish the lake need to form some type of organization so their voice can be heard. We're fighting nuts down here and your fighting grapes. We keep getting the shaft from all these fruits and nuts we elect. I'm tired of it t...
by Whoopbass
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramp Update Feb 8 and Mussel sticker INCREASE notice!
Replies: 32
Views: 5364

Re: Clear Lake Ramp Update and Mussel INCREASE notice!

Leave it to some type of state program to be in the hole $90K when from what I can tell it costs nothing to operate the program except for the cost of the stickers.

So do all businesses get a cut or just the ones that actually do the inspections?
by Whoopbass
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How do you setup/rig for bass fishing the Float n Fly
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: How do you setup/rig for bass fishing the Float n Fly

I have never seen anyone fishing that technique in CA. I could see it being effective here in the right situations. Your best bet is to check out videos on Youtube.
by Whoopbass
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wild West Bass Trail 2017 Schedule Pro/Am and Teams
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Wild West Bass Trail 2017 Schedule Pro/Am and Teams

jiggin4bass wrote:How much is the cost to fish as and am in these events


https://wildwestbasstrail.com/entry-fees/
by Whoopbass
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wild West Bass Trail 2017 Schedule Pro/Am and Teams
Replies: 14
Views: 3484

Re: Wild West Bass Trail 2017 Schedule Pro/Am and Teams

WWBT pays back 100%. Every other trail that i'm aware of pays back 80% max. Plus there's contingency money and if you do well enough or if you're an AM and you're in the right boat you will get TV time. The show is well done which surprised me. I thought it would be one camera dude bouncing around t...
by Whoopbass
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Great Read on Reservoir Health, Water Status and Snowpack
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Great Read on Reservoir Health, Water Status and Snowpack

The water in New Melones is mainly controlled by the San Jouquin water district and Oakdale Irrigation District. They are the agencies that are behind the eradication of all non native species like the "predator" striped bass and an organization called 'Save the Stan" which does basic...
by Whoopbass
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Free PDF: Knowing Bass: the Scientific Approach to Catching more Fish
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: Free PDF: Knowing Bass: the Scientific Approach to Catching more Fish

I was sent a copy over a month ago. The copy is crude (think open book in a copier) but still its generous of the OP to offer it for free.
by Whoopbass
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225

You may want to go talk to your local Mercury mechanic. That particular motor was one of the problematic Opti's. The owner needs to be aware of this so he's not trying to get extra $ for a low hour motor. There is a bunch of info on the net that might help you make your decision. I found this post w...
by Whoopbass
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225

Yes early Opti's and Ficht's had major issues and earned a bad reputation however a percentage of these motors are still going strong today. Some motors crap out at 300 hundred hrs some 3000 hrs and this motor might be the 3K+ hr type. The only thing that would scare me off with this motor is if it ...
by Whoopbass
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: 2000 Mercury Optimax 225

Must be a good un if it has lasted this long. Just keep doing whatever the previous owner has been doing.
by Whoopbass
Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Obama speeds up review of Twin Tunnel project
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Obama speeds up review of Twin Tunnel project

Yeah, all you conservatives take the high road and keep your mouth's shut. That tactic hasn't worked in years. At least Trump was smart enough to figure that out. We've been getting crap rammed down our throats for well over a decade so its time to fight fire with fire. They don't respect us so i'm ...
by Whoopbass
Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Who has best deal on new MK ultrex?
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Who has best deal on new MK ultrex?

Looks like they're $2200 everywhere. I think TW had em for 20% off on their Memorial Day sale. Looks like you will have to wait for a deal. Cabela's might have em on sale one of these days and you don't have to pay sales tax with them.
by Whoopbass
Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone fish with Bionic Blade Bass Pro rods
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Anyone fish with Bionic Blade Bass Pro rods

I have two of em and they're pretty good. It's a very good rod for throwing deep cranks. I toss any bait on it that requires a rod with a soft tip and good backbone. The handle is a little long for me since it periodically hangs up on my body at times. I'm contemplating on cutting some off but the m...
by Whoopbass
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Used boat websites?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Used boat websites?

Westernbass and Craigslist is your best bet if your located in Norcal. There is a Facebook for used boats. http://www.westernbass.com/forum/sell-your-posting-fast-t105229.html You need to be patient. When I was looking it seemed all the good boats for a decent price were already sold. Then several w...
by Whoopbass
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: considering yamaha 225 hpdi, any imput?
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: considering yamaha 225 hpdi, any imput?

Yeah the 200 HPDI's were good. I'm sure a fair of the amount of the 225's are still running. It might be a decent motor if all the updates and if any recalls have been performed. The issues they had probably have fixes or known preventative measures to keep them from blowing prematurely. You just go...
by Whoopbass
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: considering yamaha 225 hpdi, any imput?
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: considering yamaha 225 hpdi, any imput?

I bought a boat with a blown 225 HPDI. I done some checking on the internet and from what I gather they are junk. The lower HP HPDI's were good. When I was looking for a used boat most of em had Yammi's or Merc's and nearly all of them had already been through one powerhead. I'm going to part this m...
by Whoopbass
Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: heading to clear lake
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: heading to clear lake

I always catch fish drop shotting around Shag Rock. LV's and jigs also work well. You can even try a spoon.
Check this out if you haven't already.
http://www.westernbass.com/article/4781 ... cbbbc-toc4
by Whoopbass
Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Evinrude E Tec Power Steering
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Evinrude E Tec Power Steering

Is this the G2 with the integrated steering or is it the regular E-tec?
by Whoopbass
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bow mount
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Re: Bow mount

Not sure what you should get since i'm not a Lowrance guy but check out what Cabela's has to offer in their Bargain Cave.
http://www.cabelas.com/catalog/browse/b ... _105684480
by Whoopbass
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone used a Garmin 73SV
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Anyone used a Garmin 73SV

I have one at my console. It's a no frills unit that works pretty good. No issues and i've had it a year. The transducer is probably 6" long so it will be big hanging under your trolling motor. I have a Garmin Striker DI on my TM and the transducer on that is fairly small and made to mount flus...
by Whoopbass
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: current status of Smallmouth bass population in Tulloch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Re: current status of Smallmouth bass population in Tulloch ?

Biggest one I caught there this year was around 2.5 lbs. Caught several smaller fish (usually under 12") but now that you mention it the SM population seems to be on the decline. Most of the fish I catch are largemouth. I fished several of the Wed night tournies and I can't remember very many s...
by Whoopbass
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Evinrude launches 10 YEAR WARRANTY
Replies: 10
Views: 2772

Re: Evinrude launches 10 YEAR WARRANTY

Gary, Is Evinrude paying out $10K at every one of your Pro/Am's? So if I have this right, if you have a qualifying Rude and you finish first you get $10K. If an Evinrude guy doesn't win then the top 3 highest placing contingency qualified Pro's split the $10K. $5K, $3K , and $2K each. Do you know ap...
by Whoopbass
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta threatened by our own politicians
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Delta threatened by our own politicians

I think the worst thing in a democracy is for the people to have a closed mind and keep voting the same party in whether it be Democrats or Republicans. California is in a mess but you would never know it thanks to the media. The last 8 years with Obama has been a disaster but if you went strictly b...
by Whoopbass
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance/navionics mapping of the delta
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Lowrance/navionics mapping of the delta

Not sure but I bet when they input the info into their computer they have a program to adjust the readings as if they were all taken at the exact same time.
by Whoopbass
Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video: Giant Bass on Clearlake, CA
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

Re: Video: Giant Bass on Clearlake, CA

What a pig. Too bad it came a day early.
109 boats boats in the tourney and 60+ lbs to win. Wow
Not sure how you did but that 13lber will be remembered.
by Whoopbass
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MIDLIFERADNESS video
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: MIDLIFERADNESS video

Heck of a video. If you were able to make it to the bass Elite's you would be a fan favorite and sponsors dream. All the kiddo's would be lining up to meet their hero.
by Whoopbass
Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta threatened by our own politicians
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Delta threatened by our own politicians

If Socal wants to desal their water then fine they can pay for it. I highly doubt it will happen in the Bay Area since Frisco controls Hetch Hetchy. Any water saved by the desal plants will just get used up by farmers. This broke state is going to give the farmers what they want. They will end up de...
by Whoopbass
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta threatened by our own politicians
Replies: 16
Views: 1076

Re: Delta threatened by our own politicians

Most of this "plan" pisses me off. When they talk about how water flowing out to sea is wasted and predatory gamefish as a factor in the salmon decline its all hogwash. Our rivers have turned into stagnant creeks because of all the water diverted to these nut farms. The San Joaquin water d...
by Whoopbass
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: Minn Kota TMs whats the difference ?

The Ultrex foot pedal is heel tow steering like cable steer trolling motors. Not sure if its actually controlled by cables or the pedal is electric but instead of being flat it's heel tow control.
Ulterra is electric steer which most bass guys don't care for.
by Whoopbass
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Super Cold Weather Coming- Save your outboards and boat plumbing from damage!
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Super Cold Weather Coming- Save your outboards and boat plumbing from damage!

Looks like those projections estimate it could get down to 15 degrees here in the valley which would be a record. Weather.com says mid 30's next Tuesday for a low. It will be interesting to see who's right and I hope its Weather.com. In colder states guys will drain their water pressure gauge. I rea...
by Whoopbass
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 8 pounder from the dmc
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: 8 pounder from the dmc

That looks like fun. What a nice fish.
Looks like you could just walk the bank and punch away if you wanted.
Can you just park and walk/ride bikes anywhere in the aquaduct or will you get run out by the man?
by Whoopbass
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Can you take these in checked luggage on airplane?
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Can you take these in checked luggage on airplane?

They confiscate darn near every type of liquid now so I highly doubt that stuff is going to get through. Call the airline and see if there is any alternatives. I would mail it if you have an address to send it to.
by Whoopbass
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drying out a bass boat
Replies: 17
Views: 1086

Re: Drying out a bass boat

The only option I see is you will have to drag your boat home within 24hrs of storing it wet and then get to cleaning/drying/airing it out.
by Whoopbass
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: Political
Topic: TRUMP
Replies: 4
Views: 1240

TRUMP

How bout that? :lol:
He's got a huge mess the last two President's have left. It's gonna take a non politician like Trump to get us out of this.
I finally have hope for this country that I did not have yesterday.

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