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by Gary Dobyns
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta senko set up question?
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Ca delta senko set up question?

In the Cal Delta I use only 6" or 7" Senkos. I Like the big Monster EWG hooks from Gammy in a 5/0 or 6/0. I Texas rig these. I will wacky once in a while but there's just not a perfect hook for this style in the grass. I use 20Lb test Floro or I'll use braid tied with 20LB Test P-Line lead...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Have you been to Fishermans Warehouse in San Jose?
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: Have you been to Fishermans Warehouse in San Jose?

Awesome Pro shop. I wish it was in Yuba City :) Also this is a Dobyns dealer on all products as well.
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: New to forum

[quote="Datguyrightder"]I love that pool of water! I agree it would be alot of coin for b.a.s.s. to get back up here in wa state. Gary any chance the wild west trail might make a stop up north some year?[/quote] I'm not the decision maker any longer but I did recommend it already. I think ...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New to forum
Replies: 9
Views: 509

Re: New to forum

I'd love to see an event back in Tri-Cities again. WWBT is seeing a lot of support from WA so maybe someone will notice. I loved catching those big smallies on the Columbia. I had some great days there but it's hard as heck to string 3 good days together and I never did :evil: I'd like another shot ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 3942

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

This has been a great topic on WB. I do keep a limit of spots from Oroville 2-3 times a year. I always release larger fish and all largemouth and smallies. Spots in the 13" to 14" are perfect and easy to filet. It's true most bass fishermen catch and release only and we think we're doing s...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 3942

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

[quote="MGJR"]They didn't - 2012 was last year coho fingerlings were planted. measurable decreases in bass didn't occur until 2016-2017.[/quote] I'm sure you have more and better data than I do. I spend 10-12 days a year on Oroville. The first thing I noticed in 2013-2014 was the decrease ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 3942

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Coho live shallower and provide a great forage for bass. Bass anglers caught many of these. It was very common to see a Coho skipping across the water with something chasing it down for a meal. No doubt a good Spot or Largemouth. The Kings live much deeper and don't provide the food source for bass ...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 4 bank onboard charger question
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: 4 bank onboard charger question

I have good luck with Dual Pro 4 bank 15amp charger. I've never had an issue in last 15 years or so. Prior to that they lost a few but seem to have corrected it completely.
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: NorCal Anglers Showin' Up! Great To See 304 Teams Tournament Fishing on One Day
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: NorCal Anglers Showin' Up! Great To See 304 Teams Tournament Fishing on One Day

Great number of guys fishing this weekend. The West is on a comeback!!! We used to run numbers like these but it was in the 80's and 90's. Thanks to all that fished this past weekend.
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 3942

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Fisheries do cycle as well. We've seen the ups and downs really bad in Clear Lake and Delta. Yes we can get into spraying and all of this too. But lakes do cycle as well. Want to make Oroville an outstanding fishery better than ever? Bring the Coho Salmon plantings back. Also, reintroduce Threadfin ...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 3942

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

The bite sucks and overall size of fish is definitely down. But there was some great fish weighed yesterday. Anyone running their electronics saw most of the bait and fish activity in 70-100 ft. of water. I never caught a fish this week or last week that was puking up smelt. We caught fish to 60 fee...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommended Lucas oil for Suzuki outboard
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Recommended Lucas oil for Suzuki outboard

I'll second everything Ken Mah posted here. Lucas is a first run oil. I've worn a Lucas logo and supported them for the last five years. I'm not one of their sponsored anglers. Yes they came on board with WWBT two years ago. I support Lucas for two reasons. The first, if it says Lucas on it you can ...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers
Replies: 19
Views: 4357

Re: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers

Jeremy just sent me this and said I could post it. Here is the info for Lake Shasta. This will go up on Facebook tomorrow and on the WWBT website next week. Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am SuperClean Showdown on Lake Shasta Televised Pro/Am January 26-28, 2018 Blast off: Safe Light Wild West Bass Trail ...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spoon Rod
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Re: Spoon Rod

Craig really spelled it out above. It all depends on the weigh of the spoon. For instance when the 8" Flutter spoon got popular we got bombarded with calls on what rod would be best. We bought some spoons and I took 6-7 rods to the water to test. There's almost no resistance when working this s...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers
Replies: 19
Views: 4357

Re: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers

Steve one of the things I'll continue to help WWBT with is sponsors. As long as WWBT does all their promotions and works for their sponsors I'll be there to help. Many of the sponsors are my personal sponsors and friends as well. There may be some small changes with sponsors (none that I'm aware of)...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Would you Pay the extra $$$$
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Would you Pay the extra $$$$

I am running Relion Lithium batteries. I decided to give them a try because of long warranty and fast charge rate...also because I threw 160 pounds out of my boat and didn't even have to diet :D :D I agree the cost is terrible and I'll move to my new boat and keep them for a long time. Still tough t...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers
Replies: 19
Views: 4357

Re: Wild West Bass Trail 2018 Season Questions & Answers

Scubaman, the new owners have reasons to be behind the scenes. As I've said these guys are industry people and did not want to see WWBT go away or even change. Again, these guys are in the industry and things don't always line up with "sponsors". The new owners want to remain anonymous for...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Sold To New Owners
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

Re: WWBT Sold To New Owners

[quote="Rick G"]Thanks Gary, planning to make Shasta! Have fun in Texas as I am sure you will miss Jerry Brown! Rick G[/quote] Rick I can promise.. I won't miss CA taxes. Glad to hear you'll be at Shasta. Thanks for your support here too. I'll be at Shasta and look forward to seeing everyo...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Sold To New Owners
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

Re: WWBT Sold To New Owners

[quote="Rick G"]Couple questions that Anglers coming into the shop have asked. 1- Is the current schedule for team and pro/am dates correct as it is? YES the Schedule will remain the same!!!!!!!!!!! 2-Will the payout stay the same? Not sure but I suspect it will change a bit. No one knows ...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Sold To New Owners
Replies: 16
Views: 5284

Re: WWBT Sold To New Owners

Whoopbass , glad to hear you bought a new Evinrude. Sponsorships are always year to year. But, sales like yours is why sponsors support circuits for promotion. I believe Evinrude will be onboard for years to come. PLUS, you just got a BAD A$$ engine!!!! Enjoy it!! Anyone needing a demo on new Ranger...
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch's services Today 11/18
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: Cooch's services Today 11/18

I called Jody for info on Cooch right after I made my post. I then realized that Cooch had passed the month before and I'd been in Texas almost that whole month. I missed US Open because of it. I'm sick about losing Cooch. I'll forever remember his voice and our pranks ...when the Bass-turd :) seeme...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cooch's services Today 11/18
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: Cooch's services Today 11/18

Guys I'm shocked. I had no idea Cooch had passed. I feel terrible about this. Cooch and I had a lot of pranks over the years. Him and that damn rainbow stick he tagged me with and posted everywhere and me busting his balls about the Coochie scale for his rod tip. I've been away hunting in CO and not...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flipping/Pitching Rod Length
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: Flipping/Pitching Rod Length

I pitch a lot with Flippin stick that I love. Champion 766Flip I can flip, pitch, or even Punch with it. I will say that a LOT of anglers prefer to pitch with a 7'3" rod and find it easier to handle. We make a Champion 736C that's awesome. It has enough tip to pitch easy but with Ex-Fast tip it...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Baitcasting rod
Replies: 12
Views: 935

Re: Baitcasting rod

If looking for an all around bass rod I'll also recommend something in 7'3" in length. This is just a great length for the last 8-10 years. Before that it was 6'6" to 7'. Depending on what baits you'd like to fish the most with this rod, it would help determine my recommendation. Please fe...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A rig rod
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: A rig rod

Chad, This bait is only 7/16oz . I think a true SB rod is too much. Our guys here in the shop are throwing the Sierra 735C for this bait. The Sierra is slower in action as a Fast Action instead of the Champ 735C that's really an X-Fast Action. I'd recommend a Sierra 735C for sure. The DC 794SB is an...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New Bass Circuit - New Jen
Replies: 24
Views: 5397

Re: New Bass Circuit - New Jen

The sponsor dollars are not like the "old days". Also, neither are the expenses. The costs of all the added permits at the lakes (not talking DFG permits, these are cheap), film permits, lake location permits, drone permits, and so forth is crazy. We even have to pay extra for spectators a...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerk baits on Lake Shasta
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: Jerk baits on Lake Shasta

Megabass is building some great jerk baits. The Vision 100 is a great one in many colors.But, I've had great success on tournament fish with smaller jerk baits in the fall on Shasta. Shad or bait colors are all great.
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerkbait Rod----Survey
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: Jerkbait Rod----Survey

Dobyns has more CB rods than about anyone. My favorites for Jerkbaits are 704 CB which is a Medium and 705 CB which is Med/Hvy. These are a true mod-fast CB rod which are graphite. We also have glass too, but I prefer graphite myself. We do sell a lot of glass rods though. For jerk baits we have 6'3...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT rules question/suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: WWBT rules question/suggestion

I'm all about hearing what our anglers want and a survey will be sent out to every person that fished with us this year. There's a comment section on the survey. Please use it. This is how we determine needed changes.
by Gary Dobyns
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High pressure vrs low pressure
Replies: 6
Views: 1187

Re: High pressure vrs low pressure

Most generally low pressure means a better bite and a high pressure a tougher bite. Once it’s high for a few days the affect is minimal. Low going to a high sucks. A high going to a low is usually a very good day. Rainy days will be low pressure and a good bite… but sucks for fishermen :D Nothing is...
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT rules question/suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: WWBT rules question/suggestion

[quote]Since we're tossing around ideas...how about getting rid of the A-rig?[/quote]

This has been talked about at length. I don't see the A-Rig going away. It's just another bait now.
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT rules question/suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 1829

Re: WWBT rules question/suggestion

Thanks for suggestion. This will be kicked around. We will be sending out a questionnaire very soon. Many questions are on dates and they are already picked but we'll use info going forward.
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Limit out tackle
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Limit out tackle

Bod and Dorthy are salt of the earth GREAT PEOPLE!!! They've helped a lot of people out over the years and I'm not just talking about baits and tackle. Bob is a fighter, no doubt !! I wish Bob and Dorthy the very best!!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Rods
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Dobyns Rods

Call and make sure they have one in stock. If not I can drop ship one to them. THX!!
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Evinrude ETEC In-Line Fuse Keeps Blowing
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Evinrude ETEC In-Line Fuse Keeps Blowing

Electrical issues can be a nightmare to find. Depending on where you live I can probably recommend a great tech to help with this. Let me know and I’ll try to help. Big Stick 74 really spelled it out for a starting place to look. .
by Gary Dobyns
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Team TOC Qualifiers will be notified today!
Replies: 2
Views: 842

WWBT Team TOC Qualifiers will be notified today!

Invitations will be emailed out today to all that qualified. No one made it fishing 3 events. We had great turnouts all year and anglers had to fish all 4 to make it in points. Pretty awesome numbers all year. If you fished 4 of the 4 events, you're qualified. THX!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta in September
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Shasta in September

Sept varies a lot. Some years the spook bite is off the hook and you'll cull 3 pounders. Then there's other years it flat out sucks and tough to get limits of 14" fish. Right now Shasta is pretty good and Sept should be even better. I've always felt fishing was better in higher water years myse...
by Gary Dobyns
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Rod recommendation

I have a few new longer spinning rods coming in Champion line. I'd recommend a 733 SF. It's 7'3" with a good tip. It's excellent Senko and worm rod.
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Rod recommendation

Spinning or casting? Length? Line size? To get the right rod we'd need more info. Please give us a call at our shop and We can dial you into the right rod. 530-671-1989 We do this every day therefore we're pretty good at helping with choices. THX!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Rig , set up questions..
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: A Rig , set up questions..

The 784C has wrong action and I wouldn't do it. THX!!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 4590

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

[quote="Jboutfishn"]How about a law that mandates all vehicle and fuel taxes must be used for road construction and maintenance?[/quote] Great idea and I agree with you. But remember Social Security could never be used for anything else either and we know how that worked out. Politicians l...
by Gary Dobyns
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Rig , set up questions..
Replies: 7
Views: 812

Re: A Rig , set up questions..

I agree with Jason. I start with 1/4oz on bottom and 1/8oz on the rest of my hooks. It's not a heavy rig this way but still fishes deep. Jason makes one of the very best A rigs too. Lots of rods will handle this set-up. 806 CB, 805 SB, but one that really shines is our new 804 SB. Great stick plus d...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Delta | Boat Count Co Heavy
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Re: WWBT Delta | Boat Count Co Heavy

Roscoe you're probably right too. There's nothing we can do about this really. Drawing dates and getting permits almost comes down to what you can get. Fishermen then have to decide what their priority is. Always been this way and all 3 event mentioned are good events. Your comment did not ruffle my...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a Drop shot rod.
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Re: Looking for a Drop shot rod.

Steve if you'll give us a call at 530-671-1989 We'll ask questions like---Where are you fishing this rod? Line size? Casting or spinning? Ask about how much power you're looking for and so forth. We can help dial you right into the rod you're really needing. We do this 50+ times everyday so we're pr...
by Gary Dobyns
Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT- This Fri-Sunday!!
Replies: 0
Views: 356

WWBT- This Fri-Sunday!!

Guys Big Break Marina has boat slips o make t easy for you. They also have RV parking and ICE.

We need camera boats for the event. If you can help give us a yell!!
Phone: (530) 821-0301


THX!!!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your opinion on how to handle fish pegged under the mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Your opinion on how to handle fish pegged under the mat?

No perfect answer here because situations are different. But, giving them slack would always be my last resort and I can't ever remember doing this. Many anglers don't realize that pointing the rod at the fish eliminates the flex in the rod and gives you a LOT more pulling power. If the fish is hook...
by Gary Dobyns
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs

[quote="WRB"]You can't get a good hook set at over 30 yards using the cross the eyes rod whip hook set, the rod alone simply doesn't move the jig at that distance. The reel set with firm rod sweep is the technique I have used for decades successfully. Tom[/quote] Tom I couldn't agree more....
by Gary Dobyns
Wed May 31, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Delta Pro-AM
Replies: 2
Views: 852

WWBT Delta Pro-AM

Friendly reminder today is last day to sign up for the Delta without a late fee.

THX!!!
by Gary Dobyns
Tue May 30, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs

Both will balance very good. The full handle feels a "tad" better to me. But, I like full handles so it could be just me :)
by Gary Dobyns
Tue May 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: Best Football Jig Rod for 1/4-1/2oz jigs

Great questions. I always build some tip into my rods for casting. You will not be disappointed in either of them. For the money here with what you're looking for, the Champ might be better but of course my dealers would love to sell you a DX :) Now you must decide if you want Split or full handle. ...

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