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by hydro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15 Pounder was caught at Camanche
Replies: 15
Views: 4554

Re: 15 Pounder was caught at Camanche

Landing a bass that size on 4 lb string would be hard enough from a boat but from the bank ?
Congratulations Mr. Choi on your incredible catch and the sportsmanship you exhibited releasing it to fight another day .
by hydro
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Re: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "

When the Central Valley Project was signed into law by Jerry Brown's father (Cal Governor at the time Edmund G. Brown )protections for the fish and wildlife from the effects of over pumping were contained in provisions of the new law . The Delta Smelt was to be used as the barometer species to indic...
by hydro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "
Replies: 5
Views: 603

Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "

A name change is in order for this soon to be extinct fish . What more fitting tribute than to rename the species in honor of the person who will be directly responsible for the species becoming extinct . The Jerry Brown Smelt will cement our Governor's legacy on protecting endangered wildlife (or l...
by hydro
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fresno Billboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Fresno Billboard

In California we rob water from native fish and wildlife to grow nuts to send to foreign countries while our politicians skirt around laws enacted years ago to protect our water ,fish , and wildlife . At the same time California is importing nuts unchecked from south of the border while our politici...
by hydro
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

" Its unfortunate you get comments like those above"
Yeah don't you just hate it when people have to point out the obvious . Tell you what why not get a second opinion from a fisheries biologist if you think I'm wrong ? I apparently have more respect the resource than some it appears .
by hydro
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

Funny I've never seen a gut hooked bass bleed like that it is always a wound to the gill structure . I have had bass bleed from their gill that I hooked in the upper lip with a worm or jig hook and I believe this is from a prior gill injury from the last guy that caught it . Bottom line is when a ba...
by hydro
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big December Smallmouth Bass
Replies: 7
Views: 973

Re: Big December Smallmouth Bass

RIP Smallmouth bass . You might have made it if not kept out of the water so long. ( fish only have a very small amount of blood in their body and bleed out quickly from a gill injury especially if kept out of the water . Turns out water actually helps to close the wound and stop the bleeding .)
by hydro
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 2272

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

Perhaps these same politicians who passed the Boater's safety card law should have to take a test about the US Constitution , Representative style of Government , and ethics before they can get their "California Law Makers card" allowing them to run for office and later create laws for the...
by hydro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Making soft plastics
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Making soft plastics

If you just want to experiment you can make a mold of any bait with a flat side using plaster of paris . You can heat up a handful of old plastic baits in a pyrex cup in an old microwave for 60-120 seconds . Probably easier to just buy a mold in a style you're interested in to start . Don't breath f...
by hydro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rising reservoirs: Less room for error this winter on San Joaquin River
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Re: Rising reservoirs: Less room for error this winter on San Joaquin River

I can't say about all of these other supposedly above average high lake levels listed but I do know that McClure and Camanche are being held at their normal winter pool elevations . There is a DSOD requirement for all dam operators to have their reservoirs at winter pool elevations by a certain date...
by hydro
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD*Aftermarket Oil injection system for Mercury 1989-1999 EFI engines
Replies: 1
Views: 348

*SOLD*Aftermarket Oil injection system for Mercury 1989-1999 EFI engines

For sale Aftermarket oil injection system designed by former Mercury Marine Director of Outboard Service Dept. and owner of Marine Solutions Robert Kachelek . Mr Kachelek tried to get Mercury to adopt this improved oil injection for Mercury outboards but was ultimately told it would increase the sal...
by hydro
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3322

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

How many hours on motor ?
by hydro
Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3322

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

would you consider selling the motor separately and if so how much?
by hydro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD $3900 1997 Ranger Comanche 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc
Replies: 19
Views: 3322

Re: $3900 1997 Ranger 487VS BLOWN 200hp Merc

what is the status of the engine hole in block? thrown rod ? broken crank?
by hydro
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime
Replies: 8
Views: 868

Re: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime

Could also be a connection issue with the wiring to blame . A bad connection will have a voltage drop occurring across it . Using a Multi Meter set to DC volts read the battery voltage at the trolling motor pedal . Verify the supply at the pedal voltage matches your battery voltage . Put the trollin...
by hydro
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New Bass Circuit - New Jen
Replies: 24
Views: 5409

Re: New Bass Circuit - New Jen

I saw that the CTT (California Tournament Trail) are taking next year off from pro-ams and expanding their team circuit to include Central and Mother Lode regions . Only 5 events on 3 different lakes and a TOC at the end of June . Looks better to me than the New Jen ML region with 6 events on only 2...
by hydro
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: $84M in taxpayer funds improperly used for Delta tunnels

More than 1 person needs to be going to jail for this theft from taxpayers and wildlife . Jerry Brown is most likely the head of the snake .
by hydro
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8854

Re: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.

Anyone care to speculate on just what impact this fish die off situation will have on the FLW Costa series event at the end of the month or the team TOC's this fall?
by hydro
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jigs - Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: Jigs - Delta

two types of crayfish in the delta " swamp craws" and "Signal Crayfish" Swamp craws are basically green pumpkin colored with a little red/orange on their legs and pincer tips when small then later they turn the bright red color we all know and love and sometimes a brownish purple...
by hydro
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Like Purple Frogs Too!
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Bass Like Purple Frogs Too!

That bass must have been delighted by the color shirt she was wearing too .
by hydro
Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Big Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca

" Those who know do not speak . Those that speak do not know ." Lao Tzu Te Ching (ancient Chinese Philosopher)
by hydro
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017
Replies: 6
Views: 856

Re: Fishing Oroville Lake 07/06/2017

the fish you caught is called a "Sacramento Pike Minnow " (formally known as squawfish before it was determined to be offensive to native Americans despite the fact it was native Americans themselves that they came up with the name ) It is one of the few warm water species native to Califo...
by hydro
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass
Replies: 11
Views: 4387

Re: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass

It would be interesting to see how the genetics of large Spots from Pine Flat , New Melones , and Bullards Bar all compare ?
by hydro
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD -SOLD-
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Re: 2017 Bass Cat Sabre FTD

whats the price for this boat ? Can a new Bass Cat be ordered from the factory without an outboard ?
by hydro
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GoPro Catching Monster Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca Fishing the Foothills with Light Line
Replies: 8
Views: 1122

Re: GoPro Catching Monster Bass @ Lake Pardee Ca Fishing the Foothills with Light Line

A lot of people posting videos show the fish they just caught on a digital scale showing the weight this way there is no disputing the fish's weight . I would try that .
by hydro
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mercury xri
Replies: 22
Views: 1318

Re: Mercury xri

I have the same motor same year and went all though the ignition and fuel systems to find the problem and fixed it myself . A motor this old will develop problems especially with fuel lines and the primer bulb due to ethanol in the fuel these days . Send me a PM and I can give you some tips
by hydro
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Record Bass Caught on McNugget
Replies: 8
Views: 8841

Re: Record Bass Caught on McNugget

Mitch wrote:I call BS !! Nothing in a McNugget that would attract a Bass !!

If that bass was on a bed and the McNugget was thrown on the bed you don't think the bass would pick it up in order to move it off if nothing else?
by hydro
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Record Bass Caught on McNugget
Replies: 8
Views: 8841

Re: Record Bass Caught on McNugget

I can see it now .... big bait anglers throwing full sized fried chicken breasts with their swimbait rods
by hydro
Fri May 19, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MERCURY SUCKS!!!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 2910

Re: MERCURY SUCKS!!!!!

#BlackMotorsMatter
by hydro
Wed May 17, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1992 Mercury Xri 200HP blown motor (complete)
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: 1992 Mercury Xri 200HP blown motor (complete)

Does the engine turn over (No holes in block from thrown rod?) What is the serial # on the engine block ?
Would you take $800 cash?
by hydro
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: (SOLD)1992 Champion 193SC w/ Bad 200HP Mercury Xri
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: 1992 Champion 193SC w/ bad 200 Mercury Xri

Is the motor a 2.5 liter , how many hours, and would you sell it separate ?
by hydro
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2017 Rat-L-Trap Open Almost Here!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1743

Re: 2017 Rat-L-Trap Open Almost Here!!

Rattletrap Open rules . What bait modifications are allowed and what isn't ?
by hydro
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing boat
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Fishing boat

The perfect boat for the easily impressed angler or those who don't know if they're coming or going .
Optional equipment for the boat is a single oar lock and oar and also a trailer featuring square wheels
(yet another innovation)
by hydro
Fri Mar 03, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Tulloch
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Lake Tulloch

The state is holding back most of the water coming into Melones and not releasing it downstream into Tulloch . I assumed Tulloch would be it's usual clear condition but when I drove along the lake and over the bridge crossing the lake on O' Byrnes ferry road earlier this week the water all over the ...
by hydro
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop tuning shop for Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Prop tuning shop for Yamaha

Kentuck , Those vent holes in a prop are there to allow a higher pitched prop to cavitate (slip) to get you up on plane during a hole shot . After your boats on pad and underway those vent holes have a minimal effect due to the flow of water across the prop hub . With the symptoms you described it s...
by hydro
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: prop for merc and yamaha
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: prop for merc and yamaha

Seems to me the Merc High 5 was a performance prop and probably not a good match for a 4 stroke outboard even if it fits . You should contact Yamaha and ask about this to be sure .
by hydro
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2010 BASS CAT PANTERA IV-200 PRO XS-SOLD!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 5553

Re: 2010 BASS CAT PANTERA IV-200 PRO XS

nice boat ! judging from the pictures looks like you're upside down on the loan though .
by hydro
Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop tuning shop for Yamaha
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Prop tuning shop for Yamaha

Some props use a rubber shock hub to prevent damage to the prop when striking a hard object . Sounds like you've spun your hub and need a new one installed on your prop . Any Yamaha dealer or Prop shop can fix this problem .
by hydro
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody remember NCBF?
Replies: 39
Views: 3373

Re: Anybody remember NCBF?

Yes I remember it from back in the day . Always wanted to fish one of their get togethers but never made it down to one . The information flowed freely back then between members .
by hydro
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update from Pardee
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: Update from Pardee

Kokanee stocking like they used to do would be better news than this .
by hydro
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Caption This.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Caption This.....

wow you're lucky it's still balanced
by hydro
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: current status of Smallmouth bass population in Tulloch ?
Replies: 3
Views: 758

current status of Smallmouth bass population in Tulloch ?

15-20 years ago I used to fish Tulloch quite a bit and it was very common to catch SM bass . There are no recent fishing reports for Tulloch so I thought I would ask . Both New Hogans and Camanche used to have fair populations of SM bass but after the spotted bass were introduced it had a detrimenta...
by hydro
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: any local Evenrude mechanics in the Manteca area?
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: any local Evenrude mechanics in the Manteca area?

There's a outboard shop in down town in Lodi that services Johnson Evinrude
by hydro
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: No more puddles on boat cover
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: No more puddles on boat cover

A co-worker showed me this trick years ago and it works great if you have a long enough winch strap . Unwind the strap off your bow winch spool so it extends from the bow winch to the outboard . Connect the hook to the outboard and drape it over the back seat and front pole seat and slowly tighten i...
by hydro
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: barrel on the delta mandeville
Replies: 3
Views: 1581

Re: barrel on the delta mandeville

better yet maybe someone was discovered cheating with the aid of a barrel and now finds himself stuffed inside it .
Now that would be karma .
by hydro
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Motherlode fishermen....
Replies: 2
Views: 877

Re: Motherload fishermen....

I think you meant to say " Motherlode "
by hydro
Thu Oct 13, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Need some information for ranger 519vx on jack plate
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: Need some information for ranger 519vx on jack plate

Call Ranger boats and talk with someone in their performance department and you will find the answer.......

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