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by Stratos278
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: banding soft plastic baits
Replies: 4
Views: 776

Re: banding soft plastic baits

Not long after the senko craze back in the early 2000's when they were one fish catches or getting ripped from wacky rigging. I dont recall seeing or hearing much of it prior to that, but after that guys started sleeving wacky worms and soft plastics with a variety of different stuff. I think bandi...
by Stratos278
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Elite Lake Martin Results FINAL | Daiwa pro wins
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: Elite Lake Martin Results FINAL | Daiwa pro wins

jg wrote:Congrats to Roy Hawk on a great finish. Also to Bret Hite and Dean Rojas. Az was done proud today. A lot of good western anglers representing the west. Jared Lintner and Luke Clausen also. Don't know if I missed any.


You can add Justin Lucas to that list, he grew up fishing Folsom.
by Stratos278
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: tow in question on delta
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: tow in question on delta

http://www.boatus.com/towboatus/delta

Their port is on Bethel Is.
by Stratos278
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clubs near Castro Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Clubs near Castro Valley

There might be one closer to you on this list:
http://www.westernbass.com/clubs/
by Stratos278
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CDA and Dworshak
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: CDA and Dworshak

Shoot a PM to Tyler Brinks (ttb31183). He's in Eastern Washington (Spokane) and fishes the Idaho lakes quite a bit
by Stratos278
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Re: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO

Man I think the operator of that boat gets what he deserves. Being at fault sucks in an accident but when you watch this video obviously there is total neglegence on his part. Heard he was sitting down with limited bow view was his reason. Be safe out there guys and gals. There are also allegations...
by Stratos278
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO
Replies: 5
Views: 2385

Re: Fisherman who jumped into Columbia river to avoid oncoming motorboat sues VIDEO

Man I think the operator of that boat gets what he deserves. Being at fault sucks in an accident but when you watch this video obviously there is total neglegence on his part. Heard he was sitting down with limited bow view was his reason. Be safe out there guys and gals. There are also allegations...
by Stratos278
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 16
Views: 937

Re: Seat belts

mark poulson wrote:
kraetzer wrote:I think the problem is that you can't guaranty that a bass boat won't capsize. If it does and you have a seatbelt on the chances of drowning are probably very high.


I wonder how many fiberglass bass boats capsized in 2017?

Even one is too many, if you're strapped in and can't get out
by Stratos278
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Helix 5 vs Helix 7
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Helix 5 vs Helix 7

I'm trying to decide which one to put on the bow of my R80 Ranger. I have the 7 with SI and DI in the console, and now I want to put a new unit on the bow with just DI. The bow of my boat is pretty tight so size is a concern. I'm pretty sure I can wedge the 7 in so it's mostly out of the way. My qu...
by Stratos278
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trout Planting
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Trout Planting

by Stratos278
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody Been To Comedero?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Anybody Been To Comedero?

Check your PMs
by Stratos278
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Boat Company !!
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: New Boat Company !!

by Stratos278
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

I've been pulled over once in the last 2 1/2 years fishing the Delta, and half a dozen times in the last 15+ years fishing down in SoCal. If a boater's card is required before you can launch, that pretty much covers it. And, if someone who doesn't have a card is operating someone else's boat , the ...
by Stratos278
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When they let you know what they’re eating
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: When they let you know what they’re eating

mark poulson wrote:Is that a custom paint job?

I doubt it, since the original post has a link to a Berkley product at Tackle Warehouse
by Stratos278
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Life Vest
Replies: 3
Views: 569

Re: Life Vest

I have the Bass Pro XPS Platinum vest. For $10 more than the XPS Deluxe, you get a lot more features, like more pockets, zip-off collar, crotch straps, etc.
by Stratos278
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 2279

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

Rental boats or jet ski's? How about backing a trailer in? I know sometimes I get upset having to wait but I gain more in laughs from watching them than I lose having to put up with them. Where would all the backing mishap videos come from if people learned to do it right. I agree, Rod. Just spend ...
by Stratos278
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance. Model suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance. Model suggestions?

Two or three weeks ago there was a post that Nixon's Marine in Walla Walla WA was selling used units. I believe they are up on eBay, here's a link to that thread:

are-now-selling-used-graphs-t111460.html
by Stratos278
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Garmin acquires Navionics
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Garmin acquires Navionics

Found this on another forum...

http://newsroom.garmin.com/press-releas ... -navionics

It's also up on the Navionics website:

https://www.navionics.com/usa/blog/
by Stratos278
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Baitcasting rod
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: Baitcasting rod

Before anyone can make an educated recommendation, her are a couple of questions that you need to answer: 1. What technique will this rod be used for? 2. You stated you want a med/heavy power rod, what action do you want? (fast, mod fast, parabolic) 3. What type and weight lure will you be throwing?...
by Stratos278
Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thank You President Trump
Replies: 15
Views: 2183

Re: Thank You President Trump

Even legislators in Moonbeam's own party are against the tunnels: http://fishsniffer.com/index.php/2017/10/25/congressman-huffman-responds-to-trump-administration-pulling-plug-on-delta-tunnels-project/ As a former resident of Huffman's district, I had little use for him. This changes my opinion of h...
by Stratos278
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats Roy Hawk
Replies: 3
Views: 717

Re: Congrats Roy Hawk

Big shout out to Roy Hawk for winning the BASS Central Opens division! Such an awesome guy and a great ambassador for our sport. West Coast represent! Elites bound! ????? How do you figure? According to Bassmaster.com, James Elam won, which put Ike in the Classic. However, you are right on one poin...
by Stratos278
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat friendly hotels near Berryessa and Shasta
Replies: 3
Views: 610

Re: Boat friendly hotels near Berryessa and Shasta

For Shasta:
http://www.fawndale.com/rates.html

For Berryessa, both Markley Cove and Pleasure Cove have cabins, plus both have marinas/launch ramps
by Stratos278
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime
Replies: 8
Views: 869

Re: Do Trolling Motors degrade overtime

Pull your prop off and make sure that the shaft isn't wrapped with old fishing line (braid especially), dead grass or weeds. That stuff will definitely drag it down performance-wise.
by Stratos278
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach

Where are the advocacy groups for the black bass in California? The few individuals, including a very special individual who has moved to Texas, who stepped up and attempted to organize bass fishermen and tournament organizations have met with apathy, and "let the other guy do it." This i...
by Stratos278
Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2034

Re: Clearlake Fish Die Off --- New Approach

There is a need for an organization to represent reservoir fisheries in California-no doubt. I have been personally trying to lay the groundwork to do so. However- to provide advocacy and research at the level you speak of for DU, CalWaterfowl, etc, etc-there is considerable overhead and resources ...
by Stratos278
Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bass club
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: bass club

I'd suggest you contact one or more existing clubs, to see what's actually involved in setting up a new club. Redwood Empire Bass Club, Sonoma and Marin counties, meets second Weds of each month. Meetings are held in Santa Rosa area. More info on FB Page, "New Redwood Empire Bass Club", h...
by Stratos278
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dallas Texas area lakes
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Dallas Texas area lakes

There are about a half dozen lakes in the DFW area in addition to Lewisville and RayBob. There's Ray Hubbard, Grapevine, Eagle Mountain, Lavon, Joe Pool to name the larger ones. Tawakoni is a little further East, between Hubbard and Fork. And if you want to venture further North, there's Texoma on t...
by Stratos278
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2 wheel drive on a gravel launch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: 2 wheel drive on a gravel launch?

In all seriousness, Rod, I hope Irene treats you nice. My part of Texas dodged a bullet from Harvey when it started north out of Houston then turned and followed I-10
by Stratos278
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2 wheel drive on a gravel launch?
Replies: 14
Views: 1045

Re: 2 wheel drive on a gravel launch?

mark poulson wrote:
Rod Martin wrote:Had a 1 ton dodge, I kept 1,500 lbs. of bagged cement in the back made it ride better and really helped traction and bagged cement is about the cheapest thing going


Knowing you, I'm surprised you didn't use sand bags! :wink:

Now, now, Mark...are you trying to say that Rod is a sandbagger? :lol:
by Stratos278
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BASS Northern Open Douglas Final Results
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: BASS Northern Open Douglas Final Results

Where are the results from the pro side? These are the non-boater results...
by Stratos278
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sneak Peek.. Ike's new prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Sneak Peek.. Ike's new prototype

crawdaddy wrote:What is Abu Garcia's obsession with the round grips on the reel handles. Does anyone out there prefer them? I like the flat ones that have a tackiness to them so your fingers don't slip like Shimano.


My Shimano Stradic Ci4+ has the round hard rubber grip, I prefer it over the flat plastic
by Stratos278
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8864

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

mark poulson wrote:How did this topic get switched to a tournament prediction topic?


Hijackers...
by Stratos278
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unprecedented Clear Lake Fish Die-Off: Dead fish islands about the size of three football fields.
Replies: 48
Views: 8864

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

Oh yeah one more question why did konocti resort close and when the hell is it going to re open?! I want another shot at seeing Pam anderson, If I forget a pfd maybe she would let me borrow one for the day. Konocti Harbor Resort has been closed since 2009, amid charges of Pipefitters Union pension ...
by Stratos278
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Double Buzz Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Re: Best Double Buzz Rod

Dobyns 734C (any series). I personally use a Champion 734C for my buzzers, doesn't matter if it's a single or double buzz.
by Stratos278
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tactical Assault Rods?
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: Tactical Assault Rods?

Are these the spiral-wrapped rods? I believe Rich Forhan did make a spiral wrap, and I know that Sieg Taylor used spiral wraps as did Gary Klein at one time. I don't know if they were using the ones from Tactical Assault however. And I don't know if Rick was the builder of Tactical Assault rods or S...
by Stratos278
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass club in Sacramento
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Bass club in Sacramento

There are several Sacto/EG area clubs listed here:

http://www.westernbass.com/clubs/
by Stratos278
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW DOBYNS COLT SERIES!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW DOBYNS COLT SERIES!!!

Just from the pics, that's a good looking rod! And the $79.99 price point will make a lot of anglers happy, too.
by Stratos278
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BASS prohibition must spur change to Louisiana's ridiculous water-access policy
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: BASS prohibition must spur change to Louisiana's ridiculous water-access policy

Probably not gonna happen until/unless Louisiana DFW takes some sort of action to break down the Cajun "good ol' boy" network that now controls/holds private access rights. Gonna be interesting to see how this all plays out, especially with the Skeeter BassChamps championship being held on...
by Stratos278
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 5961

Re: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake

Local realtors can't be happy with this. It's hard to sell a property when there is a dead fish stink, and dead fish floating on the lake, which is supposed to be the major selling point for homes there If I were a Clear Lake homeowner, I'd be pretty upset about the dead fish and the stink they wil...
by Stratos278
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 5961

Re: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake

Here's the link to Clear Lake Water Quality's Facebook page, more info there.

https://www.facebook.com/ClearLakeWater ... f=mentions
by Stratos278
Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake
Replies: 15
Views: 5961

Re: Dead fish wash ashore on Clear Lake

Matt Allen has a post on his Facebook page about this. I took the liberty of copying and re-posting here. (NOTE: pretty lengthy but a good read) "If you're a Bass Fisherman who is upset about the conditions at Clearlake here is your chance to make an actual difference! Are you mad about algae, ...
by Stratos278
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota TM repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Minn Kota TM repair?

Jim Lambert goes by the handle "Minnkotaman". He's located in San Ramon
by Stratos278
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)
Replies: 17
Views: 2328

Re: CA DELTA FISHING (Lost and Confused Begginers)

I need specific locations too, exact baits and colors would help too. Seriously? Did you ask that question. Anyone can go catch a bass on the delta!! May not be huge but pretty darn easy. This time of year I would use the Helicopter Lure or the Flying Lure around Holland and you will be fine. Fish ...
by Stratos278
Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Co Anglers Area for Lucas Oil Western Classic at Mead
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: WWBT Co Anglers Area for Lucas Oil Western Classic at Mead

From their rules: WWBT reserves the right to pair a Pro and Co together on Day 3 in the event there are not enough boats for all the Co anglers. I don't have a dog in this fight (unfortunately I live too far away to fish WWBT), BUT it seems to me, that to maintain a level playing field, if one co h...
by Stratos278
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bassmaster Northern Open James River Day 1 | Yamamoto Pro Leads
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Bassmaster Open James River Day 1 | Yamamoto Pro Leads

Looking at the contestants in this event and the recent migration of top pros from FLW to BASS I can't help but feel that FLW is in trouble on some level. I doubt so many top FLW guys would be heading over if it was healthy. I know the sponsors like BASS better but... Not that much different than t...
by Stratos278
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat fire on Folsom Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Boat fire on Folsom Lake

Nielsen reports that "...caused the exhaust pump and the fuel to not mix properly and get rid and evacuate all the fumes, sparking an explosion." Can someone translate this, please? Did he mean to say that the vent pump (bilge vent) was not operated properly to evacuate all the fumes? Whe...
by Stratos278
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ned rig
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: Ned rig

porkoman wrote:I agree with stand-up baits. Which z-man do you recommend? Some have salt and others maybe not. Not sure what to buy.

Z-Man recommends their TRD (The Real Deal) bait or the Z-Man Hula StickZ bait. There may be other floating baits out there as well
by Stratos278
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: test/ test over
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: test

Hey Michael, I can see this one, but I couldn't see the other ones you posted on your Clear Lake report

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