To fish or not to fish that is the question

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To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby rastrike1 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:05 am

Want to fish . With shelter-in-place is it an appropriate time?

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby Whoopbass » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:27 am

It ain't worth taking the chance. Live to fish another day. Stay quarantined.

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby Dave A » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 am

To the extent that one can get on and off the water without being in contact with large amounts of people, then sure fishing is fine. Given that I am not an epidemiologist, I will defer to the folks that know and adhere to their recommendation to limit social contact. All tournament organizations should likewise heed that advice, most are, not all. Rescheduling events for the coming months would be the wise and prudent thing to do. Those who are reluctant to do so are being irresponsible. Weigh ins, check ins, host hotels, live well checks, pre-tournament events, all bring people into contact in large numbers. We will have many days ahead to fish.

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Postby Otay Michael » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:15 am

fish :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby BigBassDaddy1190 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:42 am

If you are scared of the flu stay home.

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Postby CBS » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:43 pm

In the 7 county lockdown order is an exemption #3 "to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this section, such as by way of example, walking, hiking or running. I would think fishing out of a bass boat with 2 individuals would be in compliance with the spirit of the exemption language....

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Postby Fidlplr » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:44 pm

With the few cases in the United States and a few deaths ( compared to our population ) can someone explain to me why this is so much more serious than anything else we’ve had going around? 40,000 have died since October with the flu. Am I not seeing something here? Is there something else going on that we don’t know about?

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Postby drew » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:36 pm

You are basically correct. It is very rare at this point.

The main reason for the quarantine is not necessarily for your health it is to reduce the fast wide spread of the illness. It has the potential to be 10X more wide spread then the flu. It is different from the flu because of its long shelf life and being contagious with no symptoms (asymptomatic).

Technically as far as your own well being is concerned if you had no concerns about the flu in the past then you should not have any now.

Me personally I had the flu in December and it was very hard on me this year. I'm a 50yro with mild allergy related asthma and was a bit out of shape. It was bad enough that it changed my MO. Good luck to all.


Fidlplr wrote:With the few cases in the United States and a few deaths ( compared to our population ) can someone explain to me why this is so much more serious than anything else we’ve had going around? 40,000 have died since October with the flu. Am I not seeing something here? Is there something else going on that we don’t know about?

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby Fidlplr » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:04 pm

I understand. Thank you. BTW.... drunk drivers kill someone every 15 mins.

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Postby Bruce Theriot » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:32 pm

[quote="Fidlplr"]I understand. Thank you. BTW.... drunk drivers kill someone every 15 mins.[/quote]

If people listened to the experts, telling them not to drink and drive, then there would not be those deaths caused by the drunk drivers. Just sayin

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Postby gabuelhaj » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:18 pm

Enjoy your freedom and liberties while you can and go fishing!

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Postby marinerfandave » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:30 pm

I work in an office building in Concord and now working from home officially as of 3/16 to comply with Contra Costa County shelter in place. I will be fishing somewhere 100% and without question this coming weekend, got to get away from this craziness and I plan on fishing all by myself, get to fish with my Dobyn's Fury's that I purchased from TW on Black Friday, can't wait!!

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Postby Fishin Andy » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:52 pm

Hitting the delta tomorrow myself

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Postby birdman920 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:15 pm

CBS wrote:In the 7 county lockdown order is an exemption #3 "to engage in outdoor activity, provided the individuals comply with Social Distancing Requirements as defined in this section, such as by way of example, walking, hiking or running. I would think fishing out of a bass boat with 2 individuals would be in compliance with the spirit of the exemption language....

I hear ya “ on exemption #3 !.... you should be able to fish ? we will see how this plays out ? I am going out tomorrow!...

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby MBUXXX » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:24 am

With Lake County on lockdown, do you guys think Clear Lake Oaks/Redbud will be closed?

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby Dave Brabec » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:55 am

Heard public ramps closing today.Stores are closing.

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Postby mark poulson » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:58 am

The reason for the stay home order is to prevent our hospitals and healthcare system from being overwhelmed by a massive outbreak all at once. There aren't enough ventilators to handle a tsunami of acute cases, so the government is trying to spread it out to keep it manageable. Think of how many people might be at risk before you do anything cavalier. Just because you can survive the virus doesn't mean your neighbors can.
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Postby mark poulson » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:59 am

Dave Brabec wrote:Heard public ramps closing today.Stores are closing.

Where did you hear that?
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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby BigBassDaddy1190 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:18 am

Dave Brabec wrote:Heard public ramps closing today.Stores are closing.

This is false

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby mark poulson » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:43 am

BigBassDaddy1190 wrote:
Dave Brabec wrote:Heard public ramps closing today.Stores are closing.

This is false

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Postby Joe daddy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:11 am

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby StogieMan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:47 am

I am a little confused, are the last 2 pictures of nice fish catch's from today (Thursday) and from Clear Lake or are they from today some where to illustrate fishing is and always will be fun :D

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby Joe daddy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:13 am

Yesterday, it was pretty skunky for awhile. In that case i would say stay home. Then we got lucky, so in that case go fishing. 2 boats on the water including us. not Clearlake never fished it. All in all don’t the fish have the final say. Listen to the fish.

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby StogieMan » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:07 pm

I just took a short, non-essential drive :-) around an the area (Clear Lake).
I went to 3 ramps, all open and all had several boats that had launched.

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Postby Joe daddy » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:25 pm

Bored again already. Yard work is done, dishes done, laundry done. No sports, no thirsty Thursday. And Tom Brady is on the Tampa bucs. What’s the world coming to. This is gonna suck for a while. Hate to say this but I’m ready to go back to work.

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Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

Postby BiggieSmall » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 pm

If you can go on a run, walk and hike. Why can’t you take your boat out for a run by yourself. Aren’t you practicing social distance?

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Postby Rod Martin » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:13 am

With .99 cent a gallon gas NOW is the time to fish. if allowed too :D
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Postby Dave Brabec » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:42 am

gas still way over $3 a gallon here

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Postby ash » Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:07 am

For me the hard part is do I leave my family to go fishing or stay home -

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am

ash wrote:For me the hard part is do I leave my family to go fishing or stay home -


Sounds to me like many people are going to be sent home to work remote or "shelter in place" at home.
If you are one of them, you are going to have an abundance of "family time" ....... Go Fishing !!!

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Postby Mark 1 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:20 am

All interesting discussion and viewpoints. But to add to this, as of this morning, even though it seems there has been a push in Lake County to enforce the shelter in place and no non essential travel the powers that be up here can't seem to get on the same page. Yesterday an employee of the Clearlake P.D. advised my friend that if he was coming from outside Lake County, a police officer could ask him to leave if he had contact with him at the Redbud ramp. However, as of this morning the county is allowing sales of visitor quagga stickers. I think in a small county like Lake, the city and county officials should at least communicate and get on the same page as it relates to how they want to interpret their ordinances.

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Postby ash » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:47 pm

MichaelB wrote:
ash wrote:For me the hard part is do I leave my family to go fishing or stay home -


Sounds to me like many people are going to be sent home to work remote or "shelter in place" at home.
If you are one of them, you are going to have an abundance of "family time" ....... Go Fishing !!!


Naw im working from home and already getting cabin fever more from SHITF scenario of martial law i dont want to be too far away -its a protection thing.

The truth is guys lakes and ramps are closing moment to moment. Jigs started a good thread about lakes that remain open, lets try to keep that thread alive with lakes that you have personally confirmed they are open with the date and time in the subject.

I will update it to my best ability :D

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Postby StogieMan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:47 pm

Fished Clear Lake today, a ton of boats on the water.
Bite was pretty good too

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Postby JoeLanghans » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:54 pm

StogieMan wrote:Fished Clear Lake today, a ton of boats on the water.
Bite was pretty good too

They may be closing the lake to boating after today...
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Postby Fromthemill » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:09 pm

I don't understand why. They were just saying on the news that fishing was a good activity that is allowed.

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Postby JoeLanghans » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:23 pm

I would risk it and go though, no clue how they could enforce it with all the private launch ramps and houses on the lake... Call the Lake County Sheriff and department of public health, they told me traveling while towing a boat is a not an essential activity and will not be allowed. The Sheriffs office refused to talk to me about it.
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Postby jiggin4bass » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:34 pm

For 3/21/20 sat. and 3/22/20 sun.
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Postby Basssss » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:43 pm

Come on guys. We are all on here because we love to fish. But the reality is that this is a pandemic and things are about to get a lot worse.
Cases will increase exponentially
Our outdated medical facilities are full, out of supplies and about to get more crowded.

Slowing this thing down so we can keep up is what we are after...

bringing this virus around to our friends, family or around all my aged fishing buddies would be something that could be life changing or ending and I'm sure no one wants to be the guy who spread it.

So let's hold back and let this pass so we can ALL fish another day....

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Postby MichaelB » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:10 pm

JoeLanghans wrote:... Call the Lake County Sheriff and department of public health, they told me traveling while towing a boat is a not an essential activity and will not be allowed. The Sheriffs office refused to talk to me about it.

Is this for real ? ...... how long is it going to be before this is adopted everywhere.
Can't say I am surprised

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Postby Joe daddy » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:24 pm

My buddy just told me foreman creek gate was open yesterday

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Postby Dave Brabec » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:39 am

Only reason lakes are getting closed is because no one is adhering to shelter in place order.Stay home. I want to go fishing also but staying home. Slow the spread. 600 people died in Italy in 24 hours

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Postby mark poulson » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:01 am

Basssss wrote:Come on guys. We are all on here because we love to fish. But the reality is that this is a pandemic and things are about to get a lot worse.
Cases will increase exponentially
Our outdated medical facilities are full, out of supplies and about to get more crowded.

Slowing this thing down so we can keep up is what we are after...

bringing this virus around to our friends, family or around all my aged fishing buddies would be something that could be life changing or ending and I'm sure no one wants to be the guy who spread it.

So let's hold back and let this pass so we can ALL fish another day....

Amen. Live to fish another day.
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Postby mark poulson » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 am

Dave Brabec wrote:Only reason lakes are getting closed is because no one is adhering to shelter in place order.Stay home. I want to go fishing also but staying home. Slow the spread. 600 people died in Italy in 24 hours

This will be a headline here soon enough. Do your part, and stay home.
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Postby Garrett Charter » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:35 am

As long as people keep going out the longer this is going to last and keep people out of work and kids at home driving me crazy. I want to fish as bad as anyone but be responsible and respectful and stay home so we can get back normal life.
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Postby mark poulson » Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:38 am

Garrett Charter wrote:As long as people keep going out the longer this is going to last and keep people out of work and kids at home driving me crazy. I want to fish as bad as anyone but be responsible and respectful and stay home so we can get back normal life.

Exactly!
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Postby madgaffer » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:40 am

Garrett Charter wrote:As long as people keep going out the longer this is going to last and keep people out of work and kids at home driving me crazy. I want to fish as bad as anyone but be responsible and respectful and stay home so we can get back normal life.


It’s is important to allow people a positive outlet during stressful times . It is possible to fish with very reduced risk . Don’t fish with anyone outside your household , bring all your needs with you , fuel up responsibly ( disinfect or where gloves ) . If you can’t fish ( or any other activity for that matter ) without minimal to no exposure for you and the public don't go ! It’s simple follow the intent of the order .


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