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by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bassboat question.....
Replies: 27
Views: 7448

Re: bassboat question.....

There are far to many variables that each person has to work out for themselves . When I had my 20' narrow body Champion with a Merc 250XB I set it up for 82 mph and that was gps. BUT it took the right jackplate setback and adjusted height, I searched thru many different props to get what I wanted a...
by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Non ethanol gas
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Non ethanol gas

C & A corner market on Yosemite and airport way in Manteca used to have pumps on the side of the market that had fuel for off-road high octane and ethanol free. But I have not been there in years not sure if they still do . When I was young and foolish racing gas with a racing outboard were fun ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 31, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

I've had good luck with https://lucasoil.com/products/fuel-treatments/lucas-fuel-stabilizer Designed for all fuel types and engine types 2 or 4 stroke. I used it for my fuel that I store for my lawn mower and pressure washer around the house as well. They support our marine/ fishing industry and me...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

clum553946 wrote:Been using Stabil Marine with no issues




Several others said Stabilities so I'm going to give it a try

Thank you
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Re: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

Stay safe Rod. Always, Hurricane season is June to November . Just making sure I am up on power. For Irma we lost power for a week so now I try to plan ahead. Generator big enough to power AC , refrigerator and freezer. Oh also the coffee maker Long as I sleep cool and have coffee for my wife, What...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 29, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?
Replies: 8
Views: 779

Best gas treatment to preserve gas ?

Hurricane season is here and I intend to stock up on Gas for my generator. 5 and 3 gal plastic cans filled to full and kept for 3 months in a humid place (Florida) after that I will rotate out by using in my Van and boat 90HP Mercury Opti. We have boat gas here (non-ethanol ) What is the best gas tr...
by Rod Martin
Sat May 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?

fastfiat wrote:Land Big Fish has 20 off. REMEMBER20 is the code. Also found these. American legacy has 20% off daiwa. Code: Daiwa
Thehookuptackle has 20% off. Code: USA20





Cool I'll take a look at them
by Rod Martin
Sat May 23, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

So who is having a tackle sale this weekend ?

I always look forward to the sales on this weekend. One of my best times to buy tackle. But this year after getting a gift card from the wife and kids , I waited to buy during the sale and found it was canceled. I understand that money is tight so I went ahead and used my card without the sale. Hopi...
by Rod Martin
Mon May 18, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Releaser or Keeper? Which are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 2012

Re: Releaser or Keeper? Which are you?

Any given body of water will only support so many fish. So taking some fish is good for the fish. Taking to many is bad for the fish. That being said I am a catch and release fisherman. I love to fish but don't eat Bass, I fish tournaments but do not believe in keeping fish in the live well all day ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Starting battery

Rod, where did you get that switch? So, does that let you "jump" the starting battery with the TM batteries? I just told my dealer while it was in for annual PRESTO it was on :D similar to this one.https://www.lowes.com/pd/Blue-Sea-Systems-e-Series-Selector-Battery-Switch/1002433598?cm_mm...
by Rod Martin
Sat May 09, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Line visibility

I use braid on all spinning reels, and splice on 6 feet of appropriate size fluorocarbon to it. Why? No clue other than the braid is very easy to handle and fluorocarbon is alleged to be invisible........ Have you noticed that braid allows for more twist in the line before it starts to affect casti...
by Rod Martin
Fri May 08, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Starting battery

I got a battery switch instead of a jumper system it allows you to combine the trolling and the starting batteries in several ways that allow you to switch which battery runs live wells and starting the motor. Best change I have ever made to my boat . Look at one as you up grade your batteries for ...
by Rod Martin
Thu May 07, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Starting battery

I got a battery switch instead of a jumper system it allows you to combine the trolling and the starting batteries in several ways that allow you to switch which battery runs live wells and starting the motor. Best change I have ever made to my boat . Look at one as you up grade your batteries for t...
by Rod Martin
Wed May 06, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line visibility
Replies: 13
Views: 985

Re: Line visibility

Whole time I lived in California I was told fish are line shy. Moved to Florida and over half my friends use braid for everything.

I have started using braid for cranks 15lb braid is the same dia. as 8 lb some less drag and goes deeper
by Rod Martin
Tue May 05, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: the IMA 1/4oz frog

Thanks for the reply. I was hoping someone would chime in with what power rod for it . I'm not good with skipping so I use a medium and a MH spinning rod to skip under docks , was thinking this little frog would work great on the MH rod with 30lb braid both under docks and around cover. Im not too ...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 03, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 669

Re: the IMA 1/4oz frog

Thanks for the reply.
I was hoping someone would chime in with what power rod for it .

I'm not good with skipping so I use a medium and a MH spinning rod to skip under docks , was thinking this little frog would work great on the MH rod with 30lb braid both under docks and around cover.
by Rod Martin
Sat May 02, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: the IMA 1/4oz frog
Replies: 4
Views: 669

the IMA 1/4oz frog

What rod and line setup do you guys throw that on.

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

Thanks to everybody that answered. I now have a couple of rods to test and see if I'm trying to do will work for me
by Rod Martin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the difference in Blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: What is the difference in Blanks

Yes you can but you need to pay attention to the spline of the rod for guide placement. Also, the powers very a lot between casting and spinning. I did this once with Dobyns Rods. I took a Champ 763C blank and used it for a Champ 765SF rod. It was a stout spinning rod. This is the only time I've ev...
by Rod Martin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is the difference in Blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 469

What is the difference in Blanks

Spinning and casting ?

Can one be used as the other ?


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I live on a lake that's wall to wall docks & started skipping tubes a millon years ago with a 6' spinning rod. Once I had the hang of it I tried different lengths from 5 to 7' & found very little difference. Gave that up years & use strickly bait casters, more accurate for me & powe...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I live on a lake that's wall to wall docks & started skipping tubes a millon years ago with a 6' spinning rod. Once I had the hang of it I tried different lengths from 5 to 7' & found very little difference. Gave that up years & use strickly bait casters, more accurate for me & powe...
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

rico wrote:A Gloomis IMX SJR 722 would work well for skipping




Yes I have a 782 GLX I use but have not found a 722 in my price range yet.

just looking for an alternative at a little less price
by Rod Martin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

I don't think a short rod is the answer. Practice skipping out away from the target docks in open water. You need to develop the right wrist motion and casting angles, like skipping a flat rock. Casting tackle use a 1/2 oz arkie type jig with a flat beaver trailer. Spinning use a wacky rigged stick...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

Re: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod

What power? Lure weight range, line type/lb test, reel??? The rod builders can make you whatever you need. My limited experience with spinning rods is the casting motion is very different, more of a snap cast with spinning vs a wrist cast to load up the rod when using bait casting rod. Spinning rod...
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5' or 5'6" spinning rod
Replies: 16
Views: 890

5' or 5'6" spinning rod

Looking for something equal to a Loomis IMX or a Phenix UMB rod in a 5' or 5'6" medium action spinning fast tip but would take a casting rod. Does anyone know if anything is being made like that any more. Or any blanks that would fit. While I'm at it can you buy a 6' or 6'6" blank and cut ...
by Rod Martin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamamoto Bait ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: Yamamoto Bait ID

Yamamoto made a 8" and a 10" grub but it now discontinued . They also make a stretch 40 that is just like it except smaller. On e-bay there is a guy that sells 8" Yamamoto Grub in Black with a Blue tail and sometimes in other colors I use it a lot in Florida , Also if you have an ext...
by Rod Martin
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamamoto Bait ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Re: Yamamoto Bait ID

Yamamoto made a 8" and a 10" grub but it now discontinued . They also make a stretch 40 that is just like it except smaller. On e-bay there is a guy that sells 8" Yamamoto Grub in Black with a Blue tail and sometimes in other colors I use it a lot in Florida , Also if you have an extr...
by Rod Martin
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ardent Smartcull Tournament Culling System
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Re: Ardent Smartcull Tournament Culling System

Do you still have these
by Rod Martin
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 4159

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

With .99 cent a gallon gas NOW is the time to fish. if allowed too :D
by Rod Martin
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Truck selection for boat towing
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: Truck selection for boat towing

For years I pulled my 20' Champion with a Chevy Colorado , Had no problems. I now pull a Ranger 177TR with a Ford Transit Van with a V6 engine again no problems.

Good luck with your new rig when you get it.
by Rod Martin
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bubba Dropshot
Replies: 20
Views: 5984

Re: Bubba Dropshot

I used it for years before I left California.

16-20lb floro line, 5/0 EWG hook 2-3" above a drop shot weight.

12" deadly duo green wennie worm in ribbon tail

zoom cotton candy lizard

sometimes a 12" deadly duo straight tail.

From Jan thru April works great on the northern lakes
by Rod Martin
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing license cost rises
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Fishing license cost rises

Required to take or attempt to take native or nonnative freshwater fish. Resident Annual: $17.00 Resident Five-Year: $79.00 Non-Resident Annual: $47.00 Non-Resident 3-Day: $17.00 Non-Resident 7-Day: $30.00 In Florida it also costs a lot for a Lic. :lol: And over 65 is FREE But you guys get a lot mor...
by Rod Martin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Group 34 or 31 battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1382

Re: Group 34 or 31 battery

I went group 27 for my starting and accessories battery and have not had a problem . BUT I added a battery cutoff switch with has 4 positions 0 is all batteries off 1 is starting battery 2 is starting battery and 1 TM Battery 3 is TM battery only so if I do run into trouble I can jump my starting or...
by Rod Martin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: McClure Rip Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: McClure Rip Off

Went to McClure with 3 buddy's last Friday, we planed to fish 2 days at McClure then hit Pedro for Sunday. So Friday at o'dark 30 when we hit the lake we paid for launching as you are instructed, $15.00 a day for car and boat launch so $30,00 x 4 We stayed at the Barrett Cove area and rented 2 of t...
by Rod Martin
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?

Thanks guys

I have 3 rods that would fit what has been said I will throw on all 3 and see which fits me best
by Rod Martin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?

Rod, I use a 7'4" Smoke frog rod for the mid sized ploppers, up to the 130. The smallest ones I use a med. heavy crank rod. I don't throw the largest size, the 190, because it's too big for me anymore. My days of throw 6 oz swimbaits are long gone. :lol: :lol: :lol: You and me. I throw swim ji...
by Rod Martin
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?
Replies: 7
Views: 891

What size Rod for Wopper Plopper ?

There are several sizes of wopper ploppers , what size or power rod is being used for these.


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

Moving back to the topic of capturing adult king salmon and transporting them to the McCloud River so the salmon can spawn followed a year later by recapturing young King salmon migrating down into lake Shasta at the confluence of the McCloud River entering the McCloud rive arm seems on it's face f...
by Rod Martin
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO “Why You NEED to Carry Jumper Cables at ALL times in Your Bass Boat | Almost STRANDED on Collins Lake”
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: NEW VIDEO “Why You NEED to Carry Jumper Cables at ALL times in Your Bass Boat | Almost STRANDED on Collins Lake”

Thats why I had a battery switch put in my boat. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/blue-sea-systems--m-series-mini-selector-battery-switch-with-removable-knob--8646291?recordNum=7 Turn to off all batteries disconnected, So when trailering everything is shut down no pumps left on by mistake or talon goi...
by Rod Martin
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

But it is still worrisome. To me, it is a reminder of just how much power, for good or for bad, the Federal Government has. I agree, in the beginning I think there were 4 departments in the federal gov. and it was the federal gov's job to defend our borders and a few other things. I could live with...
by Rod Martin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

I think it must have been a liberal newspaper that came up with that headline. Anytime a gov. agency sends out something like that it has that kind of language in it. So another blown out headline But it sure looks good :lol: But it is still worrisome. To me, it is a reminder of just how much power...
by Rod Martin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

I think it must have been a liberal newspaper that came up with that headline.

Anytime a gov. agency sends out something like that it has that kind of language in it. So another blown out headline


But it sure looks good :lol:
by Rod Martin
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1929

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

Did anybody read the article.

I got water below the dam is too hot fish cannot breed so stocked above dam then recaught moved below the dam to go on their merry way.

Where does it say anything about pumping in the Delta is the reason seems it is temp of the water below the dam
by Rod Martin
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1626

Re: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1

Blame Trump if you want to BUT there have been water wars in Calif. since Bakersfield was Marsh land. Business people on both sides of the political spectrum have used water to make their fortune for as long as California has been a state. So how about voting out all dishonest people on both sides. ...
by Rod Martin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: all electric Bass Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: all electric Bass Boat

California will be the first to do it when it happens. I know Calif. went with new regulations on commercial trucks and it really hurt us as a trucking company. Having to move into new carb compliant trucks with a deadline and not able to sale our older trucks in Calif . I was being serious in askin...
by Rod Martin
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: all electric Bass Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

all electric Bass Boat

Are any of the boat manufacturers working on an all electric Bass Boat yet. With Electric Pickups, cars , commercial trucks being developed how long will it be before it starts moving down to boats. Just wondering what would happen to the old boats , would they be phased out like commercial trucks w...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: 3 Shimano CI4 7.6:1 (LH)
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: 3 Shimano CI4 7.6:1 (LH)

Pictures please

I tried looking these up and could not find what they were ?

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Prop sizes

The Mercury Spitfire X7 is built for the 75-115 class motor . If changing props I would take a look at it.

The Spitfire is Aluminum, The SpitfireX7 is an Alloy
by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 1268

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

Summner is hot in Mexico. We always went in winter. But if you can survive the heat I would do Baccarac. It has been a while since I have been there but I did 2 trips to El Salto and 2 to Baccarac, Baccarac was best hands down. Far as catching big fish. It still depends on how good you are. I caught...

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