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by Oldschool
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: help with prop for my bass boat
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: help with prop for my bass boat

Talk to Phil's as suggested.
Speed is more about proper weight distribution and planing surfaces. If the engine has severe vibration from prop damage that needs to be fixed.
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: rising sea levels and the CA Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: rising sea levels and the CA Delta

A centimeter of sea level rise from warm water expansion due to the El Niño doesn't mean levees will fail from sea water, they may from tremdous rain fall forecasted.
Tom
by Oldschool
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bagleys wanted
Replies: 17
Views: 2108

Re: Bagleys wanted

Have a few Bagley DB3 dredge in brown crawdad, no boxes.
Tom
by Oldschool
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Inflatable PFD WARNING!
Replies: 18
Views: 5452

Re: Inflatable PFD WARNING!

Key word is "high speed", Mustang and other mfr's make high speed PFD's for boats up to 100 mph.
The Suspenders types are OK if you fall overboard while going less than 10 mph. At 50+ mph water is very dense, the impact feels like hitting concrete and can cause severe injuries.
Tom
by Oldschool
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Catch Seen Around the World
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: The Catch Seen Around the World

mark poulson wrote:
Oldschool wrote:#1, Butch Brown's video of the 19.3 catch!
Tom

Tom, do you have a link?

Google "Butch Brown fishing".
Tom
by Oldschool
Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BULLARDS BAR
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: BULLARDS BAR

@oldschool Where do you find this was posted 11 months ago? This was posted Nov 24 as far as I can tell, so I am thinking there is some kind of glitch in what you are seeing - wanted to send it to tech support. Thanks! I thought the original thread started 31 Jan 2015, my mistake that was the date ...
by Oldschool
Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Catch Seen Around the World
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: The Catch Seen Around the World

#1, Butch Brown's video of the 19.3 catch!
Tom
by Oldschool
Thu Dec 03, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Are YOU ready for a WORLD RECORD BASS??
Replies: 8
Views: 2574

Re: Are YOU ready for a WORLD RECORD BASS??

It's fairly easy to get a quality digital scale certified by Weights & Measure. Look at any gasoline pump, it will have the local phone number for getting your scale certified. The problem is when catching a giant bass while fishing alone, most trophy bass anglers prefer to fish by themselves. G...
by Oldschool
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Are YOU ready for a WORLD RECORD BASS??
Replies: 8
Views: 2574

Re: Are YOU ready for a WORLD RECORD BASS??

In today's world we have the advantage of smart phones with good cameras, still and vedio, that can record the catch and call in the catch. We have small very accurate scales that can be certified. Back in the 80's and 90's when giant LMB were more common our lakes didn't have any means to validate ...
by Oldschool
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BULLARDS BAR
Replies: 15
Views: 4376

Re: BULLARDS BAR

Did you read the 11.4 lb Spot post.....Aaron magic 6" fat worm.
Just realized this thread is 11 months old!
Tom
by Oldschool
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another monster spot — 11 lbs. 4 oz
Replies: 12
Views: 3731

Re: Another monster spot — 11 lbs. 4 oz

Unfortunately to establish a world record it must be validated by an official biologist, catch and release bass don't fit into that category very often.
Congratulations Paul on your catch and I hope you can establish the record you deserve!
Tom
by Oldschool
Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I'm getting smarter (older?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: I'm getting smarter (older?)

That is about the size of Casitas today, about a mile to the launch ramp now closed due to low water level.
Watch out for those gators.
Very jealous!
Tom
by Oldschool
Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I'm getting smarter (older?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: I'm getting smarter (older?)

Rod Martin wrote:60s here and low 80s during the day. Fishing is rough. Been throwing buzz baits all day long. :D

Distance between Stockton and Oakley is about 30 miles....30 degree temp difference...someone ain't telling the truth!
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WON SB 1894 Editorial
Replies: 1
Views: 501

WON SB 1894 Editorial

Finally WON writes a editorial on SB1894, on Nov 27 issue after the bill has been discussed Several times on this forum requesting support....is it too little too late?
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Eric Elshere
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

Re: Eric Elshere

My condolences to the Elshere family, what shock and loss this is, so young and full of life. Eric was a wonderful young man, always curtious and sharing. He will be missed by everyone he came in contact with and touched our lives.
Rest in peace Eric.
Tom
by Oldschool
Sat Nov 21, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass fisherman on the delta?
Replies: 20
Views: 4645

Re: Bass fisherman on the delta?

Your post is about some resident anglers avoiding you because you are new in thier territory applies to bass anglers in general. Proof, ask a question regarding a bite on lake X and you get PM replies. Bass anglers don't share information if they believe someone else may learn their secrets....total...
by Oldschool
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....

Brown is racking in $$$$$$$$$ on Cap & Trade bleeding businesses for carbon points. Learning the delta river system must a good challenge, I'am jealous! Fishing has been good down here with the low water conditions, hope rains soon! Will going to the BAT tomorrow morning, maybe some good news ab...
by Oldschool
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....

Mark, the prop 13 was a great benefit to the baby boomers allowed them to keep their homes while the home increased in value without paying high taxes and retire on the investment. Who knows what is behind this initiative, business interest is always suspect. Who else is standing up against Brown......
by Oldschool
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Everything about Spooning for Bass
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

Re: Everything about Spooning for Bass

McLovin wrote:Old school I sent you a pm. Hope you don't mind. Thanks

PM sent!
by Oldschool
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Everything about Spooning for Bass
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

Re: Everything about Spooning for Bass

The vedio was a commercial not very instructional unless you want to loose lots of snagged spoons. Spoon are usually fast feeders moving with Threadfin Shad schools and suspended, not on bottom. Your sonar unit is extremely important and knowing what type little birds, pied bill or western greibs, i...
by Oldschool
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....
Replies: 11
Views: 2007

Re: Californians act on approval for Delta Tunnels....

Hats off to the effort to allow voters to participate. The sad truth is 2/3rds of those voters don't know what the San Joaquin delta is or anything about the issue....lots of work to do to educate these voters.
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Split Shotting - Rig, Retrieve, Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1838

Re: Split Shotting - Rig, Retrieve, Location

mark poulson wrote:
DarWise wrote:Would really like to watch the video but it says, "This video is private."


What's up with that?[
Use your imagination or look up the late Dick Trask articles.
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 6897

Re: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!

This is exactly what I posted some time back, these bills passed the Senate and are going to Congress to be voted on. If we all dont jump aboard this ship and start calling and getting the fishing industry as a whole to help out we are going to get screwed on this deal. I have called, emailed and t...
by Oldschool
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 6897

Re: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!

The sister House bill HR 2898 passed....that is's grim. The Senate bill S 1898 will more than likely be rubber stamped and sent to the House for funding, the President for signing. Where is the fishing industry with national support??? I tried by writing letters, posting links on several sites, lots...
by Oldschool
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 6897

Re: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!

@oldschool Visitors to the petition may or may not sign. The 200 signatures comment was to let guys know how many people actually took the time to sign the petition. This weeks WON, 23,Oct 2015, no 43, NO Mention of this petition or one word about the S1894 Senate bill !! The new goal of 500 signat...
by Oldschool
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 6897

Re: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!

Hey Guys, WE ONLY NEED 12 MORE TO SIGN FOR 200 TODAY! CLICK AND SIGN TO SAVE DELTA FISHING! Please click the link below and sign up on our petition to Save The Delta . George Azevedo has created a very simple petition form for you to sign and it will go to our local legislation people and tell them...
by Oldschool
Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!

Off topic, if anyone takes the time to look at historic data than look at mega droughts in California. We have had 2 mega drought periods that lasted about 200 years; 850AD to 1050 AD and 1300 AD to 1500 AD, not exact dates but close. During mega droughts the rain fall is minimal, less than 4" ...
by Oldschool
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!

The S1894 bill passed without opposition, the Democrates who sponsored this bill won. So now what can bass anglers do? Tom Options are limited when even the Republican representatives are on board for this and similar bills introduced to secure water for ag. Again, its politics, and nothing more. N...
by Oldschool
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!

The S1894 bill passed without opposition, the Democrates who sponsored this bill won.
So now what can bass anglers do?
Tom
by Oldschool
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!

Trying remove specific fish species from a multi species fishery is nearly impossible to selective harvest a specie. What a fishery management does is poison the entire waterway with rotenone killing every fish. Some fish still servive after rotenone treatment do to flowing water and springs. The d...
by Oldschool
Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!
Replies: 40
Views: 5839

Re: Senate Bill S1894 Calls for Predator fish (BASS) to be removed from Stanislaus/ Melones!

Trying remove specific fish species from a multi species fishery is nearly impossible to selective harvest a specie. What a fishery management does is poison the entire waterway with rotenone killing every fish. Some fish still servive after rotenone treatment do to flowing water and springs. The de...
by Oldschool
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How-To Select a Jig Trailer: Size, Action, Color
Replies: 1
Views: 552

Re: How-To Select a Jig Trailer: Size, Action, Color

The size or length of a jig trailer is only one factor that affects the rate of fall, the jig weight far exceeds the trailers water resistance when considering ROF. Plastic trailers today differ from yesterday's trailers, the new designs offer far more water resistant features to slow down ROF, Rage...
by Oldschool
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This is Huge Guys !!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 15294

Re: This is Huge Guys !!!!!!

But, but, but Tom....what will we do if we can't blame somebody? It must be the Commies, yeah, that's the ticket! They have installed an invisible shield over California, forcing the rain to fall somewhere else. Damn Putin's eyes!!! Mark, sounds like you are enjoying the Delta! Gotta finger someone...
by Oldschool
Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This is Huge Guys !!!!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 15294

Re: This is Huge Guys !!!!!!

We are very fortunate to live in California, sadly our state officials don't share our love of bass fishing or fishing and hunting in general. Making political decision based on personal interest is common, however making up scientific data to support a political agenda is the problem we all face to...
by Oldschool
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Mead death
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

Re: Lake Mead death

Living in California where we are already over regulated it's difficult to suggest more regulations, even when safety is the topic. We don't have a boating drivers license program for our inland waterways, no boating safety classes are needed to operate a powerboat. How many unskilled boat operators...
by Oldschool
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Polarized Sunglasses
Replies: 11
Views: 2162

Re: Best Polarized Sunglasses

Over the counter Costco polarized sunglasses are good, only a few frames to choose from. Dark grey with UV protection for bright sunlight that you have in AZ is what I would recommend.
Maui Jim are excellent with good frames and high quality lens, plus easy to find a local retailer.
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Mead death
Replies: 13
Views: 3481

Re: Lake Mead death

Very sad story that could have ended differently and a reminder to always wear your PFD when running at plane speed. My PFD's are stowed, only wear them in the winter or on big lakes, rough water, or if mandated, a bad habit. I do clip on the kill switch lanyard, that's a good habit! Gary Dobyn's wa...
by Oldschool
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What happens if a World Record is caught outside US; Would scale certification be valid?
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: What happens if a World Record is caught outside US; Would scale certification be valid?

The only way any LMB new world record will be authenticated is to put the bass on ice immediately after weighing, measuring and photographing the bass on the measuring device and on the scale with witnesses of the catch. The bass must be authenticated by a biologist to determine the species, no obje...
by Oldschool
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: UPDATE: World Record Largemouth Location on Ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 1781

Re: World Record Largemouth Location on Ebay

Jalisco Lake, Texas....google map the location for free.
Tom
by Oldschool
Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ehrler - How he caught the 10.11
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Ehrler - How he caught the 10.11

Daiwa Zillion Swimbait rod with full handle?
Tom
by Oldschool
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament mortality question ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Tournament mortality question ?

The only bass that will return to a bed site is the small male bass, most tournament anglers are not targeting small bass during the spawn cycle. The female lays eggs and departs within a few hours, may return in a week or so to finish laying eggs, usually a different bed site. The male guards the n...
by Oldschool
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament mortality question ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Tournament mortality question ?

DVL is an interesting lake with a very deep population of FLMB, good place to a study of this type. The depth noted was about 30 to 60 feet, surface temps 57 to 62 degrees and as noted late winter to pre spawn bass. Warm livewell temps and low DO levels having minimal impact on mortality rates. Fizz...
by Oldschool
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Near record on Columbia River
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: Near record on Columbia River

Looks like this bass was dead and on ice For several hours, coloration is gone.
Can't tell if the dorsal fin is connected or where the jaw ends relative to the eye, looks like it could be a smallmouth.
Tom
by Oldschool
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournament mortality question ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Tournament mortality question ?

What over stresses and eventually kills bass kept in a live well for several hours is low DO levels and thermal shock, all the other stuff is minor. IF tournament anglers were required to monitor DO levels, the problem would be managed. Lakes that are deep rocky structured and wind blown reservoirs ...
by Oldschool
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Got A Letter From Fish and Game today
Replies: 14
Views: 2514

Re: Got A Letter From Fish and Game today

A & B could apply to nearly every bass lake in CA during the summer if they measure the top 2 feet of the water column, especially at night!
Tom
by Oldschool
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015
Replies: 33
Views: 5225

Re: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015

The DFW should have knowledge to prevent stress mortality. Surface water during the summer is usually a lot warmer than water 5' or below where the bass live. To the best of my limited knowledge dissolved oxygen (DO) levels for bass should be somewhere between 3-12 mg/L , not lower or higher. FLMB a...
by Oldschool
Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015
Replies: 33
Views: 5225

Re: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015

Mark, they must first admit there is a problem before it can be fixed. Post release mortality rates have always been a problem when the DO levels are lower than bass can survive. Maybe it's time tournament boats have livewell management aides like water temperature and DO levels, good for summer war...
by Oldschool
Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015
Replies: 33
Views: 5225

Re: Clear Lake this week....6/19/2015

The bigger the bass are the more susceptible to live well stress they are. Lots of good articles by Sure-Life labs, who make Catch & Release, no reason today to run a tournament with poor handling practices. Every tournament angler should be briefed on proper live well management to reduce stres...
by Oldschool
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: FBF 19.3 Lake Record cast2catch
Replies: 1
Views: 3367

Re: FBF 19.3 Lake Record cast2catch

The after bay or lagoon is still considered lake Castaic, Butch's 19.3 caught on video maybe (?) the lagoon record, however not a Castaic record. Don't know if Butch ever tried to officially record this catch? It's not listed on the top 25 and nearly impossible to validate a catch after the fact...I...
by Oldschool
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: onboard charger not working?
Replies: 11
Views: 2012

Re: onboard charger not working?

Most onboard chargers have inline fuse on the positive wire lead for each bank. Take a look at Norco Genius 3 onboard 12V, 10 amp per bank charger. If you use a 15 amp per bank charger it may damage some types of batteries over time, AGM's for example. Clean, tight, corrosion free connections are SO...

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