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by Randy Walker
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Trolling motor batteries

Yep, been running Optima Blue Tops for almost 10 years now. The D31M's... great batteries. Charge fast, long lasting power and maintenance free... I can't ask for more! I know some guys have had problems here and there and don't like them, but any battery can have issues. I've run other brands in th...
by Randy Walker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Co Angler looking for fishing partner
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Co Angler looking for fishing partner

Hey John,
Sent you a PM…

I find myself hitting the Delta solo sometimes and be happy to get you out on the water.

Randy
by Randy Walker
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punching hook question
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Punching hook question

Have you checked out the New Jack Flippn Hook from R2S? I've been using them for years now with no failures and have punched 8lb bass and pulled them out of the junk. It's not to say that one will not fail as I think any hook can at some point under the conditions of a big fish in the junk with 65-1...
by Randy Walker
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cranking Battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Cranking Battery?

Of course you are going to hear many options, which is what you wanted... I agree with fishfreq… don't go cheap... your batteries are the lifeline of your boat... My choice in batteries for both starting and trolling motor has been the Optima Blue Tops. I began using the Blue Tops in 2011 and was re...
by Randy Walker
Tue May 01, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 16416

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

That's crazy! I always figured that place was safer because of the guy always rolling around in the golf cart... but I guess this happened prior to him starting his day. So the boat was tied to the dock in the water overnight? We you in a cabin or something? So they stole someone else's trailer and ...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: ABU Veritas Casting Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: ABU Veritas Casting Rods

Do you fish the Delta often? Maybe meet there... otherwise I guess shipping is only option.

Feel free to text me and we can get it figured out.

Randy
916-396-3027
by Randy Walker
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: ABU Veritas Casting Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: ABU Veritas Casting Rods

Roseville... can pick up depending on where you live or meet somewhere that works for both.. Where you?

provided my contact in PM sent... feel free to text, email or call me to set something up.

Randy
by Randy Walker
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: ABU Veritas Casting Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: ABU Veritas Casting Rods

PM sent... interested in the two 7'3 rods

Thanks,
Randy
by Randy Walker
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Rod comparison

Anybody out there using or used the G Loomis E6X drop shot rod and have also used the Phenix M1 drop shot rod? They are comparable rods but on paper but wanted to get some real time usage info... heard very good things about both of them...

Thanks ~
by Randy Walker
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Revo STX - sold
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: Abu Garcia Revo STX - $20

PM sent...
by Randy Walker
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: If you need BASS BOAT INSURANCE
Replies: 18
Views: 4782

Re: If you need BASS BOAT INSURANCE

I've been with 1-800 for many years now. Hit wood at the delta like 40 days after getting the insurance and the carrier they used (Ace Marine, not Chubb) took care of it no problem. I've been in the insurance industry for about 16 years and 5+ of those years as an agent/broker, so I know how bad it ...
by Randy Walker
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Going from a Maxxum to an Utlrex?
Replies: 1
Views: 603

Re: Going from a Maxxum to an Utlrex?

Hey ACP, I just replaced my Maxxum 101 with an Ultrex the other day. I was told the holes would be the same, but only 3 lined up, the 4th was off by about 90% of the hole. I just used the 3 holes (including 1 of the holes on the outside of the mount base that's hidden under side plate). I then only ...
by Randy Walker
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Talk
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Trolling Motor Talk

Nope, but Fortrex I think does fit into ultrex mount. So if you have a spare fortrex, it would fit in your ultrex mount if needed.
by Randy Walker
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would be a good reel for ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1355

Re: What would be a good reel for ?

The Abu Garcia Revo SX is a great reel. It's light, great drag, holds plenty of line, very well priced, smooth and fits very nice in the palm of the hand. Go with the 7:1.
Retail is $159 I believe but you can shop around and find sales here and there on them.

Good Luck ~
by Randy Walker
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flipping/Pitching Rod Length
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Flipping/Pitching Rod Length

as others replied, all in preference... I use a 7, 7'3, 7'6 and 7'11 for flp/pitch depending on size of weight or weight of jig along with how close my targets are. I use the 7'6 most of the time though. For punching, I use a 7'11 x-hvy. This allows for longer flips into the heavy mats as well as pi...
by Randy Walker
Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a 3 or 4 yr. old Lowrance. Model suggestions?
Replies: 3
Views: 710

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

I know you're asking about used units, but West Marine is having a Black Friday sale and are advertising the Hook 7 for 37% off... seems like a pretty good deal. It has downscan but not side (structure scan). For $329 it's a pretty good option. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/lowrance--hook-7-fishfin...
by Randy Walker
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: OPtima group 27d blue
Replies: 4
Views: 626

Re: OPtima group 27d blue

when speaking of a Mnnkota trolling motor the US2 = Universal Sonar 2

You should have no problem with that group of Optima's for the size trolling motor you are running. The Optima's charge fast, have long lasting power and are 100% maintenance free, amongst other great characteristics.
by Randy Walker
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Shimano Crucial 7'11" MH Crankbait Rod
Replies: 3
Views: 821

Re: Shimano Crucial 7'11" MH Crankbait Rod

can you email me a photo to onewalker_72@yahoo.com

a close up of the reel seat area and handle.

Thanks,
Randy
by Randy Walker
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: It's Almost Time | River2Sea Open at Konocti Vista Casino
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: It's Almost Time | River2Sea Open at Konocti Vista Casino

Contact Vince at Angler's Press..
by Randy Walker
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2017 Don Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: 2017 Don Lee Memorial Scholarship Fund Tournament

It's too bad it's on the 9/16 as I believe the River2Sea Open is on the 16th/17th. I know several teams that would normally fish the DLM event, but are going to be fishing the R2S event.

The DLM is a fun event for sure and for a very good cause.. I hope you get a good draw still.
by Randy Walker
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Frog Fishing
Replies: 11
Views: 2086

Re: Frog Fishing

Same as many others.. been throwing frogs for many years and only time I ever had a problem like that. I use 65lb Spiderwire and never have an issue. Maybe make sure the interior weight has not come loose, this is the only possible way I can think the frog could rotate goofy enough to swing around a...
by Randy Walker
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Non boater tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: Non boater tournaments

Hey Austin, Those events already mentioned are definitely great depending on your availability and money. Depending on your age, you can look into an event that is coming up July 16th, which is the Pro Teen Classic on the Delta out of Russo's Marina. You may already know about it and perhaps already...
by Randy Walker
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Veritas 2.0 spinning and casting
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Veritas 2.0 spinning and casting

PM sent
by Randy Walker
Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dependable squarebill for ca delta?
Replies: 13
Views: 2315

Re: Dependable squarebill for ca delta?

Check out the IMA square bills.. great baits, colors and catch fish!

http://imalures.com/square-bill/

Randy
by Randy Walker
Wed May 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fading Robo MMIIIs
Replies: 22
Views: 3013

Re: Fading Robo MMIIIs

That's awesome service for sure... I had a few bags that I put into one larger bag and they faded. The funny thing is... some time went by and I was digging through my worms looking for them and could not find them.. I grabbed the bag of faded and thought for a moment, when did I buy these? what col...
by Randy Walker
Wed May 17, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any updates to folsom
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Any updates to folsom

It was BAD on Sunday but we were able to launch at Folsom Point ramp, which I heard was packed in on Monday... I'm heading out tomorrow for pre-fish.. hopefully they were able to pull more out and there's a ramp open.
by Randy Walker
Thu May 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle business opportunity
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: Tackle business opportunity

Well congrats on retiring.. that's awesome!

This is a great opportunity right here.. nice, clean shop... man, should sell my house, buy the shop and move up there!!

Good luck with the shop sale...
by Randy Walker
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Project Healing Waters for the Vets
Replies: 4
Views: 575

Re: Project Healing Waters for the Vets

Gosh...
Wish this event was not on the same day as the Yamamoto Open event going out of Russo's Marina, which is a 2 day event being the 3rd and 4th of June...

The PHW should like a great event/cause for sure... I will pass the word on to others.. hope you get a good turnout.

Randy
by Randy Walker
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta or Clear Lake lodging
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Delta or Clear Lake lodging

Not sure if it's still being used as a rental or not, but check this place out. I've stayed there twice before and it was perfect. not sure if it will fit 12, but you can inquire if it's even still a rental. Around the tullie island from Konocti Vista Casino.. own dock and in it's own lagoon.. prett...
by Randy Walker
Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sun protection face covers and gloves
Replies: 36
Views: 6782

Re: Sun protection face covers and gloves

I have been using sun protective clothing now for the past 3 or so years. I have several Monster Tackle UPF 50 long sleeve sun shirts, a couple pairs of Columbia UPF sun pants (zip off to shorts but I never do that except unzip a little to let air in at knee sometimes), several pairs of sun gloves i...
by Randy Walker
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: B&W launch
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

Re: B&W launch

x2... Been launching there for 10 + years as well... never an issue. Plenty of parking, room enough to launch 3 boats at once, plenty of dock space... the guy is constantly around the lot on the golf cart and has his house at the East corner of the lot. Can get a little busy at ramp if there's an ev...
by Randy Walker
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: heavier wire/duty Drop shot hook
Replies: 8
Views: 1221

Re: heavier wire/duty Drop shot hook

Check out some of the Daiichi hooks... been using for years and never had a problem with bending or breaking. I use both the drop shot and octopus with no fails... been very pleased with them.. sharp and strong.. get the job done. Drop Shot hooks http://www.ttiblakemore.com/product-category/daiichi/...
by Randy Walker
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: future pro tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: future pro tournament

I think 27+ won it and there were over 130 boats
by Randy Walker
Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommended places to stay @ Clear Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 1340

Re: Recommended places to stay @ Clear Lake

Not sure if this is still used as a rental, but if so it's worth the look to see if they are open dates you are looking for. It's a house that sits in it's own lagoon just around the corner from the casino. I stayed there twice for events and it's perfect.. here is contact info from the ad: http://w...
by Randy Walker
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best squarebill rod for roll casting for under $110
Replies: 8
Views: 2011

Re: Best squarebill rod for roll casting for under $110

The Abu Garcia Veritas Winch rod is pretty darn for square bills.. you can fine them from $80 to $99 new...

http://www.abugarcia.com/abugarcia-rods ... ml#start=1

Randy
by Randy Walker
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Brand New (Black) 12' Minnkota Talon
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Re: Brand New (Black) 12' Minnkota Talon

Hey T,
Just standard stuff or any accessories included besides what comes in box?

Thanks,
Randy
by Randy Walker
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Minn Kota Fortrex 36 V 101 lb Thrust
Replies: 3
Views: 1485

Re: Minn Kota Fortrex 36 V 101 lb Thrust

PM Sent..
by Randy Walker
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta? Anyone Been Out Lately?
Replies: 9
Views: 2072

Re: Delta? Anyone Been Out Lately?

Yes to all others info... tough, cold water, debris and overall muddy water. I was out last Sunday for a few hours just to get out.. even after seeing the ABA weights I decided to go... Water temp 48.9-51.2 Launched at Paradise and went down Bishop.. water color was actually better than I expected.....
by Randy Walker
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berkley Nanofil - Real or Hype??
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

Re: Berkley Nanofil - Real or Hype??

I have been using the Nanofil for years now and love it. As stated, it does tend to fray a little with the little hairs, but I have used it on one of my spools for over 2 years now with frays and have not had 1 single break off. When brand new it has some memory so I would recommend casing something...
by Randy Walker
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Hook Line & Sinker January Tournament *RESULTS*
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Hook Line & Sinker January Tournament *RESULTS*

WOW!
That hands down is the lowest weights on the Dirty D that I have EVER witnessed. I feel like I'm being punk'd looking at these results.. haha... crazy!
by Randy Walker
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: boat ins
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: boat ins

+1 for 1800BB... good coverage, rates and designed by 2 tournament anglers. No prop coverage of course... Ax for service, I have been with them since 2007... less than 2 months after going with them (ACE insurance) I hit wood on the Delta and blew the lower unit. They replaced it with no questions. ...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Granite Bay Launch - office
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Granite Bay Launch - office

Cool.. thanks much for the info.. much appreciated!
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Granite Bay Launch - office
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Granite Bay Launch - office

Thanks much for the info.. heard from a buddy a while ago that it was tough and no vis with horrible wood at Granite Bay.. just like you said. Was Browns good to launch at though? wood and dock wise? with lake dropping is there dock concerns? I'd be solo so need to be able to tie off.. don't mind a ...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I just received this correspondence ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: I just received this correspondence ...

Regardless of insurance carriers, they can all have changes from year to year in regards to guidelines and appetite. I was an agent/broker for over 5 years and wrote with over 30 carriers and it was tough to keep up on all the changes. I am now a commercial underwriter with a large insurance carrier...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Granite Bay Launch - office
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Granite Bay Launch - office

Anybody have the number to the shack/office at the Granite Bay (Folsom) launch? Want to give a call to see conditions before making the drive.

Thanks much,
Randy
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Hook Line & Sinker results and point standings
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Re: Hook Line & Sinker results and point standings

Just an FYI... for anybody fishing the event tomorrow and was planning on launching at B&W, they said that you can launch at low tide but at high tide the water is going into the parking lot and rap in under water, so they said it could be tough to get your boat back on the trailer. 2 Coast Guar...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Hook Line & Sinker January Tournament *RESULTS*
Replies: 5
Views: 1378

Re: Hook Line & Sinker January Tournament

Just an FYI... for anybody fishing the event tomorrow and was planning on launching at B&W, they said that you can launch at low tide but at high tide the water is going into the parking lot and rap in under water, so they said it could be tough to get your boat back on the trailer. 2 Coast Guar...
by Randy Walker
Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Revo reel repair help!!
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Revo reel repair help!!

I have one that is doing that now.. gen 1 STX... buddy had same thing and Fisherman's Warehouse could not fix it so they sent to Abu and they said they could not fix it.. so they gave my buddy a new gen 3 for like $130 bucks or so.. Not sure why Abu could not fix it... that was about 6 months ago......
by Randy Walker
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help with lake camanche
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Help with lake camanche

Check out WWW.RBBASSFISHING.NET - there are current reports on the lake that should help you out.

Randy
by Randy Walker
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Sold prop
Replies: 10
Views: 1226

Re: Yamah VMax 25p TI Prop

PM sent

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