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by Marc
Thu May 30, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Elite TI2 Sonar issues!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Elite TI2 Sonar issues!!!

Really hard to diagnose issues when we can't see what you are seeing. If you take a screen shot on your TI2 and post the image we can give good advice. The first important information to know is if you have both running at the same time? If you move into water deeper than 10 feet with both running y...
by Marc
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: New HDs live broken screen
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: New HDs live broken screen

I agree with Ken. You might also consider checking with your insurance carrier to see if you have coverage for a claim. With my insurance company (USAA) this would be a covered claim on my boat insurance (I added coverage for contents) but would also be covered on my homeowner's insurance.
by Marc
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ca delta bubba shot?
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Ca delta bubba shot?

Best weight for Bubba Shotting is a QuickDrop, and besides all the small sizes they come in 1/2 oz, 3/4 oz, and even 1 oz. The teardrop shape punches a hole in the mats so the worm follows without fowling, and the shape allows the weights to come back out of the mat easily without grabbing weeds.
by Marc
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drop shot questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2704

Re: Drop shot questions

I have caught many big bass dropshotting; including a 9 pounder during a tournament dropshotting a wacky rig 6" Senko with a 3/4 oz QuickDrop. Big lures equal big bass; dropshotting to me is a presentation, your lure is limited to your imagination.
by Marc
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drop shot questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2704

Re: Drop shot questions

I sell more 1/4 ounce QuickDrops than any other size by far. 3/16 oz. Is the next most popular size. That being said, I have personally won far more money in tournaments using 3/8 ounce, and the 1/16 oz sizes. People tend to stick with something that worked, and fail to try other sizes. They are mis...
by Marc
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS Live 7 GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: HDS Live 7 GPS

And yes, a Point-1 will be a great addition. Check out my Point-1 article in the next upcoming WesternBass.com magazine.
by Marc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: 2 HDS12 Carbon Units (Different Screens)?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: 2 HDS12 Carbon Units (Different Screens)?

Based upon what you have described, I would guess your software update (18.3) did not work in your console unit. In each HDS, go to System Settings and look at the About screen to verify which software version you have in each unit.
by Marc
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Drop shot questions
Replies: 19
Views: 2704

Re: Drop shot questions

QuickDrops dropshot weights are the best balanced teardrop weights, with the best swiveled line clip on the market. And they come in 8 sizes. All you need...

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/West_Coast_Tackle_QuickDrops_Drop_Shot_Weight/descpage-WCQD.html
by Marc
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance confusion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1449

Re: Lowrance confusion?

The time on both of my HDS8 Gen 2's stopped working also and just shows 3 dashes- checked settings reset local time and can't get the time to display on either graphs no matter what I do even tried resetting to factory default still doesn't display the time......frustrating Go here for your answer:...
by Marc
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowarance Time Issue
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Lowarance Time Issue

http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=938187 Sluggo has the answer. Go to the website he suggested (most of the posts in the beginning are incorrect so be sure to read all the way through). The short answer is that the Gen 2 units have a GPS chip in which the chip manufacturer failed to properl...
by Marc
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nixon's Marine 1st Annual Fall Bass Fishing Seminar with Cody Meyer and More
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Nixon's Marine 1st Annual Fall Bass Fishing Seminar with Cody Meyer and More

Have to delay my trip up north to the next week, so will unfortunately miss this event. Bummed!
by Marc
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Day to Remember
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: A Day to Remember

Nice, Tyler! I have done the exact same thing many years ago on Long Lake the first day I ever fished it; using a 5" Senko when they first came out.
by Marc
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nixon's Marine 1st Annual Fall Bass Fishing Seminar with Cody Meyer and More
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Nixon's Marine 1st Annual Fall Bass Fishing Seminar with Cody Meyer and More

It is going to be great; hope I can make it.
ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Ain’t Takin’ my Money Today
Replies: 5
Views: 8902

Re: Dobyns Ain’t Takin’ my Money Today

Ha Ha Ha Ha!
by Marc
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Low profile tires for tow vehicle - bad idea?
Replies: 21
Views: 11577

Re: Low profile tires for tow vehicle - bad idea?

I tow my Ranger Z20 with a 2013 Yukon Denali Hybrid, stock with 22" wheels. Have 135,000 miles and no problems towing. Potholes are deadly on these wheels whether towing or not. Ruined several tires from California potholes, but not while towing. Suggest getting road hazard coverage when buying...
by Marc
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance fish reveal update not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Lowrance fish reveal update not working

OK, if you confirmed the 7.0 software is on your unit, just to confirm your StructureScan is set to DownScan under view? You will not see FishReveal on the Sidescan menu, but will on the DownScan menu. If this isn't the problem, then I would do a soft reset. If that didn't work, next would re-instal...
by Marc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning reels with dual drags
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Spinning reels with dual drags

ash, wasn't aware they eliminated the anti-reverse; that is a big mistake. I use the same reel in a two year old version as you can see in the video in my article. I was disappointed then that they relocated the anti-reverse lever to under the reel body, and made it hard to quickly change, but pract...
by Marc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Carbon/Yamaha question
Replies: 4
Views: 890

Re: Lowrance Carbon/Yamaha question

You will have to go into the menu options to go to the network, and select for each function (i.e. rpm, gps speed, etc.) that you want to select your engine for the source of that data.
by Marc
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance fish reveal update not working
Replies: 4
Views: 1748

Re: Lowrance fish reveal update not working

Might need a little more details. Let's try this first: Did you go into the DownScan menu and turn FishReveal on?
by Marc
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning reels with dual drags
Replies: 10
Views: 1180

Re: Spinning reels with dual drags

Dennis, You already received great answers, but I will add to what was said. On a spinning reel a front drag is the most reliable and strongest system. Rear drag spinning reels are more prone to failure and are not common as a result. The best solution in my opinion is a quality front drag, set firm...
by Marc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook 7 reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Hook 7 reviews

Any time you have two fishfinders on the same boat, operating on the same frequency, where you are in deep enough water their sonar cones overlap, you will experience cross-talk interference, regardless of the model or brand. A common solution is to run them on different frequencies, as you have alr...
by Marc
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook 7 reviews
Replies: 7
Views: 919

Re: Hook 7 reviews

The new Hook2 Series is a great choice if you want the simplest to install and operate fish finder on the market, at a great price. It is fully automatic, so you cannot get the settings wrong, and the picture is fantastic. It has regular sonar, and also has sidescan and downscan if the TripleShot ve...
by Marc
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance CARBON...BUG?
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Re: Lowrance CARBON...BUG?

Did you program your Carbon with the transducer model number (pages, settings, sonar, installation)? Not sure there even is a TotalScan choice yet. Also set the Mode to "Freshwater" or "Shallow Water Mode". Most anglers who buy the Carbons use other transducers and not the TotalS...
by Marc
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Software Update Released Today
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Lowrance Software Update Released Today

The new NOS59 Software Update with "fishreveal" and high contrast StructureScan is now live on the Lowrance website:

https://www.lowrance.com/help-and-suppo ... ade-nos59/

ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Washington
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: Washington

Not from there, but have fished there for years...
by Marc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: hds gen 3 battery voltage
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: hds gen 3 battery voltage

I would also add that just because you have a new boat with new sonar units, do not assume they have the latest software version on them. Check the version and the Lowrance website often to get the full benefit of your units.

ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance or Hummingbird
Replies: 8
Views: 2698

Re: Lowrance or Hummingbird

The new Hook2 units are great units, but since you already have an HDS unit on the console, and the transducer and power cable for another at the bow, I would suggest another HDS unit if you plan to network them together and use all the great HDS features like sharing transducers, engine data on you...
by Marc
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process

Mark, There are very good answers to your questions, if you are willing to consider them. We will have to have a discussion over coffee one day. The irony is that the very things you fear about this project are destined to happen to the delta without this project. There is much more at stake than th...
by Marc
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Elite 7ti Trolling motor Interference Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1236

Re: Elite 7ti Trolling motor Interference Help

Believe it or not, it is also worth pulling off your trolling motor prop and make sure no line or debris is binding the shaft. Also inspect the blades of your trolling motor prop. When they get dinged or out of balance, they can cause interference, sometimes only at certain speeds (similar to a car ...
by Marc
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process
Replies: 25
Views: 1801

Re: DWR to Award up to $1 Billion in Contracts for Proposal, Before Completing Permit Process

Mark, If I get time this week I will show you that the necessary permits to begin construction have been approved; but I am very busy, and like Steve, have to be judicious with my posts. It is not hard to find the truth, but you do need to fact check the vocal sources. I have tried to lay low on muc...
by Marc
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 12 Gen 3 Transducer question. Structure scan or 3d?
Replies: 4
Views: 4145

Re: HDS 12 Gen 3 Transducer question. Structure scan or 3d?

The 3D is worth the extra dollars, but mainly for the 2D sidescan which is outstanding with the 3D Transducer and 3D Box. What I am saying is that the 2D SideScan is really good, but the 3D SideScan is awesome and worth it if you can afford it and like the best possible pictures. Additionally, there...
by Marc
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyn's is moving to Texas
Replies: 1
Views: 1553

Re: Dobyn's is moving to Texas

Going to miss you, Gary. Good luck in Texas!
ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 16807

Re: RIP Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

Really sad and unexpected news; my prayers are with Cooch's family and his many friends. Rest in peace, compadre.
Marc Marcantonio
by Marc
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Western WA
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Western WA

You won't regret it, the bass fishing is excellent once you figure out the differences. Just realize there are no threadfin shad for forage; it changes how the bass feed and act. Crayfish are big here, and various other baitfish like sculpin, stickleback, yellow perch, smelt, trout, and many more.
by Marc
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Casitas bass

Tom, that is a great story. I am guessing it will be years before you can catch another Mama Pesce from that same spot due to the water levels we face now. Although I have no data to confirm my suspicions, I suspect the drought is significantly affecting the entire food chain. The lack of water runo...
by Marc
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: GEN 3 FREQUENCY HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: GEN 3 FREQUENCY HELP

I agree that you should experiment with your frequency use as the best changes with water and depth considerations. I generally use High or Medium Chirp. I also sometimes run 83 KHz and chirp at the same time to avoid crosstalk (unless I have sonar networked). For downscan I generally use 800 and fo...
by Marc
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Casitas bass

I am pretty concerned as well, Tom; the bait is just not there and what shad has appeared so far is tiny. I had hoped the bait was stacked up in deep water, and had yet to move shallow but that seems less likely now that a thermocline is at 20 feet and shad are not above it. We need some baitfish to...
by Marc
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Western WA
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Western WA

You moved to where there is better bass fishing, not less. Search the internet for some of my articles.
by Marc
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 6' Spinning Rod
Replies: 9
Views: 1057

Re: 6' Spinning Rod

That rod should work fine for open hook applications and light line as stated above, especially dropshotting with a nose-hooked worm using a Gamakatsu dropshot hook. When you get a bite you reel quickly until the rod loads up. In most cases you don't need to set the hook with an open hook, but I pre...
by Marc
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1110

Re: Casitas bass

Tom,
Casitas bass just came off the spawn which is one reason they are so skinny now. The shad have also not yet moved shallow where most of the bass still are. Give it a few weeks and it will likely get better.
by Marc
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody remember NCBF?
Replies: 48
Views: 5909

Re: Anybody remember NCBF?

Yes, really enjoyed those days and the comradery. Lots of good information shared and good friendship; and entertaining posts.

ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Told yall ud be seeing more of me
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Re: Told yall ud be seeing more of me

That crappie is in his Army uniform!
by Marc
Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bass fishing in Italy, again....
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: bass fishing in Italy, again....

I have fished several lakes in Italy, including Bolsena in 2004. Loved the entire experience; and yes, dropshot was the deal and new to the locals back then. Next time I need to fish bass in Sicily where they grow bigger.

ciao,
Marc
by Marc
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OK It's Now Time To Put Up Or Shut Up!!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 5584

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

Done!
by Marc
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass boat in the salt
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: Bass boat in the salt

Damage to the boat can be controlled and fixed; the trailer damage is the problem, and is irreversible and inevitable. I wouldn't hesitate to launch in freshwater and ride to the salt, but I will never again launch in the salt without a trailer made to do so. Don't ask me how I know...
by Marc
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 25 plus tops WON BASS Casitas 8/1
Replies: 4
Views: 769

CHAMPIONS!

Team Eric is not just a brand with a flashy boat wrap; its a testament to inner strength and an inspiration to all! Chemo treatments get harder with each session, and Eric literally finished his exhaustive chemo treatment on Friday. Not only did he tough out the physical pain and discomfort, he also...
by Marc
Thu May 21, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Whackin em on the new Yamamoto Heart Tails
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Whackin em on the new Yamamoto Heart Tails

Amen to that, brother!! And the Heart Tail casts a mile!
by Marc
Mon May 11, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney May 16
Replies: 8
Views: 2200

Re: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney May 16

I would be honored if you would add QuickDrops dropshot weights to the list. I am driving up from San Juan Capistrano to fish for this great cause, and will bring the QuickDrops with me. I hope everyone considers fishing this event, and I thank ABA for putting it on. I will also cover the event hope...
by Marc
Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: First Frog Fish of the Year
Replies: 0
Views: 633

First Frog Fish of the Year

Got my first frog fish of 2015 at Cp Pendleton USMC base in San Diego County, CA. Caught a 4 pounder on a Bobby's Perfect Frog in Bullfrog color (http://goo.gl/idXb5o). It only gets better from here!

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