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by Kelly Ripa
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: And that's how the fight started...some old ones
Replies: 0
Views: 81

And that's how the fight started...some old ones

> > One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... > The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. > When she asked me why, I replied, > "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" > And that's how the fight started..... > _________________...
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting young people into our sport!
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: Getting young people into our sport!

I know your guiding Larry and keeping the kids positive can sometimes mean fishing for dinks etc. as long as they have something wiggling on their line all is good so I am glad she showed that fish who was who. :lol: I am like you in that I feel the need to pay it forward in our sport for the younge...
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Stripers
Topic: A pair of fishermen found their trophy stripers
Replies: 2
Views: 1837

Re: A pair of fishermen found their trophy stripers

All I know is they can use live trout for bait back there :shock:
by Kelly Ripa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting A Boat On Casitas
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Getting A Boat On Casitas

We don't have much in the way of choice in SoCal Devon8604. Is the fishing that great? It pales in comparison to it's former glories...I can remember like yesterday when "Schools" of 8 pounders would follow my punker. Newman catching 28 fish in a row over 8 pounds. Sadly those days are gon...
by Kelly Ripa
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting A Boat On Casitas
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Getting A Boat On Casitas

We have been at Coyote for about 9 months or so after the 13 feet of water and mud we got last year. I expect with the rain totals expected in the next few days that we will exceed the mud and water that we got last year. The Thomas fire burned up 92% of the watershed and we are experiencing unprece...
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Bait Cast for $150-$200
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Best Bait Cast for $150-$200

I usually buy my reels used here at WesternBass after Dan Issac tunes them up and they are in the classified section... :lol:

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by Kelly Ripa
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting A Boat On Casitas
Replies: 11
Views: 698

Re: Getting A Boat On Casitas

It is the most extremely outlandish inspection you will ever go through. Make your boat as clean as is physically possible...not a stray plastic worm, not a leaf, not even a rust stain in the fiberglass that could only be ground out or you will be free to wait 30 days and try the inspection again. T...
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: If you need a fishing buddy for Casitas...
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: If you need a fishing buddy for Casitas...

I am out on the lake most every weekend or Friday as I have a 40hr 4 day work week.I fish the lake 12 months a year. You are welcome in my boat anytime I have room...Book a date as of right now the next two weekends are full... :mrgreen: This happens when the fishing gets good and it's not freez'n *...
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Ripoff?
Replies: 9
Views: 2174

Re: Ripoff?

You do the research and You tell us. I remember when My Lowrance paper graph went obsolete by the new pixel graphs in 1989 or 90.It was years before they caught up because the images and target separation were not as good but it finally happened. It is the same now with all of the different mapping...
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Re: New legistlation may be the most far reaching ban on fishing tackle in the country

I signed and forwarded the link....Let's get this moving folks.......
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Anyone looking to sell an HDS10 Gen 1?
Replies: 3
Views: 376

Anyone looking to sell an HDS10 Gen 1?

All I need is the unit as everything else Is installed in my boat.
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: Introduction

If you are looking for information try our library. Click on the features(between magazines and lake reports} and there you are . Lots of good stuff from pros and us weekend warriors. Welcome to the jungle...You are now a nutcase... :mrgreen:

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by Kelly Ripa
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody remember NCBF?
Replies: 48
Views: 5108

Re: Anybody remember NCBF?

Still here.......once a week. I even posted a fishing report recently..... :shock:

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by Kelly Ripa
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse hits homerun in Customer Service
Replies: 1
Views: 1120

Tackle Warehouse hits homerun in Customer Service

A Big thank you job well done to the customer service rep. From tackle warehouse who called my house and explained to my wife that the my entire order was being sent again to me as the original order had been destroyed in the act of shipping. It got to me right on time but it certainly didn't leave ...
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifiers
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Re: 2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifiers

Crankzilla a.k.a. Kevin VanDam makes you feel like your fishing for second place whenever he's in the game... :lol: I've watched him closely on MLF and he is so fast at what he does and adjusts like lightning and I am still retying a knot while he's move' n down the bank at warp factor 11...While I ...
by Kelly Ripa
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 14042

Re: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

Just back from a vacation all over Utah and thought I would check the news on the site. OH NO...This is such a shock! My condolences to his family and friends. It is bitter sad news and his input, knowledge and demeanor will be sorely missed by all of us he touched over the years on the water or on ...
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Aftermarket Lowrance Elite Ti Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Aftermarket Lowrance Elite Ti Mount

Transducer shield & saver in Alabama made my aftermarket stuff you might try them. 334-514-7147 I have a structure scan /Lowrance HDS 10 mount on my trolling motor and it is bullet proof.
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Melted lures!!??
Replies: 13
Views: 1602

Re: Melted lures!!??

I blew up a box of Lucky craft baits. I kept the hooks but it was a serious blow to my wallet and some were Bass a thon and other special colors...They were in the locker but in Ojai when it's summer time there is no place to hide them except in the house and Mama sez that ain't happening. :wink:
by Kelly Ripa
Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Castaic Advice?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Castaic Advice?

I would think the fish are much deeper than you are fishing. I am currently on a bite a Casitas in 40 feet. What are your electronics telling you?
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake this week 8/31/2016
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Re: Clear Lake this week 8/31/2016

Thanks for the post. My folks used to own the Sea Breeze before it was the Sea Breeze. The early to mid seventies and I went to Upper Lake High Schools for their sins :lol: :lol: . I always enjoy going back there and catching a toad or two. It's where I began my Sojourn in the angling arts. I would ...
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Feb 13, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Sold
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: 2 hds 10 and 1 hds 8

PM sent
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas help
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Casitas help

Funny that's what I sent in a PM. to the gent. Best to go out with a five strike attitude. With the best fish being on the bank.

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by Kelly Ripa
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Eric Elshere
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: Eric Elshere

Oh Man.....My Condolences to Larry and Family. One of the Best on our scene his knowledge and sharing ways will be missed.

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by Kelly Ripa
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Everything about Spooning for Bass
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Everything about Spooning for Bass

Actually Mark........I really should get a go pro since there isn't anyone in the backseat 99% of the time.
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Everything about Spooning for Bass
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Everything about Spooning for Bass

Everything? Hardly.I guess I need a cameraman/GoPro in the boat.
by Kelly Ripa
Fri May 08, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: HELP TEAM ELSHERE
Replies: 18
Views: 2479

Re: HELP TEAM ELSHERE

Looks like that seat got filled for team Elshere by Aldo...lets fish.
by Kelly Ripa
Fri May 08, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: I have an open backseat for the Elshere Benefit 5/16
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: I have an open backseat for the Elshere Benefit 5/16

Had....Spot filled.....Let's fish.
by Kelly Ripa
Thu May 07, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: HELP TEAM ELSHERE
Replies: 18
Views: 2479

Re: HELP TEAM ELSHERE

I have an open back seat for this event. Send me a P.M. and you can get a line wet for a worthy cause.
by Kelly Ripa
Thu May 07, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: I have an open backseat for the Elshere Benefit 5/16
Replies: 1
Views: 399

I have an open backseat for the Elshere Benefit 5/16

Send me a P.M. if you want to wet a line. I wish I'd had a go pro running on Tuesday last. It was epic in the fog and the overcast all day... The lake has been fickle and generous at the same time. Thanks ABA for stepping up for this Benefit event...
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas Trout plant happened TODAY!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Casitas Trout plant happened TODAY!!!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: They stocked Casitas lake today Friday the 10 with 8 inch to 14 inch rainbow trout. I would have bet the house that if they ever did pour in some trout this year that it would be in the fall. Lord knows they have they have tried their best to kill the ...
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 4/11
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: WON BASS "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 4/11

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: They stocked Casitas lake today Friday the 10 with 8 inch to 14 inch rainbow trout. I would have bet the house that if they ever did pour in some trout this year that it would be in the fall. Water was darn warm for it but I don't care and I imagine in...
by Kelly Ripa
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Just want to say Wow on my HDS-7 Gen 2
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: Just want to say Wow on my HDS-7 Gen 2

I have had my gen 1 hds10 with structure scan for 3 years now. elfish and I both fish the same waters here in SoCal. I bought the unit because of my love of offshore structure fishing. I got a super nice trolling motor bracket because the way my boat was rigged originally... I was seeing everything ...
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Secret world of bass fishing cheaters?
Replies: 8
Views: 2481

Re: Secret world of bass fishing cheaters?

I felt exactly the same Andy. Plug knocker? :lol: A torpedo sinker in a bass boat :lol: I always use a hook on my plug knocker and carry extras in case of?????....Fishing for $100,000 I'm going to break out a plug knocker to get my bait back :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: We'll have to see that in instant...
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Casitas

Agree with that. I watched a 14 inch crappie kick the bucket the other day...spinning and stopped and floated ...pulled over and picked it up...Dead but not eaten ...guess someones eyes were bigger than their mouth... :wink: Off to a good start with the recent weather...If it would just settle in......
by Kelly Ripa
Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: those with political knowledge band system ????
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: those with political knowledge band system ????

Some of us here were at ground zero ( Casitas) When the quagga hit the fan my friend. We presented science that proved that a product that was currently being sold for livewells did in fact kill quagga's . Had Biologists from other states present the case for us lowly fishermen. You had to be there ...
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Casitas

Hard to believe...Even Lopez isn't slated for trout in the coming year? I know bass can be long lived...It's sad seeing fish that weigh in at 6 1/2 pounds all head no body and then to see a healthy 7 in the same waters it's just shocking. Seems like the fish who are new to being 7 pounds have someth...
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: those with political knowledge band system ????
Replies: 9
Views: 994

Re: those with political knowledge band system ????

It will never happen in this State.
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Casitas

I never gave up on the giants but I suppose the long term fisheries management of Casitas has finally proven their worth. I know they stocked crawdads maybe 4 years ago but just like the bluegill plant around the same time period it was most like mainly in Ayers creek. The logic being since we could...
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Casitas

Phffft. I just read A report on another site that had me bringing a 4 pound fish in to the scales. :lol: I guess the 7 pound fish in the other hand was overlooked... :lol: anyway I have been able to rack up a few of these 6-7 pound fish on each trip lately and plan on doing it again 11/28....Seems l...
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: catching fish on featureless bottoms
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: catching fish on featureless bottoms

Wait are these real time answers from Brent on the water to this question? :shock: Wow! on another note...Do Ya think bwhit has read any of this??? :lol: I have a question for Brent.....Got an open back seat??? :wink:
by Kelly Ripa
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: catching fish on featureless bottoms
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: catching fish on featureless bottoms

H'mmm no help from the cheap seats? I'll tell you I think most people are in your boat trying those same baits with those results on our south coast waters ...But those are actually the fish I am targeting right now. I fish Casitas but I know every inch of Lopez and bass are bass and bait is bait. I...
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Rockpiles
Replies: 7
Views: 2706

Re: Clear Lake Rockpiles

I like a dd-14 splatter back= "crappie", lavender shad, and sexy shad with an 8 foot crank'n stick...The rock piles across from Glenhaven and Glenhaven too when I'm down in that direction this time of year.
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 36
Views: 8420

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

Can't go to a hardware store for a new reputation. :shock: I always wondered about Mike not fishing Cervenka's premiere big fish circuit at Casita's. He was fried en abstencia in the rumor mill that day. I always figured he had talent way beyond my comprehension...he still does I just won't be drink...
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 4/12
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: WON BASS "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 4/12

So Wrknap as Eric pointed out you don't skirt the boat issue. Some of the boats used by some of these guys are not the pimped out rigs we used to have here but "spare" boats that allow them to fish here. Heck this place used to be a world class fishery. Was a time...Now we still enjoy a be...
by Kelly Ripa
Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerk Bait Question
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Jerk Bait Question

I would put one on it. I put split rings on lots of things that didn't come with them IF it does not affect the action. I like having a wrist at the line tie which gives the knot some extra strength.
by Kelly Ripa
Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: older merc EFI or Optimax?
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: older merc EFI or Optimax?

I would imagine the original motor on the boat from Bob's Marine was an EFI....Properly maintained is always a good thing.. :wink:
by Kelly Ripa
Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: older merc EFI or Optimax?
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: older merc EFI or Optimax?

I bought a 96 champion with a 2001 opti 200 5 years ago here on western bass. I struck a deal and meet the guy in King City and saw the boat for the first time. I had all the numbers from the motor and the hours and compression was why I bought it. I tuned it up on year two and had a 200 dollar sens...
by Kelly Ripa
Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The red one vs g force trolling motor cables
Replies: 46
Views: 10908

Re: The red one vs g force trolling motor cables

Had mine for the same time period as Ron and still good to go. Red One...I have an aluminum handle.
by Kelly Ripa
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas After Action Report for 2/8
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Casitas After Action Report for 2/8

I fished Casitas this weekend during Rich Tauber's WON tournament. I blasted off before the tournament guys and went and found a decent place to hide. I stayed away from anyplace I have been presently fishing as I had a dog in the race. Well I did a great job of staying out of every bodies way and p...
by Kelly Ripa
Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: You are going to fish a new lake; one bait, what will it be!
Replies: 40
Views: 3699

Re: You are going to fish a new lake; one bait, what will it

Ya got me Ash :D :D .... Hell take your newest 10 oz. dead stick bait and swing for the fences. :lol: :lol: :lol: I guess I read into the question somewhere that he wuz looking for a high percentage bait which a jig can be. But I seem to have jig seasons rather than an all year love affair like a wo...

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