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by Ross England
Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Replica mount recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Replica mount recommendation

Shasta Fish Mounts. Excellent work, reasonable price, prompt service
by Ross England
Sun Mar 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommendations for clear lake get away?
Replies: 5
Views: 1032

Re: Recommendations for clear lake get away?

All good choices. We used the Mallard House and Skylark about equally, probably the Mallard House more because it is tucked between two larger buildings which made it quiet and the rooms were more cabin like. Would depend on the timing of your getaway. The dock at the MH is shot and boat parking in ...
by Ross England
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recent rains and ramp access at Berry
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Recent rains and ramp access at Berry

Capell still closed as of yesterday. Launched at Putah. Water stained all the way down to about Big Island area.
by Ross England
Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Gloves
Replies: 9
Views: 2068

Re: Fishing Gloves

Here is another vote for the Simms. Wife got them for me this Christmas because she knew I wouldn't spend the money. Outer pair protects when driving, inner pair covers pinky & ring finger, exposes only the tips of the middle, pointer, and thumb. A couple days in them already and they are the be...
by Ross England
Thu Sep 17, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 14' Grumman Aluminum boat
Replies: 1
Views: 573

Re: 14' Grumman Aluminum boat

Sorry, sold the next day
by Ross England
Sun May 31, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 15' Gregor Aluminum boat
Replies: 0
Views: 527

15' Gregor Aluminum boat

Classic 3 bench seat design with 2 added swivel seats. 25 HP Evinrude, runs well, low hours since service, cowling could use some help. Sits on extended tongue Vanson trailer with new carpeted bunks. Boat runs well, no leaks, couple of small dents. Can send more pics by request. $2,000. For quickest...
by Ross England
Sun May 31, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 14' Grumman Aluminum boat
Replies: 1
Views: 573

14' Grumman Aluminum boat

Deep V style no dents or leaks. 30 HP Johnson long shaft, electric start with good battery in monitor box and gas tank. Minn Kota 12V bow mount with good battery. Nice split seat/open floor. Live well. Nav lights. Rod holders. Two folding swivel seats. Good tires and spare on trailer. Bilge pump. Ev...
by Ross England
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: fishing dog
Replies: 39
Views: 4847

Re: fishing dog

Never really was too keen on the dog in the boat thing as mine used to be Labs and just too danged big. Our little beagle goes out every day I do, guiding or not. I have a hard time now leaving her home. She doesn't like rough water/rain so she stays home those days. Been on the boat since she was 4...
by Ross England
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Storm Update
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Re: Clear Lake Storm Update

Let me add to Dan's report that I have seen at least three dozen entire trees in the 35 to 45 foot range up to about 18" in diameter heading out to the lake via Kelsey Creek, just since sunup today. Also stumps, a platform, 55 gallon drums, not to mention a lot of mud. If you boat here over the...
by Ross England
Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: low clear lake
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

Re: low clear lake

http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Assets/WaterResources/Historical+Water+Levels+of+Clear+Lake.pdf Hopefully this works. It is a document that outlines the stages of lake level and yearly high and low lake levels from January of this year back to 1873 when (I believe) they (someone) began keeping track of the...
by Ross England
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: low clear lake
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

Re: low clear lake

-3.5 Rumsey, Sept 1920
by Ross England
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!
Replies: 16
Views: 3015

Re: What makes someone pay $200-$300+ for a bait!

I'll throw another slant on it and why I have bit the bullet on some spendy baits. After a day going through 4 to 6 soft swim baits that cost $15 to $20 and are shot, that $100 bait that is still catching bass 5 years later was a pretty sound decision. Still hurts though, you look at one little chea...
by Ross England
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kayak- Malibu Stealth 12
Replies: 0
Views: 486

Kayak- Malibu Stealth 12

For Sale...$750. Lightly used. Granite color. Paddle and seat included. Additional accessories as a group $100. Text me for pics or questions. Thanks for looking, Ross. 707.349.1427
by Ross England
Thu May 09, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fluro to braid Question
Replies: 20
Views: 2484

Re: Fluro to braid Question

Been using yellow Power Pro for about 8 years now on all my spinning rigs. I can see the line of the guy in the back of the boat and the fish sure don't care. I know guys like different knots but I have had zero issues with the Uni to Uni on 10 & 15 lb braid to 8 to 15 lb fluorocarbon. One inter...
by Ross England
Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 20 or 21 footer and we ain't talking about subway sandwiches
Replies: 21
Views: 2808

Re: 20 or 21 footer and we ain't talking about subway sandwi

Regarding how a 21 footer does in tight places like docks. I have no problem going around docks, under piers, through the tules, etc. The two friends I fish with on my off days both run 520's and there isn't a place they can go that my 521 hasn't been able to make it through. There is a noticeable d...
by Ross England
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sun protection face covers and gloves
Replies: 36
Views: 6956

Re: Sun protection face covers and gloves

Been wearing a buff for a couple of years now. They work. Sometimes I forget to pull it up from around my neck but have not had a burnt neck since I started wearing one. Side benefit is believe it or not, it really helps on a cold morning run. Not familiar with the tackle shops in Sac anymore but kn...
by Ross England
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lightest A-rig set up?
Replies: 8
Views: 2003

Re: lightest A-rig set up?

Yes, we have been using 1/8 on the bottom, 1/16 on the sides, and hitch hikers on top for the dummies. Works fine on 15 or 17 lb mono. It has been the lightest one we could come up with. Had to make our own 1/16 oz heads though.
by Ross England
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: weather reports
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: weather reports

Specifically here for Clear Lake you just gather all the info you can find and once you have some experience here, blend it together and guess. None of the forecasts are accurate due to the locations where the data is gathered. NOAA is pretty good as long as you remember that the actual area of fore...
by Ross England
Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Swimbaits
Replies: 12
Views: 2876

Re: Swimbaits

Really loaded question! We have clients using everything from fish traps to very high end Japanese baits depending on the conditions and time of year on Clear Lake. Keeping it simple and looking solely at consistency on my home lake. Fish traps and Basstrix paddletails on various jig heads weights, ...
by Ross England
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Opti Max 225 SOLD Thanks!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Opti Max 225

$5,250, it is sitting in a shipping crate in Lakeport. Thanks for looking
by Ross England
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Opti Max 225 SOLD Thanks!
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Opti Max 225 SOLD Thanks!

2003 Mercury Opti Max 225 Total Hours = 2,048.7 Hours since rebuild = 788.0 RPM range run since rebuild 0-749 = 145.1 750-1499 = 155.7 1500-2999 = 107.5 3000-3999 = 369.7 4000-4499 = 9.2 4500-4999 = 0.5 5000-5499 = 0.2 5500-6249 = 0.1 6250+ = 0.0 Compression Test #1 = 109, #2 = 104, #3 = 115, #4 = 1...
by Ross England
Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB Daiwa Spare Spools
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: WTB Daiwa Spare Spools

Please accept my apology and as you are not mine :oops: , Thank You good lady :) ! Appreciate the phone number!!
by Ross England
Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB Daiwa Spare Spools
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: WTB Daiwa Spare Spools

Thank you my good man, I will check, I did look on the Daiwa website but didn't fin
d them.
by Ross England
Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB Daiwa Spare Spools
Replies: 4
Views: 591

WTB Daiwa Spare Spools

Looking to get a few spare spools for my Daiwa Tournament Series SS1300 spinning reels. Anyone out there have any they can live without? (for a price obviously). Thanks
by Ross England
Sun May 13, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BEST Taxidermist???
Replies: 13
Views: 1934

Re: BEST Taxidermist???

I have a number of clients who have had replicas done by Glen up at Shasta Lake and not only have they all been extremely happy with the quality, they were happy with the price, and the delivery time. I have one on the wall done by him and can only recommend him, the guy is an artist. Shasta Fish Mo...
by Ross England
Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A little Berryessa history
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: A little Berryessa history

Hey Mark, That is cool! I remember the Fish Hook! Man, there used to be some huge rainbows in that river. My Grandpa used to pick me up at grammar school in Escalon on Friday, we headed straight up to his favorite little parking spot with a dinky trailer, right next to Mocassin creek, we would wade ...
by Ross England
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A little Berryessa history
Replies: 15
Views: 2098

Re: A little Berryessa history

We watched the same thing happen to my Grandpa's and mine favorite little summer town called Jacksonville. Mountain River Lodge, Art and Ann's Frostie, and some pretty cool trout fishing. All gone when New Don Pedro was built. Man, it was hard to watch, a little town just gone.
by Ross England
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP

Hey Rich, As I got a little more experienced (read that older), got tired of fishing when I had to instead of when I wanted to, spent way too many days in guide wear (worn down two sets, on third now), I realized something. Don't need to go out on bad days to practice driving the boat in it any more...
by Ross England
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Forum Mobile Browser Issues??
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Forum Mobile Browser Issues??

Tested it this am and yes, it went through. From the reply notification, to the site, to the thread. Android
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP

...just got about an inch of snow at lake level.
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Forum Mobile Browser Issues??
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Forum Mobile Browser Issues??

Rod,

Just used it today with no issue. Android.
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP

Much better if the forecast is accurate. Glad to help.
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP

p.s. the clouds just cleared from Mt Konocti long enough for me to see light snow about half way down it.
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP
Replies: 16
Views: 2254

Re: COOOOLD CLEAR LAKE TRIP

We'd love to have you but.... It rained hard enough yesterday that the runoff is brown coming in at Kelsey, assuming the same around the other creeks. These goofy fish are hard enough to catch in cold water, or stained water, or cold weather. Put together the mix of freshly stained water, unstable w...
by Ross England
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: clearlake question
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: clearlake question

Given your choice of the last week of April or last week of May I would definitely go April. Unfortunately the wind here is just flat a tricky deal.
by Ross England
Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to be sure?
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: How to be sure?

Hey Bassn,

I just use some cheap, bulk 10 lb mono as the backing on all of my spinning reels. I am just guessing as I buy the big spools of Power Pro but I probably load about 75 yards of the 10 lb braid on a spinner.

Ross
by Ross England
Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to be sure?
Replies: 23
Views: 2458

Re: How to be sure?

Hey Mark. Let me preface my comments that there are much better and experienced anglers than me with various opinions on your braid and leader question. I have been using the uni to uni connection for about 7 years now. All of my spinning rods have ten pound braid and I vary the leaders from 6 pound...
by Ross England
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Replica Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Replica Mounts

Ditto. 530.275.4321 for Glen Smith. Fast service, excellent quality, really good eye with paint, and very reasonable price.
by Ross England
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Top Water Ratio??
Replies: 10
Views: 1123

Re: Top Water Ratio??

I'll go the other way. I can adjust my speed when working a bait but have found it way too hard to catch up to a fish after an aggressive strike with the slower reels. Many topwater presentations here on my lake have 20 feet of strike zone and 60 feet of cranking back to make another cast which is a...
by Ross England
Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Inspection
Replies: 7
Views: 768

Re: Clear Lake Inspection

Yes
by Ross England
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do You Flush Your Engine???
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: Do You Flush Your Engine???

No, but I do trim it down completely once in the parking lot and let it drain until it quits.
by Ross England
Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trophy mounts
Replies: 17
Views: 3076

Re: Trophy mounts

Glen Smith, Shasta Fish Mounts...530.275.4321

Heck of a nice guy, really good work, prompt service, very reasonably priced, and every client I have sent his way has been absolutely pleased with the end result and turnaround time. Sittin here looking at one of his reproductions as I type this.
by Ross England
Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Buying a boat..Need some advice
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: Buying a boat..Need some advice

Thank you for your service and be as safe as you can over the next 4 months.
by Ross England
Mon May 24, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Local Fisherman Qualifies for the BFL All-American
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Re: Local Fisherman Qualifies for the BFL All-American

Congratulations Randy, good fishing, and welcome to a pretty small club.
by Ross England
Mon May 03, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Weighing bass
Replies: 9
Views: 3994

Re: Weighing bass

Please consider using one of the bags made for weighing individual fish. During tournaments, we have used a culling bag which is a much smaller version of the bag used to carry your fish to the weigh in. It comes in two sizes. The fish is safer, suffers no holes, and seems to flop a whole lot less o...
by Ross England
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line to use at Clear Lake...?
Replies: 7
Views: 978

Re: What line to use at Clear Lake...?

20 to 25 mono
by Ross England
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kyle Rassmussen breaks his own Melones spot record
Replies: 29
Views: 4017

Re: Kyle Rassmussen breaks his own Melones spot record

I have one of his replicas and have sent a number of clients to Shasta Fish Mounts, Glen Smith. He does a great job, is very reasonably priced, and the service is excellent. 530.275.4321 Every client I have sent his way has been happy with the end result.
by Ross England
Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: JIG ROD
Replies: 14
Views: 1414

Re: JIG ROD

Sent you a PM
by Ross England
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for James Dowdy
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Looking for James Dowdy

I will let him know. Thanks
by Ross England
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Escape Resort at Clear Lake
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: Lake Escape Resort at Clear Lake

Hi Louie,

They are currently closed with a sign that does not say when/if they will reopen...no one around seems to know either. I have had clients stay there on many occasions and they were very pleased.

Ross

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