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by ash
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why did you join Westernbass.com?
Replies: 11
Views: 743

Re: Why did you join Westernbass.com?

SPAM inbound on this thread or the boards in 3,2,1........ :D :D
by ash
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a particular jig
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Looking for a particular jig

If the jig in question used a common mold it can be duplicated by several custom jig makers. Custom mold, then it’s more difficult. Tom PS, Lot folks lost the lives in Paradise fire, most lost their homes and everything else they had. He had his own molds, the arkie was very similar to the old Weap...
by ash
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a particular jig
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Looking for a particular jig

Dave Brabec wrote:Bruce moved back east after the Paradise fire. Not sure he is still making jigs.


That's a shame, he is a great guy and made some great baits.
by ash
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Navigation Hazard
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: Delta Navigation Hazard

I saw a pic on this on FB. Crazy, someone needs to paint Jaws mouth on it.
by ash
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Weather/Tower cameras
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Weather/Tower cameras

mark poulson wrote:This site is pretty accurate:
https://www.windfinder.com/#10/38.0665/ ... -03T18:00Z


This is an app for your phone as well, very helpful for Delta and Clearlake as it shows wind patterns and escalation in specific areas. Highly recommend.
by ash
Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro Mocassin launch ramp
Replies: 7
Views: 1220

Re: Don Pedro Mocassin launch ramp

Turkeyman wrote:Not sure about Mocassin but Blue Oaks is still open and usable. I can check on it Wednesday and let you know.


Any info would be appreciated. Lots of guys from the BBT will be up there the second week of October for the TOC and I know last year a few launched out of Blue Oaks.

Thanks !
by ash
Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The price of cheating in tourneys...
Replies: 74
Views: 12107

Re: The price of cheating in tourneys...

I know this thread is ancient ! but I think now that Steve Sapp is long since departed ! maybe someone would want to shed some light on the accusations of cheating ! I have heard a million stories over the years ! just don’t know if they were ever true ! , 23 boats & 100’s of thousands he won o...
by ash
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: History of the TOC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: History of the TOC?

I figured it out boys, how to become a millionaire bass fishing, just start with two... :lol: Now that's the truth, the follow-up is that knowing how to market and position one's image and ability to communicate effectively is what separates out the "professionals" vs working pro's. Havin...
by ash
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 713

Re: Hook tournaments

May be a few more days to see a schedule posted given the status of permits. Check out the post WB posted entitled Integrity by WON BASS writer for a better explanation.
by ash
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Delta Toad

Great looking fish and awesome catch on a square bill. Those Delta fish have been coming into the scales with big heads and shoulders and not a full of belly. Regardless, that is a great catch for a summer time crank fish!
by ash
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Taregting BIG Smallmouth Bass in California (BRONZEBACK)
Replies: 1
Views: 487

Re: Taregting BIG Smallmouth Bass in California (BRONZEBACK)

This is Awesome Lake Pardee can be GIN clear water that houses some tanks! Great video thanks!
by ash
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Prop Help

I don’t see the PM? Torque can be an issue of too much wetted hull. To add prop lift you need negative rake, to add speed you add prop tip cup. Changing pitch is a new prop. A good prop shop can modify your the prop before buying a new one. Tom Phils Prop Shop or David at Russo's are great local pr...
by ash
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody miss Cooch?
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

Re: Anybody miss Cooch?

I still have a spanking new Pro-Teen Hat and his Poem in my office. Funny part is when fishing around lil mandie i can still hear him roarin and laughin and will cruise his dock looking for his pet fish. I do miss that guy and who he was for the community and hope to keep his spirit alive through me.
by ash
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: History of the TOC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: History of the TOC?

They used to give away boats as well, gas was $1.50 and there were three circuits to choose from. This allowed "sponsors" dollars to be effectively directed to just a few events. While it's fun to reminisce about the good ole days, we know that we won't see this type of TOC unless the org ...
by ash
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: History of the TOC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: History of the TOC?

They used to give away boats as well, gas was $1.50 and there were three circuits to choose from. This allowed "sponsors" dollars to be effectively directed to just a few events. While it's fun to reminisce about the good ole days, we know that we won't see this type of TOC unless the org ...
by ash
Mon Aug 30, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Folsom boat launches
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: Folsom boat launches

Browns Ravine is closed, the only ramp i know of is the Granite Bay low water ramp. Lake is at 180 not a lot of options. Berryessa or the Delta would be other viable options.
by ash
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: DVL DONKEY
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: DVL DONKEY

monte300 wrote:Is DVL short for Del Valle Lake?
I would have thought Diamond Valley Lake https://www.dvlake.com/index.html
by ash
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So the obvious next question is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: So the obvious next question is...

Great Point, whenever someone is new to fishing I typically have two rods for them. One with a wacky rigged stickbait (weighted or not) and one with an underspin or spinner bait. The wacky rig turns into a drop shot rather quickly as the actions are similar. For those starting out in the sport I adv...
by ash
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: DVL DONKEY
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: DVL DONKEY

That's awesome to see that Donkey come out of DVL in the Summer time. It would be great to read the story behind this fish.

Thanks!
by ash
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BBT - Clear Lake 8/28/21
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: BBT - Clear Lake 8/28/21

This is going to be a fun event to end the year on. I am hearing reports of lots of active fish being caught from topwater to worms. I heard a rumor that John Henneke Jr may shave his beard if a 10lbr comes to the scale; trust me this is one event you don't want to miss :lol:
by ash
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Launching at Berryessa?
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Launching at Berryessa?

Markley is still open at the low water ramp. I haven't been up there recently, typically they open at 6am; but I would always suggest calling ahead to see what time they open. They are still rebuilding from the Fire and could use all of the support they can get. (yes i am biased)
by ash
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So the obvious next question is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1298

Re: So the obvious next question is...

Drop shot works year round but other presentations are just much more fun.I can go out on Clearlake with 10 rods rigged different and catch fish on each one. Much rather catch them on topwater or even a jig.But when temps drop and bite gets tough its hard to beat a worm. Dave nailed it - I know I c...
by ash
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: If you lived in Carmichael Where would you launch - Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: If you lived in Carmichael Where would you launch - Delta

BruceSaewhat wrote:Paradise marine or wimpy


This right here - Paradise Marine is just off i5 in Lodi and drops you in the Middle of the Delta. B&W is a bit further down but good access to the Mo and the Tract.

I like Paradise marine.
by ash
Wed Aug 25, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Electronics installation in nor cal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Electronics installation in nor cal ?

Contact Damon Witt with Bass Boat Works 916-270-4170 Let him know Ash sent you. Damon is a fabulous installer and will even detail your boat, if you'd like. Best part is he is MOBILE and will come to you!
by ash
Tue Aug 24, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Left handed reels...why so few?
Replies: 32
Views: 4382

Re: Left handed reels...why so few?

talking about zombie posts - this one is from 2007 that someone resurectted :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by ash
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramps
Replies: 9
Views: 1960

Re: Clear Lake Ramps

5th street and oaks are your best bet! Parking lot on 5th was full Saturday by 10, but you can park in the north dirt lot next to the main parking lot. 5th street is the longest ramp at the lake and will be the last one impacted. I cant imagine going from the Oaks as of now, but it is technically s...
by ash
Tue Aug 10, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flooding a Delta Island due to Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: Flooding a Delta Island due to Fire

How can that be done in the Sierras? Well it's easy you run a sprinkler system over the top of the tree lines from lake tahoe and they turn on whenever there is a fire... Its just like taking an island that is below the water line or equal to it and is fully embanked and flooding it from the adjace...
by ash
Mon Aug 09, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flooding a Delta Island due to Fire
Replies: 14
Views: 1884

Re: Flooding a Delta Island due to Fire

If prepared, same can be done with the mountain ranges that are on fire which is causing all of us to smoke a pack of cigarettes a day whether we like it or not but alas, it's more important to send the water down south..... :roll: Good luck! How can that be done in the Sierras? Well it's easy you ...
by ash
Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bubba Shot reel suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Bubba Shot reel suggestions

DM sent
by ash
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: THE SNAG PROOF OPEN
Replies: 1
Views: 866

Re: THE SNAG PROOF OPEN

One of the most well ran and enjoyable events on the Delta, Randy pays cash money at the weigh-in.
by ash
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 7 MLF Anglers Not Fishing This Week | MLF Statement Released
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: 7 MLF Anglers Not Fishing This Week | MLF Statement Released

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome back Bass Pro Tour angler Aaron Martens, who has made the trip to Plattsburgh, New York and will be competing on Lake Champlain this week. His ongoing health battles have been well-documented, and we are thrilled that Aaron is feeling well enoug...
by ash
Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bubba Shot reel suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1058

Re: Bubba Shot reel suggestions

I've been switching my reels to Revo's that Revo SX has 20lbs of braid and pitches smoothly. It comes in at 150.00 if you're looking for a sub $100 reel the Revo X is also a great reel, same drag different bearing configuration. For Senkos and bubba shot I use the Revo ALX, it is a top tier reel but...
by ash
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows
Replies: 11
Views: 1597

Re: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows

Im Sure Longshorman and the Port have a lot of influence in goods coming through the port, not necessarily water quality. The good news is there is no hydrilla....
by ash
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another one bites the DUST! 3rd Street Lakeport
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Another one bites the DUST! 3rd Street Lakeport

birdman920 wrote:How’s redbud ramp ? They had a coupla lanes closed , last week ?….


We launched middle ramp last week and hung the back tire on the ramp edge. We had to bounce the boat off and crank it onto the trailer. The last I heard its still open, but its sketch to say the least. I wouldn't go out of there.
by ash
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 23.51 to Win Clear Lake | BBT Results July 31
Replies: 1
Views: 869

Re: 23.51 to Win Clear Lake | BBT Results July 31

Congratulations Igor, well deserved!
by ash
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Scoop spam
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Bass Scoop spam

He done up and moved to Texas. We've had a lot of fun through the years crapping on each other, talking fishing and jawing..... now its done on face book and messenger.
by ash
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Failing to Protect Delta Residents
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: Failing to Protect Delta Residents

They keep spraying and killing the grass and then are surprised that there are increased alge levels? Come on man, I'm not a biologist but I understand how grass helps filter the water.
by ash
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Coming to Clear Lake July 31
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Coming to Clear Lake July 31

Thank you Westernbass - I know the BBT is excited to host this event this week. We had a great turnout last week with 90 boats. Clear Lake Outdoors has everything an angler needs and some stuff that you just don't find in other retailers. We encourage anglers to swing by, pre-register and look aroun...
by ash
Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Scoop spam
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Bass Scoop spam

I saw all the posts but figured out what was going on when I saw the who is that masked fisherman thread. I don't consider it much of a hijack. It's not like looking at used boats through all the dealership threads. As it was informational and not obtuse in your face I look at what I want. While I ...
by ash
Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Scoop spam
Replies: 16
Views: 1470

Re: Bass Scoop spam

It's one week out of the year and Bobby is there making content for Westernbass.com, its being published on Westernbass.com, why would they bury sponsors in some obscure forum? Afterall this is business and businesses tend to want to make money. Just scroll on by or come back after icast. So much co...
by ash
Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamaha or Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Yamaha or Mercury

Think about who will be doing your repairs and whether or not they are certified to work on your motor so you don't have to drive to Timbuktu to get repairs done. That's a tough one with both companies putting out some fierce 4 strokes. I think Monte stated it well that if your local service center...
by ash
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BBT - Clear Lake July 24
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Re: BBT - Clear Lake July 24

All spooled up with some fresh Trilene 100% Flurocarbon and my new Abu Garcia Zata Combo. Cant wait to see all the BBT anglers and hang out with my BBT Family.

See ya at Clear Lake Outdoors :D
by ash
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Noise Pollution
Replies: 6
Views: 1235

Re: Noise Pollution

All you can do is stand on the dock and shake your fist at em.... :lol:
by ash
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Oaks Ramp ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1000

Re: Clearlake Oaks Ramp ?

Last I saw on Sunday, there are cones on the dock identifying the end of the ramp. Some trailer's back wheels have dropped off - it's still open but getting low, hopefully they can add gravel to extend the ramp.
by ash
Fri Jun 18, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Russo’s (Delta questions)
Replies: 11
Views: 1573

Re: Russo’s (Delta questions)

Baseball wrote: the drinks are strong!
I can attest to this :twisted:
by ash
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1882

Re: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat

Tough decision, the 18' Stratos is more appealing to me based on it's length alone. Low hours are good on a motor but not being ran can sometimes create hell, especially with fuel lines etc... Anyway to take the stratos to a dealer mechanic and have it looked at? At the very least i would want to re...
by ash
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: Action Alert for California: Proposed Tax
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Action Alert for California: Proposed Tax

It appears this went to vote on June 4th - any update as to if it has passed or not?
by ash
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River
Replies: 17
Views: 1967

Re: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River

Last time it was on false river between San Joaquin and Fishermans cut. More towards the San Joaquin. FA8A771C-B6EB-4E02-9BF3-E438EDBC0085.jpeg Truer words have never been spoken, I remember it ripping current through Old River headed south - like rippling the water rippon. The one consistent thing...
by ash
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bay Area Clubs and....
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Bay Area Clubs and....

Hi Welcome to the neighborhood, as mentioned check out https://bestbasstournaments.com/ if you are looking for an "Amature level" team tournament event. We are always accepting new members and welcome you to check us out and fish with us. Our next event in your area is June 20th and June 2...
by ash
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spring to summer transition (video)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: Spring to summer transition (video)

nice Video - Riley sure does like talking fishing.

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