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by Doug Hodel
Mon May 04, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Tournament Fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

Tournament Fishing

I used to fish a lot of tournaments and went through a divorce and the boat was a casualty. I am looking to get back into it, but can't afford a boat. Any suggestions as to what are the better tournaments for a non-boater?
by Doug Hodel
Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tournaments - CoAngler
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Tournaments - CoAngler

I no longer have a boat, but still very interested in fishing tournaments as a co-angler. Any suggestions on tournaments (eg. FLW sanctioned, WONbass, etc.)

Thanks in advance
by Doug Hodel
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Almanor
Replies: 8
Views: 1889

Lake Almanor

I have never been to this lake before.

Are there large mouth in the lake??????

Any tips would be appreciated.

Thanks
by Doug Hodel
Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Royalties or under contract???...
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: Royalties or under contract???...

I am under the assumption that it would be a contract situation for most. However, it is possible if their name is association with a product like Skeet Reese and Lamiglas there might be a royalty situation.
by Doug Hodel
Wed May 20, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones ?
Replies: 2
Views: 531

New Melones ?

Just wondering what the pre-dominant fish is up there?

Largies or Spots?
by Doug Hodel
Sun May 10, 2009 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bed Fish
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Bed Fish

I stayed on it for about 1.5 hours.
by Doug Hodel
Sun May 10, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bed Fish
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Re: Bed Fish

That helps a lot. The fish were rolling and when I couldn't get them to go, I left and came back.

The male was still there, but the female was gone. So I am wondering if someone did spook the female away or didn't need the male for their bag.
by Doug Hodel
Sun May 10, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FPT - Clear Lake any stories?
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: FPT - Clear Lake any stories?

Lots of bed fish, I didn't see to many big females.

I did have one 7#er that got off at the boat.

I had another 5- 7#er that was on a bed but she wasn't ready. Went back later and guess she was by then and someone else got her. Oh well.
by Doug Hodel
Sun May 10, 2009 6:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bed Fish
Replies: 22
Views: 2764

Bed Fish

Ok I found a bed yesterday with a male and Female on it.

I could not get them to go, but indicated that they might be ready.

No matter what I threw they weren't having any of it.

I'm not sure what I could have done differently, any suggestions.
by Doug Hodel
Sun May 10, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Have you ever
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Have you ever

made a decision that you regretted afterwards. Yesterday I was in line to weigh in at the FPT and heard all the weights being called and knew that I wasn't in a position to place well, but would have done well to get the points. For whatever reason, lack of paitence maybe, I decided to just go. Well...
by Doug Hodel
Thu May 07, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quagga Mussel Inspection
Replies: 0
Views: 296

Quagga Mussel Inspection

Does anyone know if there is an expiration on the inspection sticker?

Had it done about 6 months ago.......
by Doug Hodel
Wed May 06, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attention Future Pro Anglers
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: Attention Future Pro Anglers

How far from the water are you?
by Doug Hodel
Wed May 06, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spanish Flat
Replies: 1
Views: 417

Spanish Flat

Did Spanish Flat close?
by Doug Hodel
Wed May 06, 2009 7:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Vacation Rental
Replies: 6
Views: 859

Clear Lake Vacation Rental

I am looking for a Vacation House to Rent at Clear Lake, any suggestions?

Thanks
by Doug Hodel
Mon May 04, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Survey for Class. PLEASE RESPOND!!
Replies: 47
Views: 11291

Re: Survey for Class. PLEASE RESPOND!!

ATT 3.5
by Doug Hodel
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pointer 128
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Pointer 128

I am going to Clearlake next weekend and wanted to throw the Pointer 128. Any suggestion on line?
by Doug Hodel
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When is it time to move?
Replies: 11
Views: 1966

When is it time to move?

I'm sure this has come up in the past, but I am wondering when you decide to move from one spot to the next. I fished FPT yesterday and I found myself in a bit of a dilema. I was in an area that held good quality fish, but I couldn't seem to deliver what they wanted. Not to mention the area had been...
by Doug Hodel
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Batteries
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Trolling Motor Batteries

I bought batteries a little of a year ago, I have maintained the water levels, kept them on my charger, but the last two fishing trips they have died way to early.

Any suggestions?
by Doug Hodel
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Swimbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: Spinning Swimbaits

I have 3 kinds (Strike King Shadilicious, Bass Magic, and Money Minnow) and they all do the same thing. I have purchased the weighted hooks, even used crankbait dots on the hooks, so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.
by Doug Hodel
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Swimbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Spinning Swimbaits

I have just started throwing the plastic swimbaits. I have a problem with them spinning on the retrieve. Any suggestions on how to keep them from spinning will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug
by Doug Hodel
Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing a Cold Front
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: Fishing a Cold Front

I actually had quite a few bites, ended up catching a 5 fish limit but nothing to brag about.

I did have a really good bite, but got so excited that I set the hook to early. It seems that I am always one missed fish from putting together a good bag. Oh well it beats workin' anyday.
by Doug Hodel
Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing a Cold Front
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Re: Fishing a Cold Front

I am actually fishing Berryessa this weekend and it looks like by all accounts I will be fishing while the front is coming. I am hoping it doesn't lock them down, but I have a feeling that it is going to be a good bite. I don't know that just by be the optimist in me.
by Doug Hodel
Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing a Cold Front
Replies: 12
Views: 1891

Fishing a Cold Front

Ok, so I am going fishing this weekend and saw that the weather reports says that there is going to be a cold front moving in around Saturday evening.

So I guess my question would be, how to fish an approaching cold front.
by Doug Hodel
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Amistad Finish!
Replies: 2
Views: 949

Re: Amistad Finish!

I am really happy for him. I was fortunate enough to fish with him on the first day of Clear Lake and he is a hell of a nice guy. I learned a lot about jig fishing while with him.
by Doug Hodel
Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lamiglas Drop Shot Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: Lamiglas Drop Shot Rod

Even if I was the one at fault?
by Doug Hodel
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lamiglas Drop Shot Rod
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Lamiglas Drop Shot Rod

I slammed my drop shot rod in my rod locker the last trip fishing, just the tip broke off.

I was wondering if I could just replace the top eye.

Do you think that it will effect the performance greatly?
by Doug Hodel
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ? about Paybacks and beginning angling.
Replies: 1
Views: 364

? about Paybacks and beginning angling.

Reading all the posts about paybacks. I was wondering what is considered a fair payback. I am not sure what the expenses are when running a tournament, but what is fair for the angler's and what is fair for the organization. If an organization draws say 100 boats, how many places should be paid and ...
by Doug Hodel
Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "Future" Pro? I hate to beat a dead horse but....
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: "Future" Pro? I hate to beat a dead horse but

I haven't really been around very long in terms of fishing tournaments. I fish the FPT with my daughter simply because it's fun for us and I love to compete. For her it's just a day to spend wth dad. I have never really cared if I am competing against someone who is far superior to me because it onl...
by Doug Hodel
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: C & C Marine's Dobyns rod HBC contest
Replies: 121
Views: 12026

Re: C & C Marine's Dobyns rod HBC contest

Aaron Cole 11.39
by Doug Hodel
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Which Tow vehicle would you go with?
Replies: 48
Views: 5116

Re: Which Tow vehicle would you go with?

I had a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 with the Hemi and loved the power, it was fun to drive and wished I still had it. Never had any problems with it. For me it didn't tow the boat very smoothly. I now have a 2006 Chevy Tahoe 4 x 4 V8 it tows a lot better than the Dodge did, in my opinion. However, if I coul...
by Doug Hodel
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wadda Jigs
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Wadda Jigs

Where can I pick them up in the Sacramento area, or is there a place I can get them online?
by Doug Hodel
Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hull Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Hull Repair

I have a friend who has an aluminum boat that needs repaired. I was wondering if anyone know of a good welder, etc.

He is in the Sacramento area.

Thanks in advance.
by Doug Hodel
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Skeet Reese wins Classic*NM*
Replies: 0
Views: 340

Skeet Reese wins Classic*NM*

*NM*
by Doug Hodel
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CLEARLAKE CARP--BELLY-UP??
Replies: 28
Views: 4465

Re: CLEARLAKE CARP--BELLY-UP??

This is just hear say, but I heard that there is a carp disease going around the lake. I noticed the same thing while fishing this last weekend and boy did it stink.
by Doug Hodel
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Accomodations
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Clear Lake Accomodations

I am fishing Clear Lake at the end of this month and wondering if there is a good place to stay with a tent and electrical hook ups?

Thanks in advance
by Doug Hodel
Thu Aug 07, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sonar/GPS Unit Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Sonar/GPS Unit Advice

Looking for suggestions on combo units. Was looking at the Hummingbird 997c2, any input will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug
by Doug Hodel
Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WON Bass Rookie
Replies: 1
Views: 521

WON Bass Rookie

I was wondering if there was a schedule for next season's Rookie Team Region?
by Doug Hodel
Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Carolina rig
Replies: 15
Views: 1814

Re: Carolina rig

I took me a long time to try the CRig, but did one day out of desperation. We were fishing a tournament and I just couldn't get a bite, so I said what the hell. I boated a limit in 10 casts, don't know if it was just timing or if I just wasn't fishing slow enough and the CRig forced me to slow down ...
by Doug Hodel
Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WON Bass TOC
Replies: 1
Views: 517

WON Bass TOC

I just received a letter stating that me and my partner made the event.

Does this mean it is official?

Thanks
Doug
by Doug Hodel
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FROGS (Hook Set?)
Replies: 21
Views: 2727

FROGS (Hook Set?)

OK, fished the frog yesterday had a great day producing strikes, but my hook set sucked. I had several blow ups, but was confused about when I should set the hook. My partner had a few blow ups before me and he was setting right away and missing. So I waited til I felt the weight of the fish, that d...
by Doug Hodel
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Weight Guess Contest!
Replies: 134
Views: 10654

Re: Weight Guess Contest!

58.17
by Doug Hodel
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta Lake Where to stay?
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Shasta Lake Where to stay?

Fishing the FPT and launching out of Bridgebay.

Any suggestions on where to stay, preferably a place with electrical for the boat....

Thanks
by Doug Hodel
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lost 10 pounder in FLW Delta?
Replies: 62
Views: 7086

Re: Lost 10 pounder in FLW Delta?

This has nothing to do with netting but.

Last year at the Clear Lake Elite Series I was paired with Jared Litner Saturday and he had me lip his 8# + fish that was hooked on a swimbait.

Talk about scary.
by Doug Hodel
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Future Pro Berryessa Big Fish Contest...
Replies: 70
Views: 8432

Re: Future Pro Berryessa Big Fish Contest...

10.33

Hopefully I will be the one to catch it. :)
by Doug Hodel
Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor??????
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

Trolling Motor??????

OK Fished the Delta yesterday and was really frustrated. I had an area that was holding a good amount of fish, but because my trolling motor died so soon I couldn't hold my boat position because of the wind. I have a motorguide 67# thrust, new batteries, but they went south quickly. I think it was t...
by Doug Hodel
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Folsom Lake I guess they are not leaving it at 392
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: Folsom Lake I guess they are not leaving it at 392

So with the rising water, will the fish want to start moving shallow?
by Doug Hodel
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BASS Fantasy Bass Group?
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: BASS Fantasy Bass Group?

Yea I did it is

Northern California Bassmaster, it's not private.
by Doug Hodel
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: Bad Weather Blues and More
Replies: 0
Views: 868

Bad Weather Blues and More

Saturday morning I got up early, put on my long johns, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. There was snow mixed with the rain, and the wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulle...
by Doug Hodel
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Weather
Replies: 18
Views: 2850

Won Bass Rookie Teams

I am headed up tomorrow morning, it looks like the weather is forecasting 19MPH winds. Any words of advice for safety purposes.

Thanks

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