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by Dave Wilson
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Ca Angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Ca Angler wins B.A.S.S. Nation Championship

Congrats Matty!
by Dave Wilson
Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping

Well, property taxes are a county tax- the policies do vary from place to place.
by Dave Wilson
Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DUH Lures?
Replies: 12
Views: 3194

Re: DUH Lures?

I, for one, would definitely buy DUH Spinnerbaits for the rest of my days.
by Dave Wilson
Sun Mar 21, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1992

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

No finesse technique, but a worm king swim bait body with eyes glued on and a lead head did major damages once upon a time...
by Dave Wilson
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 85 skeeter make offer ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2076

Re: 85 skeeter make offer ...

saw photos of this boat, and I wish my 2008 boat had carpet as good looking as this Skeeter, and had as good of a trolling motor!
by Dave Wilson
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta giants
Replies: 30
Views: 8003

Re: Delta giants

Moving Sea Lions has been a failure, as they usually return to their point of capture . Even when relocated during mating season, the captured pinnipeds tended to head back home. Lots of sea lions are being released by marine mammal rescue centers, so diseases and starvation aren't quite the limitin...
by Dave Wilson
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video - How to Split Shot for Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1528

Re: Video - How to Split Shot for Bass

I don't think it works, but in the late 2000's I caught big fish award two tournaments in a row- one with Mike Reese, one with Brandon Ober.
by Dave Wilson
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Biologists working in a fish hatchery near Shasta Dam grew increasingly concerned
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Biologists working in a fish hatchery near Shasta Dam grew increasingly concerned

any time I hear of a salmonid swimming in circles, I think of Whirling Disease, I'm sure it's been tested for. It's caused by a microscopic parasite that's really difficult to eliminate.
by Dave Wilson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help...Battery dying really fast
Replies: 16
Views: 2966

Re: Help...Battery dying really fast

I upgraded to a group 31 agm, and I still have replaced battery before 5 or 6 years! Once the battery gets iffy, I buy another one.
by Dave Wilson
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Used Boat Registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Used Boat Registration in CA

No. You need to fill out the back of the pink slips, and then you'll get to pay use tax on the purchase. The DMV will send you a new title. The CF numbers won't change on the boat with the change in registered owner. If you are an auto club member, they can do all the paperwork in a local office.
by Dave Wilson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: United Water closes Lake Piru
Replies: 0
Views: 362

United Water closes Lake Piru

Both on the news, and on the United Water Facebook feed, I saw that Lake Piru is closed for all recreation due to Covid-19 concerns in Ventura County and L.A. counties. This could have quite an effect on some tournament organizations that switched tournaments to Piru from other lakes.
by Dave Wilson
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1217

Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

California loves to do paperless titles for trailers, you have to pay extra to get a pink slip when you register the trailer. You can go online directly to CA DMV to find your registration info. If you're a AAA member, you can go to the nearest office, and they can do it for you!
by Dave Wilson
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: stainless steel or standard nut
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: stainless steel or standard nut

All 4 of my batteries came with SS wing nuts, so that is what I use.
by Dave Wilson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishhook Removal Trick VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 3523

Re: Fishhook Removal Trick VIDEO

This works well when you have a buddy available- removed a big treble hook this way- took 4 minutes, slapped on a bandaid and went to dinner!
by Dave Wilson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your Favorite Line and why? Mono or Floro
Replies: 10
Views: 2778

Re: Your Favorite Line and why? Mono or Floro

I use mostly Fluorocarbon line because it lasts longer between changes.
by Dave Wilson
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Bad custmer service lowrance/Navico
Replies: 9
Views: 2076

Re: Bad custmer service lowrance/Navico

I called Lowrance "service" Thursday with a question about hooking up a LGC 16W gps antenna to a new elite 5Ti: The rep told me you can't add an antenna, even though it says you can in the manual. He kept talking about point 1 antennas- which I again told him is not the antenna I'm referri...
by Dave Wilson
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas. water level
Replies: 29
Views: 5257

Re: Casitas. water level

Saturday Mike Reese and I were fishing at Casitas, and you could see the water level was increasing - well, we could see that when the super cell white- out rain and wind conditions ceased! It was kinda crazy weather . They closed the lake as Santa Ana creek flooded the lake road to the launch ramp,...
by Dave Wilson
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinnerbaits
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: Spinnerbaits

Well, they're old designs, but Duh spinnerbaits were the best I ever used locally.
by Dave Wilson
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Basscat, triton or nitro?
Replies: 40
Views: 18250

Re: Basscat, triton or nitro?

The materials and glass work of the Bass Cat will be superb. I'd get an XS Optimax over a mere 4 stroke any day as it's lighter, faster, and considered a superior motor. ( I've owned three Rangers, two Tritons, and three Bass Cats)
by Dave Wilson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?
Replies: 16
Views: 5477

Re: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?

we usually have to raise the jack plate up to control chine walk. It's an amazing difference.
by Dave Wilson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Calibrating your Point 1
Replies: 13
Views: 4311

Re: Calibrating your Point 1- trolling motor

Your trolling motor has a ton of wire and rotating magnets and etc., so makes a huge magnetic field. Point one antenna seems pretty sensitive to all electromagnetic radiation- mine says to mount at least 5 feet from a radio antenna, over 20 feet from radar. and over three feet from the head unit.
by Dave Wilson
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Evans/Newman top field RTF Tour 4/8/2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Evans/Newman top field RTF Tour 4/8/2017

Great job to the teams doing well! Nice report too.
by Dave Wilson
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: GPS antenna for LCX 38 HD
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: GPS antenna for LCX 38 HD

Thank you!
by Dave Wilson
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: GPS antenna for LCX 38 HD
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

GPS antenna for LCX 38 HD

what antenna currently made by lowrance will plug into a LCX 38 unit?
by Dave Wilson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Cachuma
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

Re: Lake Cachuma

As far as the Santa Clara River and steelhead go: the federal response to only capturing the image of one adult swimming up the river through the fish ladder/year can be summed up hence" The fish ladder is off to the side of the freeman diversion dam and is too hard for the fish to find." ...
by Dave Wilson
Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: RTF "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 2/25
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: RTF "Casitas Region" Teams this Saturday 2/25

I do believe that you're launching in the Santa Ana area!!!
by Dave Wilson
Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Team Eric
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Re: Team Eric

It's beautiful!
by Dave Wilson
Fri Mar 25, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why no Side imaging without GPS?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: Why no Side imaging without GPS?

There are several brands of "real" side scanning finders in use on many commercial fishing boats. Of course, the transducers retract into a tube and etc. They also cost far more than the typical bass fisherman units.
by Dave Wilson
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS 2016 "Casitas Nights" Team Schedule
Replies: 1
Views: 517

Re: WON BASS 2016 "Casitas Nights" Team Schedule

What? Only 5 months advance notice?? These last minute tournament announcements are sooo confusing...
by Dave Wilson
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas ramp ???
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Re: Casitas ramp ???

Yes- same ramp- extended in one lane with some steel plates(textured). The other lanes are roped off.
by Dave Wilson
Fri May 08, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney May 16
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney May 16

Wow- those are some great prizes so far for the raffle!! Some really generous businesses helping out, these guys are great!
by Dave Wilson
Tue May 05, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney May 16
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Eric Elshere ABA Benefit Tourney

Even Obermeister shall attend ( now, only in spirit )
by Dave Wilson
Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: HELP TEAM ELSHERE
Replies: 18
Views: 3657

Re: HELP TEAM ELSHERE

He had his chest tubes removed Tuesday at about noon, and he may even be heading home today (Wed). He's a good guy, and is ready for the big fight!
by Dave Wilson
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DAiwa Steez vs G.loomis GLX
Replies: 46
Views: 13129

Re: DAiwa Steez vs G.loomis GLX

I have both a steez, and a glx spinning rod. The GLX is a new model with a split grip of cork, and the steez is a 2 year old model with hypalon rubber grip. Quality is equal I think. I like the GLX better because, unlike many others in this post, I hate rubber grips. I don't use rubber on ocean rods...
by Dave Wilson
Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Castaic rising
Replies: 14
Views: 2483

Re: Castaic rising

Sorry Mark, but I knew Tom would know about Santa Barbara water flows into Cachuma and upstream lakes.
by Dave Wilson
Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Castaic rising
Replies: 14
Views: 2483

Re: Castaic rising

Casitas has failed to rise due to the estimate that it will take over 10 inches of rain( like 10 inches in one big event) to saturate the ground enough to allow significant runoff.( although I think the trust funders in Santa Barbara are stealing our water at night and trucking it to Gibralter Lake ...
by Dave Wilson
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casitas
Replies: 27
Views: 4426

Re: Casitas

Hey Tom, the stocking of Red Swamp Crayfish is stopped, I think, because they're a non-native species, AKA "exotic" species. First it was stopped due to concerns they'd be a carrier of quaggas. Pretty sure you can't get a permit for them anymore because of that. Trout maybe can be stocked ...
by Dave Wilson
Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Piru?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Piru?

Well, the launch ramp is still working- the water is about 3 feet deep there with lots of grass. ( I help do water quality monitoring up there). Although I'm there only on weekdays, the most boats I've seen is 2. There's no thermocline yet, and the deepest parts are about 57 feet. That's all I got- ...
by Dave Wilson
Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS "Casitas Nights 8 Hour Event" this Saturday 10/4
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: WON BASS "Casitas Nights 8 Hour Event" this Saturday 10/

Is there be any tour knee ment results posteded anyswhere?
by Dave Wilson
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS "Casitas Nights" this Saturday 8/9
Replies: 2
Views: 855

Re: WON BASS "Casitas Nights" this Saturday 8/9

anyone have the results for this tournament?
by Dave Wilson
Sun May 11, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: NBW Pyramid Results
Replies: 1
Views: 736

Re: NBW Pyramid Results

Congrats Ron and Bob.
by Dave Wilson
Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 5 over 20 at WON BASS Casitas 4/12
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Re: 5 over 20 at WON BASS Casitas 4/12

Wow! Congrats team E.!! Some great fishing for Matt and Brian too!
by Dave Wilson
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Nelson's/Reese/Jeudevine top WON BASS Castaic W/Video 4/5
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Nelson's/Reese/Jeudevine top WON BASS Castaic W/Video 4/

Great job Mike n Marc!! Are my 2000 reapers the wrong color now?
by Dave Wilson
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 15 plus tops Castaic WON BASS W/Video 3/22
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: 15 plus tops Castaic WON BASS W/Video 3/22

Congrats Mark and Mike, or Mike and Mark!! The good 4 pound test bite is always an adventure, I miss fishing there.
by Dave Wilson
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Casitas ABA 3-8-14 Results
Replies: 2
Views: 802

Re: Casitas ABA 3-8-14 Results

Congrats to Brian and Matt and all the top teams!
by Dave Wilson
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Elshere's Conquer Titan WON BASS W/Video Casitas 3/1
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: Elshere's Conquer Titan WON BASS W/Video Casitas 3/1

Congrats to the top 5 teams!! Great fishing.
by Dave Wilson
Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Quagga.....interesting article
Replies: 9
Views: 1549

Re: Quagga.....interesting article

I brought up this research 5 years ago to the Casistas board- you can even kill the bacteria and they still kill quaggas. However, introduction of any bacterium into drinking water sources in sensitive California isn't likely! At least there is research into killing quaggas that is ongoing- that's g...
by Dave Wilson
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: NBW Castaic Results
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: NBW Castaic Results

Congrats Matt n Dave and Hugh and Doug!