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by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: fishing dog
Replies: 39
Views: 4737

Re: fishing dog

My dog, Kona, used to be terrified of my boat. I would bring her every time I went, and she would just hide under my drivers side console. Then one day, i blocked the area and forced her to hang out on the deck- she loved it! Since then she loooooves the boat. You probably dont want to bring your pu...
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: HELP TEAM ELSHERE
Replies: 18
Views: 2707

HELP TEAM ELSHERE

As some of you may have heard, the younger half of Team Elshere is about to go through the fight of his life. Eric Elshere, the local Castitas Pro, was diagnosed with cancer last week. He is just 31 years old and has many years of fishing ahead of him. Eric (elfish16) is very active on the boards an...
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A Senko was the star of this show until...
Replies: 13
Views: 2376

Re: A Senko was the star of this show until...

staged. im sure Randy caught that fish, and maybe with that senko, but not there. there are too many legit cast to catch videos that prove this is bull.

nice fish though :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Never hit the water with out it!
Replies: 30
Views: 4043

Re: Never hit the water with out it!

My binoculars to spy on Team Elshere :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS with screw loose
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: HDS with screw loose

A friend has an Gen 2 HDS 9 with the same issue. Some small rattle inside. Works great. Interestingly, when powered it has a super high pitch squeel, very soft and you can barely hear it. Odd...
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS unit won't boot up.
Replies: 5
Views: 3317

Re: HDS unit won't boot up.

I had a similar issue that was caused by the automatic system software upgrade on my SD card. I erased the start up file on the SD card and all was well. PS. dont delete your navionics maps!! :mrgreen: A soft reset should fix most issues. They are amazing units, good luck.
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: In a slump
Replies: 14
Views: 3101

Re: In a slump

Dont worry. Castaic kicks my a$$ too..... LOL. id slow down, fish the right spots at the right time of the day. These fish are definitely spooked by the sun and boat traffic. The other option is to use jumbo baits so that when you finally catch one, its enormous :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish Handling from Tourneys
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

Re: Fish Handling from Tourneys

Ive had largies caught in 16 ft die from not being fizzed. it varies, and it seems the quicker they come up the more they are impacted. When catching them deep (+30 ft) ill try to fight them really slow and allow their air bladders to adjust on the way up. Ive also seen bubbles from fish as they com...
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish Handling from Tourneys
Replies: 17
Views: 2494

Re: Fish Handling from Tourneys

sounds like the fish needed to be vented
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Locking Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Re: Trolling Motor Locking Systems

thats exactly what I have, the velcro has aged and doesnt work. I also added a jumbo pool-noodle to the post to act as a shock absorber. Im looking for something a bit more secure.

I use a luggage strap/buckle, to help where the velcro doesnt work so well. thanks for the suggestion.
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Locking Systems
Replies: 5
Views: 951

Trolling Motor Locking Systems

Anyone have any suggestions on Trolling Motor Locking systems? I was thinking to use either a RAM mount system, or try of the the Troll-Tamer Trolling Motor Locking Systems. Id appreciate any feedback you can provide.

I have a 36VDC Minn Kota Maxxum that is a few years old. thanks
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Kondracki and Jioras weigh 21+ at Pyramid NBW
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Kondracki and Jioras weigh 21+ at Pyramid NBW

nice bag!!! we struggled to pull together 3 bites, with nothing coming after sundown. Glad people found em.
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance- RMA Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Lowrance- RMA Issue

I have always loved Lowrance, publicly advocated their use, and always stood behind their units.

I am in desperate need of a local Lowrance Rep to help help resolve an outstanding RMA issue. If anyone can help, please email me at teambeefmaster@gmail.com

Thanks in advance-
Steve
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: JB Did you lose your spoon at Castaic?
Replies: 1
Views: 650

JB Did you lose your spoon at Castaic?

Found this the other day at Castaic.... Pretty cool custom spoon made by "JB". Glow in the dark, fancy eyes, it was even "autographed".

Anyone know who made this?

JB Spoon.jpg
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by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Castaic Lake fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 1226

Re: Castaic Lake fishing

tough bite, some people are catching some decent fish. the reaction bite can be hit or miss. lake is about +70 ft low and dropped a bunch in the last 2 weeks. Watch out for the new hazards.
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu May 08, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Piru
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Lake Piru

Were they eating?
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed May 07, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to Find Spots for Night Tournaments
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: How to Find Spots for Night Tournaments

Some of the charts show humps when in fact they are the result of either grass or bait. good luck, i hope they are there.
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu May 01, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF at Castaic - May 3rd
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: CBF at Castaic - May 3rd

Thanks Scott. Hopefully the fish, and the wind cooperate!
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Personal Best?
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Personal Best?

in the last two years I've ventured to many BIG bass lakes and all have been a lot of fun... granted I need to break 15.25lbs to get a new PB, but of those lakes the one I have found with the BEST potential for giants is Lake Isabella. I fished it once and got a 11.4lber. :mrgreen: Dont forget to t...
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Castaic April 19th is stop #3
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: Castaic April 19th is stop #3

how was the bite? results?
by TeamBeefmaster
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cage in Delta?
Replies: 8
Views: 2942

Re: Cage in Delta?

just spent a week at Grand Lake OK. saw dozens of "cages" like this all over the lake. Locals catch crappie and load up their cage until they have enough for a huge meal. Very common in some parts.
by TeamBeefmaster
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS 8 with down/structure scan tuning help?
Replies: 1
Views: 737

Re: HDS 8 with down/structure scan tuning help?

what is your frequency set at? The higher the frequency setting the better the resolution. You should be able to hit one of the bottom row buttons to switch from the high and low freq setting. Also, where is your transducer installed? You could be getting interference from turbulence? how fast are y...
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: A rig rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: A rig rod

I love my st croix mojo swimbait rod, 1-4oz, 7'9". it is $130 and has a 5 yr warranty. i pair it with a 300e corado. I just donated this combo at the Castaic Lagoon. bring you snorkel gear and go find it!!
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid Results
Replies: 2
Views: 660

Re: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid Results

Sorry i couldt play Scott. Looks like a few fish over 4lbs were weighed in, including a TANK 7lber. See you the next time around. :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Top Stick Results: Castaic March 29
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Top Stick Results: Castaic March 29

what was big fish?
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure Knockers / Retrievers
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Re: Lure Knockers / Retrievers

i like the idea of using a large treble hook, but ur now risking losing everything if you snag something big.... right?
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery charger which brand
Replies: 10
Views: 1539

Re: battery charger which brand

i am still loving my minn kota 3 bank charger. had lots of issues with the old bass pro xps brand. new one I just bought (single bank) is still workin after 2 yrs.
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure Knockers / Retrievers
Replies: 11
Views: 2726

Lure Knockers / Retrievers

Anyone have any feedback about what they like / dont like? Recommended styles or models? Im trying to avoid donating some high $$$ baits this year..... :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Elshere's Conquer Titan WON BASS W/Video Casitas 3/1
Replies: 3
Views: 948

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

Eric- with all that coin you'd think you could afford a razor :mrgreen:
by TeamBeefmaster
Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Wiring Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Lowrance Wiring Help

The LSS should technically switch on and off with the HDS units. this did not work for me, so I installed a switch for the power for the LSS. The HDS units can go direct. Make sure you put an inline fuse at the appropriate current with anything wired direct to the batteries. This will minimize your ...
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance Wiring Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Lowrance Wiring Help

Agreed. I would hook all electronics to your cranking battery. upgrading the capacity or amphours of your battery will extend life. your motor (hopefully) will recharge your cranking battery through the day. The only issue you may run in to is the voltage drop when you turn on the engine, that may t...
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: You are going to fish a new lake; one bait, what will it be!
Replies: 40
Views: 4350

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

bass king wrote:I have to ask you BeefMaster....is that you in the pic?? if so...that hair is definately mastering beef i'd imagine! right on brother! 8)


No thats not me. Im follically challenged, or headed that way. Its a funny pic I stole way back when.... still makes me laugh. glad you enjoyed it.
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nitro Z7s
Replies: 14
Views: 7669

Re: Nitro Z7s

I own a Nitro NX882 with a 150 merc. Its a bit older than a Z7, but the same boat from my understanding. Awesome, cost effect boat. I can do 63 mph with just me. Ive taken her out in 8-10 footers in Lake Champlain, no issues (except a cracked jack plate, but it was time). The only issue i have is ge...
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: You are going to fish a new lake; one bait, what will it be!
Replies: 40
Views: 4350

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

I would need two baits: a jig and a deep crank. I want to cover water and learn about what is down there. A heavy jig with fluoro will allow you to feel the kind of bottom, and what cover exists. The crank will help you do the same. My 1st time out I dont care about catching fish. I want to dial in ...
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ABA #2 Casitas Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: ABA #2 Casitas Results

Buzzbait in 150 ft right?
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ABA #2 Casitas Results
Replies: 9
Views: 1501

Re: ABA #2 Casitas Results

BIG SACK
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: cachuma
Replies: 14
Views: 1483

Re: cachuma

Piru must be super low too. Last time I was there in Oct is was ridiculously low. Castaic Lake just got a bunch of water, hopefully its a sign of things to come.
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does anyone know the Smallie record for Pyramid Lake?
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: Does anyone know the Smallie record for Pyramid Lake?

awesome fish!!! id be cool with a 2lber out here. They are in there for sure.
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Fisherman attacked at Lake Havasu
Replies: 23
Views: 4314

Re: Fisherman attacked at Lake Havasu

Eat a beaver, save a tree.
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Search For Bryce Laspisa at Castaic
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Re: Search For Bryce Laspisa at Castaic

http://ktla.com/2013/09/10/volunteers-search-for-missing-teen-as-dives-continue-in-castaic-lake/#axzz2ehLkkvX7 this has the link to the FB page. I took 3 volunteers to search Hawks Nest and Old SS coves last night. nothing but garbage deep in the canyons. I also heard divers were scouring the lagoon...
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Search For Bryce Laspisa at Castaic
Replies: 3
Views: 1269

Search For Bryce Laspisa at Castaic

Hey everyone- not sure who is following this story, but its a pretty terrible situation all around. This young mans car was found down the cliff near the Upper Lake main ramp. He appeared to break out and escape the vehicle. There has been no trace of him since. A few days later a burned body was fo...
by TeamBeefmaster
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wire gauge for 36 volt conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Re: Wire gauge for 36 volt conversion

current is the sizing factor
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: my first teen
Replies: 2
Views: 913

Re: my first teen

Great story.... ill never forget my 1st and only DD fish. I hooked up using a modified A-Rig and my rod loaded up, i thought "i didnt know there were stripers in here!?". Then she jumped, I knew this was the biggest fish of my life. The entire time while bringing her in I imagined how deva...
by TeamBeefmaster
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: POLL Top reasons why you don't fish tournaments
Replies: 43
Views: 5879

Re: POLL Top reasons why you don't fish tournaments

With the birth of our daughter it makes tournies very difficult. Also, competing for a 12lb limit at Castaic is not exactly thrilling.
by TeamBeefmaster
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: sonar question
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: sonar question

do you have downscan/sidescan? can you see this stuff with that system? 18 linear feet (assuming thats the size of your boat) makes a big difference, maybe ur just not on them? I use two graphs- one puck at the bow and one at the stern and routinley see a target on one graph, but not the other. are ...
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fizz Your Fish
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Fizz Your Fish

Went out fun fishing at Piru Saturday. I got off the water as a local T was releasing fish. I saw numerous bass floating dead on the shore, and others floating still alive that needed to be fizzed. I successfully vented 2 fish, a 3rd wasnt so lucky. If you dont have any, get yourself some fizzing ne...
by TeamBeefmaster
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor
Replies: 4
Views: 762

Re: Trolling Motor

yes- how are you wiring them? two batteries in series makes 24 VDC - not sure what that will do to your motor! They need to be in parallel. hope that fixes it
by TeamBeefmaster
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Day Two Clear Lake Open Results AAA
Replies: 1
Views: 520

Re: Day Two Clear Lake Open Results AAA

go get em PIZZ!
by TeamBeefmaster
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: South Dakota Northern Pike
Replies: 2
Views: 525

Re: South Dakota Northern Pike

Northern pike get big and mean. They looooooove spinnerbaits. They will eat anything moving fast and shiny. Jerkbaits too. I would only use baits you are OK with losing or ruining. There is a good chance they will inhale your swimbait/jerkbait, you do not want to attempt to remove it from deep in th...

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