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by Pat
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 4
Views: 519

Re: Lake Oroville bass

Fished Oroville on Saturday from a little after 9 until about 1 when I encountered some folks with a broken down boat and towed them back to the ramp. I had 5 good fish, all on Megabass 110 +2 fished very slow with long pauses. Most fish were on points. Fish are footballs, my 5 were 10+ lbs.

Pat
by Pat
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Camp far west
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Camp far west

There is a growing good bite. Not sure what this weekend weather will do to it.

Pat
by Pat
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits

Thanks again everyone!
by Pat
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Re: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits

Thanks Fellas, I will check them out.

Pat
by Pat
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits
Replies: 7
Views: 731

Spinning Rod & line for Jerkbaits

I know this will be a topic for opinions like belly buttons. Everybody has one. I have been throwing jerkbaits/ripbaits on bait casting tackle. As I have gotten older, I like the pendulum action that a spinning reel under the rod provides to make a long morning of jerking less of strain on my wrist ...
by Pat
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Truck selection for boat towing
Replies: 20
Views: 1527

Re: Truck selection for boat towing

I purchased a 2019 Ram 1500 crew cab 4WD last Fall. Yeah, it's got a Hemi! I use it to tow my 2006 Stratos 285 Pro XL with Evinrude 150 ETEC. It's an 18 foot boat, single axle trailer. The truck tows it very well. It has the tow package which I would make mandatory. I was not looking for 4WD, but th...
by Pat
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Camp Far West
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Camp Far West

Good to hear Ron, just start to bust open in the coming weeks.
by Pat
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Camp Far West
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: Camp Far West

Lake is almost full. Water temp around 50 degrees. Bite is slow, but a few decent fish being caught.
by Pat
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Theft- Boat cleaned out at Angels Camp Travelodge
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Theft- Boat cleaned out at Angels Camp Travelodge

That's great news! And I hope the motel will make adjustments that will reduce the chances of it happening again.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bullards Bar or Clear Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Bullards Bar or Clear Lake

Where ever you go, be careful. Forecast is for big winds on Sunday.
by Pat
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Theft- Boat cleaned out at Angels Camp Travelodge
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Theft- Boat cleaned out at Angels Camp Travelodge

No doubt about it, thieves suck! If we are going to travel with our rigs, about all we can do is make stealing more difficult and have good insurance. The baby monitor idea is an excellent one. I also like the Loc-R-Bar, have had one on two previous boats: https://www.amazon.com/Loc-R-Bar-Alarm-Syst...
by Pat
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about Pond Smelt in Winter
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Question about Pond Smelt in Winter

I fish Lake Oroville quite a bit along with Collins Lake and Camp Far West. In the last month or so I have often caught spotted bass that are spitting up pond smelt or even have a mouth full of them. When this has happens I typically use my electronics to search for bait in the water column. Earlier...
by Pat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Almost 100,000 Gallons Dumped Into Russian River
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Almost 100,000 Gallons Dumped Into Russian River

OH no! You are supposed to have white wine with fish, not a Cab. Seriously that's a bad one. :-(
by Pat
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Forrest L. Wood Developer of Modern Bass Boat Dies at 87
Replies: 2
Views: 668

Re: Forrest L. Wood Developer of Modern Bass Boat Dies at 87

First we lose Jerry McGinnis, now Forrest Wood. :cry: I bet they are fishing together on some great river up above, each taking turn guiding the other.
by Pat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ISE 2020 Role Call
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: ISE 2020 Role Call

I will probably come down on Friday.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: New Melones

I was there on the Dec 23rd. Fishing with a buddy and his son we caught all of our fish on Ned rigs in the top 15' . We fished Angels arm and between the bridges, did better between the bridges targeting points. They are starting to bunch up so if you catch one, hang around. Water temp was still mid...
by Pat
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New melones lake Magnum Spotted Bass (VIDEO)
Replies: 4
Views: 1224

Re: New melones lake Magnum Spotted Bass (VIDEO)

Thanks! Enjoyed that!
by Pat
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Group 34 or 31 battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Re: Group 34 or 31 battery

Ive never had a problem running a group 24 starting battery , 3 different boats Can run live well pumps all day My boat sits low already with 4 batteries back there I'm with Dave. Group 24 does everything for me too. I fish similarly to the original poster. Limited tournaments, 2 9" graphs, us...
by Pat
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Comfort Troll 'Ducer Dolly for Total Scan Transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Comfort Troll 'Ducer Dolly for Total Scan Transducer

Let's bump it again
by Pat
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Re: Lake Oroville bass

Good idea to try plastics. Ned rig is a good choice.
by Pat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Re: Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?

Thanks guys!
by Pat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 725

Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?

I did a search before posting, but everything I found was pretty old. Going up in a couple weeks for two days of fun fishing on New Melones. Just need a place for a night for two of us. Any recommendations for a clean safe place with boat parking? We probably can get by without charging batteries, b...
by Pat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Comfort Troll 'Ducer Dolly for Total Scan Transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Comfort Troll 'Ducer Dolly for Total Scan Transducer

Bracket to mount Lowrance Totalscan Transducer on Minnkota Foretrex trolling motor. $40

Pat Dilling 530-two one 8-0641
by Pat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Minnkota Fortrex 112 36v 45" - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Minnkota Fortrex 112 36v 45" - SOLD

In good working condition. Includes Danny Miller's Red One pull cable. Located in Olivehurst near Marysville.

Pat Dilling 530- two one 8-0641
by Pat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Lake Oroville bass

Yes, the fishing has been pretty good. Target bait fish, if you don't see bait on your graph, keep moving. Not saying you won't catch any if you don't see bait, but it definitely improves your chances. We have been catching fish from right on the bank out to about 30 feet. Water has been falling abo...
by Pat
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MLF Announces 2020 Sched... What do you think?
Replies: 10
Views: 2156

Re: MLF Announces 2020 Sched... What do you think?

I think it is a great schedule, should bring a lot of action and that makes for exciting TV and Internet coverage. I really enjoy watching and have learned from watching especially online.
by Pat
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Fishing Report 9/29/19
Replies: 1
Views: 1546

Re: Clear Lake Fishing Report 9/29/19

Great report Troy! Thank you!
by Pat
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Evers with a Berkley Pit Boss and The Deal wins REDCREST
Replies: 2
Views: 881

Re: Evers with a Berkley Pit Boss and The Deal wins REDCREST

Watching that series of catches was amazing, at one point 16 straight casts! His hands and arms were cramping! First time I have seen a fisherman be relieved to get a fish landing penalty, forced him to take a break.Edwin is definitely on a roll, and doing this after his home was destroyed by a torn...
by Pat
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Report 6/6/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Re: Clear Lake Report 6/6/2019

Thanks Troy, appreciate the detailed info.

Pat
by Pat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thank you Westernbass.com
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Thank you Westernbass.com

Great for you! I found my Stratos in the classified. Good deals are there for buyers and sellers.
by Pat
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing the Bypass VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Fishing the Bypass VIDEO

Great video, where did you guys launch?
by Pat
Sun May 26, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: May 24 Oroville Operations Update:
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: May 24 Oroville Operations Update:

And, the fishing at Lake Oroville is great right now. Not unusual for a pair of anglers to catch 100 in a day. There will be some dinks in the lot, but a lot of solid 14-16" fish too. They are fat and strong. The recent cold snap slowed things down for reaction and topwater, but small plastics ...
by Pat
Mon May 06, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1775

Re: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up

Can they trace ownership and bill the owner for the cost?
by Pat
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Caught with 80 walleye - 65 more than the legal limit...
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Caught with 80 walleye - 65 more than the legal limit...

So great that someone called them in, and that they were caught. If you see suspected poachers in California, please call 1-888-334-CalTIP (888-334-2258)!

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Enforcement/CalTIP
by Pat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tweener Time
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: Tweener Time

Wow! How about some details? Congratulatons!
by Pat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Lake Oroville

Good deal! Exciting to hear that you got a fish to hit topwater too!
by Pat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12 month license, FINALLY!
Replies: 5
Views: 1195

Re: 12 month license, FINALLY!

This truly is great news. Hope it continues on its path to implementation. Call your legislator!
by Pat
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Elite 9 Ti with Ultrex Transducer
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Lowrance Elite 9 Ti with Ultrex Transducer

Hi Lowrance Gurus, I have a Lowrance Elite 9 Ti and am considering purchasing an Ultrex Trolling motor. What capabilities will I have with the built in transducer on the Ultrex? I realize I will not have side scan. Will I have conventional sonar and down scan capability? I currently have a Totalscan...
by Pat
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 6127

Re: Another Delta sea lion

This really is sad. These fish, especially the big ones, are used to being at or near the top of the food chain, except for us. I'm thinking they just are not used to or expecting something like a sea lion to threaten them. I am afraid any complaint to the authorities will fall on deaf ears because ...
by Pat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Camp far west
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Camp far west

I was there on Sunday the 7th. My buddy and I had about 50 fish, no big ones. We caught fish pretty much every where we stopped. Couple or three 2+, lots of keepers. Fish are in the top 10-15 feet. No reaction fish. Most on Ned rigs, tubes and a few on wacky Senkos. Water in Rock creek and Northern ...
by Pat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Carpeted center step box console for Bassboat
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Carpeted center step box console for Bassboat

Bass Cat makes them. CBoat's price is a great deal!

https://www.basscatstore.com/carpetedstepbox.aspx
by Pat
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big bass
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Big bass

I second Collins lake, they do regular trout plants and the lake is close enough to you to do last minute trips. Get good rain gear and consider going out in stormy weather. Use good sense to be safe, but those big fish and others often get active as fronts come in. Also consider going over to East ...
by Pat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting to Bullards Bar
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Getting to Bullards Bar

Larry, I saw your much appreciated warning and was watching the weather closely. WeatherUnderground.com actually has a reporting sensor and forecast right at the Emerald Cove Marina. The forecast there was mid 30s and we were planning to get there after the sun was on the road down. The ramp and lau...
by Pat
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What 5-6 baits
Replies: 23
Views: 2559

Re: What 5-6 baits

Since you appear to be a novice as far as bass fishing goes, I would save jigs for "Phase Two." You also said Berryessa and North so you will be fishing lakes, mostly reservoirs and maybe Clear Lake. The best way to learn is to get bites so that's what I base my recommendations on. 3/8 and...
by Pat
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting to Bullards Bar
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Getting to Bullards Bar

Hey guys, If you are planning a trip to Bullards, be sure to check road conditions and not just weather on the lake! I was up there today and going up the hill, about 1/2 mile after Lake Francis, my 2WD Chevy pulling and 18 ft Stratos came to a stop. The overnight rain and snow left a sheet of ice o...

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