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by Pat
Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why did you join Westernbass.com?
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Why did you join Westernbass.com?

I joined Northern California Bass Fishing aka NCBF in about 1996-97. It eventually evolved into Western Bass and I followed it. I joined to learn and make connections. Over the years I have found some very good friends, learned a lot, shared a lot, became a Nutcase and probably spent too much time w...
by Pat
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California will now issue 365-day fishing licenses
Replies: 20
Views: 1538

Re: California will now issue 365-day fishing licenses

For the folks that decide to go fishing in July it's a good deal. Now they get a full year of fishing, just like the guy that bought one in January. Just buy one in January, then you will know when it expires, just like before.
by Pat
Sat Oct 09, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Re: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping

Always been that way Whomever owns the boat in Jan pays it for that year. A question. If someone buys my boat after Jan1., are they charged the full property tax, too? If so, should I just include the property tax cost in the sale price, since I won't have the use of the boat for that year? I bough...
by Pat
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Faulty Fittings Fill 2019 Nitro With Water!
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: Faulty Fittings Fill 2019 Nitro With Water!

That's amazing, especially since it happened to two pumps at the same time. Is it possible something dropped on them or there was some other shock? The pumps in all boats are manufactured by third party companies like Attwood. So this would not be unique to Nitro. I would check with the dealer to se...
by Pat
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO “Lake Oroville Drought Conditions in the South Fork Near Enterprise Bridge 631ft 8/28/21 | 4K Footage”
Replies: 15
Views: 1499

Re: NEW VIDEO “Lake Oroville Drought Conditions in the South Fork Near Enterprise Bridge 631ft 8/28/21 | 4K Footage”

The video is heartbreaking. Its not a Drought thing, its a money thing. There selling our water and depleting our resources for Ca pockets. The water is not evaporating. Oroville is a huge lake with 4 major arms.. It was full 3-4 years ago. Some people in our government and water resources should g...
by Pat
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone been to Black Butte Lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: Anyone been to Black Butte Lately?

Fred and I went up there today. The Eagle Pass Launch is very usable. Good concrete ramp, but no dock in the water. There is a fair amount of water, it's at a level normal for November. Water temp was 76-78. Fishing was not good for us. We had two confirmed bites and maybe another. We saw lots of ba...
by Pat
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone been to Black Butte Lately?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Anyone been to Black Butte Lately?

Wondering about the water level and launching.

thanks

Pat
by Pat
Sat Aug 07, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones Fishing and Ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: New Melones Fishing and Ramps

Thanks
by Pat
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake ramps
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Clear lake ramps

Whichever ramp you choose, recommend you use your trolling motor when inside the buoys.
by Pat
Fri Aug 06, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones Fishing and Ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 532

New Melones Fishing and Ramps

My wife and I will be fishing New Melones on Monday 8/9. Anyone been there recently that can offer tips for bass? Is it best to launch on the concrete low water ramp at Glory Hole point?

Thanks,
Pat
by Pat
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Evening Frog Bite!
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Clear Lake Evening Frog Bite!

That was fun! Also appreciate your comments on setting goals
by Pat
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The 1976-77 drought | Clear Lake News and Pix
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: The 1976-77 drought | Clear Lake News and Pix

Did they have five years running of drought, like we do today? We have not had 5 years of drought. In 2017 we had so much rain that Lake Oroville overflowed and wiped out the spillway. Clear Lake was over it's banks and flooding. In 2019 Oroville was full to the brim again. In addition to lack of s...
by Pat
Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bullards or Oroville
Replies: 3
Views: 846

Re: Bullards or Oroville

Oroville Parks and Recreation is now saying that there is launching available at Bidwell in addition to the gravel 4WD ramp at the dam. I was told by a friend that the Bidwell ramp was supposed to open in the last couple days. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28411 I went to Bullards Bar in June. T...
by Pat
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Noise Pollution
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Noise Pollution

Those are the sounds of productive people working, I'll put up with it.
by Pat
Sat Jul 17, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville launch ramps
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: Oroville launch ramps

The only remaining launch ramp at Lake Oroville is the one lane gravel ramp at the Spillway. 4WD is strongly recommended. It is a pretty steep. Success with a 2WD would depend a lot whether it is already wet from other trailers and the weight of your boat, especially when pulling out.
by Pat
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust

I still maintain that the best solution is desalination of sea water. That is the only way we will actually get MORE fresh water. Anything else is just redistribution and battling over of what mother nature gives us. They have been doing it in the middle East for decades. The science is proven. Yes ...
by Pat
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Indian Valley Reservoir
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Indian Valley Reservoir

Also the speed limit on the lake is 10 mph. And it is at least occasionally enforced by the Sherriff
by Pat
Mon Jul 12, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake ramps
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

Re: Clear Lake ramps

I was at Redbud and the Oaks on Tuesday and Wednesday July 6 & 7. Both are usable, but be cautious. I recommend using your trolling motor anytime you are inside the buoys/channel markers. A few weeks ago I tagged a rock coming into Redbud when the wind pushed me to the left a little ways. Stay i...
by Pat
Sun Jul 11, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody miss Cooch?
Replies: 17
Views: 1933

Re: Anybody miss Cooch?

I think of him often. We were team partners for 100% Bass, and fun fished a lot too. Friends off the water too, went to a few blues shows and festivals. I was on Clear Lake last week fishing Frazier point and remembered how he loved to fish jigs in that deep water. 1/2 oz, brown with a Yamamoto 164 ...
by Pat
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4793

Re: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!

Congratulations again! So great to see her swim away!!
by Pat
Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What are various Weeds in Clear Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: What are various Weeds in Clear Lake

Thanks! That helps on both counts!
by Pat
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What are various Weeds in Clear Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 992

What are various Weeds in Clear Lake

I am tired of calling them the "stringy ones," "leafy ones," "floating ones," etc. Any good resources to identify them?

thanks

Pat
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig questions
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Ned Rig questions

I have had the best luck with a Ned rig just dead sticking it. I generally use the 1/6th oz head. Just cast it out and let it sit for a bit, then pick it up and drop it and let it sit again. Sometimes you will see your line move or a fish will have it when you pick it up. For me it works best with t...
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1876

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

Good luck! It is definitely a sellers market right now. Maybe wait until the fall to get better prices.
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Goes Back to Clear Lake!
Replies: 12
Views: 1884

Re: WWBT Goes Back to Clear Lake!

I was on Clear Lake the last two days, immediately after the WWBT Pro/Am. The water temperature was 68-74 degrees depending on time and where we were on the lake. This is not excessively high water temperatures for largemouth bass. With proper livewell care, weigh-in tank and release boat management...
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1876

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

gouge on the underside of the hull, I used Marine Tex. It gets hard as a rock and it doesn't look pretty afterwards, but it did what I needed it to do. Marine-Tex can be finished just like body putty on a car. Use progressively finer sandpaper, then rubbing compound, then polish and finally a good ...
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones Lake Top Water Bass Fishing (video)
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: New Melones Lake Top Water Bass Fishing (video)

Thanks for sharing that!
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Better Than Previous Year Average Fish at Lake Oroville
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Better Than Previous Year Average Fish at Lake Oroville

Great video, thanks for sharing. I was worried your dog might end up with treble hook in its lip.
by Pat
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1876

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

Thanks so much for all the help and replies, it truly is much appreciated!! I do have 1 more question, if a boat has a quarter size gouge on the bottom/side what would that cost to get fixed and when it’s down to the resin can you still use the boat and will it take on any water? The cost for profe...
by Pat
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1876

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

I have owned a 2006 Stratos 285 Pro XL. I thought it was an excellent boat, performed well and handled rough water well. It also had plenty of storage. When the time came, I had no trouble selling it, even with a high hour ETEC. With that "new" Optimax that sounds like an excellent boat. I...
by Pat
Sat May 01, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Launching at Oroville
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Launching at Oroville

According to DWR/Parks&Recreation there is a concrete ramp at Bidwell down to lake level 665'. Below that it will be a gravel ramp. Spillway ramp is concrete down to 700', then gravel. The new ramp at Loafer creek will be good down to 704'. Easy to launch at Bidwell now and the bite is excellent!
by Pat
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat necessities
Replies: 15
Views: 1301

Re: Boat necessities

What others said plus: Basic tool kit, volt meter, zip ties, electrical tape, flash light, compass, prop nut wrench, dock ropes, extra hat, plug knocker, anchor.
by Pat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lost another old schooler...Joel Anderson...
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Lost another old schooler...Joel Anderson...

Very sorry to hear of another lost fisherman. What this says to me is, don't put off calling a buddy to hit the water, or maybe have a cup of coffee or a beer. Time waits for no one.
by Pat
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why does delivery from Tackle Warehouse take so long these days?
Replies: 43
Views: 5937

Re: Why does delivery from Tackle Warehouse take so long these days?

I just experienced the same thing. My order of in stock items did not ship for 9 days. They sent me an email advising me of that the day after I ordered. Seems the issue is getting everything packaged to ship.
by Pat
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Englebright Lake
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Re: Englebright Lake

I fish it a couple times a year. Has all three species. Typically stays full as it gets water out of Bullards Bar. That said, it will fluctuate 6-8 feet at times and because the water comes out of the Bullards outlet the temperature can also fluctuate. There is a grass line around a lot of the lake ...
by Pat
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1068

Re: Boat registration in CA

I understand your frustration. The boat inspection requirements vary from county to county and even from lake to lake. It pays to do a little research before you go anywhere these days. Lake county has required an inspection sticker for many years now. It has evolved from an actual inspection of the...
by Pat
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 24.07 to Win Shasta | WWBT 2021 Shasta Open Final Results
Replies: 8
Views: 1523

Re: 24.07 to Win Shasta | WWBT 2021 Shasta Open Final Results

someone is making pretty good $$$$$$ off these events ,,and its not the players go figure I just did the math, they paid out $11,550, that's $1050 more than the $300 entry fee for 35 teams ($10,500). That does not consider any options collected, nor the 3 free entries for a future event. Seems like...
by Pat
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Lake master
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: Lake master

Sounds like you are equipping a Z19 Pro. Great Boat! The Helix units will not share maps even if they are networked. They will share waypoints and images. You will need a map card for each unit. I have a Lakemaster on the bow and a Navionics at the console. They both are an annual subscription. They...
by Pat
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Re: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?

Thanks Guys! I did see the new State record, amazing! I am planning to bring my wife over there next Wednesday. She has just started fishing this year and would like her to experience a good numbers day.
by Pat
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?
Replies: 4
Views: 1069

Crappie bite at Clear Lake?

Is the crappie bite still rolling at Clear Lake. I know they were at the South end of the Rattlesnake arm, any place else?

thanks

Pat
by Pat
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat trailer suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 891

Re: Boat trailer suspension

Here is a post form the trailering forum at Bass Boat Central you might be interested in.
http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=1103877

You might search Youtube for videos too.
by Pat
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!
Replies: 51
Views: 4793

Re: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!

WOW! Congratulations! And Kudos for letting her go.
by Pat
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Everything you need to know about bass fishing the CA, DELTA Part 1- Breaking Down the River!
Replies: 2
Views: 1929

Re: Everything you need to know about bass fishing the CA, DELTA Part 1- Breaking Down the River!

Wow, thanks for the informative video. Well thought out, easy to understand.
by Pat
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue
Replies: 5
Views: 869

Re: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue

Glad this is almost resolved, hope you get your new, correct trailer soon. Sounds like the problem was with a particular BPS rather than BPS as a whole. As I said before my experience with them at the Rocklin store has been excellent. Enjoy your graph upgrade, and catch a bunch with your new rig. Pat
by Pat
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue
Replies: 43
Views: 5811

Re: I won’t ever purchase a boat from Bass Pro Shops again. Check out this video

Very glad to hear this is getting worked out. I am betting once this first chapter is finished you will be very happy with your new boat. I know that we are extremely pleased with out 2021 Z19. Good luck on the water and catch a bunch!
by Pat
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 3 Days of Fishing Melones
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: 3 Days of Fishing Melones

Great info, I am heading up there today. My wife and I will fish this afternoon and I will be fishing with my son-in-law tomorrow.
thanks!

Pat
by Pat
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dink Mendez
Replies: 1
Views: 1022

Re: Dink Mendez

Rodstrainer Tackle Co
623 Ginden Dr
Campbell, CA, 95008-4402 United States
(408) 866-1582
by Pat
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue
Replies: 43
Views: 5811

Re: I won’t ever purchase a boat from Bass Pro Shops again. Check out this video

Very happy to hear your are getting some progress. Hope it is not too long before you are back on the water enjoying your new boat. Thanks for keeping us posted.

Pat
by Pat
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mega Live Imaging?
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Mega Live Imaging?

I am having the same thought process. Big factor for me is that I already have Humminbird graphs that will be compatible with Mega Live. My decision will be whether to go with Mega Live or Mega 360. In any case, I will be waiting for Mega Live to be released before I decide. Here is a link to info o...
by Pat
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue
Replies: 43
Views: 5811

Re: I won’t ever purchase a boat from Bass Pro Shops again. Check out this video

I also encourage you to give Kent a chance to get your boat right. I left a comment on your YouTube page as well. Good luck and please let us know how this develops. Good Luck

Pat

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