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by Chad Sweitzer
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Soft Baits
Topic: WTB Baitsmith Magnum (OG)
Replies: 0
Views: 56

WTB Baitsmith Magnum (OG)

Looking for the "old style" Baitsmith Mags, trout colors only. Local pickup (norcal) or paypal ready to go. Thanks!
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punch baits & color??
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Punch baits & color??

Any color works as long as its green pumpkin! I throw lighter weights because the big ones will hold on to a 3/4oz a lot longer than they will a 2oz weight. And try to be sneaky. My last 3 solo trips to the Delta have all produced 8+ lbers because I was able to be real quiet and make the right casts...
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamamoto Bait ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Re: Yamamoto Bait ID

This one is probably 8" counting the curl. Haven't been able to find them online.
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamamoto Bait ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1015

Yamamoto Bait ID

Found this Yamamoto in my dads "rejects" box. What is it?
by Chad Sweitzer
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Custom rod adjustments
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Custom rod adjustments

This does happen occasionally on shorter rods. I'd fish it and see if it bothers me, and then decide whether to add a guide or not.
by Chad Sweitzer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Bass Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 2191

Re: Best Bass Boat

My dad went though this process in 2015 and was at this price range. He decided on a brand new 2015 bass tracker 175, with a 75 Merc and now we've put over 500 hours on the boat. It's slow and small, but it has everything you need for a tournament and comes with a warranty. I've fished probably clos...
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Melones
Replies: 14
Views: 2125

Re: Melones

I heard they were ticketing and checking trailer registration at Glory Hole. I've been pulled over there before, $350 for rolling the campground stop sign. I've never seen them at Tuttletown.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Bass Baits
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: Big Bass Baits

Big swimbaits are probably the best way to specifically target giant bass.
My best 5 last year: 11.61, 13.27, 10.40, 12.69, 9.06 all on either soft swimbaits or glidebaits.
Some of my favorite swimbaits: Huddleston, Deps 250, Swaver 168 & 200
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Re: New Melones

There is a swimbait bite, but it’s been slow. Spybaits have been getting solid limits for me, especially when the lake is busy.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Carhartt Storm Defender Bibs and Jacket $300
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Carhartt Storm Defender Bibs and Jacket $300

Worn ONE TIME ONLY, I am selling because I would like to switch to a brand that sponsors the Chico State Bass Team. Jacket and Bibs both retail for $169.99, I will sell the set for $300 I would be willing to negotiate if I can sell face to face! I can meet anywhere from Chico to the Motherlode, I ma...
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Winter topwater
Replies: 6
Views: 2317

Re: Winter topwater

Spotted Bass will hit topwater all year, I've caught some good ones and lost some huge spots on long tapering points in January on spooks.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MLF Announces 2020 Sched... What do you think?
Replies: 10
Views: 2155

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

Dink fest on lakes thousands of miles away from me. . . Not very interesting.
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 10 bass, 60.93 pounds, in Idaho!
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: 10 bass, 60.93 pounds, in Idaho!

Bucket list lake for me, those weights are incredible!
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale

Up, motivated to sell. Worst I can say is no, feel free to make an offer.
by Chad Sweitzer
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Re: Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale

Bump, feel free to make offers!
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Dobyns Champion Extremes For Sale

I have a few Dobyns Champion Extreme rods for sale. 2 brand new, 1 less than 10 months old. - New DX745C F/H ($350 new) for $310 - New DX784C ($360 new) for $320 - Used DX745C F/H for $280 (Guides are pictured below) All 3 come with rod sleeves I would definitely drop the price if someone wants to b...
by Chad Sweitzer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1763

Re: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)

If these fish can swim into Shasta I'm all for it. Those spots will feed on the salmon if they stock them small enough.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night Fishing Mother Lode Lakes
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Night Fishing Mother Lode Lakes

Looking forward to this. I can't catch a decent night fish right now!
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue May 21, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: World record spotted bass
Replies: 27
Views: 4471

Re: World record spotted bass

So what alegged special mutant species is the bullards bass? I mean iFGA has recognized three fish from bullards as spotted Bass world records so I’m really curious what the scientific species distinction is that you speak of Not only that why aren't these fish getting this big in Alabama? I'm not ...
by Chad Sweitzer
Sun May 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is my fish finder working right?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Is my fish finder working right?

Make sure your transducer is straight on your TM. Mine was off to the left so when dropping straight down I couldn't see my bait!
by Chad Sweitzer
Fri May 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: World record spotted bass
Replies: 27
Views: 4471

Re: World record spotted bass

I would argue that any warm enough lake with Kokanee can have a DD spotted bass, I recommend picking one and learning it. I've seen more DD's on my home lake than at Bullards because I know what they want and where they are instead of trying to learn a new lake far from home.
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Soft Baits
Topic: Magnums
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: Magnums

Buy with confidence, great guy to deal with.
by Chad Sweitzer
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 6125

Re: Another Delta sea lion

The Delta is just being torn apart by these things. I hit one last week, probably didn't kill it, but it did break my prop. It's sad seeing such a great fishery go to waste. Eventually someone is going to get hurt when they hit a big one at 60+.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flipping tullies on ca delta help?
Replies: 9
Views: 1940

Re: Flipping tullies on ca delta help?

There are guys far more experienced than me on here, but I flip with a 7'4" 5 power Champ extreme, 20lb flouro, with either a 1/2 oz jig, or a Texas rig Beaver. I keep it pretty simple, spend more time worrying about where I'm throwing rather than what I'm throwing.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Soft swimbaits any suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Soft swimbaits any suggestions

Osprey Top Hook is my #1 choice, especially when they wont hit anything else
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Vexus Boats
Replies: 33
Views: 8192

Re: New Vexus Boats

I talked to someone (Ken Mah I think) who had a Vexus on Shasta last weekend. Sweet looking boats.
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Winter Video Game Fishing for Bass - New Melones Lake ( 70Ft+ Deep)
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Re: Winter Video Game Fishing for Bass - New Melones Lake ( 70Ft+ Deep)

No smallies in Melones, but there are some redeyes in there, hard to catch but it's a fun surprise when you run into one.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: !!!EPIC WINTER JIG FISHING!!! Catching Giant Bass On Lake Oroville With No Mercy!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2988

Re: !!!EPIC WINTER JIG FISHING!!! Catching Giant Bass On Lake Oroville With No Mercy!!!

He's right, if you catch 5 2-3lb fish you have a good chance of winning at Oroville. Big fish in the last tournament I fished was 2.86.
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2018 Z21 NITRO BOAT FOR SALE
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: 2018 Z21 NITRO BOAT FOR SALE

You will probably want to post this in the used boats section of the classifieds. Good luck on the sale!
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New melones or Don pedro winter fishing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: New melones or Don pedro winter fishing?

Recent tournament on Pedro was won with 4 fish for 32 pounds, 2nd place had 4 fish for 22 lbs (it was a 4 fish limit). Recent 60 boat tournament on Melones was won with 5 fish for 14 lbs
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?
Replies: 18
Views: 12727

Re: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?

That was not investigative reporting, that was clickbait. If I were to hear of a WW from a friend I would ask him for source/proof. And if he didn't know or couldn't confirm, I wouldn't post it, I would investigate it. At this point even if someone did catch a WW, its sketchy to me why they waited s...
by Chad Sweitzer
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?
Replies: 18
Views: 12727

Re: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?

I saw one 20+ earlier this year, but it definitely wasn't 26, and it was too smart for me!
by Chad Sweitzer
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Rod and Reel Setup for a 8oz Swimbait...???
Replies: 17
Views: 5184

Re: Rod and Reel Setup for a 8oz Swimbait...???

Can't speak to the rod, I own a Cousins 7119 (discontinued), but I do not recommend buying the Calcutta for a 8+ oz bait. I wore one out and switched to the Toro Rocket by Abu Garcia. I have no complaints after over a year of Deps 250's and 10" Huddlestons.
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed May 09, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 12
Views: 4389

Re: Triple Trout and Heddon Mag Spook**new price**

I'll take the Spook. I'll be driving through Sac in a couple weeks.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu May 03, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: Roughly four out of 10 bass in Arkansas will die this year

I couldn't imagine what California bass fishing would be like if it was manages as well as other states. Such a waste.
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: split grip or solid cork dobyns champion xp 734c
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: split grip or solid cork dobyns champion xp 734c

I have both the split grip and the solid cork Dobyns Champ Extreme 744. I prefer the solid for dragging footballs and longer casts, and I like the split grip for flipping, and shorter presentations. I do notice that the split grip can get caught in jacket pockets and is a bit more of a hassle. Overa...
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed May 02, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: For you old guys...
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

Re: For you old guys...

Bite is solid there if you can fish slow enough for the big Florida strain LMB!
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Havasu Smallmouth
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Lake Havasu Smallmouth

Love that lake in the winter. . . no boats and big smallies. I like deep cranking the fish boxes in 20-23 feet, bring a plug knocker, you'll need it! Replace your hooks too, the smallies are wild! Last January I had 17 lbs of smallmouth all on deep cranks, the brighter the color the better.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FLW College National Championship (Need Help)
Replies: 11
Views: 1729

Re: FLW College National Championship (Need Help)

I qualified for the 2017 Bassmaster College National Championship and raised money through GoFundMe. We also received a ton of support from local businesses and some donations from members of Westernbass! Be sure to spread the word through newspaper and keep the GoFundMe updated if you decide to do ...
by Chad Sweitzer
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The old square living rubber
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: The old square living rubber

That stuff was awesome! I caught a 9lb spot and an 8lb largemouth on the same rubber back when I still had some. Someone should definitely bring it back!
by Chad Sweitzer
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Seat belts
Replies: 16
Views: 1910

Re: Seat belts

I don't think seat belts are a bad idea, I almost launched my partner out in a 40mph Tracker, I'm sure it happens more often than we think. We trust our lives on a lifejacket that inflates when it hits water, how is that different than trusting a seatbelt to disengage when it hits the water? I think...
by Chad Sweitzer
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Helix 5 vs Helix 7
Replies: 6
Views: 2637

Re: Helix 5 vs Helix 7

I went from a 7" to a 12" Helix and the bigger screen really helps in my opinion. Oh, and it fits just fine on my Tracker 175, size shouldn't be much of an issue!
by Chad Sweitzer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "
Replies: 5
Views: 994

Re: Renaming the endangered "Delta Smelt" to the "Jerry Brown Smelt "

George, your thinking is far too logical for our state government, no way the water inflows are taken into account regarding smelt populations and their location.
by Chad Sweitzer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results
Replies: 40
Views: 9918

Re: Oroville Fish Getting Smaller Year After Year 2018 vs. 2017 vs. 2016 WWBT Team Results

Not that I'm recommending this, but if anglers kept every fish they caught under 10 inches for a year, the lake might have a chance. This lake has been horribly managed, such a waste! The spotted bass will spawn on houseboats and I've even seen them spawn on hazard bouys. There's just to many of them!
by Chad Sweitzer
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Mclure, Don Pedro and New Melones
Replies: 7
Views: 1601

Re: Lake Mclure, Don Pedro and New Melones

Light line is a must! I've been throwing 4lb with lots of success. Very subtle bite, you just feel a little weight and it'll be a 3-4 lb spot. Spybaits worked really well too.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6143

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

The Boaters Card may be beneficial for people who care about their safety and the safety of others on the water. But those aren't the people getting into accidents on the water. If you care enough to read through 3 hours of boating lectures and videos, most likely you aren't a danger to others on th...
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?
Replies: 32
Views: 6143

Re: California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

Because I recently turned 20, I will have to get the card to drive a boat by next month. Anyone who thinks this will continue to just cost 10 dollars and won't be subject to more regulation in the future is wrong. This won't make being on the water safer, this won't make wait times at the ramps any ...
by Chad Sweitzer
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Baitcasting rod
Replies: 12
Views: 2015

Re: Baitcasting rod

If price isn't an issue and you decide on a Dobyns go with the Champ. Extremes over the Champions. I was disappointed with the Champions but the Extremes are top of the line.
by Chad Sweitzer
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Donating rods & reels
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: Donating rods & reels

+1 on Cooch's Pro-Teen! It'll be out of Russo's this Sunday. I can give you contact info or someone will post on this thread with more info if you're interested!

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