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by birdman920
Thu Jun 23, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Godfather of Clear Lake has passed
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Godfather of Clear Lake has passed

RC Stephens “The Godfather of Clear Lake” has passed after a long battle with health issues, he will be missed by all who knew him ! he always had a fish story to entertain anyone who would listen ! goodbye RC ! RIP !…..
by birdman920
Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Daryle Lamonica
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Daryle Lamonica

Birdman, just saw your question beneath this older post. RC is in a convalescent hospital in Gardena, Ca. His multiple health issues had worsened and he was on a ventilator last we heard. Unknown why he was sent south. I was wondering how RC was doing ? I had heard he was in a convalescent home in ...
by birdman920
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Daryle Lamonica
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Daryle Lamonica

johnb wrote: Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:27 pm Great fisherman and god bless you buddy
has anyone heard any news on RC Stephens ?
by birdman920
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Clearlake worth the trip?
Replies: 16
Views: 1633

Re: Is Clearlake worth the trip?

Clear Lake right now is good right now if you know what your doing ! I would definitely book a guide for your 1st day fishing ! he will save you a lot of frustration trying to figure out the bite !
by birdman920
Sat Jun 11, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Evinrude Motors
Replies: 15
Views: 1540

Re: Evinrude Motors

I wouldn’t go near an Evinrude ! there may be parts around now ? but give it a few years and they will be scarce !…..
by birdman920
Sat Jun 04, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MLF CAL DELTA My 2 Cents!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2218

Re: MLF CAL DELTA My 2 Cents!!

MLF probably won’t last much longer out west with the lack of support !….
by birdman920
Fri May 27, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best flippin/punching rod and reel
Replies: 19
Views: 1535

Re: Best flippin/punching rod and reel

IROD Air 7.7 or 7.10 Bubs punch rod ! best flipping/punching rod made ! as far as a reel ‘ it’s Personal preference as far as reels go ! , you would just need to find one that’s comfortable match for the rod ! 8.5 gear ratio would definitely be a must have !
by birdman920
Mon May 23, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: clear lake ramps
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: clear lake ramps

Limit Out Tackle is your best bet ! Oaks ramp is only 1/4 mile away !…..
by birdman920
Mon May 23, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14

it used to be catch , photograph and release ! now it’s catch , pack around in livewell for 14 hours,hold up 5 fish ( after dropping a few on carpet) , photograph and release ! that practice helps to destroy a fishery !
by birdman920
Sat May 21, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14

Minersville won’t run out of water. The ramp runs to great depths. The real problem may be parking as campers/houseboaters keep their vehicles at the ramps for days at a time while camping/boating. If you have 4WD, there are 3 other locations where launching is available. Oh well ? Now it will get ...
by birdman920
Wed May 18, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14
Replies: 17
Views: 1929

Re: 30.12 to Win Trinity | Phils Results May 14

I wouldn’t worry about the lake getting ruined ! the lake is down 150’ and dropping fast there is only 1 launch ramp left ! bring your kayak or tube !….
by birdman920
Sat May 14, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Apex pro tour payout ?……
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Apex pro tour payout ?……

I have known a few “Pro” anglers that bet it all and lost everything ! career, wife, family and sanity !…..
by birdman920
Sat May 14, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Apex pro tour payout ?……
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Re: Apex pro tour payout ?……

Wow ! it definitely sounds like a true “Magical Mystery Tour” ! I read the entire previous thread , and WWBT seems to claim that “year one” was basically a promotional stage , gathering sponsors and support, angler base , and a yearly qualifying format ! , now this season they should be compensating...
by birdman920
Sat May 14, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Apex pro tour payout ?……
Replies: 8
Views: 1285

Apex pro tour payout ?……

Apex pro tour seems to be the only circuit that doesn’t publish their payouts ? anyone know ?
by birdman920
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flw. Clear lake.
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: Flw. Clear lake.

The big fish in Clear Lake are definitely gone ! they normally show up in late winter early spring !but never showed this year ! the largest factor we noticed is the people who pack their fish around all day in their livewells ! I know this is normal tournament procedure, but when the fun fisherman ...
by birdman920
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MLF-CLEARLAKE
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Re: MLF-CLEARLAKE

Co anglers make more than the pros ! not many pros can afford to buy a new Phoenix every few years to qualify ! lately in the western division the pro only wins around 30k , the Co angler wins a 45k Phoenix boat cert ! for a lot less entry fee !
by birdman920
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Social Media Ruining Fishing Spots?
Replies: 37
Views: 2682

Re: Is Social Media Ruining Fishing Spots?

It’s the fisherman who pack big fish around all day in their livewells for a end of day photo op ! case in point is Clear Lake ! the lake used to be famous for big fish ! used to take well over 30#s a day to win a spring tournament ! now 20#s is all it takes ! I know tournaments take a toll ! but th...
by birdman920
Sun Apr 17, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% Ethanol is Back !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: 15% Ethanol is Back !!!

all we can do is hope Biden will be impeached after Republicans take the house back in November !….
by birdman920
Tue Apr 12, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Flw. Clear lake.
Replies: 10
Views: 3088

Re: Flw. Clear lake.

You won’t be missing much ! Clear Lake is very low and fishing very small the lake is suffering from the tremendous fishing pressure lately ,the big fish that the lake is legendary for are all gone ! sad but true !
by birdman920
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dura Safe Elock?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Dura Safe Elock?

Probably $5 to manufacture in China ! if they got $15 a pop they would still make a profit !
by birdman920
Mon Apr 11, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dura Safe Elock?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Dura Safe Elock?

These locks are mainly cheap plastic ! and no way worth $45 apiece ! I am thinking of just finding some sort of pan head Allen head bolts & washers ?
by birdman920
Wed Mar 30, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Hotels with charging hook ups
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: Clear Lake Hotels with charging hook ups

Limit Out Tackle “ in the Oaks has 2 small rooms and a house ! hook ups , good parking and safe !
by birdman920
Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big new California reservoir on track
Replies: 58
Views: 4699

Re: Big new California reservoir on track

By the time all the environmental impact studies have been completed, permits issued, contract bidding , Indian tribes paid off , government officials paid off , local land owners paid off , etc ! no one reading this post will be alive to see it !
by birdman920
Thu Mar 17, 2022 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: Gas Prices

Ok but its still not going to fix the problem in Ca. No matter who in office. CA. has it own set of rules they don't need D.C. telling them what to do. Cali is gone ! there is no saving it ! the middle class will be eliminated the democratic elite will be eating ice cream and drinking their wine wh...
by birdman920
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: Gas Prices

So what would be the plan to change the current situation now or is somebody waiting til the 2022 midterms or for 2024 to see who wins as president the same old senators will still be in office and same old congressmen and women will still be in office and here in CA. the Democrats will still be ru...
by birdman920
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: Gas Prices

If these prices continue ? your gas or diesel powered vehicle will be worthless ! how are you supposed to by a EV ? even with a small subsidy or rebate ! if you can’t sell or trade your old vehicle ? then to top it off ! You will be paying a mileage tax instead of a gas tax ! these clown politicians...
by birdman920
Sat Mar 12, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: Gas Prices

Gas prices will have a ripple effect on everything that takes fuel to move it. Consumables may see another 10-20% increase and well as hard product. UPS, FedEx, DHL will be increasing accordingly. I just feel bad for folks that were looking to retire and their 401k and 457k accounts took a dump. It...
by birdman920
Wed Mar 09, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas Prices
Replies: 54
Views: 4338

Re: Gas Prices

The only way gas prices will go down is when enough people cut their driving down to a minimum and the oil companies profits decline ! the same thing happened in 2008 !….
by birdman920
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Law that few are aware of
Replies: 17
Views: 1927

Re: Law that few are aware of

I had a DD in the box years ago at Clear Lake ! DFW wardens rolled up on me and actually took photos and high fives ! released it right in front of them ! no prob !…
by birdman920
Mon Jan 31, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rc Stephens
Replies: 14
Views: 2965

Re: Rc Stephens

Any recent updates ? did they find a convalescent home ?….
by birdman920
Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reduced fee fishing license for seniors ?
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Reduced fee fishing license for seniors ?

I see on the DFW website people 65 or older qualify for a reduced fee license if they collect SSI ? the definition is very vague and confusing ! has anyone purchased one ? & how does it actually work ?
by birdman920
Sun Jan 23, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rc Stephens
Replies: 14
Views: 2965

Re: Rc Stephens

I wish RC the best ! I know he will giving those nurses a run for their money !
by birdman920
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rc Stephens
Replies: 14
Views: 2965

Re: Rc Stephens

RC has been a good friend to me for the last 24 years ! I wish him the best ! he is truly the “Godfather of Clear Lake” !…
by birdman920
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 12 Gen2 touch for sale (SOLD)
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: HDS 12 Gen2 touch for sale

Still for sale ? price ?….
by birdman920
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Red Bud?
Replies: 8
Views: 1508

Re: Red Bud?

5th street, Oaks, Riviera & Boren Bega are open ! Redbud should be open soon !
by birdman920
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 12 Gen2 touch for sale (SOLD)
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Re: HDS 12 Gen2 touch for sale

Still for sale ?
by birdman920
Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 12 Gen 2 two units, trade for 1 Carbon 12
Replies: 2
Views: 651

HDS 12 Gen 2 two units, trade for 1 Carbon 12

Looking for a Carbon 12 , with power cord ?
by birdman920
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Friday and Sat PM Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Clear Lake Friday and Sat PM Fishing

What’s the ramp situation ? launching & crowds ?
by birdman920
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2023 Boat stickers
Replies: 11
Views: 2111

Re: 2023 Boat stickers

Californians had the chance to save our state ! and you blew it ! Newscum’s California is turning into a Socialist utopia ! he should have been recalled !
by birdman920
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Riviera Launch?
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Clearlake Riviera Launch?

That would probably be Boren Bega ? I would give Jimmy at CL Bait & Tackle a call !…
by birdman920
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Sold
Replies: 2
Views: 572

Re: Lowrance HDS 12 carbon Gen 2 touch

Is it a Carbon or a Gen 2 ?……….
by birdman920
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Bass boat Champion 203 -Sold
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Re: Bass boat Champion 203 - $21,000 (San Diego)

What HP is the 203 hull rated for ?…
by birdman920
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The price of cheating in tourneys...
Replies: 74
Views: 13110

Re: The price of cheating in tourneys...

All the pitfalls of tournament organization’ permit stacking, weigh ins , fish handling, etc. ! is nothing compared to someone who has stolen hundreds of thousands of entry fees ‘ paid by honest anglers ! I believe the story should be known ! , so history will never repeat itself ! , I gave up tourn...
by birdman920
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The price of cheating in tourneys...
Replies: 74
Views: 13110

Re: The price of cheating in tourneys...

Just thought the tournament anglers who lost thousands in entry fees ( including myself) , would want some closure ! , it’s seems like a fascinating story , did he really choose to end his life ‘ over the guilt’ of was it just an accident ?
by birdman920
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The price of cheating in tourneys...
Replies: 74
Views: 13110

Re: The price of cheating in tourneys...

I wonder if any of the “am’s” , aaa’s , co’anglers , back seaters , that fished with Sapp ‘ in all those Pro-Ams he won ‘ noticed anything suspicious ? , like maybe casting into a spot , that maybe held a barrel ?….
by birdman920
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The price of cheating in tourneys...
Replies: 74
Views: 13110

Re: The price of cheating in tourneys...

I know this thread is ancient ! but I think now that Steve Sapp is long since departed ! maybe someone would want to shed some light on the accusations of cheating ! I have heard a million stories over the years ! just don’t know if they were ever true ! , 23 boats & 100’s of thousands he won ov...
by birdman920
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta ! Lazy M or Dell’s , Camping ?
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Delta ! Lazy M or Dell’s , Camping ?

Just wondering if Lazy M or Dells allow over night camping ? & how are the launching conditions ? , haven’t been there in years ! I just wanted to do a quick 2 day , overnight trip ! probably can get by with no electricity, just need to crash out , without getting run off !…
by birdman920
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Electronics installation in nor cal ?
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Electronics installation in nor cal ?

Any one know of a good electronics tech type’ that would do a complete installation of a Panoptics system & 2 HDS 12’s ? this is on a older Ranger’ and would needs custom gimbals & mounts ! plus all new wiring!….
by birdman920
Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Ramps
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Clear Lake Ramps

Is 5th st the only ramp left ?…
by birdman920
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FLW Pro vs Co payouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: FLW Pro vs Co payouts

If the pro is a owner of a new Phoenix boat “ & is signed up for that contingency ? will he also win a new boat certificate ?