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by WRB
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Group 34 or 31 battery
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Group 34 or 31 battery

Your OB charges the cranking battery when it's running, can't see any reason to use a cranking battery larger size then trolling motor batteries. Running your boats electrical accessories including sonar units for 8 hour outing a group 27 deep cycle marine cranking battery should have enough reserve...
by WRB
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So......A little info for an old fisherman....
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: So......A little info for an old fisherman

Welcome back. Catching bass is never about the newest tackle and lures, it is about location and timing and that hasn't' changed in my life time and I am old! 2012 would be 7 years, your tackle is probably a little older unless it was new when you moved. 8:2 Daiwa Tatulas came out about that time pe...
by WRB
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water theft
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: Water theft

San Vicente dam was raised 117' to double water storage, the project was intended to be completed a decade ago finished last year in 2018. I believe the Shasta dam project is still in work? I read a new dam is scheduled and funded for the Scaramento River water, it will be interesting to follow how ...
by WRB
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water theft
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: Water theft

California has 39 million people, 10 million more people then 2nd largest state population Texas. It's about time everyone realize the importance of water, the people are not going to leave. Politicians are not going to serve the people who elected them if not held accountable. The problem for a sma...
by WRB
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trailer bunks repair needed
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Trailer bunks repair needed

Go online and look up boat trailer bunks, serveral video's, ETrailer pre carpeted bunks and Ultimate bunks etc. Caution Ultimate bunks are slippery and the baot can slide off easily.
Tom
by WRB
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water theft
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: Water theft

It rarely rains in arid SoCal so long ago the visionaries that knew the need for water was critical planned to have it delivered from regions where water is plentiful. The initial water source was Ownens Valley that Mulholland built the 1st aqueduct system to deliver water south to the Los Angeles a...
by WRB
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: castic lagoon
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: castic lagoon

Welcome to WB site. You will find WB has become more of NorCal member participation then SoCal. Detailed information is shared by PM's more often then detailed replies with a few exceptions. I haven't fished the lagoon in years and can't help you with what is going on currently. The 1st thing to det...
by WRB
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water theft
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: Water theft

The argument that the climate is changing from a wet period to a dry period is man made from pollution defies historical geological sceince data. Knowone can argu that modern man creates air, water and ground pollution, that is a given and something man can and should control. The earth is by far th...
by WRB
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Biggest bluefin tuna ever taken off California last week and he has a large shark to partially thank
Replies: 1
Views: 814

Re: Biggest bluefin tuna ever taken off California last week and he has a large shark to partially thank

Not sure the facts are correct. Back in the late 80's a 374 lb Bluefin was caught during a local Marlin tournement off West end of Catalina and weighed in at Avalon by the Tuna club.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water theft
Replies: 30
Views: 1684

Re: Water theft

Just to remind folks the last mega drought California suffered from lasted over 100 years between the 1200's to mid 1300's before Columbus sailed. Prior to that we had a 250 year mega drought between 850 to 1100AD. Mega droughts are defined by annual rain fall less then 4". According to a USC s...
by WRB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: More Delta water news
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: More Delta water news

Mark's statement about the Resnick family highlights the power a few have regarding California and water rights. Few know who the Resnicks are, how much wealth they have from buying grandfather water rights from local family orchard farmers who can no longer afford to compete or dig deeper wells to ...
by WRB
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: More Delta water news
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: More Delta water news

California water wars date back into the early 1900''s with both political parties taking turns building waterways to severe thier best interest, it's never been about the publics best interest, it's always about power and money. What was the San Jauqine delta like before the dike system was biult t...
by WRB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rust stains in live well
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Rust stains in live well

Rust stains? What metal is in your livewell that causes rust stains? Try using Mr Clean Magic cleaning pads rinse with warm water using a sponge. Baking soda and warm water on a sponge would be the next step followed by a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and warm water wipe down, then fill the livewell wi...
by WRB
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MLF Announces 2020 Sched... What do you think?
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

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

The West Coast has some of the best bass lakes in the country we all know that they also have 0 chamber of commerce, sports commissions or cities that will pay anything to bring a bass tournament to their community and in fact several didn't pay the fees in the past when major events were brought s...
by WRB
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King Lure Co. files notice of layoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Strike King Lure Co. files notice of layoffs

Strike King is not closing they are moving their distribution center to Springfield, MO where Lew's is located as well. This is the only layoffs as some of the people may not relocate to Springfield. Makes total sense KB, centralized DC to better serve the customers. Makes sense if you are in the a...
by WRB
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Potential new Delta Fisheries Management Policy on Stripers
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Potential new Delta Fisheries Management Policy on Stripers

So Game is now politically correct?
Tom
by WRB
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anglers Rescued After Boat Plows Into Coastal Cave
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Anglers Rescued After Boat Plows Into Coastal Cave

Scary situation knowing boats are operating on auto pilot without anyone on watch at the helm. SoCal's coastal waters have a lot of boat traffic that require alert operators when under way. I remember a accident where the boat was on auto pilot GPS set at the Newport jetty, the hit the rocks at 30 m...
by WRB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why do people get so mad about sharing "secret fishing spots"?
Replies: 8
Views: 1345

Re: Why do people get so mad about sharing "secret fishing spots"?

Back in the 70's to the 90's before everyone had good sonar and GPS secret spots were guarded by those in the know. It's the loose lips sinks ships scenario. We studied overhead photos of lakes under construction, topo maps and observation at low pool levels, sometime creating isolated structure bef...
by WRB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away

No. B.A.S.S. has held random opens and 1 secret location Classic at Mead. Western pro's had to move east to compete in B.A.S.S. events until FLW started up. B.A.S.S. claims western communities and anglers don't support their events and they are right! Tom How were they able to have 150+ boat tourna...
by WRB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away

No. B.A.S.S. has held random opens and 1 secret location Classic at Mead. Western pro's had to move east to compete in B.A.S.S. events until FLW started up.
B.A.S.S. claims western communities and anglers don't support their events and they are right!
Tom
by WRB
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen aw

Scott ran well organized tournaments in SoCal when 100+ boats competed on our small over crowded lakes and has the know how and skill to do this. Without off limits and not everyone agreeing on exactly what the rules are only invites stretching the rules and a downward spiral. Trailering a rig from...
by WRB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen aw

Scott ran well organized tournaments in SoCal when 100+ boats competed on our small over crowded lakes and has the know how and skill to do this. Without off limits and not everyone agreeing on exactly what the rules are only invites stretching the rules and a downward spiral. Trailering a rig from ...
by WRB
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Lure ID

My first Fred Hull show was back in 1968 at Santa Monica as I recall. Buck Perry had a booth selling his Spoonplugs and I had heard of his structure fishing techniques so being a curious stopped and had a discussion with Mr. Perry. I was shocked that he believed that fish finders like graphs/flasher...
by WRB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lure ID
Replies: 8
Views: 1420

Re: Lure ID

I have the full set... all 4 sizes. I trolled the rat Ba^%%^s all over Clearlake when I got them in ''74''. Never bit so figured the master of spoon plugging must have been using different colors than mine :lol: and hung them up on the lure trophy wall where they still hang Rip. Should bought Elwoo...
by WRB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1

Newsom veto SB 1 today.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California officials threatened with jail byTrump admin over Shasta (McCLoud river project)
Replies: 19
Views: 1372

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

Moving back to the topic of capturing adult king salmon and transporting them to the McCloud River so the salmon can spawn followed a year later by recapturing young King salmon migrating down into lake Shasta at the confluence of the McCloud River entering the McCloud rive arm seems on it's face fe...
by WRB
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tactical Bassin's Matt Allen Fishing With an Original Tule Dipper... a Piece of Bass Fishing History VIDEO
Replies: 6
Views: 6528

Re: Tactical Bassin's Matt Allen Fishing With an Original Tule Dipper... a Piece of Bass Fishing History VIDEO

I recall fishing a Western Bass event in the early 70's (72?) up north somewhere (Don Pedro?) and Dee Thomas won it. I watch a guy in what looked like a aluminum rental boat using a rod exactly like the jigger pole in the video targeting wind blown debris pockets and had no Idea his was fishing the ...
by WRB
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise

Hey, does the glass of water overflow when the ice melts? Think about it... No, ice expands takes up more volume then water. What does your question have anything to do with this topic? Tom Thanks for your answer Tom. Tired of all these liberal topics. If it wasn't for Delta water issues this site ...
by WRB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise

JoeLanghans wrote:Hey, does the glass of water overflow when the ice melts? Think about it...

No, ice expands takes up more volume then water. What does your question have anything to do with this topic?
Tom
by WRB
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Some California Taps Threaten by Sea Rise

Salt water incursion into the aquifer occurs when the fresh water supply drops lower reducing pressure. The San Juaqine Valley at one time had free flowing rivers from as far south as the Kern, Kings and Merced that created Standing water that seeped down into the aquifers filling them. The rivers w...
by WRB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wacky O-rings slipping off yum dingers
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Wacky O-rings slipping off yum dingers

Yes, smaller O-ring or glue it. Another option is use low temp shrink sleeve about 1/4 wide.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reel
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Reel

Dobyns rods are designed to be reel weight nuetral. Rods with the pivot point centered to the reel seat the reel weight doesn't change balance. Reel size should be selected for the line you plan to use. Braid doesn't have memory issues, mono and FC does. Larger spool diameter help to reduce memory i...
by WRB
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Side with the environment or with Trump
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Side with the environment or with Trump

I trust Newsom less then Trump and don't trust Trump any further then I can thorough him, It's a catch 22.
Tom
by WRB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fall Transition overnight...
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: Fall Transition overnight...

It's all about water temps not air temps. If a lake turns over overnight that immediately affects bass behavior.
Tom
by WRB
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 14lb Bass - Caught on Berkely Big Game Lake Comanche
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: 14lb Bass - Caught on Berkely Big Game Lake Comanche

Big Game mono is all I used in the 80's and 90's and caught my top giant FLMB 17-19 lbs) at Castiac and Casitas using 10 lb and 12 lb green Big Game on jigs. Today everyone believes mono stretchs too much. Mono doesn't stretch any more then FC does under the same pulling force plus has superior knot...
by WRB
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dam Modernization Project Kicks Off
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Dam Modernization Project Kicks Off

Same engineers who design Oroville dam built Pyrmide dam, Feather a River project.
Templon hwy was the grape vine 99 hwy 4 lane road the dam is contructed on top of at Frenchmans Spring.
Tom
by WRB
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass

Non lethal aging methods are lateral line scale, dorsal fin spine counting the rings for each year of growth. Both work but not as accurate as Otolith from dead bass.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass

Male NLMB weight is about right.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: stainless steel or standard nut
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: stainless steel or standard nut

Washers give you more contact surface area and prevent terminal twisting when tighning. I use SST wing nuts with SST flat for 2 reasons, to prevent over torqing and breaking the battery post and ease of removing with pliers in lieu of finding a wrench, always have pliers handy. 9/16 hex nut for 5/16...
by WRB
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Whats the furthest west anyone has caught bass on the delta
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Whats the furthest west anyone has caught bass on the delta

Where do you all define the western Delta boundary, Suisun Bay at Brown's island?
Tom
by WRB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Whats the furthest west anyone has caught bass on the delta
Replies: 8
Views: 1636

Re: Whats the furthest west anyone has caught bass on the delta

There should be a salinity chart where brackish water meets salt water, LMB will not ebpnter water that is too high in salinity levels or salt water. Salinity levels change seasonally depending on fresh water flow. I would think where the Sacramento River enters the Bay zone or Browns island would b...
by WRB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Restore the Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Restore the Delta

The one thing that harms the Delta and agriculture is salt water intrusion. Reduce the fresh water flow pressure and the ocean salt water pushes into the areas water supply. Wells are now down to 150', 50 years ago they were 50', that is how low the underground aquifer is today, ominous situation. T...
by WRB
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Restore the Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Restore the Delta

Before thecFeather River project the San Juaqine Valley was farmed by hundreds if not thousands of small independant family owned farms who got thier water from wells. Dairy farms, vegetable, fruit and nut orchards and cotton. The aquifer was massive and shallow due to centuries of flooding the Basi...
by WRB
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Restore the Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: Restore the Delta

Govenor Pat Brown democrat and supervisor Warren Dorn republican worked together to develop the Feather River project in the 60's , the start of today's Delta issues. This all started in the 1920's. How would you all to loose the Feather River project dams and reserviors to restore the Delta, can't ...
by WRB
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nacimiento help for this weekend - non tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Nacimiento help for this weekend - non tournament

Every California bass lake will be crawling with lake lice on Labor Day weekend.
Launch your boat and go straight across the lake and drop shot the walls as early as possible.
The rest of the day you are on your own,
Good luck.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: After 3 Years, Irvine Lake Repopens for Fishing
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: After 3 Years, Irvine Lake Repopens for Fishing

No boats with limited shore access, how is that reopening?
Tom
by WRB
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Prop sizes

Depends on a lot of factors, altitude you operate your boat, load and weight distribution you normally run with like 2 anglers, livewell full of water (8 lbs per gallon) and gasoline weight (6.5 lbs per gallon, number and size of batteries etc, etc. 5,800 Rpm at WOT is average for today's 2 cycle O...
by WRB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: any more big fish on the river?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: any more big fish on the river?!

Mark, I came up with LXLXG /1200 formula after trying to make IGFA formula LxGxG/800 didn't work well for the DD bass I was catching back in late 60's to early 70's , the actual weighed bass didn't come close to the IGFA formula. Being a engineer by trade I used my log of DD bass and experimented wi...
by WRB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop sizes
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Prop sizes

Depends on a lot of factors, altitude you operate your boat, load and weight distribution you normally run with like 2 anglers, livewell full of water (8 lbs per gallon) and gasoline weight (6.5 lbs per gallon, number and size of batteries etc, etc. 5,800 Rpm at WOT is average for today's 2 cycle OB...
by WRB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: any more big fish on the river?!
Replies: 9
Views: 1380

Re: any more big fish on the river?!

No scale and no measurements, too bad the bass looks like a teener. Nice photo!
Tom
Ps, use pieces of you line if you don't have a tape to measure the fish length and girth; length X length X girth divided by 1200 = weight in lbs within 10%. Length with mouth closed, girth dorsal fin down.

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