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by WRB
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mid size swimbait rods
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Mid size swimbait rods

Define mid size swimbaits? Treble hook, heavy jig hook. What reel and line??
Tom
by WRB
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 2005

Re: New Lake and State Record from Clear Lake

Congratulations on your record Crappie, beautiful fish!
Tom
by WRB
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 2332

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

Dave Campbell Fish Taxidermy does excellent work and very artistic like Robert Munos was.
Contact Dave.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 2332

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

WOW! Congratulations! And Kudos for letting her go. Thanks Pat. I was so scared of hurting her, especially so close to the spawn. Gotta protect the resource! Here’s a pic of me releasing her. Having caught a few giant LMB over the years I understand the drive to release a healthy pre spawn giant. L...
by WRB
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spot!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 2332

Re: Help! Spotted Bass Taxidermist Needed 11.08 lb Spo

IGFA world record Spotted Bass is 10.38 lbs, California is 11.2 not IGFA certified because no biologist to verify species. You need a witness, photos of measurements etc. Special bass like yours will not have a replica mold of a 11 lb Spot. unfortunately Roberts Trophy Fish Mounts is no longer in bu...
by WRB
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Uptons baits
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: Uptons baits

Yes, Josh is still in business but late filling orders.
Last Chance should get their orders next week sometime.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Politics and fishing is like mixing oil in water
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

Re: Politics and fishing is like mixing oil in water

Give Few Years then tell us how you feel about president Harris.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Electrical power dependence
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Electrical power dependence

This is my 1st political post based on electrical power outage. It’s hard to imagine how dependent we are to electrical power until it’s gone. The home runs on electrical power. Your natural gas cooking doesn’t work without power to trip the values to ignite gas using a match, no gas flow. No hot wa...
by WRB
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Video - How to Split Shot for Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Video - How to Split Shot for Bass

Dick Trask is smiling :D I used the slip shot rig the past 40 years: mojo weight, glass bead, Carolina Keeper and Light wire hooks. Owners 5133 size 1/0 is ideal. Use premium mono in lieu of FC to keep line from dragging the bottom. I use 5 lb Maxima UG copolymer. Next reintroduce dart heads. Tom PS...
by WRB
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Save the Tuolumne from Restore the Delta
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Save the Tuolumne from Restore the Delta

I was born and raised in SoCal over 75 years ago. Water has always been an issue in a arid climate zone. We must import the water supply and build reservoirs to store it. We are dependent on water we do not have. Northern and Central California supplies our water in SoCal and has for over 90 years a...
by WRB
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Save the Tuolumne from Restore the Delta
Replies: 16
Views: 834

Re: Save the Tuolumne from Restore the Delta

Off topic but Casitas is independent of the MWD water system. A group of elitist environmentalist run the water supply refusing to devert Ventura River rain run off into the lake, it’s primary water supply source. A good friend was the CFO for the Resnick family business and the Mrs was the snake in...
by WRB
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Update video. Kent Brown and BassPro Manteca, Ca to the rescue
Replies: 43
Views: 4830

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

I will not buy anything from BPS again after they purchased Cabalas killing the headquarter town of Sidney NB.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?

The small brown the op is holding is good bait for big browns.
Tom
by WRB
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?

Murphy used everything legal to catch big bass. Double Anchoring and bait fishing was developed in SD lakes because it works. We developed bass fishing skills catching Northern LMB that are very aggressive compared to FLMB. Hand poured big soft plastic worms also were created to catch FLMB that tend...
by WRB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?

72 lb 5 bass limit! When FLMB were introduced and released into San Diego city lakes Lower Otay was the 1st public lake. Sutherland, El Captain, San Vicente, Hodges followed, Murphy fished all of them. The mid-late 60’s was the time period, the 70’s 1st generation FLMB we’re maturing and by the 80’s...
by WRB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead Fish at Don Pedro
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

Re: Dead Fish at Don Pedro

Rapid pressure change causes expansion of the gas bladder used to acclimate the bass to neutral buoyancy at a specific depth, no valves to release the expanding bladder. Fizzing releases the pressure but injuries the bass leaving a hole heal before the bass can acclimate by replacing gases. The bass...
by WRB
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?
Replies: 9
Views: 1574

Re: Rancho Seco Still Producing Giant Florida Strain Bass?

The term “giant bass” has lost it’s meaning. At one point in time the term “lunker” met a big bass over 7 lbs. we the western bass anglers coined the term giant bass as Florida strain 10+ lb bass started to be come more common. The late Bill Murphy started calling a bass over 12 lbs or a teener a gi...
by WRB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Opti Shad in Action UNDERWATER VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: Opti Shad in Action UNDERWATER VIDEO

This is a promo video?
Tom
by WRB
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is this a good choice for a swimbait rod?
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Is this a good choice for a swimbait rod?

Take Gary up on his $100 off offer :D
Tom
by WRB
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is this a good choice for a swimbait rod?
Replies: 8
Views: 941

Re: Is this a good choice for a swimbait rod?

No such thing as a inexpensive swimbait or swimbait rod, your lucky to get what you paid for. Everyone usually starts out with 1-3 oz swimbaits and progress to 8” 4 oz Hudd etc. My advice with swimbait rod is add the rods recommended weight use together and divide by 2; for nominal weight. The nomin...
by WRB
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Largemouth bass getting bigger
Replies: 5
Views: 1376

Re: Largemouth bass getting bigger

The mythical George Perry bass surfaces again. Perry was a young man in 1932 anyone believe the older man holding a big bass is George Perry?
What revolutionized giant bass populations was Orville Ball who visioned Florida LMB in San Diego city lakes, game changer.
Tom
by WRB
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

I use Gamakatsu round bend standard wire 114 black nickel 5/0 jig hook, it’s a lighter wire hook then the 604, both are the same size and length. If you like to hit the jig to pop it out of the bass mouth the 604 is stronger and takes more abuse. Gamakatsu 111 sproat bend is another jig hook I have ...
by WRB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

Couple things learned visiting bass forums are most bass anglers use line far to big in diameter/lb test then needed and fish primarily shallow bank cover. Western bass anglers have adapted to fishing light line finesse presentations off shore structure in water over 20’ deep because we had to. The ...
by WRB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta in Collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2370

Re: Delta in Collapse

Marijuana is the largest cash crop, almonds are 5.3 billion $$$$h$$$ annually producing 100% of domestic commercial almonds and 80% worlds consumption. Water needed would be rice.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

Pete G wrote:Great post! Very nice to see some info on some of the early bass fishermen in SOCAL. I fished with Larry many times and he was always innovating new ways to present baits.

Off topic, Larry made the 1st “mojo” cylinder weights. I believe Larry moved to Florida and passed away about 2 years ago.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

Hey Tom, I’ve followed your posts for a few years and Im intrigued in your catches and jig fishing technique, thx for the great details. Just wondering what factors contributed to catching those giant bass ex. new jig technique, time on the water, lakes stocked with trout, less fishing pressure? Ho...
by WRB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

Jigs with a 60 or 30 degree hook moves the hook eye forward to the nose putting more lead between the head and hook point to accommodate weed guards . Second the line pull slides the jig head forward without lifting the hook point and trailer. Less open hook gap behind the jig head inside bass lips ...
by WRB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta in Collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2370

Re: Delta in Collapse

I read once the natural water supply in the LA basin was only enough to support a population of 200 K people . How many are living there now and where did the required water come from ? California politicians past and present claim to be such big proponents of the environment when the cameras are r...
by WRB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old school jig presentation

Send a PM with email, I don’t like to post photos. Football jigs like Yamamoto with right hook is a good choice. I don’t like weed guards and use a hitchhiker spring with finesse worm section to cover the hook point. Will include a sketch how to make it. For what it’s worth I use hair jigs with pork...
by WRB
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old school jig presentation
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Old school jig presentation

Anglers today present a jig by making long cast and retrieving along the bottom. Swim jigs come to mind that is popular today, similar but faster retrieve. Dragging a football jig is another popular technique, again similar but almost always the uses the rod to move the jig. These are all horizontal...
by WRB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta in Collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2370

Re: Delta in Collapse

In what lifetime will the supply increase and demand decrease? The population in California has tripled in our lifetime. Keeping fresh water pressure high also means keeping the aquifer high, it’s been drawn down over 100’ from pumping 100 years. Winter rain/snow runoff only last about 4 months, 8 m...
by WRB
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta in Collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2370

Re: Delta in Collapse

Increasing salinity levels is a problem. Hickory Shad can live in both salt and fresh water and may be another choice.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's Drought Condition's
Replies: 9
Views: 904

Re: California's Drought Condition

If you want to understand California drought read the USC paper on MegaDroughts published in New York Times is you can find it. The study uses soil and tree samples dating back to year O BC. Starting approximately year 850 (847) a mega drought began along the California coast with less then 6” annua...
by WRB
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

I understand Amazon has green #11 ?
Thank you for the heads up,
Tom
PS, check and out of stock until March.
by WRB
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

As soon as I figure out how to delete PM’s to clear up the mail box I will be able to respond to request for info or articles.
Tom
PS, need email to sndcatricles
by WRB
Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta in Collapse
Replies: 32
Views: 2370

Re: Delta in Collapse

There isn’t any doubt that the Delta ecosystem is changing and the weakest links are first to be impacted. Smelt are not a major prey source for LMB that rely/more on demasel prey in lieu of pelagic species. If the smelt are gone they should be replaced with Threadfin Shad and Silversides that more ...
by WRB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

For the the new bass anglers that are unfamiliar with pork rind jig trailers there are a few things you should know. 1. Pork trailers are nose hooked about 1/4” back, it’s not threaded onto the hook. 2. To prevent the pork trailer fowling the hook point use a 3/4 section of plastic worm threaded ont...
by WRB
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

It’s good to see pork jig trailers back on the market. This is niche market targeted for jig anglers who know pork works in all water temps because it stays soft with natural movements in cold or warm water. Soft plastics killed the pork trailer market because of the vast colors and shapes available...
by WRB
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

milehi wrote:Tom, arrowheadgary@gmail.com

Sent, let me know if received and what you are looking for.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

milehi wrote:That's steep! Maybe a month ago you mentioned an old piece you>d send out, jig fishing. PMd you at the time but not to savy

Couldn’t locate the email, re send and I will send the article.
Tom
PS, UJ #11’s were $6 for a jar of 3 about 5 years ago.
by WRB
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Re: Pork Frog is back

milehi wrote:Thats great news! Still have a stash but weren't made as well as the older ones, hook holes wear out. BTW, is it possible to get a copy of the old article you were giving out?
sure, what old article?
Tom
by WRB
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pork Frog is back
Replies: 18
Views: 1719

Pork Frog is back

Acme Tackle is introducing the UJ #11 frog and Sr frog for you old timers who still use pork ring jig trailers.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New IGFA Largemouth Record Approved
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: New IGFA Largemouth Record Approved

IGFA record requirements are stringent requiring certified weight, witness, measurements, line sample, lure or bait rig used photo on measurement method, scale certs, examination of the fish by a biologist, valid fishing license and following all the states and lake regulations. The women’s fresh wa...
by WRB
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Bass Boat

That was awhile back when I had my skeeter...2005? I remember stopping at the bouy line metering some marks that turned out to be a school of big bass feeding on Shad. Stopped a got into a good Magabas spoon bite. Good days at Casitas.
Tom
PM sent
by WRB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Bass Boat

Hopefully you will respond regarding if you have a boat or what your goals are for bass fishing. I am at the opposite of the equation and winding down my bass fishing. I can't image bass fishing in my 70's fishing without of a comfortable boat and the knowledge to catching bass regardless of the sea...
by WRB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: Bass Boat

I am very new to bass fishing at age 70. Is it specifically required to have a "bass boat" to compete as an amateur? Can I have a boat with a portable live well?. Welcome to bass fishing. Do you own a boat now that you want to add a livewell to? You can certainly bass fish woithout a live...
by WRB
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kaput
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Kaput

Rip, my final chapters is more then likely fishing Castias occasionally with who ever in tires me. I saved a few jigs just to keep those bass honest. I was borne and raised in SoCal, traveled the world and always returned home. Hate what is going on but it's better then any alternate we can think of...
by WRB
Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kaput
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Kaput

NEXT STOP WILLOUGHBY............................. I believe you are looking for a whistle stop in the Twilight Zone called Willoughby Tom.I always wanted to go myself :lol: I don't think I would discount NorCal. I went to High School and we had a resort on Clear Lake in the early 70's. The county i...
by WRB
Thu Nov 05, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Kaput
Replies: 18
Views: 1688

Re: Kaput

I started this thread thinking what state a conservative could move to from California. I knew Idaho was where most Move to followed by Tennessee and Teaxs. Now after today my search is what country to move to?
Tom
by WRB
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Hard Baits
Topic: Wtb crawdads
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Wtb crawdads

Since quagga mussel issues live crawdads are not availble. Buy or make traps and catch your own.
Tom.

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