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by WRB
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 279

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: 1125

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: 11
Views: 279

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: 1125

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.
by WRB
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "Delta" craw colored chatterbait
Replies: 12
Views: 3533

Re: "Delta" craw colored chatterbait

2017 original post ? May be a little late.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor noise underwater
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Trolling motor noise underwater

The Lowrance Ghost claims to be the quietest of the new 3 TM's using a brushless motor. My guess is the motor is quite and the prop is noisy. Noise is noise it doesn't mater what is generating it but props are easy change to make, motors no. I remember the Ninja props back in the day to cut weeds an...
by WRB
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Copolymer Line?
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Copolymer Line?

When I 1st started using larger swimbaits like the original wooden Ken Huddleston Castaic lures I used 20 lb Big Game and 20 lb CXX both around .018D. I soon discovered the reel spool diameter and width must be capable of holding at least 150 yds of line. The memory issues of .018 diameter copolymer...
by WRB
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Her first bass ever caught on camera! Please stop by and leave her a compliment on the video!
Replies: 5
Views: 721

Re: Her first bass ever caught on camera! Please stop by and leave her a compliment on the video!

The few minutes of the video when she realizes a bass is swimming off with her worm and catches the bass was good. The beginning of the video was professionly produced, the shot of the guy picking his nose should be edited.
I am not a fan of self grandiose fishing vedios in general.
Tom
by WRB
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gary Klein walks through his first time using LiveSight Sonar VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Gary Klein walks through his first time using LiveSight Sonar VIDEO

We tend to use the word game changer for anything new in fishing, but real time scanning sonar for bass fishing is a game changer. From the 1st paper graphs followed by didital LCD everything displayed on a sonar screen was history scrolling right to left. LiveSight is real time screen display as th...
by WRB
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Walk-Thru Features of the NEW Lowrance Trolling Motor VIDEO
Replies: 12
Views: 5118

Re: Walk-Thru Features of the NEW Lowrance Trolling Motor VIDEO

Garmin wins Best of Show ICast 2019 for their Force trolling motor......?
Tom
by WRB
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Gas tax in ca

You can blame Gov Newsom on the tax, he made the attorney General Xavier Becerra change the wording to intentionally mislead the voters. That was all documented. Newsom is as crooked as he father was. Time to impeach him! It wasn’t Newsom (though I wouldn’t put something like that past him). It was...
by WRB
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Earthquakes and Bass-
Replies: 1
Views: 418

Re: Earthquakes and Bass-

I don't believe you want to be on the water during a major earthquake. The 9th is a earthquake day for SoCal. Feburary 9th 1971 was the Sylmar quake and that wasn't any fun at 6 am if you lived in the area or were at a local lake to bass fish. Thousand of people were evacuated below Van Norman dam b...
by WRB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Gas tax in c

There's no good reason for gas to be so expensive in California. They are simply ripping us off because they can...... It was voted for this year. We had a chance to vote the tax increases down and didn't. So who is ripping us off when the majority voted for the gasoline tax increases? Vote instead...
by WRB
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Gas tax in ca

There's no good reason for gas to be so expensive in California. They are simply ripping us off because they can...... It was voted for this year. We had a chance to vote the tax increases down and didn't. So who is ripping us off when the majority voted for the gasoline tax increases? Vote instead...
by WRB
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

So this has been going on with this person for over ten years now and this just all is coming out now. Talk about slow reporting. I'm sure you'll will get over it. Ok he gone move too the next subject now. Corrected 2014, it's only been 5 years! Mike Jones had a good column in WON this week worth r...
by WRB
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

When I read this thread when it started in 2014,there is a post by the late young Eric Elshere who at one time thought highly Mike Long. Eric clearly knew the truth about Long and lost all respect for the man when made his post. If anything good about this thread it's knowing young Eric figured the ...
by WRB
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: E15 Fuel Discussed by Boating Industry
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: E15 Fuel Discussed by Boating Industry

California remembers MTBE when CARB mandated 2 cycle engines to be classified with Star ratings 1, 2 & 3, bad to good rating. Star 1 was immediately barred for use on most SoCal public lakes. The E10 mandate followed and engines with fuel lines made of eleastomer not compatible started to deteri...
by WRB
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

[url][/url]Prisons are full of people who put tremendous energy into being dishonest and with the same effort could have be successful with an honest living. Why? If you could answer that you would solve a mystery plaguing humanity. I can discuss with experience of the drive to catch a world record ...
by WRB
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

Back in the 80's and 90's the million dollar world record bass reward was offered by a magizine to anyone who caught it. Offer that much money and cheaters come out of the woodwork and both Castaic and Casitas were overwhelmed by anglers seeking the prize. A few bass boats were adding refriguatorate...
by WRB
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Gas tax in ca

California gasoline tax is .47 + .18 fed + 2 1/4% sales tax per gallon or about .65 per gallon at $3 a gallon.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What graph for ultrex
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: What graph for ultrex

Icast 2019 is about to start and Hummingbird is already pre releasing thier latest and greatest units.
Wait until everyone wants to upgrade the past few generation units with the newest units and bargains will be available at a discount prices.
Tom
by WRB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass recor

Cheating has no boundaries. All kinds of accusations and rumors follow giant bass catches usually from jealousy. Mike Long doesn't represent trophy bass fishing or tournament bass fishing, he has been proven to be a cheater. Trew and Duclos were NorCal anglers claiming WR bass catches that proved to...
by WRB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

jiggin4bass wrote:Did all this happen in southern California ?

Yes, San Diego lakes.
Tom
by WRB
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

Book a trip in November and check the water levels. Baccarac has a better big bass population between 8 lbs to 12 lbs today then El Salto. Baccarac Lodge is the place to stay at.
Tom
by WRB
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

This thread started over 5 years ago and the 9 page article only chronicles what Bill Murphy and others in San Deigo trophy bass circles were saying as far back as 2004.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass re

When I saw the video, part of which seemed a little odd, I picked up Sowbelly & reread the chapter on him, no doubt has it in him. Was curious, the author talks about a meeting in'99 with 7 big bass guys, Long was the youngster. Tom, were you there? I corresponded with Monte Burke, sent him a f...
by WRB
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 26571

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

Mike must be extremely stressed and trying desperately to catch giant bass to stay a top trophy as bass angler. He is losing whatever credibility he earned and is giving all the naysayers a plateform to attack giant bass anglers. Sad to see anyone cheat by snagging bass with a weighted treble hook. ...
by WRB
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Will Major League Fishing
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: Will Major League Fishing

Yep!
by WRB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 11 Pounder with a Nail
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Re: 11 Pounder with a Nail

Good to see Izy is producing a few Big bass! Congratulations.
Lots of good memories at Isabella.
Tom
PS, I wrote a In-Fisherman article "Rare Chance for a World Record" '86 PM if interested.
by WRB
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Good starter fishing boat?
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Good starter fishing boat?

Ideally the boat is original owner, garaged with low engine hours under 300. Be prepared to change the electronics, batteries, trolling motor, trailer tires, etc and factor them into your budget. Most glass bass boats mfr's after 1995 are all glass without glassed over wood transum and stringers. Av...
by WRB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My starter battery drains!! Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: My starter battery drains!! Please help!

Thank you all who replied to my post. I now have some ideas about what could be the issue. My boat does have a battery switch. I have to switch it on to use all my electronics. The one thing I noticed when charging is if I leave the switch on the battery does not get a full charge. But when I turn ...
by WRB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My starter battery drains!! Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: My starter battery drains!! Please help!

You would think a on/off battery switch and engine charging amp meter would be included with Legend boat dealer prep package?
Good point.....You need the battery switch to isolate the OB when charging using your onboard charger..
Tom
by WRB
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My starter battery drains!! Please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: My starter battery drains!! Please help!

Check your onboard charging system to see if it's fully charging the cranking battery. Check your OB alternator output. Check for any open switches, locker lights etc. Your OB computer needs 12V to start the engine. If your electronics and livewell pump are drawing enough amps they can draw down a c...
by WRB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Puff ball jigs
Replies: 10
Views: 848

Re: Puff ball jigs

Today living rubber puff ball jigs come under finesse jigs, look at Skinny Bear Pro Signature jigs.
Don Iovino offered a puff ball made by Bill 's Jigs and I believe California Resevrior jigs still makes them.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My first double digit!
Replies: 13
Views: 1857

Re: My first double digit!

Congratulations on your 1st teener.
Tom
by WRB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Whoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: Bass Whoppers

Mark, when fished SoCal my guess is you didn't use 20# FC line during day light unless chucking big swimbaits. Finesse bass started in SoCal lakes by anglers wanting to catch a limit of bass after the FLMB became established. If you fished tournaments and wanted to be competitive with Dick Trask, Za...
by WRB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Whoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: Bass Whoppers

Dan, to answer your question regarding fighting difference between Casitas and Castiac and keeping in the myth theme that big bass are lazy fat trout eating fish. My experience during the 80's $ 90's when both lakes were in their prime I would give Castiac having more aggressive big bass that were e...
by WRB
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Whoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: Bass Whoppers

Sticking to the myth theme FC stretches less then mono is true or false. Both mono (Nylon monofilament and blended Nylon copolymers) have nearly the same yeild strength, point force applied to stretch the line. If we use 33% as a value where FC and mono starts to stretch or 1/3rd the line ultimate s...
by WRB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Whoppers
Replies: 24
Views: 2041

Re: Bass Whoppers

Hi Dan, Good topic and discussion. Bass are bass or are they? Black bass family has more then 1 species and we tend to lump all bass under the Largemouth label,the fact is in California all our are transplants from other regions including Spotted bass (2 strians), Largemouth bass ( 2 strains), and S...
by WRB
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Trolling motor batteries

Make sure your onboard charger is compatible and up to date for charging your new AGM's.
Tom
by WRB
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Scale recommendation?
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: Scale recommendation?

A decade ago I purchased Jennings Ultra Sport 30 didgital scale because of it's accuracy within 0.01% and it could be certified by local Weights & Measures for IGFA catches. Today for recreational use you can buy a luggage scale for less then $10' that is similar, very accurate that works on the...
by WRB
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vintage Shimano casting rod
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Vintage Shimano casting rod

I believe that was the time period Shimano was purchasing G. Loomis rods and the Clarus full cork handle with foregrip was the top of the Shimano line of casting rods, not sure?
Tom
by WRB
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Here's my walleye
Replies: 1
Views: 280

Re: Here's my walleye

Big Walleye, Lake if the Woods?
Tom
by WRB
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Arkie style flippin jig with a owner jungle hook or equal
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Arkie style flippin jig with a owner jungle hook or equal

Mike at Siebert Outdoors makes Arkie jigs with either Owner or Tokar hooks and hand tied skirts to order.
Tom
by WRB
Wed May 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: There were originally no striped bass in California #WBW
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: There were originally no striped bass in California #WBW

There wasn't any Black bass; Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted in California until transplanted from Midwest and Southern states.
Interesting history and always like to look at old photos.
Tom
by WRB
Fri May 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is my fish finder working right?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Is my fish finder working right?

What you see displayed on the screen is history of what is displayed...it's not real time.
Real time is displayed in the 1st 1/4" on the far right side that looks like a flasher display as the screen moves right to left.
Tom
by WRB
Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: World record spotted bass
Replies: 27
Views: 3919

Re: World record spotted bass

Alambama Spotted bass, micropterus punctulatus henshalli or Alabama Spotted has been recognized for decades, I believe introduced in lake Perris 1971. In-Fisherman article claiming Northern and Alabama Spotted bass are 2 different strains however both have the same sceintific name henshalli. Nothern...
by WRB
Fri May 17, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep cycle battery questions
Replies: 5
Views: 492

Re: Deep cycle battery questions

You also want to check the onboard charging system and terminal corrosion. Wet cell batteries can easily be over charged with a defective charger cooking the battery plates and oxides fill the bottom case shorting out a cell. 8V indicates 2 shorted cells. If you can see dry plates they are toast. A ...
by WRB
Fri May 03, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tweener from the Delta and... Guess Who Caught it
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Re: Tweener from the Delta and... Guess Who Caught it

Good to see Dee out on the water, nice bass.
Tom

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