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by WRB
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wacky O-rings slipping off yum dingers
Replies: 2
Views: 146

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: 294

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: 503

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: 694

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: 669

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: 379

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: 629

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: 629

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: 426

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: 1594

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: 1594

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: 536

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: 536

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: 536

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: 310

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: 459

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: 517

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: 1349

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: 517

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: 1349

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: 3639

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: 920

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: 788

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: 756

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: 468

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: 5211

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: 1642

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: 430

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: 1642

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: 1642

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 357

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 1642

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: 395

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 594

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 27353

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: 1490

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: 2384

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: 1442

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: 729

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: 729

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: 729

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: 868

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

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