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by WRB
Mon Oct 18, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2420

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

Bass Cat Pantera Classic 19’6”, is ideal tournament boat and handles lake Mead.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why did you join Westernbass.com?
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Why did you join Westernbass.com?

Originally the WB had good SoCal participation, then went through the PM me stage followed by tight lips. Today it’s from boredom.
Tom
by WRB
Mon Oct 04, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2420

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

Trade offs, 19’ is easier to maneuver using the TM and long enough for good tackle storage, rides good in every in California bass lake. 21’ with a jack plate isn’t easy to maneuver with the TM and alloys dual console with lots of storage. Lake Mead the ‘21 is a good choice. Dual axis trailer in als...
by WRB
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New All-Time Drought Record
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: New All-Time Drought Record

847- 1100 & 1200-1300 AD pacific coast averaged less then 6” annual rain fall.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Clear lake guides

Thanks for all the recommendations, will pass on a few names that I recognize and trust.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Re: Clear lake guides

The guide isn’t for don’t need one, it’s for a friend from the mid west.
We had a few members who are Clear lake guides, just can’t remember who is still in business there?
Tom
by WRB
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1365

Clear lake guides

Any suggestions currently?
Tom
by WRB
Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a particular jig
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: Looking for a particular jig

If the jig in question used a common mold it can be duplicated by several custom jig makers.
Custom mold, then it’s more difficult.
Tom
PS, Lot folks lost the lives in Paradise fire, most lost their homes and everything else they had.
by WRB
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Aaron Martens Update Sept 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Re: Aaron Martens Update Sept 2021

The Right to Try law allows cancer patients to try trail treatments without waiting for approval to get into trails. The clock is running, don’t wait!
Prayers sent.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Prop Help

I don’t see the PM?
Torque can be an issue of too much wetted hull. To add prop lift you need negative rake, to add speed you add prop tip cup. Changing pitch is a new prop. A good prop shop can modify your the prop before buying a new one.
Tom
by WRB
Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Prop Help

Have checked the cavitation plate torque tab?
You don’t want to run 6K rpms very long, 5800 is a better target, what engine & hp?
Tom
by WRB
Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Inspiration at it's Finest | Aaron Martens Update VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Inspiration at it's Finest | Aaron Martens Update VIDEO

Loosing my son to cancer last year makes you appreciate seeing Aaron continuing fight and get back into the sport he loves. Prayers help!
Tom
by WRB
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Record-Setting Smallmouth Caught in Pre Fish
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Re: Record-Setting Smallmouth Caught in Pre Fish

What is amazing catching a 7.3 lb Smally using SA701 rod, very skilled angler!
Tom
by WRB
Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Worst Management in the USA
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Worst Management in the USA

I am old enough to remember Pat Brown being Governor. During that time period DFG Officials raised from the ranks and we had some excellent leadership. Fishing license money was used to fishery management. Times changed and DFG management became political appointed and funds went into the General Fu...
by WRB
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: California's drought as lake beds turn to d

We stopped Nuclear power plants. France and Germany adapted the GE breaded technology and now over 90% nuclear power, plus desalinated supply water as a bye product. Meanwhile we shut down possible fuel pipe lines to buy from Germany and Middle East to ship product over seas via freighters and train...
by WRB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1576

Re: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust

Suggest you read the USC paper titles “Mega Droughts” If Google hadn’t taken it down. Years 850 AD to 1100 approx 250 years the total annual rain fall for California averaged less the 6” annual rain fall. This was followed by 1200AD to 1300AD with a second mega drought. Since that time period Califo...
by WRB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's the best size jig for deep water bass?
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: What's the best size jig for deep water bass?

"very low coefficient of water drag", are you an engineer in So. CA who also loves bass fishing? I'm impressed... Yep, retired after 50 years as a aerospace engineer. Today’s bass anglers are impressed by how a state of the art lure looks to them, hair jigs are simple and ugly but bass ea...
by WRB
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's the best size jig for deep water bass?
Replies: 10
Views: 946

Re: What's the best size jig for deep water bass?

In SoCal our lakes are mostly sparse cover steep rocky structure, even when near full pool.Now with most lakes drown down the cover is nearly none existent. Deep casting jigs like football heads with standard to medium light hooks without weed guards help hooks sets using smaller diameter .012D or l...
by WRB
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Colors in water confusion
Replies: 68
Views: 3138

Re: Colors in water confusion

Bill Murphy in his book In Pursuit Giant Bass has a chapter on color worth reading, based on his expertise catching big bass and his expertise on the color white as a dental technician. Having read dozen of papers on how fish/ bass see colors none including this are controlled conditions, using anim...
by WRB
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Colors in water confusion
Replies: 68
Views: 3138

Re: Colors in water confusion

Let me know how the bass brain interprets colors.....answer we don’t have a clue.
Tom
by WRB
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix

Not into forum bashing anyone. Call St Croix Corp office number 715/762.3226 in lieu of the 800# for customer service issues.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ned Rig questions
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Ned Rig questions

The Ned jig is very similar to the Dart head jig, swim it off the bottom slowly, it’s not the best on the bottom, unless bed fishing imo.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wadda Jigs
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Wadda Jigs

Cooch’s Wadda Jigs not selling in the classified shocked me, hard to find jigs for the Delta not selling, what’s going on??
Tom
by WRB
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat
Replies: 32
Views: 1926

Re: Need help & feedback on deciding between Stratos and Ranger boat

If the Stratos was a garaged boat for 12 years with low engine hours it’s a good deal.
Tom
by WRB
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento Perch
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Sacramento Perch

There was a isolated Sacramento perch population in Little Lake, a private lake north of Mojave, Ownes Valley. Unique lake, spring or aquifer water supply, very deep center volcanic ecosystem.
Doesn’t help you for NoCal.
Tom
by WRB
Sat May 15, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife
Replies: 7
Views: 882

Re: Newsom's California Comeback Plan for Fish and Wildlife

Trust and Verify. Read the long opening 1st sentence, recreational fisherman and hunters are being played to set aside more and more non use for fishing and hunting more use for environmental zealots.
Fund them DFW remove non native fish like the Black Bass species.
Tom
by WRB
Fri May 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What prop pitch for Lake Tahoe?
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: What prop pitch for Lake Tahoe?

Big Bear is 7,200’ and your carb engine needed smaller jets and 19P prop to run good up there.
Just get a 21P aluminum prop for vacation use at Tahoe and makes a good emergency prop.
Tahoe is a beautiful clear water lake, enjoy your vacation.
Tom
by WRB
Wed May 12, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What prop pitch for Lake Tahoe?
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: What prop pitch for Lake Tahoe?

You will lose about 20% hp, should be OK getting on a plane. Ideally a 21P 3 blade/20P 4 blade for optimal performance. Your engine is fuel injected and computer should adjust OK, carbs need smaller jets. Similar to Big Bear lake, newer OB’s handle higher altitude lot better then the older carb engi...
by WRB
Sun May 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fish or farmers?
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: Fish or farmers?

The water you see from the Sacramento River Valley, Eastside rivers/streams, Delta, San Joaquin Basin and Tulare Basin is surface water. The water you don’t see is the San Joaquin aquifer a massive underground lake. Surface water fills underground water until the supply line overwhelms replenishment...
by WRB
Tue May 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quagga mussel zip lips
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Quagga mussel zip lips

My post was in response to the silence from angles known for decades when asking simple questions. I sold my boat all my tackle and only occasionally back seater, not tournament fishing. Coming off the water and asking a simple question “how did you do” without any response is what’s going today at ...
by WRB
Sat May 01, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quagga mussel zip lips
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Re: Quagga mussel zip lips

:oops: PM sent
Tom
by WRB
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quagga mussel zip lips
Replies: 5
Views: 937

Quagga mussel zip lips

The WB site has always been a PM sent in response to direct inquires, so many secrets, little sharing. Now the quagga mussel lock downs have taken secrecy to new level, no one talks period for fear someone may catch their bass.
No chatting at the ramp, very little eye contact all lips are zipped!
Tom
by WRB
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reaction Bait Fishing
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Re: Reaction Bait Fishing

Rich Tuaber, a local bass pro who won US Open years ago coined the term “reaction bait”.
Tom
by WRB
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How do boat taxes work in CA?
Replies: 30
Views: 2519

Re: How do boat taxes work in CA?

Factor in your current cost of living then multiple by 30% to live a California. Everything that can be taxed higher is and added “fees” for use etc. Fishing license is close to $60,annually, launching fee’s at all lakes, gasoline is currently $4.5 going up weekly. Native Californian and love our cl...
by WRB
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casting small crankbaits
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Casting small crankbaits

Loomis PR845C popping rod originally designed for bone fishing casting floats with/live bait works perfectly for small cranks and is an ideal structure spoon rod. Very flexible tip to smoothly launch light weight crankbaits with 5 power lower half to control big bass. I used Sunline Armillo 11 lb Ny...
by WRB
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Casting small crankbaits
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Casting small crankbai

1st you need to understand how a spinning reel functions. The spinning reel spool is fixed and doesn’t rotate. The line is wrapped around the fixed spool via a bail rotor creating one twist in the line with every rotation unless the line can untwist. Your crank bait prevents the line from untwisting...
by WRB
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Adapt or Die
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Re: Adapt or Die

If you like a challenge fish the US Open at lake Mead!
Adapt or Die is what B.A.S.S. needs to do and recognize there is bass fishing west of the Rocky Mountains.
Tom
B.A.S.S. life member since 1968
by WRB
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lost another old schooler...Joel Anderson...
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Lost another old schooler...Joel Anderson...

The Oldtimers generation of bass anglers borne during WW2 are getting fewer every week. I like to think our generation developed modern bass fishing. The Silver Eagle club members are fast disappearing, they are my generation, my friends and fishing partners. RIP is becoming to common. Talk to the l...
by WRB
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 8 inch hudd advice
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Good choice, 8’ XH IROD was my favorite 8” Hudd rod at any price.
Tom
PS, nice bass
by WRB
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 8 inch hudd advice
Replies: 19
Views: 6161

Re: 8 inch hudd advice

Old thread the OP has found a rod by now!
Tom
by WRB
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Patterning Highland Reservoirs
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Patterning Highland Reservoirs

Fromthemill wrote:Sent you a PM.


PM Sent is the reason I rarely look at this site, as if there are any secrets that can’t be shared.
Tom
by WRB
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE** IT FITS EASILY**
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE

You need to know over all length including trailer and engine down + prop. Phoenix 721 is 20’11” boat with jack plate, engine or trailer. Look up how to calculate triangle.
Remember the19’6” length is door closed.
Tom
by WRB
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Patterning Highland Reservoirs
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Patterning Highland Reservoirs

Lake Shasta is made up from 4 rivers; Sacramento, McCloud, Pitt and Squaw. Each river arm fishes differently plus the main lake body. Shasta also has populations of Largemouth, Smallmouth and Spotted Bass. Shasta is also a power generation and water supply reservoir. No simple simple lake classifica...
by WRB
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

Dick Trask popularized darts along with split shot and FlutterCraft worm for tournament bass fishing. The “neon” coloration for hand poured worms like cinnamon blue neon goes to John Zankoski (Zank) who also won tournaments in 80’-90’ using darts and split shot. Zank doesn't get credit he desires fo...
by WRB
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

Mark, Dan Wurm made a video on giant tubes in the early 90’s and is your best bet regarding the history of who started this technique. I recall Mold Masters made a special giant tube jig with 7/0 hook. Garland made the Tora tube and GSTrout or Western plastics made a 10” rainbow trout tube. I sold m...
by WRB
Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

Grubs? I'm glad you asked. R&R Strokers 4" green weenie or amber/blue (bonus if you have the red flake option) and recommend upside down rigging technique (so it won't spin, trust me - ask Ripa) w gamakatsu bronze offset worm hook (2 I think?). Pinch a Water gremlin bite-on split shot abou...
by WRB
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

Did send the articles referenced but overlooked the grub question. The 80’s style paddle tail hand poured grub is still available from Don Iovino in 3” and 4”. The paddle tail grub became popular during the green weenie era by California Customs and Stroker as I recall. Grubs cover a wide classifica...
by WRB
Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs...)
Replies: 18
Views: 1831

Re: Old Timers Get In Here; Give Me A History Lesson (Darter Jig, Smitty's, Flutter Craft, Haddock's, Doodling, R&B Jigs

Darts 1/8 oz w 1/0 hook 4 1/2” Flutter Craft smoke/s&p blue flake. Today Roboworm 4 1/2 hologram shad. Split shot size 4 round Roboworm re barb size 1 Gamakatsu 4 1/2 to 6” straight or curl finesse worms. Today Slip shot rig; 1/8 -3/16 oz mojo style cylinder weight, 6mm glass faced bead pegged w...
by WRB
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help...Battery dying really fast
Replies: 16
Views: 2630

Re: Help...Battery dying really fast

Your battery was probably tested incorrectly, needs to be voltage under a load. Optima Blue top 34M is a multiple use battery and imo not good for TM use or good cranking battery. 6 years think of replacing all your batteries. Marine deep cycle cranking battery and marine deep cycle trolling motor b...
by WRB
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mid size swimbait rods
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: Mid size swimbait rods

Define mid size swimbaits? Treble hook, heavy jig hook. What reel and line??
Tom

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