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by Bassfishman
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River

So if you are in Little Franks and you want to motor west to the Sam Joaquin you wont be able to. You have to motor north in Fisherman's Cut to the San Joaquin and then head back south. It is certaily going to affect the tidal flow in and out of Franks. I agree with another post that the goop in Fra...
by Bassfishman
Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River
Replies: 17
Views: 1976

Re: Delta's emergency drought barrier on the West False River

Anyone got the location of this on a Map?
by Bassfishman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 36v LifePo4 100Ah battery
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: 36v LifePo4 100Ah battery

FLYPOWER 36v 100Ah LifePo4 Battery 3000-7000 Deep Cycles with BMS Lithium Iron for RV Campers Solar Marine Energy Reserve Power Supply Emergency Lighting Run in Series or Parallel, black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LVJJFB6...0N2ZJRY7KM6NDR That looks like a great battery especially with the 5 year...
by Bassfishman
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 36v LifePo4 100Ah battery
Replies: 6
Views: 832

Re: 36v LifePo4 100Ah battery

Would you actually be using a single battery that is 36V x 100Ah or would you be using 3 batteries at 12V x 100Ah each? If you go with a single 36V battery you will need a charger that puts out 36V to charge it. Your onboard charger wont do that. Just curious, what company offers the 36V x 100Ah bat...
by Bassfishman
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor power
Replies: 9
Views: 812

Re: Trolling motor power

When you turn the prop by hand does it make any grinding sound our scraping sound? If so I would wonder if one of the magnets got broken. This happened to me. My motor would actually work but it sounded like a freight train it was grinding and scraping so badly. I ended up buying a new one and plan ...
by Bassfishman
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: First time to Delta end April
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Re: First time to Delta end April

Start watching Steve Cooper "In Deep On Tthe Delta" on Youtube. He posts a weekly report full of info and tips.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9eosz ... ZYNGTAAGPA
by Bassfishman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger 488vs help
Replies: 9
Views: 776

Re: Ranger 488vs help

I thought the empty position opens the connection to the outside and the livewells will fill to the same level as the water outside the boat. I agree with this - in the EMPTY position the valves are open so water can back fill into the livewells. If you dont want any (or very much water) to come in...
by Bassfishman
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Insurance Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1933

Re: Boat Insurance Question

My boat insurance is through Safeco on my 2006 Ranger 519SV/200HP. I had a problem on the water in the Delta and had to be towed in. The bill was approx $500. I figured I would have eat that. But I was talking to my agent and she said "submit a claim" and it was covered - the entire bill. ...
by Bassfishman
Fri May 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Starting battery
Replies: 10
Views: 1210

Re: Starting battery

Go big. Walmart EverStart Maxx Marine Battery 29DC. Excellent cranking power and deep cycle. 1 year warranty. I get 4 years easy out of these on my boat with a 200HP and 2 graphs. $100 out the door. If you dont have the room for the 29DC then get the 27DC. Its the best value for the price.
by Bassfishman
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Battery Monitor For Trolling Battery
Replies: 1
Views: 505

Re: Battery Monitor For Trolling Battery

Maybe this article will help. Personally, I don’t use one though.
https://www.discountmarinebatteries.com ... y-monitor/
by Bassfishman
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trailer bunks repair needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Trailer bunks repair needed

Just wondering - should you use stainless steel staples?? If you use 3M spray glue that's waterproof, the staples only need to hold until the glue sets. I used Arrow T50 staples, and they worked just fine. I used pressure treated lumber both times, for two different boats, and they are still going ...
by Bassfishman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trailer bunks repair needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1380

Re: Trailer bunks repair needed

Just wondering - should you use stainless steel staples??
by Bassfishman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: MLF Announces 2020 Sched... What do you think?
Replies: 10
Views: 2844

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

Happy DINK Fishing to the Major League Dink Fishermen.
by Bassfishman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's your favorite thing about the Delta?
Replies: 22
Views: 2903

Re: What's your favorite thing about the Delta?

The seals - they are so F***'n cute.
by Bassfishman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mahi Mahi Catch Breaks Record Set in 1984
Replies: 1
Views: 1151

Re: Mahi Mahi Catch Breaks Record Set in 1984

Its a beast !!!
by Bassfishman
Wed May 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: There were originally no striped bass in California #WBW
Replies: 9
Views: 2949

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

Cool history for sure. I think the BASS, FLW, MLF, etc should adopt new dress codes though and copy these gents in the photo.
by Bassfishman
Fri May 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lithium Battery in 36V system
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Lithium Battery in 36V system

Whether its $1100 or $2000 for Lithium batteries, either way, you can buy a lot of Lead Acid batteries for that. Yes the Lithium batteries are lighter and its cool technology, but does it really matter in your boat? Ok you get on plane a half of a second faster ... big deal. BTW, I worked on develop...
by Bassfishman
Mon May 20, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lithium Battery in 36V system
Replies: 7
Views: 2473

Re: Lithium Battery in 36V system

Not sure which Minn Kota battery charger you have but on their website the MK Precision charger says the following: Battery Type Selection: Each charging bank can be selected to your specific battery type (AGM, gel or flooded lead acid) to guarantee a safe, protected charge. So it doesnt say its com...
by Bassfishman
Wed May 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: David Russo Prop Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

David Russo Prop Repair

Just a good plug for David Russo and his prop repair shop. Took my stainless steel prop in for a tune-up and minor repair to remove some small dents and dings. He did a great job with very quick turnaround. Edges of the prop were nice and smooth afterwards. Was out this past week and the prop perfor...
by Bassfishman
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Beavers
Replies: 7
Views: 1436

Re: Delta Beavers

I see them all the time at the Delta too, but I dont think they are beavers or otters. They are called Nutria. They are pretty destructive to the levees because they burrow. Not sure they eat LM or striped bass though. Between them and the GD seals in the Delta the entire Delta system is at risk fro...
by Bassfishman
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 7312

Re: Another Delta sea lion

Need to show this to our elected officials who claim the stripers are eating up all the salmons and other native species. :( :( :( Does anyone really think that Gov. Nuisance would care about a Bass losing its *** with a hook in its mouth? Im sure he thinks fishing is cruel and unusual punishment t...
by Bassfishman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

What he said. The knot should never be in the spool. I use a double uni for the connection and a San Diego Jamb knot for my hook. Same set up I use for tuna only you need to upgrade everything and dump the spinning equipment. :wink: ..but everything else is the same. For long range fishing using co...
by Bassfishman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Re: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

DanIsaac wrote:Yep, six-seven foot max will do the trick. I use an RP knot and never an issue.


The RP Knot and the Albright Knot seem to be the same knot. Did Frank put his name on an existing knot? :shock:
by Bassfishman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sea lions flipping around giant bass in ca delta.
Replies: 7
Views: 2521

Re: Sea lions flipping around giant bass in ca delta.

I was out today. Launched from Orwood and went further south (BTW water was fairly clear, but fish had lockjaw). Saw 2 seals. I was shocked they were that far into the Delta system.
by Bassfishman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 4799

Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

Ok this subject has been around for ever, but this is different. I tie a really good Albright knot - smooth uniform 6 wrap barrel when it’s all sinched up and tag lines cut very close. The knot goes through the eyes perfectly. The problem is on a spinning reel the knot catches the line as the line c...
by Bassfishman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sea lions flipping around giant bass in ca delta.
Replies: 7
Views: 2521

Re: Sea lions flipping around giant bass in ca delta.

Is duck season still open?
by Bassfishman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Fishing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Delta Fishing?

What going on in the Delta these days? I don’t see a lot of reports.
by Bassfishman
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ish Punchin' Veg VIDEO
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Ish Punchin' Veg VIDEO

Good video showing Ish catching fish. Was hoping for a little more info on technique and gear. It looks like he was punching right at the edge of the slop - it was hard to tell if he was back in there or not.
by Bassfishman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB 6'6" Casting Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: WTB 6'6" Casting Rod

Brian L wrote:I have a GL3 6’8” med/heavy 10-17lb line 1/4-3/4oz text or call if your still looking 530-524-7525


What model number?
by Bassfishman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB 6'6" Casting Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 704

Re: WTB 6'6" Casting Rod

Josh Hanna wrote:I have a GL2 for sale. Give me a call 925-963-1767


What model number?
by Bassfishman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 5909

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Walmart Marine Batteries. The 29DC batteries are $95. I just replaced one that was 5 years old. They work and they last if you take care of them.
by Bassfishman
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: WTB 6'6" Casting Rod
Replies: 4
Views: 704

WTB 6'6" Casting Rod

Looking for a 6'6" MH 12-17 lb line weight 1/4-3/4 lure weight for worm and jig fishing.
Dobyns
Loomis
???
by Bassfishman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cranking Battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 2619

Re: Cranking Battery?

I run the wal mart battery’s group 29 for both my cranking and TM battery’s they last 3/4 years and their 80 bucks and never left me stranded and hold a charge all day Agree 1000%. For this price you cant go wrong and Walmart backs the warranty. I've actually taken one battery back that failed befo...
by Bassfishman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat Carpet
Replies: 17
Views: 3760

Re: Bass Boat Carpet

The carpet iin my Ranger is still ok, but its getting older and in a year or two will need to be replaced. I'm going to consider this product over carpet. Just another idea. I have no idea the price comparison with carpet either - it may be way more expensive.
http://www.seadek.com/default.aspx
by Bassfishman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Batteries for sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: 4 bank 15 amp charger and batteries for sale.

The batteries are from Lithium Pro's. The setup I bought consist of 2 36v trolling motor batteries and 1 12v starting motor battery with 110 amp hour capacity. The weight savings was 200 lbs which included the weight of the charger. I installed it myself. It only requires 1 15 amp bank to charge th...
by Bassfishman
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Batteries for sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: 4 bank 15 amp charger and batteries for sale.

Congrats on the Lithium conversion. Just out of curiosity, how much did it cost do make the conversion? Who is the manufacturer of the batteries and the charger (website?). Did you do it yourself?
Thanks for the info.
by Bassfishman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two More Lakes Have Confirmed Largemouth Bass Virus
Replies: 1
Views: 2707

Re: Two More Lakes Have Confirmed Largemouth Bass Virus

Seems like if you caught a fish with visible signs of the virus you would remove the fish from the lake and dispose of it, not release it back into the lake.
by Bassfishman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12V Batteries Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

Re: 12V Batteries Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?

Combining multiple batteries that are different sizes in series is a very bad idea. Could even be dangerous. The problem will be when you are using the batteries on your trolling motor. The smaller battery will completely discharge before the bigger battery does and could go into reverse voltage. Th...
by Bassfishman
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fall Fishing on Lake CDA
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Fall Fishing on Lake CDA

In 1970, the summer I turned 16, I spent a month in CDA with my grandfather. He retired there and lived on the lake not too far from the sawmill (wish I had that house). We fished for his favorite fish - he called them Bluebacks. I think they are a kokanee salmon species. We caught them trolling lit...
by Bassfishman
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Who uses Lithium Pro batteries?
Replies: 17
Views: 9589

Re: Who uses Lithium Pro batteries?

I run a RELION 100amp for cranking with no issues. I made a custom 36v 60amp for my trolling bank that is performing really well. On my 2nd year with no issues. The real beauty of these is they charge really fast. I don't use a onboard charger anymore. I have separate 36 volt lithium charger and a ...
by Bassfishman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ulrtex problem - need advise
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Re: Ulrtex problem - need advise

My Fortrex did the same thing. Ran fine all day long and quit working at the end of the day. Figured for sure it was low charge on the battery. Next time out with full batteries it wouldnt run. After a lot of troubleshooting on the battery connections and the Control Board I loosened one of the scre...
by Bassfishman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rebuild Minn Kota Fortrex Motor?
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Rebuild Minn Kota Fortrex Motor?

Has anyone rebuilt a Minn Kota Fortrex 101# 36V motor. Mine filled with water. Plan on replacing the seals, brushes and bearings.

Does anyone have any tips or hints to make it go easier? Any video links?
Thanks!!
by Bassfishman
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Targeting sea lions is a shrewd and responsible step for saving salmon runs
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Targeting sea lions is a shrewd and responsible step for saving salmon runs

Imagine how these people would react at killing poor little innocent seals ...

by Bassfishman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Breaking down the Delta..
Replies: 16
Views: 3133

Re: Breaking down the Delta..

Great tip. Thanks.
Are you doing that with the Navionics App or online or using Navionics on your depth finder?
by Bassfishman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Woman sues Bass Pro Shops ... unable to enjoy life
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Re: Woman sues Bass Pro Shops ... unable to enjoy life

I thought it was going to say that her husband goes fishing all the time and that's why her life is miserable.
by Bassfishman
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jell coating on my ranger trailer fenders ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: Jell coating on my ranger trailer fenders ?

They aren't in the Bay Area, but it's worth the drive to take it to Bragg's Marine in Anderson. 530-244-2545 I agree with Bragg's. The cleaned up some nicks in my Ranger boat and did a perfect job. They will do the same on a trailer. They are a certified Ranger repair shop. They have all the colors...
by Bassfishman
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Free Seminar Tonight at Fishermans Warehouse
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Re: Free Seminar Tonight at Fishermans Warehouse

Is it going to be video recorded and posted somewhere??
by Bassfishman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Opinions on delta tides...
Replies: 8
Views: 2212

Re: Opinions on delta tides...

Ive always had more confidence fishing the high tide. I really like an early morning high tide best. I have the least confidence with a mid day low tide.
by Bassfishman
Sat May 26, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fiberglass repair
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Fiberglass repair

Braggs Marine - DEFINATELY !!! They did great work on my boat fixing some dings. The color match was perfect on my Ranger.
by Bassfishman
Sat May 26, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Can solar panels charge marine batteries?
Replies: 9
Views: 10605

Re: Can solar panels charge marine batteries?

You would need a pretty large area solar array to charge your batteries after a full day of fishing in order to get the current (amps) you need. You would also need a 12V solar panel for each battery or an electronic system to switch the current between batteries. Ive thought about using a solar arr...

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