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by Ranger519v
Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The perfect Punch Hook? Still searching for one!
Replies: 0
Views: 101

The perfect Punch Hook? Still searching for one!

I do a lot of punching and I've tried nearly every punch hook on the market. IMHO, every single one of them has at least 1 flaw. I'd love to hear a recommendation for the PERFECT punch hook if I've missed something. Note that my must requirements are a heavy straight shank that can be snelled with a...
by Ranger519v
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2021 Bass Fishing Tournament Calendar
Replies: 7
Views: 14653

Re: 2021 Bass Fishing Tournament Calendar

Is the online calendar for 2021 going to get populated with tournaments?
by Ranger519v
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook tournament is still on for October 27th
Replies: 1
Views: 523

Hook tournament is still on for October 27th

I just talked to Steve from the hook and he confirmed that the tournament will go on tomorrow irregardless of the Winds.
by Ranger519v
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nacimiento help for this weekend - non tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Nacimiento help for this weekend - non tournament

I'm an avid power fisherman on the delta but the wife and I will be joining a couple who have a home on Lake Nacimiento (they are not fisherpersons). I know it has white (rather not), spots, and largemouth. I'm sure the lake will be crazy with pleasure boats, but any input on what to throw and in wh...
by Ranger519v
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any experience wrapping or painting Talons?
Replies: 3
Views: 659

Any experience wrapping or painting Talons?

I have a pair of 12' silver talons and I would like to customize them by either painting or wrapping. My concern with a wrap is how much abuse the lower case takes on turns. I have mine set so that while running on plane, they clear the water by a few inches BUT when turning, they do dig in and grab...
by Ranger519v
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Ultrex??
Replies: 19
Views: 4806

Re: Minn Kota Ultrex??

There's a lot to like about the Ultrex but as a mat/punch fisherman, I'd never have one on my boat. I've fished up front on two different boats that had the Ultrex and for me, the noise of the power assisted steering was beyond acceptable. Won't matter for most fisherman and most situations but it s...
by Ranger519v
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lucas oil
Replies: 13
Views: 2910

Re: Lucas oil

I have a '97 225 Mercury EFI that SMOKES LIKE CRAZY even after a tune-up and new reeds by Boatmasters. Been using QuickSilver/Mercury synthetic forever. Can I switch to Lucas and will I have less overall smoke?
by Ranger519v
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How will MLF develop down stream ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: How will MLF develop down stream ?

It would never work in a Mid level tourney. ABA, FPT, New Jen could not get Marshalls to be on every boat to check weights of fish..also to supply the boats with tecnology to track weights of fish between each fisherman.. Never work.. Not going to happen..... Yes, I know it's not exactly the same, ...
by Ranger519v
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How will MLF develop down stream ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: How will MLF develop down stream ?

If MLF's new definition of sports bass fishing is as much or more popular than the old "best 5 to the scales", you can bet that MANY small to mid-size groups will follow. Will it be more popular? I'm sure it will be for a TV viewing audience. For the masses of fishermen, I'm not so sure. W...
by Ranger519v
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Breaking down the Delta..
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: Breaking down the Delta..

Yes, thank you for the video. However, I'd much rather see this feature on my Lowrance than have to be using both my smart phone and graph simultaneously.
by Ranger519v
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Breaking down the Delta..
Replies: 16
Views: 3130

Re: Breaking down the Delta..

I too would like some instructions on how to do this. HDS gen 3
by Ranger519v
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Flippin' Hook - shrink wrap necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 1786

Gamakatsu Heavy Cover Flippin' Hook - shrink wrap necessary?

I've recently returned to the Gammie Heavy Flippin' hook as my punch hook of choice but that darn shrink wrap they put on the shank to cover the weld of the bait keeper fails EVERY TIME. Ends up just lying in the bend of the hook. I was going to try super glue but got to thinking - what is its purpo...
by Ranger519v
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Smoke
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Delta Smoke

Mandeville Island (large island to the east of Franks) was completely on fire yesterday.
by Ranger519v
Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Sanshouo Rig with Bobby Barrack | Punch Hook Sale VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 2993

Re: The Sanshouo Rig with Bobby Barrack | Punch Hook Sale VIDEO

Nice commercial and someone can correct me if I'm wrong but I don't believe this Mustad hook has a completely welded eye? I know it has a vinyl coating around the eye but unless it is fully welded, the vinyl coating will eventually give way and then your braid will be cut by the incomplete weld.
by Ranger519v
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta giants
Replies: 30
Views: 7770

Re: Delta giants

This is nature adapting to change. Some of the changes are natural and some are man-made. The coastal food sources for sea-lions are on a steep decline. They've discovered an easy and abundant food source on in-land Delta waters. Add that there are no predators. While there are still many places for...
by Ranger519v
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Will bass hang on "humps" in the Delta?
Replies: 1
Views: 826

Will bass hang on "humps" in the Delta?

I've always wondered... with so many seals throughout the delta, will bass hang out on humps like they would in a lake? The experts are always saying the bass go deep in the summer and winter but my _guess_ is that they burrow up under shelves and other hideouts away from predators (e.g. seals). The...
by Ranger519v
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels
Replies: 5
Views: 1194

Re: SoCal water agency could vote soon on whether to bankroll Delta tunnels

From the SacB article... "They said the tunneling system would also prevent further harm to the Delta’s declining fish populations. Currently, the pumps at the southern end of the Delta are so powerful, they can reverse the natural river flows and draw the fish toward predators and the pumps. B...
by Ranger519v
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Revo ALX handle and/or knob upgrades?
Replies: 2
Views: 547

Revo ALX handle and/or knob upgrades?

I have a left handed ALX on my punch rod but after fishing all day, I can hardly bring my thumb and index finger together. I know Abu Garcia use to make a larger version of the EVA knob but they don't appear to make it any longer and I can't verifiy if they would fit. Anyone have any detailed inform...
by Ranger519v
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta water rights question
Replies: 8
Views: 1822

Re: Delta water rights question

There are times of the year that I like to fish in and around docks. I've had a few run ins but not many. My understanding is the same as others have already stated - the water itself is open to all. The one thing that frustrates me is all the ropes that owners tie between docs. I've seen some good ...
by Ranger519v
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: WTB: 36V 100lbs+ Minn Kota or Motorguide
Replies: 0
Views: 540

WTB: 36V 100lbs+ Minn Kota or Motorguide

I have a separate post up looking for help fixing my very old MG Beast but now I'm thinking of upgrading (but can't afford a brand new unit). I am looking for a reasonable priced MK Fortrex, MG Tour, or something with cable steer and 100 lbs or more of thrust. I'm in the bay area but willing to driv...
by Ranger519v
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: 109 lb Motorguide Tour Edition 45 inch Shaft. PRICE REDUCED 400$!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1264

Re: 109 lb Motorguide Tour Edition 45 inch Shaft. PRICE REDUCED 400$!!

Still available? I could pick it up this week.
by Ranger519v
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Need control board or triage help for Motorguide 775 36V - AF157
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Need control board or triage help for Motorguide 775 36V - AF157

https://www.centerfashion.top/motorguide-electric-trolling-motor-circuit-board-assembly-af15702-36v-p-5884.html I actually found the above before I put up my post. Problem is I don't think it is a legit website. I've tried numerous times to put this item in my cart but I get errors when trying to c...
by Ranger519v
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Need control board or triage help for Motorguide 775 36V - AF157
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Need control board or triage help for Motorguide 775 36V - AF157

Anyone have an old Motorguide laying around for parts or can help me with triage? I think either the capacitor or the Siemens switch went out on my 775 Beast control board. One of the two just buzzes (can't make out which) and the motor turns with only about 2lbs of thrust. The sticker says the cont...
by Ranger519v
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook Line & Sinker October Tournament Oct 15
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Hook Line & Sinker October Tournament Oct 15

I, like others, am just a bit disappointed in how long it is taking to get results. Not reflective of a top-notch organization to say the least. I'm posting a link to facebook where they've put the results but if you loath facebook as much as I, not a good solution. Are the guys at the hook (Steve?)...
by Ranger519v
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hook Line & Sinker October Tournament Oct 15
Replies: 10
Views: 2593

Re: Hook Line & Sinker October Tournament Oct 15

Results? Make it a goal to have these up within 24 hours!!!
by Ranger519v
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Boat Inspection
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Clearlake Boat Inspection

I've only been fishing the delta but will be returning to ClearLake next week after many years of being absent. Haven't ever had a boat inspection. What do I need to do prior to ensure I pass? Is there a list somewhere of inspection locations around the lake or is Redbud the only one? Thanks in adva...
by Ranger519v
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Problem with talon mounting bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 1309

Re: Problem with talon mounting bracket

Lodi Bass, I had/have the same problem! Mine would not fit together until I literally used a 7lb maw to pound them together. Problem is that I was in a hurry to get my Talons on and could not wait to send them back. I'm going to reach out to who I ordered them from but would love to here what you we...
by Ranger519v
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake this week 6/28
Replies: 5
Views: 2242

Re: Clearlake this week 6/28

Thanks Dave! I'll be spending 3 days on Clearlake middle of next week after not having been there in years! Is the North or South end a better choice? My preferred techniques are frog and flipping docks but I can do most anything from drop shot to crankin'. Looking for big fish versus numbers. Are t...
by Ranger519v
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Your opinion on how to handle fish pegged under the mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Your opinion on how to handle fish pegged under the mat?

I'm an above average punch and frog fishermen but after losing many hawgs that were pinned under the mat, I'm curious about how to best keep them on. I saw on a video once (Informative Fishermen maybe) where they recommended to NOT pin a hooked (punch) bass to the underside of the mat (but to instea...
by Ranger519v
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Can I edit waypoints on computer?
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Can I edit waypoints on computer?

After a day on the water, I would like to enhance my waypoints with additional information. I know how to edit the waypoint directly on my HDS Gen 3, but would I would like to do is to either a) wirelessly connect to the Gen 3 but edit from my ipad or macbook (unlikely) or b) remove the SD card from...
by Ranger519v
Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 03/02/2017 - Updated South Delta River and Slough Closures:
Replies: 11
Views: 2916

Re: 03/02/2017 - Updated South Delta River and Slough Closures:

What's also not clear is what Orange routes have a 4 hour closed window and which have a 2 hour. Sounds like around Mildred is 2-hour but where are the boundary cut-offs on this?
by Ranger519v
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 03/02/2017 - Updated South Delta River and Slough Closures:
Replies: 11
Views: 2916

Re: 03/02/2017 - Updated South Delta River and Slough Closures:

O.k., I'm sure someone is working on it, but we need a new multi-colored map with text overlays to keep all this straight. This is as confusing as hell. For us fishermen, can we fish in pink areas? "3a" talks about 5mph restriction 1 hour before and after high tide. "3b" says no ...
by Ranger519v
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 11lb 4oz Spotted Bass - Catch & Release - Nick Dulleck
Replies: 6
Views: 3780

Re: 11lb 4oz Spotted Bass - Catch & Release - Nick Dulleck

Looks to me like her air bladder needed deflating.
by Ranger519v
Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta: Navionics or Nautic HD or ??? - best contouring?
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Delta: Navionics or Nautic HD or ??? - best contouring?

If this has been covered, can someone point me to the recent post? I currently have Nautic HD card in my Lowrance Gen 3. I believe it shows 3' contours on the delta but I've seen mention that the Navionics (not sure which version) shows 1' contours. My question is what is the best mapping card out t...
by Ranger519v
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chatterbait ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4457

Re: Chatterbait ?

gabuelhaj wrote:Heck, get the wadda jig, cut the weed guard, and do the same. Much cheaper and good vibrating jig....

Why cut off the weed guard? If you fish delta tules, you'll constantly be hanging up on tules. I will not fish a chatterbait on the delta without a weed guard.

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