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by MichaelB
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: where can I store boat and have access on weekends near Delta near delta?
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: where can I store boat and have access on weekends near Delta near delta?

Thanks. I was hoping to come down fish/hike around trinity for a few days and then come down and fish the delta a couple days and stay at our Oakland house but now that camping is banned most places up there I am on the hunt for a private campground (tent) that will be open and subject to some dumb...
by MichaelB
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Smart gauge system for merc pro xs
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: Smart gauge system for merc pro xs

I have a 2013 Merc 225 Pro XS
Has a Smartcraft gauge like the one in the link.
Does and reads everything you wanted, including reading fault codes

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/boa ... rc-monitor
by MichaelB
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Berryessa Cancellation
Replies: 1
Views: 671

Berryessa Cancellation

FYI:
BBT just pulled the plug on their February 27 tournament at Berryessa
Either due to Napa County or B.O.R.
Fishing is not closed ...... just tournaments.
Hopefully this tournament season does not turn into a disaster like last season

https://www.bestbasstournaments.com/schedule.aspx
by MichaelB
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Sold—2011 Stratos Champion Elite 202 $30,000
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

Re: 2011 Stratos Champion Elite 202 $30,000

I own a 203 and I can fit mine in my standard size garage. Swing away tongue and two wheel dollys on the front 2 wheels of the tandem axle and turn it by hand at an angle...If there’s a will there’s a way!!! What kind of dolly got link? Here is the "Go-Jack" Link ..... these are expensive...
by MichaelB
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger boat PROBLEMS
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Should read: MERCURY MOTOR PROBLEMS

Why trash Ranger? The title should be edited to read MERCURY MOTOR problems....Or...Bass Pro / Mercury Dealer unresponsive (if that is the case). It is NOT the boat manufacturer's fault when the motor bolted on the transom fails. Perhaps break-in procedure was not followed? Maybe it should read: &q...
by MichaelB
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger boat PROBLEMS
Replies: 10
Views: 1602

Re: Ranger boat PROBLEMS

Your problem is with Mercury not Ranger and if was 40 minutes old it is most certainly covered under warranty. Have you returned it to the BassPro where you bought it and told them it's not running ? It is frustrating you have spent a fortune for a new boat, and are having catastrophic problems. Can...
by MichaelB
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Middle River bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Middle River bridge

During the days of the "twin tunnels", they were both going to plow down the middle of Woodward. Would not be a stretch to figure it was built there for future access. Single tunnel scheme, don't know if it follows the same path. Mike, do you know who paid for it? Website says it was fund...
by MichaelB
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Middle River bridge
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Middle River bridge

During the days of the "twin tunnels", they were both going to plow down the middle of Woodward. Would not be a stretch to figure it was built there for future access. Single tunnel scheme, don't know if it follows the same path.
by MichaelB
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Russos
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: Russos

Russos has been ultra-conservative following State & County COVID guidelines. They are the first to "shut-down" and the last to re-open. As a result, most "big events", especially from March to June were cancelled. Other area marinas remained open, when Russos shut down. Othe...
by MichaelB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Russos Closed ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Re: Russos Closed ?

FYI:
Called Russos.
They will be closed, including ramp for two weeks.
by MichaelB
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Russos Closed ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1278

Russos Closed ?

Russos has their ramp blocked and are closed.
Is this for the holiday ?
Or Covid related ?
by MichaelB
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Upgrading Trolling Motor--Fortrex to Ghost (need advice)
Replies: 6
Views: 851

Re: Upgrading Trolling Motor

Fortrex "recessed opening" works on an Ultrex ..... not sure on Ghost
Try asking at BBC:

http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=128
by MichaelB
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat warranty question
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: New boat warranty question

gabuelhaj wrote:Be sure to negotiate the price!

Good luck!


The additional cost of extending the warranty would have been best negotiated as part of the sales price with the Dealer ..... and not on the phone with Mercury as an "add-on"
by MichaelB
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat warranty question
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: New boat warranty question

You should have 3 yrs now ..... I would add warranty to that for as long as I could.
The coverage is costly. Pretty sure you can add 4 years.
by MichaelB
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Helix ultrex new boat question
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Helix ultrex new boat question

Am not a Humminbird expert, but do know the Ultrex I-Pilot Link will "connect" with your HB Graphs and allow multiple other features to be used, including adding waypoints to your screen which the Ultrex will follow. This is in addition the mega down and mega side imaging. The Ultrex US2 (...
by MichaelB
Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Regional Stay at Home Order ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2279

Regional Stay at Home Order ?

Here we go again ! Once there are only 15% of ICU beds available in your "region", the orders take effect. You can work, go to store, go to Dr. Can not be with another household, Order lists about 40 acceptable recreation activities .... and fishing ain't one of them. Don't say you can fis...
by MichaelB
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Current E15 Label Is Ineffective In Protecting Consumers
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: Current E15 Label Is Ineffective In Protecting Consumers

Has anyone seen this E15 Notice on a Northern Calif gas pump ?
by MichaelB
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Ultrex Busted
Replies: 3
Views: 1130

Re: Minn Kota Ultrex Busted

As noted previously, it sounds as if you snapped the control cable in your foot pedal. There are two separate electrical systems in the Ultrex: one powers the prop and the other powers the steering module, which is your power steering. With your boat on the trailer and the Ultrex deployed, does the ...
by MichaelB
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2008 stratos 186 XT
Replies: 7
Views: 2380

Re: 2008 stratos 186 XT

How many hours ?
Weblink has a different price
by MichaelB
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2209

Re: Bass Boat

If you are planning on fishing competitively in tournaments you will require a functioning and aerated livewell. Does not need to be "built-in" ..... there are kits available to convert ice chests into a livewell, but they do not function as well as a built in livewell. It is very much fro...
by MichaelB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Re: Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020

Winners of the previous 16 Northern California Delta Club Classics: 1st Annual 2005 / Delta Bass Club 2nd Annual 2006 / West Valley Bass Masters Tracy 3rd Annual 2007 / Fresno Bass Club 4th Annual 2008 / West Valley Bass Masters Tracy 5th Annual 2009 / Delta Bass Club 6th Annual 2010 / Sacramento Ba...
by MichaelB
Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Do you know the 2015 & 2016 Club Classic winners ?
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Re: Do you know the 2015 & 2016 Club Classic winners ?

We are covered Mark

2015 / Sacramento Bass Wranglers
2016 / Gilroy Bassmasters
by MichaelB
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020

Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020 8 Clubs / 48 Boats participated in this years Club Classic at Russos Marina Although the bite was slow, the Fresno Bass Club captured this seasons title with 53.6 lbs Congratulations to Fresno. http://www.westernbass.com/share...
by MichaelB
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: WTB Older Bass Boat
Replies: 10
Views: 1683

Re: WTB Older Bass Boat

Tacmed wrote:$5000 or less

$5000 budget means the boat is likely 25+ years old.
Need to get real lucky at that price.
by MichaelB
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Rv and Valet Launch
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Clear Lake Rv and Valet Launch

Catmantwo wrote:Why not launch the boat using the RV?
If it is towable with your RV, then it should be launchable.

Agree with Catman.
RedBud Park has a huge ramp and turn around area. Easily maneuver an RV+Boat
Huge parking lot also
by MichaelB
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Please delete post
Replies: 10
Views: 2128

Re: Please delete post

Levi:
This is the second post for this boat you have tried to "delete" when complaints about your sales tactics have been raised. What do you think ..... your'e going to destroy the evidence and start over again ?
by MichaelB
Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Please delete post
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: Loaded Boat with Electronics Make an offer!!!

Great Description Levi !
How about some details on the boat & motor.
by MichaelB
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fiberglass Repair
Replies: 18
Views: 1522

Re: Fiberglass Repair

I had C&C Marine "glass shop" repair a few deep scratches tn 3-color gelcoat into the fiberglass.
Did an excellent job.
Before they did the work, I had a quote from highly regarded "Smooth as Glass" in Riverbank, and the numbers were very close.
by MichaelB
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please

Check out Russell Marine Products website. They have deals/bundles to get electronics and trolling motor together. They also have military discount and payment options. https://www.russellmarineproducts.com/product-p/rmp-h10biabt-1.htm Another plus for Russell Marine: I have bought an Ultrex and a ...
by MichaelB
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Markley cove store photo
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Markley cove store photo

Getting much, much worse:
See the following Cal Fire link ....... scroll up and look at Berryessa

https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/
by MichaelB
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Markley cove store photo
Replies: 6
Views: 2432

Re: Markley cove store photo

Markley Cove Marina

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by MichaelB
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Future of Frank's Track
Replies: 17
Views: 1698

Re: Future of Frank's Track

And if your going to play the blame game then blame all farming and ranching not just almond farmers because it take a lot of water to grow the number 1 cash crop in CA which is marijuana Dairy products number 2 Grapes number 3 Almonds number 4 Cattle an calves number 5 Pistachios number 6 The list...
by MichaelB
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 3766

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

Amazing news that Tournament Bass fishing is too dangerous ..... but somehow their Casino remains open for business.
by MichaelB
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Algae Cleaner ?
Replies: 7
Views: 848

Clear Lake Algae Cleaner ?

Any recommendations to remove the Clear Lake algae from boat hull ?
Fiberglass/gelcoat .....
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New Bass Trail up North?
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: New Bass Trail up North?

No idea ..... but you are right, they have events pending 3 or 4 weekends a month in 2021.
Just what we need, another tournament circuit.

https://wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Inland/ ... osed-North
by MichaelB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BBT teams ML region Aug 8th out of Ladd's
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: BBT teams ML region Aug 8th out of Ladd's

The BBT Delta Wine on June 27th was none of the above. The weigh in was a "drive-by" on the street that circles the park. You load boat and exit the parking lot and turn to the right and get in line for the weigh-in. Word of caution: In the morning, you were lined-up to get thru the kiosk ...
by MichaelB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Ladds
Replies: 8
Views: 2037

Re: Delta Ladds

Although Ladds is in a nice area, nothing is very secure in Stockton ..... there are multiple hotels on March Lane between the freeway and Ladds, doubt you will be close to your boat.
by MichaelB
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26
Replies: 39
Views: 4806

Re: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26

Dave, when your livewells are operating properly that's all fine. But how is recirculating 90+ degree water for the day compare to pumping in oxygen? Some fishermen don't seem to understand that it isn't the water temp alone that is the cause. It's because there is no oxygen in the high temp water....
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minnkota Warranty repair/Delta area
Replies: 5
Views: 525

Re: Minnkota Warranty repair/Delta area

You're in luck. This guy is retired, an Authorized Minn-Kota Repair Station ....... he works out of his house, and is very reasonable.

Sidewinder Marine
2817 Joy Ave, Ceres, CA, 95307
(209) 380-1000
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26
Replies: 39
Views: 4806

Re: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26

Dont need an oxygenator if live wells are working correctly. Ive fished New Jenn in Past and they run a good circuit. They have had drive by live well checks in past . We used to have to drive by with lids open and live wells running or you went to back of line until they were working.I think in su...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake | NewJen Results June 26
Replies: 39
Views: 4806

Re: 25.49 To Win Clear Lake

NewJen Rules:
"All boats must have an aerated live well suitable to sustain a tournament limit in releasable condition"

CLEARLY obvious this did not occur.
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Results 16th Annual Northern California Delta Club Classic / Oct 24, 2020

16th Annual Northern Calif Delta Club Classic - October 24, 2020 Russos Marina, Bethel Island Hosted by the Delta Bass Club This is a Club vs Club format, total weight six teams. $120 per Boat = $720 per Club Delta Bass Club hosts BBQ, provides trophies and all remaining proceeds are paid back to wi...
by MichaelB
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Calculating Bass Weight
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Calculating Bass Weight

I have a reliable and accurate method of determining weight of bass:
Take the anglers report of fishes weight ..... and deduct 40% for true weight !
by MichaelB
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Lodging ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Clear Lake Lodging ?

Just received notice that lodging for "travel & leisure" will be opening in Lake County on June 12.
This came from Hotel/Marina where I have reservations .....
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Tunnel sneak attack
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Delta Tunnel sneak attack

Might also be noted that my good friend Mark Poulson did not "author" the OP, it was copied from a "Restore the Delta" email distribution. ANYONE who fishes the Delta should be grateful beyond words that RTD is out there trying to protect our Delta. Thank you Mark and keep it up....
by MichaelB
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: windy wednesday
Replies: 5
Views: 826

Re: windy wednesday

I think the wednesday nite tournaments are back, don't know about the well liked videos.

windy-wednesday-nighters-t127256.html
by MichaelB
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 13
Views: 2504

Re: New Melones

Would suck to be the co-angler on that boat !
by MichaelB
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Lodging ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Clear Lake Lodging ?

Having had to re-schedule Clear Lake reservations now twice, All hotels & lodging in Lake County for "travel and leisure" are closed. Middle of June opening of lodging may be optimistic. These guys are getting killed right now being closed.

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