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by MichaelB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?

Whats wrong with asking a guy to go fish and letting them know up front what you need to go? If you like it and you want to, then go and if you don't, then don't. Doesn't seem like any reason to be such a smarta** and then PM the guy to take you? Am I reading this thread wrong, is this a prank or i...
by MichaelB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?

Daniel Rodriguez wrote:Did you wanna go or something??? I hope you say yes because I already got somebody.

Damn !!! I was just getting my tackle together to hit you up
Check your pm and get in touch if you wish.
by MichaelB
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?

So Daniel.......
How many candidates do you have signed up for this exciting day on the Delta ?
by MichaelB
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?
Replies: 17
Views: 1029

Re: Anybody wanna fish this weekend?

So Daniel, you want someone to pay for the launch, split gas, take you to their water, show you how to punch and throw a frog and provide all these services and not complain about anything.
I will predict if you change your approach you would receive better results.
by MichaelB
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Service at C&C Marine Modesto
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: Service at C&C Marine Modesto

I have all of my service done by Greg at C&C Marine, and I feel like I have been done right and treated fairly.
Buy my oil, fuel additives and any other Merc / Ranger supplies there, and have never had a bad experience.
I would not hesitate to recommend C&C for any service.
by MichaelB
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15.5 million fry, fingerlings and mature fish into public waters
Replies: 7
Views: 2052

Re: 15.5 million fry, fingerlings and mature fish into public waters

Great job Oklahoma !
While in California, our politicians would be trying to kill off most of these fish as a "non native, invasive species"
by MichaelB
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Message to Jerry Brown... Don’t give Corporations a Blank Check for Water!
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Message to Jerry Brown... Don’t give Corporations a Blank Check for Water!

And if that isn't bad enough. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-saudi-arabia-alfalfa-20160329-story.html So on top of MWD, the Resnicks, the Wonderful Company, Paramount Farms ..... let's build those Tunnels so we can ship more cheap water South so rich Arabs can buy up cheap land, irrigate it ...
by MichaelB
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Science on The Water Policy
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: California Science on The Water Policy

This is written by the president of the Modesto Irrigation District Board of Directors. How much can we trust what he says? We have the usual cast of sleazy characters doing everything possible to build the Tunnels and divert the Sacramento River to So-Cal. We have ag interests wanting to take more...
by MichaelB
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mildred Island
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Mildred Island

Tuesday, July 24th, my brother and I were out fishing in the are of Mildred Island area. We saw green particles of algae floating in the water. Does anyone know if the water is safe? Does it have any effect on the fish? As posted by WB, here is what the toxic Algae looks like..... does not really l...
by MichaelB
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Non-Ethanol Fuel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Re: Non-Ethanol Fuel ?

Thanks Stratos ..... and that figures.
They are trying to increase the ethanol threshold from 10% to 15% ...... which is just going to create more problems for outboards, even if you run ethanol offsetting additives in your fuel.
by MichaelB
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Non-Ethanol Fuel ?
Replies: 4
Views: 426

Non-Ethanol Fuel ?

Is anyone aware of non-ethanol fuel being available in Modesto / Manteca area ?
Growing weary of replacing fuel system diaphragms in my Mercury Pro XS.
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Depthfinder Mount Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Depthfinder Mount Recommendations

Precision Sonar: Will run you $300
Very custom and well built ..... call the number, the Owner will answer

https://precisionsonar.com/product-phot ... et-ranger/

https://precisionsonar.com/
by MichaelB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I Want To Tournament Fish
Replies: 17
Views: 1188

Re: I Want To Tournament Fish

Daniel:
I sent you a pm this morning on checking out a Club first ......

http://www.deltabassclub.com/
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bassboat question.....
Replies: 16
Views: 2067

Re: bassboat question.....

i was scrolling through bassboatcentral.com and looked at everyones set up. i seen 200 doing 65mph. i seen 226 doing 65mph. the i seen other 150 doing 75mph, and 200 and 225 doing 78....so i am thinking to my self do i really need a 200 or 225?..... Salty: You need to recheck your numbers! There is...
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Informative LA Times Editorial on Delta Tunnels
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Informative LA Times Editorial on Delta Tunnels

This is a good read for those concerned about our Delta

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol- ... tory.html#
by MichaelB
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jell coating on my ranger trailer fenders ?
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Jell coating on my ranger trailer fenders ?

Try this treatment before you spend a fortune on gel coat replacement:

http://protecproducts.com/
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!

Can not seem to get a PM response from Linzy. Do not believe she is using Westernbass as a resource.

As of June 28 there are (7) Teens registered and an unknown number of Boaters.

We are less then two weeks out.
Does anyone know...... what is the status of this event ?
by MichaelB
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Pardee, any boat restrictions? first timer!
Replies: 10
Views: 1320

Re: Lake Pardee, any boat restrictions? first timer!

They used to provide a tie on your way out that went thru your bow eye that would allow you to skip an inspection .... boat could not have been in another lake without removing the tie first. There are no 2 stroke / 4 stroke restrictions, no HP restrictions.... it is a 10 minute idle out of the ramp...
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat question
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: New boat question

Sorry guys. The motor is a 2008 pro xs 250. Has all new batteries and ungraded 36volt minn Kota. Hydro jack plate. So a 2008 with 100 hrs is 10+ yrs old ..... thats still a concern at 10 hrs a year average, boat has been sitting idle for long stretches..... get the outboard looked at. Could be a gr...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina
Replies: 0
Views: 136

2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina

http://www.westernbass.com/shared/images/Lowrance.jpg Greetings Northern California Bass Clubs: Please accept our invitation to participate in the Northern California Club Classic hosted by the Delta Bass Club. The event will be launched from Russos Marina at Bethel Island on the California Delta o...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina
Replies: 1
Views: 253

2018 Club Classic October 27 at Russos Marina

Greetings Northern California Bass Clubs: Please accept our invitation to participate in the Northern California Club Classic hosted by the Delta Bass Club. The event will be launched from Russos Marina at Bethel Island on the California Delta on Saturday October 27, 2018 Complete rules, regulations...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New boat question
Replies: 15
Views: 1916

Re: New boat question

You have a 20+ year old Merc 225 with 100 hrs ? (assuming it is a '98 also ) Any service records ? How long has this boat been sitting around ? Condition of fuel,oil, fuel lines, filters, lower unit oil+impeller, etc....... This is going to become a very lousy trade if you have to re-power the Nitro...
by MichaelB
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Today Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, and eight other environmental groups sent a letter
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: Today Friends of the River, Restore the Delta, and eight other environmental groups sent a letter

Attorney General Becerra was appointed to his position by Governor Brown ...... figure the odds of this letter having any bearing on stopping the Tunnels.
by MichaelB
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn kota repair?
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Minn kota repair?

I believe it may be Sidewinder Marine in Ceres. Confirmed.... he works out of his "garage" at a residence and does excellent work. I believe he used to own a boat shop..... but now just services Minn-Kota. He is a certified MK repair station Sidewinder Marine 2817 Joy Ave, Ceres, CA 95307...
by MichaelB
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy

Matthew Hardin wrote:MichaelB, thanks for the link! I hadn't seen these guys yet, I will be there at their next meeting!


Our next meeting is Thursday June 28 at Dads Cafe in Brentwood ..... so not too far from Concord.
Review the membership details at following link:
http://www.deltabassclub.com/membership.html
by MichaelB
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Cal Delta Fishing - Looking for a fishing buddy

Matthew Hardin wrote:Thanks, you're probably right i may be overthinking it. It looks like the clubs are full right now so I'll just keep plugging away in the meantime.


http://www.deltabassclub.com/
by MichaelB
Thu May 31, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!

The Rules and Scoring as follows: One Teen per Boat with a 5 fish limit. The Pro Boater will be allowed to contribute 2 kicker fish to help obtain the 5 fish weight limit. Back to the original question: Is there going to be one Teen or two Teens per boat ? This post contradicts the original posts a...
by MichaelB
Tue May 29, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Violator arrested for fraud in a fishing tournament.
Replies: 5
Views: 4134

Re: Violator arrested for fraud in a fishing tournament.

Who ever cant tell that tail don't belong to that fish should not be a tournament judge !!
by MichaelB
Fri May 25, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: PROTEEN July 15, 2018 Registration is NOW Open!!!

What is the scoring format going to be ?
2 teens + boater = team weight ?
2 teens = team.... and boater just the guide ?
Still 5 fish ?

I'm already registered, just curious how it will work.
by MichaelB
Tue May 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Senator Feinstein Opposes Crippling Tunnels Rider

There is some hope the devastating House Appropriations "rider" will not make it out of Committee. Senior California Senator Diane Feinstein opposes the "rider" ...... which must be shot down for any hope at Stopping the Tunnels. The following LA Times link is an excellent read o...
by MichaelB
Sat May 19, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: GOP seeks to ban lawsuits on delta twin tunnels

Republicans, Democrats, Utilities, Big Money Agriculture Interests ...... money knows no boundaries. If this rider makes it out of committee and into law the fight to stop the Tunnels is over. Enjoy the Delta while you can ..... You can not contact Congressman Calvert by email unless you live in his...
by MichaelB
Thu May 17, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

I just left message with Kalverts office and they said he would call me back; lets see if that happens! I told him that I did not support his rider to not allow lawsuits against the project or sponsors and will go to all lengths to cost him a many votes as possible in next election if he does not p...
by MichaelB
Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

This absolutely figures. The author of the appropriations bill "rider", Congressman Ken Calvert, is being funded by numerous entities who will benefit from the construction of the Tunnels. From "Restore the Delta": OUR PRESS RELEASE: Today, Restore the Delta noted that the author...
by MichaelB
Wed May 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

Re: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

I called all three numbers and the results were as follows. I was not allowed to leave a voicemail for Senator Feinstein and after two minutes was disconnected. I was able to leave a voicemail with Senator Harris and I actually got a live person answer Congressman Calvert's phone. Can someone pleas...
by MichaelB
Tue May 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 1117

House Bill Rider Will Doom Delta

If this "rider", tagged onto an unrelated House Appropriations bill makes it out of committee, and makes it into law, it will eliminate any court action to fight the Delta Tunnels. It never ends, more sleazy efforts to circumvent any attempts to fight the Delta Tunnels. The more of this cr...
by MichaelB
Mon May 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5 Rescued at Lake Oroville from Boat Crash; at least 1 dead
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: 5 Rescued at Lake Oroville from Boat Crash; at least 1 dead

Six people in a ski boat, driver drunk and not paying attention. Very tragic result, but you can't operate a boat in this fashion.

http://www.redbluffdailynews.com/articl ... /180519917
by MichaelB
Sun May 13, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Re: flouro recommendations (I usually use P-line)

I'm not sure on a spinning reel if you are going to be totally happy with any floro .... especially if it has been spooled up for a while and developed some memory. I used to use P-Line 100% Floro on all my reels, spinning or casting but now I use Sunline Sniper, I use 660 yard spools to try to elim...
by MichaelB
Thu May 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 - Both Units Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 - Both Units Sold

Both are now Sold Lowrance HDS 5 Gen2 (pair) Non-Touch / Both with Lake Insight Includes (2) Covers + (1) Gimbal Mount + (2) Knobs + Manuals No Transducers or Cables Original Equipment on 2013 Ranger Both Work Fine, no scratches on either screen and both in excellent condition $425 for Both / TYD /...
by MichaelB
Wed May 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro places to stay
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Don Pedro places to stay

bassmonkey wrote:There are a few places on VRBO that are close to the lake and look boat friendly. Search La Grange VRBO.

What is VRBO ?
The population of LaGrange is about 75 ..... and that includes the 25 who are at the Bar on a weekend
by MichaelB
Wed May 09, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro places to stay
Replies: 15
Views: 876

Re: Don Pedro places to stay

There is nothing close to Pedro:
Oakdale / Sonora / Coulterville are the closest.... and they are not that close
Don't think there is anything in Waterford
If you are just fishing for a day ..... drive from San Jose
by MichaelB
Sun May 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 15358

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

Although I have only launched out of B&W a few times, I can tell you that they are not the only Delta marina that has had high dollar bass boat thefts.... they just did not make it to Westernbass with the end result of a torched boat making the thread. Parked boats in covered slips have been tow...
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What Governor is for fishing and wildlife?
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: What Governor is for fishing and wildlife?

How about which Governor supports the Tunnels ? Then you have your answer
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward

monte300 wrote:About a year ago I made a modest donation to some lobbiest group that fights the tunnels movement, but I can't remember who it was?

This organization is fighting for the Delta ...... they could use our support.

http://www.restorethedelta.org/
by MichaelB
Thu May 03, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: South Bay Water Bills Could Increase as Delta Tunnels Project Moves Forward

The Santa Clara Valley Water District vote postponed until next week. Just a few days ago, the Calif Water Resources Board stated the SCVWD vote has nothing to do with potential funding of the new Pacheco dam by the State..... now this comes out in yesterdays meeting in Santa Clara: "The board ...
by MichaelB
Tue May 01, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Did Governor Brown promise the Bay Area a new reservoir in exchange for Delta tunnels support
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: Did Governor Brown promise the Bay Area a new reservoir in exchange for Delta tunnels suppor

Figures ...... just one more sleazy deal, in what has been a history of lies, deceit and back room deals from our Governor. Enjoy the Delta while you can.
by MichaelB
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Wacky Rig Hooks ?
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Delta Wacky Rig Hooks ?

Fishing Wacky rigged Senkos around tules, I like some type of weed guard, have been using Gama Wicked Wacky 3/0 and 4/0. What is your preference ?

I am growing weary of not getting a good hook-set with these and other "smallish" wacky rig hooks.

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by MichaelB
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Line spooling ???
Replies: 6
Views: 728

Re: Line spooling ???

Don't buy your line in 200 yard spools. Buy your line in 600 to 1000 yard spools then you are only taking a hit on the very last time you use the spool. You can also use 20-30 yards of backing on your reels, then you save that much line every time you replace line on that reel.
by MichaelB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boat Operator Card
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: California Boat Operator Card

Did not mean to suggest that all jet skis and wakeboard boats are a PIA ..... but I am old and grumpy.
As far as I am concerned, there are two types of boats:
Those boats that are fishing, and those boats that are aggravating those who are trying to fish !!!
:wink:
by MichaelB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Boat Operator Card
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: California Boat Operator Card

Before you throw the State under the bus, the course is very informative. All the materials are provided at no charge, including the test information which you complete yourself and mail in to be scored. The course handbook is sent to you free, and/or the same handbook is also online. Beware of all ...

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