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by MichaelB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Russo's is closed
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: Russo's is closed

I just called Orwood, and as of 9:45 am ..... they are still open and will remain open until directed otherwise.
I would give them a call to confirm your plans.
by MichaelB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 29 Plus on the Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: 29 Plus on the Delta

There’s probably some people trying to keep this a secret but dare I ask what launches are even open out in the delta currently? I fished last Tuesday out of Italian slough and the lady said sheriffs came by and said she had to shut the launch down. Same with rivers end. Tiki was closed. Not so sur...
by MichaelB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 29 Plus on the Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 1365

Re: 29 Plus on the Delta

Keep posting pics like this and all ramps on the Delta will be closed soon. This is one of the only fisheries still open to fishing. This coming weekend will be 75+ with no rain ..... for the first time in a month. The Ski/Wake Boats loaded up with 6+ people each will close the Delta ..... not thes...
by MichaelB
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berryessa Closure
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Berryessa Closure

This was posted by Norcal Guides & Sportsmans Association Friday nite on their Facebook: Lake Berryessa is closing tomorrow we are told due to COVID-19 due to the amount of traffic on water and lack of social distancing. Markley Cove Marina & some campgrounds at the lake have advised people ...
by MichaelB
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 47
Views: 3909

Re: New Melones

Tuttletown launch is still open, they just closed Calaveras not the State of Jefferson side :D Interesting: The North "side" of Melones is in Calaveras County. The South "side" in Tuolomne County. Calaveras County has suspended all recreational boating ...... what County is the ...
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: State ban on recreational waterways? Delta Closing Up MORE CLOSURE UPDATES THRU APRIL 2
Replies: 27
Views: 4691

Re: State ban on recreational waterways?

To your point, I don't think they can close the Delta ..... too many ways in and 100s of ramps. They certainly could suspend all recreational boating ..... that would have the desired result. Lazy M and Rivers End are both in Contra Costa County. As are Russos and Orwood. I would expect if they were...
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta still open?
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Delta still open?

Mercifully the showery weather likely limited the number of bassboats on the Delta last weekend ...... All we need is a dry weekend of 70+ and every ski/wake boat is going to be on the Delta as they have no where else to go. Imagine that will be the last straw for the recreational boating when the G...
by MichaelB
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 47
Views: 3909

Re: New Melones

New Melones https://covid19.calaverasgov.us/Portals/COVID19/Documents/Press%20Releases/Public%20Health%20Officer%20Order%203-27-2020.pdf?ver=2020-03-27-160710-863 This Calaveras County Order is brutal. Outdoor gathering of 2 or more persons, other than family members / Banned See Item 5-J (page 3) ...
by MichaelB
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: St Croix Legend Glass Rods
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: St Croix Legend Glass Rods

I have had a Legend Glass 7'-4 MH for a couple of months. I own quite a few other SC Legends and this one is very nicely built. Very nice moderate action for cranks and it casts well. Made in Wisconsin ...... I am still getting use to the diameter of the blank. It is a glass rod and beefy. Depending...
by MichaelB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Changes for C&C Marine
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Changes for C&C Marine

R73: Your attacks on C&C Marine are really unwarranted. There are great people there, and I do business there often. For your information, as an outboard/marine repair shop they are considered by the Governors Orders as an "Essential Business" and are exempt from closure requirements. ...
by MichaelB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: March 28th FPT Berryessa event - CANCELLED
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Re: March 28th FPT Berryessa event - is STILL ON!

FPT Website notes this event is cancelled.

http://www.futureprotour.net/
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2020 Snag Proof Open Delta
Replies: 9
Views: 1303

Re: 2020 Snag Proof Open Delta

mark poulson wrote:Mike Braverman just posted this link, which says all tournament permits have been canceled:
https://www.bestbasstournaments.com/

Mark:
All BBT Events in April have been cancelled (being rescheduled)
Snag Proof is Aug 1 & Aug 2
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Essential Travel during "Shelter in Place"
Replies: 15
Views: 2810

Re: Essential Travel during "Shelter in Place"

Given no one has responded to the OP regarding "being pulled over" with your boat, one would have to assume the OP was an isolated incident. I just called the CHP Sacramento Valley Division and the CHP Golden Gate Division and asked them the same question. The response was there is no offi...
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Essential Travel during "Shelter in Place"
Replies: 15
Views: 2810

Re: Essential Travel during "Shelter in Place"

Would be interested to hear if anyone else had been pulled over with their boat ?
Can't say I am surprised.
by MichaelB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 3650

Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

... Call the Lake County Sheriff and department of public health, they told me traveling while towing a boat is a not an essential activity and will not be allowed. The Sheriffs office refused to talk to me about it. Is this for real ? ...... how long is it going to be before this is adopted everyw...
by MichaelB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 3650

Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

ash wrote:For me the hard part is do I leave my family to go fishing or stay home -


Sounds to me like many people are going to be sent home to work remote or "shelter in place" at home.
If you are one of them, you are going to have an abundance of "family time" ....... Go Fishing !!!
by MichaelB
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Fishing Club
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Bass Fishing Club

You can try the Sacramento Bass Wranglers .... they are active and great anglers Folsom Bass Team Outlaw Bass Club River City Bassmasters Also try the WB Fishing Club Link ..... although some of these links are dead https://www.westernbass.com/clubs/ Manteca, Tracy and Delta area have numerous activ...
by MichaelB
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Pardee
Replies: 7
Views: 1183

Re: Fishing Pardee

Lake is very nice, as is the ramp and other facilities.
Very rigorous boat inspection ..... better be bone dry, not a drip from drain plug when you remove.
Is not inexpensive either .... 2 guys with boat will set you back $25+

Have not been there yet this season, can not offer a fishing report.
by MichaelB
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW VIDEO “DEAD BATTERY & CRACKED TRANSOM During a Bass Tournament | B.O.A.T. (Break Out Another Thousand)”
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: NEW VIDEO “DEAD BATTERY & CRACKED TRANSOM During a Bass Tournament | B.O.A.T. (Break Out Another Thousand)”

How does one splay their transom open like that ?
Did they run into something at speed with their lower unit ?
The short pic of the transom is at 13:40
by MichaelB
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2013 NITRO Z7 - ONLY $18,995
Replies: 4
Views: 2056

Re: 2013 NITRO Z7 - ONLY $18,995

Bcast wrote:Hours on motor
....... and is it a 150 or 115 ?
by MichaelB
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION Jan 11
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION

Any results for this event?
by MichaelB
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Dan Mathisen Outdoors schedule change
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Dan Mathisen Outdoors schedule change

Fred Fullerton wrote:Dan, I get what you trying to do, But April 25 & 26 are my Dates at Russo's,
San Joaquin county. Not a good move!!!! May be we need to talk.
Thanks Fred

Russos is in Contra Costa County ......
by MichaelB
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: “NEW ABA PRO TEAM TRAIL”
Replies: 19
Views: 2309

Re: “NEW ABA PRO TEAM TRAIL”

Hey everyone. Not sure if you have seen this yet but it’s gonna be awesome. 30 boat limit @ $600 entry. Payback is 100%.on $600 entry..Check out the new “BALANCE PAYBACK”. 1st $3300. 2nd-5th $3000 and 6th place gets $2500 Do the math: 30 x 600 = 18,000 3300 + (4 x 3000 = 12000) + 2500 = 17,800 200 ...
by MichaelB
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Good metal flake man-Lodi/Stockton area
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Good metal flake man-Lodi/Stockton area

Bobb wrote:Need to find a reliable metal flake guy for minor damage..... any suggestions

By the way ..... there is no such thing as "minor damage" when it comes to metal flake. Be prepared to be floored with the cost.
by MichaelB
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ghost noise
Replies: 6
Views: 2576

Re: Ghost noise

My guess is there are not alot of Ghost owners available to comment.

Try your post at the BassBoat Central trolling motor site:

http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=128
by MichaelB
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bridge to Woodward Island
Replies: 13
Views: 1778

Re: Bridge to Woodward Island

Unless they're going to store Tunnel dirt there. :evil: :evil: :evil: Actually Mark you may not be far from the answer ..... The two tunnel/one tunnel path has always ran North/South straight thru the middle of Woodward Island. Could very well be that seemingly useless Bridge is there as infrastruc...
by MichaelB
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Delta Club Classic Results - October 26, 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 988

Delta Club Classic Results - October 26, 2019

http://www.westernbass.com/shared/images/Lowrance.jpg 2019 Northern California Club Classic Results October 26 Russo's Marina Hosted by the Delta Bass Club Congratulations to the Sacramento Bass Wranglers for capturing their second consecutive Club Classic Championship. All in all it was a tough bi...
by MichaelB
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water in California
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Water in California

What it means is unless Governor Newsom stands up to Trump, he will suck as much water out of the Delta as "water interests" want ..... a disaster. Don't hold your breath on Newsom ...... he had a chance to support the Delta and stand up to those same "water interests", but total...
by MichaelB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15th Annual Northern Calif Delta Club Classic - October 26, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: 15th Annual Northern Calif Delta Club Classic - October 26, 2019

Northern California Club Classic / October 26, 2019 We still have time to get interested Clubs registered for this years Club Classic out of Russos on the Delta. All the Details and Contact info is at our website: http://www.deltabassclub.com/2019-club-classic-october-26th.html Feel free to respond ...
by MichaelB
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 4
Views: 1699

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Try the Lowrance Forum at Bass Boat Central:

http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=136
by MichaelB
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1
Replies: 18
Views: 1507

Re: Gov. Newsom threatens to veto SB 1

Select "Environment" ..... We support SB1

https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov40mail/
by MichaelB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: Otolith from an 11-year-old Largemouth Bass

11 years old and less than 4 lbs ...... that is surprising to me.
by MichaelB
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15th Annual Northern Calif Delta Club Classic - October 26, 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 787

Re: 15th Annual Northern Calif Delta Club Classic - October 26, 2019

2019 Northern California Club Classic October 26, 2019 at Russos Marina Great Event and Club Level Tournament All the Details and Contact info is at our website: http://www.deltabassclub.com/2019-club-classic-october-26th.html Feel free to respond to this thread or send me a PM with any questions Mi...
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble

hi mike what is the best way to remove the old bushing is it easy to remove and how much glue do you put on thanks george You will need a sharp edged chisel, about 1/2" wide and make 4 or 5 vertical cuts at your old bushing. (tapping with hammer). The old bushing will splinter off into pieces ...
by MichaelB
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble

Mike, What is the purpose of the glue? The replacement sleeve is intended to be glued into the insert hole in your deck. Apply some glue and they provide a wooden dowel to hammer the sleeve into the deck. http://www.springfieldgrp.com/products/spring-lock-clip-lock-series/spring-lock-accessories/ba...
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: American Bass - Still No Results ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: American Bass - Still No Results ?

Results posted: July 6 - 7 boats July 7 - 5 boats Guess it is apparent why it took close to 3 weeks to post results. http://www.americanbass.co/index.php/schedule-results/northern-schedule-results/list/20?nevents_sched_vw___regionyear_id_raw=1002019&limitstart20=0&resetfilters=1&fabrik_i...
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble
Replies: 7
Views: 1116

Re: ranger boat seat bushing poles wobble

You will need to order from Ranger a replacement bushing kit that matches your boat and your seat post base. Kit includes replacement bushing/sleeve, glue and a wooden dowel to hammer the insert in. Chisling out your current sleeve is a minor challenge. http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=520137
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: American Bass - Still No Results ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

American Bass - Still No Results ?

I have no ax to grind with American Bass. I asked for results in the original and now "locked" thread because we had a Club tournament at Russos on July 6 also and I would like to see how others performed. My observation is this circuit has no issues whatsoever in making multiple posts in ...
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION July 6 and 7
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION July 6 and 7

Results for this circuit ?
by MichaelB
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger seat skins
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Re: Ranger seat skins

f they are Ranger "skins" then they are factory replacements and the existing upholstery is removed first.
by MichaelB
Wed May 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Dan Mathisen Outdoors team #4
Replies: 1
Views: 530

Re: Dan Mathisen Outdoors team #4

FYI:
Saturday is May 11
by MichaelB
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BOBBY BARRACK ASKING FOR DONATIONS!!! PLEASE Join NCGASA TODAY!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1645

Re: PLEASE Join NCGASA TODAY!!

For everyone on this forum that likes to complain about pelleting and sea lions in the Delta.......
These guys are trying to do something about it. Send them $20.
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Are there any good ca delta guide's that anyone can recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 1315

Re: Are there any good ca delta guide's that anyone can recommend?

BigBassDaddy1190 wrote:What are you up to now

OMG
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Boat Financing
Replies: 12
Views: 2341

Re: New Boat Financing

And 10 years from now when his Nitro is worth $20k and he still owes $50k on the loan he will wish he wasn't so stupid.
by MichaelB
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How easy would it be to cheat in ca delta tournaments?With no referees it is not considered a sport!
Replies: 16
Views: 2223

Re: How easy would it be to cheat in ca delta tournaments?With no referees it is not considered a sport!

I gotta know how much cheating is going on in the delta, us as west coast anglers got to get up with the times at least a go pro running at all times from the back of the boat, it could be as easy as a tournament official giving a number on card before the tournaments that the boater would have to ...
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: West Coast Bass Tournaments Concerns!
Replies: 8
Views: 1509

Re: West Coast Bass Tournaments Concerns!

You are absolutely dreaming if you believe $100 - $300 buy-in tournaments are going to have Marshalls, live-video or boats being digitally connected to support an MLF style format.
by MichaelB
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2008 175 optimax
Replies: 6
Views: 868

Re: 2008 175 optimax

Rooster: Get registered at the Mercury forum at Bass Boat Central. Read the sticky on details to include with your post, post your question and you will get some help. They can help you with your Fury 4 also .... you are way overpitched with a 26p on a 175. Good Luck. http://www.bbcboards.net/forumd...
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION | Delta March 9
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: AMERICAN BASS DELTA REGION | Delta March 9

Results for this event ?
by MichaelB
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Jigs ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1542

Delta Jigs ?

Regrettably, lost my last couple of Cooch's Wadda Jigs yesterday.
First .... anyone know of any hole in the wall outlets that still have any ?

Time to find alternates ....
I have used Dirty Jigs & Booyah BankRoll Jigs:
What are your preferences ....1/2 oz, casting/pitching jig for Delta ?
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 2739

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

I also have Duracell 31M Deep Cycle ...... they are not "sealed", you need to check the water level every couple of months. Got mine at Batteries Plus

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