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by MichaelB
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When integrity is compromised - in tournament bass fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: When integrity is compromised - in tournament bass fishing

And what's next ...... how about every organization have 15 different people submitting permit requests for every weekend at every body of water ?
by MichaelB
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta ! Lazy M or Dell’s , Camping ?
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Delta ! Lazy M or Dell’s , Camping ?

Not familiar with Dells. Lazy M was not impressive my one and only visit 3 years ago. Ramp was not well maintained, docks were beat-up and the water at the east end of Italian Slough was very skinny and clogged with vegetation. No report on camping. Russos, Sugar Barge, Orwood and B&W all have m...
by MichaelB
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When integrity is compromised - in tournament bass fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 2823

Re: When integrity is compromised - in tournament bass fishing

Why not post who did it? From what I have heard and I might be wrong it was Newjen. It even messed up the Record B tournament which has been going on for years. It doesn't surprise me that CDFW let this happen though. You are correct Coyote, it was NewJen. 2 people, filing several hundred Permit re...
by MichaelB
Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Clear Lake Tournament August 28
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Clear Lake Tournament August 28

soo each option has a 1st 2nd 3rd place, splitting each purse? Im confused about how the options go help me understand fellas There are 3 pools: $10 - $20 - $30 I believe they pay back 1 in 5 of those in each option Big fish money, usually top 3 or 4 fish split the pot depending on the number of an...
by MichaelB
Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:09 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1989 Sprint 275 - $5500
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Re: 1989 Sprint 275 - $5500

Bump
by MichaelB
Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1989 Sprint 275 - $5500
Replies: 1
Views: 669

1989 Sprint 275 - $5500

Posting this Boat for a friend. See his cell number below. 1989 Sprint 275 Bass Boat 110 Evinrude This is a friends boat I am posting. I will say this, this old girl still gets around and catches fish. Fishes tournaments regularly, Delta, Clear Lake. I have fished on it several times. 7" Hummin...
by MichaelB
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake ramps
Replies: 3
Views: 866

Re: Clear lake ramps

Right now your best option is Library Park / 5th St Ramp
by MichaelB
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows
Replies: 11
Views: 1614

Re: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows

Nice comment
by MichaelB
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nor Cal Tournament Fishing for 2022 WOW!
Replies: 3
Views: 711

Re: Nor Cal Tournament Fishing for 2022 WOW!

Not too hard to see which organization is suffocating the Permit system.
by MichaelB
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Oaks Ramp ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Clearlake Oaks Ramp ?

How is the ramp at Clearlake Oaks ?
by MichaelB
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: California's drought as lake beds turn to dust

Better get that pipeline from the Great Lakes put in! All of the GREEN yards that come with the new homes being built needs water, LOTS of water! :shock: Good luck! If they can pipe oil a thousand miles, why can't they pipe water from the Mississippi to Lake Powell, and rewater the west? Why would ...
by MichaelB
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix

Own over a dozen St Croix Legend Tournament Bass rods, up to 10 years old, all of them made in Wisconsin and all of them $260+ These are a higher end rod then a Premier. They used to be warrantied for life, but this line is now 15 years. Never broke one or had one break. I have probably returned for...
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wadda Jigs
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Wadda Jigs

See the website link. I believe TNT Baits is returning to production.
tntbaitco.com/
by MichaelB
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Clear Lake Insight ?

DanIsaac wrote:Approximately minus .2. Gonna be one big kayak pond by mid July.

That is not good ..... the rumsey yesterday was (+)0.1
The lake is 4 inches from (-)0.2
by MichaelB
Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Clear Lake Insight ?

Not being a scientist:
Full Lake = 7.56 feet Rumsey
At 0.10 Rumsey the lake is down (-) 7.46 feet
I guess then the question is at what Rumsey reading is Library Park inoperable
by MichaelB
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Clear Lake Insight ?

Seems as though the ramps are dropping like flies.
Library Park may be the last ramp standing ..... will it last thru Late July, August ?
by MichaelB
Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: sold
Replies: 22
Views: 4405

Re: 2003 Champion 188 DC

Assuming he has removed the port console ?
by MichaelB
Sun Jun 06, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: sold
Replies: 22
Views: 4405

Re: 2003 Champion 188 DC

The pictures all show a 200 ...... may be a typo (?)
by MichaelB
Sat May 29, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Northern California Delta Club Classic / Saturday Sept 18, 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Northern California Delta Club Classic / Saturday Sept 18, 2021

http://www.westernbass.com/shared/images/Fishermans.jpg https://www.fishermanswarehouse.com/ Northern California Delta Club Classic / Saturday September 18, 2021 Northern California Bass Clubs, Please accept our invitation to participate in the Northern California Club Classic hosted by the Delta B...
by MichaelB
Thu May 27, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for help on pricing a boat
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: Looking for help on pricing a boat

You left out a few details, such as the size of the OB and what electronics it may have. You have $6,000 in a 33 year old aluminum Tracker ..... that has mechanical issues and is not running right. Nobody cares about what the carpet looks like if the boat ain't running. If the boat is running decent...
by MichaelB
Sun May 09, 2021 5:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RedBud Still Open ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: RedBud Still Open ?

bass-assassin wrote:Maybe they moved it due to the catfish tournament the same weekend?

Water Levels:
bbt-clearlake-launch-facility-changes-t132985.html
by MichaelB
Fri May 07, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RedBud Still Open ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: RedBud Still Open ?

BBT had 5 tournaments scheduled at RedBud starting May 15 .... they were all moved to Library Park.
They are definitely concerned with dropping water levels at ramps.
by MichaelB
Thu May 06, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RedBud Still Open ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

RedBud Still Open ?

I see BBT has moved from RedBud to Library Park.
What is the status of RedBud ramp right now ?
by MichaelB
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Authorized Minn Kota Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Authorized Minn Kota Repair

Monte: You dont need to unbolt the entire TM ...... the cradle will stay on the topcap and you unbolt the "arm" assembly and bring that plus the foot pedal to the shop. I live in Ceres and have had John at Sidewinder work on my Ultrex. He is getting up in age, semi-retired and has had some...
by MichaelB
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Wanted - In search for a Bass Boat 17' to 21' with Blown Motor/ No Motor / Running or Not
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Wanted - In search for a Bass Boat 17' to 21' with Blown Motor/ No Motor / Running or Not

Curious:
What size outboard do you have that is going to fit both a 17' and 21' boat ?
Good luck with your search.
by MichaelB
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: trolling motor battery suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 593

Re: trolling motor battery suggestion

I have ran both of these Duracell Deep Cycle:
Duracell 31M Flooded / 125 each - 12 month warranty ...... replaced after 3 yrs
Duracell 31M AGM / 225 each - 30 month warranty ....... still in boat
Got them at Batteries+Bulbs ..... order online for store pick-up with 10% discount
by MichaelB
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Newsom turns to Tunnel backers for money
Replies: 12
Views: 862

Re: Newsom turns to Tunnel backers for money

Unfortunately Delta communities, which include Delta anglers have absolutely ZERO influence when competing with the huge money being put out by those wanting our water.
by MichaelB
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need advice on bass boat options 30-35k
Replies: 28
Views: 1808

Re: Need advice on bass boat options 30-35k

You are making the right move looking for a Ranger. As you probably guessed, I own a Ranger myself. I will also add that a BassCat and a Phoenix are both on the same quality level as a Ranger ..... so I would not rule out those boats. As you noted in your original post, the condition of your OB is y...
by MichaelB
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need advice on bass boat options 30-35k
Replies: 28
Views: 1808

Re: Need advice on bass boat options 30-35k

The Z520 is the Ranger flagship, and you can't compare it to a Nitro that is 3 or 4 years newer.
The Ranger is a nicer and better built boat. Especially a Z boat in that 2011-2012 age.
And if the Z520 is in very good shape ...... you're gonna need to boost your budget.
by MichaelB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Have you called Ranger Boats lately?
Replies: 23
Views: 2685

Re: Have you called Ranger Boats lately?

Not defending their responsiveness ...... but for a 3 year old boat, have you contacted the Dealer where you bought it new ?
by MichaelB
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Miinn Kota Ultrex installation?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Miinn Kota Ultrex installation?

There is more to it than "bolting and plugging in" Foot pedal needs to be screwed down in your deck recess. Your 24v ( or 36v ) power supply needs to be reconnected. If you are using the built-in US2 sonar transducer, that lead needs to be installed at the head and routed to your bow sonar...
by MichaelB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Miinn Kota Ultrex installation?
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: Miinn Kota Ultrex installation?

Assume you have a Fortrex. The six mounting holes will line up. I have the same boat. Accessing those same bolts under the deck is the only challenge. Rest of the install is not complicated.
by MichaelB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Helix 9 g4n lake master issue
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Helix 9 g4n lake master issue

by MichaelB
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How do boat taxes work in CA?
Replies: 30
Views: 2573

Re: How do boat taxes work in CA?

You are taxed 1% of the "assessed value" of your boat every year as property tax, in the County the boat is stored. The assessed values are generally on the low side. If your boat is worth $40k ..... your tax bill = $400.
This is in California only .... as far as I am aware.
by MichaelB
Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Engine Cutoff Switch Law Goes Into Effect April 1
Replies: 15
Views: 2247

Re: Boat Engine Cutoff Switch Law Goes Into Effect April 1

Jeff C. wrote:This is a good idea. I'm assuming this will go into effect for the Delta, but not inland lakes unless CA decides to make it state law as well.

Wondering if this means all public water:
"The new law applies to all federally navigable waterways."
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: St Croix warranty
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: St Croix warranty

The lower end rods have a 2 to 5 year warranty. Higher end rods are 15 year warranty ( used to be lifetime ) Go to St Croix Rods website ...... All the replacement details are listed, depending upon the age and model. I have never had any push back from St Croix ...... but all my rods are $250+ Lege...
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE** IT FITS EASILY**
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE

Congrats on the new boat !!
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE** IT FITS EASILY**
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: NEED HELP PLEASE!! WILL 721 FIT INTO 19X19 GARAGE

19'-0 is not a very deep garage.
Corner to corner = 26'-10
Boat on trailer is 8'-0 wide ( half = 4'-0 )
With tongue folded length needs to be less than 23'-0

Highly doubt your going to fit a 21' boat
by MichaelB
Sun Mar 14, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mercury 24p Fury4 four blade
Replies: 9
Views: 758

Re: Mercury 24p Fury4 four blade

Is this the new Fury 4 blade that supposedly doesn’t lose top end speed? I want to try it out too I have a Fury4 24P / 225 Merc Pro XS 2S - Ranger Z519...... came out of a Tempest Plus 24P 3 blade which had decent top end, but was a complete dog out of the hole. Fury4 - 24P performs exceedingly wel...
by MichaelB
Sat Mar 13, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Selection Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Rod Selection Advice

Own three very nice Loomis Casting Rods.
All are 3 Power / Med-Hvy / Extra Fast
803C = 6'-8
853C = 7'-1
893C = 7'-5

Which one for Shaky Head ? ( 1/4 oz )
Which one for Drop Shot ? ( 3/8 - 1/2 oz )
Which one for 5"/6" weightless Senko ?
All are used mostly in the Delta
by MichaelB
Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Found Jacket Floating @ Clear Lake Today.
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Found Jacket Floating @ Clear Lake Today.

Sent you a PM Topwater ....... thanks
by MichaelB
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger 488vs help
Replies: 9
Views: 777

Re: Ranger 488vs help

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: 1178

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: 588

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: 748

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: 3259

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: 13
Views: 3455

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: 13
Views: 3455

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: 1510

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...

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