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by monte300
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Aaron Martens
Replies: 7
Views: 1222

Re: Aaron Martens

So sad Aaron was one of my favorite pro anglers. My wife found out he was a cat lover and that did it for her. RIP Aaron
by monte300
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2501

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

I love my 19' boat, but I'm not a tournament angler. There's no substitute for a 21' boat, especially on big water
by monte300
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Three-Year-Old Wins Fish Photo Contest
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Three-Year-Old Wins Fish Photo Contest

Kudos for having the patience to allow Spur to figure it out and do it all on his own! Pretty remarkable for e three year old.
by monte300
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FREAK of Nature Monster HOOK JAW BASS! All HEAD
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: FREAK of Nature Monster HOOK JAW BASS! All HEAD

I’ve caught bass with a bird beak jaw like this
by monte300
Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2501

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

Water_Dog wrote:I was looking at the caracal until the price jumped $10k from the 2021-2022 models. Ordered a Phoenix 919 instead.


I’m not looking but if I were I would consider a Caymas. I think the price point is pretty good and I’m happy with my old Earl Bentz built Triton.
by monte300
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2501

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

My buddy is running a bass cat caracal, and says it rides better/dryer than his old 20 footer in rough water. Plenty of storage and he is getting low 70s out of it. You should check that model out. I'm taking a hard look at the Caracal. Some BassCat's are what I call deep hull and others are more s...
by monte300
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fisherman reels in more than $100,000 prize
Replies: 2
Views: 690

Re: Fisherman reels in more than $100,000 prize

That is one short and stocky fish! Most of my 7" fish weigh around 6 ounces :mrgreen:
by monte300
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?
Replies: 32
Views: 2501

Re: is a 19ft boat fine for the bigger pro am's?

Another thing a person can do is choose a "long" 19 footer, for example a 19' Caymas is actually 19' 9"
by monte300
Sat Oct 02, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: crank bait rod
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: crank bait rod

Oops I was looking at the date on the left side of the screen :oops:
by monte300
Sat Oct 02, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking at a Skeeter
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Looking at a Skeeter

This sounds like a decent price considering the low hours on the Yamaha. If the seats and carpet are in good shape you should be ok and you can always offer less. I’ve never seen used boats sell for more than they are these days.
by monte300
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: crank bait rod
Replies: 10
Views: 985

Re: crank bait rod

Look at the dates on this thread. How does it even show up now?
by monte300
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1387

Re: Clear lake guides

I assume you mean bass guides? I say this because there are also guides that specialize in crappie and/or catfish.
by monte300
Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranked second among best fishing states
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: Ranked second among best fishing states

Mark Zona swears the smallmouth fishing in Michigan is why he continues to put up with the weather and live in there.
by monte300
Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: NorDelta
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: NorDelta

Looks like an eight pounder I caught years ago on the Delta that probably should have weighed 10
by monte300
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I really need your suggestions.
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

Re: I really need your suggestions.

I've seen this used on Lunkerville. Does anyone know if it's worth the money? https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/deeper-smart-sonar-chirp-portable-fish-finder?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions&ds_e=GOOGLE&ds_c=Shop%7CBPS%7CTopPerformers%7CBoating&gclid=CjwKCAjwhaaKBhBcEiwA8acsHO9Qzuo...
by monte300
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pat Donoho Loses Cancer Fight
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Pat Donoho Loses Cancer Fight

I know I'm a tad tardy responding to this, but myself and my 17 year old nephew had the good fortune of spending three or four days on Lake Baccarac with Pat as our guide 23 years ago. We didn't know Pat prior to this trip, but we got to know him fairly well in the boat. He seemed like a really good...
by monte300
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta spinnerbaits
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Delta spinnerbaits

I don’t throw a lot of spinnerbaits but when I do on the Delta I like 3/4 or 1 ounce heads. Because of current 1/2 ounce or less tend to get swept away as soon as they hit the water
by monte300
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Delta Toad

Great looking fish and awesome catch on a square bill. Those Delta fish have been coming into the scales with big heads and shoulders and not a full of belly. Regardless, that is a great catch for a summer time crank fish! Thanks Ash! I hooked that fish in weeds and rocks and she was so well behave...
by monte300
Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: Delta Toad

marinerfandave wrote:Congrats, great looking bass! Feel free to share more ....general location, depth, color, etc.


Near Turner Cut, red and about 3' deep
by monte300
Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Toad
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Delta Toad

Hey guys and gals, my brother and I fished the Delta yesterday and I managed to catch this fish cranking. It's not my PB, but it is the biggest fish I've ever caught on a squarebill. Overall the bite was tough. Murphy's law my scales failed to work and I couldn't find anyone with good scales. One gu...
by monte300
Thu Sep 09, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Aaron Martens Update Sept 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Aaron Martens Update Sept 2021

Lots of prayers for Aaron. This makes most of our problems seem pretty insignificant
by monte300
Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TROLLING MOTOR REPAIR IN THE BAY AREA
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: TROLLING MOTOR REPAIR IN THE BAY AREA

I had Jay repair my motor several decades ago when he was in Fremont and I was very happy with his service.
by monte300
Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lipless crankbaits in the fall
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Lipless crankbaits in the fall

I used to whack them on lipless crankbaits from early spring through late fall on the Delta. I can hardly catch a decent sized fish on them the past couple of years. The squarebill has been way more effective for me.
by monte300
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Prop Help

I don’t see the PM? Torque can be an issue of too much wetted hull. To add prop lift you need negative rake, to add speed you add prop tip cup. Changing pitch is a new prop. A good prop shop can modify your the prop before buying a new one. Tom Phils Prop Shop or David at Russo's are great local pr...
by monte300
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Prop Help
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Prop Help

I don’t see the PM? Torque can be an issue of too much wetted hull. To add prop lift you need negative rake, to add speed you add prop tip cup. Changing pitch is a new prop. A good prop shop can modify your the prop before buying a new one. Tom Years ago I had my Bass Renegade four blade stainless ...
by monte300
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: DVL DONKEY
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: DVL DONKEY

Thanks for sharing info! How much did that donkey weigh?
by monte300
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: DVL DONKEY
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: DVL DONKEY

Is DVL short for Del Valle Lake?
by monte300
Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Myths around bass boat insurance VIDEO
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Myths around bass boat insurance VIDEO

I got my bass boat insurance through Geico years ago with a company called Skisafe and I gotta say the couple of claims I filed went pretty smoothly
by monte300
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Left handed reels...why so few?
Replies: 32
Views: 4396

Re: Left handed reels...why so few?

There was back play in the reel handle in those days on all reels but they were state of the art at the time.
by monte300
Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Left handed reels...why so few?
Replies: 32
Views: 4396

Re: Left handed reels...why so few?

When I started bass fishing in the early eighties left hand retrieve reels were just hitting the market. One of the few reel makers that offered the left hand retrieve was Shimano. Does anyone remember the BMP 251 model?
by monte300
Tue Aug 10, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Inspiration at it's Finest | Aaron Martens Update VIDEO
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Inspiration at it's Finest | Aaron Martens Update VIDEO

Aaron is a class act. He had an interesting childhood. I heard his parents were survivalists and they would take him out in the wilderness and let him fend for himself.
by monte300
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: prop work
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Re: prop work

185vsfrog wrote:Dave Russo at Russos Marina. Great work and quick turn around!

x4
by monte300
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Scoop spam
Replies: 16
Views: 1493

Re: Bass Scoop spam

To me Bass Scoop stuff clutters up the board but when something doesn’t jive with my likes online I always say I’m getting what I’m paying for! :mrgreen:
by monte300
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta at historic lows

coyote268 wrote:Its about money guys. Who has the most to give to their political party to get the water they want. The old saying Money is the root of all evil sure applies here in CA.

It's the love of money that's the root of all evil, not money itself. Not trying to be nit pick
by monte300
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yamaha or Mercury
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Yamaha or Mercury

I’m getting ready to order a boat in a couple weeks. Leaning towards ordering a yamaha on it. Just curious what the feelings are for one over the other. I own an Evinrude and have never owned either the Mercury or the Yamaha. Word on the street is both are quality products. I've heard that pretty m...
by monte300
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2008 Ranger Z520 Transom Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: 2008 Ranger Z520 Transom Issue

JBryan wrote:I was hoping someone would point me in the right direction.

At the end of the day you need a professional to assess the damage. You can probably get a free estimate for a fairly costly repair.
by monte300
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tiki Lagoon launch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Tiki Lagoon launch?

A good ramp in the same general vicinity that's only open to the public Monday - Thursday for $15 is Whiskey Slough. Take the Trapper Rd exit off Highway 4 no bumpy, winding road. I like Whisky a lot but they don't open early enough for me in the summer. I like to be on the water by 5am and the gat...
by monte300
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tiki Lagoon launch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Tiki Lagoon launch?

A good ramp in the same general vicinity that's only open to the public Monday - Thursday for $15 is Whiskey Slough. Take the Trapper Rd exit off Highway 4 no bumpy, winding road.
by monte300
Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tiki Lagoon launch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Tiki Lagoon launch?

gabuelhaj wrote:The road going there will make you sea sick too! Wish they would fix the road and ramp as that's a prime area to be!

Good luck!


Yeh the road leading to Tiki is dang rugged!
by monte300
Sun Jul 04, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tiki Lagoon launch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1169

Re: Tiki Lagoon launch?

I jacked a prop on that ramp years ago mostly my fault
by monte300
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gear Shift Operation Z19 Pro
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: Gear Shift Operation Z19 Pro

You gotta like a low cost fix :mrgreen:
by monte300
Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

Well, from my experience with Boatmasters, You can't go wrong there! Great shop with awesome techs! :D Also good and honest owners. FYI, I just made an appointment to have my motor looked at October 22nd and Boatmasters is currently scheduling work in the month of October. It's a good idea to get y...
by monte300
Mon Jun 28, 2021 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

JL wrote:Please keep us updated on what you actually find out what is causing the problem. Good learning tool for others!


Will do I'm hoping the problem isn't too bad and I can wait until winter to get it into Boatmasters to have it diagnosed
by monte300
Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

Blew up a Ficht. Count your blessings it’s still running! Although the VRO pump is quite convenient, many old school enthusiasts disengage the pump and premix. At least, it’s burning rich! The opposite would be NO Bueno! My understanding is the bigger the Ficht and earlier it's built the higher the...
by monte300
Fri Jun 25, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

Thanks for the tip!
by monte300
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

JL wrote:I'm thinking its your VRO pump that is causing you your issue. Do you have any visible oil leaks?


Not that I know of?
by monte300
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Re: Two stroke engine oil

Whoopbass wrote:I don't think it's possible for the computer to recognize engine wear. Must be something else.
Is it running normal? Put out more smoke?


It seems to run perfectly with very little smoke it just uses more oil
by monte300
Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Two stroke engine oil
Replies: 14
Views: 1165

Two stroke engine oil

I have a 175hp 2000 Evinrude Ficht with 400 hours. I’ve noticed in the last 25 or so hours it uses quite a bit more oil than it did when it was new. I suspect the computer recognizes engine wear and compensates. Are there any mechanics or knowledgeable boaters that can tell me if this is normal? Tha...
by monte300
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Always fun at Black Butte Lake!
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

Re: Always fun at Black Butte Lake!

About 50 years ago my family would go there and catch lots of big crappie
by monte300
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix
Replies: 11
Views: 983

Re: Bad Experience W/ St. Croix

You are right to be upset with this level of customer service. It’s insulting they want to charge you $25 for a lesser quality rod.

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