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by Dave Brabec
Tue Jan 18, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Co-Angler
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Re: Co-Angler

Join a local club. Lots of clubs out there that don’t require a boat to join. You will learn something from everyone you fish with. Also
Sign up for a shared weight Pro Am as an Am
by Dave Brabec
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DON PEDRO NEW ENTRY PRICE!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3426

Re: DON PEDRO NEW ENTRY PRICE!!!!

Most all those foothill lakes are run privately. Government has nothing to do with the pricing
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: DON PEDRO NEW ENTRY PRICE!!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 3426

Re: DON PEDRO NEW ENTRY PRICE!!!!

Not any different than Amador,Pardee or Camanche
All over 30 bucks to get in
by Dave Brabec
Thu Dec 30, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Red Bud?
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

Re: Red Bud?

Theres been construction work going on at Redbud but it should be opening soon.
Pray for a wet 2022 as we all know how low the lake was last year and we are 6 inches lower than Jan 1 21
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 519 or 520? And why?
Replies: 20
Views: 1905

Re: 519 or 520? And why?

Ive been in 520s and owned a 06 519 520 rides better . Part of the reason i got rid of the 519 was it gave me whiplash in rough water I switched brands and couldnt be happier with the ride I was looking 2016 or newer. Are the hulls from the 06 519 the same as the current one? I know the 520’s chang...
by Dave Brabec
Mon Dec 20, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 519 or 520? And why?
Replies: 20
Views: 1905

Re: 519 or 520? And why?

Ive been in 520s and owned a 06 519
520 rides better .
Part of the reason i got rid of the 519 was it gave me whiplash in rough water
I switched brands and couldnt be happier with the ride
by Dave Brabec
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WNS New Year’s Day!
Replies: 9
Views: 1281

Re: WNS New Year’s Day!

Boren bega is open .Braitos is sketchy but open.Lakeport or Oaks still the best bet Lake level this morning still -.94.or still 8.5 from full We are up to level it was around Aug 1.Hope we get the rain this week they are calling for.
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 07, 2021 5:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Who makes 3" slugs like the old Merlo baits?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Who makes 3" slugs like the old Merlo baits?

Lunker city still makes the Sluggo.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has the water level come up at Clear Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

Re: Has the water level come up at Clear Lake

Its come up from -2.30 to-1.55
so almost 1 foot,but creeks are all flowing which they never did last year.Most years once the creeks start they dont stop flowing. :)
+7.56 is full
by Dave Brabec
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping

Lawley wrote:Look no further than the folks running the state
If you must look deeper blame the mentality Sick who vote for the biggest idiots they can find
That doesn’t make any sense. There has been 3 Republicans and 3 Democrat Governor’s in Ca in the last 30+ years. No one has fixed anything to do with taxes
by Dave Brabec
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California will now issue 365-day fishing licenses
Replies: 20
Views: 1911

Re: California will now issue 365-day fishing licenses

Anyone who is a serious fisherman will still buy in Jan.
by Dave Brabec
Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: Unsecured Property Tax - State Double Dipping

Always been that way
Whomever owns the boat in Jan pays it for that year.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Clear lake guides

The only one that frequently gets on here is Brenden Sapp .
In no particular order.
Ross England,Bob Myskey, Carl Keller, Paul Bailey,John Pearl ,Jeremy Taylor,Troy Bellah, Josh Adams
all working
by Dave Brabec
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake guides
Replies: 10
Views: 1513

Re: Clear lake guides

There’s lots of great guides here. I can name 10 off the top of my head. Richard Pounds has retired. Guides are subject to ramp conditions just like the rest of us. 5 th street the only usable ramp Until we get a bunch of rain. No telling how long the ramp will be usable as the water there is gettin...
by Dave Brabec
Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 5th street ramp
Replies: 0
Views: 767

5th street ramp

5th street.jpg
by Dave Brabec
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a particular jig
Replies: 7
Views: 972

Re: Looking for a particular jig

Bruce moved back east after the Paradise fire.Not sure he is still making jigs.
by Dave Brabec
Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Unsecured Property Tax Bill on your Vessel
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: Unsecured Property Tax Bill on your Vessel

Its State wide and its been there as long as I can remember.
Been paying that tax since the 80s
by Dave Brabec
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How to keep NewJen off Clear Lake… #toosoon?
Replies: 40
Views: 5299

Re: How to keep NewJen off Clear Lake… #toosoon?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.record-bee.com/2020/07/28/dfw-should-halt-summer-tourneys/amp/ Problem was last year all spring events were canceled. Then they had events all on top of each other. Wasn’t just one organization. Like I said last year it’s nothing new. Every summer. And yes there was ...
by Dave Brabec
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lipless crankbaits in the fall
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: Lipless crankbaits in the fall

LV 500 is a staple here at Clearlake and Berryessa.They start eating it good in August and can catch them through the winter on them.Just slow down as it cools down. They will eat it at a fast retrieve when its warmer.
Winter fish it like a jig.
by Dave Brabec
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So the obvious next question is...
Replies: 7
Views: 1412

Re: So the obvious next question is...

Drop shot works year round but other presentations are just much more fun.I can go out on Clearlake with 10 rods rigged different and catch fish on each one. Much rather catch them on topwater or even a jig.But when temps drop and bite gets tough its hard to beat a worm.
by Dave Brabec
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: identify this lil feller?
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: identify this lil feller?

Prickly Sculpin are in almost all freshwater on the west coast.Lots in Clearlake
by Dave Brabec
Thu Aug 05, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another one bites the DUST! 3rd Street Lakeport
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: Another one bites the DUST! 3rd Street Lakeport

Launched at 5th street Yesterday. Black mark on longer dock showing where ramp drop off is. Still plenty of room to launch. Parking is another story Only usable ramp and repairs and trenching going on and over half the lot was blocked off.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Indian Valley Reservoir
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Re: Indian Valley Reservoir

Indian valley is very low now. Its a fun place when its full. I wont tow a boat back there but have taken the kayak.Used to be one of the best kokanee lakes in Ca. My first bass there was a 6.5
by Dave Brabec
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What are various Weeds in Clear Lake
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: What are various Weeds in Clear Lake

The long stringy stuff is Sago Pond weed
by Dave Brabec
Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake herbicide dump ?
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: Clear lake herbicide dump ?

Nothing new . They spray the weeds every year and all the way into fall.Have for as long as ive lived here. Fought with Water Resource board and tried to get CA DFW involved in it years ago when I ran the shop. DFW said it wont effect enough of the lake at once to make a difference. The weeds if lef...
by Dave Brabec
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Launch Closure Update
Replies: 8
Views: 2701

Re: Clear Lake Launch Closure Update

Launched at County park yesterday. Lake is dropping.End of ramp is visible and from power loading there is a rock pile less than 2 feet deep behind it. Hit the skeg with motor half way up.
by Dave Brabec
Sat May 29, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: WWBT Goes Back to Clear Lake!
Replies: 12
Views: 1996

Re: WWBT Goes Back to Clear Lake!

Should be a shared weight event .10 fish in the livewell in 100 degree days no good.
by Dave Brabec
Thu May 13, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ANNOUNCING New Color Release for Yamamoto
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: ANNOUNCING New Color Release for Yamamoto

Monster tackle has had them for years.
by Dave Brabec
Thu May 13, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Kayak Quagga muscle stamp
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Clearlake Kayak Quagga muscle stamp

They are changing regs because of kayak event. If its trailered and trailer goes in water then it should be inspected. If its a car top your fine.
I have 3 kayaks and was on the original screening program as an inspector. Dont plan on getting stickers for any.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake State Park Launch Ramp
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Clear Lake State Park Launch Ramp

I walk there a couple times a week. There was boats using it on Sunday.Looks to be about 2-3 feet deep but launchable for now. July probably not.
by Dave Brabec
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: New jen clear lake what happened?
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: New jen clear lake what happened?

Newt and Jen made their decision and I agree with it.To many events on top of each other. Last fall was a mess here after events closed in spring due to covid restrictions. I know several local anglers thinking of moving because of all the events here. 150 boats here in Chamber event this weekend. W...
by Dave Brabec
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Swim Baits
Topic: Looking Wooden Lunker Punker - Will pay top dollar
Replies: 4
Views: 2185

Re: Looking Wooden Lunker Punker - Will pay top dollar

Nothing makes them special . Ive caught a few on wood ones but way more on the 6" plastic ones
I do have an 8" wood one in Hitch I would sell at right price
by Dave Brabec
Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger 488vs help
Replies: 9
Views: 837

Re: Ranger 488vs help

Every boat ive owned would fill half way if lever on empty. put it on auto
by Dave Brabec
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing etiquette
Replies: 26
Views: 5220

Re: Fishing etiquette

Etiquette didnt used to be a problem Its got way worse over the last 10 years. At Clearlake if you are fishing community holes expect company. If you are cutting in front of someone just fishing down a bank you are wrong and should go behind them or find another bank. I used to be vocal about it. La...
by Dave Brabec
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Re: Crappie bite at Clear Lake?

Crappie bite just getting started in the shallows,couple warm nights and they will be everywhere
by Dave Brabec
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 2645

Re: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge

All ramps but Lucerne are still open .Some are sketchy. If we dont get rain a lot of ramps will be unusable by summer .I believe 5th street is the deepest .Weather man keeps calling for a 2-5 inch of rain and we get a 1/4 inch. Most of the small creeks dont even have any water in them .
by Dave Brabec
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Looking for best Optimax mechanic in Nor/Central Cal area

2001-2002 had injector failure problems and a class action suit about it.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 2645

Re: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge

Be careful out there. If you only come up in March just remember that the water that is normally 6-7 foot is now 1-2 foot. The flat by Rodman and also out in front of State park will have people running aground.
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 1453

Re: Clear Lake ramps

Yes they are launching there. There’s a bunch of boats fishing a big school of Crappie over there. Last Sunday there wasn’t a parking place left and guys were parking out on highway 20
by Dave Brabec
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: COVID Shutdown Notice | 2021 FLW MLF Shasta
Replies: 20
Views: 3239

Re: COVID Shutdown Notice | 2021 FLW MLF Shasta

Guys it’s not about the tournaments or even the fishing. No one wants to follow stay at home orders. Unintentionally spreading the virus as they drive all over the state. The ramps at Clearlake are full on weekends. Most driving in from out of the area. Surprised they haven’t closed down more lakes....
by Dave Brabec
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Absolute Best Lure For Trout - What's Your Favorite?

Strike King Bitzy Minnow
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reduced-fee sport fishing licenses
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Reduced-fee sport fishing licenses

To get the reduced fee low income license you cant make more than 973 a month
by Dave Brabec
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead Fish at Don Pedro
Replies: 26
Views: 3605

Re: Dead Fish at Don Pedro

Its not just a winter thing. Every summer event here leaves lots of dead fish .But in winter its deep water fish not taken care of and summer its hot water and lack of o2
by Dave Brabec
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Konocti COVID LATEST PUBLIC NOTICE January 1, 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Re: Konocti COVID LATEST PUBLIC NOTICE January 1, 2021

Really cant believe the casino is opening. A lot of the covid cases in Lake co are in the Pomo reservation.
by Dave Brabec
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Used Boat Registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Used Boat Registration in CA

Bought lots of used boats over the years, Just filled out pink and a bill of sale. Check your VIN number and make sure everything matches. Boat a 14 aluminum boat once and Pink slip didnt match Vin or CF numbers .
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing & Music
Replies: 15
Views: 1615

Re: Fishing & Music

My last boat with music in it was 5 boats ago and 40 years ago
by Dave Brabec
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: life vests
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: life vests

Reg life jackets for me. Too many stories of self inflating not inflating when wearer was in water. As far as throwable device. Yes you need to have on board. But I have looked and never found anything saying rope has to be attached or on deck. Mine is accessible but in center locker.
by Dave Brabec
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NOOB question: G Loomis GLX vs Dobyns
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: NOOB question: G Loomis GLX vs Dobyns

My 804cb is used more than any other crank bait rod I own.
by Dave Brabec
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WWBT 2020 Pro/Am TOC Clear Lake Pro Day 1 Results
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: WWBT 2020 Pro/Am TOC Clear Lake Pro Day 1 Results

Cold weather and to many boats on their heads for last 2 months, What a zoo this fall has been.
by Dave Brabec
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Bass And Crappie Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: Clearlake Bass And Crappie Advice

When it finally cools off the crappie bite gets better. Thanksgiving thru the winter