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by Fishfreq
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Truck Break in at Folsom Lake
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: Truck Break in at Folsom Lake

Heads up, I went to Folsom last night to run my boat for a couple hours and my truck was broken into. Smashed out my back passenger door window. Only thing of value was my checkbook, which they took. Spent this morning closing that account and having a new window put in... :? Granite Bay launch bet...
by Fishfreq
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wacky O-rings slipping off yum dingers
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Wacky O-rings slipping off yum dingers

Anyone tried the Arsenal silicone band and plier setup? Looks cool BUT how does it really work?

https://arsenalfishing.com/product/wacky-neko-tube-plier
by Fishfreq
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bullards Bar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1237

Re: Bullards Bar?

The key there Andy is to think like a spot that feeds on kokanee, there is no other bait species, that spends most of it's life at 60+ feet deep. That means, for a bass to grow giant, they don't waste energy feeding shallow. Ever. Sure at some point they come up to spawn. They leave quickly thereaft...
by Fishfreq
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn kota repair?
Replies: 8
Views: 1048

Re: Minn kota repair?

In the Sacramento area there's Sunny.

Sunny's Electric Marine, 4435 Gandy Way, Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 487-3868

Not too sure if that's the current number but I didn't want to post his cell. Anyone been there lately?
by Fishfreq
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 5783

Re: Another Delta sea lion

This happened today in St. Francis Yacht club. I was there for 15 minutes and saw one sea lion kill 3 big bass. It just ate the tail and kept hunting. Sad. What really can be done? See video and pic of weight What's really sad is this is not feeding behavior. This is thrill killing or 'surplus' kil...
by Fishfreq
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Boat carpet
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: Boat carpet

Looking for a Boat Carpet installer, resonable price Modesto, Manteca, Tracy Area... thanks Someone once posted about an upholstery shop outta Fresno that did their carpet, and not only did it look GREAT, but it was dirt cheap. Something like $1,100 or $1,200?? I don't remember... But it was such a...
by Fishfreq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: Lake Oroville bass

Yea thanks for reminding us about Oroville. What ever happened to that Bass Rustler's(?) annual fund raising tourney where proceeds were used to stock Florida strain largemouth? It could use an annual influx of big bass genes. Don Railey?

Heard a huge largie was caught there recently. Is that true?
by Fishfreq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 2319

Re: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

Straight braid... I know it's not an answer but I'm really surprised that isn't used more frequently. Especially, at places like Delta that is never crystal clear... I use straight braid in the delta and CL for all punching and frog work, AND in clear water, they don't care. Done it pitching senko'...
by Fishfreq
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 2319

Re: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

I'm no expert, but I have almost always used the alberto knot. And contrary to what many on this forum say I Keep my leaders long. I make sure my knot is as tight as it will go and then cut the tag end of my flouro as close to the knot as possible. From there I reel on 18'-25' of leader and when I ...
by Fishfreq
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Punching hook question
Replies: 8
Views: 573

Re: Punching hook question

Well that’s the catch 22 isn’t it? Straight shank hooks have the best hook up ratio but are the worst for keeping pladtic baits on without destroying them. I dont tie snell knot either. Instead I use an Owner CPS (large size preferably) on a Mustad Ultra Point round bend swim jig hook in 3/0 90% of...
by Fishfreq
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel
Replies: 27
Views: 2319

Re: Braid to mono knot on a spinning reel

Anybody using the Alberto knot, and how does it hold?
by Fishfreq
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bearing upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Bearing upgrade

Wanting to upgrade my Curado bearings. I’ve been researching different brands. Boca, hawgtech etc.. Any suggestions on which route to take? I've got a friend, pro nor-cal basser, that used Boca's on a few reels. Got really tired of the noise, even with their light oil, went back to stock. Just sayi...
by Fishfreq
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Not sure where you live, or if it's still there. But sportsmans warehouse in fairfield had a team lews custom pro long range crank rod. 9 ft, telescoping, 50% off. Saw it on Wednesday. Just an update and 'thanks' to Kyle for bird doggin' me a nice XD crankbait rod! Ran that Lew's thru it's paces, a...
by Fishfreq
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Remember the Eradication Plan for the Nutria on the Delta?
Replies: 9
Views: 1173

Re: Remember the Eradication Plan for the Nutria on the Delta?

mark poulson wrote:If we see them, can we kill them?


YES, you may Mark. You have my permission!
by Fishfreq
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sacramento Prop Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Sacramento Prop Repair

+1 for Gary Peeler. He's been doin' my props for decades. He's got eons of racing prop experience and that huge tumbler finishing machine? No one else has one of those...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Finding big spots at Bullards Bar
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: Finding big spots at Bullards Bar

Disclaimer I have never even seen bullards bar. Just had to let that be known. I have done quite a bit of spotted bass fishing in deep clear northern ca waters. In my experiences finding big spots is much harder than catching them. I rarely, if ever, catch a big spot after fishing an area for more ...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Finding big spots at Bullards Bar
Replies: 14
Views: 2648

Re: Finding big spots at Bullards Bar

Listen to Larry; fishing with him and learning his big bass/deep water principles has served me well in my life. Many of my DD's can be credited to his methodology. You won't catch near as MANY fish looking for giants, but you will break your PB. You've just got to be dedicated to the goal, and fish...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spinning rod/reel found at Berryessa
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Spinning rod/reel found at Berryessa

I had no idea it was his. He contacted me when he saw the post. It was a great set up, not $700, but it was a Powell. Many will say stupid but I do believe in karma. I’ll post pics of my new PB this spring. Haha. Good fishing to all. Enjoy this weather. Yes you do have some good ju ju comin' your w...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 10-mile-long lake formed in Death Valley after heavy rains
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: 10-mile-long lake formed in Death Valley after heavy rains

What awesome pics Elliot! Click on the link guys, cool pics.

Quick, someone go throw some bass, bluegill and catfish in there!!
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Thanks Fishfreq, Yes i'm looking for quality. Can't say I want to spent $3,000 bucks for new batteries but i'm more then willing to pay for good quality AGM batteries if I know what to get. The batteries I have now are group 27 should I get group 31? The Interstate batteries came with the boat and ...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Checked out the Cashion crankbait rods, they sound good. Anyone vouch for them? Any local dealers in Nor-Cal? I'm micro-guide shy; my experience wasn't very good with the 8' Lew's that had 'em. Just doesn't make sense to me how the line isn't going to be crossing the blank if the rod even bends a li...
by Fishfreq
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Good luck, you know it all. Tom If I knew it all Tom I wouldn't be here asking for feedback. Happy to say WB respondents helped me with my search. Your first reply questioned needing to cast 60 yards and cautioned I might hook my partner. Valid questions if my post was asking 'How do I keep from re...
by Fishfreq
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait ro

You need to look at the Fenwick site, the stats look OK but I am not familiar with that rod. Your best choice being located on the west coast is have a custom rod made from salt water inshore blank used for surface jigs (iron). The telescoping design is something a good rod builder can do. Crankbai...
by Fishfreq
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Not sure where you live, or if it's still there. But sportsmans warehouse in fairfield had a team lews custom pro long range crank rod. 9 ft, telescoping, 50% off. Saw it on Wednesday. Great spotting that rod Kyle, looks like a good one, esp at 50% off. What did you think about it? Obviously it mad...
by Fishfreq
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Not sure where you live, or if it's still there. But sportsmans warehouse in fairfield had a team lews custom pro long range crank rod. 9 ft, telescoping, 50% off. Saw it on Wednesday. Great spotting that rod Kyle, looks like a good one, esp at 50% off. What did you think about it? Obviously it mad...
by Fishfreq
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

I have been bass fishing for awhile, caught my 1st lake record 11 lb LMB at lake Havasu in '55and several hundred more DD since then, learned a few things about bass fishing over the years. If you want to know the max depth any crankbait will run using various line sizes or types troll them at know...
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Scott, If you search here, there are many threads I have commented on this question. As already stated, Odyssey batteries are hands down the best AGM battery on the market with the best warranty. The primary reason is because they are the only vendor who uses new lead, not recycled lead, to build t...
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: motormate or old style trasom saver
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: motormate or old style trasom saver

I ran the Trailer style on my old boat for years, no issue. Recently purchased a demo, came with Motormate and the Dealers recommendation of the same. Did some research and there are good arguments both ways; most common - - Trailer style actually supports the assembly, relieving the transom of doi...
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Look into a salmon/steelhead rod. Glass or glass/composite would be the way to go. I tried a BPS 8’6” graphite rod with 6XD on 10# line and 8XD on 12# line and it was not forgiving. Rattled my arms all the way to my shoulders. Glass is a lot softer and loads up perfectly during the cast. Don’t get ...
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

9' cranking rod begs the question why? How far do you plan to cast, over 60 yds? Using 8' rods with 2 anglers in a bass boat can get dicey 9' rods maybe looking for a accident hooking your partner. Tuned reels with the right line can extend your cast 10 yds without going to 9' rods. Tom First answe...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

9' cranking rod begs the question why? How far do you plan to cast, over 60 yds? Using 8' rods with 2 anglers in a bass boat can get dicey 9' rods maybe looking for a accident hooking your partner. Tuned reels with the right line can extend your cast 10 yds without going to 9' rods. Tom First answe...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: motormate or old style trasom saver
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: motormate or old style trasom saver

The Transom savers that support the engine with a bar extending from the trailer roller to the cavitation plate can create severe vibrations that loosen lower unit parts. The newer designs balance the engine so it doesn't rock back and forth flexing the boats transom. If you haven't had a problem i...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Need to buy some new trolling motor batteries and would really appreciate some input on the best type of battery to buy? Seems like the Interstate batteries that came with the boat do not last very long. Thanks much! If you make a post that says 'best batteries', I'm gonna guess you're looking for ...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Popper wrote:Odessey Deep Cycle
4 year full replacement warranty
-Miltary grade batteries


I'm gonna 2nd that choice, Odyssey, arguably the best thin plate pure lead agm tech battery on the planet.
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 1957

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

If you going to spent $400 a battery, spend a few bucks more and get some lithium's Good point Brent, however, you most always have to buy a special charging system for lithiums, and that can be another $500-$750, depending on your choices. The increased cycle life and weight savings make a compell...
by Fishfreq
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Not sure where you live, or if it's still there. But sportsmans warehouse in fairfield had a team lews custom pro long range crank rod. 9 ft, telescoping, 50% off. Saw it on Wednesday. Great spotting that rod Kyle, looks like a good one, esp at 50% off. What did you think about it? Obviously it mad...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oroville
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Oroville

Headed to oroville next weekend. Any word on lake level and water clarity? Any fish getting caught? I just go by the Dept of Water Resources site, which shows it at 65% of full pool. Still not recovered from the mighty spillway crash. What's important to you is the lake is rising, 21k cfs in vs 5k ...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

I opened the front inspection panel on my boat's bow, and and found the rod tubes on the non-driver side had hard rubber end caps, with space in front of them, so I cut the ends of the rod tubes off, and now I can fit 8'+ rods in my rod locker. Good idea, but I'd prefer not to cut off the ends of m...
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

pizzabob wrote:check IROD cranklauncher


I couldn't find an iRod crank launcher over 7' 11". Nor telescopic butt? I'd like to try something in the 8.5-9 foot range.
by Fishfreq
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Not sure where you live, or if it's still there. But sportsmans warehouse in fairfield had a team lews custom pro long range crank rod. 9 ft, telescoping, 50% off. Saw it on Wednesday. Great spotting that rod Kyle, looks like a good one, esp at 50% off. What did you think about it? Obviously it mad...
by Fishfreq
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Re: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Bueller?? Am I the only one that just can't bring myself to buy a bright yellow Wright & McGill rod no matter how cheap it is? Anyone have one they can talk about? Actually Danny Miller told me he tried their XL flipper and was impressed, but my sunglasses aren't dark enough to block out the gla...
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod
Replies: 29
Views: 1272

Looking for a telescopic butt crank bait rod

Anyone out there found a big, XD crankbait rod with a telescopic butt besides Skeet's yellow rods?

Just want a longer rod that fits in 7 1/2' lockers, decent quality.
by Fishfreq
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Camanche Water Level Pix
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

Re: Camanche Water Level Pix

That's not bad at all. I've seen it where the tree was barely showing. How was the clarity ? Camanche is clear in general, filtered by Pardee, sometimes a little color from heavy rains here, there, up the river, but never fear, there is plenty of clear... Been up there couple times the last few wee...
by Fishfreq
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Cranking Battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Cranking Battery?

I need to get a new Starting battery group 27 for my boat and was wondering what batteries you guys use. Bought my boat new in 2013 and replaced the battery 2 yrs ago with an Interstate. On Monday I plugged my boat in and all batteries charged but the starter. It won’t take a charge anymore. Wonder...
by Fishfreq
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex question
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: Ultrex question

Does anybody have any reviews on the ulterra,was thinking about the ease of stow and deploy, would appreciate any feedback Ben, They're very different motors. Although the power stow and deploy is a nice feature with the Ulterra, it pales in comparison to the foot controlled cable power steering te...
by Fishfreq
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex question
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: Ultrex question

What batteries are people using with the 112? (3) group 27's or 31's? My partner has a 36v Ultrex on a Z520 (heavy) Ranger with 3 group 27 Northstar TPPL AGM's, and we've run the snot outta it all day, we do not avoid wind and waves, and have NEVER come close to getting low batteries. The key is us...
by Fishfreq
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2461

Re: battery agms which ones

Odyssey Batteries Pros: Back with a 4 year return Highest CCA ratings and reserve from other brands Vibration and shock impact resistance -Miltary grade Con: tax included $340.00 for group 31 Cranking battery $492.00 for group 31 Deep Cycle for trolling motor Less for group 27-29 You pay upfront, b...
by Fishfreq
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex question
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: Ultrex question

I talked to Minn Kota at the ISE show but still have questions. If I do not intend to purchase Humminbird products is the built in transducer even worth getting? I have been told the Lowrance units don't perform well on Minn Kota's built in transducers. I do not intend to purchase one with a link b...
by Fishfreq
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Teener Largemouth Bass Caught on a Trap
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

Re: Teener Largemouth Bass Caught on a Trap

Yea congrats to that guy Derek. Amazing that Tennessee lake 'only' has a few bass that size 'since the Florida bass stockings', however, I'd swear from the outset that it's a lumpy ol' yeller northern strain bass if I had to guess?

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