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by StogieMan
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please

Get the Ultrex, get it with the Bird ducer you will want to use eventually.. You will get so much more enjoyment fishing with the Ultrex for what ever the length of time it takes to upgrade your electronics. I don't know how i managed to fish before having an Ultrex. :lol: Next buy yourself an exter...
by StogieMan
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 3320

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

KVC’s decision not to have tournaments, is not entirely Covid ! they have been pushing the bass fisherman out of the picture for years now !, jacked there rates way up “, no more discount “ charge for launching , etc. If anyone is interested I would recommend you google "Big Valley Rancheria&q...
by StogieMan
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 3320

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

I don't want to get into whole the Covid discussion, is it real or is it sensationalized. Do we need to wear masks or not; do we stay home or not. Rather the fact is that Covid has impacted the fishing community more than once, first and foremost with Lake Closures and I for one am so glad Clear Lak...
by StogieMan
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: BBT - Clear Lake July 25th and July 26th
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Re: BBT - Clear Lake July 25th and July 26th

Hi Randy,
I pre-registered for both days, looking forward to the event this weekend!
by StogieMan
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: help with bantam mgl
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: help with bantam mgl

Give Dave’s reel service a call.
He can help you (847) 549-7170

Or call Shimano Direct, they are in Irvine.
949-951-5003
by StogieMan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta Legend Passes on....
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Another Delta Legend Passes on....

Pete, sorry to hear the news about Jay.
My condolences to yon and your wife.
by StogieMan
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Lodging ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1505

Re: Clear Lake Lodging ?

During the Memorial Day weekend I fished every day until 11am then cruised the lake with my wife in the tri-toon. At one point we were headed up the hi way 20 from the Oaks and went into the bay in Glen haven that has the Indian beach resort. Indian beach had a ton of cars and people. I can't say wh...
by StogieMan
Sun May 10, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???
Replies: 36
Views: 6657

Re: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???

It was great to be back on the water today. Lots of pleasure boaters, jet skiers etc. They seemed to outnumber the fisherman :D

Funny but I don't remember Skeet Reese being a resident here and yet he was on the lake in his tournament boat??
by StogieMan
Fri May 08, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???
Replies: 36
Views: 6657

Re: Clear Lake Opening for Locals Saturday ???

Any further confirmation on this actually happening?
by StogieMan
Wed May 06, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake
Replies: 46
Views: 6020

Re: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake

Today I stopped by a local tackle shop that is open, dropped a $100 just because, I mean its not like i needed this stuff but felt its the right thing to do.

I was told that the No Fishing rule from a kayak changed on Saturday, I had not heard that?
by StogieMan
Sun May 03, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta
Replies: 11
Views: 2030

Re: Shasta

Ramps and motels are personal preferences.
I like Packers Bay for the ramp and the Fawndale for lodging.
by StogieMan
Fri May 01, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake
Replies: 46
Views: 6020

Re: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake

I am in no way looking to stir the pot but if you are serious then you need to do some homework. Pace is not elected he is appointed, so you would need to find the person or persons responsible for putting him in that position. I would love to hear from Dr. Tait, she held the office prior to Pace an...
by StogieMan
Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tuolumne County just Opened up
Replies: 23
Views: 2316

Tuolumne County just Opened up

So Pedro and McClure just to name 2 are good to fish.
by StogieMan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake
Replies: 46
Views: 6020

Re: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake

Opie, I know your frustrated, so am I. I want the lake open too and STRONGLY disagree with the decisions made thus far. However having voiced my opinion (several times) to those who are in positions of responsibility, that is the venue given to me, to all of us, I can do nothing more than respect th...
by StogieMan
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake
Replies: 46
Views: 6020

Re: Still NO FISHING at Clear Lake

There are many groups who want access to the lake, not just the fisherman, although as a group we appear to be the most vocal. (at least behind a keyboard :-)) I have written both the supervisors and the Health Officer voicing my opinion and based on the video feed from yesterdays board meeting, Dr....
by StogieMan
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta Anglers, whats open
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Shasta Anglers, whats open

I went to packers and it was not too busy, lots and lots of room to park, people were staying at least 6' away and the lake was great. I have not been there for years and had easily 50-60 fish, yeah they were 1 pound to 1.5 pounder's but it was exactly what i needed.
by StogieMan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Any Clear Lake Insight ?

it actually reads as follows.....
and will continue to be in effect until 11:59 p.m. on June 1, 2020, or until it is
extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by the Health Officer.

So it is in the hands of one person, the health officer.
by StogieMan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta Anglers, whats open
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Re: Shasta Anglers, whats open

I am leaving at o'dark 30.
Plan to hit the lake around 6am, out by 2;30-3;00.
Going to have to wing it, I have not been on the lake for 4 years but I am excited.
by StogieMan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Any Clear Lake Insight ?

Well the good new is the wind has been blowing all week but today the lake is like glass.
Oh wait I almost forgot, I saw 3 kayaks enjoying a 20 plus mile long lake, and the were all together
by StogieMan
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Shasta Anglers, whats open
Replies: 11
Views: 1492

Shasta Anglers, whats open

I have not been on my boat for 8 weeks and need to spend a day fishing. I live on a lake that's closed which adds to my frustration. Thinking outside the box a little, I can get to Shasta in a little over 3 hours and that is within range of my tolerance. So before getting on Hi-way 5 and heading Nor...
by StogieMan
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Any Clear Lake Insight ?

It’s official.
Only non-powered boats allowed on clear lake at this time
by StogieMan
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Clear Lake Insight ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2812

Re: Any Clear Lake Insight ?

You want some insight, OK I will give you some of mine. First of all let's cover who I am; I am an avid fisherman like many here, I own a late model bass boat that I love to use every chance i get and a late model Pontoon boat so obviously I love being on the water. Any bass fisherman knows that Cle...
by StogieMan
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Here's Your Chance! CDFW Emergency Meeting to Determine Covid Fishing Restriction
Replies: 35
Views: 5418

Re: Here's Your Chance! CDFW Emergency Meeting to Determine Covid Fishing Restriction

This is a case of monkey see, monkey do! Ca sold 1.6 million fishing licenses, stamps and other outdoor required permits in 2019 to the tune of $60.7 million Dollars. I think Ca should have an "Outdoor Stimulus Package" and return our money since they feel we are uneducated to the extent t...
by StogieMan
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Speaking of Berryessa
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Speaking of Berryessa

Would anyone have any knowledge if the Putah Creek ramp was open?
Second to that if Capell was open
by StogieMan
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 4404

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

Fished Clear Lake today, a ton of boats on the water.
Bite was pretty good too
by StogieMan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 4404

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

I just took a short, non-essential drive :-) around an the area (Clear Lake).
I went to 3 ramps, all open and all had several boats that had launched.
by StogieMan
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 4404

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

I am a little confused, are the last 2 pictures of nice fish catch's from today (Thursday) and from Clear Lake or are they from today some where to illustrate fishing is and always will be fun :D
by StogieMan
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Outdoor Pro Shop “ team open CL
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Outdoor Pro Shop “ team open CL

I am curious, I thought orgs had to apply for a permit in June or July the prior year at the Jamboree?
So if I have that right, why are we learning in February about an April tournament.

Also is it $200.00 plus an additional $20.00 each day ($40.00 total) for big fish?
by StogieMan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 29.42 to Win Clear Lake New Years Day Results
Replies: 13
Views: 2831

Re: 29.42 to Win Clear Lake New Years Day Results

I fished this tournament and had a blast, what a great way to start the New Year by fishing. Having said that I strickly donated to the pot with the lowest bag weighed in. Clear Lake is simply amazing, 47 to 49 degreee water temps and 9 bags over 20 pounds, let alone the stud who weighed in 29 :shock:
by StogieMan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Retirement Plans for Northern Califoria
Replies: 23
Views: 2542

Re: Retirement Plans for Northern Califoria

Yes it's true that parts of Clear Lake can be sketchy, the city of Clrear Lake comes to mind right away. I purchssed in Buckingham and I highly reccomend the area. As for options living lakeside, outside of the Delta and Clear Lake I dont know of any others, I could be wrong? What I mean is other th...
by StogieMan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Retirement Plans for Northern Califoria
Replies: 23
Views: 2542

Re: Retirement Plans for Northern Califoria

I live in the East Bay and the closest Delta ramp to me is 30 minutes away. I learned to fish (such as it is) in the Delta and will always love the Delta for reasons that are too numerous to mention but it is a special place. Having said that it is widely known that Delta water has been under attack...
by StogieMan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: McClure Rip Off
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

McClure Rip Off

Went to McClure with 3 buddy's last Friday, we planed to fish 2 days at McClure then hit Pedro for Sunday. So Friday at o'dark 30 when we hit the lake we paid for launching as you are instructed, $15.00 a day for car and boat launch so $30,00 x 4 We stayed at the Barrett Cove area and rented 2 of th...
by StogieMan
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boatmasters- Livermore, anyone use them ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1209

Re: Boatmasters- Livermore, anyone use them ?

I am sure you will get many responses to your question. I have been using them for over 20 years and I am 100% satisfied.
by StogieMan
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Places to stay on the Delta
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Re: Places to stay on the Delta

It sounds like you should conact the Sugar Barge on Bethel Island. They have an area that is only a few hundred feet from their ramp/ store/restaurant. This area is always full of trailers and moorhomes but they may have an area where you can pitch a tent, not sure about that. Also nearby is Russo's...
by StogieMan
Tue May 01, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clearlake Inspection Stickers
Replies: 12
Views: 1869

Re: Clearlake Inspection Stickers

I know thiis is not what the OP asked but here goes.....I recently I purchased a home at the lake and as such have made several trips to the local hardware store, Kelseyville Lumber.

Thy are open until 7PM so if by chance your arrival is in the early evning, they have stickers there as well.
by StogieMan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Portable jump for crank battery
Replies: 14
Views: 1891

Re: Portable jump for crank battery

I think having a jump box gives me peace of mind. Originally I carried a low dollar unit that only had marginal performance. I am not endorsing anyone do what I did but I now have the GB 150 Boost Pro from Nocco. This jump starter is a beast and frankly expensive, but it will jump start a diesel tru...
by StogieMan
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Salinity Barrier in Franks Tract
Replies: 13
Views: 3209

Re: Salinity Barrier in Franks Tract

I took the survey!
by StogieMan
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Levels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 807

Clear Lake Levels ?

with all the rain we have had the last few weeks has it been enough to raise the water level at Clear Lake?
I know the reference is with the "Rumsey riffel" but to be honest I have never really understood that measurement.
So for those that know, is the lake at average, above average??
by StogieMan
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Chamber Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 5482

Re: Clear Lake Chamber Tournament

There were reported to be 115 or so participants in this event, other than the 40 or so pictured in the attachment, is there a place where the entire results are posted?
by StogieMan
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for Legend Boat owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Looking for Legend Boat owners

Legend Owners,
I am intersted in a Legend V-20 but have not seen one let alone riden in one.
If you have a V-20 I would love to look it over. Will meet you anywhere to look one over in person
by StogieMan
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Lewis Andy "Cooch" Cuccia
Replies: 56
Views: 21985

Re: RIP Andy "Cooch" Cuccia

Andy helped me become a better fisherman, he even Coochified me with my tag name :D
Andy touched a lot of people and he will be missed.

My heart felt condolences to the family.
by StogieMan
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2014 Z-521c / Etec 250 H.O. (**Price Reduced**)
Replies: 5
Views: 2960

2014 Z-521c / Etec 250 H.O. (**Price Reduced**)

I have a loaded and custom colored 2014 521c for sale. Dual Console Warranty until 2021 Bullet Wheel upgrade (5) and touring package (3) HDS 12" lowrance, all networked Atlas Hyd Jack plate w/ gauge. Dual blinker style trim at wheel. Hamby's. Dual 8' power poles. (2) matching Butt seats and cha...
by StogieMan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear lake boat ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Clear lake boat ramps

I am llking for a public ramp closest to the old Konocti Resort.
All I can think of is Brado's all the way in Buckingham, anyone?
This could also be a pay to launch if that matters
by StogieMan
Thu May 18, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hitting the Delta in the a.m., it will be low tide. so are the
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

Hitting the Delta in the a.m., it will be low tide. so are the

restrictions still in effect?
I hate to ask this but I don't fish the Delta as much as I used too and the last thing I want to do is break a rule.
by StogieMan
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Going to the Delta Friday (tomroow) are the restrictions
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Re: Going to the Delta Friday (tomroow) are the restrictions

Well I kept it simple and erroed on the side of caution.
The morning launch at Sugar was high tide, so I fished for 3 hours in Franks then figured it was safe to run around,
by StogieMan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Going to the Delta Friday (tomroow) are the restrictions
Replies: 3
Views: 1260

Going to the Delta Friday (tomroow) are the restrictions

still unchanged?
I looked at the OES site and could find nothing up to date.
The most current is the post by acooch and that was 10 days ago

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