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by StogieMan
Mon Sep 26, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Closing Clear Lake to Tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: Closing Clear Lake to Tournaments

I have never understood the approach this state takes toward the management of our fisheries. California Fisheries Management, there's an oxymoron if ever there was one. Many "other states" have very successful and documented programs that, as intended, support, protect and enhance the nat...
by StogieMan
Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Closing Clear Lake to Tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 2113

Re: Closing Clear Lake to Tournaments

I am following this thread but also confused.
There will be zero tournaments for October, is that right?
As far as next year there will be one tournament per month, do I understand that right?
by StogieMan
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dee Thomas Celebration of Life
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Dee Thomas Celebration of Life

I was there, I drove down from Clear Lake where I live now. It was a nice crowd and great to hear the stories about Dee.

I had a few of my own which I did not share but it is safe to say I remember the man and it was important that I attend.

God speed Dee
by StogieMan
Thu Aug 11, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Kayaks and Kick Boats
Topic: Asking the Kayak Community just in case
Replies: 0
Views: 353

Asking the Kayak Community just in case

Just in case you have a Kayak you are thinking of selling. I know they often get listed for sale elsewhere and want to be contacted if you are considering a sale. I would be a first time Yak buyer, my conventional bass rig has difficulty launching with the drought impacted lakes we have.
by StogieMan
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berryessa Launch Ramps
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Berryessa Launch Ramps

I fished Berryessa 2 weeks ago and used the Putah Creek ramp. It is down to one lane which made for a horrible experience getting off the lake. I don't know if there was a special event that Saturday but 1.5 hour wait to get off.
by StogieMan
Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately

Hi Pete, It's been a long long time and I hope you are well. How is Vince, he must be in his 20's by now! So the cigar thing, yeah if I am fishing I have cigars with me. 20 years ago I was fishing the Delta working a tule line and here comes Cooch working it in my direction. We knew each other, (wel...
by StogieMan
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Re: Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately

Surely someone has fished Berryessa lately and can comment on the ramps. :shock:
by StogieMan
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately
Replies: 8
Views: 1228

Has anyone launched at Berryessa lately

I wanted to head up there this weekend but I don’t know if the drought has impacted the launch sites.

Typically I use either Capell Cove or the Putah Creek locations
by StogieMan
Tue Jul 19, 2022 4:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dee Thomas
Replies: 21
Views: 2784

Re: Dee Thomas

Sad news. RIP Dee!
Thanks for taking me fishing, I will never forget it.
by StogieMan
Tue May 03, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: (2) Solix 15" for sale (Please Delete)
Replies: 1
Views: 843

(2) Solix 15" for sale (Please Delete)

I have (2) Solix 15's for sale, both are Mega SI/Chirp/SI-DI units.
These are Gen1 with the most recent software upgrade.
I am the original owner, no scratches, both have factory covers.
$1800.00 each.
I also have the Transom transducer, DI/SI for $250.00
Text me at 925-588-9615
by StogieMan
Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 26.17 to Win Clear Lake | ABA Results Feb 26
Replies: 6
Views: 1661

Re: 26.17 to Win Clear Lake | ABA Results Feb 26

Can anyone tell me where I can see the full results for this event at Clear Lake?
The web site for ABA is confusing and try as I might, I can't locate it??
by StogieMan
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse hack
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

Re: Tackle Warehouse hack

Not to bust on TW but because of this issue potentially happening I always buy from TW as a guest meaning I "Never" have my CC info saved and on file. However.... and this is my beef, I got hacked too so they save my data anyway, Disapointing to say the least!
by StogieMan
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Has the water level come up at Clear Lake
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Has the water level come up at Clear Lake

I know we all had a few days of good rain and I suspect the water level at Clear lake has risen but I can't tell? Also I don't know how to read the data from the link posted here for Rumsey, maybe it's me but its confusing. So can someone who lives at the lake tell me what (if any) impact the weeken...
by StogieMan
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone been to Berryessa lately
Replies: 2
Views: 975

Anyone been to Berryessa lately

I live at Clear Lake and although the fishing here can still be good I am tired of the record algae growth we have here and more to the point, the amount of time needed to clean my boat and my gear after a day on the water. So I want to head to Berry and I am not asking for what they are biting and ...
by StogieMan
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any results from the 2 day Chamber at Clear Lake?
Replies: 2
Views: 1081

Any results from the 2 day Chamber at Clear Lake?

The Chamber of Commerce just had their 2 day, any results?
by StogieMan
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge
Replies: 13
Views: 3084

Re: Clear Lake Water Level | USGS | Rumsey Gauge

I have only lived at CL 2 years and have no experience with cyclical drought / low water levels. Can those here who have lived here for a while, which ramps remain open during very low water levels. I would think library park or Redbud come to mind?
by StogieMan
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2021 Fishing Licenses for Sale | CLICK TO BUY
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Re: 2021 Fishing Licenses for Sale | CLICK TO BUY

Given Ca is one of if not the most expensive states (if not the most expensive state) in the country for the "privilege" of a fishing license, how about a discount for the 3 months I was denied access to all my local lakes in 2020 :evil:
by StogieMan
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex or Electronics 1st? Need some help please
Replies: 11
Views: 1504

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: 5682

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: 5682

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: 1384

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: 1830

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: 2116

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: 1966

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: 8866

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: 8866

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: 8867

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: 2810

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: 8867

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: 3407

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: 8867

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: 8867

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: 2196

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: 3771

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: 2196

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: 3771

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: 2196

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: 3771

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: 3771

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: 7354

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: 952

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: 6301

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: 6301

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: 6301

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: 1410

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: 3446

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: 3586

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: 3586

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: 1577

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: 1881

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.