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by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Yesterday snagged a PICO DIGGER
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: Yesterday snagged a PICO DIGGER

Dang Andy, I haven't heard of a Pico Digger for years, let alone seen one..Somewhere in one of my tackle boxes I do believe I still have several original Pico Perch lures..I havent used them since the mid 70's..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Super glued my fingers together tying steelhead jigs.
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Re: Super glued my fingers together tying steelhead jigs.

I have yet had a reason to try it, but I have heard that a few drops of cooking oil gently worked between the fingers will also separate them..Truthfully if this works, it would seem to be better than using acetone in any concentration..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Rod Repair?

If location is not a problem, take them to Coyote Bait and Tackle, they have a man from Los Banos (I believe) that picks them up one week and returns them the next fixed as good as new..I have used their service numerous times and can't find any fault with it..About the only way it could get better ...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just found some made in the States Speed Traps!
Replies: 5
Views: 915

Re: Just found some made in the States Speed Traps!

Thanks for sharing where there Andy..Just kidding, I would want to keep it to myself also..At least until I got all I could..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Darter Head Baits ??
Replies: 32
Views: 5854

Re: Darter Head Baits ??

Dang Mark, I didn't realize you were so adept..I thought you specialized with the Flick-Shake..OH well, it is all good..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Texas Rigged Worm....?
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

Re: Texas Rigged Worm....?

I learned to worm fish using a T-rigged Manns Jelly Worm, on the local ponds and lakes around the Naval base while stationed in Millington. Tn..My first catch was actually a 2 to 2 1/2 pound read ear sunfish..Over the years, it seems I use it less and less..It is almost to the point of not using it ...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ban the A-rig in tournaments petition. Some very well known
Replies: 111
Views: 13216

Re: Ban the A-rig in tournaments petition. Some very well kn

must be some of the anonymous signers..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Nope, the big event is Marty's birthday celebration..Who knows how many years he has been celebrating..I just hope he has many, many more..I will be up to Oroville fishing on Saturday, so I'll get my Birthday wishes in a day or so early..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTY..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Coyote Bait and Tackle needs your HELP!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

Re: Coyote Bait and Tackle needs your HELP!!

So sorry to hear about the breakin and theft..I will definitely be keeping my eyes and ears open..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Only 5 days to go Marty..What you got planned..

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by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Air Compressor, aren't they designed to blow..I figured you were trying to keep it a secret..The event that is..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Are you ready Marty, only one more week to go..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Dang it, just 9 days to go..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mother Of The Year! - NFR, but worth reading
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: Mother Of The Year! - NFR, but worth reading

She has my vote..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Ten days to go..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

You are on the right track Rick, but my birthday is in July..I plan on being on Clearlake that particular day..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

11 days and counting down..Are you excited yet..Someone is probably dreading it..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Nope, not that that isn't a great idea..The event does involve one of the Nutcases though..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Re: Just to let everyone know

Nope, not any of those, although one of the responders definitely knows what the event is..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just to let everyone know
Replies: 19
Views: 3357

Just to let everyone know

12 more days to the big event..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: heres wishing all you Nutcases
Replies: 0
Views: 291

heres wishing all you Nutcases

Agreat New Year..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Motor Guide doctor
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Motor Guide doctor

Take it to the Hook in Oakley and have Dr. Gene give it a physical..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing Oroville in January and Febuary
Replies: 4
Views: 938

Re: Fishing Oroville in January and Febuary

Absolutely, Oroville is worth fishing anytime of the year..You probably aren't going to catch a whole lot of large fish, but you should be able to catch a good many, probably most in the slot that you have to release..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Merry Christmas!

Right back at you Mr Gator, may you and yours have a great holiday season..\\

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: **NEW Tackle Storage System**
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: **NEW Tackle Storage System**

What is it, where can we get it..Nothing like something new that we have no idea what it consists of..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Basic go to setups???
Replies: 24
Views: 3775

Re: Basic go to setups???

A Senko rod and a jig rod..After that it depends on where and when I am fishing..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congratulations ASH - A New Angler Is Amongst Us!
Replies: 18
Views: 3028

Re: Congratulations ASH - A New Angler Is Amongst Us!

Congratulations to the Ashcroft family..You have a lot to look forward to, enjoy every minute of it..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is there such a thing
Replies: 8
Views: 1896

Is there such a thing

as having too much, be it rods and reels or lures..Can you have too many soft plastics or hard baits..You can only use one at a time, unless you are tossing an Alabama or Calibama rig..Do we purchase new gear because we need it, or because we want it,or is it because we are addicted..In all honesty ...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hetch Hetchy
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Hetch Hetchy

Sounds about right for San Francisco politicians..The Hetch Hetchy pipe line is in dire need of rebuilding..It no doubt would be considerably cheaper to run a pipe line from the Delta than replacing the current one from HetchHetchy..Of course that would end up with less water in the Delta..And no do...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerkbait followers
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Jerkbait followers

Actually it has only happened to me twice, both during last months Federation event on Shasta..Any way you want to look at it, it is frustrating to see them and not be able to trigger them into a strike..Both appeared to be keeper size, which would have definitely helped me out..Nothing much worse t...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerkbait followers
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Jerkbait followers

OK, guys we had a discussion on what to do about swimbait followers, how about those following your jerkbait..Do you try a different bait with either more or less flash..Do you increase or decrease your pauses..Do you put more or less action into your jerks..How about a larger or smaller bait, diffe...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: swimbait followers
Replies: 19
Views: 3790

Re: swimbait followers

You could always use one of the new swimbaits produced by Symtex or Skoda Works..I understand they have produced explosive strikes, or something like that..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: swimbait followers
Replies: 19
Views: 3790

Re: swimbait followers

Has anyone tried the figure 8 routine with the swimbait, like musky fishermen sometimes have success with..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: RIP Paul "Stretch" Cunningham
Replies: 21
Views: 4441

Re: RIP Paul "Stretch" Cunningham

My condolences to Pauls family and friends..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats to Delgado & Moua!
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Re: Congrats to Delgado & Moua!

Something tells me these young men will represent their school and area very well at the Championship..Congratulations to them for making it there..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Nov 08, 2011 7:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 9lbs 6oz Early this morning........it's a BOY!!
Replies: 30
Views: 3327

Re: 9lbs 6oz Early this morning........it's a BOY!!

Definitely a keeper..You got that right about grandkids..Congratulations Gary and family..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quick question or two on the A-rig
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Quick question or two on the A-rig

I realize Paul Elias did very well with it in his last tournament..Obviously it was quite effective for him..Was he the only contestant using the rig, if not how did the others using it finish in the contest..Would or could he have done as well using a different bait/technique suitable for the situa...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: We Have Lost Stan Panero, R.I.P. Bud......
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: We Have Lost Stan Panero, R.I.P. Bud......

My condolences to Stan's family and friends..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alabama Gig/ Umbrella Rig Banned!
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Alabama Gig/ Umbrella Rig Banned!

Gene, without a doubt, new he would get mixed reactions from his decision..It really does not matter why he opted to disallow the use of the A-rig or unbrella rigs for his tournaments..They are his tournaments..I may not agree with him on if there will be increased fish mortality, but I do agree it ...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: It's for fun. Enjoy.
Replies: 15
Views: 2083

Re: It's for fun. Enjoy.

Don, the sound on my system is kaput..What body of water were you on..In any case that is an awesome catch..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Good luck today Jason Milligan/FLW Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 669

Re: Good luck today Jason Milligan/FLW Championship

Jason is another of our California young guns that truly represents the best of the sport..I have fished against him in several California Federation events..His drive and determination are noteworthy..His personality is definitely one of his strong points, that and his fish catching ability..No dou...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: sharpening hooks ???
Replies: 13
Views: 1789

Re: sharpening hooks ???

I can put a razor edge on a knife or an axe, but I have never been able to get a point on a hook..I guess I am just doing it completely wrong..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Spear guns for carp on the Delta
Replies: 7
Views: 1777

Re: Spear guns for carp on the Delta

Properly prepared, carp can be just as tasty as most any other fish..My personal opinion is those coming from clean clear water are tastier than those from not so clear water..My used to clean them then pressure cook them (to soften the bones) and can them..She would then make them into cakes like s...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Alabama Rig
Replies: 110
Views: 16630

Re: Alabama Rig

sTony, it definitely is not as sporting as using a single lure in my opinion..Using the rig does not assure you you will do as well as Elias did..You still have to be using it in the right place at the right time..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California's Chris Zaldain best pro of 2011 in Central Open
Replies: 6
Views: 1509

Re: California's Chris Zaldain best pro of 2011 in Central O

Wow, now I can say I fished with an Elite pro..Congratulations Chris, I wish you the best..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: When Is it Ethics Vs Encroachment ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2938

Re: When Is it Ethics Vs Encroachment ?

I wish you the best off duty..You most certainly have earned you recreation time..I cannot disagree with a single thing you posted, even though I do enjoy the competition of a tournament, even though I have seldom done very well in them..I have no sponsors, other than myself, and expect none..If peo...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: need some help
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: need some help

I am probably the wrong one to ask or answer this question..I haven't had much success with swimbaits, probably because I do not spen enough time using them..The only ones I have had any success with are the River 2 Sea Bottomwalkers..I have done very well with them on Trinity, but haven't done well...
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where to take my 4 year old
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Re: Where to take my 4 year old

I would head for Oroville..He might not catch any really big ones, but I think he would het his string pulled a bunch..

mac
by mac (Doyle McEwen)
Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: need some help
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: need some help

The Okuma rod is a swimbait rod..You could also use it for pumching and as a flipping stick..The Lamiglas could also be used the same ways (I think)..I am not sure at all on it.. Was the price $60 for both or each..Either way it isn't too bad.. I have a Calcutta 100 mounted on my Okuma, but any dece...

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