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by hydro
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Northwest salmon are struggling to survive.
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Northwest salmon are struggling to survive.

no doubt this is a man caused crisis ( by men in ships with very large nets )
by hydro
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lures removed from anglers by hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 733

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by hydro
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat crash videos that could have ended far differently
Replies: 5
Views: 7333

Re: Bass Boat crash videos that could have ended far differently

found some info online about the boat involved in the 100 MPH crash Boat company is located in Brazil and the Veloster model boat is basically a copy of a Bullet Bass boat Specs are 20 length ,1200 lbs ,rated at 300 HP by the manufacturer but was rigged with a 400 HP engine in the video. Manufacture...
by hydro
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Slack Tide on Dirty D
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: Slack Tide on Dirty D

I would think there are too many variables involved to come up with average time periods for slack tides such as wind generated wave action and or large amounts of runoff coming into Delta from major rivers for example . The higher the tidal difference between hi and low tides would seem to indicate...
by hydro
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat crash videos that could have ended far differently
Replies: 5
Views: 7333

Bass Boat crash videos that could have ended far differently

Two videos that show what can go wrong without warning . One seemingly pretty innocent travelling at only 61 MPH . Kill switch not used resulting in an ever circling boat . The second video pushing the envelope at 102 MPH when prop blows out https://youtu.be/YobMW95xV8Q https://youtu.be/2eeyG2WUS5Y
by hydro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?
Replies: 90
Views: 25147

Re: Mike Long admits deceit behind bass record?

"Only people I see affected by this would be his sponsors he has to anwser too them." ??? Really what about the anglers who lost out on lake records to this guy or team tournament competitors who got robbed of winnings and points due to his cheating . What about tournament organizations wh...
by hydro
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Could desal plants "Restore the Delta"
Replies: 3
Views: 389

Re: Could desal plants "Restore the Delta"

How many of these plants could the state afford to build with the current and future money wasted on the twin tunnel project and Hi speed train to nowhere ?
by hydro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Algal Bloom Advisory Urges to Avoid Lake Water Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Algal Bloom Advisory Urges to Avoid Lake Water Contact

On the local news it was reported they had recently detected this same toxic algae at New Hogan's lake as well .
by hydro
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rising reservoir levels | 5th largest year recorded since 1950
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Rising reservoir levels | 5th largest year recorded since 1950

Lake owners typically don't completely fill their lake(s) to the top until the snow melt runoff becomes manageable (or is about to stop ) . If they topped off the lake right now they might have to deal with more water coming in than they could release with all of the snowpack still remaining in the ...
by hydro
Mon May 13, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Giant caught at Don Pedro 5/12/19!
Replies: 5
Views: 1266

Re: Giant caught at Don Pedro 5/12/19!

What did you catch that on a "Click Bait" ?
by hydro
Sat May 11, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

From what I have read 2 of the first bodies of water where Largemouth bass were first introduced to in California were the Delta and Clear lake in the late 1800's brought out west in tanks cars via railroad . Bass and the native species inhabiting these waters have coexisted over a hundred years wit...
by hydro
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: #ICYMI One of the original boats used for the very first Bassmaster Classic in 1971
Replies: 1
Views: 1585

Re: #ICYMI One of the original boats used for the very first Bassmaster Classic in 1971

But where would you put the power poles and 4) 12" graphs?
by hydro
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reel Information
Replies: 2
Views: 459

Re: Reel Information

Having the original box in that great condition will make it worth more . I'd look around for an antique fishing reel forum to get an Idea of value and info on the reel .
by hydro
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Used 98 Mercury ECU for 200HP EFI #824003A26
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Used 98 Mercury ECU for 200HP EFI #824003A26

These are getting harder to find these days . Stock unit for 1998-1999 2.5 liter outboards . I have heard this ecu is also compatible with 96- 97 200 EFI engines that came with 824003-8 /824003A8 ECU's This unit came off a running engine and has been tested with my Mercury Electronic fuel Injection ...
by hydro
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2007 mercury 150 optimax
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: 2007 mercury 150 optimax

With the Mercury EFI V6 outboards the fuel : air ratio is richened when the engine is cold and then gradually leaned out as the motor temp increases up to normal operating temperature . Not sure if this carries over to the Optimax series of engines but if so you may not be crazy after all regarding ...
by hydro
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Power poles what is the total weight ?
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Power poles what is the total weight ?

Anyone know the total system weight for everything (2 - 8' poles , hyd pump/tank combo , and jack plate mounting brackets . Only info I have found online is that 1 power pole weighs 33 pounds.
by hydro
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Amador...
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Amador...

They stock larger than average trout in there than other lakes. 2-4 pound trout is not a food source for bass. Plus all those bigger trout eat a lot baby bass. It is still a good lake, but not as good as it was in the past for bass. I have my suspicions that a lot if not all of these trout can't su...
by hydro
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Amador...
Replies: 16
Views: 1075

Re: Amador...

I grew up fishing it and had good success there years ago. I hadn't been there in 10 years so I gave it a shot today... what a disappointment... maybe it was the lack of visibility but I threw the kitchen sink at them and blanked... its been a long time since that's happened. Talking to a few guys ...
by hydro
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: How to get the CA emission certification for the out state boat after 2008???
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: How to get the CA emission certification for the out state boat after 2008???

So if I but a 1980's or 90's say Ranger from another state with an old motor I can't get it registered in California? Everything I have found says that 1998 was the first year for federal emission regulation on outboards . Just like with automobile engines nothing effecting emissions could be chang...
by hydro
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Getting to Bullards Bar
Replies: 5
Views: 943

Re: Getting to Bullards Bar

Best advice is to not chance it under these conditions . Did you have tire chains along for your truck? I have seen people chain up trailers to keep them from sliding around but that would destroy fiberglass boat trailer fenders if anything came loose . Glad you made it safe but definitely not a fun...
by hydro
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: How deer should be managed
Replies: 1
Views: 592

Re: How deer should be managed

California already has a deer management plan . ( It's people from the major metropolitan population centers venturing into the foothills and mountains running into deer with their fancy cars they don't know how to drive.)
by hydro
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mattlures contact info
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Mattlures contact info

I was just looking at his web site today and it looks like most of his baits are out of stock . He is undoubtedly very busy right now .
by hydro
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boca Bearing?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Boca Bearing?

Do these Bantam reels have magnetic brakes or just centrifical?

The reason I ask is I put some of these bearings in an old real lacking magnetic braking and it was a backlash- fest so I went back to the stock bearings .
by hydro
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dual Axle, Garage, Best Way to move boat
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Dual Axle, Garage, Best Way to move boat

I read something on this subject written by a guy with a Basscat . He said if he cranked his tongue jack as far up as it would go the front trailer wheels would raise off the floor slightly and he could pivot the trailer on the back two wheels for maneuvering in the garage . Might be worth a try...
by hydro
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Largemouth, Smallmouth, or "Meanmouth" bass?
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Largemouth, Smallmouth, or "Meanmouth" bass?

I'm with you LM+SM body shape looks like a LM but the vertical bars on sides look like a SM .
The tail looks more like a LM too and is not forked looking like SM bass .

You should have donated the fish to the local fish and game dept in the area for evaluation .
by hydro
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1999 Mercury EFI 175 HP - Oil Injected Outboard Motor - For Parts or Rebuild
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

Re: 1999 Mercury 175 HP - Oil Injected Outboard Motor - For Parts or Rebuild

what kind of shape is the lower unit in and what would you take for it ?
by hydro
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds 8 thru hull transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Hds 8 thru hull transducer

Great thanks Ken
by hydro
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Housing near Camanche
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Housing near Camanche

hey Lori they also have a forum here under "classifieds" were you can list rentals for those seeking lodging accommodations
by hydro
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vote NO on prop 3 (yet another attack on the Delta )
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Re: Vote NO on prop 3 (yet another attack on the Delta )

Thanks Ash for helping to spread the word
by hydro
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Vote NO on prop 3 (yet another attack on the Delta )
Replies: 3
Views: 619

Vote NO on prop 3 (yet another attack on the Delta )

Link to story on what Prop 3 claims to do and actually does to the Cal Delta

https://www.restorethedelta.org/2018/09 ... ly-though/
by hydro
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Hds 8 thru hull transducer
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Hds 8 thru hull transducer

I had epoxied in a transducer for a GEN 1 HDS 8 and sold the boat but kept the HDS 8 . Bought a newer boat and want to install the HDS 8 on the console . Seems to me the only transducer options for that unit were the "Skimmer " model or "Trolling motor mount " . Anyone know if th...
by hydro
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2014 Mercury Pro XS 200 for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 638

2014 Mercury Pro XS 200 for sale

Purchased new June 2015 Only 54 hours total run time 20" shaft . Always stored indoors and no saltwater operation $14,500 OBO or possible trade for comparably valued Honda or Toyota
by hydro
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: SOLD 92 Ranger 481V for sale second owner SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 878

SOLD 92 Ranger 481V for sale second owner SOLD

[img][ 481starboard.jpg /img] 481reardeck.jpg More information added 9/10/18 . Boat is in very good condition for it's age . First year for solid fiberglass transom and no cracks in transom what so ever . single console , Optional flippin deck , Seats very good , carpet very good , Lowrance X135 on ...
by hydro
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2005 Mercury Optimax 225hp Cowling
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: 2005 Mercury Optimax 225hp Cowling

not an expert on the 3 liter Mercury outboards but I would think it would interchange with anything in the 3 liter family
by hydro
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?
Replies: 14
Views: 1207

Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

I usually take mine to the kitchen table
by hydro
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2010 basscat for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

Re: 2010 basscat for sale

Where are you located at I am interested in your boat sending you a PM
by hydro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry brown
Replies: 52
Views: 2987

Re: Jerry brown

In Brown's last stint as Governor in 1981 California had the Mediterranean fruit fly outbreak that got out of hand due to the Governor's poor leadership and unwillingness to act . Fast forward to 2018 and California is in flames for the same reasons . Common denominator = Jerry Brown
by hydro
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How much power does a TM use ?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: How much power does a TM use ?

If you connected the 3) 12 volt batteries in parallel the voltage would remain the same but the amp hour capacity of one battery would be multiplied by 3 .


If you connect 3) batteries in series for a 36 volt trolling motor you multiply 12 volts times 3
but the amp hour capacity remains the same .
by hydro
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry brown
Replies: 52
Views: 2987

Re: Jerry brown

Climate change ? The Earth's climate has never been static but instead has constantly been under change in a "Natural" effort to balance out and seek an equilibrium it can never find . While it's true many places in the world are experienceing record high temps in recent years there as jus...
by hydro
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: bassboat question.....
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Re: bassboat question.....

RPM , lower unit gear ratio , prop pitch , hull efficiency

http://www.rbbi.com/folders/prop/propcalc.htm
by hydro
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Paint shop for Mercury outboard cowling ?
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Paint shop for Mercury outboard cowling ?

Can anyone recommend a shop willing to put some new gloss black paint on?
by hydro
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Restoring Franks Tract'
Replies: 5
Views: 1691

Re: Restoring Franks Tract'

The best way to fix the Delta is to stop taking too much water out of it and let Mother Nature take care of things
by hydro
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat / prop / performance questions
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Boat / prop / performance questions

Sounds like you're over propped now not allowing the motor to spin up to full rpm capability . Was the original prop a 25" pitch too ? it's possible the original owner has that prop worked by a prop shop for best performance on that particular boat . Also did the mechanic possibly install new h...
by hydro
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 1997 MERCURY 200HP EFI SOLD,,SOLD..
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: 1997 MERCURY 200HP EFI

The number on the ECU is for a 1999 200 EFI . What is the serial # on the engine and do you have any compression test results?
by hydro
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help with registering a boat
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Help with registering a boat

Can you have it shipped from the original dealer to a dealer in California where you can pick it up and they will know what to do or just call DMV and ask them what they will require?
by hydro
Fri May 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: *SOLD* Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Mercury EFI throttle position sensor test cable

Sorry about the late response I responded to your PM ...

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