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by Turkeyman
Fri Dec 17, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro launch fee
Replies: 25
Views: 2663

Re: Don Pedro launch fee

It has always pissed me off that as a boater you have to pay a day use fee and a launch fee. A 75% increase for the people that use the least amount of resources at the lake is crazy. Not sure I will renew my yearly pass as I'm only 15 minutes from work to Blue Oaks ramp. I guess I can do Melones (2...
by Turkeyman
Wed Nov 10, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Revenge Baits
Replies: 8
Views: 1827

Re: Revenge Baits

Yes, the guy who owned the company passed away earlier this year. Buy any you can find. I spent over $300 on spinner baits when I found out.
by Turkeyman
Mon Nov 08, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 150 Mercury on a 19ft boat?
Replies: 14
Views: 1069

Re: 150 Mercury on a 19ft boat?

I think you would be fine with the 150. However for resale it would be worth more and have more interest from a potential buyer if it had a 200hp. You stated you love the boat and you not interested in running fast at top end so do what you feel is right for YOU!!! I had a 98 Champion 181FS with the...
by Turkeyman
Mon Oct 18, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why did you join Westernbass.com?
Replies: 11
Views: 913

Re: Why did you join Westernbass.com?

I joined when it was NCBF, a lot of good info was shared back then and great guys. Still stick around to see whats going on in the bass fishing world.
by Turkeyman
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro Mocassin launch ramp
Replies: 7
Views: 1301

Re: Don Pedro Mocassin launch ramp

Not sure about Mocassin but Blue Oaks is still open and usable. I can check on it Wednesday and let you know.
by Turkeyman
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: lots of lead to be poured
Replies: 1
Views: 458

Re: lots of lead to be poured

Vheck your PM
by Turkeyman
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Why don't we have a tournament format like the kayak anglers?
Replies: 5
Views: 970

Re: Why don't we have a tournament format like the kayak anglers?

We started using a system similar to bump boards in a 20 member small bass club 30 years ago. It was before smart phones so we used a punch card system to record the fish length. Your co-angler would verify the measurement. You turned in your best 5 measurements. If you where solo than you would we...
by Turkeyman
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California Reservoir Levels
Replies: 26
Views: 2908

Re: California Reservoir Levels

Quack Addict, in other words mis management of our resources by government.
by Turkeyman
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Results from 06/19 River Rat Tournament on Tulloch?
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: Results from 06/19 River Rat Tournament on Tulloch?

Whoopbass, yes my partner and I had 16.5lbs for 2nd place. His son and his partner took 3rd with 14.37. We had a great night with a consistent pattern that i found in the first 30 minutes.
by Turkeyman
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fishing etiquette
Replies: 26
Views: 5219

Re: Fishing etiquette

I was fishing Camanche once and this dude cuts in front of me literally like 30' away. I asked him "Really, I guess I'll just turn around and fish back over the water I just fished?" He said a few dick words which brought out the *** hole in me. I threw my jig up on his front deck and trie...
by Turkeyman
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dead Fish at Don Pedro
Replies: 26
Views: 3605

Re: Dead Fish at Don Pedro

If the fish isn't fizzed quickly after its been caught, it will not make it after riding around upside down in the live well all day to then be fizzed after weigh in. Its quick and easy once you learn how to do it. I hold the fish under water and watch for air bubbles, when they bubbles stop. Remove...
by Turkeyman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Night fishing lights
Replies: 10
Views: 2219

Re: Night fishing lights

Look at Moon Lite, small but very powerful, plug into a stereo jack that you mount on your boat cap. Only problem is trying to order them as you have to go through a dealer as the do not sell direct.
by Turkeyman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones
Replies: 13
Views: 2942

Re: New Melones

A group of us went up the south fork for an overnight fishing trip. Anchored all the boats put out lights and caught some fish. The next morning at the ramp we were wiping my boat down and inside the motor bracket where the trim piston is is a snake all curled up in there. It was a gopher snake but ...
by Turkeyman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: McClure and McSwain opening announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: McClure and McSwain opening announcement

I called and talked to one of the rangers as I live in Merced County but not in the listed towns. He said Ill let you in. And I'm with you Manzo, lets plant trout on the day it opens so everyone stands next to each other on the ramp to catch them. Opp's nobody was following the rules about 6' social...
by Turkeyman
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deformities in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Fish
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Deformities in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Fish

How does farming effect Selenium? The same way it did on Kestersen Wildlife Refuge in Merced County. In the 1980's birds nesting in the Selenium laden waters of the refuge were found to have deformities also. The water used to flood the refuge was from under ground tile drains that lowered the water...
by Turkeyman
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Melones
Replies: 14
Views: 2956

Re: Melones

I was fishing out of Tuttletown a few weeks ago and when I came back in from a day on the water I had a citation for expired “PTI” plate. Never knew mine expired. There isn’t a tag on the PTI plate so the guy had to run every license plate in the parking lot to find out. Pretty pathetic... took my ...
by Turkeyman
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sea lions way up the San Joaquin?
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: Sea lions way up the San Joaquin?

Sea Lions go over 100 miles up the Columbia River and are being stopped by a dam where they eat the salmon and steelhead that are trying to figure out the fish ladder. Fish and Game officials there are starting to euthanize them.
by Turkeyman
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ISE 2020 Role Call
Replies: 11
Views: 2461

Re: ISE 2020 Role Call

I will be there Friday and Saturday at the Strike King booth. Hope to see you all there.
by Turkeyman
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 2412

Re: 2007 Champion 200 Elite w/ 225 ProXS

If sake falls through Id like to talk to you. I have a 1998 Champion 181 fish and ski Id be willing to trade
by Turkeyman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's your favorite thing about the Delta?
Replies: 22
Views: 3014

Re: What's your favorite thing about the Delta?

For me it's the up close and personal style of fishing, flipping, punching and throwing frogs. I fish the motherlode lakes mostly and catching a 2 pounder on a drop shot in 40' is nowhere close to flipping into a tule clump with 65lb braid a big ol' hook and getting bit. :shock:
by Turkeyman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Quagga sticker needed early Saturday Lakeport
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: Quagga sticker needed early Saturday Lakeport

If you can't get one at Jimmy's, I think the casino will issue them 24 hours a day.
by Turkeyman
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: stainless steel or standard nut
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: stainless steel or standard nut

Standard wing nut with battery terminal grease to prevent corrosion of cable terminals.
by Turkeyman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta quantity over quality tip
Replies: 12
Views: 2510

Re: Delta quantity over quality tip

Monte I'm with you, if I have to resort to a drop shot I've failed.
by Turkeyman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tides...
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Tides...

Whatever they are biting on best!!!! Usually I've had the best luck with a high tide over grass flats.
by Turkeyman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melonies
Replies: 9
Views: 2486

Re: New Melonies

Second on Angels Camp RV park. Right across the street from Glory Hole Sports and entrance to the lake. Great people and nice camp ground. I usually stay in my RV but have had several friends stay in the cabins. Not sure if there is tent camping.
by Turkeyman
Wed May 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: “POE MANS” TOP 2 Pedro May 24
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: “POE MANS” TOP 2 Pedro May 24

Seems like Glenn always catches the big fish, eh Randy!!! :D :D
by Turkeyman
Wed May 08, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Modesto Ambassadors night classic Don Pedro
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: Modesto Ambassadors night classic Don Pedro

I think the first time I fished it was in 1994 or 95. It was a 7 fish limit and we stayed in Woods Creek all night. I was resting my eyes about 3 in the morning when my partner stuck into a giant fish, we had no flash light and only the small battery powered black light about 12" long. I netted...
by Turkeyman
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel
Replies: 14
Views: 4060

Re: Help Wanted: Striper Casting Reel

Look at the new Lew's Super duty 300 wide spool. Holds 190 yards of 14lb test and has 24 lbs of drag. Great reel for $200
by Turkeyman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Co Angler looking for fishing partner
Replies: 10
Views: 1729

Re: Co Angler looking for fishing partner

with a screen name of 30-338, I figured you were a shooter.
by Turkeyman
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Boat Financing
Replies: 12
Views: 6125

Re: New Boat Financing

And 10 years from now when his Nitro is worth $20k and he still owes $50k on the loan he will wish he wasn't so stupid. Yup lots of creative options to finance a boat but one has to look at the life expectancy of our rigs and how we use them. Show me a bass boat that is 30 years old with the same m...
by Turkeyman
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best palace to get weather for Don Pedro
Replies: 6
Views: 1112

Re: Best palace to get weather for Don Pedro

Let me know just before you come out and I can give the actual weather trends and maybe a fishing report as I hope to be on the lake a few times before then.
by Turkeyman
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Stories of fishing with your kids
Replies: 13
Views: 1788

Re: Stories of fishing with your kids

Taking my daughter to a farm pond when she was about 4 and smashing some giant crappies that I didn't know were in there. My son when he was about 7 catching a 6.5lb catfish, and last summer (now 22) him catching a 9 lb bass in a tournament for big fish and the win.
by Turkeyman
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Don Pedro Fishing Report and Double-Digit Bass
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: Don Pedro Fishing Report and Double-Digit Bass

Nice fish. That's a good big fish spot if it is where I think it is.
by Turkeyman
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Water Level and Temp at Berryessa??????
Replies: 8
Views: 1503

Re: Water Level and Temp at Berryessa??????

Word has it the glory hole started spilling around 1 pm today.
by Turkeyman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hummingbird settings
Replies: 7
Views: 1185

Re: Hummingbird settings

Make sure your transducer is centered when the trolling motor is deployed. Mine looked centered when stowed but was pointing to the left and would not pick up baits dropped down on the right side of the boat.
by Turkeyman
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Organizing worms
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

Re: Organizing worms

For my worms that I use for drop shot, split shot, shakey heads etc, I keep them in the original bags and then put the bags into a small rectangular plastic box that I keep in the front compartment, I will then just remove a bag and keep it on the front deck or in a pocket and use until gone. Worms ...
by Turkeyman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass boat rentals ???
Replies: 6
Views: 2911

Re: Bass boat rentals ???

Check with Lyle Gosset in Lakeport; I know he used to have a couple boats he rented. Not sure anymore though.
by Turkeyman
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Adapt or stick to your strengths
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: Adapt or stick to your strengths

You have to be versatile to fish here in my opinion. You can drop shot fish in 50 -75' of water on our lakes or flip fish in 1' of water on the delta. If you are going to fish all the water California provides then adaptability is going to be key.
by Turkeyman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: 4 man limits
Replies: 1
Views: 3012

Re: 4 man limits

Nice job.
by Turkeyman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What’s on your Fishin bucket List...
Replies: 16
Views: 2615

Re: What’s on your Fishin bucket List...

To go fishing with Travis Huckaby on the delta one day. Or wherever
by Turkeyman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New melones or Don pedro winter fishing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Re: New melones or Don pedro winter fishing?

Melones, Pedro can be real fickle in the winter. Melones has a better population of spots that can save the day.
by Turkeyman
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?
Replies: 18
Views: 13844

Re: Anyone hear about a new world record out of Melones?

Helicopter lure? Banjo Minnow? Don't waste your time; now the Flying Lure that one is the bomb.
by Turkeyman
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones looking for place to stay
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: New Melones looking for place to stay

Check with Angel's RV park, they have small cabins for rent. Right across the street from Glory Hole Sports and Glory Hole entrance to lake
by Turkeyman
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Awesome Fishing Oroville Lake 10/09/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1325

Re: Awesome Fishing Oroville Lake 10/09/2018

Nice!!! They are grouped up this time of year. Congratulations on a great day.
by Turkeyman
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake McClure did not disappoint on 9/28/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Lake McClure did not disappoint on 9/28/18

Larry she went 13-11 on my hand held scale. My biggest from McClure
by Turkeyman
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake McClure did not disappoint on 9/28/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

Re: Lake McClure did not disappoint on 9/28/18

Larry Hemphill, you mean like this McClure largemouth from a few years back in September?
McClure 13-11.jpg
by Turkeyman
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How does the MLF changes affect California Bass fisherman?
Replies: 21
Views: 3335

Re: How does the MLF changes affect California Bass fisherman?

So MLF supplies the boats and there is no prefishing. An angler hops on an airplane, lands in California, fishes MLF and then goes home. Sounds like that could really be good for western fishing. Someone just needs to show MLF the Delta and Clear lake, or since they are driven to the lake without kn...
by Turkeyman
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MORE MLF converts
Replies: 78
Views: 9829

MORE MLF converts

So far I've seen releases from Tim Horton, Skeet Reese, Kelly Jordan and Zack Birge. Who will be next?
by Turkeyman
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for experienced Motherlode team partner
Replies: 8
Views: 1960

Re: Looking for experienced Motherlode team partner

Maybe interested. Lets talk
by Turkeyman
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15.5 million fry, fingerlings and mature fish into public waters
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

Re: 15.5 million fry, fingerlings and mature fish into public waters

And their fishing license is probably less than $20

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