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by BigJeff
Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Planning a trip to NorCal in March
Replies: 37
Views: 3646

Re: Planning a trip to NorCal in March

I've only fished the Delta twice, both tournaments with extensive pre-fishing, I wouldn't drive past that place towing a boat and not fish it. Its full of monster bass and there's nothing else in our state like it. If you're going to bypass the Delta, I would recommend a future trip just to fish the...
by BigJeff
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New State Record Approved Today CONGRATULATIONS TIM LITTLE!
Replies: 8
Views: 6118

Re: New State Record Approved Today CONGRATULATIONS TIM LITT

Looking at giant bass never gets old. Awesome catch
by BigJeff
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Is Bass fishing a sport?
Replies: 38
Views: 4046

Re: Is Bass fishing a sport?

Bass fishing is unique in that the non-sponsored anglers are paying out of pocket expenses to play, legit gambling. You guys (and gals) who have been fortunate to obtain sponsorships have paid entries and some costs covered. Bottom line though, there is a physical action required to catch fish and a...
by BigJeff
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FLW Western Havasu Day 2 Top-20 Pro
Replies: 2
Views: 691

Re: FLW Western Havasu Day 2 Top-20 Pro

Congrats to little Joe for the win. Awesome finish
by BigJeff
Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABT RIPPLE RAT GIVEAWAY!!!
Replies: 55
Views: 4665

Re: ABT RIPPLE RAT GIVEAWAY!!!

Nice looking baits and a cool giveaway.
by BigJeff
Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Researching Fishing Rods
Replies: 14
Views: 2055

Re: Researching Fishing Rods

I've been a Phenix guy for almost 20 years. I like the product (not sponsored). I don't have a specific frog rod, just use my UMBX 606H with braid. I have long arms so I like the 6'6" rods.
by BigJeff
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Berryessa Crankbaits
Replies: 10
Views: 2167

Re: Berryessa Crankbaits

When in doubt stick with Rapala Fat Raps or DT series. They should run true out of the box every time. Silver foil and Shad in 10-12' D and you can go to a DT14 or DT16. I like to cast down the bank and run these things off the rocks slow rolled and sometimes I will burn them depending on how the fi...
by BigJeff
Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats Rusty
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Congrats Rusty

2013 US Open Champ. Awesome job Rusty. Can't wait to see the trophy buddy!!!
by BigJeff
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Dobyns Ain't Takin' My Money Today
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Re: Dobyns Ain't Takin' My Money Today

This has to be one of the better ribs I've seen in a long time. I didn't finish watching the whole video but if they had a box of donuts in there at the end they NAILED it! :D :D :D
by BigJeff
Mon May 20, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best frog angler...???
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Best frog angler...???

I recommend if you want to learn how to fish the frog to hire Bobby for a day and then when you're done go a few houses down Sandmound and hire Cooch to teach you how to throw a jig. :D
by BigJeff
Mon May 13, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New jig and Texas rig/worm rod…???
Replies: 12
Views: 10012

Re: New jig and Texas rig/worm rod…???

When I lose fish on those two techniques its because I'm not getting a good hook set. The t-rig is a little more forgiving if you don't set the hook right away and hard. If you hesitate with a jig chances are you're going to get a wishy washy hook set. If you don't have your line tight you could als...
by BigJeff
Wed May 08, 2013 6:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My issue with Yamamoto, Snag proof and other similar tournys
Replies: 34
Views: 4783

Re: My issue with Yamamoto, Snag proof and other similar tou

If you're ASSuming $17K profit I can guarantee you are wrong. Any organization has COST associated with putting together and hosting any fishing event. That cost is included in the percent they take that you want to call profit. Its not all profit. Stop bitching and fish. If you don't want to fish t...
by BigJeff
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Saw this on Yahoo News
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: Saw this on Yahoo News

Amazing to see that with the fish both still alive. Seen that before with both fish dead. Had many times where I've stuck a dink and had a toad come after it trying to inhale it on the reel in.
by BigJeff
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: WON BASS DVL....ROLL CALL!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 3178

Re: WON BASS DVL....ROLL CALL!!!

The AZ and NV guys didn't want to come down and get their boats quarantined and not be able to fish. That and they would have had to keep their boats out of their home waters to pass inspection for a week before the derby. I would guess the fear of not passing inspection kept many from making the tr...
by BigJeff
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sun protection face covers and gloves
Replies: 36
Views: 6948

Re: Sun protection face covers and gloves

There's a reason why 99% of the guys out in Florida wear sun protective clothing. I have been using "Buffs" and protective clothing such as shirts/pants for a couple of years now. They work great. No burnt ears or back of neck. The large hats work too, but on windy days they flap all over...
by BigJeff
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 17.82 weighed this morning
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

Re: 17.82 weighed this morning

What a fatty. Awesome fish
by BigJeff
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sun protection face covers and gloves
Replies: 36
Views: 6948

Re: Sun protection face covers and gloves

I don't know that I could use the face cover as with sunscreen on my face it already makes my body overheat. I wear the hats with flaps for the ears and neck. I have tested many sunscreens over the years and have settled on Neutrogena. I think I'm using around 85 SPF and its the waterproof kind so I...
by BigJeff
Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 100 lb braid?
Replies: 12
Views: 2083

Re: 100 lb braid?

Love those bobber stoppers. Haven't tried the 100 lb braid yet but when my 50 & 65 lb power pro runs out I may have to give it a try.
by BigJeff
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Classic! Who is going to be the Champ?
Replies: 14
Views: 1269

Re: Classic! Who is going to be the Champ?

Got in on this late. Mike Ike is having a good day 1. I figure as a NJ guy the cold wouldn't bother him as much as maybe some others. KVD is creeping up the leader board as well. I think the usual suspects will end up at the top of this derby. Its all about consistency each day and figuring out when...
by BigJeff
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's your finesse set up
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: What's your finesse set up

Phenix Ultra MBX Classic Spinning 6'6" with a Ci4 Stradic, 6 lb fluoro. Love how smooth this rod is.
by BigJeff
Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jared Kiernan AKA ripdlip
Replies: 21
Views: 4627

Re: Jared Kiernan AKA ripdlip

You should be able to chase PayPal for a refund if he didn't send the merchandise

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/helpc ... 0010&m=TCI
by BigJeff
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ReelEx end of year $pecial!
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: ReelEx end of year $pecial!

Dan,

Do you work on Chronarch 100s? I've got a few that need fine tuned.

Thanks
by BigJeff
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What would you use this for if you had one ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1107

Re: What would you use this for if you had one ?

I use mine for everything to topwater, texas rigging, spinnerbaits, jerkbaits, and crankbaits, although I use the X-10 more for crankbaits.

If it is the ML rod it may be a little lighter. The M is my all purpose rod except for technique specific heavier rods.
by BigJeff
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: AAA's who's your dream team pics to fish with @usopen?
Replies: 7
Views: 941

Re: AAA's who's your dream team pics to fish with @usopen?

Clunn, Folkestead or Martens. Would be cool to have them net a fish for me in a shared weight pro-am. The Open falls during a time of the year where I could never fish it however.
by BigJeff
Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anybody ever fish Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale, AZ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3866

Re: Anybody ever fish Arrowhead Lakes in Glendale, AZ?

Yes. The fishing was pretty awesome. Tore that place up on jigs and cranks. Only got to fish it a couple of times.
by BigJeff
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Brent Ehler involved in a serious accident
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: Brent Ehler involved in a serious accident

Holy crap.

Read the articles. Terrible accident.

FLW has this on their Web site
http://www.flwoutdoors.com/fishing-arti ... -accident/
by BigJeff
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Won Bass Castaic?
Replies: 19
Views: 1963

Re: Won Bass Castaic?

Gills wrote:Sup Eric, I was @Pyramid getting my but kicked...but I know Rusty Brown won w/? partner. He had12.85 + 3.96 big fish...8 boats.

Seems like Rusty is making the rounds lately, http://kramergonefishing.com/2012/02/02 ... on-opener/
by BigJeff
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Texas Rigged Worm....?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Texas Rigged Worm....?

The Texas rig is deadly. There are so many variations with pegged weights, bobber stoppers, brass n glass, and then all of the different baits from straight tail finesse worms, paddle tail, curly tail, creature baits & craws. Typically the bites I'm getting on t-rigs are more aggressive and usua...
by BigJeff
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ban the A-rig in tournaments petition. Some very well known
Replies: 111
Views: 9797

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

Banning a lure because it catches to many fish ? Kind if just rolls of the tounge doesn't it . In my 40 years of bass fishing this is without the stupidest most ignorant backward minded thing that anybody has ever come up with ! I honestly cannot CANNOT !!!! Think of even one reason to ban a lure t...
by BigJeff
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Phenix Rods, if you fish them i would like your input
Replies: 12
Views: 8945

Re: Phenix Rods, if you fish them i would like your input

I fish nothing but Phenix rods going back to when Pat & Larry owned the company, when Ty was making rods to the reincarnation. The UMBX rods are awesome. I have huge praise for the X-10 cranking stick.
by BigJeff
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ban the A-rig in tournaments petition. Some very well known
Replies: 111
Views: 9797

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

Just curious to see if you felt the same way when swimbaits started to dominate a lot of the cold weather month tournaments and basically turned into a whoever catches the biggest toad on a swimbait wins event?

The best anglers (the guys who put in the work) are still going to win the tournaments.
by BigJeff
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Just not ment to be!
Replies: 10
Views: 1294

Re: Just not ment to be!

I can still in my dreams see the pig (15+) that spit my lizard just outside of reach of the net some 10 years later. The estimate on the fish is high because I had caught an 11+ two months prior and this one dwarfed my 11. I think all of us have felt this pain.
by BigJeff
Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hypothetical situation poll
Replies: 67
Views: 5731

Re: Hypothetical situation poll

Question on the 6th fish in the box. If I have 5 in the well, catch #6 and determine its going to cull a fish out, and then proceed to drop the 6th fish in the box prior to culling am I now DQ'd because I have 6 in the box? Maybe this is a silly question but it does leave a grey area for having a 6t...
by BigJeff
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anglers Marine Winter Bass-a-thon 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 3322

Re: Anglers Marine Winter Bass-a-thon 2010

Tommy Biffle would be cool to see after he won the Bassmaster event with his custom jig head bait.
by BigJeff
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Zank flakes on Polygraph test, Siemental passed test
Replies: 63
Views: 9262

Re: Zank flakes on Polygraph test, Siemental passed test

Pretty sure I saw some posts right after the Open that Zank wanted to take a lie detector test to clear his name, as did Siemantel. I would hope that Zank would want to erase as much doubt about himself as possible. He definitely is innocent until proven guilty and he has not been accused of anythin...
by BigJeff
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sounds like Lake Havasu is an amature lake!
Replies: 96
Views: 10671

Re: Sounds like Lake Havasu is an amature lake!

What's your boat make, model & color?

And Bailey is right man, post a picture of your limit and show everyone.
by BigJeff
Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hart & partner AOY's for 2010? What happen's now?
Replies: 33
Views: 4145

Re: Hart & partner AOY's for 2010? What happen's now?

When USC got stripped of their wins because of Reggie Bush being ineligible, EVERY player on the team was affected. I believe as a team, this stripping of Hart's wins/titles/AOYs should impact his teams as you can not go back and say one part of the team was ineligible but the rest of the team was g...
by BigJeff
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Congrats to Clifford Pirch
Replies: 15
Views: 1893

Re: Congrats to Clifford Pirch

Ditto. Congrats on the win Cliff
by BigJeff
Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: US Open Cheater?
Replies: 266
Views: 48411

Re: US Open Cheater?

Image
Says it all on www.bassfan.com wow
by BigJeff
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: US Open Cheater?
Replies: 266
Views: 48411

Re: US Open Cheater?

Also have to wonder if the named person is guilty, what does that mean for his team partner? Just asking a question out loud and not accusing or point any fingers.
by BigJeff
Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: US Open Cheater?
Replies: 266
Views: 48411

Re: US Open Cheater?

Man it's a shame just to read that blog and see the word cheater go along with this tournament. I hope WON Bass does whatever they can to press charges and keep people from trying this in the future. We don't need this in any sport
by BigJeff
Fri May 28, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a Pro for FLW Delta
Replies: 34
Views: 3173

Re: Bump.......

Get em Guy.
by BigJeff
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thanks guys!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 3651

Re: Thanks guys!!!!

Congrats on the win Gary!
by BigJeff
Wed May 13, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Anyone following the Boyd Duckett/Kevin Langill drama
Replies: 38
Views: 7920

Re: Anyone following the Boyd Duckett/Kevin Langill drama

I find it hard to believe that a guy who has been tournament fishing for 30+ years with vast knowledge of that lake (Duckett) would file a protest about fishing close to a competitor unless something shady went down. Look at what Langill did on day 3. Its fairly obvious he has low integrity to go ou...
by BigJeff
Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: National Guard FLW Series ...must read
Replies: 29
Views: 3103

Re: National Guard FLW Series ...must read

Just got this email from FLW. Like many others, gotta pay the bills at home first before I go out and fish. Hopefully the economy turns around soon and I can get back out and support FLW. The tournaments are well run and I actually got a check out of one of the events. :D Dear Jeff: You’ve fished ...
by BigJeff
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Reaction baits
Replies: 11
Views: 1000

Re: Reaction baits

I would fish that crankbait at all angles around the hump and try different times of the day. You might have to kneel and reel to get the bait all the way down to the 18' flat. Cranks work good when they deflect off structure. You might also want to pull a swimbait from the 40' drop up that hump and...
by BigJeff
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: LAKE ISABELLA
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: LAKE ISABELLA

You might get some rollers over the side of your boat if your not paying attention at the end of either of the two forks. It can get real bad real fast out there, but its still a great power fishing lake
by BigJeff
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: LAKE ISABELLA
Replies: 16
Views: 1472

Re: LAKE ISABELLA

Big HAWGS swim in the waters at Issy. Doesn't get the pressure of a lot of lakes and the locals keep things real quiet.

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