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by scottsweet
Wed May 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: NewJen NEW UPDATED 2020 Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: NewJen NEW UPDATED 2020 Schedule

Hope your going out of Redbud’ for the July 18 & 19 ? otherwise you will be right on top of the Won Bass ‘ at the casino !... gonna be a zoo ! social “tourney” distancing! .... WON BASS permit is later in the week... Clear Lake (Lake County) 7/22/2020 7/24/2020 3 Event WESTERN OUTDOOR NEWS Appr...
by scottsweet
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Verado Motor
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Verado Motor

I had one on my Ranger Z21. It was the first year they were out and was the big deal from Ranger/Mercury. It ran great. However, it got terrible gas mileage when wide open. In fact, I had it when I fished a championship event on Lake Powell and couldn't do a long run due to the gas mileage. I would ...
by scottsweet
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Bass Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 2360

Re: Best Bass Boat

For 20K, you should be able to find a solid, reliable boat. Key things I would focus on in this order: 1. Condition of boat and major components...seats, compartments, electronics, trolling motor, livewells, carpet, etc. 2. Motor 3. Resale 4. Ride & platform 1&2 are really tied and go hand i...
by scottsweet
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Group 34 or 31 battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Group 34 or 31 battery

Should you use a dual purpose deep cycle battery for your cranking battery, so running your electronics and livewell all day doesn't drain it down too far? Yes. Not all deep cycle batteries are created equal. Outboards require a burst of power in the form of CCAs to turn the motors over. Most of ou...
by scottsweet
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Group 34 or 31 battery
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Group 34 or 31 battery

Your electronics should also be considered in determining the size of the cranking battery. Unless you have wired a house battery, everything other than your trolling motor runs from the cranking battery. If you have the new larger displays, they use a lot of power over the course of the day. The He...
by scottsweet
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Boat Friendly Motel in Angels Camp?

I did a search before posting, but everything I found was pretty old. Going up in a couple weeks for two days of fun fishing on New Melones. Just need a place for a night for two of us. Any recommendations for a clean safe place with boat parking? We probably can get by without charging batteries, ...
by scottsweet
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tow Vehicle: Diesel Vs. Regular Gas
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Tow Vehicle: Diesel Vs. Regular Gas

Tune-ups? Those are long gone spark plugs intervals are 100k and they go that long trouble free and no fuel filters most trucks haven’t had those since early 2000’s. Diesels need fuel filters every 15-30k miles. Plus you have the added cost of DEF fluid on top of the fuel for any newer diesel. You ...
by scottsweet
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tow Vehicle: Diesel Vs. Regular Gas
Replies: 15
Views: 2055

Re: Tow Vehicle: Diesel Vs. Regular Gas

I have had both. In CA where we pay a premium for diesel (usually more then unleaded 87 and often more than Premium), you aren't going to save $$ even with the better mpg due to the higher cost for diesel and the extra $$ for the diesel engine upgrade. However, you will have better towing ability an...
by scottsweet
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Helix 12 SI - G2N
Replies: 0
Views: 577

Helix 12 SI - G2N

Selling my old graph on Ebay. Check it out...https://www.ebay.com/itm/143411676980
by scottsweet
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away

Mike wrote:You guys want to see Bass Tournaments done Right, give NewJen a look. They are starting their 4th year soon and these events are very well run by a great family.

http://newjenbass.com/


My partner and I intend to give these guys a shot this coming season.
by scottsweet
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away
Replies: 20
Views: 2458

Re: High participation tournament cost turning fishermen away

I agree it is the cost, but it also other things too. As a combination, it is having an overall affect on the participation. I am newer to the Bay Area and still learning all these great waters up here. I only had time to fish one team circuit this year, to remain unnamed, that was a horrible experi...
by scottsweet
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where to stay at Clear Lake?
Replies: 9
Views: 1247

Re: Where to stay at Clear Lake?

I was up there this past weekend. The south (Red Bud arm) is very green with an algae bloom now. I didn't bother going to the north (west). I focused on clearer, cooler water, docks with tullies, tully areas. I caught most of my fish on a white frog and green 5 and 6" senkos - 297, 301, 330, bo...
by scottsweet
Wed May 15, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Screwup on my part....HELP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1149

Re: Big Screwup on my part....HELP!!!

Go to Boatmasters in Livermore, CA. Ask for Mike. He will take care of you.
by scottsweet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota 112 Fortrex
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: Minn Kota 112 Fortrex

Par wrote:My trolling motor does not rotate a full 360 degrees. It rotates a full 180 degrees right but rotates short of 180 degrees left. Is this the norm?
Its only a minor issue when backing up.
Thanks,
Par


No, this is not normal. Is it possible that the head is over-rotated?
by scottsweet
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Humminbird helix9 chirp si g2n
Replies: 9
Views: 839

Re: Humminbird helix9 chirp si g2n

I was wondering if there is anyone else having the same problem as me, so I have had this unit for a year and cant get it to work properly its telling me that my depth is at 1000ft I took it back to the place I bought it 5 times and they cant figure it out they replaced the unit twice and still the...
by scottsweet
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best Trolling motor batteries?
Replies: 19
Views: 3418

Re: Best Trolling motor batteries?

Scott, If you search here, there are many threads I have commented on this question. As already stated, Odyssey batteries are hands down the best AGM battery on the market with the best warranty. The primary reason is because they are the only vendor who uses new lead, not recycled lead, to build th...
by scottsweet
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Ultrex??
Replies: 19
Views: 3248

Re: Minn Kota Ultrex??

I've had mine for four months now. I do get a slight shaking at low speeds, 1 thru 3. It also vibrates more at higher speeds than my Fortrex did. Not totally happy with it. I do like the spotlock feature. Tony Mello Are you using an eliminator prop nut? Yes, I’m using the eliminator prop nut. I bel...
by scottsweet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Batteries for sale.
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: 4 bank 15 amp charger and batteries for sale.

The batteries are from Lithium Pro's. The setup I bought consist of 2 36v trolling motor batteries and 1 12v starting motor battery with 110 amp hour capacity. The weight savings was 200 lbs which included the weight of the charger. I installed it myself. It only requires 1 15 amp bank to charge th...
by scottsweet
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Hummingbird settings
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Hummingbird settings

Hey everyone, I’m looking for some help with the settings on my hummingbird units. I’m networking 2 859 hd/di. They read the bottom fine and pick up fish on them as well. The trouble I’m having is when I drop down vertically on a fish I can’t pick up my bait consistently. My first guess was to turn...
by scottsweet
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Attn Admins - PMs not going out of my Outbox
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Attn Admins - PMs not going out of my Outbox

Can you please find out why?
by scottsweet
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex question
Replies: 22
Views: 2846

Re: Ultrex question

MichaelB wrote:
slkric wrote:What batteries are people using with the 112? (3) group 27's or 31's?

I use the biggest battery my compartment will accommodate, which in my case are (3) Duracell 31M


I would use 31s unless you are truly a weekend warrior.
by scottsweet
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ultrex question
Replies: 22
Views: 2846

Re: Ultrex question

I talked to Minn Kota at the ISE show but still have questions. If I do not intend to purchase Humminbird products is the built in transducer even worth getting? I have been told the Lowrance units don't perform well on Minn Kota's built in transducers. I do not intend to purchase one with a link b...
by scottsweet
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: TBF National Semi-Finals - New Melones - Final Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1030

TBF National Semi-Finals - New Melones - Final Results

http://www.westernbass.com/shared/images/Lowrance.jpg Here are the results for the TBF NSF at New Melones this past weekend. Congrats to the TBF National Championships Qualifiers: California Jason Remmers - Boater Sharif Zagsaw - Co-Angler Arizona Chris Cook - Boater Jason Stanton - Co-Angler boate...
by scottsweet
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: TBF National Semi Finals - Day 1 Results - New Melones
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

TBF National Semi Finals - Day 1 Results - New Melones

Day 1 results produced a couple beauty's!!

TBF NSF Day 1 Boaters.JPG


TBF NSF Day Co-Anglers.JPG


Scott Sweet
by scottsweet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results

The TBF National Semi Finals will be Nov 10/11 at New Melones. CA and Az Federation states will be represented in this event.

Scott Sweet
President, CBF
by scottsweet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

Re: California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results

The CBF does not post its payouts. The top 12 boaters and top 12 co-anglers will be fishing in the TBF National Semi Finals in November, 2018 for a shot to fish in the TBF National Championships.

Scott Sweet
President, CBF
by scottsweet
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results
Replies: 7
Views: 2334

California Bass Federation - CLear Lake TOC Final Results

Image

Congrats to Josh and Miles Kaneko!

Boaters
CoAnglers Results.jpg



Co-Anglers


Boaters Final.jpg

Scott Sweet
President, CBF
by scottsweet
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation Day 1 Results at Clearlake
Replies: 0
Views: 492

California Bass Federation Day 1 Results at Clearlake

Image

Boaters
Boaters Results.JPG


CoAnglers
CoAnglers.JPG


Good luck to everyone for Day 2.

Scott Sweet
President, CBF
by scottsweet
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation TOC at Clearlake
Replies: 0
Views: 415

California Bass Federation TOC at Clearlake

Tournament starts Friday. Good luck everyone!

Update to off the water time from practice on Thursday..3pm.
by scottsweet
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 3505

Re: battery agms which ones

I have talked about batteries many times here. Odyssey batteries are the only batteries that use new lead with a 4 year warranty. I can provide a coupon to save you 20% on your purchase from the factory, plus free shipping. They have been proven many times as the best AGM batteries money can buy. Ye...
by scottsweet
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Depthfinder Mount Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: Depthfinder Mount Recommendations

MichaelB wrote:Precision Sonar: Will run you $300
Very custom and well built ..... call the number, the Owner will answer

https://precisionsonar.com/product-phot ... et-ranger/

https://precisionsonar.com/


+1 on these folks. High quality products!
by scottsweet
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Odyssey Extreme series batteries in bass boat???
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: Odyssey Extreme series batteries in bass boat???

Yes. I have them and have been using them for 10 years. Yes, I am sponsored, but they are hands down the best battery, with the best warranty in the business. They use new lead and have a 4 year warranty. I have some discount coupons if you like to save you a few bucks. What kind of boat and do you ...
by scottsweet
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Batterys?

Thanks, That's a lot of information. So, I am running Interstate 27M-XHD, which has 800 CC, 1000 CA, and reserve of 182. I can't afford $4,000, Appears I need to upgrade to AGM. Looking at the Odyssey and NorthStar, both have batteries that increase the reserve capacity from what I'm running. Odyss...
by scottsweet
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 2333

Re: Batterys?

All, the Odyssey Group 31 (2150) battery is the only AGM made with brand new lead. It is heavy, but has more capacity than any AGM on the market. They also are the only company to offer a 4 year warranty. It can also be a starter battery. I run 4 in my boat. The answer to your question on what the p...
by scottsweet
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Ultrex
Replies: 23
Views: 8216

Re: Minnesota Kota ultrex backirder

Paid for my Ultrex 2 months ago when I purchased my new Ranger Rt178. Apparently they are back ordered with no end in sight, and I get no response from Minn Kota when I email them, and the customer service phone number doesn’t work. My dealer has offered to replace it with a power pole or refund my...
by scottsweet
Wed May 30, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Junior Anglers Travis Harris and Tanner Larocque win the CBF Junior State Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Junior Anglers Travis Harris and Tanner Larocque win the CBF Junior State Championships

Junior Anglers Travis Harris and Tanner Larocque win the California Bass Federation Junior Angler Team State Championship held at Lake Skinner near Temecula, CA. A beautiful day at Lake Skinner started cool with overcast skies and ended with clearing skies, sun and warming temperatures. The bite was...
by scottsweet
Sat May 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Can solar panels charge marine batteries?
Replies: 9
Views: 5737

Re: Can solar panels charge marine batteries?

All, The basic answer is yes and I did this for years with my boat when I stored it in Southern California at an RV park. This system works great. The Stealth1 charging system works from any source of the charge, AC, DC from the big motor or from solar and will charge all your batteries (crank and t...
by scottsweet
Mon May 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MinnKota ULTREX help/advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Re: MinnKota ULTREX help/advice?

The Ultrex has the internal 2D transducer built in. The i-pilot link version will only help if you have Humminbird electronics. Get the i-pilot version if you plan on only using Lowrance. You might want to look in to the Transducer Shield/Saver to see if you can install the Lowrance transducer you w...
by scottsweet
Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat Stolen on the Delta
Replies: 38
Views: 17580

Re: Boat Stolen on the Delta

So many inncedents at B&W i think we should launch at another place that takes time to make sure are boats trailers trucks are safe.. i understand that this means raising price to launch but, i would rather pay more to launch knowing my equipment is safe. Bad people out there always trying to g...
by scottsweet
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: team lews hyper mag speed spool
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: team lews hyper mag speed spool

Yes. They are fantastic reels and cast a country mile. Very smooth. Yes, I am sponsored by Lews, but they truly are great reels.
by scottsweet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a CoAngler for Fed Berryessa Tourney - 4/15
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Need a CoAngler for Fed Berryessa Tourney - 4/15

Call me at 818-448-3366 or email me at scott@scottsweet.net
by scottsweet
Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need a CoAngler for Fed Berryessa Tourney - 4/15
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Need a CoAngler for Fed Berryessa Tourney - 4/15

If you have wanted to fish Berryessa in a tournament as a Co-angler, this is your chance. Send me a note and check out www.californiabass.org for details.
by scottsweet
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Minn Kota Ultrex
Replies: 23
Views: 8216

Re: Minn Kota Ultrex

I have an Ultrex with I-pilot link on my new boat as well. First, I am sponsored by Minn Kota, however, it truly is a game changer. Spotlock is only the beginning. The cruise control and auto-pilot are also game changers. Cruise control is just like a car, set the speed and the motor just stays at t...
by scottsweet
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Looking for Reg 4 CBF Non Boater for sign up
Replies: 1
Views: 596

Looking for Reg 4 CBF Non Boater for sign up

All,

If you are a non-boater for the California Bass Federation Region 4 and looking for a boater to sign up with, please drop me a line.
by scottsweet
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New Melones giving trailer tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 885

New Melones giving trailer tickets

Make sure your trailer registration is current. It must be renewed every 5 year’s regardless if you get a notice.

2 guys I know of got the $250 ticket. Btw, the renewal is $10!!!l
by scottsweet
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF New Melones - Open Back seat this Saturday
Replies: 0
Views: 429

CBF New Melones - Open Back seat this Saturday

If there is a CBF Region 4 non-boater looking to practice on Saturday, drop me a line at 818-448-3366.
by scottsweet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: delete
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: 2012 Ranger Z521 FOR SALE

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by scottsweet
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: delete
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: 2012 Ranger Z521 FOR SALE

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by scottsweet
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: delete
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: 2012 Ranger Z521 FOR SALE

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by scottsweet
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: delete
Replies: 4
Views: 3329

Re: 2012 Ranger Z521 FOR SALE

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