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by Rod Martin
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: is the Honda 2000iu generator best to charge gel batterys?
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: is the Honda 2000iu generator best to charge gel batterys?

Also think about an inverter I have found it easier some times to hook my inverter to the pickup and run the engine. Lot less noise than most generators and less hassle than running 12volt wires.
Look at solar battery chargers, I know some of the boats docked full-time at our lake have solar on them
by Rod Martin
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Martin
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Rod Martin

Thanks for your concern . Looks like its going right over us. Will start tomorrow around 2pm and the highest winds will be around midnight Sunday night. Forecast up to 110mph. with possible floods to follow.
by Rod Martin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Comanche
Replies: 7
Views: 1215

Re: Comanche

off the dam there used to be orchards and several drop offs . dragging watermelon or pumpkin tubes and brown on brown jigs but that was long ago so if you have them and other things don't work . Check out the face of the dam and work out
by Rod Martin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

I think the real key to cranking with braided line is to use a softer rod, like a medium action so the hooks don't rip out so easily due to no line stretch. I think you are correct. But I have rods that cost a pretty penny, reels are the same. So if I change something, would it be a high cost rod o...
by Rod Martin
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Re: Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone

I think we are safe but I'm not sure if my fish are safe. I am fishing a tournament the weekend after Irma goes thru, am hoping it doesn't mess-up my fish. I'll be pre fishing next Friday to make sure my fish are still there. This will be my first hurricane to fish after, not sure how it affects the...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone
Replies: 10
Views: 1214

Thinking about fishing and fishing friends that are gone

So I decided this was. I miss Rick Hoover day. Was out today and realized some of my best fishing days were with him. Had some good times and caught some great fish. From the Delta to Pedro to Clear Lake . I learned a lot from that guy. and since I'm sitting around waiting for Irma to blow my house ...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

Ah yes, John Mark Warren--the modern day Tiger Woods of bass fishing. I equate your argument to someone saying that because you have a steering wheel, an engine, a gas pedal, doors and a seat belt, you don't need brakes. It seems like you've got it figured out far beyond what I ever will--good luck...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

Re: Flippin & pitching set up for CA DELTA? by nivanov30 » Tue May 16, 2017 2:28 pm On delta (which is where I spend 100% of my time) - I always use 50lb braid (FX2) for moving baits and 50lb braid + 12lb flouro leader for finesse baits. I only use straight fluoro for light squarebills and jerkb...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

I'd be interested to know and learn on why you attribute your success to just a line choice rather than bait, presentation, retrieve, light, temps, weather, time of day and dozen or more other of factors that go into each fish caught? In a professional tournament context - the line choice probably ...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

Please everyone take this guy's advice, then I'll let you know what tournaments I am fishing so that you can fish the same tournaments, too! :D THANK YOU! Just an observation: it always amazes me how complicated we get with line choices: we care about stretch or no stretch, abrasion resistance for ...
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sneak Peek.. Ike's new prototype
Replies: 3
Views: 785

Re: Sneak Peek.. Ike's new prototype

Too much pretty stuff, does it add to cost ? If so plain Jane that cost less and works better :shock:
by Rod Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What line do you use for crankbaits?
Replies: 21
Views: 1807

Re: What line do you use for crankbaits?

15lb Big game for all cranks and top water not in pads or grass. 15 or 20lb braid if I am expecting the fish to get into grass or pads. I have the same bait tied on 2 rods most of the time. One with braid and one with either mono or floro. I still think there are times where the floro out fishes braid
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I'm a slow learner (punching)
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

Re: I'm a slow learner (punching)

Thanks I'm still playing and learning. But doing it from a sitting position. Back doesn't take standing for very long anymore. So you're style seemed to be something I can convert to sitting Several years ago I saw an old timer down on Sand Mound Slough pitch from a sitting position. It was the smo...
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Filming while fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Filming while fishing

I've got a GoPro Session as my back up camera. Does everything I need it to. $149 on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/GoPro-CHDHS-102-HERO-Session/dp/B01C80O0ZU That and a 32GB card and you should be good. I run mine in loop mode all day and just hit the button to save the last 5 mins when something ...
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I'm a slow learner (punching)
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

Re: I'm a slow learner (punching)

Thanks
I'm still playing and learning. But doing it from a sitting position. Back doesn't take standing for very long anymore. So you're style seemed to be something I can convert to sitting
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I'm a slow learner (punching)
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

Re: I'm a slow learner (punching)

What rod, reel and line combo are you using. maybe the size and style of weight.
You appear to be using a rod that has some give in it. Just interested in action , as I get older I use a hookset more like yours and less like I'm ripping there lips off


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Filming while fishing
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Filming while fishing

me too. I want to know how to do videos to learn what Im doing wrong
by Rod Martin
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Chico State 3rd Place BASS College National Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 622

Re: Chico State 3rd Place BASS College National Championship

Good to hear an update. You guys did a great job. Keep it up. My friends and I are routing for you

Holiday,Fl. is for Chico State. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Rod Martin
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Deep cranking
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Deep cranking

Phenix X-13 or X-12.

I started with an X-10 and am now getting the longer and stronger ones for myself.
by Rod Martin
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Helpful tip for Navionics Mobile App Users
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: Helpful tip for Navionics Mobile App Users

I've been hitting download maps but never highlighting the lake I wanted for.

Thanks
by Rod Martin
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA boat/luxury Tax
Replies: 26
Views: 8349

Re: CA boat/luxury Tax

I don't think I'm paying any of that. When I first started moving to Fl. I paid instate fishing lic. in Ca. and out of state in Fl. Because out of state in Fl. was less than in state in Ca. :shock:
by Rod Martin
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs

Robchik wrote:7'6" MH Recon/Elite for toads
7'2 or 7'8" H M1 for the Sprinker; or try a UMBX 707H



Thanks I will try the UMBX, I have one of those



I think I have met you before. Sacramento parking lot. I think it was 5 Phenix rods one was a UMBX 7' ml for senkos
by Rod Martin
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs

BassBandit916 wrote:Hey rod,

I have a Phenix 7'8 MH if your interested in trading for one of your Phenix 76 heavy. Pm me if your interested

Thanks



Thanks
But I think I'll just pick up a 7'6" recon in mh. I use my heavies a lot on other heavier baits
by Rod Martin
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs

Thanks guys for your help. I narrowed it down to a 7'6" MH but am thinking a phenix recon because I have a couple of them in Heavy and know more about them. I just need a little lighter action.
by Rod Martin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs

Thanks guys I have 2 Phenix recon elites in 7'6" heavy , but after a day of forcing the lure out there I think for me the heavy is too much for the light frogs and toads. I have been using an old Loomis 6'3" heavy cranking stick that feels good but doesn't give me the distance I want. Have...
by Rod Martin
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Best type of rod for Stanley toads and teckel sprinker frogs

What action and length for throwing this types of baits.


Thanks
by Rod Martin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ned rig
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Ned rig

The old days are gone. Fish will not bite on a lure more than 6 weeks old. So throw all those old baits in a box and ship them to Holiday,Fl. care of R Martin, I will see that they are gotten rid of in a safe way. :shock: :wink:
by Rod Martin
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Begginer 3 rod set up?
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: Begginer 3 rod set up?

I would start with these 3 1. 7-7'6" Medium power Fast-Extra Fast Action Spinning rod. A medium power will allow more flexibility on bait and technique selections. for line i'd use 20-30# power pro max cuatro or Samurai 4x w/ a fluorocarbon leader 2. 7-7'6" Medium-Heavy Fast-Extra Fast Ac...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Towing a Bass Boat to MN
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Towing a Bass Boat to MN

if you haven't worked out your boat problem. Give me a call.

PM sent
by Rod Martin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Towing a Bass Boat to MN
Replies: 11
Views: 1713

Re: Towing a Bass Boat to MN

Whats the big deal with towing. If you ship it back you still have to rent a truck to tow it around there, unless you're going to drive back and if you're driving tow the boat. after you leave California the seed limit is the same for pulling a boat as for driving a car.So no loss of time. If you ha...
by Rod Martin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat problems
Replies: 3
Views: 806

Re: Boat problems

I had that problem. My old repair shop took months to fix anything. Switched to the new Ranger dealer in Palm Harbor, now out within a week :shock:
Never good to have a boat in the shop.
by Rod Martin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 6453

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

here gas is 2.01 a gal now, so thats a good thing. But what is even better, my house was cheaper, food is cheaper, there are lakes everywhere most launch ramps are small parking lots might have 10 parking places so you don't see as many boats while you fish. dock is 15' out the back door, so as the ...
by Rod Martin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 6453

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

Where I am

Reg unleaded is $2.04 right now


my kind of gas prices :D
by Rod Martin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What should I fish?
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: What should I fish?

Fish the federation. I did for years both as a boater and a non-boater. Sign up in a ghost club. then fish almost every weekend if you want to travel a little.

Great bunch of guys.
by Rod Martin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 6453

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

How about a law that mandates all vehicle and fuel taxes must be used for road construction and maintenance? Great idea and I agree with you. But remember Social Security could never be used for anything else either and we know how that worked out. Politicians lie to get things passed and then we'r...
by Rod Martin
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 6453

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

Florida sounds nice and all but how do you live with all them old people around? I hear those crazy retirees are hopped up on prescription drugs and bumping Lawrence Welk all night. Well, I turned 65 this year. Dropped down to a smaller boat and am in a club where there is only one person younger t...
by Rod Martin
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 6453

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

I voted yep by moving. I got a Wonderfull home at a very good price and 15' from back door to my dock. In Florida Gas 2.19-2.30 for reg. Fish are always shallow and topwater is a way of life and roads are much better Do I miss Calif. yep in Jan. when I get up put on shorts and a tee shirt to catch a...
by Rod Martin
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Donation
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Donation

I think there is still a Delta Teen fishing club and several other school clubs around the Stockton , Brentwood area. Coach would be the best one to check with.
by Rod Martin
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Any Bama anglers out there Need Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 692

Re: Any Bama anglers out there Need Help!

What are the boat requirements and what is required of the boat owner.

What dates would the Boat owner be involved ?
by Rod Martin
Wed May 24, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Konacti Vista Hotel-unfriendly to boaters
Replies: 17
Views: 2378

Re: Konocti Vista Topic removed????

I have never had a problem when fishing there. Always enjoyed it. But it has been a few years since my last visit. Hope to see it when its finished .
by Rod Martin
Wed May 24, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass won't bite, help!
Replies: 19
Views: 3028

Re: Bass won't bite, help!

What is a "nagative fish"? and would a hydrowave been useful here? Do they work ? How far from the boat will they influence fish ? I don't think it will reach from the Delta to Florida. :lol: :lol: :lol: Here we don't need them but I am coming back there and I know in Calif. you guys need...
by Rod Martin
Wed May 24, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass won't bite, help!
Replies: 19
Views: 3028

Re: Bass won't bite, help!

Hookset5 wrote:What is a "nagative fish"? and would a hydrowave been useful here?



Do they work ? How far from the boat will they influence fish ?
by Rod Martin
Mon May 22, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Live well. How many Fish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Live well. How many Fish ?

No, I bought mine new in 2008 from Anglers. Rick made me a "smokin hot deal". Hahaha I'm the guy who made the Quatro Trout. You dropped off a bunch of jigs at my house on Sandmound for me to give to the local kids last year. Yep, I remember. I like reading your posts always a level head I...
by Rod Martin
Mon May 22, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Its called a Bassboat !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Its called a Bassboat !!

Most bass boats have dual livewells that are 15 gallons each with a divider or 30 gallons of water together. 10 lb bass is usually longer (24") than the average bass boat livewell that is designed for 18" bass. Measure length X width X depth = cubic inches and divide by 231 for gallons. W...
by Rod Martin
Mon May 22, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Live well. How many Fish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Live well. How many Fish ?

Thanks Mark I couldn't find how many gallons on the 177tr. I'm just concerned about having a non-boater and his fish too. So you have a 177tr. You're not the guy that bought my old 2008 are you ? No, I bought mine new in 2008 from Anglers. Rick made me a "smokin hot deal". Hahaha I'm the ...
by Rod Martin
Mon May 22, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Its called a Bassboat !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Its called a Bassboat !!

mark poulson wrote:Rod,
Ranger said the livewell on my TR177 is 16 gallons.



Thanks
I'm probably worrying to much. I'm more of a 10 or 12 lb limit kind of guy. But every once in a while I might bring in a 10 or 12 kicker fish :shock:
by Rod Martin
Mon May 22, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Live well. How many Fish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Live well. How many Fish ?

Thanks Mark
I couldn't find how many gallons on the 177tr. I'm just concerned about having a non-boater and his fish too.

So you have a 177tr. You're not the guy that bought my old 2008 are you ?
by Rod Martin
Sun May 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Its called a Bassboat !!
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Its called a Bassboat !!

So How many Bass will it hold ? I asked the internet, what are the specs for a Ranger177tr. Then I asked what size is the live well ? Went to all the sites, some Ranger sites and others and I got how long ,wide, deep, max engine size, rod locker size and what they would hold and gas tank size but no...
by Rod Martin
Sun May 21, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Live well. How many Fish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: Live well. How many Fish ?

I do all that but how big and how many fish will a modern bass boat live well hold.
Say 10 5lb fish ?

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