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by monte300
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best places for boat storage on the Delta
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Best places for boat storage on the Delta

Thanks for all the input everyone i called Whiskey Slough Marina and it sounds promising besides the fact that they can only get you out at 7am but i guess if i have a tourney or something i'll just take the boat home w/ me so i can get out earlier i wouldn't trust leaving it tied up over night! On...
by monte300
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best places for boat storage on the Delta
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Best places for boat storage on the Delta

How do you guys get your batteries charged before fishing? The guys at Whiskey Slough that launch my boat also make sure the batteries are charged up. There are wait lists pretty much everywhere and the prices are about the same at all of them. The difference is Whiskey Slough includes valet servic...
by monte300
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta quantity over quality tip
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Delta quantity over quality tip

nivanov30 wrote:I've had 80+ fish day last week (100% crankbaits). Quantity vs. quality for sure... Out of 80+ fish the best 5 were probably 11+lbs :-)


Tons o fun!
by monte300
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best places for boat storage on the Delta
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Best places for boat storage on the Delta

I've been keeping my boat at Whiskey Slough for around 8 years and overall I'm happy with it. The price is reasonable compared to other storage facilities and keep in mind that what they offer is valet service. They launch your boat and put it back on the trailer. All you do is show up, step into th...
by monte300
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta quantity over quality tip
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Delta quantity over quality tip

Some days I'm the windshield.......some days I'm the bug........
by monte300
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta quantity over quality tip
Replies: 12
Views: 1825

Re: Delta quantity over quality tip

Super nice of you to share that info. I'm like Takahiro Omori, "I'd rather go home than drop shot" :mrgreen:
by monte300
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rainbow Trout caught
Replies: 1
Views: 491

Re: Rainbow Trout caught @ Almaden Lake

Many years ago I used to fish Almaden Lake Park for bass from a small boat. I never caught any trout but I once belly snagged a 12 pound carp while cranking for bass.
by monte300
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tides...
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Tides...

I prefer a big high tide for every technique except cranking the outside of a weedline, for that I want a negative low if possible.
by monte300
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: Gas tax in ca

Fishing here in central ca. is good no complaints as for gas prices it's ca. You can always move. Politicians can always live up to their promises regarding how that money will be spent improving roads. If you read the fine print only 2 cents of the 12 cent increase must be used on roads. Both my w...
by monte300
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: Gas tax in ca

There's no good reason for gas to be so expensive in California. They are simply ripping us off because they can...... It was voted for this year. We had a chance to vote the tax increases down and didn't. So who is ripping us off when the majority voted for the gasoline tax increases? Vote instead...
by monte300
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: Gas tax in ca

There's no good reason for gas to be so expensive in California. They are simply ripping us off because they can......
by monte300
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Man drowns in Bass Lake trying to rescue daughter
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: Man drowns in Bass Lake trying to rescue daughter

I feel most sad for the kids having to witness that
by monte300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lures removed from anglers by hospital
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Lures removed from anglers by hospital

I wouldn’t want to give up my favorite lure!
by monte300
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Boat crash videos that could have ended far differently
Replies: 5
Views: 7780

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. Manufactur...
by monte300
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Slack Tide on Dirty D
Replies: 2
Views: 819

Slack Tide on Dirty D

Hey fellas I’ve been fishing the Delta the better part of 30 years and even though I know the length of the slack tide varies, is there an average length of time the tide is not moving at all?
by monte300
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 36 Year State Sunfish Record Broken
Replies: 2
Views: 7416

Re: 36 Year State Sunfish Record Broken

Looks like a pumpkin seed to me
by monte300
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gas tax in ca
Replies: 19
Views: 1899

Re: Gas tax in ca

When you retire (sooner if you can) leave California forever it’s a freaking ripoff
by monte300
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

Book a trip in November and check the water levels. Baccarac has a better big bass population between 8 lbs to 12 lbs today then El Salto. Baccarac Lodge is the place to stay at. Tom Ity's been so long I forget what lodge I stayed? I do remember staying in the 300 year old town of Baccaburrito abou...
by monte300
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

my brother likes to fish for tuna and marlin in the gulf of Mexico and he says when the weather is hot so is the fishing. Does this hold true for Mexican bass?
by monte300
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

Mexican lakes are totally opposite of our lakes. Here we need the water to warm up in spring for fish to spawn in Mexico the water cools down to 62 degrees sometime in the winter. The only bass I’ve ever caught that were stronger than Delta fish were the Lake Baccarac fish I hear it’s because the wa...
by monte300
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Mexico Fishing El Salto Vs Lake Baccarac

Hey Kenny I fished Baccarac around 20 years ago and even though we caught a lot of fish, we only hooked one giant in about 25 feet that proceeded to wrap me around a limb and broke me off. At that time Baccarac was considered past it's prime. Unless things have changed my best guess is that Salto is...
by monte300
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 11 Pounder with a Nail
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

Re: 11 Pounder

What a barrel!
by monte300
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Trolling motor batteries

Andrew5414 wrote:Walmart has the group 29 for 90 bucks he said it right I just got them, my dads got 3 on his and on a year and half with them no issues


Cool I've never heard of group 29 thought there were only groups 24, 27 and 31 learn something new everyday.
by monte300
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling motor batteries
Replies: 14
Views: 1266

Re: Trolling motor batteries

I just picked up two cheapo group 29 deep cycles from Walmart. At $90 I figure I can get two or three of them for the price of an AGM. If they just last 2 years I'll be saving money. We'll see how they hold up and that will dictate what I get next time. They're powering an 80lb ultrex. You mean gro...
by monte300
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How is the Delta?
Replies: 7
Views: 1387

Re: How is the Delta?

I’ve been fishing the Delta for thirty years and I have never ever struggled the way I have so far this year
by monte300
Tue May 28, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fatal shooting at AZ marina
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Re: Fatal shooting at AZ marina

I'm surprised we don't hear about more instances like this. Twenty years ago when I was taking my 8 year old daughter fishing on the Delta my protective hackles were up and I packed heat for awhile, since we were launching at the butt crack of dawn.
by monte300
Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: $5k fine for fishing near Delta pumps??
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: $5k fine for fishing near Delta pumps??

are you talking any old pipe that comes out into the water? If so I owe millions! :mrgreen:
by monte300
Wed May 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Screwup on my part....HELP!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

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

Boatmasters is one of the very best. Ask for Mike or Drew
by monte300
Sat May 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: David Russo Prop Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: David Russo Prop Repair

bustout wrote:How much was the cost for your repair?


My $600 four blade stainless had all four blades pretty jacked and David made it look new for $195 I’m not complaining!
by monte300
Wed May 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: David Russo Prop Repair
Replies: 8
Views: 857

Re: David Russo Prop Repair

Just a good plug for David Russo and his prop repair shop. Took my stainless steel prop in for a tune-up and minor repair to remove some small dents and dings. He did a great job with very quick turnaround. Edges of the prop were nice and smooth afterwards. Was out this past week and the prop perfo...
by monte300
Tue May 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Rod Repair San Jose area
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Rod Repair San Jose area

See Benny Romano at Fisherman’s Warehouse
by monte300
Mon May 06, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up

Pat wrote:Can they trace ownership and bill the owner for the cost?


I've heard if a boat hasn't been registered for four straight years the state loses track of ownership. Not sure if that's true? Does anyone know if that's even remotely true?
by monte300
Sat May 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up
Replies: 7
Views: 1728

Re: This one sunk three years ago.... Delta Clean Up

I heard years ago it costs the state $1500 to remove a 14’ wooden boat. Can you imagine what it must cost to get the gear out there to remove truly big boats?
by monte300
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass fishing Ca delta low tide opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 1674

Re: Bass fishing Ca delta low tide opinions?

I love cranking the outside of weedlines. The problem is I have very few good solid weedlines to fish. Victoria aint what it used to be.
by monte300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wanting to buy a boat what info do you have that would be good
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Wanting to buy a boat what info do you have that would be good

Whatever you choose try to avoid the temptation of under powering your boat to save money. If it’s rated for 115 don’t buy a 90, etc......I’ve never known anyone that underpowered their boat being satisfied in the end.
by monte300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Turner cut / Tiki information needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Turner cut / Tiki information needed

Something I really like about Tiki Lagun is they take care of the property. Nice store, nice cafe & bar and low cost gas. Before doing my annual gas fill up before winter storage last year I heard rumors of water in their gas. I proceeded to fill up at Bullfrog. Has anyone recently purchased gas...
by monte300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wanting to buy a boat what info do you have that would be good
Replies: 8
Views: 841

Re: Wanting to buy a boat what info do you have that would be good

Are you talking new or used? If used pay someone reputable to check it out so there are no surprises.
by monte300
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Turner cut / Tiki information needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Turner cut / Tiki information needed

Be careful on the Tiki ramp it’s pretty shallow with a slight slope i jacked a prop on it a couple years ago
by monte300
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Turner cut / Tiki information needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1051

Re: Turner cut / Tiki information needed

Give them a call, I’m pretty sure the ramps are open and if a box isn’t available I’m sure you can pay after coming back in from fishing. Down the road at whiskey slough has a pay box if you don’t mind launching there
by monte300
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: (SOLD) my 1999 stratos 295 pro elite
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: my 1999 stratos 295 pro elite for sale

Your 1999 Stratos looks almost identical to my 2000 Triton TR19. Must be the Earl Bentz influence. Mine has a 175HP Evinrude Ficht. Not that there's a major difference, but the engine on yours looks like an Evinrude instead of a Johnson. Great looking boat, you should have no problem selling it.
by monte300
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: Lake Oroville bass

Gerik M. wrote:
monte300 wrote:My buddy caught a 9.99 yesterday evening fishing the main lake on Oroville. He and his wife were out trying topwater, it didn’t work and he caught the toad on a jig in 4’ of water.

Dang! 10lber out of Oroville!


Toad.....beautiful fish.....had warts all over it....
by monte300
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 6015

Re: Another Delta sea lion

I am not very familiar with the Delta beyond it's reputation for producing large bass. Are the sea lions a relatively new thing? And if so what led to them becoming so prevalent? They were drawn to the Delta because their primary food source, salmon, has declined. They moved into the Delta looking ...
by monte300
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Beavers
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Delta Beavers

I was just curious if anyone has seen a dead beaver with a bite taken out of it?
by monte300
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Beavers
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Re: Delta Beavers

DDG wrote:I see beavers all the time, ive seen ones the size of a small bear before. I dont think their numbers have declined


Ive seen big ones too, I always figured if a sea lion wanted to take one out they are probably equipped to do so.
by monte300
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Beavers
Replies: 7
Views: 1078

Delta Beavers

Back in the day I used to see beavers cruising the surface in the early mornings quite often. I hardly see them at all anymore. Do the sea lions have a negative effect on beavers like they do big fish?
by monte300
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Another Delta sea lion
Replies: 27
Views: 6015

Re: Another Delta sea lion

While launching this morning at Whiskey Slough the guys that work there informed me that there were three sea lions way in the back of the slough yesterday.
by monte300
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Oroville bass
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

Re: Lake Oroville bass

My buddy caught a 9.99 yesterday evening fishing the main lake on Oroville. He and his wife were out trying topwater, it didn’t work and he caught the toad on a jig in 4’ of water.
by monte300
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta Spawn Bucks have moved up...
Replies: 11
Views: 2067

Re: Delta Spawn Bucks have moved up...

Awesome once again. But do you call your dad sir, master, boss or just smooth? Cause that’s the second time in a short while he has shown ownage on you. Just good times. Thanks again for sharing. PS. Man down! If you gotta get back seated it might as well be your Dad! Love that you went back to the...
by monte300
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Re: Delta

Spring is always a hit or miss time of year, but so far this year has been the toughest I can ever remember on the Delta. Hopefully the bite will break wide open soon. :lol: :lol: have you seen the weights lately?? Where are most of those weights coming from? Anything good coming from the eastern D...
by monte300
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 2488

Re: Delta

Spring is always a hit or miss time of year, but so far this year has been the toughest I can ever remember on the Delta. Hopefully the bite will break wide open soon.

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