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by scottsweet
Wed May 13, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: California leads on Day 1 of the TBF Southwest Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 827

California leads on Day 1 of the TBF Southwest Championships

California takes a serious lead on Day 1 of The Bass Federation Southwest Championships with 204 lbs and 5 oz. They lead by nearly 40 lbs! The championship tournament is a 3 day event taking place at Clear Lake that started today. The top team will win the prize money that will be split amongst the ...
by scottsweet
Wed May 13, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Top 5 Day 1 TBF
Replies: 0
Views: 448

Top 5 Day 1 TBF

by scottsweet
Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: How do you keep your batteries charged with no outlets?
Replies: 7
Views: 3395

Re: How do you keep your batteries charged with no outlets?

Here are a couple of things that will help. First, try using the Stealth Charger. It will charge your batteries every time you run your big motor thereby reducing some of the overall battery charge time. Second, get yourself a good solar panel and connect it to the Stealth Charger. I used to have to...
by scottsweet
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CBF Needs a Tournament Director for Los Angeles
Replies: 0
Views: 300

CBF Needs a Tournament Director for Los Angeles

Hi all,

Yours truly is relocating to the Bay Area and the California Bass Federation needs a new Tournament Director for Region 7, the LA region.

If you are interested, please drop me a line at 818-448-3366 or email me at scott@scottsweet.net

Scott Sweet
President, California Bass Federation
by scottsweet
Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Onboard Battery Chargers?
Replies: 12
Views: 1842

Re: Onboard Battery Chargers?

I would consider the Stealth Charger. You can get the AC and DC unit and it weighs about 1/3 of the other chargers out there. Smaller too.

The DC unit charges your trolling motor batteries when you run your big motor. The AC unit charges all your batteries when you plug it in.
by scottsweet
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery charging question
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

Re: battery charging question

I have a battery that just took about 12 hrs longer to charge than the other batteries. Is this the first sign of a week battery ? I feel like my batteries are fading at the end of the day. It's a 36 volt set up. Thanks. For your trolling motor batteries, the batteries work as a unit, not 3 individ...
by scottsweet
Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation TOC - Final Results
Replies: 0
Views: 1258

California Bass Federation TOC - Final Results

Congrats to everyone!! Name Day 1 Day 2 Total 1 Inder Lopez 14.25 13.28 27.53 2 Travis Huckaby 12.85 14.52 27.37 3 Tom Shimabukuro 19.73 7.23 26.96 4 Seth Rowe 17.39 9.24 26.63 5 Tim Wells 15.49 10.33 25.82 6 Archie Steele 8.31 17.1 25.41 7 Mike Alvarez 14.39 10.46 24.85 8 Trevor Lincoln 13.39 10.74...
by scottsweet
Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation TOC at Havasu - Day 1 Results
Replies: 0
Views: 833

California Bass Federation TOC at Havasu - Day 1 Results

Name Day 1 Total 1 Tom Shimabukuro 19.23 19.23 2 Seth Rowe 17.39 17.39 3 Tim Wells 15.49 15.49 4 Mike Alvarez 14.39 14.39 5 Inder Lopez 14.25 14.25 6 Travis Mathews 13.7 13.7 7 Trevor Lincoln 13.39 13.39 8 Travis Huckaby 12.85 12.85 9 Randy Pierson 12.83 12.83 10 Ralph Encizo 12.35 12.35 11 Scott Do...
by scottsweet
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sunday tourney's 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 1554

Re: Sunday tourney's 2015

Check out the California Bass Federation at www.californiabass.org. Most of our tournaments are on Sundays all over the state.

Scott Sweet
President, California Bass Federation

Rick Perez wrote:sounding good!
I hope the other Orgs. will chime in!

thanks
Rick
by scottsweet
Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Pyramid lake water level
Replies: 5
Views: 3180

Re: Pyramid lake water level

Pyramid hasn't gotten aqueduct water in some time, nor has Castaic. Water is recirculated from Elderberry (reservoir above Castaic main lake). It is always full for multiple reasons, one being power. If you have noticed as you are entering the lake, the small power plant to the right. There are alwa...
by scottsweet
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Power Pole Vs Minkota Talon
Replies: 42
Views: 35995

Re: Power Pole Vs Minkota Talon

I gave the original response of this post. I still have mine and they work fine. The new Talon's have their motors mounted lower on shaft which reduces the vibrations as well as makes them less top heavy. Also, the Talon's are now available in up to a 12 ft. length. One big advantage of the Talon is...
by scottsweet
Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12/24 volt trolling motor switch question
Replies: 3
Views: 3911

Re: 12/24 volt trolling motor switch question

Some of the older 24V trolling motors had the ability to be 12V also. Given what you said, there is no need for this switch any longer. Be sure you have the right size wires for your trolling motor. The older boats used larger gauge (smaller wires) than you should be using. Today, most people are us...
by scottsweet
Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gamakatsu Swivel Shot?
Replies: 5
Views: 933

Re: Gamakatsu Swivel Shot?

I think it depends on your dropshot rig and the application. For more shallow environments, I think it is debatable if one should pay the price. I use braid/fluoro and the need to avoid line twist is not as significant. For deep environments common up north (Oroville, Shasta, etc) where people are d...
by scottsweet
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Fisherman learning to salmon fish...
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Re: Bass Fisherman learning to salmon fish...

Nice vid Scott! I don't think I've ever done the whippy whippy thing on bass but maybe i'm doing it and don't realize it? What Brian is talking about is exaggerated from a humorous perspective. It is the normal way we fight a bass, or a tuna for that matter, with the fast/hard movement of the rod a...
by scottsweet
Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Fisherman learning to salmon fish...
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Bass Fisherman learning to salmon fish...

I had the good fortune to go fishing in BC for salmon. I was helping out the staff with their Humminbirds and giving some training to the guides. What a great trip. However, we bass fisherman need to learn to improve our technique...we need to stop the whippy whippy :). Check it out... http://youtu....
by scottsweet
Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: So. Cals Biggest Fish off is 1 month away!
Replies: 19
Views: 2837

Re: So. Cals Biggest Fish off is 1 month away!

rickyshabazz wrote:Get a hold of Scott Sweat. He was looking for a partner.


That would be Scott Sweet :).
by scottsweet
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF Region 7 Castaic Results June 7th Final Event
Replies: 0
Views: 421

CBF Region 7 Castaic Results June 7th Final Event

All, We had a great turnout! Thank you all for a great season and the great participation. Lots of new faces this year. I hope everyone had a good time and hope to see you at the Championships in late October. Congratulations to Chris Dixon for a great win as a NON-BOATER on the back of George Fedor...
by scottsweet
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF Region 7 Final Castaic Tournament - June 7 - WEST RAMP
Replies: 0
Views: 402

CBF Region 7 Final Castaic Tournament - June 7 - WEST RAMP

All,

I got a call from Castaic. We are not going out of the Main Ramp as in my email. They have cleared the West Ramp and will be launching out of the WEST RAMP!

The gate will be opening at 4:45. Meeting at 5am.

Thanks!

Scott Sweet
TD, CBF Region 7
by scottsweet
Mon May 26, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic 6/7
Replies: 0
Views: 370

California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic 6/7

Hi All,

Final event of the season is just around the corner. The AOY race is pretty amazing and will sure be a nail biter for those who have a shot at it.

I need people's entries by Monday, June 2nd.

Thanks,

Scott Sweet
TD, California Bass Federation
www.californiabass.org
by scottsweet
Fri May 09, 2014 7:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: AIG Insurance Claim - Bad experience
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

AIG Insurance Claim - Bad experience

All, I recently messed up my lower unit and filed a claim with AIG. I was thinking they were a good company when I switched over to them based on a recommendation. Boy was I wrong!! Bottomline, stay away from AIG...they don't understand the demands of the bass boat industry and the importance of bei...
by scottsweet
Mon May 05, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF Region 7 CBF Results May 3rd
Replies: 0
Views: 374

CBF Region 7 CBF Results May 3rd

All,

Great day for many on the water. Very hot and fish were finicky because the water was dropping fast. Congrats to all! We have a AOY race on!

Castaic Reg 7 050314.jpg
Castaic Reg 7 050314.jpg (71.03 KiB) Viewed 373 times



Scott Sweet
CBF, Region 7 Tournament Director
by scottsweet
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF at Castaic - May 3rd
Replies: 1
Views: 413

CBF at Castaic - May 3rd

All,

We have 28 anglers! Way to go guys!

Please meet at the West Ramp bathroom at 5:30am. Please don't be late. West Ramp gate will open at 5:15am.

Thanks,

Scott Sweet
TD, California Bass Federation
by scottsweet
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need 2 boaters for CBF at Castaic
Replies: 1
Views: 419

Need 2 boaters for CBF at Castaic

Guys,

Anyone who wants to fish this Saturday at Castaic, I need two boaters.

Scott Sweet
www.californiabass.org
by scottsweet
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:33 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic 5/3
Replies: 0
Views: 275

California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic 5/3

All, Our third event is around the corner. Hope to see everyone! We have a heck of a race for AOY! Also, the website needs to be updated on the ramp location...we will be going out of the West Ramp...NOT the Main Ramp. Please get me your checks by Monday, 4/28. Thanks! Scott Sweet TD, California Bas...
by scottsweet
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid Results
Replies: 2
Views: 775

California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid Results

Most made it through the high winds with fish. I lost my big motor at the launch and had to stay close by. We did lose a boater due to the Quagga inspection. Castaic and Pyramid are no longer accepting the same cables as in the past...Canyon Lake being one of them. Congrats to Soon Chul Lee for catc...
by scottsweet
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid 4/5
Replies: 0
Views: 288

California Bass Federation - Region 7 Pyramid 4/5

We are set for this Saturday’s tournament. We will have 29 anglers!!! Haven't seen that turnout in years. Awesome and special thanks to Trent Stewart who brought in a bunch of new bees!! Please be at the exit gate by 5AM. Line up on the left side. We will have our tournament meeting at 5AM sharp…ple...
by scottsweet
Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic Results 3/1
Replies: 0
Views: 630

California Bass Federation - Region 7 Castaic Results 3/1

The results are in...and it rained and poured like crazy. Fishing was fairly tough but a couple figured them out. Congrats to George Fedor on the win and big fish! Thanks for showing up in such crummy weather...especially all the newbees!!! Welcome to the Federation! Next tournament is April 5th at ...
by scottsweet
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommended tackle bag for a backseat angler???
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Recommended tackle bag for a backseat angler???

When I was at iCast, the new Plano boxes are actually quite nice for a non-boater.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Plano_Gu ... 66310.html
by scottsweet
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: California Bass Federation - Region 7 starts March 1st
Replies: 0
Views: 492

California Bass Federation - Region 7 starts March 1st

All, The first of 4 tournaments will be March 1st at Castaic for the California Bass Federation. We look forward to seeing the many new people who have inquired over the last few months! The 2014 schedule is easy to remember - first Saturday of March, April, May and June. Details are as follows: Mar...
by scottsweet
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Piru
Replies: 15
Views: 2312

Re: Piru

mark poulson wrote:Dave,
Can they survive in the ballast bladders of ski boats?


Veligers can survive in ballast tanks. That is how the Great Lakes were infested to begin with.
by scottsweet
Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: So I was bored and curious
Replies: 9
Views: 1629

Re: So I was bored and curious

Snow?, whats that? :). I have a shovel to shovel dirt :). Does that count? Glad it's you...not me :). Just for a reference...we had a horribly balmy day yesterday, New Years Day...High of 73, low of 55 or something. Just a real pain... :). It is terribly dry though..our lips are dried out :).
by scottsweet
Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bass Clubs in the San Fernando Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 663

Re: Bass Clubs in the San Fernando Valley

West Valley Bassmasters....we meet the second Wednesday every month at the Lamplighter in Canoga Park at DeSoto and Nordhoff at 7pm. Our next meeting will be in January.

www.westvalleybassclub.com

Call me if you have any questions...818-448-3366.
by scottsweet
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF TOC Final Results - Oroville
Replies: 0
Views: 572

CBF TOC Final Results - Oroville

Congrats to everyone who make the state team! Top 12 make the state team. #13 will be the alternate. 1 Josh Kaneko 9.77 9.82 2.52 19.59 2 Roy Desmangles Jr 9.62 8.59 18.21 3 Alvin Borba 9.17 8.64 17.81 4 Randy Pierson 9.19 8.6 17.79 5 Jim Moulton 8.1 9.68 2.23 17.78 6 Ralph Encizo 9.38 8.33 3.04 17....
by scottsweet
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: CBF TOC Day 1 Results - Oroville
Replies: 1
Views: 904

CBF TOC Day 1 Results - Oroville

1 Josh Kaneko 9.77 9.77 2 Roy Desmangles Jr 9.62 9.62 3 Henry Cazarez 9.42 9.42 4 Ralph Encizo 9.38 9.38 5 Randy Pierson 9.19 9.19 6 Alvin Borba 9.17 9.17 7 Jason Milligan 8.99 8.99 8 Ray Crane 8.75 8.75 9 Steve Marino 8.71 8.71 10 Justin Arellano 8.61 8.61 11 Timmy Wells Jr 8.59 8.59 12 Bryan Strom...
by scottsweet
Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CAST Event at Castaic this Sat. - NEED BOATERS for the KIDS
Replies: 0
Views: 248

CAST Event at Castaic this Sat. - NEED BOATERS for the KIDS

All, there is a event for the kids this Saturday, October 5 at Castaic, lower lagoon. They need boaters. Can you guys help out?? Check out this link...

http://www.water.ca.gov/cast/castaic_cast.cfm

Thanks,
by scottsweet
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: 1197 Complete Kit + Extras
Replies: 0
Views: 721

1197 Complete Kit + Extras

I am selling my old Humminbird 1197c SI on Ebay if you are interested. This is a used 1197c SI Combo in perfect condition. All accessories are brand new including the SI transducer, GPS receiver, power cable, interface cables and bracket. PLUS: New Y cable and the XP 9 20 through the hull transducer...
by scottsweet
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Trolling Motor Selection
Replies: 2
Views: 836

Re: Trolling Motor Selection

Check out this video from Doug on mounting the transducer cable in to the power driven trolling motors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jMpWt545Q You do not have the side imaging transducer, but the installation is the basically the same. I am almost sure the Powerdrive trolling motor has the groov...
by scottsweet
Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: Minn Kota Talon Mounts
Replies: 0
Views: 467

Minn Kota Talon Mounts

All,

I have my old Talon mounts for sale on Ebay if anyone is interested.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141045809666?ss ... 1555.l2649

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141045815657?ss ... 1555.l2649
by scottsweet
Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mark Daniels Jr. kicks some butt at the 2013 FW Cup!!
Replies: 0
Views: 705

Mark Daniels Jr. kicks some butt at the 2013 FW Cup!!

Our very own California Bass Federation Champion and TBF National Champion, Mark Daniels Jr., kicked some serious butt at the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup by making it to the 3rd day and finishing 17th against the best of the best...against those who fish that area of the country ALL the time. Mark Daniels...
by scottsweet
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The red one vs g force trolling motor cables
Replies: 46
Views: 14651

Re: The red one vs g force trolling motor cables

The Red One has either an aluminum handle or a nylon handle. I have the nylon handle to avoid damage to the boat, etc.

I have had it for some time on my Fortrex and like it very much.
by scottsweet
Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Running charger systems????
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: Running charger systems????

Yes. The Stealth Charger is one that has been around for many years. I am a rep for them and can answer all your questions. Do a search on Stealth Chargers on the forum has I have spoken about it many times. :).

For more information, check out www.stealth1charging.com
by scottsweet
Tue May 21, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: **Weird, Yes** Freezing temps and outboards...
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: **Weird, Yes** Freezing temps and outboards...

David, You really have nothing to worry about. If you leave the boat on the water, just be careful because there will likely be ice on your deck and it will be slippery. If you take it out, as mentioned, be sure you empty the water out of your lower unit. In the mornings, be sure to fully warm up yo...
by scottsweet
Fri May 17, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Final Reg 7 Tournament at Piru Results
Replies: 0
Views: 297

Final Reg 7 Tournament at Piru Results

Sorry for the delay on getting the results up, but been a very busy week. We had a fight to the finish for the AOY. Bryan Kurata came on the heels of Soon Chul Lee in the final tournament, but Soon Chul Lee was victorious by 1 POINT!! Congratulations to Soon for his title in his first year as a boat...
by scottsweet
Sun May 12, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: My issue with Yamamoto, Snag proof and other similar tournys
Replies: 34
Views: 5428

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

Jon, The one statement that caught my eye..."Why do all that fish these types of Swag only tourny's allow yourselves to be fleeced by the org and title sponsor?" Why do you assume anglers are "fleeced?" Do you really think anglers feel they are fleeced? Do you mean that the event...
by scottsweet
Tue May 07, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Heads up at Piru...
Replies: 2
Views: 611

Heads up at Piru...

All,

Piru is now charging $7 for inspections. It started May 1.
by scottsweet
Fri May 03, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA Steve Goodman wins Federation Regional Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 470

CA Steve Goodman wins Federation Regional Championships

All, Another California angler cashes in at a Federation Championship. The Southwest Regional Championships concluded today on Lake Havasu. Our Steve Goodman (Teambeefmaster) wins the event, entered as a non-boater too, and goes to the Bass Federation National Championships next year representing Ca...
by scottsweet
Fri May 03, 2013 8:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Final CBF Reg 7 Event - Piru - May 11th
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Final CBF Reg 7 Event - Piru - May 11th

All,

Our final event will be May 11th at Piru. We have a heck of a race for AOY...Soon Chul Lee has a good lead and Jerry has his work cut out for him if he wants it back!

Please get your checks to me by Monday, May 6th.

Scott Sweet
CBF, Region 7 TD
by scottsweet
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Do I need a jack plate to add Minkota Talon
Replies: 4
Views: 3667

Re: Do I need a jack plate to add Minkota Talon

I am on the Minn Kota pro-staff and no, you do not need a jack plate to install a Talon. However, you will need to remove your motor to install the talon mount so that it can be sandwiched between the transom and the motor. You will need to get a spacer for the other side if you decide to use only o...
by scottsweet
Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Battery question
Replies: 1
Views: 397

Re: Battery question

Yes...just get a fresh one...
by scottsweet
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mark Daniels Jr... Wins TBF National Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 2141

Re: Mark Daniels Jr... Wins TBF National Championship

This is so awesome ... I wish him only the best living his dream... :).

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