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    Re: Final season tally

    We averaged slightly better than 1 fish per trip... Not the lowest we've ever had, but not the best either. Went out 8-9 times, never limited, but also few skunks. In previous years, there were...
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    Re: Trolling with Four Rods!!!!

    My buddy an I always run 4-rods and, yes it can be an issue with tangles, fish on crossing lines etc. But it also happens that we've had a fish bite one rod and one or more of the others also gets...
  3. Thread: Oroville 8/2

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    Oroville 8/2

    Little bit of a late post, but better late than never...

    Anyway, my buddy and I decided to try Oroville for land locked kings rather than the river and we had some success!

    We decided to launch...
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    Re: How's the water?

    My buddy and I went out last Friday, 12/7. Launched at 6:45am from Miller and trolled wrapped qwiks as well as the Pro-Troll/cut plug rigs from the I-Street bridge all the way to the water plant...
  5. Thread: Bank Fishing!

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    Re: Bank Fishing!

    Is it me or does this post sound just like one of the Zambian princes in exile trying to give me a million dollars if I can arrange a bank transfer...

    Seriously though, there are lots of bank spot...
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    Re: salmon rod question?

    Anyone familiar with Cousins rods? At least one of the guides here in Sac. uses them and I've been considering getting one, but I'm no familiar with how they compare to the Lamiglas or Shimano...
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    Re: Bad Boat News...

    We had two sniffers express willingness to take us out, but the timing has not worked out. Next Friday is a maybe and we're scheduled to go on Big Al's boat on the 17th. Our boat most likely is out...
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    Re: Bad Boat News...

    Any recommendations on a repair facility or mechanic?
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    Re: Bad Boat News...

    Also not good...

    We're struggling with a full rebuild of the existing engine vs. dropping in a re-manufactured. What did you wind up doing and how has it gone?
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    Bad Boat News...

    :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    My buddy and I went out of Miller last Tuesday and had an OK day of fishing with one 16# very chrome fish in the boat. That's the good...
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    Verona - 9/13 - First trip out this year

    My buddy and I went out for the first time this year after talking with some friends that had some success up at Verona recently. We hit the water at around 6:00 am and immediately went to the...
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    Re: Union Valley Kokanee status?

    I had my family up to Union Valley about two weeks ago and we fished Friday & Saturday from sun up to 3:00pm with limited success. Lots of Kokanee schools on the Fish Finder mainly by the dam and...
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    Re: First trip tomorrow,,,Friday 7/21

    Last year the fee was $8 for the day. If you have someone going with you, in their own car, warn them not to park at the launch... That's supposed to be vehicle & trailer parking only and I have had...
  14. Thread: Little Help

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    Re: Little Help

    Quick Silver
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    Miller Park 11/11 - Funky Filets

    Went out on Veterans Day searching for Chrome with a fair number of others... Several Guides: Big Al, Tightlines, 916FISH etc. Spent all morning from Minnow Hole down nearly to Freeport for nada. ...
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    Re: Hotel reccomendations in Cescent City

    I've stayed at the Travel Lodge twice over the last 3 years... A little older, but not bad. the newer place is

    Quality Inn & Suites Redwood Coast
    100 Walton St, Crescent City, CA 95531

    A...
  17. Thread: If....

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    Re: If....

    +++ on this! My buddy and I fish the river regularly during Salmon season and do as well as anyone. Every year we go out with Big Al for one trip and we learn more each time. It's been worth the...
  18. Thread: Oroville?

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    Re: Oroville?

    We went about two weeks ago and did OK... I mean we landed 9 fish, biggest was 23" & 4.5 lbs, but it was not a red hot bite. We had to cover a lot of the lake to get the fish and it was never one...
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    Re: Union Valley 7/8-7/10

    Had fun this last weekend with Friends and Family at UVR... Tried our luck Kokanee/Trout fishing Saturday and had limited success. The fish were biting, once we found the colors they wanted, but it...
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    Re: Union Valley 7/8-7/10

    Great Report!

    We're headed up to Yellow Jacket camp ground for this weekend and will be trying our luck fishing on Saturday. Good to see we may at least catch something... This time last year the...
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    Oroville 5/20 & 5/22

    My buddy and I did a scouting trip last Friday at Oroville to see if it would be worthwhile to take an Out-of-town friend for a troll on Sunday. On the water by 6:30 am and got into fish pretty much...
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    Re: Grand Daughter in Port Hueneme

    Cachuma Lake, Lake Piru and Lake Casitas are good fishing lakes that get planted regularly. Casitas would be the closest to Port Hueneme. Here's a link that might help:
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    Re: Oroville 2/29 - Where the kings are(n't)...

    That's them! I guess I was looking at very small king salmon that still had smolt coloration then? Either way, there were a lot of them biting. It will be fun around April when these are big...
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    Re: Oroville 2/29 - Where the kings are(n't)...

    I'm not the Ichthyologist and it's probable many/most of these dinks were fingerling kings, but, of the ones we kept, at least two had the rainbow coloration on their sides...

    I also forgot to...
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    Oroville 2/29 - Where the kings are(n't)...

    My buddy and I took our first trip of the year to Oroville in search of some King action and brought my brother along for good measure. Long story short (for those scanning): 15-17 planter trout,...
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