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    Re: Is this where the jokes go?

    What's the difference between a yellow lab and your spouse? When you open the trunk the lab is happy to see you.
  2. Re: CA state fishing closure could be next

    Yea, I saw the WA state article as well. Please allow us to continue fishing as long as we practice distancing. If I want to take my boat out of Morro Bay, like say next weekend, with my wife, what's...
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    Daiwa Zillion reel

    I'm considering getting my wife a Daiwa Zillion reel as I heard it was hard to backlash. Any experience here?
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    Re: new boat to me!

    My boat is topped off with gas, rods and equipment packed and patiently waiting for Morro Bay rockfish opener. This will be season 2 for our new boat. Good luck with that opening weekend in your new...
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    Re: Fresno Area Fishing?

    Awesome info! I've lived in Lemoore for over 23 yrs, own a G-3 bassboat and have fished almost every body of water mentioned, except Woodward Park ponds. Even though I don't fish it often, I won a...
  6. Re: Lake Tahoe Fishing Report ! 3/9/2020 Excellent !

    Wow! Nice report and pics. Thanks.
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    Re: Shelter In Place Order

    Pacific Ocean will be open. Already have reservations for a 3 night stay at Morro Bay during opening weekend in April. My boat is already packed and ready to go.
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    Re: Anyone eat carp?

    I'm an Iowan native, growing up along the Mississippi before joining the US Navy in 1981. Back then, my dad would occasionally shoot carp with archery gear and split them open before laying them in a...
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    Sturgeon fishing partner end of March

    My wife and I are new to sturgeon fishing. We've never been. We have the boat for it, but now experience. I'm hoping to find a fishing partner here that is willing to show us the ins and outs of...
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    Re: Blade pitches on props

    My prop is a 14-19 (pitch). The boat is mostly used in saltwater. I need to put the boat back in and check the rpm. Pulled out my Mercury owners manual (which I couldn't find for awhile) and it was...
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    Blade pitches on props

    Well, I already mentioned I'm considering replacing my aluminum prop with a stainless steel prop, but now I'm seeing different pitches of props. I have a Mercury 150 hp 4 stroke on a 18.5'...
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    Aluminum vs stainless steel prop

    My new Crestliner is less than a year old and I'm already finding corrosion on my aluminum prop even though I detail my boat after each saltwater use. I removed the prop and knocked off the corrosion...
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    Re: getting old

    Fly fishing with size 22 and 24 midges is now near impossible for me if I forget my readers. I always have a cheap Walmart pair in my vest. Yeah, getting old sucks.
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    Re: Gear for Crabs

    Just came back from Tomales Bay where my wife and I were using 6 rods equipped with crab snares from our anchored boat. Ended up with 10 dungies and several rock crabs.
  15. Re: Is it worth trying for 'but in Tomales now?

    Thanks, I'll check with them. Appreciate the tip.
  16. Is it worth trying for 'but in Tomales now?

    Had to ask. We went up there back in November and never got a bite in 3 days of drifting. We were told this would probably happen so not disappointed. However, we are heading back up on Valentine's...
  17. Thread: Sf halibut

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    Re: Sf halibut

    Well, unfortunately for the wife and I, the trip was canceled by the guide the day before the trip due to an unexpected death in the family. We already had reservations for a hotel in San Fransisco...
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    Re: 5wt for bass

    With a 1 wt? I'm very impressed that you can bring those small bass in with that. Pretty cool.
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    Re: 5wt for bass

    I use a 5wt fly rod when I fish for bass. Where are you fishing? It might be near me.
  20. Re: Carp or catfish fishing locations around Fresno

    Lake Success near Porterville and Lake Isabella near Bakersfield have carp. I've fly fished for carp at Isabella and we see a lot of carp swimming around our boat while bass fishing across the lake...
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    Re: Recommendations for sturgeon guide

    Well, we looked around and texted a few guides and made our decision based on availability, getting our own private charter and the veteran discount was a big plus. We are going out on January 18...
  22. Suggestions for "non-backlash" baitcaster for bass

    My wife loves bass fishing, but hates baitcasters because of backlash. I know there are a few baitcasters out there that are very hard to backlash. I was even handed a reel at a sportsman show a...
  23. Thread: Sf halibut

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    Re: Sf halibut

    I never have but now scheduled to go with a guide in two weeks into the bay to chase sturgeon and halibut. I'll let you know how that goes.
  24. Re: Weather forecast: difference between wind waves and swells, please help

    Juan De Fuca, been there done that, ON THE USS NIMITZ! I was stationed on the USS Nimitz in the 80's and we would spend 6 months overseas on that 1,000 ft+ nuclear carrier and as soon as we would...
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    Re: 01/01/2020 Kicking off 2020!

    That is AWESOME! Growing up in Iowa, we would target crappies on the Mississippi River with minnows, but I've lived here in Central CA now for over 23 years and I still can't seem to find crappies...
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