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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.
  3. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  9. Re: Weather forecast: difference between wind waves and swells, please help

    Our decision was easily decided by Saturday that Tuesday was probably not going to be a good day for a small boat. Larger charter boats went out and now I see that there was actually a "small craft...
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    Re: Happy new year

    I ended my year with an unexpected fishing trip, a personal invite from a fellow member on this forum who asked if I wanted to try striper fishing the Delta. Umm, yes! Never have. Got up at 0300...
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    Re: Olympic Peninsula reporting...2020

    I miss the Olympic Peninsula and WA in general so much. I was stationed with the US Navy from 88-93 and spent many days on the water chasing salmon and rockfish from Whidbey Island all the way to...
  12. Thread: friends

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    Re: friends

    I like.

    AOC(AW) Scott Randall, USN, RET. 1981-2003
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    Re: Best clam/fish chowder recipe

    You are welcome. Salmon? Hmm, never thought of it. Sounds like a great idea.
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    Re: Recommendations for sturgeon guide

    Thanks for your opinion and everyone else's recommendations. Just looking for some first hand experience to sort of weed through the dozens on the web.
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    Re: First time trolling - spinning reel?

    My wife HATES baitcasters. But, not really. She cannot cast with a baitcaster for bassfishing, for example, because she does backlash. However, when it comes to trolling for trout, stripers,...
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    Recommendations for sturgeon guide

    OK, seeing as how sturgeon fishing is brand new to my wife and I, we have decided, even though there is a plethora of outstanding info on this forum, to hire a guide for that first time. We live 3...
  17. Weather forecast: difference between wind waves and swells, please help

    .TODAY...N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the
    afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 6 to 8 ft at 15
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    .TONIGHT...NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming...
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    Re: British Columbia salmon fishing

    Great suggestions. Lived in Whidbey Island about 25 years ago (in the Navy), we trailered our boat across the border and loaded it up on the ferry to Vancouver Island. We then trailered it across to...
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    Re: Closing the East Carson 11/15/19

    The first time we fly fished the East Carson was in November several years ago. My wife and I caught many just drifting dry flies. Yeah, seemed like a good idea at the time and we were wading the...
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    Re: Pittsburg Sunday 12-8

    Thanks for report. Planning on fishing for sturgeon for the first time next month and any tips are appreciated.
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    Re: Courtright 11-9

    Courtwright is our favorite trout lake. We have so many trout by only paddling our canoe and toplining Rapalas and nightcrawlers on wedding rings. The motion of the paddling makes the gear rise and...
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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Thanks for the recommendations. This will definitely help me when it comes time to buy new rigs.
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    Re: Best clam/fish chowder recipe

    Wow! We just returned from our first trip to Bodega Bay and after a morning of setting crab pots for an overnight soak, my wife and I decided to put on some waders, grab our shovels and give some...
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    Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Well, our Bodega Bay trip is over (check that off my list), now looking forward to some sturgeon fishing next month. That being said, I'm looking over at our gear and wondering if we need to invest...
  25. Re: Tomales bay help in finding crabbing snare

    Yeah, I got a couple of pics, but still trying to figure out how to post pics here. Work in progress. We look forward to going back and this time, will have a few more snares. We had a great crab...
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