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  1. Thread: Line preference

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    Re: Line preference

    I always used 15 lb Stren for casting and 20 lb for trolling. This is my all time favorite line but it does abrade rather easily so, when trolling, I would always cut 5' off every hour or so and...
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    Re: Bugs at Star Bend?

    I know it looks and sounds goofy, but Bounce dryer sheets will repel the skeeters. One hanging down from your hat, one from your front pocket or pinned to the front lapel will help a lot. Even then...
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    Re: Shore fishing help.

    Good starting place is to read J.D.'s article on bank fishing for salmon where he touches on lures, line, rods, etc and discusses basic techniques:
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    Re: New to Yuba/Sutter

    I would echo Chasing Tail's recommendation on the Lower Feather from Star Bend to the Bear River. This stretch is easy to read and the channels fish well with either Kwikfish or spinners. For me,...
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    Re: American River - What it Once Was

    Well, they already have a model that they are trying to duplicate.....it's called the Los Angeles River. By the way, my dad used to fish for steelhead in the Los Angeles River in the 30's and 40's. ...
  6. Thread: Piper slough

    by gdr_11
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    Re: Piper slough

    You might want to check out this link:

    https://fishbrain.com/fishing-waters/nk2fmfRo/piper-slough
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    Re: What lures are you using on the Sac River?

    I heard the females are hitting on these pretty good....

    https://i.imgur.com/1pSHUnol.jpg
  8. Thread: Just Curious

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    Re: Just Curious

    Years ago, when the salmon season was year round, the hard core used to look at July 1 as time to start hitting the typical Fall run areas like Minnow Hole, Discovery Park and Verona. I used to make...
  9. And So It Begins.....And The California Elite Will Jump On The Wagon

    PETA has now turned their sights on sportfishing as being cruel punishment for our finned friends. This is the kind of crap that the leftist socialists in Sacramento have been biding their time on...
  10. Thread: Crawdads

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    Re: Crawdads

    Best way to deal with shellfish parasites is to soak the crawdads in a bucket with enough water to cover them and then stir in a bunch of salt. If you watch you will see the little critters leaving...
  11. Thread: trolling spoons

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    Re: trolling spoons

    There are a couple of ways to look at this...

    1. The spoons that are actually large wobblers like they use in the Columbia around Buoy 10 and in many parts of the Northwest. These are made to...
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    California Should Take Note

    Unfortunately, the tree huggers and immigration promoters would never allow cute sea lions to be dispatched to save thousands of salmonoids. I am glad that Oregon stepped up to the plate and took...
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    Re: A Bluegill Fishing Thread

    I always loved fishing for bluegills and it was always a thrill when I ran into a school of jumbo gills that averaged 9" and above. Unfortunately, big bluegills are hard to find because they...
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    Re: New to Sacramento area, any tips?

    One of the best and underutilized smallmouth water is the lower Feather River from Beer Can Beach to the mouth at Verona. This stretch is loaded with smallmouth and holds a lot of 2-4 lb fish. ...
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    Re: ***poaching suspect arrested****

    I guess no one read the other little tidbits in the Bee article:

    "Gusar was arrested for, among other things, carrying a concealed dagger, possession of drugs and paraphernalia, giving false...
  16. Thread: Thieves Caught

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    Re: Thieves Caught

    Seriously, when we had this problem a few years ago it got to the point where we would just take extra coffee and donuts with us, drop the pots, and the just drift around in eyesight of them for a...
  17. Thread: Thieves Caught

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    Re: Thieves Caught

    The trick is to find the trailer these scum bags use to pull their boat....and then while they are out stealing pots....well, you get the idea.
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    Re: Whos fishing River Bend this Sunday?

    I never refer to them as "homeless because it implies that they are victims of society when, in fact, they are freeloaders who take advantage of everything and everyone around them. I was in a...
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    Re: Baby sturgeon spotted at UCD today

    I worked at UCD for 15 years back around the time Abraham Lincoln was still chopping firewood. The sturgeon program was always interesting and I spent a fair amount of time out there chatting with...
  20. Thread: Clay Banks

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    Re: Clay Banks

    My favorite way to report fishing success is to photoshop the pics so it looks like I am at another location miles away! Remember, all fisherman are liars except you and me....and I'm not too sure...
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    Re: American River Break In

    Sorry to hear about the break in and the damage to your vehicle. I compliment you on your restraint. Since you mention the Bible, after pinging the iPad I would have probably asked myself "what...
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    Re: Bloodworms VS Pileworms

    I prefer not to use a bait that will bite me when I am trying to put it on the hook! :homersimpson:
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    Re: Kind of like fishing at a landfill

    That is great news! If I still lived in the area I would definitely go back there since the access was good and the fishing consistent. I am not surprised that it took the college to lead the...
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    Muddy River Catfishing

    Any of you folks enjoy watching Kris Flores on his Muddy River Catfishing YouTube channel? I like his basic approach to fishing and his willingness to try out all kinds of baits as well as his...
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    Re: The Good Old Days of Tuna Fishing

    Yep, reminds me of when I used to be in my early 20's and watched these skinny little guys roll 55 gallon drums of motor oil around like they were nothing. Could never figure out how they had the...
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