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NorCal Fishing BS

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by Katchaser00, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Mar 1, 2022 at 2:06 PM
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    Absolute freakin' tank!!! nice work dude! Jealous! lol
     
  2. Mar 16, 2022 at 8:11 PM
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    Super slow start for me this early spring. But I’m fishing less. (Work!). Fish are better this year.

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  3. Apr 1, 2022 at 11:12 PM
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    Was driving down Hwy 4 a few weeks ago headed towards Concord and saw what appeared to be a Bass Tracker Classic XL. Upon speed up I found it was actually a nice red colored Pro 170 with a 50 HP Mercury engine on the back of it. Looked really nice and I saw the owner was driving a Forest Green 12-15 2nd gen. I think the custom license plate read RIPLIPP or something like it. Probably fishes the Delta like I do. Does anyone know who it is or know if he's a member here?
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2022 at 9:33 PM
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    There’s a YouTube guy with a channel called rippin lips or similar
     
  5. Apr 2, 2022 at 10:27 PM
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    Link to his channel?
     
  6. Apr 3, 2022 at 8:46 PM
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    howzit gang,
    Just moved up to the sac area last year from Hawaii and been itching to try out lake/river fishing. Any recommendations on some good rod and reel setups for bass. Been looking online but would like to see what locals here recommend. Let me know.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2022 at 12:22 PM
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    Oh man there are endless rods and reels to choose from without knowing specifics. If budget is a thing, I highly recommend just getting a couple Abu Garcia combos and calling it a day. If you go to a place like sportsmans or Bass Pro, id say get a spinning combo (medium action) to throw lighter, finnese baits, and a casting combo (M or MH action) to throw spinners, jigs, swimbaits, and really just about anything NOT finesse. Abu Garcia doesnt really have "one thing" that makes it better than other brands, but their gear does a little bit of everything fine enough and they are still budget-friendly.
     
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  9. Apr 11, 2022 at 11:13 AM
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    anything i can do to help you find some local spots to fish, let me know. hint: buy a fishing kayak!!

    rod/reels? man, the sky is the limit!! you almost cannot go wrong these days.
     
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    for the Norcal folks..i have forgotten how windy it gets here in the spring!! yikes!!

    i am watching the weather like NASA on launch week. hoping to get to the Delta, SATURDAY!!
     
  11. Apr 11, 2022 at 11:46 AM
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    @ikaika.a Mr. Aficianado is your man! Hit him up for anything fishing! He’s a legend.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2022 at 12:54 PM
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    i'll give him some "plan B" spots.

    plan A spots? what plan A spots, i dont know nuttin!
     
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    Dang ya I completely forgot to mention my budget. My budget isn't necessarily 'cheap' because I would like to invest into something that will last and work for a long time, but I also don't realistically want to spend anything over 400$ on one setup. Thank you for your help
     
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    Sounds like that's the consensus now a days. Back in Hawaii I used everything from expensive Daiwa reels all the way to cheap Chinese brand reels and the only thing that separated them was the life span. Salt water digs into about everything no matter how greased up and sealed it is. I know freshwater is a little bit more forgiving but maybe you can give me some of the brands you really like and I can go from there.


    Haha, totally understand that. I would never give anyone the money spots. In my opinion finding them on your own is the fun part about fishing... but if you do want to share some of those 'plan b' spots that is more than welcome :)
     
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    Im a huge Phenix rod and Daiwa reel guy. Over the last few years i've really been able to hone in on what I like in rods and reels, and both brands compliment each other super well for me. I have a couple Daiwa Tatula reels that ive had for over 3 years and have abused the crap out of them with no issue. Phenix rods I use are super light and sensitive for the money. Highly recommend them for bass fishing. Let me know if you need or want specifics.
     
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  16. Apr 14, 2022 at 7:23 PM
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    I agree with above. Phenix punches way above their weight class. I wish I owned more.

    I’m 50/50 Phenix and Dobyns. Most of my baitcasters are Dobyns rods. I feel they have a softer tip in general. I can load up the rod and cast further. I have one Phenix baitcast rod and I have to recalibrate my arm to cast far. It’s just feels stiffer.
    Honestly, you’ll end up loving whatever you start off with. It will be what you gravitate to for life.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2022 at 10:10 AM
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    Keeping this thread relevant.
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    i bought some gomexus power handles for my penn 5000 and 6000 reels. basically, the same length as the 8000 reel handle. I'm hoping that i can use them for crabbing without the weight of the 8000. its like 10 oz. more. of course the gears aren't as robust as the 8000, but i used the 6000 and 8000 quite a bit my first year.

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    those look great!!
     
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