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Poll: Where to Go? (4 member(s) have cast votes)

Where to Go?

  1. Clearlake, CA. (19 votes [23.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.46%

  2. Delta, CA. (26 votes [32.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.10%

  3. New Melones, CA. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Silverwood, CA. (1 votes [1.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.23%

  5. Skinner, CA. (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

  6. Pyramid, CA. (3 votes [3.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

  7. Castiac, CA. (14 votes [17.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.28%

  8. Lake Mead, NV. (5 votes [6.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

  9. Lahonton, NV. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Laughlin, NV. (4 votes [4.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.94%

  11. Mohave, NV. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Powell, AZ. (5 votes [6.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.17%

  13. Havasu, AZ. (2 votes [2.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.47%

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#21 Delw

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:08 AM

Hey Del how are you? Doing any tournament stuff?

Mead and Mohave are full blown into the Quagga Crisis. dropped a camera in mohave a few weeks back and they are everywhere. It is amazing how clusters attatch to your line when fishing.

Anyway CA is getting bad because of the Quagga so if fishing is involved in the Meet you may want to stay away from SO NEV or show up and we get enough local boats for who ever wants to go fish.


Hey Chirmy, LTNT, hope all is going well, I havent been fishing much lately did goto amistad last week till sunday. Absolute blast. kinda nice to get away for a while.
Ca getting bad is an understatement they are getting stupid as usual, they shut down a complete county this week and all boats have to pass through a checking station now and get a special permit. its free for a little while then it will cost you to get a permit just to have a boat or bring one into the county. heres some info

By Terry Knight -- Record-Bee outdoors columnist
Article Last Updated: 03/28/2008 05:10:42 PM PDT

Clear Lake, with its 44,000 surface acres, will be the first major body of water in Northern California to require all boats entering Lake County to undergo a mandatory inspection for quagga and zebra mussels.
On Tuesday, the Lake County Board of Supervisors passed an interim urgency ordinance establishing the inspection and decontamination program. The program starts April 8.
Complete Article:
Boat inspections mandatory starting April 8 - www.record-bee.com
From the article -
"According to Fulton, the way the program will work is that a boater entering the county will be directed to a boat inspection station where the boat will be inspected by a certified inspector. If the boat is determined to be clean of mussels and their lava (called veligers), the operator will be given a sticker that he or she must place on the boat. The sticker and inspection is free from April 8 through June 30. After June 30, there will be a small fee for the inspection and sticker. The stickers are valid until Jan. 1, 2009. If the boat fails to pass inspection, it will be directed to one of the four decontamination stations located around the county. The decontamination process includes washing the boat, its bilge, livewells and trailer with water that's at least 140 degrees."


I know some people from az that went up to fish one of the CA lakes( last month), they got checked going into the lake like normal and there boat had water on it. They got turned around and said they couldnt fish it cause there boat had standing water. they also wanted to impound the boat....... Heres the stupid part....... The reason the boat was wet cause it was raining cats and dogs at the time. those people at teh check stations are about as brite as a broken lightbuld. btw the boat was brand spanking new and never been in the water.



LedHed,
With all the excitement with contamination looks like fishing is going to be out. So maybe a couple days in Vegas it might just be. When is the ICAST show?

TJ


Have one at havasu ;)

#22 Spike-A-Pike

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 12:40 AM

FYI - ICAST 2008 Info:

The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show. The show, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, July 16–18, is the cornerstone of the sportfishing industry, helping to drive sportfishing companies’ product sales year round. From buyers to media to exhibitors, ICAST annually attracts 7,000 members of the international sportfishing community to the Convention Center.

If you go, redg8r would like somebody to do some reporting and take some photos and maybe some videos. Be cool if that would work out for you guys.


#23 LedHed

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 08:15 AM

TJ
“With all the excitement with contamination looks like fishing is going to be out. So maybe a couple days in Vegas it might just be.” Yeah – the snail thing is a real pain – had to deal with it in the Sierras last year. Vegas is easy to get to and there is a Bass Pro also.

Anyone know about fishing conditions, during mid July, in Vegas?

The one problem with ICAST - it is closed to the public. Not sure how many members TU can get in, or if redg8r is willing to consider this venture.

A requirement of participation would be that members must submit a report or pictures of the ICAST show.


#24 Delw

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Posted 04 April 2008 - 03:11 AM

TJ

Anyone know about fishing conditions, during mid July, in Vegas?

about 118 but hey its a dry heat ;)

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 02:43 PM

about 118º but hey its a dry heat ;)

On top of the water:yay:.

#26 chirmy

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:44 PM

ICAST is closed to the public and very difficult to get into. I did it for Eric at Tacklemaking and for Jerry one year. Its all hype and all your stuff you invent on this site is usually on the big boy's tables at this event lol. The big prize is best of show and unless you have Roland or Jimmy in your booth or some fancy gimmmick you wont win ;o).

We fish all year round out here and although it is hot in July, Mead is fun in the summer as long as you get out of the lower basin (pleasur boaters and jet ski's) The only down I see is cost as the economy and gas really suck.

If anything, with a little gas money I can round up some club boats from the Federation and get as many as we can on the water if this goes.

Next week is our State Qualifier and we are having Ray Scott out. Anyone wants to come he will be around all weekend April 18-20th at Cottonwood Cove on Mohave.

If you go, redg8r would like somebody to do some reporting and take some photos and maybe some videos. Be cool if that would work out for you guys.


Jerry gets me the Pass I will represent every summer as long as they keep comming back to Vegas.

Edited by chirmy, 10 April 2008 - 12:46 PM.
adding info


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 02:52 PM

Jerry gets me the Pass I will represent every summer as long as they keep comming back to Vegas.


Cool, I hear they are considering Orlando one year, but haven't seen anything official.

#28 millsryno

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:27 AM

CA has got to be out with all the problems there.

Phoenix has some nice lakes within a couple hours.

Havasu and Powell are cool lakes. Depending where you come from, they might be hard to get to.

Vegas is usually the cheapest place to fly in and out of and get hotels. Mead is just 1-2 hours away. The weather cools off in Oct/Nov and the fishing really picks up.

I think Vegas is the best choice....sometime in late October/early November. Also with Vegas, people from AZ, Las Vegas and So Cal would likely tow their boats so you can pull boats from more geography.

#29 Basseducer

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:39 AM

Ryan,
I think you may be right. I'm willing to drag my boat over there if they let me. Maybe someone from that area can do a little scouting.

TJ

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:17 PM

Lake powell is my favorite all time place to fish. Better than alaska. There is no slow time of day. The fish are aggressive and most of the time you can get a canyon to your self for fishing. Spring is better for the pan fish with the water rising into coves. I the fall stripers next to the cliffs are fun. Hint Hint Hint..............

#31 Delw

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 04:15 PM

Laughlin is also a Kick butt place. you dont need to rent a car from the airport as its right across the river and they will ferry you over. and I think that is free or used to be.
Lake Mojave is 10-15 mins away, the river is right there and Lake Havasu is 1.5 hours away.or you can go via boat 30 mins-40 mins.
Davis dam at the base of Lake mojave has some awsum striper fishing, and bass fishing on the river south by boat 10-15 mins is fantastic. there are also launch ramps around the river and one casino has there own ramp for customer use.

Iv'e parked my boat at the casinos many many times and never had a problem. My electronics and all my fishing stuff was on the boat as well with a very cheap cover that the wind usually blew off.

Colorado bell has extended park and the last 4 trips I parked my boat there. there is a 24hour guard shack there with a guard. you have to show them your key to get in.

best of all NO DRIVING if your not going to the lake so no need to rent a car.
whats even cooler is its cheaper than vegas and less crowded.
Finding a place to park a boat in vegas could be a nightmare and the roads suck not to mention there freeway

Edited by Delw, 13 April 2008 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

Cool Del,
I've been to Laughlin, but never got to fish. You're right about everything being right there. What kind of license would us California guys need?

TJ

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:39 AM

Cool Del,
I've been to Laughlin, but never got to fish. You're right about everything being right there. What kind of license would us California guys need?

TJ


Tj
I think its a colorado river stamp but not sure. My state AZ borders all where as ca only borders the waters of havasu and south.
If my boat is done by the time this thing goes I will take it, 4-5 will fish comfortably its a 22 foot bass boat

#34 millsryno

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 03:01 AM

Lake powell is my favorite all time place to fish. Better than alaska. There is no slow time of day. The fish are aggressive and most of the time you can get a canyon to your self for fishing. Spring is better for the pan fish with the water rising into coves. I the fall stripers next to the cliffs are fun. Hint Hint Hint..............


Kelly, it's funny you say that...because that is exactly what I tell people all the time. lake Powell is my favorite place I have ever been. I've been fishing in AK, cruised the Bahamas, vacationed in Hawaii several times, been all over the US....but I'd pick Lake Powell over any of that and not just because of the fishing! If you guys haven't been, it's absolutely amazing! IMHO it's more awesome than the Grand Canyon and on the same grand scale! I just wish it were easier to get to so we could do a meeting there.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:10 AM

Hey,count me in too!I'd love to get together with other members out here in the West(leave the 60lb braid home and bring your sewing thread haha).Even though I live in So.Cal,I'd be willing to travel.The Delta or Clear Lake would be great,but Pyramid or Castaic would be good too.Maybe the So.Cal members would like to get together on a monthly basis,and get to know each other,and go fishing.If we could get together enough people we could have mini-tournaments just for bragging rights!

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:15 AM

Unfortunately, you just missed it. Still, at least you will be the first to book the hotel for next year.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 01:34 AM

Oh well!At least I'll have plenty of time to pre-fish!

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:20 AM

Unfortunately, you just missed it. Still, at least you will be the first to book the hotel for next year.


Vman.
Your referring the Annual Meet in Clinton, MO (aka: the mid-west in the States)... OldSchoolBasser was referencing the proposed West Coast TU Meet. This was an ongoing discussion that had dried up and withered on the vine. Maybe its time to take this idea off the shelf and dust it off. I think all those that attended in Clinton had a great time.

How's about West Coast guys (or is it Dudes)??? This fall as the weather gets more comfortable might be ideal timing.... Just some "Mental Munchies" to chew on.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:28 AM

Thanks Bruce,I thought I missed out on something close to home.A fall get together would be great out here,with the weather still warm,and the fishing still being great.As in my original reply,I'm still waiting to here from all the West Coast guys about a monthly get together-mini tournament.I think it would be a great way for us to get to know other members,and share ideas and fishing techniques.

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Posted 08 July 2008 - 06:00 PM

My sincere appologies Oldschoolbasser, I must have been dozing, or just plain dozey.