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Topics - DavidMel

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Wanted To Buy / WTB 240cm paddle
« on: November 15, 2019, 02:15:55 PM »
Looking for an inexpensive aluminum paddle to replace the one I lost.  I'm in Roseville.

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General Talk / Left my paddle at Sugar Pine 11/10/19
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:31:09 AM »
Hello members in the area.  I left my paddle on the dock last night  :smt012  IF any of you by chance found a vibe paddle it is mine.  I was not able to go back last night or this morning and I am sure it is found by someone.  Thanks

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General Talk / Ugly Stik Carbon?
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:41:14 AM »
I'm pretty much a noob when it comes to gear, and I'm thinking of getting a new casting rod but I don't want to spend over $100.  I know there are strong opinions and want to know what your thoughts are on this.  (My current casting rod is a bass pro  graphite RT1)



Ugly Stik® announces the new Ugly Stik Carbon rod, the lightest Ugly Stik ever. The rods feature a new carbon technology crafted of 100 percent 24-ton graphite

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Stumpy Meadows 11/10/19
« on: November 07, 2019, 09:04:25 AM »
I have the green light for getting otw on Sunday.  I'm looking for a spot to get into some browns and bows in a "quiet" lake/reservoir.  Has anyone been to stumpy lately and have any words of advice?  I've never been.  I'm in Roseville so if there are better places to go that are similar or closer....thanks

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Had a little luck at a small pond in Newcastle

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Newbie advice needed :smt010

I'm looking to respool my baitcaster (rod is a MH 7ft) and my spinning reel (Size 30 and rod is a M 6.6).  I fish in freshwater.

Am I better off spooling both with flouro as I am usually fishing lakes and not throwing into heavy cover or should I go one with braid , both with braid? tie a flouro leader on the braid?  I typically use the spinning rod for my plastics and my baitcaster for my crankbaits.  I can't afford to buy more reels so they have to work as a multi-purpose set up. Any advice on brand, type etc as searching through the internet can be mind numbing to say the least. 

Finally; I want to keep the cost to no more than $25 per spool if I go flouro.

hopefully someone doesn't mind giving their $0.02   :smt012


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Finally, I will be otw and will get in some much needed fishing therapy both days.  Thinking Folsom or Natomas on one day as they are the closest but I will avoid Rattlesnake bar as I have been there done that and skunked it too many times.  Second day will be either Rollins, Fuller or further up (Donner?).  Anyone else heading to any of these places this weekend?  Or if you have been recently, how was the bite?  (not asking for your secret spots to fish, but if Folsom near Browns Ravine or Rollins is on in the morning, I will give it a go before the boat traffic takes over).  That way I can hit Natomas and Fuller in the afternoon where there is zero powerboat traffic.

and i'll have a report on Monday.  May also try to fly cast from my vibe if conditions allow

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General Talk / Garage Rack for 11ft Kayak (need to buy not build)
« on: April 16, 2019, 04:56:55 PM »
I'm downsizing from a 4 car to a 2 car garage and will need to store my kayak on the wall of the garage.  A hoist will not work at the new home.  Does anyone know of a good low cost solution for a rack on the wall of a garage (I trust you all more than I trust the internet)

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I've finally have time open to get otw.  Thinking of going out to Folsom (Rattlesnake Bar) or Nimbus on Saturday and Sunday driving to Englebright or Clementine or Rollins. 

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For Sale / Vibe at Headwaters
« on: March 01, 2019, 02:09:02 PM »
Looks like Dan is blowing out his vibe sea ghosts to make room for the 2019 models coming in.  Great deals on a really good kayak.  I can attest as I bought mine at paddlefest last year and as a newbie to kayak fishing I am thrilled with my 110.  The 2019 prices will be $200 more than what these are selling for!!  With that, you can buy the upraded center console that the 2019 will have and have money left to buy a life vest or upgraded paddle.

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / Fuller Lake
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:16:19 PM »
Enjoyable day paddling on a small lake that does not allow PB’s
Slow fishing one 13” trout

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Hookups and Fishing Reports (Viewable by Public) / newbie on the Delta
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:42:15 AM »
I am thinking of trying the delta for the first time ever.  I am looking at White Slough and the area between Paradise Point and King Island Marina as a possible area to pop my delta cherry.  I am completely unfamiliar with the region but the view from google map makes this area look very fishy for LMB/SMB.  Any words of wisdom/advice or better locations for a first time experience?  Also, will I need an Ocean validation or is the standard license sufficient?

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Needing some on the water therapy this weekend.  Not sure where yet so I thought I would ask here if anyone has any suggestions.  Tired of getting skunked on the North Fork of Folsom, plus the boat traffic can get insane even in the 5 mile zones.

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General Talk / Basic Training
« on: August 06, 2018, 04:13:53 PM »
My son shipped out to JBSA Lackland last week to start his career in the Air Force.  I'm proud of him but I have also lost my fishing and golfing buddy.  I'm sure some of you out there know where I'm coming from.  And to all of you that have served, THANK YOU!!

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I'm planning to take my kayak on its maiden voyage to Folsom this weekend.  I am thinking of launching from the Rattlesnake Bar ramp or the Granite Bay ramp.  I'm hoping some of you veterans can impart some wisdom on a newbie on a new kayak.  I have fished up and down the shores around both areas but this will be my first time on the water.  :smt003

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