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Scotty Gearhead rod holder bases are fine for mounting gear on a gear track which isn't under any stress, such as a fish finder, but Gearheads are a poor choice for mounting a trolling rod holder, because they constantly twist under the tension of the rod, so you have to keep correcting the orientation of your rod holder.  The problem is bad enough when the rod is pointing to the right, and thus is tightening the Gearhead, but the problem is severe if the rod is pointing to the left, because the tension on the rod will loosen the Gearhead.  For a description of a DIY rod holder base which holds the rod holder in a fixed orientation, see https://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=13167.msg144750#msg144750.

I had the same loosening issue at first. I just removed the rubber washer and added a flat and a lock washer to the bottom of the gearhead. Locks in solidly now. I really like the DYI mount that pmmpete made in the link above. I'll have to make a couple and give them a shot.

Met Fishcampguy and 5weight at the Dark Day ramp. Perfect conditions with glass water and broken clouds. Trolled to the Willow Creek arm and picked up a few Kokes on the way. The fish were stacked in Willow Creek! All three of us came home with limits.

Ken, it was a pleasure meeting and fishing with you.
Darren, it was great fishing with you again.

It's always nice to fish with good people and enjoy a cold beer afterward. We'll have to do it again real soon!


General Talk / Re: "Fish of a lifetime"
« on: May 17, 2021, 08:47:22 AM »
Where can I get that PFD with the holster?

Introductions / Re: Newbie from Roseville
« on: May 14, 2021, 12:28:35 PM »
Thanks for the invite; I would love to explore a new body of water. I have never fished that fishery. so what day, time and launch location? Below is my contact info and I will probably reach out to you on your tackle and rigging for what you plan to go after (Lures, Plastics, Deep water, Troll or plug). I have been fishing Folsom lake and it took me a few trips to find what the bass liked. I used jigs, worms, swim bait and crank baits. I found trolling with 2 specific lures put fish on the line consistently.  :fishing2

Ken Martinez

Ken, looks like 5Weight and I are hitting Bullards Bar this Saturday 15th. I'll be at the Dark Day ramp about 6:30. Feel free to call me 916 695-2232 for info on tackle, bait and setup.


I had the same problem when I started. Take a look at the Scotty #429 Gear Head Mount Extender. This unit will allow to move the rod holder out and away from the sides of your kayak.   

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Transducer Questions
« on: May 12, 2021, 11:56:58 AM »
Sand or small gravel shouldn't damage the unit. Obviously rocks, concrete ramps or other hard objects can cause irreparable damage. The Scotty #140 or 141 transducer mount is another option. I used the 141 on my old kayak and it worked great. It allows  movement should you strike anything and just swing it up and out of the way when coming in to the bank or ramp.

Introductions / Re: Newbie from Roseville
« on: May 10, 2021, 01:57:55 PM »
Welcome FCG. I joined a few months back. I've already learned a lot from this site and fished with a few of its members. I'm in Sac. and have been mostly fishing for Kokanee at Bullards bar but plan on hitting the high lakes soon. Itchin' to try the Bay or Pacific  too. Your welcome to join me next weekend at Bullards. There are a ton of bass in there. I've caught quite a few when targeting Kokes.


Introductions / Re: Intro
« on: May 10, 2021, 10:02:57 AM »
Afmoto, is that as in CR500AF?

General Talk / Re: UFO in Santa Cruz!
« on: May 04, 2021, 03:13:03 PM »
Looks like one of those cheap Chinese Mines. if you see it again, tap it a few times with your thumpin' stick. If it goes BOOM, you'll know I was right.

General Talk / Re: covid vaccine experience?
« on: April 15, 2021, 08:03:15 AM »
I had my second shot of Moderna about a month ago. The first was a walk in the park. With the second, I had a sore arm and woke the next day feeling sleepy and a bit out of it. Of course that could be due to the Scotchy-Scotch I had the night before to help with the sore arm.

Wolf74 and I are hitting Bullards Bar for Kokanee this Saturday. Expect to be at Dark Day ramp at 8am. Anyone is welcome to join us.

Thanks for the intel! And props on limit.

How was the launch situation with the lake level so low? I’m planning a trip up there this week, camping at Collins for 2 nights and spending a day at bullards.

So how did it go Fishgr? I was there Sunday. Limited in about 3 hours. All fish came only about 200-500 yards past the buoy line off the end of the ramp. It was nice not to paddle back to Willow Creek and then fight the wind all the way back.

Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Feelfree trolling motor upgrade question
« on: April 06, 2021, 02:19:48 PM »
I recently purchased a Moken 12.5 V2. I've seen a lot of different motor mods and I'm interested in the Yak Gadget mounting system that is used in the sonar pod hole. Has anyone used this system? What are your Pro/Con thoughts?

General Fishing Tips / Re: Red flag on long truck bed loads.
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:17:34 PM »
I'm using a 16x16 patch cut out an old red hoodie. Had it for years and its still going strong.

Thanks again for the intel!

Yea,...I pretty much use the same gear for all freshwater trolling. I use a cheap ugly stick, pair of cheap okuma and a cal kellog leadcore for rods, paired with cheap, but decent reels. Catch more fish than my freezer is big.

The gear stuff can get absolutely crazy and expensive super fast!

Never caught a koke before,...hopin they’re as tasty as folks say!

Fishgr, if you launch at Dark day, just stay on the right side. I normally find the schools about half way to Willow Creek. Troll no faster than 1.5mph. I stay about 30-50 yards from the bank, fishing 15-30' deep in 70' of water.  Just watch your Fish finder. There are several spots that change depth from 70' to 24' or less real fast.

Yes they are super tasty! I butterfly mine add minced garlic, a pad of butter and lemon slices. BBQ or broil for a few minutes, make a green salad, open a bottle of Cabernet and chow down.

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