Di Fi proposes 2 emergency exits...…. no placement, mind you. just 2 emergency exits
There are other proposals, also.
I never thought about this much before, but I have this week:
Are Home Depot-type smokies certified for marine environment/ocean boat usage? I read an article where a crew member of the boat that just burned said that the smokies that were installed on the boat were "Home Depot-type".
I need some tips for a 4 month garage slab in my latest spec house here in Central Oregon.
Basic prepping of the concrete. Acid wash is out? or go ahead and open all doors?
Brands for the various epoxies?
There is the normal minor cracking outside the control joints. Should I do anything with...
Since the closure was mentioned in another thread here, scroll down to the first article for the latest update....
Does anyone remember when you saw your first GoPro on a guys head and all of a sudden the fish you were on made a run in that direction just so you could knock off the guys GoPro while performing a perfectly timed "over"?
Its time for me to get a new FF for my freshwater bass boat. My current FF is 10+ years now so I'm kind of out of touch with what is happening with todays finders.
Here in Central Oregon I don't need the combo chart plotter. Just the fishfinder. Color. Hi-def. 100' maximum depths
Any advice is...
To my darling husband,
Before you return from your long range trip, I just want to let you know about the small accident I had with the Ford F-150 when I turned into the driveway.
Fortunately it was not too bad and I really didn't get hurt, so please don't worry too much about me.
I was coming...
To this day, I can only see two reasons to have multiple rods at the tackle station:
1. Lazy-ass angler who cant walk 20' to exchange rods between stops but who can magically appear from stern rail-to-appetizer platter in less time than it takes the chef to take his finger off the mic. pig:
Anyone remember "albacore weather"?
Albies should be WFO this weekend .................... from central oregon...
We all know (or most of us know. or some of us know. or only I know?) that we can buy "vacation insurance" where if your trip/vacation falls through for various reasons (but not all reasons), you get your monies/some of your monies/not all of your monies back.
Does this insurance...
....and clear up the question of the landings/boats charging for Mexi permits/licenses but not then having them onboard.
"OSP is accusing the company of charging customers for daily angling licenses, but never bought them from the ODFW and never provided them to customers."...
I'm going to be installing a bb counter top on an island in my current house. I have found a huge difference in price from workbench tops vs counter tops.
Whats the difference between them so I can let my customer know why the extra cost? If there is no difference, is it just a matter of final...
Joke for the day
I was sitting at a long stoplight yesterday, minding my own business and patiently waiting for it to turn green, even though there was no on-coming traffic. A carload of bearded, young, loud Muslims, shouting Anti-American slogans, with a half-burned American Flag duct-taped on...
I could have photo-chopped my hand out and made claims about tossing 12" poppers? What the heck. This little guy barely classifies as "post spawn" :D
7:30 - 9AM:
when the water gets rough, head for wacky-country....
Landmark (who needs GPS?):
I sure would like to find the size and take limits on these. I have a popper just itchin' to hit a noggin or two.
For those who have forgotten what SMB and LMB look like, heres what I been catchin'.....
Beautiful day for some pre-planned boat/trailer upgrades for the coming season. Ordered a set of trailer guides from Amazon to help get the boat back on the trailer without the need for swimming....
unopened shipping box from Amazon? check
boat & trailer? check
it has "un" in a little blue box @ the upper left corner of itself.
its auto-sound is ALWAYS on with no way to turn it off.
and it (or another ad) is freezing the board.
OK. Now I'm really confused. I've been reading and learning about these new fangled 2-speed line winders......and paying close attention to this winter-doldrums "inches per turn" exactness discussion.
Question: what size line is this referring? 2#? or 100#? mono? or Dacron?
Went out to get my fishing "fix" this morning. Irrigation season is over so the reservoirs are back to reserving water. The water is shallow and slow. Caught a couple rainbows on the pink mini-rooster tail. Raised a few more on the yellow/white color. Beautiful morning in the 60's.
You've got to get out there and deal with your personal life, like it or not, so you might as well like it. Don't waste a second wishing you were at the office. If you're out of practice, use today as an opportunity to pour on the charm.
I'm on my way to charm some local small mouth bass.......
Since all fishing has been eliminated via the bft closure in mexi waters......
Since we have all been told recently that todays 'fisherman' cant tell the difference between species.......
Since todays 'fisherman' is complaining about not being able to just ask "where are the pens?" and drive...
I've got a bit of competition for topwater popper LMB at this lake:
Between the bald eagles, ospreys, and cormorants I've had to change up my strategy. So I went to the dam to wiggle my worm:
There is always ONE bass under this log jam --- never more, so off I went to "paddy hop"
got tired of throwing the popper for smallies at ochoco lake, so I switched to ventura perch crack (gulp sand worms cut in half with a tiny split shot a foot or so up). instead of 20 smallies before noon, I got probably more than 30. Most were in the 1/2# - 1# pound range, but scratched out a...
Someone told me that SMB don't take the popper.
Someone forgot to tell the fishies. 20+ yesterday by 10AM and another 15+ today before getting blown off at 9AM
Selfie with another:
typical smallie terrain:
Probably just "beginners luck" as these were my first two days ever fishing...
Just to let the BD Geeks know - when I click on BD (and also when I switch boards @ BD), in addition to BD loading I am also getting other websites loading and over-powering BD.
If it was Salukis porn sites, I wouldnt mention anything. :D
you have a bunk.
you have a place to stash your gear.
you have a place to stash your tackle.
you have hot galley service.
you even have a head to P&S and brush your glowing white teeth.
you DONT get a 'spot on deck' for your sleeping bag.
you DONT get a spot on deck a small cooler filled...
Anybody have any contacts in Klamath and/or Sprague?
I'm going to be passing through there in a couple weeks checking out some property I bought 30+ years ago and would be interested in a little background before I head up.
Any of you guys know of this company:
I'm restoring this diplay case and it would be nice to find out a little history about it:
Its approximately 5' long x 2' deep x 1' tall and kind of old. It would make a nice display case for guns or reels and will be available after I find a...
There is some minor detail about exchanging a sport-caught lobster for cash that is sticking in the back of my mind here. Any of you DFG lurker guys care to chime in on this:
After my latest mono failure, its time for me to switch to braid-type line on my spinners. I have always used 8# mono. What are you guys using in a braid that will give me small diameter and "limpy" line?
Sorry for the late "report". work has been busy and I needed some time to recollect and rethink.
1 "red shirt" loading the carts 1 angler at a time x 5 minutes each x 26 anglers. We still left the dock about 10AM Sunday morning and had lunch after clearing the harbor.
Do those things mount on top of guys' heads? :confused:
If so, do these guys know to duck even that much more when I'm coming 'over' with a hot fish?
Do GoPros float? :rofl:
Two laps after McClures' hit into the infield wall, (dont miss the replays today. it was the hardest hit that I've ever seen) danika tried to take out Hornish JR when he was having handling problems due to a tire going down...
Its not surprising that a few players might get in on "who can hit the guy the hardest" kind of stuff, but bounties being offered to the entire defense by the coaches for "game ending" injuries deserves, IMO, a bit more than a slap-on-the-wrist few game suspension and/or menial fine. Greg...
No moon -
just a sliver and still a few weeks out from the first full moon of spring
Late February -
Cold water -
Pre-spawn fish are still out in deep water -
for the most part
so why am I fishing here anyway??????????????????????
....and why I'm loving college football more and more.
Abnormally tall millionaires acting all butt-hurt:
Lamar showed the lakers. He arrived "socially late" late...
Tom Raftican is petitioning the DFG to actually do some fish management by looking at the bag and size limits for calicos and sandbass. (this is not about "yes the fishery is vs no the fishery isnt" declining. read on. there is a link to the full article below.)
But I guess when it suits the...
for the 800 or so threads here at BD about the 881# BFT that the feds confiscated for being caught illegally.....
read more about this guy:
Raphael owns New Bedford's...
4 wins out of 8 races in The Chase and only a few points behind Edwards.
and kyle bush? what a typical punk-ass stunt he pulled. The public statement from MARS Co. sure makes it look like KY might need some KY to keep his seat and contract with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Anyone remember the days when deckies came over to help only when asked?
I miss my "bass thumb".
I miss figuring out how to get the hook out my fish.
I miss showing off my fish while taking it to the stern.
I miss reaching in and tearing out a gill.
I miss the click, click, click, click...
Tip for the day (and the other 364 days of the year): popper and the tules.
if you aint landing your popper within 12" of the tules in the morning glass, you aint catching bass.
By-passed the gym and its collection of nubile college coeds this AM for a couple dozen...
2 1/2 day trip with the same results as everyone else in the 50 mile zone.
3' of 25# floro and a cheap-o 2/0 mustad.
15/30 stardrag with the drags set-up by Hawk.
the first few yards of my 25# izorline 50 yard topshot. after having the new line snap on a light...
I've learned that the best jokes are based on real life experiences. This jet boat owner has left himself wide open for a variety of jokes...not to mention the legal ramifications.........
PS: I couldnt...
the launch ramp has been moved to the low-water area.
the fish are pretty near-sighted in the pre-dawn fog but when the sun comes out, they hit the Pop-R dead-on instead of just jumping over it.
this years' spawn is starting to come out to play and are pretty comedic chasing a...
Went up for another session of "mind clearing" this morning from 5:30-10:30.
(too many saluki videos clips lately)
caught a handful of these in the 2#-5# variety before the sixth one bent the hook:
they were all caught within sight of this terrain in about 1'-2' of water rising out of...
If you need yet another reason why the Mexican Navy/Mexican Govt is checking US boats......
Two commercial skippers have plead out in Federal court for poaching 100+ miles into Mexcian waters. They were told in 2008 that what they were doing was illegal. It was then in 2010 that they finally...
SANTA ANA -- A man accused of ejaculating twice into a co-worker's drinking water has been convicted of assault and battery.
Michael Kevin Lallana "felt that was as close as he could get" to the...
I'm looking for a pair of booties that will keep my feet somewhat dry, somewhat warm, and protect from the pebbely/shelly/reefy beaches we have up here in the ventura to carpenteria area.
I was originally thinking something in a surfers' neoprene bootie but I think they might not last long...
Similar to Johns' Shogun report.
Bumpy and cold. I dont think we had water as warm as 58.
We left the dock about 8AM. Running downhill and out was still a bumpy ride
arrived at benitos before 10AM. The fast run downhill could only mean a hard ride running home uphill...
I've seen rod belts with just the pad only and no cup for holding the rod. Does anyone know where I can find one?
I've tried searching Braid, Meltons, Cabelas, Google...
After I find one, THEN feel free to let loose with the expected comments.....:2gunsfiring_v1:
another reason why I've taken to enjoying college football...
Dudes' team was ahead in a 35-7 rout of the downspiraling cowboys primetime sunday night and he drops his head into the receivers' head for an intentional helmet-to-helmet KO.
These hits were "illegal" BEFORE the NFL said that...
Just a reminder.
Most termite companies offer free inspections to homeowners. They WANT to find termites in your house so they can make money killing those SOBs. It will save you money in the long run. They also identify current and potential dryrot "situations".
My house was treated for...
So I'm into another property renovation. I got a guy working on a block wall that borders a neighbor with a barky dog.
I'm at home working on the plans for a patio cover for the house when the neighbor calls.....
(no exageration here)
"Hello. This is Bill."
"I'm your neighbor at the...
A little reminder:
For those who love topwater popping for LMB, the next two full-moon cycles are "prime time". Pre-dawn through late morning. Personally, I prefer the Pop-Rs in the "frog" coloring cast in to about 6" of water in and around "sticky-ups". or over submerged "stuff"
I'm not known for my electrical prowess, but I've always been pretty sharp at disconnecting and reconnecting existing stuff.
I pulled the 2 batteries out of the whaler for annual service.
I hooked everything back together like it was before.
I replaced the cable that tied the negatives...
I discovered today that my auto-pump cycles when dry and it cycles when covered in water. but it doesn't pump...after a run in semi-choppy water to anacapa.
Add to pre-launch checklist:
fill boat with water to verify that the auto-bilge pump works.
or screw that. I can see the water in...
Took about 10 minutes for my multi-day permit to get processed and faxed back. Thank you DFG office lady! :loverz:
now if the fish will be just as cooperative for my crew and I on thursday thru saturday, I'll have wood all day sunday.
Damn! wide open fishing from 150 miles south of SD (TUNAS) to 150 miles north of san diego (building bite of WSB & YT at the channel islands) simply shut off the same time that the offshore earthquake hit. HUGE schools of fish and very few biters.
same thing happened last mid-august when an...
can one of our BD representatives please explain to the good people here at BD what these Open Houses are? and what they are for?
Please expand on the fact that these are more in the format of a "trade show" (for lack of a better description as obviously 'open house' hasn't worked) where...
My apologies as I couldn't find the correct board to ask my question, so here I am.
SoCal Dorado question:
What jigs are you guys using successfully for the dorado mixed in with the schools of porpoise?
Last July, I posted about casually looking for another generator for my trawler.
So here's what finally transpired:
I checked out generators in the 5KW range - both for price and from personal experiences...
I know that there are some BDers up here in Ventura......
No pics; just tips
My Pop-Rs still work.
If the fish aren't biting where you are, go find fish that want to bite.
If the fish you are catching are small, go find fish that are bigger.
If you see shad swimming around without...
NASCAR Watkins Glen
Jeff Gordon saw Tony Stewart spin in turn number one earlier in the race. So what does he do at the end? He spins in the same turn while heading to victory after Stewart came back and was sitting on his bumper. Does Tony in your rearview mirror make you...
How close can I mount a compass to my Furuno 600L?
The existing dash layout pretty much dictated that my FF be mounted inches away from where the existing compass location is. Will this affect the compass readings?
I'll be installing a new compass (the old one was long gone before I...
I have PBed marlin but never tuna. I am reading a LOT of reports about un-buttoned troll fish/tuna. With marlin and straight mono, we always hit the throttles to compensate for mono stretch and then let the boat set the hook. No light line here. 80# all the way.
How are you guys reacting...
I'm casually looking for a diesel generator. New or used.
3.5KW to 4.5KW. maybe 5KW.
Please PM me if you have any info.
Sorry if this might be the wrong board, but I didn't think the "classified" board is appropriate??? If it is, please let me know.
5:45 - 7:45 am.
surface popper with the barbs pinched down on total glassy conditions
5 - lipped at the boat
2 - 'deepcolor' release
3 - hit 'n split
Here's some pics for Lend-a-Fish.
first one coming to the boat:
second one had a nice lip-hook:
third inhaled the...
Just as I was going to point out ABCs' creative graphics department abbreviating "Kyle Bush" to "Ky Bush", Kyle goes stupid in Stewarts' grill.
Definitely the BEST highlite this year!
That darned kid was out of his car FAST
I didn't know where to post this so keep your yappers shut about "where are the pics & clips" :104167739
Missing Boy's Remains Found in Crocodile
BEIJING (April 22) - A crocodile shot to death in south China during a search for a...
115+ miles from seaforth. 6'-10' swells at short interval with 20-30 knots of wind ALL DAY. This is the same area that had been a "lake" the previous day.
Lots of sonar albacore out there but they didn't like the change in conditions, either. equals ZERO albies
A few paddy YT...
Three days on the Pacific Voyager out of Seaforth for rockfish, big squids, lings (and a few extra pounds. pig: )
This was my first ever pre-planned "rockfish" trip. WSB trips that turn into rockfish trips don't count. This was also my first ever trip on the PAc Voyager.
What can I say...