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  1. Fishrdan

    Gettin' the stink off (new swimbait)

    I just got a couple big swimbaits that are pretty smelly (kind of a paint/petroleum smell) and need to clean them up. What's the best thing to cut the stinky/oily coating? I was thinking of washing them with dish washing soap to cut the oily coating, but don't want to get soap soaked into...
  2. Fishrdan

    Bay area suggestions?

    I'm heading up to San Francisco and Napa/Sonoma Valley with the wife for 3-4 days the end of June and looking for suggestions; hotels, restaurants, things to do. We are going to be in SF for a day or 2 and then over to do the wine tour thing. Need ideas of things that will keep the wifey happy...
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    BIG striper spinning reel for 8 YO kid

    I'm looking for a small saltwater spinning reel with enough drag for a 20# striper (30-40# possible), yet small enough so my 8YO son will be able to use it easily, it will be loaded with 40-50# spectra. He's been wanting to throw big lures "like dad does" but I haven't let him yet as his reel...
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    Ever found anything wierd on Google Earth?

    I was checking out Lake Mead and Mohave on Google Earth and began wandering around. I zoomed in on Rachel, NV (of Area 51 fame) and found that the "Colonel" was in town Check it out, pretty odd that someone would do that (tip; type "Rachel, NV" into fly to and then pan left a bit)
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    roxfisher? Jasco Termin-8 OK for treating plywood in aluminum boat

    Hey Roxanne, I have a question for the Jasco guru. Is Jasco's Termin-8 H20 safe to treat plywood decking on an aluminum boat, is it non-corrosive towards aluminum? Or should I look at another Jasco product, Copper Brown? Thanks, Dan
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    Towing new boat home, unlicensed trailer?

    I'm looking to pickup a used boat in CA and the trailer does not have any plates. Will I be OK towing this home to Las Vegas, NV or will the CHP have a fit about the trailer without plates? In NV I could get away with towing an unlicensed trailer. I asked a HP officer and he said it was OK if...
  7. Fishrdan

    Sooo,,, how do I get my F'n picture in WON?

    ***RANT ON*** I received my latest issue of WON today and noticed a guy holding a nice Willow Beach striper on the cover. Fat 37# fish and certainly something to be proud of, but it got me kind of irritated. Not at the guy who caught the fish (Oh BTW, nice striper), but at WON I'm kind of a...
  8. Fishrdan

    Where do old boats go to die? need new hull

    So here's the situation, strange as it may be,,, I want to buy a 17-19' V-hull (just the hull) that's setup for a 70's - early 80's Mercruiser 140HP, (IE boat with missing engine and drive) I blew the engine in my 73 SeaSwirl last December and decided to drop the $1,000 into rebuilding the...
  9. Fishrdan

    PIKE! Nevada style...

    I asked my son where he wanted to go fishing last weekend and he said Comins for pike. OK, it's a long drive, but if that's what he wants... Left the house at 4am and was on the water and fishing by 8. For the first few hours the pike were not cooperating and the best I could muster were a few...
  10. Fishrdan

    51# Striper, Willow Beach

    Yes it was a good morning! I got out to the river at 3am and pitched plugs for an hour with little sign. I decided to troll around to see if I could find any life. Right at gray light this monster took my plug and fought for a good 15 minutes. 51.26#, my best and the biggest caught out of...
  11. Fishrdan

    Low memory fishing line for kids spinning reel?

    I'm looking for the best mono fishing line, 4-12# test, for my son's spinning reels; smooth, supple, low memory. Most of the time he (8 years old) gets frustrated with casting since the line does not lay on the reel properly at the beginning of the retrieve and then fouls on the next cast. I...
  12. Fishrdan

    Sunnyside, Comins, East Central Nevada?

    My son has next week off school and I decided to take the family up for some camping and fishing. Anyone familiar with this area and know what the current conditions are? Looks like Sunnyside is going to be in the mid 60's and probably our best bet camping wise, but I wouldn't mind heading up...
  13. Fishrdan

    WARNING! Telescopic stern light failure

    If you have a telescopic stern light like this: be aware that the wires inside can pull free and stop the light from working. Mine is a bit over a year old and the light started to flicker, + wire at the lamp pulled part way out of the crimp connector so I reattached, soldered (thinking to...
  14. Fishrdan

    Resolving Ebay Problem???

    Hey guys, I got hosed on Ebay auction (yeah I know,,, I told you so) and looking for the easiest way to resolve the problem. eBay Motors: 99 03 Acura, 98 02 Honda Accord trailer hitch (item 290207850533 end time Feb-26-08 15:10:47 PST) The seller listed it as a "NEW" hitch, with an image...
  15. Fishrdan

    OMC vs Mercruiser

    I'm looking at an mid 80's boat with an OMC I/O, but don't have any experience with OMC. How do OMC I/O's compare to Mercruiser I/O's; Spare part availability & price? Problems? Quality? Dependability? Seems like theres far more Mercruiser I/O boats out there than OMC. Heck, I tried doing a...
  16. Fishrdan

    WTG Mercruiser 3.0L shortblock

    I trashed the engine in my 72 SeaSwirl last weekend,,, 20 miles from the marina :imdumb: It sounds like I only need a shortblock as I shut it down immediately, opened the hatch and fired it back up to hear the ratteling/cluncking noise coming from the pan. I hydrolocked it 2-3 years ago, (engine...
  17. Fishrdan

    BPS bucket-o-baits $10

    Bass Pro special, 200 soft plastics for $10 & free shipping. http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CFPage?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&appID=657&hvarAID=ms161b&hvarAID=vantage&hvarEID=552179&cm_ven=Affiliate&cm_cat=Vantage&cm_pla=fishing&cm_ite=text I don't use them, but...
  18. Fishrdan

    ffo.com $15-55 discount

    Heads-up, ffo.com (Berkley outlet site) has a promo code up that's good for $15-55 off your order. I stocked up on a bunch of Stren and Berkley mono, (6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, 50) and got $15 off the order, $43 for 8 big spools of line. It states the offer ends 12-10-07,,, but I just placed my...
  19. Fishrdan

    Painting Steel Trailer Fenders?

    Any suggestions on painting trailer fenders so rocks don't chip up the paint? I'm up-sizing my trailer tires from 13's to 15's and looking at the flat top "jeep" style fenders because your able to set things on the fenders (battery, tackle boxes, foot) without it rolling/slipping off. They only...
  20. Fishrdan

    Need trailer tires,,, yet another tire thread

    On my last venture to the lake I had to change a tire on the way out and another the way back in, seperation on both tires. Luckily I caught it when they started riding rough. 1 tire was 2 years old and had a bulge/split/cracking in the tread, spot from sitting in the driveway. The other was a...
  21. Fishrdan

    Lake Mohave trout stocking = big striper

    NDOW stocked trout at Lake Mohave last Thursday so I decided to take my son out for some big striper hunting. We arrived at Cottonwood Cove at o'dark:30 early Saturday morning and proceeded to cast lures the next few hours for nothing. I got a few hours of sleep and hit it again at grey light...
  22. Fishrdan

    Best level-wind, Corvalus, Cardiff, Calcutta 400, Penn 965?

    I need a new baitcaster and looking for advise on; Shimano Corvalus, Cardiff, Calcutta 400's and Penn Int 965/975 reels. I'll be throwing trout imitation striper plugs off a boat, 10 and 11' surf rods, 25-30# line, Lake Mohave, Mead. Looking for something that casts well, doesn't constantly...
  23. Fishrdan

    Campfire cooking striped bass???

    Hey all, I'm going to be camping on Lake Mohave (or Mead) for a few days and want to cook a few stripers in the camp fire while were out there. I've cooked trout in the camp fire before (gill/gut/scale, few pats of butter, wrap in foil and throw in fire) and they turned out tastey, but have...
  24. Fishrdan

    Need Insulated Coveralls, Sweet Deal!

    Hey Guys, I just got a set of 10x insulated coveralls from Cabelas Bargain Cave, $69-79. They did a poor job of writing the blurb for the coveralls as they state 200 and 150 gram insulation,,, but forgot to mention it's Thinsulate insulation :imdumb: Cabela's -- 10x® Insulated Coveralls Just...
  25. Fishrdan

    192Khz and 200Khz transducer cause interference?

    Anyone know if 2 fish finders, 192Khz and 200Khz, will cause interference with each other? I'm looking to install a second fish finder in the back of my boat and want to go with a cheap 200Khz unit, primarily used for depth (10-100') and to occasionally show marks. I don't know if I need to go...
  26. Fishrdan

    Looking for SD 1.5 day tuna trip,,, Tomorrow!

    Hey All, It looks like the alby bite is back on and I'm looking at 1.5+ day tuna trips for later this week. I'm not familiar with most of the SD boats and need to find out which boats you have had good experiences with. Here's the boats that fit into my schedule for the next few days: Pacific...
  27. Fishrdan

    Eastern Sierra 2 stroke lakes???

    What eastern Sierra lakes don't have a 2 stroke ban? I'm thinking of going to either Crowley, Convict, Upper-Lower Twin, maybe Isabella, but don't know if they have 2 stroke motor restrictions. The following link lists California 2 stroke restricted lakes didn't mention the lakes I'm looking at...
  28. Fishrdan

    EvinRUDE beats Yamaha???

    I didn't know exactly what forum to throw this one in,,, jokes, vid clips, stupidest thing of the day... http://submit.pointroll.com/clients/BRPEvinrude/Evinrude2007Online/Evinrude_TugOfWar_LOGO.mov First time I saw it I though,,, now that's kind'a stupid. Then I went back and played it over a...
  29. Fishrdan

    Wrap a carrot?

    I was flipping through WON and noticed that the ICAST Best of Show was a carrot.............................. ROD Forget graphite, fiberglass fishing rods, think carrots | Tom Meade | projo.com | The Providence Journal This has to be one of the wackiest things I have seen in a long time...
  30. Fishrdan

    SUV for Towing???

    Hey Guys, I'm looking to replace the truck with an SUV :imgay: My 03 Dakota has been a great truck for towing a 3000# boat, but it's totaled and a SUV is a better option for the family. I'm looking at a Dodge Durango, Chevy Tahoe or Ford Expedition, but not sure which one will be best for...
  31. Fishrdan

    Sound-proofing Aluminum boat

    Hey Guy's, I picked up a 14' Aluminum Jon boat a few months back and an am trying to figure out how to sound-proof the hull. I installed plywood floors and carpeted the interior, so the inside of the boat is pretty much sound proofed. What's annoying me, and probably the big stripers I'm fishing...
  32. Fishrdan

    LX 6/3 rod clamp

    Question Guys, what's the rod clamp for your LX made out of? I picked up an Avet LX 6/3 yesterday and when I opened the rod clamp hardware bag the friggin rod clamp was PLASTIC??? My friend got one a few months and I could have sworn his reel came with an aluminum rod clamp. $400 and I get...
  33. Fishrdan

    Lake Mead houseboat rental?

    Hey guys, I'm looking to do the houseboat thing in a few weeks if anything is available out of Echo Bay marina. Any thing good or bad to say about Echo Bay's houseboats? Backup plan is to try Katherine Landing on Lake Mohave for the house boat, but rather go to lake Mead as Mohave can get UGLY...
  34. Fishrdan

    Replacing Stripper Guide?

    Hey rod guru's, I'm looking for some advice. I have a Seeker Black Classic 6455XXH and the stripper guide has a spot where the chrome flaked off leaving a rough edge. The spot looks to be close to where the line exits the guide and would chaffe the hell out of the line if it every rubbed...
  35. Fishrdan

    Repairing scratch on Calstar SCS 870

    I have a Calstar SCS 870 with a scratch on the blank and want to fix it before it causes problems. The clearcoat is gone on a section about 1/8" x 1", but the blank has not been damaged (delaminated, fractured). Can I just scrape and flake off the loose clearcoat with a razor, mask the area...
  36. Fishrdan

    Penn International 30S's $299

    Check out anglerscenter.com, they have Penn International 30S's for $299 with free shipping. http://www.anglerscenter.com/webSpecials.htm