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Matt, another trailer shop a freind has used and says is very good and reasonable is Randall's VIP trailer service over their in the Mesa area.

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Matt, have heard good things about Wrangler trailer shop

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General Discussion / Re: Lake Pleasant Fee Increase (County Side)
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:40 AM »
First time in years they did not increase the yearly pass I buy. I get real irritated they raise the rates yet don't ck anything. I fish out of castle ramp most of the time and on weekdays there is no one manning the pay booth, at times when I go up to get my vehicle I will walk down the line of vehicles parked and often times they have no permit of any kind both out of state idiots and in state. I see people pull up to the iron maiden and grab an envelope put the envelope in the vehicle and put the top part of the pass on their dash board (no one cks the money vault). People camped all over the lake that drive in the back side and no permit. They have no enforcement and the people that don't pay know it. At least TNF has some enforcement of people camping and launching boats.

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My experience is that if the bearing really explodes, you need to replace the race as well. That requires a hammer and punch and then you need to reseat the new race. Not a side of the road job.

Service the bearings ahead of time. Inspect for burnt or flaking appearance. New grease, clean Arbor, new oil seals. If you're not feeling heat now and there's no noise or movement, you're most likely good.

I completely service my bearings  every other year.

Yup and if it really lets loose it will often tear up the spindle and unless your trailer has bolt on spindles that is a trip to a trailer shop to cut off and replace the spindle, in a bind in the middle of no where you can make it back to town in most cases.

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Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 17, 2018, 04:23 PM »
I have used a lot of different brands and found many I like.  Pinnacle, Quantum energy, Diawa Legalis, Okuma Ceymar, Shimanos (Slade, Sedona, Sahara, Symetre, and several bass pro brands.  Only ones I consistently had trouble with were the bass pro reels, that being said they were not the higher end models. Screws would back out during operation and usually fall in the water, bearings got flat spots or bound up and froze, anti reverse broke on one. I may just be unlucky and haven't purchased one in several years so quality could have improved too.  If your not on a budget the symetre and enegry are pretty nice smaller spinning reels.  Best reel on a budget at this time I would recommend the Okuma Ceymar, think they are about $40 at sportsmans and I use mine for casting for crappie and also as my drop shot reel for bass.  Haven't had any issues with it.  My long rods are strung with 8 or 10 lb power pro which I tie to a swivel. All my jig double jig set ups and drop shot rigs are pretied to clip on as needed which I learned from Sparkchaser.  Braid lasts for a long time and you don't get the line memory if you don't use it often like me.  Like Matt said though if you are having trouble with braid not gripping the spool, use some mono or flouro backing and fuse the line with a surgeons knot.

The BPS Johnny Morris bait casters are not all that quality either for the price you pay?

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Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:26 AM »
for casters the Omega reel from zebco is fantastic, I used to wear out a 33 or other version of zebco's in less than a year (cheap built) went to the Omega which has real ball bearings etc. and I get 2+ years on them before I wear them out and they have a real drag on them so you can set it or adjust if you happen to hook a big bass or cat.

If you noticed, I put spinner in the title because I knew you were going to come in and bring up your Zebco.  :P :P :P

spin cast are dumb for casting a lot to shore, the closed face is the way to go,no tangles no line bind easy to operate even when enjoying a cold one. Kind of like I used to use spin cast for surface and swim baits for the big stripers once I mastered the bait caster it is the only way to go for that purpose. Very easy with closed face to under hand cast it underneath brush or a tree. :bootyshake: :bootyshake: :sign0099:

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Crappie Gear / Re: Spinner Reels For Crappie
« on: April 17, 2018, 07:59 AM »
for casters the Omega reel from zebco is fantastic, I used to wear out a 33 or other version of zebco's in less than a year (cheap built) went to the Omega which has real ball bearings etc. and I get 2+ years on them before I wear them out and they have a real drag on them so you can set it or adjust if you happen to hook a big bass or cat.

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Crappie Questions / Re: Are launch ramps open?
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:07 PM »
SB cove ramp closed the main Jobaha ramp (main ramp near marina is open)

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San Carlos / Re: San Carlos 3/31/2018
« on: April 01, 2018, 05:58 AM »
Any crappie up near shore Matt casting to them?

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Alamo / Re: One ramp down
« on: March 17, 2018, 06:33 PM »
is Cholla still usable ? Gravel ramp by the store ?i

lake has dropped almost 8' Cholla should be good not sure about gravel ramp I would call the store for an update

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Alamo / Re: One ramp down
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:13 AM »
Don't leave your boat on the shoreline overnight at Alamo and go up to your Camp spot you get a bad surprise the next morning

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Alamo / Re: One ramp down
« on: March 15, 2018, 03:56 PM »
the CORE did not even follow their guidelines in the hydro graph, left the big flows on for a lot longer than 6am then slowly brought them down, lake is at 1103 and they "said" their goal was 1100 but with another 15 days of releases although less than last night thinking it will go well below 1100 when the nightmare is over.

CAP has stopped pumping water out of Havasu guessing because of the mud and debris being washed into the lake

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The PDF is the draw down schedule from the ACOI, as you can see it goes up quick then drops off but continues till April 1st.

One problem already they were supposed to increase flows to 1750cfs yesterday evening and the did not as of this morning it is still at 1000cfs soooooooooooo who knows if they are going to even follow their own schedule. Lake dropped an inch of so yesterday and if they do the big blow out flow tonight for 12hrs at 5,000cfs the lake as I understand it will drop about 5+'

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It is over, we lost, both the g and f injunction and the CAP request for injunction were denied so the the Army Corp of Idiots will start their draw down Monday morning at 8am

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I was planning on going to fish Alamo monday - wedesday next week, now I'm not sure if I should even bother going.  Do you fellas think that it will disrupt the crappie bite that much?  I sure know it has affected the crappie at Bartlett I have not done well there for many years.  I'm trying to get my 79 year old father to catch some crappie again,  any recommendations for next week?

talking to one of the persons that knows the lake and operations he is saying when they hit the big releases it will drop 6" per hour and quite fast even at the lower 1750cfs, that will mess up the crappie and the bass with them not shutting releases off till April 1st it will create all sorts of issues with fish spawning or even staying shallow. (great April fools joke :angry4:)
That have not used that large gate in a longggggg time I just hope once they start opening and closing it they don't have issues with it not working properly :dontknow:

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