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ABU Garcia Revo ALX Low Profile

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Engineered to give anglers the compact performance of the MGX along with the versatility of a heavy-duty fishing reel, the Revo® ALX low profile reel features an aluminum frame for added strength while the C6 carbon side plates and aluminum main gear allow for maximum weight optimization. Easily adjustable and ultra compact, the ALX is suited to throw baits from lightweight finesse baits all the way through to heavy jigs.

  • 8 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • X-Cräftic™ alloy frame for increased corrosion resistance
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
  • Infini II™ spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
  • MagTrax™ brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Compact bent handle and star provides a more ergonomic design
  • Flat EVA knobs provide greater comfort and durability
  • Aircraft grade aluminum main gear provides weight reduction without sacrificing durability
  • Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability
  • Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design
  • Lube port for easy access maintenance

 

ABU Garcia Max Toro Low Profile

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For all of your heavy-duty applications, the MaxToro delivers high performance features specifically engineered for casting larger baits and fighting hard pulling fish. A one piece graphite frame construction allows for a surprisingly compact lightweight design, while still incorporating the powerstack drag system, that will stop any fish.

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  • 4 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • Duragear™ Heavy Duty provides increased fighting power and extended gear life
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
  • MagTrax™ brake system gives consistent brake pressure throughout the cast
  • Extended bent handle for increased cranking power
  • Large PVC knobs provide greater grip

 

 

 

ABU Garcia MGX Extreme Low profile Baitcast Reel

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Setting the standard in lightweight, compact design; the MGXtreme low profile baitcaster continues to push the boundaries of low profile design with the lightest Revo® yet weighing in at just 4.5 ounces. The MGXtreme low profile reel combines the new SLC spool concept, with hybrid ceramic bearings resulting in a reel with first class casting performance in a package that weighs almost nothing in the hand.

  • 8 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • 2 additional CeramiLite Spool Bearings provide improved casting performance
  • One piece X-Mag™ alloy frame provides a super light yet extremely strong frame
  • Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
  • C6 carbon sideplates provide significant weight reduction without sacrificing strength and durability
  • Infinitely Variable Centrifugal Brake (IVCB-4™) gives very precise brake adjustments allowing anglers to easily cast a wide variety of baits
  • Infini II™ spool design for extended castability and extreme loads
  • Compact bent carbon handle provides a more ergonomic design that is extremely lightweight
  • Round cork knobs provides improved grip for improved cranking power
  • Aircraft grade aluminum main gear provides weight reduction without sacrificing durability
  • Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability
  • Recessed reel foot allows for a more ergonomic reel design
  • Lube port for easy access maintenance
  • Super lightweight concept (SLC™) spool design
  • Custom lightweight handle design
  • Carbon star drag design 

 

 

ABU Garcia Revo Rocket Toro

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The Revo Toro® Rocket dials up the speed factor with a high speed 7.6:1 gear ratio. Bringing in 42’’ of line per turn, the rocket allows you to burn large baits faster than ever before. Whether fishing a vertical jig through the water column or burning a blade for Muskie, the Revo Toro® Rocket has the speed needed to get those reaction strikes.

  • 7 stainless steel HPCR™ bearings + 1 roller bearing provides increased corrosion protection
  • Rocket Gear Ratio provides superfast line retrieve for picking up line quickly
  • Power stack Carbon Matrix Drag System™ provides extreme drag pressures combined with unparalled smoothness
  • Active response drag mechanism allows easy drag adjustment even under heavy drag loads
  • X-Cräftic™ alloy frame and sideplate for increased corrosion resistance
  • Duragear™ Heavy Duty provides increased fighting power and extended gear life
  • InfiniMax braking system™ allows almost limitless adjustability to handle larger baits
  • Aircraft grade aluminum spool allows for a high strength spool that is extremely lightweight for greater casting performance
  • Ti coated line guide reduces friction and improves durability

Extended bent handle for increased cranking power

 

 

 

Destination Oroville and Lake Shasta

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I got a call from fellow anglers Christopher Freeman and Cody Derby to tag along on a fishing trip to Lake Shasta.  I thought it would be good practice before the Future Pro Tour Classic on Lake Oroville scheduled for early March.
As we made our way to the lake, we started calling around for room availability, after about 4 calls and because of the Pro Am at Shasta there was nothing available until Saturday.   So we changed our plan and decided to fish Lake Oroville on Saturday, and then head up to Lake Shasta for a full day of fishing Sunday.  A perfect plan for me!

Lake Oroville Spotted Bass
-Charlie King

Lake Oroville is known for a variety of fish (large mouth and small mouth bass, chinook, catfish, white crappie to name a few) and we went looking for bass.   The air temperature was just around freezing as we pulled up to the spillway ramp at daylight, the sky was crystal clear and just a slight breeze on the water. The lake has received a lot of rain the last few weeks and is at 80% of capacity.

The water was slightly stained and a lot of wood and debris floating around.  Once we made it to our first stop, at Middle Fork, the water temp was 46 to 49 degrees and the water falls were running and absolutely beautiful. I tried the A-rig and Spinnerbait early, fish weren’t interested so I switched to drop-shot and a small swimbait.  The Drop Shot and small Swimbait produced the best bite in the 15 to 35 feet range.   As the sun started to warm the day, we were able to get fish on points and the bluff walls all the way back to the main lake.   Once we made it back to the main lake, Chris got on a small Jig bite in 15 to 20 feet on under water humps, we finished the day catching about 15 to 20 fish and enjoyed the outdoors and awesome views Lake Oroville has to offer.

Lake Oroville Spotted Bass Anglers Charlie , Chris and Cody

We got off the water in time to stop by to say hi to the folks at North Valley Tackle and pick up a few things for our next day of fishing on Lake Shasta.  Chris’s wonderful wife Mary had already booked our stay at the Bridge Bay Resort right on Lake Shasta and all we had to do was make the drive!
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Lake Shasta, wow – what a beautiful lake to wake to!  Snow covered mountains and Bald Eagles flying around, we couldn’t wait to hit the water! Now the first thing we noticed was the outside temperature was about 10 degrees warmer than the day before, with quite a bit of cloud cover in the sky.  Now like Lake Oroville, Lake Shasta has received a bunch of rain and is filling nicely.  The water clarity and temp is just about the same as Oroville. We focused on the Pit River arm of the lake and made the run to some stuff similar to what we finished on yesterday at Oroville.


I think Cody got the first fish on an underspin and little swimbait, Chris and I were throwing small jigs and picked up where we left off yesterday. The fish wanted that jig on the bottom and not moved at all! We got most of the fish in 15 to 20 foot range and had 10lbs for are best 5 by 8:30 am. I also was able to get the spotted bass to eat the A-rig that day and got several fish on it, but they were smaller than the jig fish.

Lake Shasta Spotted Bass Charlie and Chris

Over all we got about 30 fish that day and had a blast.  As we set in the middle of a big cove around noon, taking pictures and just admiring the beautiful surroundings, a Bald Eagle swooped down about 30 yards away and plucked his lunch out of the water, it was incredible to see. What a way to end this awesome weekend! I want to thank Chris and Mary Freeman and Cody Derby for inviting me along.  I also want to thank my wife Natalie and daughters Melissa & Rebecca for their support, love you guys!

DROP SHOT: Okuma TCS 7’2” Rod paired with Okuma Helios Hx-25s Reel with 5lb test Fins 40G.
A-RIG: Okuma Guide Select 7’11” Rod and Okuma Komodo 350 with 50lb Fins windtamer Braid. The
JIG: Okuma TCS 7’ jig rod paired with Okuma Helios TCS 8:1:1 gear ratio with 12lb floro line

 

 

Winter JiG Fishing 101 by Preston Henson

Winter Jig fishing 101

 As we move into February and the lakes still are cold and have not hit that magic 53-degree mark and fish either suspend or lock themselves to the bottom. In this article I will talk about those fished glued to the bottom and how to attack them with a jig.

 First will start off by looking at the different jigs I use to attack this scenario. First is a good old fashion rubber jig with a twin tail grub or some kind of plastic trailer. My go to is the River2Sea Papa Mur. I wont get in to specific colors because every lake has its colors, I will say this browns always seem to be a good start with some king of other color mixed in. Remember to match your hatch. When fishing these jigs I prefer a football style head since I will be most likely be crawling and dragging this jig keeping constant bottom contact. For weight I start with a ½oz or 5/8oz in the Papa Mur for 25 feet or less and move to a 3/4oz or 7/8oz in the Papa Mur when fishing deeper. The biggest key is to keep bottom contact and drag your jig along the bottom.

 The second Jig is an over looked but my favorite style for cold water fishing, THE HULA GRUB or also called a spider jig or grub. Colors I prefer are your cinnamon and green pumpkin colors. I attach them to a 1/2oz football head for 25 feet or less and 3/4oz for deeper. Same retrieve as the standard jig just a crawl and drag.  I use an open hook setup witch means no weed guard.

 

 Lets look at the equipment I use for these baits. The rod I use is a Phenix Ultra MBX 707MH paired with a Lews Team Lews Custom in a 7.5:1 gear ratio. I use the higher gear ratio to pick up more line since we generally are fishing deeper. Line size varies, I prefer 10lb Fluorocarbon when I can get away with it but will go up to 12lb if I have to if there are more rocks or if the water is dirty.

 Areas of the lake that I target are main lake humps, river channel and creek swings and point near the main river channel. Allot of times these fish will be so tight to the bottom they will not show up on your graph. Look for clues such as bait near by or bottom type change like sand to rock or small to big rock etc. etc.

 The retrieve is very simple. Like I mentioned earlier it’s a slow crawl and drag. I sometimes use my trolling motor to just inch the bait along.  One key I have success is dragging my bait up hill, allot of amateur anglers make the mistake of always fishing shallow to deep. I get allot of my bigger bites with this technique dragging up hill, what I mean by this is casting out deeper and bringing the bait shallower.

 The bite can be very light and can just feel like the slightest change of pressure and other times they will knock slack in your line. If you find yourself missing allot of fish try reel setting on the fish what I mean by this is just reel into the fish and when the rod loads just lean into them.

 I will use both styles of jigs and listen to what the fish prefer that day. I hope this helps you on your next outing during these cold winter days and remember to be slow and patient this time of year and listen to the fish.

“YEAH”

 

Press Release Josh Parris joins Rayjus apparel

Josh Parris joins Rayjus apparel

I am excited to announce my partnership with Rayjus performance apparel! Rayjus provides a wide variety of apparel, tournament jerseys, graphics and wraps. With their online store and custom options it’s incredibly easy to make a professional looking jersey. I’m Looking forward to representing another great business in 2017!

Feel free to contact me if you need help with getting started, I’ll have a special discount for anyone who does so!

Athletes from Amatuer to Elite choose Rayjus for their apparel because

  • Backgrounds that aren’t cluttered combining simplicity with style.
  • Correct sizing and spacing of logos so they look their best.
  • Correct logo usage for all tournaments and events.
  • Take the time to make sure logos are balanced and visually appealing.
  • Friendly customer service to help you with any questions you may have.

So choose Rayjus and don’t lose your sponsors!

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You can find them at https://www.rayjus.com/
Josh Parris

 

RB BASS Anglers @ ISE Show Sacramento

Several RB BASS Tournament Anglers will be at this years ISE Show in Sacramento Ca, working at many of the Vendors booths or locations. Stop bye say hello we look forward to seeing you!

Charlie King @ Anglers Press Thursday

Preston Henson @ Phenix Rods Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Steve Wilson @ C&C Marine Thursday, Friday ,Saturday, Sunday

Ron Howe @ Pure Fishing/Berkley/Abu Garcia Friday and Saturday

Tamara Rustin @ BASS Angler Magazine Saturday and Sunday

Alex Sanchez @ Phenix Rods Friday and Saturday

Michael Coleman @ Bass Angler Magazine Thursday, Friday ,Saturday, Sunday

Mark Lassagne @ Bass Angler Magazine Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Hours

Thu.. 11am – 8pm
Fri… 11am – 8pm
Sat.. 10am – 7pm
Sun.. 10am – 5pm

Tickets

Adult Admission – $17.00
Youth under 16 – Free!

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No Pets
No Weapons, Firearms or Ammunition

Parking

Cal Expo Parking: $10 per vehicle 

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2017-International Sportsmen’s Expos ISE Show Sacramento

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Cal Expo, State Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815

Hours

Thu.. 11am – 8pm
Fri… 11am – 8pm
Sat.. 10am – 7pm
Sun.. 10am – 5pm

Tickets

Adult Admission – $17.00
Youth under 16 – Free!

Buy Tickets Here

No Pets
No Weapons, Firearms or Ammunition

Parking

Cal Expo Parking: $10 per vehicle 

Presenters

Schedules