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Dspo1984
Posted: Apr 28, 2019 - 07:36 pm


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with opener just around the corner , what's everybody's preference come opening day

Plastics of live bait??

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kokemachine
Posted: Apr 29, 2019 - 02:25 am


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If I can get on the water I like to troll crank baits shallow for the first 1.5 months of the season. Works great. If you are jigging I'm sure most would advise you to use a minnow and a jig head. I would always pack some plastics as well to try out.

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fishmagnet
Posted: Apr 29, 2019 - 04:33 pm


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Myself I prefer live bait and always get minnows for my trips...

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Northhunter
Posted: May 01, 2019 - 04:38 am


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If it's live it's minnows for the first 2-3 weeks or so. Then worms.

I have generally leaned towards minnows when the water's still cold and the fish are a little more sluggish, trolling less productive. Good time of year to take it easy and let a float do the work.. but I have had soft plastics out fish minnows too (jigging, slow retrieves).

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owen21
Posted: May 07, 2019 - 08:04 pm


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KOKE,

When you say SHALLOW what do you mean in terms of depth?

Thank.

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Sterling
Posted: May 08, 2019 - 02:15 pm


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My guess is 12ft or less.

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