Author Topic: First trip this year  (Read 2783 times)

Online ctom

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First trip this year
« on: 04/03/19 08:46 UTC »
I was up long before the sun was and headed to our local lake to see how the conditions were after all the high water that hit it three weeks ago. While the lake was right at normal summer pool it was still quite cold at 44 degrees. I thought with all the sun lately it would have been a tad bit warmer but it wasn't to be. Clarity wasn't bad at all. I settled on my favorite dock and tried  about ten different depths under a float using three or four colors of plastic but nothing was there to make my day so I gathered stuff up and came home. I really think an afternoon bite might be taking place and may have to give that a shot.

I've heard from a couple of other anglers that fish this lake that the ice pack got jammed up on the lower portion closer to the dam but didn't bother driving down that way to see for myself. At 44 degrees the water is still too cool to mess with a boat anyway.

While I was there I tried three or four of the small crankbaits I've been working with and have to say they have a very nice action and everyone I had clipped on tracked beautifully. Those that were weighed with extra shot did exactly what I had hoped. And Muskygary....if you read this they are dependent on retrieve speed to behave. Too fast and they'll let you know. So size and retrieve speed are proportional.
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Offline WALLEYE WACKER

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Re: First trip this year
« Reply #1 on: 04/03/19 09:19 UTC »
Sounds like you had a good morning of intel on the cranks. And a chance to check out your lake.
May your days be filled with sun shine and you always have a tight line. AMEN

Offline Muskygary

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Re: First trip this year
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/19 14:18 UTC »
Glad their working Tom. I've had trouble with some in the pass.

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Re: First trip this year
« Reply #3 on: 07/24/19 05:28 UTC »
I love fishing, as well as hunting. Therefore, I was interested in your story. I would like to ask what kind of equipment, gear and bait you use? Since I sometimes have to combine hunting and fishing, I use ATN accessories with a quick detach mount. Most of which can be used in both cases.
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Re: First trip this year
« Reply #4 on: 07/24/19 05:40 UTC »
Lurking....

I use very lightweight rods early in the year and prefer the lengths to be about 6 1/2'. 4 pound line. 1.32 jig heads with plastics made from Do-It molds. On this trip I also tried using some small crankbaits I'd painted. I keep my tackle relatively simple.
There are good ships
and wood ships
ships that sail the sea
but the best ships are friendships
and may they
always be ......An Irish Toast