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Fever

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I know it's not a big bass boat (which I would love but it's not practical for me) but I just upgraded from the 1969 14ft Alumacraft with the 8 horse to an 88 Smokercraft with an 88 40 horse johnson. Also upgraded electronics to a Lowrance 525c eGPS. Tacked on three new bait caster setups phleugers with Allstar and one St.Croix, now have 6 baitcsting set ups that I have confidence in.... I'm ready to go & looking forward to a productive season. I haven't had opportunity to cruz over to Wisconsin so the itch is there. Wondering what type of inital stratigies some of you will be employing on bass opener. Shallow flats, cranks, spinnerbaits... ?

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Congrats on the boat! Now i have to come and find you out on mary with all your secret spots!

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Awesome Fever!!!!

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as for what I will be throwing.. it will really depend on what the weather does.. but probably soft plastic jerkbaits.

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I have a few new rods that I will be throwing, dont care if I catch fish or not. But when the novelty wears off, I will go to a search bait like a trap or 1 minus, then to a fluke or stick worm when I find the fish.

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Things may have changed since last saturday but the most productive patter I found was working a jig in about 8-10fow leading up to spawning areas. With the warmer weather it may pay off to work a spinnerbait shallow until you find a nice concentration of fish then slow down.

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Sorry about the no pics thing. I'm looking into my camera situation. The boat is grey with maroon stickers reading ProAngler / Smokercraft. Trailer is white, Johnson 40hp. is white. New (last year) light grey carpet, two year old Minnkota 55lb thrust bow mount. I'm real excited about the new Lawrance though... that'll be fun and hopefully opens up some doors for me.

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Heck yeah Fever! I'm still on my first boat. I upgraded that boat/trailer as much as I could've. So in a year or two I'm thinking about a River Pro or 17-18ft Fiberglass something that's if my truck can tow it.

As far as strats go - look for the warmest water or adjacent (sp?)to

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