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Opening Day Strategy

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With th opener only a few days away lets hear some eye strategies for this weekend. Shallow, deep? Cranks, live bait? Will the colder than normal spring change your approach?

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I think we will be working the weed lines and rocks with jig/fathead combo working it very slowly back in about 8-15'

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First, I'll be fishing rocks and sand/gravel in water 10 feet or less using cranks.

I'll also being using jig/minnow or plastics. Maybe even do some lindy rigging.

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More than likely shallow 11 ft under. Jig and minnow for presentation!

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I'll throw the kitchen sink at them. I'll be fishing a lake I have never fished on opener and it isn't mapped very well with the new technology so I'll wing it till I find em.

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 Originally Posted By: zesty
With th opener only a few days away lets hear some eye strategies for this weekend. Shallow, deep? Cranks, live bait? Will the colder than normal spring change your approach?

Yes to everything. You just gotta keep trying till you find them, then stay on it.

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Shallow 2 feet out to 15 feet is where I'm staying jig and a minnow!

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Hitting the river hard up by GR for sure theres no ice. jigs, hair jigs, ring worms, and what ever else I can throw at them.

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Doing the same as Buddha... fishing a new lake that I've never been on without ice on it, so I've got 5 rods set up with different types of bait. Gonna fish hard til I find 'em, then stick with whatever's working

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First of all, I will not turn off the big motor untill I have a fish on the line. Then I will not turn it off unless the fish is big enough to waste time casting for another. Keep moving untill I find a pattern. Inside turns, outside turns, Top of drop offs, Bottom of drop offs. Hard bottom, soft bottom. Then I'll troll all spot like those. If there big I'll fan cast the area and give it a good working over. Set a waypoint, move on. Build up a milk run and give'em @#$$.

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Im fishin the shallow rock and gravle patches, im tryin my new lake we will see if it is worth the trip>

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After dark trolling a crank up shallow until I can't take it anymore. ;\)

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