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Opening Lure

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So, what is the first lure everyone will be throwing opening morning? I don't get to fish opening morning due to a baseball tournament, but come sunday watch out,,lol I'm thinking of starting out throwing a plastic bait of some sort but not quite sure yet.

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Probably a spinnerbait here as well. Then again, maybe something wacky rigged.

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I ussually lean towards a crankbait, but I'm sure I'll have an assortment laying on the deck.

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I threw a senko on my area opener saturday....new rod with new curado and I caught an 18" bass on the FIRST CAST of the YEAR!

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A sexy shad, spinner and some assorted plastic rigs...feels so long......

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Then again, maybe something wacky rigged.

Another solid choice. Might let the weather dictate that for me. I can't stand throwing plastics when it's windy!

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I will have a lot of rods rigged up, a swimming jig, shallow crank and senko will be my go to lures.

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I will have several rods rigged as well. More than likely it will be a slug-go or a fin-s-fish. But I will be rigged with a swim jig-n-grub, shallow crank, and swim bait as well.

Something in that mix will be my first cast. It depends on the others in the boat or if I am fishing an area that has been fished befor. I do not fish with spinner baits or cranks if it looks like the area has been fished before. And since everyone in the world fishes spinner baits and senkos, I tend not not to.

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I will have 4 or 5 rods rigged up. Swim jig with a zoom super chunk, wacky 5" Dinger in watermelon candy, 3/8 oz spinnerbait, shallow fat wobble crank, probably silver and black, and the ultra light will be rigged with a split shot rig and a wacky 2" senko.

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My first few cast will be with a spinnerbait. I will be throwing a texas rig, crankbait, and wacky rig for sure as well.

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cranks (DTs or X-raps, depending where I am), senko-style plastic, or possibly my old standby of a 7" original formula power worm.

And maybe a spinnerbait or two

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I guess my choices will come from among those already mentioned and it will depend upon the water and bass species I am chasing. Still not sure if I will be on a lake or river.

Only options I may add is lipless crank but I might have missed someone else mentioning it. Could be a weightless Lake Fork Magic Shad too.

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Wow - no one has said a tube or floating frog. Prolly toss a tube off the bat then mix it up from there. I also took a couple of days off from work to have a 5 day weekend. Woo!

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Is no one going to throw a hard jerk-bait-bait?

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Is no one going to throw a hard jerk-bait-bait?

I probably will. Likely be chasing brown fish, at least in the morning, so a Wild Shiner or Pointer will probably be in the mix pretty early on...especially since the water's still probably going to be on the cold side.

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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I throw a lot of spinnerbaits, so i'll definently try those, but i'm trying to expand my arsenal so i'm gonna try a lot of new techniques this year. I like to throw a lot of the plastic frog style baits(zoom toad, yum buzzfrog, skrikeking rage frog) so I might give those a shot that day. I've got most of the new lures I want picked out at work, so i'm planning on buying them on saturday. Now I just have to figure out what I'm gonna all have rigged up and ready to go.

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Hard (pointers, rogues) or soft jerkbaits is usually what I start out with.

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It really is going to depend on what the water temperature is at that time.I am leaning towards a Sluggo, or possibly an Ogur worm,an 11 or 13 floating Rapala on a spinning rod, and probably a spinnerbait,maybe a large bladed single spin.Plastics will be on hand, as well as jig combos-jig and pig,or jig and craw.

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would anyone throw perhaps a chatterbait of any sort?? I was thinking of trying that first

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I like to throw chatterbaits when there is a lot of grass in the area and when the fish are in post spawn.

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I would be throwing a spinner bait, soft plastic jerkbait over the weeds, or a white tube if the fish were still in the beds. At least those are the things that come to mind first for early season.

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early season i would stick with tube. Ive been using watermelon green and pumpkin green tubes on pool 6 this past week with good results. I use spinners by weeds later on in the season along with scum frogs in the lilly pads. just my $0.02

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