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adamr

planner boards in the spring

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gonna try planners tommorrow night wondering what is the best advice Im thinking shallow running rapals next to shore but the fish seam to be in the rocks in 2 to 3 ft of water could a guy try a spinner or lindy with a floater and leach? ive never used planners before any ideas thanks.

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If you are only fishing one line I would ask; why do you want to use planner boards?

It looks to me like you have a good game plan.

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Boards would be a good option in shallow water along the shoreline rocks with shallow running raps or thundersticks. Running the edge of the shore line and casting your cranks is another option using your trolling motor for stealth. You can run spinners off the boards as well but if the fish are shallow they should hit the cranks and then you don't have to deal with the live bait. Boards can be a bit tricky if you are trying to run them at night and are not used to them so experiment a bit in the daylight if you plan on running them at night. Good luck out there!

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Boards and shallow water work great, with shallow raps. I have used them on the river to get cranks in the shallows. Youo will have experiment with the distance from board to bait.

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I use 16' poles for that and I can feel what the lure is doing. Plus I have a lot of control over depth by how high I hold the tip off the surface. It is just another option.

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