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JiggingSpoon

First open water fish

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JiggingSpoon

Hey all,
I was fishin in the boat today, it was great to be back on the water, we headed down to redwing and pulled 7 saugers between 12 and 19" and one eye that was almost 19" and a bonus 18" smallie and a nice crappie, just thought i would let everyone know, it was a lot of fun, all on a jig and plastic, no live bait, my dad tried it and i was out fishing him without bait, so he took the minnow off and started catching fish, it was wierd, but a lot of fun
JS

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lindy rig

good to know...

never been down there. fishing structure? drifting with current? off the bottom?

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JiggingSpoon

was in depths ranging from 9-21feet, the bigger fish were shallower, but less plentiful, we used 3/8 jigs with stingers and plastics, i never lifted my jig more that 6 inches off the bottom, we mostly drifted with the current, that worked the best, it seemed you would get more bites when your line was straight below the boat instead of behind it.
JS

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WalleyeDundee

What Lake? Peppin, River? I was hoping to head south for open water next weekend, but I figured there would still be a lot of ice in southern Mn. There's still over 12" in the metro.

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JiggingSpoon

I was on Pool #4 of the Mississippi, lots of other boats down there, but great to get on the water,
JS

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Lost

Since I'm without a boat, I walked on over to the shore of Coon Rapids Dam area and cast out just above the dam. I've never fished this early before but it was more of a get back used to casting and retrieving deal. Had a couple strikes but no hook-ups. Spent half the time fixing the kids reel. Caught a frog! The kid didn't like it down his shirt. Hehe.

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Dennis Steele

I picked up my first last saturday.A nice average white bass.
Fished the MN RIver out of Chaska.It was great being in the boat again.And the long rods felt a little weird after playing with ice rods all winter.
Went out in search of white bass.Could only find one.He got fooled by a Catch-n-Tackle ringworm with a jig spinner.Fooled one walleye with the same rig.Its a little early yet but its just around the corner!!

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