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HI to all fisherman out there ... Iam just wondering where everyone was thinking of going on opener???? I myself am going to try Pelican but I have never fished it before anyone have any good suggestions???? I would like to what ever anyone has to say about Pelican I have heard only good things about it... what do you think??? What about some good spots out there?

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The best suggestion that I have is to fish it in the spring before the circus of jet skis and power boats come out in june and july. Also, get there early, I have spent a couple times waiting an hour or so to get the boat in the water. As far as "spots" go.....fish the traditional spring time spots where the water is a bit warmer and shallower depth levels.

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Oh ya nothing worse than waiting for some guy who doesnt know anyting aobout his nice i/o sitting in the way of the landing trying to start his boat for an hour. Most normal people start there boats with a pair of earmuffs b4 going to the lake. It may not have been so bad had his wife not parked her car on the other side of the dock to try and jump start the boat. He really did not like it when I squeezed my self in next to him after 1 hour of waiting. Pelican is a good fishing lake if you a.) FIsh after dark, b.) fish prior to memorial day or after labor day.

I may be on Pelican at midnight. IF you find us I will point you in the wright direction. We will have a Blue Boat and a Red Boat, blue Van and Red Pickup. We are all ugly and will be wearing rain suits. Not to hard to hard to spot us.

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