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Thank you Bassman!!

There are a few places down there I’d like to try too. Would love to do some smallmouth fishing on the rivers down there but don’t know where/when etc..

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Appreciate that! I have a tracker 175 aluminum bass boat.... can I use that there or is that more like John boat type stuff?

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You're welcome.  Keep us up to date how it goes in your area this spring. Research the lakes up there. Lots of possibilities that we don't have here like pike and musky. You're a hoosier now. None of us really knows what that means other than we live in Indiana.

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63° and thunderstorming down here in the southern part of the state. Which is keeping ice off the lakes and ponds. Our first trip is planned for the 3rd week of February. Turtle creek in Merom

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Starting to catch a few again. Got six tuesday and seven this afternoon. A lot of ponds still have ice but I was getting them today right off the edge. Nothing big, 12-15". I've been using a ned rigged Z-Man finesse worm. Still hoping for an early spring. 

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In spite of temps right at freezing I managed a few yesterday and today. Gotta say though that this winter stuff is getting a little old. I'm getting anxious for warmer weather and light jackets.  I do think we're past much threat of icing up again except for maybe skim ice.  That's something to be happy about.

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Been out a few times the past couple of weeks with the slightly warmer temps and sun.

 

Still not doing any good in my waters, mainly neighborhood ponds. I've switched back and forth between NedRigs and loud baits (muddy water) and still nothing takes. 

 

Ready for some warmer water and some pre-spawn activity. Any ideas to get things moving for my current water conditions?

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Moms boyfriend and I were supposed to hit turtle creek Sunday, but my sick kids said other wise. He went Saturday tobsome old strip pits in pike county amd caught some plus this big one

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Believe that is a 6th sense movement 80x

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Anybody fish Maxinkuckee early in the season , want to get after some small mouth and some bonus Walleye . Heard that place is loaded with them . Anybody confirm or deny that . 

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On 3/19/2019 at 9:58 AM, Preytorien said:

Been out a few times the past couple of weeks with the slightly warmer temps and sun.

 

Still not doing any good in my waters, mainly neighborhood ponds. I've switched back and forth between NedRigs and loud baits (muddy water) and still nothing takes. 

 

Ready for some warmer water and some pre-spawn activity. Any ideas to get things moving for my current water conditions?

Just saw your post. Looks like we're transitioning from winter tactics to spring.  I'm starting to get them on chatterbaits and paddletail swimmers. Ned always works but I'm kind of ready for different methods after doing the finesse thing all winter. Have caught over 200 bass since early Dec. up to 5 lb. (most under 2). Best of luck.

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It should be close, but not quite yet. Unsure of when the full moon was or is, but it seems to be around that time in April when they start thinking about spawning

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Haven’t been out yet but spent yesterday getting the boat and tackle ready!! Can’t wait!!

 

thinking about clear lake as my first stop, see if we can get on some smallies!!

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Id say our water down here is pushing 58-60. Havent been out on the boat yet to confirm. Went Friday for 3 hrs on the bank and managed a few bites. Was dead set on throwing the jig in a pond I never have good luck with a jig. But my new tatula rod and tatula sv performed amazing and it will be a fish catching machine. Poehlein Big Bass Tourney is May 5th, hoping to win and put one on the scale over 7lbs 2 oz

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51 minutes ago, CroakHunter said:

Id say our water down here is pushing 58-60. Havent been out on the boat yet to confirm. Went Friday for 3 hrs on the bank and managed a few bites. Was dead set on throwing the jig in a pond I never have good luck with a jig. But my new tatula rod and tatula sv performed amazing and it will be a fish catching machine. Poehlein Big Bass Tourney is May 5th, hoping to win and put one on the scale over 7lbs 2 oz

I caught two bass on a whopper plopper last weekend. I tried a jig for a while with no success, then I tried the WP for the first time. I was surprised at how warm the water was.

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I've enjoyed the best of the pre spawn bite this past week. Many bass up to 4 lb. My late winter posts wishing for moving bait action have definitely come into play. Nothing like a 4 lb.'r crushing a bait at rod's length.  Sort of my poor man's "musky strike". Nesting's certainly close. It'll give me a reason to stop playing hookey from work and get some jobs done.

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