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My jon boat is almost done, i made a wooden deck, carpeted the whole thing, mounted a 35 johnson on the back, a minnkota 30 on the front, but i live nearest to lake harding alabama and ive always been stuck to the bank. So my question is, where do i start? How do i begin my fishing from a boat journey, where should i start fishing?

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I'm going thru the same thing...  Isn't there any areas where you have been fishing that you seen where you said to yourself... If I only had a boat I'd fish in that area ?   That is what I'm doing...  One has to start somewhere, so why not places you know..?

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Did you mount any electronics?  

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1 hour ago, TOXIC said:

Did you mount any electronics?  

Sadly i am not in the financial situation for that right now, but eventually i will.

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7 minutes ago, BubbaBassin’ said:

Sadly i am not in the financial situation for that right now, but eventually i will.

Then you will need to study some Topo or lake maps to find the type of cover/structure to fish depending on season/fish stage, that is close to your launch points.  

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Launch it, start the motor, drive around carefully for a few minutes. Then pick a spot with rocks or logs and start fishing. Life jacket fire extinguisher throwable PFD and paddle are a must. Bail bucket / sponge and one ice cold beer can be very useful. Make sure you put the plug in. Welcome to the greatest club on Earth 

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I know this is a bass site, but don't hesitate to do some catfishing.   Some days its just more relaxing to just throw it out there and just kick back and relax.  I mean that is what fishing is all about, right ?  🙄 😁

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See if there's anyone that can take you out and show you some things on that lake.

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/forum/16-southeast-bass-fishing/

 

When I went to NH this summer for vacation, I made a post about Lake Winnipausakee to get some tips and a member graciously offered to take me out on his boat, which I accepted. Great experience as he really knew the lake and got me on multiple fish. 

 

 

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Learn how to trailer, launch, and re trailer your boat! Especially by yourself. 

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DNR will want you to have a pfd, throwable, horn, fire extinguisher, rope, etc.  Check your DNR’s website.  Watch the weather also!

As for Harding, points and docks with jigs and crankbaits out towards the main lake are good spots to start with no electronics.  Bridges with riprap are ususlly good options too.  Keep an eye out for birds on the bank.  Good luck man!

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congratulations on your jon boat project. you can get a decent sonar for a hundred bucks or so. i have two Garmin Striker 4 units on my little johnny. well worth the money too. so many features, including battery voltage, water temp, and way point capability 👍

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