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HookSetDon

Season Opener In Northern Ont

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Hello everyone, went out on sunday for the season opener.. With some new tackle and tactics I managed to do ok. Landed 3 small mouth in the 2lb range and 3 largies around 3 lbs. Chigger craw and pointer 100s for the win. While I was testing out the structure scan I recently installed I found a school of fish in in 30 ft of water, they seemed to be feeding on a school of bait in the 10-15 ft range. I tried drop shotting them or slow rolling a deep diving crank but had no luck enticing them, any tips? What do you guys think?

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Anything that can be counted down to the depth the fish are feed in, and retrieved. Heavier weight/smaller profile = faster retrieve, if necessary. Think scroungers, countdown minnow baits, weighted hook swimbaits, scroungers, even big grubs.

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One of the most effective baits for fish that are schooled up deep and feeding on baitfish is a jigging spoon or a flutter spoon.

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