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    Default 2021 fishing season

    Yesterday 3/10/21, was my first trip out on the lake, though there were still a few small pockets of ice about the lake. Not a good day to fall in, for sure.!

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    But I've been fishing this lake since I was in cloth diapers, and know its secrets, intimately.

    Most folks would think the fish would be in deep water at this time of the season, but fish are cold blooded, and are a product of their surrounding. They must eat to survive,
    so they must follow the food.

    This lake is full of golden shiners ( like the ones in Florida)
    and they are the first into the shallow, swampy bays.

    Swimbaits mimic these shiners perfectly.

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    Working them slowly through Lilly pad roots, and last years vegetation, will put you in gods grace.

    Fish pics coming...gotta go to work.
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    I'm back...

    So I ended up landing 12, ranging from 1 lb. to 5 1/2 lbs.

    Average was almost 4 lbs. Here's pics of the best ones.

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    That's the difference between an angler, and a fisherman.

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    I got to go fishing some time, Ived missed it for 30 years, thanks for the inspiration
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    Good size fish. Nice job,.Mike.
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    We are a ways off from bass season here in MN. Copied from the MN DNR site.


    Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the Northeast zone, north and east of US Hwy 53 from Duluth to International Falls and Pelican and Ash lakes in St. Louis County.
    Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/15/21 - 2/27/22 6 combined
    Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the rest of the state
    Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/15/21 - 5/28/21 Catch-and-release only
    Largemouth and smallmouth bass in the rest of the state
    Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass 5/29/21 - 9/12/21 6 combined
    Largemouth bass in the rest of the state
    Largemouth Bass 9/13/21 - 2/27/22 6
    Smallmouth bass in the rest of state
    Smallmouth Bass 9/13/21 - 2/27/22 Catch-and-release only
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    They have been catching 14 pound plus largemouths here in TX on what seems a regular basis.
    I have been doing the payment plan all during covid on a little bass boat. If things are steady I will be able to get it out of hock pretty soon. It's been sitting since about '90 in a nice garage with a cover on it.
    Need to holler at outback at that time and see what he recommends. Tanks and carbs were drained. That's good!
    Looking forward to being on the water. Something I enjoyed before.

    Too far from the lakes to go often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    They have been catching 14 pound plus largemouths here in TX on what seems a regular basis.
    I have been doing the payment plan all during covid on a little bass boat. If things are steady I will be able to get it out of hock pretty soon. It's been sitting since about '90 in a nice garage with a cover on it.
    Need to holler at outback at that time and see what he recommends. Tanks and carbs were drained. That's good!
    Looking forward to being on the water. Something I enjoyed before.

    Too far from the lakes to go often.
    You still got that old Force engine, Tom.
    I'm one of only a few guys, that will still work on them.

    They run good, when their dialed in. But 6 gallons aint getting ya far from the ramp. Fuel hogs.
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    You're the man Mike. I am definitely not an angler. Still it cracks me up to hear "fishing season." That's the same as "grilling season." There is no such thing here. I grill on New Years Day regularly. I need to do more fishing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    You still got that old Force engine, Tom.
    I'm one of only a few guys, that will still work on them.

    They run good, when their dialed in. But 6 gallons aint getting ya far from the ramp. Fuel hogs.
    I sold that thing at a good price. It had been sitting outside. Lots of cable/wiring needed done.

    This one has a 65 Evinrude. I think it from mid eighties. Tilt and trim. Boat's been in the water 4 or 5 times.
    The heir to it put new tires and towed it to HIS garage. Has a Hummingbird and a trolling motor.
    Pretty neat. Old red sparkle looks like new.

    Only issue it it has a name emblazoned on the sides and back of the seats......(Agressor!)

    Yeah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    I sold that thing at a good price. It had been sitting outside. Lots of cable/wiring needed done.

    This one has a 65 Evinrude. I think it from mid eighties. Tilt and trim. Boat's been in the water 4 or 5 times.
    The heir to it put new tires and towed it to HIS garage. Has a Hummingbird and a trolling motor.
    Pretty neat. Old red sparkle looks like new.

    Only issue it it has a name emblazoned on the sides and back of the seats......(Agressor!)

    Yeah!
    You can always have the seats re-upholstered---Ski did that with a boat he'd bought and the guy was actually able to re-do the seats in the original colors.
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