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Getting the season started?
« on: February 16, 2018, 06:36:51 PM »
Anyone plan on fishing this weekend, or this week? I'm going out after the snow on Sunday.
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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »
Not yet. I have the week of march 5th off from school so I plan on breaking in my boat at wordens that week!

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 10:10:20 AM »
I'm getting ready, making a dash mount for my new Humminbirds now. Should be ready to roll by next week!

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 05:02:08 PM »
I fished yesterday afternoon for just over an hour before it started raining and the air temp dropped 7 degrees in about 20 minutes!

Caught two nice bass on a bladed jig! One was a little over 3 lbs. The other was just under 3 lbs.  :yes:

This was my first bass of 2018


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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 06:07:39 PM »
Had a feeling they would be biting yesterday ;)   Going to be warmer next week, bring on Spring!

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 06:17:20 PM »
Had a feeling they would be biting yesterday ;)

I did too! And even my wife said we needed to get out there!

We both wanted to get out there earlier in the day, but we had stuff we needed to get done first. So by the time we got onto the water it was 2:30. Then I had to get baits rigged up, so we fished from 2:40 till 4 PM.

It started to rain about 3:40 and the air temp plummeted in a very short time.

We finally left because our hands were getting pretty cold and the rain wasn't letting up.

Looking back, I think if we'd gotten out there by 11 AM or so, we probably would have loaded the boat!

By the way, the air temp when we arrived was 54-55. The air temp when we left at 4 PM was 47! That's an 8 degree drop in less than an hour  :facepalm:

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 07:00:24 PM »
Nice job @Curt - RI , hoping to get a pic of one with the snow in the background tomorrow.
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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 07:51:49 PM »
Nice job @Curt - RI , hoping to get a pic of one with the snow in the background tomorrow.

Thanks @toadhunter ! That would make a cool pic for sure  :yes:

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »
What were the water temps?

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2018, 12:59:34 PM »
@Curt - RI ,We did our best today but all @ProvidenceBassHunter and I could manage were dinks and perch.
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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2018, 01:56:03 PM »
My fish looked much bigger in person I think @toadhunter camera settings are off

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2018, 06:58:09 PM »
What were the water temps?

@Joe P 42.5 - 44 degrees. Not as cold as I thought they'd be!

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2018, 06:59:07 PM »
My fish looked much bigger in person I think @toadhunter camera settings are off

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
@Curt - RI ,We did our best today but all @ProvidenceBassHunter and we could manage were dinks and perch.

@toadhunter For the conditions we had today, it's good that you caught anything! I was figuring this afternoon might be a tad better than the morning, since the sun would have warmed the water a little by then.

Were those jerkbait fish? And did you have any electronics to check the water temp with?

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Re: Getting the season started?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2018, 07:50:56 PM »
@Curt - RI , jerbait for most but small swimbait for one. No electronics, but still some ice on the edges.
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