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Could not let this beautiful day go by without getting out one more time. Hit Bantam around 8 AM after the frost melted off the boat..Only a couple of other boats out. Water temp 44 +/- with slight stain. Still some submerged weeds in the shallows. BUT NO BASS. Fished till 12:30 and only had 2 perch to show for it. Tried a little of everything. But was still nice to be on the water and wetting some line. Will not be many more days like today this year.
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After I got my haircut this afternoon, I passed by a local small lake and observed many panfish and a couple of big bass in the shallows. Personally, I do not think the dead calm conditions help this time of year. Could explain your tough outing.
 

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Timmy: sorry.....knowing that there are smallies on that lake, I wonder if you could target deeper areas using the sonar and blade through them??
 

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While not blading, a technique I intend to add to my arsenal, I was fishing mostly in the 10 to 20 ft zone. Deep cranks, tubes, jig and pig, spinner and drop shot. Fish were showing on the 320, just not biting. Found an interesting area at the inlet on the north cove. First time I've actually moved up stream with sonar. While the bottom is only 2 to 3 ft as the river empties into the lake, just inside the mouth it drops off to 9 ft for maybe 30 ft. rises up to around 4 ft again, then drops off to a pool for another 60 ft at the bend. Deepest part is almost 18 ft deep. Showing alot of fish in these pools, but again no takers. Even the mighty Senko failed.
But still enjoyed the beautiful weather and lack of boat traffic.
The North Cove is part of the nature preserve, so saw all sorts of wild life, especially birds. Beats racking leaves anytime.
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Tim,
I'm surprised that you did not meet up with any of the Northerns.
They are usually pretty abliging in the colder conditions.
 
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