dirt nap giver wrote:Jeff G wrote:we caught a few crappies last weekend on open water in WI. water was 56 in the shallows, fish were really slow, not aggressive yet.
I have a deep V lund. i don't think that is your problem. my boat is blue, i would actually prefer the white over the blue.
a heavier boat will be more stealthy (less rocking, better noise dampening, etc.)
give the water a couple weeks and you will slam em!
Your water temp comment has me reflecting upon last season and when I actually started fishing with this boat.
After getting it ready for the water, I fished by myself quite a bit. I had a musky follow a top water till it was 12-15' from the boat, then turned and bolted.
I did catch some fish casting, but trolling for any species has struggled.
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bed fish in the spring, as water temp warms, fish become active, i don't start trolling for the big stuff until the middle of june, after july 4 the water is hot, big stuff is deep, drift with shiners and sucker rigs for the big pike. in WI the best month is may and first half of june. 60 degrees seems to be a magic number.
I'm no pro, this is my observations