I fish it right away for crappies.2 years ago Steve & I went in on the 4th day after ice out.The sun was out & we or at least I could not stand another day wondering if the slabs moved in.So after cruising the shoreline fan casting the jig we had worked every spot that we knew. Nothing ,nothing and some more of nothing.Finally Steve say's "well bud ,time to wrap it up.Let's go get some food".I hated to leave,but if they were not there than maybe the next day would prove to be the day it starts.On the way out there is this low bridge we must go under and the water gets shallow so Steve said"get up to the bow to lift the motor".I moved and looking forward as we got to the mouth of the creek that leads us under the bridge I saw a big silver flash.Steve ,I yelled stop now,back up! Why he said.I just saw some crappies,a school I think. He thought I was pulling his leg and just about blew me off,but I insisted I saw this big silver flash.So although we were very cold,he conceeded to my request.Well, it did not take a cast or 2 and the 1st 13" slab was on his rig.Now we had them located is was all over ,but the crying as we filled our limits. The point is your eyes are very important,be aware of what's around you. I'll be heading over to Whispering tonight just to see how the ice is doing.Have a blast this spring and go get some monsters.This is one of the best times for that wall mounter comming over the next 4 weeks.
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If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988