I had the day off today so tried to find some open water. I drove down to Plymouth to one of the ponds I fished a bunch last season. It was 100% open water, which was great, many others down there still had ice on them. So unloaded the kayak and fished from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Started with jerkbaits and got some hits but didn't land any. Then tried a spinnerbait with a slow retrieve, nothing. Finally went to lucky craft square billed crankbaits which was the ticket today. I caught five bass and 2 pickerel with many other hits that I couldn't hook. The bass are very slow, barely feel the bite, but once they knew they were hooked they put up a good fight. Water temp was 43 deg, air temp was about 45 deg and overcast. I was great to get back out there in the kayak and catch a few fish after the long winter layoff.
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