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Spent a GREAT day on Pontiac Lk. with a buddy this past saturday,
...he picked me up at 915am,...we went and had breakfast and we were fishing by 10am. We fished the whole shoreline along the Gale Rd. Bay and caught numerous LM's on 3.5" BPS smoke tubes with clear tails,...and 7.5" "Blue Fleck" Berkley power worms. I had a 1/8 oz jig in the tubes and did a combination of swimming and dragging.....the key was to work it slowly since the warmest water we found was 55deg. The worm was rigged with a 3/0 Mustad Ultra point worm hook and a 3/16oz Florida bullet weight (with rattles). Pitch it very close to the structure,...let it sink and then shake it baby.... shake it!!!
.....they'd take it all!!! ahahhah ....The fish were relating tight to structure and we pulled several off of boat docks and cement walls. The cement walls produced the bigger fish with a solid 3.5lbr being the biggest of the day. Later in the day we explored several of the smaller canals and cuts in the lake, however the best spots where anywhere that the wind (NW) would blow directly onto the banks or into the seawalls.......if the wind blown bank had a cement sea wall,..it was virtually gauranteed to hold a fish or two. Steel sea walls were holding fish too, but the best spots were cement walls,...followed by very low wooden docks providing shade and cover,..and then the steel walls. We caught probably 20-25 fish and our best 5 would've gone 13lbs or so. They ALL looked very healthy and vibrant......their coloring was excellent and they showed no signs of diseases or previous hook marks. It felt great to get out and spend quality time with a good buddy and to show him some new water and a few new "tricks" of the trade!! Thanks again Marke for your invitation....as soon as I take delivery of my new boat,..I'll return the favor to you.
Anybody who wants to get in some good early season C&R LM fishing should give Pontiac a try....take a few tubes, jerkbaits, and some 6-7.5" worms.....you'll have a riot. Fish'em slow and take a camera!

Mac
 

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Mac: Sounds like you had a great time. I would also add as far as a lure selection and that would be a ½ oz. Tennessee Shad Rattletrap. Just chuck and wind along both shores of Gales Bay. Good Fishing.
 

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Tennessee Shad is a good color everywhere!!.....I caught a few on a Black and Silver 4" Husky Jerk too....being pre-spawn like they are, they're just feeding on everything,..I wouldn't be surprised if they inhaled just about anything right now.....it's deffinetely fun fishing though......a GREAT time to practice certain techniques if you're trying to get the feel of a strike or something......like carolina rigging or worm and jig fishing for 1st timers..........they were really thumping that tube and worm though...no mistaking those strikes!!
Can't wait to get back out again!! Just got an email from Ranger...my boat will be here thursday!!!....Can you say "GEEKED!???"

Mac
 
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