MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 2013 fishing opener is nearly here.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Widespread Wind Chill Advisories Through Wednesday
For tips on what it’ll take to snag winners, guide Steve Carney shares his insight.
“A standard jig is good for normal part of the season, but this time of the year I’m going to use a bait that’s very small,” Carney said. “This has a very long shank on it.”READ MORE: Wild Match Franchise Goals Record In 8-2 Win Vs Canadiens
Another rule is don’t just fish for walleyes — pan fish can be fun and found with the same presentation.
“Everybody thinks of a crank bait as five, or six inches long,” Carney said. “But this is a tiny bait. I want an option for crappies, too.”
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“Most anglers put a great big heavy boot-type weight on it,” Carney said. “I don’t want that. I want something very light, something that’ll pull through vegetation.”