MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The 2013 fishing opener is nearly here.
For tips on what it’ll take to snag winners, guide Steve Carney shares his insight.READ MORE: Fight Breaks Out At Eastern Carver County School Board Meeting
“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.”
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“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.”