The winds of spring can certainly be a questionable and tough time to get out on the water.
Safety should be the first concern.
Let someone know when, where and how long you will be fishing.
Don't fish alone. Fish with a partner so you can keep an eye on each other.
Wear a life jacket. This WILL minimize your risk of being injured or drowning. It will keep you afloat longer in the event you need a water rescue.
If you are standing on the front deck of your boat operating a trolling motor, use a seat or butt-seat for support.
DO NOT set your trolling motor on constant. Use the momentary feature. If you fall over board, your boats trolling motor will easily steer the boat right out of reach on a constant speed setting.
Keep a dry set of clothes on the boat. Mid-50's water temps can take your breathe away. Fatigue&shock can occur instantly. Hypothermia kills. Get dry. Get warm&get dressed.
Even the most seasoned anglers can get themselves in trouble if they are not careful.
Stay tuned for some ideas on where to find fish on these wind driven days of spring !
Tight lines !
Located in NE Anoka County, Centerville Lake is an excellent panfish lake also containing Bass, Walleye&Northern Pike. Spinnerbaits, Crankbaits&Jigs work greet in deep & shoreline structures.
If your interested in a family trip to Centerville you should consider purchasing a daily or annual pass from the Rice Creek Chain of Lakes (Anoka County Park & Rec). The boat launch, beach & campground are a great way to spend a weekend enjoying the outdoors.
Centerville is also a great shore fishing lake. In the spring, you can spend AN ENTIRE day fishing from shore from plenty of action.
See you on the water !
Good luck & tight lines !