I always start my Ice-Out/Early Season out of my canoe.

I've been doing it like this for a long time. And it's good to get the Winter over with, with some bass yankin'.

I caught these bass early March here in Ohio during a quick warm front. The water temps are still in the low 40s.

I rotated lures from a 1/4oz. Venom Lures Real Image bass jig tipped with a #11 Uncle Josh Pork Frog, to a Lucky Craft jerkbait, and a Rapala Shad Rap.

Smaller watershed warm up faster.