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The methodology of "spoon chucking" is entirely based on horizontal presentations.......whether you're in a boat in deep water using a 1/4 oz spoon, or on the bank casting a 1/16 oz version......location will rely on surface temps, and seasonal patterns. During the first month after ice-out, we have done very well fishing in 1.5 to 5 ft of water using 1/16- 1/10 oz spoons tipped with plastics.....this pattern maintains as the season progresses into the spawn. Post spawn fish relate to the deeper weed edge and suspend in areas that require heavier spoons such as the 1/8 or 1/5 oz spoons........many late summer fish will take refuge in deep basin areas (30-40 ft) where 1/4-3/8 oz spoons are necessary to reach them.
Spoon chucking requires specialized equipment......i.e. long rods.....light braided line.....Fluorocarbon leaders, and a selection of single hook spoons in various weights to match current conditions.
Last weekends catch came from 3-4 feet of water using 1/16 to 1/10 oz spoons.....in 53 degree water.