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February 2020, Volume 110
TOURNAMENT SEASON IS HERE!!!!!!!
February is normally the start of most tournament trails in Louisiana, and it’s also when the big girls start moving to the banks! Water temps are rising, and the days are starting to get slightly longer. These are all key ingredients for some very successful days on the water.
So being that the fishing is heating up, you have to make sure your boat is ready to go. This month we are going to talk about batteries. Maintaining your batteries is one of the most important parts of having a good day or a bad day on the water. After letting your batteries set up all winter, it’s always a good practice to check the fluid in them, if you are using lead acid batteries, and plug them into your charger at least once a week just to keep them energized. The worst thing for a battery is to let them sit idle for 3-4 months without ever putting a charge to them. Something you can do before your first outing is to go to your local dealer and have them load test your batteries to ensure that they are in proper working order. If one of your trolling batteries is bad you never want to replace just one of them. Doing this will draw your brand new battery down to the level of the old ones. It is a little costly but it’s best to replace all of your trolling batteries at the same time to ensure all of your batteries are at peak performance.
Well be sure to check your batteries and all other accessories before heading out to the water. You don’t want to mess up a good day of fishing from something that could have been avoided!
Kirk A. Allain
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