Don’t let the Winter Blues get the best of you. Fish will bite in the Winter. Don’t be fooled into thinking otherwise. Fish bite good in the Winter. Often you just have to slow down the presentation and show it to them right. Chad and Dad catch more fish in the Winter than Summer.
Crappie are coldwater biting fish.
Bluegill are coldwater biting fish.
Sauger are coldwater biting fish.
Musky are coldwater biting fish.
Bass are coldwater biting fish.
Catfish are coldwater biting fish.
Fish can be active and will strike hard especially in clear, cold water conditions. Sometimes the secret to catching fish is to “slow down” the presentation almost to a “standstill”…and then just quiver the bait slightly to trigger strikes. Tiny jigs and floaters, jerk-baits, live minnows, work well.
Don’t forget farmponds or small lakes. I think of small-water on rainy week-ends like this week-end. Ohio River Sauger might be out of the question if it gets muddy or the River rises to high. Perhaps Crappie at East Fork? Perhaps Musky at East Fork. Chad caught a nice 37” Musky last year this time at East Fork. Perhaps Blue-gill in small ponds? Rain will be here until Tuesday.
Chad and Dad love farm-ponds in the Winter. Crappie or Bluegill on the ultra-lights. Tubes, Jig and floater.
Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have been working together this week. Rain but 40-50 degrees. Still good fishing weather! The River is 46 degrees. EastFork Lake is 50 degrees. Farm ponds are probably 40 degrees. Fish will bite in the Winter! Try it! You may like it!
Don’t forget about the Good Lord! Enjoy life. Thanks for stopping by.