Posts Tagged 'Winter fishing'
We are nearing the end of January when we typically see the lowest water temperatures of the year. Lake water temps are a couple of degrees warmer than I would have guessed six months ago. Lake Oroville is 50 degrees on the surface, I recall the upper 40s this season in years past. The other thing that has not developed is muddy water. Although we have had rain, it has not come down heavily enough […]
A few of the local guys who live in Campbell River have been in Mexico for a month and I wanted to get a report of how they were doing fishing wise. I get a chance to fish with a buddy who fishes the lakes around Campbell River in the spring and summer and the area he is fishing is Lake Chappala, Mexico. The reports came back and it wasn’t good fishing. The lake is […]
To consistently catch bass during the cold weather months, you’ve got to think like the fish. Since they are cold-blooded, they’ll slow down when water temperatures drop into the 40s. So you’ve got to slow down, too, particularly in your presentation of artificial lures because sometimes the fish get so lethargic they may look at a lure, but they won’t bite it. A plastic frog may be just the thing for bass in late spring […]
The arrival of winter weather doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to retire the fishing gear. In fact, a wealth of untapped fishing opportunities await anglers willing to brave the harsh conditions of the seemingly endless west-central Illinois winter. While many area outdoor enthusiasts are busy pursuing white-tailed deer, waterfowl or a variety of other animal or bird species, a handful of hardy anglers are enjoying some quality fishing action. In fact, it might surprise some […]
As expected, last weekend’s calm weather resulted in good winter fishing up and down the coast. The most interesting news was Saturday’s report from the captain of the Legend who reported finding a school of bluefin tuna on a 3/4-day offshore charter. The boat only landed a single 30-pound class fish but their success bodes well for another early offshore season. Another indicator of an early season is the water temperature and quality in our […]
Winter fishing does not involve cutting a hole in the ice of a lake that is surrounded by a shanty and a television — at least in the High Country. In the High Country, most of winter fishing involves many of the same things that summer fishing involves. There are some differences, some subtle, some obvious. But winter fishing is alive and well in the area, even if there are more fishermen who test the […]