winter

Winter Fishing Tips and Tactics

    By Mike Cork  Fishing through the winter months can be very rewarding for a number of reasons. Cold temperatures keep fair-weather anglers home and hunting seasons lead many anglers to trade lakes for the woods. Winter is also the time of year when most freshwater species group up. The result: more fish for cold-weather anglers. During the coolest months of the year,
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Fishing A Jig In The Cold of Winter

By Dan Wells - Jigs will catch fish 12 months out of the year however the cold water period is when a jig can really shine! When the water temps are at their lowest during the winter many bass only eat once every few days and they prefer a meal they don’t have to work hard for and provides a large amount of protein, what better then a slow moving crawdad. A jig mimics a crawdad better than
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Beginner Tips for Northern Pike Ice Fishing

By Jay Bryce Pike are popular quarry of ice fishermen. Though they are primarily pursued with tip ups, baited with live minnows or suckers, they can be taken with rod and reel, either jigging or fishing with bait. Most fishermen use a fairly large hook, such as a No. 1 or No. 2 short shanked single hook or a No. 1 or No. 1/0 treble attached to a steel leader one to three feet long. The steel
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Top Natural Remedies to Fight Dry Winter Skin and Hair

By CNCA Health  – Dry winter air and harsh temperatures zap moisture from your skin, leading to chapping, irritation and dryness. An estimated 81 million Americans are impacted by dry, scaly, itchy skin in the winter, with the worst coming between the months of November and March. Many turn to topical moisturizers to help, but while they may offer some short-term relief, they often
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A Water Temperature Guide for Early Fall Bass

By Mark Bilbrey - With each passing day summer fades into fall. Longer nights and cooler temperatures leave a still fog on the morning lake as the water slowly cools down. For a fisherman one particular thing brings changes in the behavior of the bass, and that is the falling water temperature. This is the change that triggers an instinctive increase in the feeding activity in baitfish and
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Late Winter – Early Spring Patterns…Fish Or No Fish….It’s Up To You

by Aaron Crippen For any tournament angler who says that its easy to go out and pattern fish after the dramatic cold fronts we have seen this year on many lakes is not wrong but it is definitely not easy. The patterns we have been so used to doing this time of the year are being pushed back and we are still seeing some of the coldest weather conditions that this country has seen in over 60
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Fishing A Jig In The Cold of Winter

by Dan Wells - Jigs will catch fish 12 months out of the year however the cold water period is when a jig can really shine! When the water temps are at their lowest during the winter many bass only eat once every few days and they prefer a meal they don’t have to work hard for and provides a large amount of protein, what better then a slow moving crawdad. A jig mimics a crawdad better than
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Ice Cold Pike – Strategy For Ice Fishing Pike

by Rick Lawrence - If you’re like most Pike fisherman you either switch to ice fishing with dead bait or give up all together when the weather starts turning cold, but I’m going to tell you how to catch some big Pike all winter long fishing from the comfort of your boat using only lures. I’ve had days where my partner and I landed over a dozen fish, so it can be very productive. I just
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Homemade Carp Fishing Bait Secrets Of Winter Success Revealed!

by Tim Richardson - If you are like most anglers who complain about how hard winter fishing is then remember that much of your lack of success is not anything other than your bait not working at 100 percent in cold temperatures because 95 percent of boilies are totally inefficient in low temperatures! But you have the power to change this! Have your eyes opened right now and multiply your
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Winter Cranking – Moving to Cover More

by Chad Horton - As the water temp drops bass fishing tends to get a little tougher as most species of fish become less active and don’t pursue prey as aggressively as they did during the warmer months. This is a time when some anglers reach for jigs or jerkbaits, but I opt for crankbaits. With depth and water clarity as considerations, the use of crankbaits allows me to cover a lot of water
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