Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The best way to handle things this time of year is to watch the weather. If you can get out after a 3 day or more warming spell, the bass may be slightly more active. Some will move up shallower and can be caught near underwater structure.
A great bait for winter fishing is a jig with a crawfish trailer. These can be cast near cover and structure and dragged or slowly hopped along the bottom. Bass and their prey are pretty sluggish at this time of year, so go slow. If you can find a place where the water transitions from deeper to shallower, you should do well. Any bass in the area will hang out in areas where they have easy access to both deep and shallow water. So if you are a hardy type, get out there and land that lunker!