Winter can be spectacular!
It's been a fun winter here as many of the local rivers have been hot with good fish catching. The fish are particularly vulnerable because they all school up in deep wintering holes. I have been able to locate some of these schools of fish (mostly smallmouth) and load the boat. Problem is wind and rain can mess up the river bite pretty easily. Muddy boat ramps can be a problem too. It's worth it though, the guy I had in my boat on Sunday could not believe how many we were ca
As good as the rivers have been, the lake has been just as bad. It's hurt our winter time crappie fishing that I just take for granted most years. Traditionally I have a few extra deep brush piles that I fish vertically and just catch em pretty good. As 2016 came in we were receiving a huge amount of flood water that dirtied the lake up real bad. Cold dirty water is tough to fish, that's one of the few golden rules in fishing. Me and Bill (guy that does the radio show Fishing