Avid bass fishermen don’t let snow, freezing weather, and chill factor keep them from pursuing their favorite fish. These winter warriors don’t watch TV as they sit by a warm fireplace. They dress properly for the weather, and gear up with light tackle for clear winter waters as well as heavy tackle for bass in brush or timber.
As for lures, they take everything they’ve got, and they stay with them for at least a dozen casts before switching.
Best baits should be ¼ to 2 ounce bucktail and soft-bodied jigs, weighted spinners, spoons, heavy weight floating/diving lures, and pork frog chunks on 5 aught hooks. Fish all of them deep and slow.
Try points, shallow coves bordering deep water, inflowing streams, deepwater timber, creek channels, and mid-lake structure.
Enjoy winter out in a bass boat.
Stay Warm This Winter With These Tips
Whether you’re fishing, hunting, hiking, camping or just walking around the neighborhood, knowing how to keep warm and dry can help you enjoy the outdoors during the beautiful winter season instead of sitting inside listening to the weatherman talk about the wind chill index.
Layer yourself with loose fitting clothing. This creates air spaces that trap heat, plus the layers can be quickly adapted to changing conditions and activities.
Choose clothing that wicks moisture away from you. It’s also a good idea to invest in GORE-TEX™ rainwear. Use mittens instead of gloves and use a thin liner sock under a thick wool sock.
Most importantly, wear something on your head. Most body heat is lost through the head, neck, and shoulders. Keep your head and trunk warm and your body will circulate blood to your feet and hands.
By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award-winning Outdoor World Radio
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