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Anyone here still fish for bass in the winter ?I never have I allways stopped and fished for specks. Im am thinking about fishing for bass this winter and I just wanted to no if alot of you fish for bass in the winter and have good luck ???

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Yes, even in Missouri, it's my favorite time for both streams and lakes provided the temp is above freezing. If you are in Florida, why even consider not fishing during winter?

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I live in NW GA, and yes, winter time is a great time to fish for bass around here.  They don't get the pressure that they receive from anglers the rest of the year, and also, you can try out different presentations that you don't normally use during the other seasons.

This past winter, I caught several bass using a weedless jighead, almost a crappie jighead, and a Zoom Dead Ringer (4 in. version) in a pumkpin color.  It's not something that I normally present, but it worked like a charm.

Where you are in Florida, the temps will be a couple of degrees higher, on average, than it is up here, so, of course, I would be fishing for bass in the middle of winter.

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Anyone here still fish for bass in the winter ?I never have I allways stopped and fished for specks. Im am thinking about fishing for bass this winter and I just wanted to no if alot of you fish for bass in the winter and have good luck ???

San Antonio current temp: 94F. Humidity: 96%

and you're asking about WINTER FISHING?

Are you crazy? A liberal? Smoking something? A WrongWhorn fan?

Other?

None of the above?

ALL of the above?

Jes' funnin'....sorta.

F.Rod

Pro Deo et Patria et Sooner Football!

PS: To my esteemed friends here on the Forums...I have a few bags of new and unused commas, periods, capital letters, colons (semi or otherwise,), etc, which I will give away to all who want them. All are guaranteed against defects and the bags are autographed by Gary Yamamoto, Monica Lewinsky, Jerry Springer, the cast and crew of "The Simpsons", SpongeBob, and/or Jeff Foxworthy. I'm sad to say there are none of the exclamation marks left (Iaconelli bought all of them.)

;D

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We fish here in RI until you can't break thru the ice to the middle of the lake which is the last to freeze. Our sekos still sink and you think launching is tough,...come on up and see tough!! lol Notice the thin layer that runs about 40 ft off the shore!

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You'll notice we gear down to 2 rods each though.

Fly-I got a bucket full of question marks according to my girlfriend!!

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It's actually spring in RI but it's all the same, just the beginning :) instead of the end :(

I'll be the first to say though that the 4 month shut down really makes me appreciate how much I love this game!!

Keeps me hungry ;)!

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flyrod:Ya I thought it was kind of a funny ? for right now being its so hot , but thats kind of what got me thinking about the winter.

I knew they would bite in the winter. I just dont ever see anyone fish for bass in the winter so I thought I would ask how many of you fish at that time of the year.Another reason I dont usually fish for bass in the winter is because it gets so windy and the speck bite really good on the lake I live on.

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hell, I'm still wrapping my mind around fishing at night...  much less in the winter.  both sound productive, its a go!  (iaconelli doesn't have all the exclamation points, I got a few up my sleeve.  lol)

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Yes but it usually involves drilling a hole through about 14 inches of ice and sitting in a heated shack.   ;D

You want a new experience, try pulling a 4 lb largemouth through an 8 inch hole on 4 lb. test ice line and a 28'' ultralite.  

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^OOOR a 40 inch pike :o

I don't really go winter fishign because once it freezes all hell breaks loose here in Illinois. If you are going to ice fish, go for crappie, pike, perch, and bluegill. The occascional bass here and there but I personally ahve ever fished in the winter in the ince

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Oh yea, I love to fish all winter long. Thank you Lord for Gor-Tex and Fleese.

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I'm not one for ice fishing my boat doesn't float on the stuff and it's to heavy to push even on ice.

Chow

The Pa Angler

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here in ga its fishin year round.  ussualy you can pull up some pigs on jig and pigs

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You should only go in winter if you like to catch large numbers of fish or very large fish.

Here's some hints -

1) never go when its wet (snowing, sleeting or raining, no matter how light) and under 50 degrees as it will be miserable,

2) calm days with bright sunshine are best when the high is at least 35 degrees,

3) when you find one fish, there will always be many, don't keep looking,

4) feeding fish are just as agressive in cold water as in 70 degree water, they just won't move as fast or fiught as hard,

5) fish are more spooky in winter, be quiet in the boat and make your lure presentations quiet (pitching or flipping work well),

6) drop offs on creek channels is my #1 winter spot,

7) jig and pig (real pork) in black and blue is my #1 lure,

8 ) spinnerbaits work on shallow channels, and crankbaits worked slow and steady also will work,

9) a plastic worm in black with a flourescent red tail always works for me in small waters during winter,

10) look for fish where you find them at other times of the year, except big shallow flats with no close by deeper water.

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Two of the three best months for trophy smallmouth on the Tennessee River are January and February (November is the other and I don't know about December because it's been too cold to be out). Water temperatures never dip below 45 degrees and the smallmouth, particularly monsters, are very active throughout the day.

We only fish days when the predicted high is 40 degrees and try to avoid rain, but if we do fish in a little rain, we only fish as long as we're comfortable. On this water, sunny or cloudy skies are not really significant. Important issues are water release and wind. There are plenty of days when you cannot/ should not be out.

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I gave up deer hunting 5 years ago.I fish for bass year 'round.I don't get a ton of bites,but when I do the bass is usually a giant.Caught a 9 pound fish in 17 ft. of water using a brown crawfish pattern deep diving c-bait last winter.It was 22 degrees outside.You'll have the lake to yourself.

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lakes/ponds dont freeze too much here in the piedmont of NC.  I donno about ice fishing, but I may try some winter fishin...  when I'm not attempting to hunt for deer.

and I'll do it goin head first...  I reckon that applies to all types of fishing.   ;D

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I fish until the water freezes. The only reason I wouldn't go fishing is because of lightning and frozen water.

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