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ok guys just wondering what your experiences have been this winter while bass f ishing. what lures, how deep, structure, water temp, air temp,  i was wondering because i want to go fishing since i havent at all this winter. i looked at all the winter fishing articles now im just wondering personal experience from all you guys.

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the ice fishing has been great.......................

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Went to Ohkissa Sunday and NOTHING!!

Tried top, bottom,middle......front coming in, thought (yeah, that's what happens when i think) they would be tearin' it up!!

'Prollay coulda' killed the bream from all we seen, but, noooo, we had to go for 'd bass.....

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i'll let ya know as soon as the ice goes out, but i did pull 7 bass through the ice on place in which i new there was structure in about 2-12ft of water if that helps at all.

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I'm from Illinois. Have been on Sangchris (powerplant lake) a few times in the past month. First couple times I went the plant was pumping so water was in mid to upper 50's, so they were biting real good. Mostly fluke and crankbaits. Last couple times I went, plant was shut down and water had cooled in low to mid 40's. Only caught a couple. Again, fluke and crankbaits.

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hey thanks guys,. how deep were you fishing venture boat? with the flukes and crankbaits?

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The winter fishing has been real good . It has been alot colder here than normal . But if you throw a white spinnerbait and slooooow roll it on or near bottom you should have some luck . A rattle trap has been real good on the bottom slow rollin or bounceing off the bottom real slow . Every fish caught is so fat . I have got to figure how to post pictures . And this time of year you cant go wrong with a craw type lure . Good luck

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Actually, it's a pretty shallow lake. With crankbait it was about 5 feet. With the fluke it was just under surface 1-2 feet. The main channel in the warm arm only runs 12-15 foot deep.

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You have 2 options in the winter. First is a warm water discharge, which technically wouldn't be considered true winter fishing. And, second, find a wintering hole, and jig it. Put some basic jigs in their face and they'll hit it, no matter how cold it is. I have alot of sucess with the basic jig and pig, with a very slow presentation. Find the fish, and put in some time. Some of the biggest, and fattest fish are caught this time of year.

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The fishing feast or famine for me since December. I have caught most of mine on a shakey head or a jig. It's supposed to be in the high 60s or low 70s for the next few days so hopefully winter is over.

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With 2' of ice over all the waterways, I'm more or less hibernating until ice out....hopefully in about another month!

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The only bass Ive caught during the cold was with a bagely DB-3 or a norman DD-22. I havent had much luck with anything else.

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