15 Winter Fishing Tips to Catch More than a Cold
Fishing doesn't have to end in September. With these quick and easy winter fishing tips you will be able to catch fish all year round.
The secrets for winter fishing are all about water temperature. The more you understand the fish behavior you are targeting the more success you will have - for example the behavior of bass during the winter is very different to the behavior of salmon.
By changing your fishing location, trying out some new techniques, picking a different bait and investing in some new equipment, you will be able to set yourself up to have just as much success in winter as you did in summer.
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Winter Fishing Locations
Fish behavior changes in winter normally due to the water temperature. Most of the time they slow down as their metabolism slows and requires less food.
But don't be scared by this - fish still have to eat in winter and they will still be attracted to bait and lures placed in front of them.
Winter Fishing Techniques
Just throwing out a crankbait and retrieving it at full speed might work in summer when the fish are awake and active, but in winter you might need to try some new techniques.
Winter fishing requires some knowledge of fish behavior and you will need to trysome new techniques.
Best Bait and Lures
As the fish slow down they lose some of their aggressiveness and the bait you use will also have to change. Fish that normally attack your bait due to their territorial nature might not any more.
The focus should change to a food source that will bring the fish out of its slowed state.
Winter Fishing Gear
Fishing in winter is a much more extreme form of angling that requires more specialist equipment. This can be split into two areas - gear to keep your warm and gear you need to catch more fish.
The last thing you want is to get cold just as the fish start biting and have to head home or back to your truck.
The best piece of advice I can give is to stay warm so you can spend more time with a hook in the water.
Winter Fishing Tips Video
This video shows Callum Dicks from Tunnel Barn Farm his tips on how to get more bites in winter with these essential winter fishing tips:
That brings us to the end of this article - I hope you have gained some knowledge of winter fishing tips and will have more success this winter. There are plenty of other resources available online that might give you some more ideas.
If you have your own secrets for winter fishing then please leave a comment below so that we can all learn from your experience.