4 Tips to Follow for a Successful Fishing Trip in the Fall and Early Winter
If you're a seasoned fisher, then you may know the lay of the land. However, if you're newer to fishing, then it may be helpful to know these four tips if you want to be successful in your fishing trip in the fall and early winter.
Tip #1: Make Sure to Follow the Bait
In the winter, it isn't uncommon for fish to not want to feed much. This is because they tend to eat crawdads and baitfish a lot during the fall. In order to find the fish, you will have to follow the bait. Otherwise, you'll just be sitting for hours on end without a bite.
Tip #2: Match the Size and Bait
As the temperatures begin to drop and the water also gets cooler, the baitfish will tend to go to creeks and top of water columns. This is where you will be able to see the bait's size. Make sure that you choose a lure that matches the fish's size. Don't see any? Find the crawdads and use a jig color that is similar in color.
Tip #3: You Have to Be Quick and Keep Moving
During the fall and early winter, fish will begin to migrate. Therefore, they'll constantly be on the move. You will have to get your hands dirty in order to find the fish. Locate where they seem to be hanging out, such as the backs of creeks, and make your way to those areas. You may want to consider using an electronic device to help you locate the fish.
Tip #4: Be Careful When Choosing the Line
Although this can sometimes be a personal preference, if you're a rookie, you may want to try to stick to these lines. For topwater baits, you should use a braid since it floats. For jigs and worms, use a fluorocarbon line, which doesn't stretch as much and will actually sink better than other types of line. For reaction baits, use monofilament line because it will stretch ensuring that the bait is in the fish's mouth better prior to you feeling it.
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