A Quick Pointer on Winter Fishing

A Hybrid-Skirt Swim jig alongside a baitcasting reel
When fishing the winter months, speed and cadence precede all other factors affecting your catch rate. During this time, the metabolism of fish (outside of a handful of uncommon species) will drastically drop. Because of this, fish will not chase an active or erratic lure. To catch these lethargic fish, put down the moving baits and pick up a jig. Dragging a casting or football style jig slowly across the bottom is the most common strategy. Alternatively, you can also try methodically reeling a swim jig in, occasionally allowing it to fall and contact the bottom for extended periods of time.
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Lure: Hybrid-Skirt Swim Jig
Pattern: Fireball

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