The Best Fish Species To Target During The Chilly Winter Months

When considering which fish species to target in the winter, the key to selecting the best choices is to determine which fish are most tolerant to cold water. My first choice for wintertime fishing is rainbow trout because these fish thrive in colder water. Trout mostly live in spring fed streams and some lakes such as Taneycomo in Missouri where …

The Best 3 Ways To Catch Bass Using Soft Swimbaits

Throwing swimbaits for bass is an easy way to present your bait from top to bottom in clear water if it is rigged correctly. The beauty of a paddletail swimbait is that it can be rigged different ways to make it fall vertically with its head down or swim horizontally. It can also be rigged weedless for fishing around cover …

How To Properly Tune A Crankbait (It Will Get You More Bites)

Most crankbaits run true straight out of the manufacturer’s packaging, but there are others that need some fine-tuning to get them tracking on the right path. Some crankbaits also get knocked out of whack when the lures constantly run into rocks or hit solid objects after an errant cast. Properly tuned crankbaits will run deeper and generate better swimming action …

Hot Diggity Dam! That Is A Winter Fishing Honey Hole

If you put away your boat for the winter or it’s just too cold for you to fish from the boat, your best option for getting in on some wintertime action is to try some bank fishing below dams. The river below an impoundment’s dam concentrates fish year-round, but it becomes an especially productive area to fish in the wintertime …