Brrrr.. with the onset of colder weather we have brought out our ICE FISHING SUPPLIES! We have a full selection of lures , rod and reels, ice line , hand augers and much more !
in many cases catching fish while river fishing during the cold months of October and November can be so difficult that many anglers don’t even bother to try. Fish can be caught while river fishing in cold weather, it’s just the the rules are different than they are at other times of the year. A river fishing tip to consider concerning fishing in cold weather is where the fish are located within the river system itself. During warm months when the water temperatures are warmer, fish are found throughout the river system. Whereas during the cold weather months fish tend to congregate together in the deepest pools within the river. The biggest mistake fishermen make when attempting to river fish in cold weather is fishing in the same area’s that they catch fish during other times of the year. When the weather is cold concentrate your time on the deepest pools in the river and fish these pools very thoroughly.
You always want to be prepared for the weather when fishing in cold weather, and depending on your favorite style of fishing the most important part of your body to keep warm is probably your hands. Nothing can ruin a perfectly good fishing trip like cold hands, which is where a quality pair of fishing gloves and/or glove liners comes in to play. Glove liners can act as “fingerless gloves” as well, which is nice for being able to feel your fishing line for tying knots or feeling for bites while fishing .Wearing a beanie style cap is also very helpful for keeping your whole body warm when fishing in cold weather and is something that every cold weather fisherman shouldn’t be without, seeing as how ninety percent of your body heat escapes through your head when the temperatures are cold.
A tip to catching these cold-weather fish is offering them greater enticement. We suggests downsizing the bait offerings and slowing the bait’s movement down .
A product like Berkly Gulp works well because they get that stronger scent and flavor that tells them it is really food. And the slower you fish it, the more scent fills the area and increases the chances that other fish in the area that might not otherwise be interested in eating will come looking for an easy meal.
Surface Temp 54
Winds SW at up to 30 knots
Waves 3 ~ 6
Water Clarity: Good in close to shore, Poor out farther
Bite remains good. Casting the reefs has been producing early, late and at night and there was a good trolling bite out around the reef complex
Rattle Tots Bandits, Taildancers, and Crawlers harnesses all still in the mix.
Same Great Reports: Fishing has been good 1 to 2 miles north of Metzger Marsh Wildlife Area, near “G” and “H” buoys of the Camp Perry firing range, around Crib Reef, near Rattlesnake Island, and off Ballast Island. Perch spreaders with shiners fished near the bottom produce the most fish.
Have Fun, Be Safe and Good Luck Fishing