Spring weather means yo-yoing temperatures. It’s warm one day, then cold the next which gives fish a case of lockjaw. Bluegills suspend at the edge of the flats in depths depending on sunlight penetration. They won’t chase after a Continue reading →
Don’t let unsettled weather keep you at home–go bass fishing! They won’t be positioned on their usual structure; instead, they’ll be over open water or they will relate to structure horizontally. Locate them with a locator, trolling or random casting Continue reading →
Eight-inch bluegills and 10- to 12-inch largemouth were cruising just below the surface over the deepest part of the pond feeding on an emerging caddis hatch yesterday. The rising fish were difficult to hook but made an exciting late-afternoon of Continue reading →
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Despite low, clear streams and snow showers (48-degree water) smallmouths are on the move. Size-10 streamers fished very slowly on intermediate line accounted for 5 fish up to 13 inches. All were holding at 3 feet in bowling ball-sized Continue reading →
Unusually warm days have triggered actively feeding fish but they’re still scattered. For success keep moving while casting to open water and counting down small streamers to between 3 and 4 feet. A couple dozen bluegills and some small bass Continue reading →
Thought our string of unusually warm days might have smallmouths on the move, but I found 49-degree water at one of my favorite streams. Caught 1 smallie of 8 inches and a few longear sunfish. Enjoyed the day with my Continue reading →
Yesterday after two days of upper 60’s I went to a small pond with a 5 weight and intermediate line. Bluegills were suspended at 2 to 3 feet to soak up some warmth despite the 48-degree surface. Fish were widely Continue reading →