It’s extremely cold out and everybody thinks you need to fish deep but don’t be afraid to go shallow in a foot or less by the rocks and swim a jig right in that strike zone. The rocks hold the heat and if you get a warming trend in the afternoon and the sun comes up it can warm the water up even more and bring the fish right up.
The temperature drops and the lures you use are going to vary depending on the type of water you are fishing. Z-man chatter bait, terminator, KVD squarebill, swimjig, Wacky Rig Senko, small rattle traps, Jackle flikshake head. The lows have been in the 50’s during the day. It may take a few different lures to catch only a few fish, it depends on the weather and the day.
G Man won Angler of the Year award in 2004
Elite Series Pro Gerald Swindle Warrior, Alabama will be fishing in the Bassmaster Classic, his lucky number 13th, on Grand Lake February 22-14, 2013. He is the only B.A.S.S. angler to hit the $1 million mark without every first winning a tournament. Swindle’s had 4 back surgeries, he now takes care of his body, to build strength and increase flexibility and knock out the pain, as fishing can put a lot of wear and tear on it.
Swindle is bass fishing’s funniest man, he grew up fishing on Locust fork River
“It’s winter but the bass are still around, they are still on the weedlines, breaks and channels. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking the bass ran all the way out into the middle of the lake. The first thing to do is to switch from high or medium-speed reel to a slow one. ” (see video).
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