COLD WEATHER TIPS FOR CATCHING SMALLMOUTH BASS
Just like it's hard to get motivated during those cold winter months for us, it can be a little bit hard for fish to get motivated, as well. This is why it's important for us to switch up our tactics whenever the weather starts to change. This goes for all types of fish, but today we're going to talk a little bit about smallmouth bass and new tactics that you can try during the winter months.
Smallmouth basses are going to get really lethargic once the temperatures drop. That means you're going to need to slow down a bit too. You'll need to entice the fish to come take a bite at your lure, as well. You don't want to scare them off with any large baits, either. Whenever you're casting and reeling your lure in, you'll want to do so a little bit slower. Also, give the fish a little bit more time to swallow instead of immediately reeling in. You want your hook to set, and this might take a bit longer since they are moving slower due to the cold. The key to picking out the right lure is more about the depths it can reach and not about being flashy. Most smallmouth basses are going to be feeding relatively low. Make sure you have a lure that can reach the bottom, and let it sit for a moment before you do any reeling. Once you start to reel, you can make it hop a bit and then reel in a little bit to keep the line tight. This slow technic will be sure to help you catch some smallmouths this winter.
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