The winter bite is in full swing and the fall patterns are all done with for this year. Crappie have been biting on the main lake in 30 foot of water around schools of shad and around cover. If you are a river fisherman then 39 bridge or cc is the place to be. fish the river channels close to the channel swing and find the shad in this area. I have been catching bigger fish on the main lake but the river bite is working out pretty good also. Both places I am using a 1/8 oz jig head and a 2″ grub. fish them really slow if you like to cast or verticle jig over the cover or just under the shad.
The bass are going really good on the jerkbait bite. You can’t fish it fast this time of year. You need to give it the jerk and give it some time in between. Winter bass fishing can be a great time to boat a lunker, but you really need to be patient. The bass are not likely to be chasing anything, they are looking for a shad that is floating by and an easy meal.
The winter walleye are under the schools of shad. I catch them while crappie fishing the main lake, and don’t really target them during the winter. So if you find a different pattern, let us know. To cold to go running all over the lake trying to find them, so the crappie keep me fed with an occasional walleye for dessert.
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