Happy New Year to all!!
Even with the below average air temperatures in December, bass were still very actively feeding at times. Water temperatures were in the low to mid-forties, but with the artic blasts we had on Christmas weekend, bass fishing will probably slow a bit. But don’t put those rods away, there are bass still willing to bite, you’ll just have to slow down you’re offering.
As water temperatures continue to drop bass will be in their wintering holes. This will be the deepest part of the river you are fishing.
You’ll only need a handful of lures this month. Use deep diving jerk baits. Get them down near the bottom, work them very slow, even sometimes letting them set for up to 30 seconds. My favorite lure this time of year is the jig with a trailer. Use the smallest jig you can get by with. You’ll get more bites with the smaller profile. Get your jig on the bottom and hop it and/or drag it slowly back to the boat. Other baits to use would be grubs on a lead head, and Ned rigs. They work fine in cold water.
You won’t feel bites in the cold water like you do in warmer water, so you will have to be a line watcher. Most of the time you will just feel tension on your line.
Be safe, and good fishing in January!!
As we begin the New Year we’ll make plans, resolutions, and perhaps for some, new beginnings.
Jeremiah 29:11 says… “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
God’s plans for us are good if we are wise and obedient to listen. I pray for those that don’t know Jesus. I pray that this would be the season that you would give your life to him, or re-commit your life to him. Go to church and discover the plan and purpose he has for you. I know they will be plans for good.
This could be the year Jesus returns?