Use THIS Retrieve To Trigger Reaction Strikes In The Winter
What is the best method for retrieving lures in winter?
Is there a technique that is far and away better than the rest?
If you want to catch more fish this winter using artificial lures, then check out how to retrieve your lures properly down below!
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Retrieving Lures In Winter
One of the biggest factors in terms of tactically planning your approach to fishing in winter is fish biology.
During the winter, fish are feeling the effects of the cold weather.
They are lethargic and do not want to expend energy and chase a meal down.
Also, the fish prefer to hold in deeper water where there are more stable temperatures.
In the fall, you want to implement frequent pauses but maintain a steady retrieve.
As far as the winter is concerned, you want to make use of the twitch-twitch-pause retrieval method.
Try not to constantly work the lure but rather just reel in the slack after a couple of twitches.
You want the lure to twitch up and then settle back down on its own while reeling up the slack in the line.
This retrieve is typical of using an artificial shrimp lure at any time during the year.
During the winter, you should make use of the twitch-twitch-pause method for all of your artificial lures from paddletails to shrimp lures to jerk baits.
The twitch-twitch-pause retrieve simulates a baitfish that is cold-stunned or injured.
Meanwhile, the fish holding at the bottom will see that and as the lure is falling down to them, they cannot help but strike the lure.
You can also still cover plenty of ground using this slightly slower retrieve technique.
Additionally, this retrieve is best suited for creek mouths or areas between sand bars where fish are holding in deeper water.
Retrieving Lures In Winter [VIDEO]
How anglers present lures differ by the seasons and it is highly dependent upon fish biology and behaviors.
Just as we are a bit more lethargic in colder weather, so are the fish and they don’t want to expend energy they don’t have to.
Be sure to utilize the twitch-twitch-pause method next time you hit the water!!
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