Do Cold Wintertime Temperatures Impact The Bite? [Topwater VS. Twitchbaits]
Topwater vs. Twitchbait.
Insider Member Greg Brown and I conducted a little experiment on our last trip out together.
Will the cooler winter temperatures impact the bite?
What lure style will come out on top with more strikes?
Take a look at the entire experiment below!!
Topwater VS. Twitchbaits [VIDEO]
Lures That Caught Fish:
I had the NEW Greenback Moonwalker tied on while Greg was throwing a Live Target Scaled Sardine Twitchbait.
We saw pods of baitfish being chased and pushed up against a shoreline.
Greg and I tossed out our baits in that general direction.
One of the biggest struggles in wintertime is locating the bait.
Usually, the wind pushes water out of areas and that takes the bait along with it.
The fish we’re targeting are following the bait.
It might take covering more water than at other times of the year, but if you find the bait, you’ll find the fish.
The two styles of bait got the job done on this trip with tons of strikes all around.
Slowing down our retrieves for both lures got the most bites.
There is not enough evidence to declare a true winner here.
But, what you need to take away from this trip is to slow down your retrieves in the cooler months.
It is less about lure choice and more about finding the right spots.
Finding those areas is incredibly easy with our Smart Fishing Spots App.
It literally follows the fish around and gives you every single tool you need to locate high-quality fishing zones in your local waters.
Topwater WILL work in the wintertime!
You’ve got to be in the right place at the right time.
That’s being in the 90/10 Zone.
What other tackle tests do you want to see us perform?
Drop your contest or experiment ideas down in the comments!!
FINDING THE FISH HELP
In order to help make sure that you are targeting the right areas based on the latest feeding trends and upcoming weather forecasts, make sure to use the following 3 resources because they will save you a ton of time.
1. WEEKEND GAME PLANS (UPDATED WEEKLY)
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2. SMART FISHING SPOTS PLATFORM (UPDATED EVERY 15 MINUTES)
This exclusive software literally shows you where the most fish are likely to be feeding based on exactly when you’ll be fishing. It factors in the tides, wind, and weather to help you quickly see which areas to target throughout the day.
3. COMMUNITY REPORTS (LIVE FEED)
The Insider Community platform is what you can use to see what is biting near you, and you can get to know other members who fish in your area. Plus, you can use it to keep a log of your catches so you can use past trips to help predict future catches.
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