As The Water Gets Colder, Think Slower


I’m a fast power fisherman. I love to move and cover as much water as possible. But as the water temperature begins to dip below 50 degrees, you just have to start slowing down. Bass are cold-blooded creatures that just don’t move very fast when the water is cold. One thing I will often do in colder temperatures is seek out the clearest water possible on any lake, and then fish baits that I’m either going to reel slowly or work slowly. It takes patience, but you just have to know that to get many bites, you better slow down. There are times when a faster approach can work, but it’s always a good idea to start out thinking slow baits and retrieves as the water gets colder.