View Full Version : Winter Fishing

12-18-2006, 05:20 PM
I shore fish and the water temps are high 30s to low 40s where should I look for crappies and gills? I was thinking about some dropoffs and docks. Also what should I use? I was thinking ice jigs tipped with a spike or a waxie.

12-19-2006, 02:35 PM
You are right on with the ice jig / spike or waxworm combo. Right now I am catching them under a couple bridges where the water is 10 - 15 feet deep. Catching some using bobbers, others are being caught just letting the bait slowly sink toward the bottom. Most of the fish are suspended somewhere in the 5 - 9 feet range and will pick up the bait as it approaches them on the way down.