View Full Version : Whats To Cold To Go Fishing?

02-28-2008, 08:51 AM
Its About 31 In Ga Is That To Cold To Go Fishing?

Darryl Morris
02-28-2008, 08:55 AM
The coldest I can remember going was about 17 with a wind chill at or below 0.

Countryboy N.C.
02-28-2008, 08:56 AM

02-28-2008, 09:00 AM

02-28-2008, 09:02 AM
When The Ice Is Deeper Than Your Auger Will Drill, And Then Its Only Because You Cant Get Your Bait In The Water. I Dont Think Its Ever Been To Cold To Go Fishing.

02-28-2008, 09:03 AM
-25 but that was ice fishing in alaska. You just have to dress warm.

Deuces Wild
02-28-2008, 09:14 AM
It's suppose to get up around 50 today at Oconee!!!!!!

02-28-2008, 09:14 AM
No such thing

02-28-2008, 09:33 AM
I likefishing in cold weather,but come to think about it I like fishing in warm weather too.

02-28-2008, 09:46 AM
13 degrees is the coldest I've ever fished.

02-28-2008, 01:55 PM
I know this, it was 7 degrees here this morning, and ain't gonna get over 15 today... to me, THAT is too cold to go fishing :)

02-28-2008, 02:15 PM
I fished for trout in Utah last month. It was 11 degrees in the morning when we started, peaked at around 22 degrees, and then finished off at 19.

BTW, we were wading! The water temp was 40! I was dressed well but was pretty cold by the end of the day.

02-28-2008, 02:24 PM
16 degrees and having a great time.

02-28-2008, 02:37 PM
For years my neighbor thought I deer hunted on an island somewhere because I would leave out with the boat about 30 minutes before her husband left for his deer camp in the mornings. After I explained that I was crappie fishing she turned to her husband and said " OK...honey, your not the craziest man I know !!" LOL

02-28-2008, 03:17 PM
-50 deg F ought to be approaching the no fishing zone for me. lmao

02-28-2008, 04:39 PM
When you can't anchor up cause the rope is frozen...It's a WRAP.

02-28-2008, 04:44 PM
It's never to cold, provided the wind isn't accompanying the cold. You just have to dress for it. I''ve had ice freeze at the end of my rod tips before bud didn't let it deter me. Found that putting a little vasoline in the rod eye's keeps the ice from forming.

02-28-2008, 04:44 PM
The coldest I can remember going was about 17 with a wind chill at or below 0.

When I was young and wanted to fish more than use my brains I tried some 17 degree temps bass fishing. Didn't get a bite one! Got to say it was really bad and had to stick my rod in the water every few cast to get the ice out of the eyes. Not fun at all.

Not to mention running the boat at that temp is amazing how bad it can be.

Now that I am older that will not happen again for sure!


Ken Kinser
02-28-2008, 05:32 PM
Cold not a problem, slick roads and ramps are

02-28-2008, 08:34 PM
When the boat is frozen to the trailer, it's not too cold it just takes longer to unload! Had that happen a few times this winter.

02-28-2008, 08:47 PM
Its not too bad spider rigging on Reelfoot until it gets below 20.


02-28-2008, 09:25 PM
I use the fahrenheit to crappie scale:
20 degrees + 0 crappie very cold
20 degress + 10 crappie not too cold
20 degrees + 20 crappie just right !!!

Mrs. Crappie Stalker
02-28-2008, 09:48 PM
Its About 31 In Ga Is That To Cold To Go Fishing?

It's just a question of how cold can you stand it? I don't mind fishing cold if I can just keep my fingers and toes semi warm. The disadvantage for us female fisherpeople is that we can't pee without taking off gear or standing up. I'm getting older and just can't hold it like I used to! :p

02-28-2008, 10:05 PM
If its cold enough that I'm shivering, then its too cold to hold my rod still....tip will be jumping all over the place

02-28-2008, 10:07 PM
Mrs. Crappie Stalker,
My wife used to use a LadyJ winter camping and it worked great.

fishing buddy
02-28-2008, 10:43 PM
15 years ago me and sticksteer went to Natchez bass fishing in december cold as heck. Bundled up so much we could hardly cast with a butane heater in the boat. His brand new pole, never used just fell overboard for no reason(the sign we didnt need to be there). But as we cast down the deepest diving cranbaits we had we caught a couple fish:) Had to scrafice to the fish gods i guess.

02-28-2008, 11:07 PM
I've fished in -0 degree wind chills many times. As long as I'm hookin and unhooking fish I don't care how cold it gets. I have also fished in snow so thick you couldn't see 15 feet. The walleyes love that weather before the lake freezes and I have had some real slammers in near blizzard conditions. Fish slime is an antifreeze as long as you don't get any on you. (well not really) I once fished in a storm where we got 2 feet while I was fishing and it didn't take that long. The walleyes were just roiling up the water as far as I could see and we were stickin them. My buddy and I each took home a limit of 5 walleyes not one under 28 inches. One of the best stringers of my life. I spun out and almost crashed on the way home. I wish I could take a few of you southern boys on one of those days, but they don't come along too often. You could see what real winter fishing is, not sittin in a tent over a hole with a heater. I even got snowed on so hard in TN one sunday that I couldn't see the other end of the dock. It snow like mad for 20 minutes and then the sun came out. Caught some nice smallies that day a couple nice crappies.

02-29-2008, 07:50 AM
any thing under 60deg.

02-29-2008, 08:21 AM
jimfish...that is my feeling to......less than 60 degrees is pretty close to my cutoff

02-29-2008, 12:54 PM
Until I save up enough for a good portable shelter, any time I can walk on the water, it's too cold.
I've done the winter trout fishing in streams deal, called it quits when my split shot got enough ice on them so's they were big as golf balls

02-29-2008, 01:18 PM
If my clothes and survival skills aren't keeping me comfortably warm...... the it may be too cold to fish.