Do you see what I see??
year as lakes freeze and suspended particles settle and the water
clears, sometimes to the point that you are able to see many feet
down your hole. In the clearest lakes you will find consistent weed
growth in depths from 4-10 feet. When you have this combination the
shallow weeds act as magnets for many of the panfish species. One of
my favorite things to do on these lakes is sight fish. What better
way to learn what the fish are actually interested in than by
watching their reactions to your every jig stroke.
This tactic will require a couple minor changes. First off, a larger
hole is better for getting a wider field of view of the underwater
world. And second, a
with a black interior that block as much natural light as possible.
I like to use jigs that are easier to see. Ones with a wider profile
and brighter colors on the top side are preferred. The Skandia
Tapiola jigs are almost always a first choice. From there the fish
will let you know what they want. What better way to educate
yourself as to what strokes can trigger a strike than actually
watching the posture of the fish as they approach your bait.
So get out there, get covered up and enjoy the show!
By Josh Clawson
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