I tied a couple poppers last night. Bass cannot resist this recipe, the sliver of red drives em mad. I'm going to send a couple to Nate. He hooked me up with a nice box of winter trout flies over Christmas. Just fish those big bass Nate.
The next few weeks will be blah fishing. The lakes are still ice and the rivers are high and muddy. March comes soon! - March/April is when lunker bass aggressively feed to prepare for spawn. Cold clear water and a slow retrieve.
"After ice out, channel catfish gorge on winter-killed fish. Dead fish are blown to shore, trailed by hungry catfish. Fish in 5 feet of water or less in bays where wind blows in, for some of the hottest cat angling of the year." -IDNR