As I was driving to Lake Comanche this morning, I couldn’t help but think how lucky we are to be able to bass fish year around. Sure you will have to layer up in Winter, slow way down, and try different tactics, but on the bright side,we didn’t have to break ice to launch this morning!
Mike Coleman and I launched about 7:30 on what would prove to be a fun day of fishing. It was cold and foggy and we both had a pretty good chill when we got to our first spot. We started out fishing rocky points and were able to catch a few on a tube.
The tube bite didn’t last very long so we ventured out into a little deeper water. We we able to mark fish and pattern them in 20-30 feet of water on almost every main lake point we stopped on. The dropshot definitely play a huge roll in our success as the bass were very lethargic. The water started out about 51 degrees and stayed between 51 and 52 all day. As the day progressed, it continued to get colder, making our job a little more difficult. But we were able to follow the fish as they started moving out into a little deeper water. Remember, if your going to fish in the winter, prepare for the cold and slow down. If you think you are going to slow and you have confidence that you are around fish, slow down some more.
Lake Camanche Spotted Bass