Yes, it's getting cold, but if you follow this pro's advice, you'll start loving December for more than just the holidays.
Less is more for Russ Lane when he fishes in late fall.
A depth change of 2 feet or 20 feet could be a good wintertime bass hideout, according to Dave Wolak.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The 2009 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year, Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., added another accolade to his career, winning the 40th Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake.
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Unless you're fortunate enough to live in a particularly temperate climate, when late fall rolls around on the calendar you're most likely either deer hunting or sitting by the fire awaiting the spring thaw. Only the most hardened of fanatics will brave the cold chill of December in pursuit of some late-season bass fishing.
Anglers who have been confined to the house during the winter are now counting the days until spring finally arrives and they can get back out on their favorite lake in pursuit of bass. However, Elite Series pro Bill Lowen, an acknowledged Ohio "river rat," is quick to point out that lakes and reservoirs are not the only places fishing action will be hot come spring.
It might be one of the first bass fishing axioms an angler learns: "Where there's grass, there's bass." Unfortunately, as Elite Series pro Greg Hackney points out, not all grass mats are created equal. In fact, if you're not fishing the most productive areas of a particular mat, you might as well be throwing rocks.
We've all heard the term "turnover" used to describe an annual fall event on many of our favorite lakes. Bubbly water, floating vegetation that's generally related to the bottom of the lake or a stagnant sheen on the surface are all clear indications that the lake is experiencing turnover.
Standing timber and bass fishing go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, that idyllic vision of bass nirvana can become skewed as winter approaches, given that many anglers abandon timber in favor of more typical wintertime haunts.