The past few weeks has been one for the ages, the ice ages that is and with the water thawing out we finally have a chance to get out and find some fish. When the ice melts it can be a good time to get out. The melt seems to turn the fish on and I have always had good luck right after the thaw. For largemouth they seem to travel shallow in the creeks especially and if you can find a little current moving on the north side of the banks then that is usually a good place to start.
With the weather treating us poorly for the next few days it is a good time to get some maintenance done on your gear. There is nothing that makes your reels last longer than a little oil in the right places. If you own a spinning reel then you first take it off the rod and take the spool off. In the top of the reel is a small hole where you can add some reel oil. Just a few drops will do and then I like to take the handle off and add a drop in the center where your bearings are.
When the weather turns bitter like it has lately there are a few tricks that I use to help bring largemouth to the boat. I slow down my presentation to help with the colder water and I use smaller baits to bring more strikes. When the fish get picky I like to throw baits that get more bites in order to help locate the fish and find out where they are. The fish are moving a lot and are sometimes hard to locate so the more strikes you get the better it is to put a pattern together.
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