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    In the wintertime it is imperative that you become an avid user of your electronics; the key to finding fish is in the details on your graph and searching is the key. Never in the history of the bass fishing world have we had more detail to search from than we have today. Lowrance electronics is so advanced in the picture you get while scanning the bottom that finding fish is now an art that requires you to learn to use todayís technology. Being proficient is not an option anymore itís a requirement, and if you take it seriously enough you can be a great winter fisherman.

    The key is finding and understanding what your seeing, random arches, grass, rock, humps, sharp drops all give you keys as to where the fish are hiding and how to fish them. Understanding what your seeing, gathering up the details all lead you to the next bite. As an example, bass position sometimes along drops, many times there on the first drop as you work down the water column. Visualizing where they are positioned can be the key to getting into the fish and finding that winning bag. If the bass are along a 10 ft. drop then there is a key there that you must use to your advantage, look at other 10 ft. drops see if itís a pattern then start to fish the drop that you found them gathering around. Once you get a bite then work that area thoroughly then use it as a pattern especially if you caught more than one fish off that 10 ft. drop. I believe that one fish is a bite, two fish is caught is a good sign and three fish caught is a pattern.

    Finding the clues is the key and in the winter the clues may be all you have to go bye. Keys come in many forms, water clarity is the water clear or dirty how far down can you see. Look around for bait fish moving in the area, is there birds flying and diving for food near bye, is there active bass feeding around the area you located; all these tell you if your in the right area or not and if you are observant you will find the winter bass.

    Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
    Email: bassguide@comcast.net
    Call: 256 759 2270
    Capt. Mike Gerry