Fall and Winter fishing!

Discussion in 'MISSOURI RIVERS TALK' started by Blake Waterworth, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. Blake Waterworth

    Blake Waterworth New Member

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    I was just wondering what techniques you guys like to use in fall and winter to catch big blues on the rivers! Summer is almost over and I have not fished enough so , this will be the first time I have fished this late in the year,usually I am hunting but I am still really pumped about fishing!:big_smile:
     
  2. BEHITJ

    BEHITJ New Member

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    All I can tell you don't be scared to fish shallow:0a19::0a19::0a19:.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    As the water begins to cool the fish are going to become very active. You will also need to be active to catch them. They will be moving, but as long as you are also moving you will catch plenty. Once the water gets in the 55-50 degree range, that is when they will begin to consolidate in the deepest holes!! The fish are far less active, but there are more in one place. This is the best time to catch really big blues!
     
  4. flat fighter

    flat fighter New Member

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    I agree i catch a vast majority of my big cats during the winter. I look for deep holes close to warm water like a powerplant out flow. find that and it is a sure bet. Just remember to be extra safe as the water temps drop. it doesn't take much to get hypothermic if ya get wet.