Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fishin' in the Cold

Have any of you guys been fishing in the cold? John Riggs of Columbia hasn't let the weather keep him off the water. John likes to fish for smallmouth bass in the Congaree and Broad Rivers, and has been out on some of the coldest days this month. He's had success with small crankbaits and plastic crawdads with a small profile. Tossing these lures into areas of river with little current, and in the direct sunlight, has paid off for him.

John fishes from an Old Town canoe, and is a frequent contributor to the forum, where he is known as TheRiggsRunThroughIt. He stresses the importance of wearing a PFD on the water, especially this time of year, as a dunk in the river can leave you helpless in no time.

Don't let the cold keep you indoors--the fish still have to eat, so entice them with a meal or two.

PhotosByJohnRiggs: Riggs shows off a Broad River smallie.

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