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What Fish Are Biting in The Winter?

What Fish Are Biting in The Winter?

Any serious angler out there knows that just because winter rolled around doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the rods! For many it’s even more exciting to target species during the winter time. With all that being said, are you excited to winter fish aboard your Blackfin boat? Let’s talk about what species of fish are biting in the winter:


#1 Northern Pike

Northern Pikes are an aggressive species and are very active, especially in the coldest waters. They run through almost all lakes in the north, hence their name. They’ll feed on minnows and artificial lures which is great as not so many winter fish enjoy artificial because of its inability to move naturally with the cold water.


#2 Perch

You can find a whole lot of Perch in the frigid waters of Canada. They are easy biters through the ice and probably would bite before any other species. Maggots and blood worms can be fed to the fish since they feed in the mud during the winter. If you’re looking for an easy bite, Perch are the ones to find.


#3 Crappie

If you’re looking to winter fish in the south then you’ll probably come across some crappies. Since bass are out of the question, crappie fishing will be your best bet. You can use minnows, small spinners, and small plastics to reel in some crappies.


#4 Snapper

While snappers are found in the warmer waters, you can still find them in shallow and inshore areas. You can even find them hanging out near reefs, wrecks, and other structures.


#5 Cobia

Looking for a prize fish? Cobia could be that prize fish you can get excited about telling your friends you caught. This elegant trophy can be lured in with various baits and heavy jigs.


#6 Trout

You probably guessed that trout would make the list. You were right. Trout is commonly found in chilly springs and creeks in the summer. In the winter their metabolism allows them to maintain a high level of activity which allows them to swim under the coldest of conditions.


#7 Channel Catfish

If you’re looking for a fun but not easy catch then you should search for channel catfish. They are among the most active fish species in the winter and are very aggressive. You can expect a crazy fight trying to catch this one but it might be worth it!


#8 Walleye

This species of fish are actually one of the most sought-after fish in all of the Midwest. Walleyes are aggressive feeders when it’s cold and can be found in most river systems and lakes throughout the Midwest. Slow dragging jigs are the key to catching these bad boys.


Make Memories Winter Fishing Aboard Your Blackfin Boat

Are you ready to take winter fishing by the tail? Make memories winter fishing aboard your Blackfin boat and don’t forget to tell us all about it on Facebook or Instagram tagging us at #BlackfinBoats! We can’t wait to hear all about your fishing expedition and hope you have the best one yet.

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