~ FISHING REPORT ~
Broken Bow Lake is 4 ft below normal with the water temps in the upper 40’s to low 50’s.
Wintertime is a great time to fish for not only different species of fish, but quality fish as well.
Bass fishing: There are several different techniques that can be used in targeting both largemouth and spotted bass in the winter. Depending on weather conditions you are fishing that day, some fish can be caught in depths as shallow as 6-12 ft and out as deep as 25-50 ft. Good baits to try shallow are suspending jerk baits, crank baits, and a football jig with a trailer. Those who like to target deeper fish using forward facing sonar will find Alabama rigs, swim jigs, and flutter spoons are effective.
White bass and walleye: These two species can be caught out deeper ranging from 30-50 ft. While white bass are a school fish, don’t be shocked if you do not catch a few walleyes hanging around the same area as the whites. Bait is the common factor here. Find the bait and most times you will find fish with it. The best winter technique is a vertical jigging spoon in 3/4 ounce to 1 ounce in size.
As the craze of forward-facing sonar has taken the fishing industry by storm, I cannot stress how important electronics are during the winter months. Whether you are into finding them with your forward-facing sonar or just staying old school using basic 2D and down imaging, good electronics are a must in finding schools of fish and quality fish as you can see in the pics above!
I am booking for winter and spring trips right now. My spring dates are getting limited, but if you are interested in booking a trip or just want some info, please call, text, or email me, and I will get back with you. I offer several different types of trips and guides from trout, crappie, bass, and walleye. If I am booked, I have referral guides with years of experience that I can set you up with.
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