Fishing in the wintertime always proves to be an experience that is rewarding for endless reasons. Winters become lethargic for most species across the globe including the humans as all you would want to do is take a nap all-the-time. Therefore, anglers must be extremely attentive and quick when it comes to fishing in the winter season. Fish species are distinctive from each other; they are divergent in their reactions regarding weather conditions of the water. Many of them like rains, while the rest may love the sun. Yes, it is the weather that plays a vital role in fishing. The best time for fishing comes out to be after two or three days of stable weather. For all those in the USA having some issues regarding winter fishing, here is the rundown of some of all tips on how to fish. And Top Six Tips For Winter Fishing In The USA:
Top Six Tips For Winter Fishing In The USA


1. A Perfect Location

The first question that arises in everyone’s mind when fishing is, “where to go fishing?” Yes, it is challenging to look for an ideal fishing spot; however, few locations in the USA including Boise River in Idaho, Bristol Bay in Alaska, Devils Lake in North Dakota, and Bigham River in Montana happens to be great spots for winter fishing.
A change in a location always assists the person to have great fishing experience. Since Maratha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts has been the oldest and top fishing hat in the year, it has become a special and the first choice for all the anglers across the nation.

2. Time is of the Essence

Once the “where to go fishing” is sorted, you must focus on “when to go fishing?” Picking the right time is equally important along with the place. A look at the forecast can easily narrow down the days, which can increase fishing productivity.

The best time to go fishing in winter is when the temperature is lower than normal; most fishes become sluggish and inactive at that time. If no clouds are seen in the sky, it would be advisable to select any other day to fish. The best suitable time frame for winter fishing is between 11 am and 2 pm.

3. Equipment Check

You should have the required equipment for this adventurous day out. Winter puts an extra burden on the fishing equipment. To have smooth fishing experience, carry clean and lubricated equipment along.
Equipment such as a fishing pole, a fishing rod, reel, bait or lures, fishing line, and fishing hooks are a must-have. Reels should be in sound condition, and the fishing line of a small diameter is perfect to prevent the effects of twist and stiffness.

4. Right Bait

Prepare your baits in two ways during winter fishing.

  • For the shallow surface and swimming fishes, lightweight bait is ideal
  • For fishes that choose to swim in deep water bodies, heavyweight bait is preferred

Your fishing trip would be incomplete without assisting yourself with nice and tasty bait. Some baits perfect for a winter catch are salt, bread, spices, and maggots.

5. Dress Appropriately

The layered dressing is the best dressing for the winter season; a unique style should be adopted every time you go out fishing in the cold. Too much layering may end up in overheating your body; whereas, insufficient clothing may make you fall ill. Wear a good set of gears to make yourself comfortable in extremely cold weather. Take necessary caution so that no part of your skin is left uncovered.

6. Safety

Winter is the most unpredictable, not only in the US but also throughout the world. If you are planning a fishing trip in this season, make sure that you assist yourself with a complete safety list. Do not forget to carry your fishing license should at all times to avoid being behind bars. Keep track of the weather and inform your friends/relatives before going out fishing.

With proper research and preparation, your fishing experience can be a memorable one, even in the coolest months. “Fishing is always a way of relaxing.”
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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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