Re: NANFA-- fish wintering/feeding

R. W. Wolff (
Fri, 12 Dec 2003 13:33:20 -0600

Pumpkinseeds and bluegills are two sunfish that don't seem to slow too much
in feeding in the winter. Evident by the good catch rate during ice fishing.
You can go to waters that are full of green sunfish and warmouth and are
hard pressed to catch any on hard water. Largemouth bass are the same way,
though they seem to turn up early and late ice occassionaly.

However, freezing to death waiting for pumpkinseeds or bluegills to bite
through a hole in the ice can not compare with the fast action and voracious
feeding of these fish in warmer weather. I think they hate cold as much as I
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