Top 6 tips for wintertime yellow bass and crappie at Caney Lake

  1. Move, move, move. Don’t hunker down in one spot.
  2. Fish deep enough. These fish are bottom oriented. Some people end up fishing 5 feet off the bottom. Know your reel’s retrieve ratio so you only fish 1 to 2 feet off the bottom.
  3. Use Crappie Nibles. They work.
  4. If you aren’t catching fish, change lure colors often. Color is very important.
  5. Don’t use jigs that are too large. Some people use 2 ½-inch jigs. In the winter, they like small baits.
  6. Don’t hesitate to experiment with how much to move your bait or whether to move it at all.
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Jerald Horst is a retired Louisiana State University professor of fisheries. He is an active writer, book author and outdoorsman.