Keith Lockwood, Fisheries Biologist
- Oxford, MD
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Posted on December 1, 2011 | Permalink
Youth Fishing Club
As water temperatures cool in the fall and winter many types of fish slow down their activity levels and tend to hover close to the bottom of ponds, lakes and rivers and donít eat very much. Fish are cold blooded and therefore find it hard to stay warm so they find the warmest water they can; which is usually deep and they wait out the winter there. They can often be enticed to bite small lures and bait if it is presented to them slowly and close to the bottom. When the water is cold many fish have a hard time digesting their food so they are hesitant to eat a large meal.