If you’re looking for a weekend activity this winter, you might be interested in planning a few fishing trips. While it can get rather chilly this time of year, the best fishing spots are most likely deserted, leaving you with more fish to catch. Sea Sprite Sport Fishing opens again May 1 in Old Saybrook, CT, to help you catch fish on their charter boats. In the meantime, you can follow their suggestions on winter fishing.
Location Is Key
Fishing trips aren’t the same as real estate investing, but the location is just as important here. You want to find out where to catch your preferred species of fish. The perfect fishing spot may vary with the seasons, too. For example, during the winter some lakes and rivers will be frozen and inaccessible, even though they provide plenty of fish during the summer.
You must ensure your safety before you go fishing and stay away from lakes and rivers with high currents. If water is running fast, it’s too difficult to catch fish. Additionally, a fast current can be dangerous for you because the waterway can get clogged with debris.
Go at the Right Time
After you have decided where to go fishing, you must schedule the best time to do it. To optimize your catch, you may not want to go with the weather conditions that are ideal for you. In fact, fish are more active before and during a cold front than after it, although people prefer the warmer weather afterward.
You can use a barometer to determine the optimal fishing conditions. Barometric pressure is low before a cold front passes through and higher as the front moves away. In the winter, you also don’t need to get up early to go fishing; fish are more active during the warmest hours of the day, which is typically between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
If your winter fishing trips aren’t as successful as you’d like them to be, you can call Sea Sprite Sport Fishing at (860) 669-9613 to schedule a deep-sea fishing adventure in the spring. If you don’t catch a fish from their private fishing boat, your trip is free. Visit the website to see their schedule and rates.