Well it’s that time of year that the weather should dictate exactly why type of fish you target. In South Louisiana we all know too well our winters and our groundhog is completely different than a lot of the rest of the country. We can see 70 and 80 degree temps or maybe even see snow flurries covering the ground. Here lately it seems our winters have been a little short with very few freezes. So what to do if you have to fish after a blistering front. I suggest bass and reds. Or target crappie in deep water. You know we love our crappie fishing this time of year and this is a month the fishing excels for them and they love cold weather. If it’s a warmer February the crappie will focus on spawning earlier and specks will begin their spring ritual earlier. I personally love to focus on crappie in the shallows with small corks and the matrix mini if we are blessed with those warmer foggy style days. If specks is all you want then the Pontchartrain Trestle will heat up quicker than normal if water temps rise to 60 degrees faster than normal. We just need to avoid yet another spillway opening. If the spillway does open like it seems to always do now of days we find ourselves targeting crappie much more often. If not then game on for specks for the next 3 months. Either way I highly recommend fishing crappie during their spawn as it is one of my favorite things to due. If the pearl river stays under control it’s a prime place. But if high target the other bayous and rivers on the north shore or even the lock systems off the pearl such as lock one and two. Make sure to look at the publish date on all our Dockside TV episodes and loo for ones published in February and March.
Until next time Good Fishing