If you’re considering going on a fishing trip this winter but are worried about the success rate you may have, you will be happy to note that there are many benefits to fishing at this time of year.
Whether it be the small number of fishermen that will be competing with you or the fish being more docile at this time of year, there are several reasons to go fishing when the temperature dips.
When you do your research, come prepared with all the necessary gear and choose an experienced outfitter, you’ll have a fun and successful trip.
You don’t have to be an early riser
If you’re used to rising early to have a successful day of fishing, you won’t have to worry about that during the winter season.
As the weather is obviously much colder and the sun is out for far less time, fish aren’t up as early. Because of this you won’t have to wake up at an unreasonable hour. As long as you’re on the water by 10 a.m. you will have more than enough time to reel in the fish you desire.
There are far less people on the water
One of the biggest benefits of fishing during the winter months is the small amount of competition you will have.
Since most fisherman prefer to go when the weather is nice, you will have the advantage of having the majority of the fish to yourself.
This not only gives you a better chance of reeling in more fish, but it can also increase your chances of catching those larger, prized fish. Certain harder-to-catch fish, including Northern Pike, are known to be out in force during the winter months, ultimately making it one of the best times of year to go out.
The fish are more docile
Another benefit of fishing in the wintertime is the fact that many fish will be docile and have less fighting power during this time.
While many fish shut down their activity during the winter months, the ones that do not won’t have as much energy and will not fight back as much when you’re reeling them in.
When you’re interested in planning a wintertime fishing trip and are looking for an area with a high concentration of Northern Pike, we ask that you think of us at Mattice Lake Outfitters.
We offer some of the freshest fishing and most majestic scenery in Northwestern Ontario and our outpost camps and wilderness lodge along the Ogoki-Albany river system will provide you with a comfortable place to rest no matter how cold things get.
Our camp and lodges are located on 35,000 acres and are a hotspot for finding a variety of fish. Call us today at 1-800-411-0334 to learn more or book your trip!