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What kind of fish can you catch in an unfrozen river in the middle of winter, & how? (N.H.)

Question by BaboosicBomb. Uploaded on November 27, 2011

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Everything in the river will still need to eat during the winter. Typically fish will be less active, and less likely to chase down food in general as their metabolic needs fall with the temperature. You are not likely to catch as many fish as in the summer, although ice fishermen will argue otherwise. You may need look for fish in slower, deeper water and fish with smaller lures, flies, or bait fished at a dead drift or dead slow retrieve. All that being said, if it's in the river, you can catch it... but if you want specific details you are giong to have to be more specific on the rivers (or at least types of rivers) you want to fish.

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from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

The only deep spot is a 5-8 foot deep pool, that usually has smallmouth, white perch, or brook trout depending on the time of year

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from rdorman wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

lol you answered your own question...

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from rdorman wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

keep in mind deep is a relative term...

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from Woods Walker wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

You can catch anything that is biting but keeping it means that the season is still open - you might want to check your state's regulation booklet! You might find the season closed on trout or bass...

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from SteelieArm14 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

It depends where you are at. Around the great lakes here the steelhead stay in the rivers all year. in the deep pools you can get them by plugging and sometimes floating or drifting spawn.

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from SteelieArm14 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

All Winter. My Bad.

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from fezzant wrote 2 years 20 weeks ago

Everything in the river will still need to eat during the winter. Typically fish will be less active, and less likely to chase down food in general as their metabolic needs fall with the temperature. You are not likely to catch as many fish as in the summer, although ice fishermen will argue otherwise. You may need look for fish in slower, deeper water and fish with smaller lures, flies, or bait fished at a dead drift or dead slow retrieve. All that being said, if it's in the river, you can catch it... but if you want specific details you are giong to have to be more specific on the rivers (or at least types of rivers) you want to fish.

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from BaboosicBomb wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

The only deep spot is a 5-8 foot deep pool, that usually has smallmouth, white perch, or brook trout depending on the time of year

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from rdorman wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

lol you answered your own question...

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from rdorman wrote 2 years 19 weeks ago

keep in mind deep is a relative term...

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from Woods Walker wrote 2 years 18 weeks ago

You can catch anything that is biting but keeping it means that the season is still open - you might want to check your state's regulation booklet! You might find the season closed on trout or bass...

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from SteelieArm14 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

It depends where you are at. Around the great lakes here the steelhead stay in the rivers all year. in the deep pools you can get them by plugging and sometimes floating or drifting spawn.

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from SteelieArm14 wrote 2 years 16 weeks ago

All Winter. My Bad.

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