Of course, fishing the true winter days is a double-edge sword. It’s easy to freeze your butt off out there, especially if it rains. That problem is easily fixed with proper gear. But another factor Dustin and I both noticed that is harder to fix is that the dreary weather seems to significantly shorten your suitable daily fishing time. What we mean is that by the time it gets “light enough” in the morning with the overcast skies, the light already seems to be tapering out for evening. The sun above the clouds seems to need to be directly overhead in order to have enough of an effect on the bass to say, “Let’s eat!” As soon as that happens, it shortly subsides. Therefore, use that block of time between, say, 10am and 3pm for you’re peak hours to hit it hard. But at the same time, I’ll never steer anyone away from the daybreak hour any time of year.