Weather has a big effect on fishing this time of year.
When it is warm like it was earlier this week, largemouth bass become more active. However, small mouth bass and crappie are less affected by the water temperatures and will remain active all winter. This gives anglers the chance to catch fish in both warm and cooler weather.
When you are fishing for largemouth bass in cooler weather, use smaller slower-moving baits like jigs and small plastics and fish them slowly and tight to cover.
Crappie and small mouth bass will feed in much shallower water and closer to the shore and will be more aggressive on striking moving baits. This gives anglers a chance to catch fish in most of the cooler months.