Now is the time to start planning those late fall/early winter fishing trips.
For many years I have taken some fishing trips in cooler weather and have had some great trips. Several fish remain active most of the winter. The largemouth bass will remain active until it becomes cold and even some after that on most lakes. I have caught big largemouth bass in December and January on a few Tennessee lakes.
I used to plan a trip like this every year when I was working in the mines. Most of the time a friend and I from work would plan a trip and split the cost and go. We would go to Lake Cumberland or Laurel River Lake. Then we started going to the Kentucky side of Dale Hollow Lake. This turned out to be the best choice we made, because we caught more and bigger bass at Dale Hollow than anywhere else.
That Dale Hollow is the lake where the world record smallmouth bass came out of was a big plus. It is a great winter lake to fish because of all the huge smallmouth and largemouth. I can honestly say we caught big bass every trip we took to Dale Hollow.
So, if you are looking for a great winter fishing trip, give one of the fine lakes I mentioned a try this fall and winter.