Winter is a fantastic time to catch big lake trout through the ice. This type of fishing often requires mobility as it can take quite a bit of searching to find active lakers.
Trout, browns, brookies, and rainbows are coldwater species, so they like cold water and remain active under ice cover.
River currents prevent these waters from freezing when flatwater impoundments are ice-covered. With careful presentations, river largemouth can be caught.
When water temperatures tumble below the low-40F range, bass often move from mid-depth flats to more vertical structures. Fast-breaking edges allow bass to change depth easily, without traveling long distances.
One of the hottest tactics on the pro bass trail is working deep structure with jigworms, sometimes called shaky-head worming.
Smallmouths can winter deep in reservoirs, down to 50 feet or deeper. Wherever 50-foot flats exist, that's where they'll be whether it's in a creek arm or the main reservoir.
Flash lures are one of the most popular jigging lures for ice fishing. Potential jigging sequences are limited only by your imagination and your interpretation of how fish are reacting.