Let me say right up front that for most of the country — certainly the northern half, anyway — the dead of winter isn't the best time for flipping and pitching a bait. It's just too darn cold.
It's early spring in most parts of the country. The prespawn is in full swing. The bigger females are heavy with eggs and they're feeding voraciously. Now's the time to boat the biggest bass of your life.
Over the last six lessons we've talked about tackle and equipment as well as some of the basics of presentation. All of that is for naught, however, if you don't pick the right mat and fish it correctly.
December is a tough month for anglers. The truth is the bite isn't as good as it will be in January, and with all the holidays and family activities, it's a great time to take a break and organize your tackle.