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January 15, 2014 Weekly Fishing Report

Fishing Highlight of the Week: When the water gets colder, using live bait can be the only way to entice a hit. If you buy your minnows or shiners from a store with an indoor minnow tank, they're going to come from fairly warm water. Before adding the minnows to your bait bucket, tie the bag you get from the store to the side of your boat or dock and let it sit in the water of the lake or river you're fishing to gradually drop the temperature. If you pull a minnow straight from warm water to a lake barely above freezing, the sharp change in temperature may kill the minnow.
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