Winter Fishing

Fishing Warm Water Discharges

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Video Transcript: Warm water discharges like this one are found all over the country; and I’ll tell you a little secret, they can be fish holding magnets. Most are adjacent to power plants that not only generate warmer water but also current, which attract many game fish species. Position your boat in the current and thoroughly work the adjacent seams and available cover. A jig combination is tough to beat because it allows you to fish the entire water column and change your retrieve based on the mood of the fish. Pop it, swim it, or drag it. Fish typically move in and out of these areas, so continually re-position your boat to stay on active fish. I was holding the boat on the edge of the current seam and flipping into the cover right on the edges. Remember most discharges have restricted areas, so be respectful and stay out of closed water.