Classic shooting head set-ups strip baitfish imitations such as decievers, clousers, wooly worms and beetles have all been producing fish. There doesn't seem to be any preference seen as of yet for either pattern or color. White/chartreuse and black/purple or blue are best. Indicator rigs with nymphs has begun to produce as well. Some fish are in the shallows, but no numbers. Best chance now to catch a 10 pounder.
With water temps in the low 40's, we are seeing only a few more fish hitting for shoreline and wading anglers. Better results coming for boaters and tubers. Some cutts are thinking its time to migrate into the shallows. Quality over quanity still though, but soon we'll see 20-plus-fish days again. Some 10- to 20 pounders showing, but you'll have to put the time in now. Rain and warmer nights could mean transition into a spring bite?