|This hardy angler has landed a hefty|
December schoolie in a holdover location.
I suspect winter fish move around a lot, especially in warm weather, and that explains some of the inconsistencies. Sometimes, too, they develop lockjaw and will not hit. You know this is happening when you start banging into them on the bottom and foul hooking them with your jig.
Regardless of whether you fish for holdovers in such well known spots as the rivers of CT, the south shore ponds of RI, the upper Bay or Boston Harbor, realize that in all these places the fishing is inconsistent and no sure bet. But, hey, it beats sitting at home and watching TV.