You also have to think about your gear more during the cold-weather season, Ciszek said. While summertime is all about stocking foot waders, for example, wintertime is full boot fits. He also makes sure the rest of his body is warm and protected.
“The top priorities when you’re winter fishing are having a really waterproof rain jacket
and keeping your hands and feet warm,” he said, adding that it’s also important to have good headwear.
“As soon as your feet get cold, or your hands get cold, or your head gets cold, it's over,” he said.
In addition to an ultra-reliable raincoat
, the other must-have items of gear for cold-weather fishing include boot fit waders, warm wool socks, polarized eyewear, and high-quality insulation.