Little Nippers excel in colder water because the feathers aren't affected by water temperatures like soft plastics can be, and the feathers on this tidbit jig produce a different action than marabou. They certainly look alive to fish! While ice fishermen and those plying cold-water streams and rivers depend on Little Nippers to produce trophy fish, they're also effective any time a smaller finesse jig is needed. Try one during those post-front, bluebird-sky days when crappies sulk in deep water brush piles, or when you want to up the quality of bluegills you're catching. The Little Nipper also produces big trout from skinny water anywhere they live.