As the water turns colder, big fish become less active and often require something different to make them feed. Lethargic fish don’t want lots of grub either, so a great way of activating them is by introducing small doses of micro pellets. Red micros are a good choice because they stand out well over bottom silt and colour wise emulate natural food like bloodworm. The best way of keeping small amounts of micro pellets going in the swim is to use a medium size pellet feeder. Rig this up with a short 4inch trace to keep the hook bait close by, which will also help to avoid tangles.