Winter bass fishing offers a great shot at BIG bass! Unfortunately windy, blue-bird skies make it nearly impossible to get a bite. How do you combat these tough conditions? Matt explains 5 key techniques he applies to fool stubborn bass into biting during the cold water months.
Most anglers turn to finesse when tough conditions develop. This a great option that is often successful but its not mandatory. There are a handful of power fishing techniques that can be adapted for tough conditions.
Below is a break down of the baits (and colors) that Matt recommends for overcoming post-frontal conditions the next time you encounter them.
1) Ned Rig...
Worm: Z Man Finesse TRD: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Head: Z Man Ned LockZ HD: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK
Favorite Colors - Green Pumpkin, Junebug, Canada Craw
Worm: Roboworm 4" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Hook: Owner Mosquito Light: http://bit.ly/2zQVKx3
Weight: Tungsten Dropshot: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24
Favorite Colors- Aarons Magic, MMIII, Peoples Worm
3) Finesse Underspin...
Swimbait: Keitech 2.8 Swing Impact Fat: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v
Underspin: Cool Baits (3/16 with 1/0 Hook): http://bit.ly/2boS7QA
Swimbait Head: Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (1/8 oz with 1/0): http://bit.ly/2nyUJRS
Favorite Colors- Pro Blue Red Pearl, Tennessee Shad, Electric Shad
Jerkbait: Lucky Craft Staysees 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Jerkbait: Lucky Craft Pointer 78DD: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7
Hook: Aaron Martens Finesse Nano Treble (Size 5): http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
Favorite colors- Aurora Black, Chartreuse Shad, Nishiki, Ghost Minnow
5) Blade Bait...
Option 1: Silver Buddy: http://bit.ly/2AcTelj
Option 2: Vibe: http://bit.ly/2QRm7Ml
Option 3: Damiki Vault: http://bit.ly/2rnO7e2
Option 4: Molix Trago Vib: http://bit.ly/2Q5X4jf
Preferred Hook: Gamakatsu EWG Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cZrsbY
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