Top 5 Baits To Catch Tough Winter Bass

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

2) Dropshot...

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

4) Jerkbait...

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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How To Fish The Ned Rig In Winter

Having trouble catching Bass this Winter? The Ned Rig is a great technique for cold water bass fishing! Matt explains how to fish the bait then walks through the gear , spinning rods, reels, etc... so you're Winter Bass Fishing can be more fun!

The Ned Rig may not be glamorous but its a proven fish catcher! When the bite gets tough and they aren't eating your normal offerings, the Ned is a great choice to put fish in the boat. Here is the gear we use...

Z-Man Finesse TRD Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR
Roboworm Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

Z-Man Finesse Mushroom Head: http://bit.ly/2hs2cAe
Z-Man HD Jig Head: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Shallower Water Combo...
Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 2500: http://bit.ly/2nfApml
Line- 15 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 6 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Deeper Water Combo...
Rod- Dobyns Champion Extreme 742: http://bit.ly/29OVnDa
Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb Sufix 832: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 6 lb Sunline Sniper: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Bait Storage Container...
Plano Waterproof Stowaway 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
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