Today we hit the water with spinning rods in hand, searching for cold water bass in Post Frontal conditions. We're out with Ross England, an excellent finesse fisherman and fishing guide. Despite the weather, we started catching fish immediately and had consistent action throughout the day.
If you're tired of struggling to catch bass in Winter, this video is for you. The drop shot isn't glamorous but its incredibly effective throughout the cold months. If you understand where to look for bass and how to work the baits, its only a matter of time before you start catching.
We used 4 different worms today and caught fish on all of them. The key was that we found bass that were grouped together. Its always easier to get bit when there is competition between fish. Whether its December with a dropshot or July with a topwater, grouped up fish compete for food.
Below is a break down of the baits, the gear, as well as Ross's contact information if you'd like to get out and do this style of fishing. Winter doesn't have to be a struggle, get out there and have some fun!
Berkley 4.75" Bottom Hopper Worm: http://bit.ly/2Q9Qhdt
Strike King 4" Dream Shot: http://bit.ly/2KNXuK9
Roboworm 4.5" Fat Worm: http://bit.ly/2awYSxM
Strike King Half Shell: http://bit.ly/2iR9awm
We focused on green pumpkin and purple colors for success. MMIII, Green Pumpkin, Junebug, and KVD Magic were the best producers.
Matt's Hook- Trokar Dropshot Size 2: http://bit.ly/2ahxJOr
Ross's Hook- Gamakatsu Aaron Martens TGW Dropshot Size 2: http://bit.ly/2zGX441
Lead Dropshot Weight 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2BjFCp3
Tungsten Dropshot Weight 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2oy7i24
Rod- Zodias 6'8" Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2jOUXAO
Reel- Stradic CI4+ 1000: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7
Line- 10 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Sunline Sniper 7 lb: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju
Rod- Powell Endurance 7'2" Light: http://bit.ly/2QyFvNk
Reel- Pfleuger Trion 25: http://bit.ly/2rjrdlr
Line- 8 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 8 lb Seaguar Red Label: http://bit.ly/2LOVEwA
If you're interested in fishing with Ross or learning more about his guide service visit his website: http://www.clearlakeguideservice.com He is an excellent guide and very knowledgable angler.
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