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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Where Do Bass Go In Winter? (And How To Catch Them)

If your bass vanished this Winter you aren't alone! Many anglers struggle to find fish this time of year but if you know the 3 places to look, you'll always be able to find them. The combination of rock, hollows, and solid cover, are the trifecta of fishy locations for Winter bass fishing.

Don't let the cold temperatures deter you. The fish still need to eat and while you might not get as many bites as you would in Fall or Spring, you're likely to catch the biggest bass of your life! If you're not fishing this Winter, you're wasting some of the best big bass fishing of the whole year!

Below is a breakdown of some of the gear we use this time of year. We've broken it down by location and weather condition to make it easy for you to find what you need.

Fish on the rocks...

Jig- Dirty Jigs Casting: http://bit.ly/2ayUXnE

Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail: http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

Ned Rig- Z Man Ned Worm: http://bit.ly/2hs4RtR

Ned Head- Lockz Head: http://bit.ly/2kIgRYK

Fish In The Hollows...

Alabama Rig- Yum Flash Mob Junior: http://bit.ly/2bgDGNu

Blade Bait- Damiki Axe Blade: http://bit.ly/2w2uB9t

Underspin- Blade Runner 1/2 oz: http://bit.ly/2oocg0a

Swimbait- Huddleston 10" ROF 12: http://bit.ly/2nztmdj

Fish In Shallow Cover...

Shallow Jerkbait- Jackall Rerange 110: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED

Deep Jerkbait- Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

Fish In Flood Conditions...

Spinnerbait- River2Sea Bling 1/2 oz (Iced): http://bit.ly/2diSwqq

Chatterbait- Evergreen JackHammer 3/8 oz (Chartreuse White): http://bit.ly/2popvj6

Jig- Dirty Jigs Flippin' Jig: http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Jig Trailer- Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver: http://bit.ly/29W3RZW

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