Just because it is winter and might be cold outside, doesn’t mean that you can’t catch a fish. I have three presentations for winter bass that have consistently produced results for me, regardless of where I am at in the country.
1. Lipless crankbaits such as Strike King Redeye Shad or Spro Aruku Shad, with a fast retrieve. It goes against conventional winter wisdom of slowing down, but if you burn it by their face enough times they’ll eventually get mad and hit it.
2. Jerk baits such as Lucky Craft pointers or Rapala x raps. I really like the pointers. This is nearly a do nothing bait. Cast it out, twitch it a couple of times to get it down to depth, and then pause, and every so often give it very light and subtle twitches. Don’t over work the bait. It suspends in the fishes face long enough, that little tiny twitch will drive her mad.
3. Weightless zoom super fluke. Cast it out, allow it to fall on a slack line and watch for your twitches or ticks in your line and set the hook. They’ll usually hit on the initial fall.
Give them a try and we would love to hear your results. If you have a presentation that you’d like to share with us, please feel free to do so.
2 thoughts on “Three Presentations for Winter Bass”
If not for all the ice around here in NH I would give your techniques a try. I’ll keep them in mind for spring cold water though. Thanks for the tips.
I’m sorry to hear about the ice. I don’t know how you guys do it. I would like to try ice fishing sometime though. Good luck this spring, and look for more tips in the near future.