Cold Water LMB Lures

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  1. Johnny

    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    What's your favorite lures for winter largemouth bass?
    I tossed a pretty big spinner the other day and hooked about a 12 incher but it hasn't gotten a sniff since. I've had no luck with rubber worms since the water cooled down, spinners don't seem to be favored now either.

    I need to expand my tackle bag so I figured I would get some recommendations here instead of buying completely blind.
     
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    Burt Gummer Abusive Staff Member Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Jigs, fished slow. The colder the water, the slower you fish them.

    Chatterbaits

    Rat-L-Traps
    Crankbaits

    Flukes.

    I fish paddle tail swimbaits on a bass sized roadrunner type pony head jig this time of year and have good luck
     
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    DCGallim Resident Smart-A$$

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    Jerk baits, they kill them on the pause. I fish swim jigs year round. I use reaction innovations little dipper paddle tails for the trailer. Big worms on swing head jigs on a really slow retrieve. Ned rig will catch fish year round.
     
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    Jigs are the answer. If you have the patience ‘stitching’ is a coo, technique for huge fish. Big worms. Slow, slow, slow. Jigging sponns in deep water lakes work cool if you are good with your electronics.
     
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    Late winter and pre spawn I have caught some big fish on Harris that way. Big jerk baits that dive and pause deeper are even better. Long pauses are your friend especially with suspending jerk baits.
     
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    Hire a Guide (me) pay the money, learn how to fish....
     
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    I have had good success in the slow winter months using worms without head weights. I tie in flytying lead wire behind the worm hook eye down to the bend and ty it off with thread and then glue it. I gives a very slow sink rate but responds to the light jerk motion. This also works for me in warmer weather in heave cover and weeds in the shallows.
     
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    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    That would be a bit silly, paying you to sit and drink sweet tea with me while catching the bass in my 1/4 acre puddle pond in my backyard.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I picked up a couple things to try at wally - world today and will give em a shot.
     
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    There is a lot of difference in fishing a pond and fishing a lake.
    Fishing in a pond is like fishing in an aquarium. The fish are concentrated in a small area and you have their undivided attention.
    As a general rule in winter, slow down and use smaller baits.
    Fish can be caught on a variety of baits but a slow moving jig or worm will probably work the best.
     
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    Bull Durham Almost Famous Plank Owner Charter Life Member

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    1/4 stick of orange wrap TNT tied to a brick. Best producing lure in my box!
    I hand pour/mold some 5” swimbaits that they seem to love this time of the year. Also, a 1 oz spinnerbait slow rolled through a deep stump field is a favorite too.
     
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    Johnny Misanthropist Supporting Member

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    I got the old fly rod out, had great luck catching branches. Shook off some rust and found the bass, bluegill and overgrown minnows cannot resist a poorly presented floating fly of any and every small kind.

    I if the rain keeps up I will be fishing off my front porch as they are swept by.
     
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