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What Lures For 40 - 50 Degree Water


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#1 iceintheveins

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Posted March 26 2010 - 01:17 AM

What should I use in lakes with this temperature? They are shallow lakes with some weedgrowth and not much water over 15 feet deep. The primary forage are bluegills, green sunfish, and smaller bass.
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Posted March 26 2010 - 02:51 AM

Mattlures soft and hard gills !!! with the soft gills since they have a top hook , you can slow roll them on the bottom or a few feet off of it . with the hard gills just fish thru out the water column , fished slow also but with small twitches thrown in to elicit strikes . another bait to use is suspending jerk baits , try matching the forage id possible or go with greens and slight oranges , mimicing sunfish and blue gills  :)
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Posted March 26 2010 - 08:19 AM

-1/4oz finesse jig with tiny Paca chunk

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Posted March 26 2010 - 08:25 AM

Suspending jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, tight wiggling/flat bodied crankbaits, drop shot rigs w/ finesse type plastics like a robo worm, or a gulp minnow, and or a jig. Thats what I usually have tied on in 40 degree water.  I know other guys that like big spinnerbaits for slow rolling, jigging spoons, silver buddy, and they do well with those too.
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Posted March 26 2010 - 08:37 AM

Suspending jerkbaits, lipless crankbaits, tight wiggling/flat bodied crankbaits, drop shot rigs w/ finesse type plastics like a robo worm, or a gulp minnow, and or a jig.


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Posted March 26 2010 - 08:41 AM

Jerkbaits and lipless cranks on the Tennessee
River. GMAN mop jig with a Rage Tail Lobster
on local ponds.




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Posted March 26 2010 - 09:46 AM

1-Lipless Crankbaits

2-Tight wiggling crankbaits

3-Spinnerbaits

4-Jerkbaits

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Posted March 26 2010 - 10:19 AM

Well, since no one has suggested one of the best presentations for that water temp:

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Posted March 26 2010 - 11:02 AM

The only thing I have been able to catch em on so far are a suspending jerkbait (Owner Cultiva 65SP) and a Koppers Liver Target Pumkinseed.

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Posted March 26 2010 - 01:40 PM

All great suggestions, I'd add a hair jig also.

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Posted March 26 2010 - 01:49 PM

There is much more at play besides just water temps at the time you are fishing, is it cooling or warming? If its cooling to 40-50 degrees (say it was 55 last week) then I would be fishing as slow as possible next to any structure/weeds on the deep edge I could find, hair jigs, smaller plastics, and jerkbaits all fished painfully slow. If it is warming to 50 degrees (say ice out was last week or the water was in the low 40s last week) Then you could speed things up a bit, Jigs, hair jigs, jerkbaits, and even spinnerbaits and lipless cranks if the fish are starting to cruise shallow looking for a meal.

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Posted March 26 2010 - 02:07 PM

Clear water: suspending jerkbaits

Wayne P. suggested a Chatterbait. If the water is stained, the chatterbait is a solid choice.

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Posted March 26 2010 - 03:55 PM

My first response was stupid; here is a more educated approach: Simple single dimple-blade spinner bait; fire/tiger or yellow in color, 1 1/4oz size try pulling it past deeper structure. It may be challenging getting a bite in shallower areas in those temps unless you have some form of current such as a drain out with warmer current. Most bass will hold deeper until things warm up. Is it legal to fish bass now in your area?
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Posted March 26 2010 - 06:22 PM

My first response was stupid; here is a more educated approach: Simple single dimple-blade spinner bait; fire/tiger or yellow in color, 1 1/4oz size try pulling it past deeper structure. It may be challenging getting a bite in shallower areas in those temps unless you have some form of current such as a drain out with warmer current. Most bass will hold deeper until things warm up. Is it legal to fish bass now in your area?


Yeah Colorado doesn't have a season restriction, though I would happily have one in return for some actual fish management. Jigs and suspending jerks were two lures I figured on using.
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Posted March 26 2010 - 07:27 PM

I Fish that temp w/ wiggle warts, shaky heads, and jigs.