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Assuming you live in an  area where you don't have to drill a hole threw some ice to fish. What are your guys favorite winter baits? 

I like senkos jigs and shad raps.

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Texas Rig & Jig & Trailer ;)

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Depends on the conditions on the given day but generally a blade bait like a silver buddy in the dead of winter.  

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Old stand by winter baits:

1. Jerkbait - clear water to light stain, 2' visibility minimum.

2. Flat sided crankbait - size depending on water temp.

3. Hair jig - size and type depending on water temp and clarity.

4. Spade tail grub - I like the 3" Mann's Stingray Grub, excellent for dead sticking and slow crawling.

 

Newer baits that are doing well in winter:

1. Fish Head Spin or Under Spin - I've had success in both clear and stained water.

2. Soft plastic swimbait - 3" to 4" max rigged on fish head spin or a jig head.

 

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Sassy Shad, jig and trailer, and a jerkbait.

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3 hours ago, smalljaw67 said:

Old stand by winter baits:

1. Jerkbait - clear water to light stain, 2' visibility minimum.

2. Flat sided crankbait - size depending on water temp.

3. Hair jig - size and type depending on water temp and clarity.

4. Spade tail grub - I like the 3" Mann's Stingray Grub, excellent for dead sticking and slow crawling.

 

Newer baits that are doing well in winter:

1. Fish Head Spin or Under Spin - I've had success in both clear and stained water.

2. Soft plastic swimbait - 3" to 4" max rigged on fish head spin or a jig head.

 

When you mention flat sided crank baits wich ones do you normally use?

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Lipless crank. Jigs. Jerkbaits sometimes. Huddlestons super slow on the bottom. Jigging spoons.

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5 hours ago, Cheesefrank said:

When you mention flat sided crank baits wich ones do you normally use?

I like the #5 and #7 Rapala Shad Rap, but the #5 is being replaced by the #5 Bagley Balsa Shad, almost identical in size but the Bagley weighs 3/8oz and runs almost a foot deeper, the weight is the main thing as I can fish it on a casting set up. I also like the Rapala DT Flat 7 and the Bandit Flat Maxx.

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Suspending jerkbait, small 1/8 ounce Bucktail jig, blade bait, and the ned rig.

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23 hours ago, Cheesefrank said:

Assuming you live in an  area where you don't have to drill a hole threw some ice to fish. What are your guys favorite winter baits? 

I like senkos jigs and shad raps.

Those guys are probably currently in what you consider "winter" conditions, and it's only late October. 

 

Being one of those guys, my favorites are shad raps, jerkbaits, Silver Buddy style blade baits, and fish head spins. 

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Jerkbaits, jigs, and senkos are my main baits in colder weather. Sometimes a spinnerbait slow rolled at a snail's pace. 

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19 hours ago, Catt said:

Texas Rig & Jig & Trailer ;)

@A-Jay Texas Rigged Jig ;)

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34 minutes ago, Catt said:

@A-Jay Texas Rigged Jig ;)

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SHA-Weeeeeet ~ !

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Ned Rig or Jackall Flick Shake 4.8. Fantastic in cold water.

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Suspending jerkbait, rattle bait, bladed jig, jig, shakyhead, glide baits, swinging football heads with a beaver, jigging spoon, wiggle wart, shad rap, squarebill. 

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Here in Colorado in most places our lakes are frozen from mid December to Mid March. Higher elevation lakes can freeze earlier and remain safe for ice fishing till early April. But at ice out or just before ice up, I have done best on jerkbaits, yo yoing lipless cranks, swim jigs fished slow, jigs with a subtle trailer like a Zoom Super Chunk Or Culprit DW2 chunk, the Ned Rig, drop shotting, and carolina rigged centipedes.

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