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Winter Starts Today - Your Favorite Baits ?

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As the title states - today (Dec. 21st.) is the first day of Winter ... *What are your favorite Winter baits you will be throwing this year ?

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On the Bassmaster podcast for last week, Zona was on talking about umbrella rigs.  

 

I don't have a favorite but over the past two Christmas seasons (in Atlanta) I've caught bass on a Rebel Jumpin minnow and Rapala X-rap prop (fished shallow during a warm spell), and last year on a Rapala crankin rap.

Thought I'd mention those since they are probably not typical winter baits for most.

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none my water is frozen and the season is closed 

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My go-to lure right now...

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and if the going gets tough.....

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7 minutes ago, Gundog said:

My go-to lure right now...

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and if the going gets tough.....

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i feel your pain, i've also taken to organizing already 

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Dec 21st is the shortest daylight date that starts mans winter calendar, nothing to do with the bass calendar, their winter starts when the core water temperature drops 55 down to 40 degrees, the cold water period. 

I use lures that represent the prey source at the depth the bass are located. Deep Shad schools structure spoons, ice jigs, Shad colored soft plastics. Trout swimbaits. Crawdads, jigs and soft plastic creatures.

Tom

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If we had some open water, I'd be tossing blade baits and slow hopping them off the bottom. But a lot would be dependent upon which species I was fishing for and the body of water.

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Currently overcast skies 68° with a high expected of 75° winds light & variable 

 

Down here the shallow & deep bite is on 😉

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I don't exactly "throw" them but a slightly larger than average 1/32nd oz ice jig tipped with a waxie catches a lot of bass. 

 

Bet I could catch one on a Ned. Maybe I'll try that. They always bite a Ned. Inch and a half tail section of a Zman finesse worm on a 1/32 oz gopher ought to do it. 

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Jerkbaits-super flukes(jr's)-shad raps 5's & 7's, finesse worms and lizards

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If I do any bass fishing from here to spring it will be below a dam on a small river and the lures will be crappie  jigs with twister tail grubs or road runners . I will b after bites and dont care wht the species  is.

 

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7 hours ago, Catt said:

Currently overcast skies 68° with a high expected of 75° winds light & variable 

 

Down here the shallow & deep bite is on 😉

You're making it difficult to like you, sir!

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13 minutes ago, BigAngus752 said:

You're making it difficult to like you, sir!

 

Nah! Made it simple 😉

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Normally jig w/craw. But after today, t-rigged fluke.

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Winter Starts Today

 whut ? :huh:

 

where ? :dontknow:

 

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Bass season ended end of October and our lakes started icing up yesterday. There was a moment of silence as I drove by heading to do more Xmas shopping. Going to be a long winter!!

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With the power plant lakes I fish, they might want a plastic drug on the bottom, or they might want a topwater, hard to guess from day to day. My most consistently productive baits are a RES, jerkbait, swinging football head with a beaver, shakyhead, bladed jig, and a Ned rig. 

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17 hours ago, WRB said:

Dec 21st is the shortest daylight date that starts mans winter calendar, nothing to do with the bass calendar, their winter starts when the core water temperature drops 55 down to 40 degrees, the cold water period. 

I use lures that represent the prey source at the depth the bass are located. Deep Shad schools structure spoons, ice jigs, Shad colored soft plastics. Trout swimbaits. Crawdads, jigs and soft plastic creatures.

Tom

Good points Tom ! ... Just trying to stimulate conversation for cold water bass fishing - as always , keep your comments coming !

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i feel your pain, i've also taken to organizing already 

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If you don’t mind me asking, what brand tackle box is this and what size is it? The one for the worms

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If you don’t mind me asking, what brand tackle box is this and what size is it? The one for the worms

it is the shimano boxes that come in this tackle bag they are a 3700 size 

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they look something like this 

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Glad that I am not the only one, Im in the middle of organizing that right now.

 

 

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