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Any recommendations on bass fishing in Kansas in mid February ?  It’s been cold temps in the 20s and 30s .  I have been working a jig slow but not getting any bites .  Any recommendations on baits this time a year ?

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I honestly don't catch many winter bass on a jig around here. For me it does better in spring and summer.

most of the fish I catch in cold water come on the following.

slow rolling a a single blade spinnerbait. 

a suspending jerkbait.

jigging a lipless crankbait.

ned rig worked slow.

dragging a trick worm with a shakyhead.

 

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I am trying to use jigs more because I haven’t ever used them much before .  My confidence bait is a Texas rig and of course the ned rig .  I have always been told that working jigs like a Texas rig are the way to go in the winter .  

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Ned, shaky and Arig are my go to baits in the winter.  A rig and shaky have been most productive lately.

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Depends on the jig for me. I go finesse jig and small chunk trailer. That doesn’t work, jerkbait or trick worm 😁

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Last Monday found 42* water and surprisingly most fish were caught on 4.8" swimbaits and crankbaits... no jerkbait fish at all, weird. Now have to wait for it to thaw again. lol

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If you're confident in a Ned, I'd fish that. A jerkbait and Ned are 2 of the best winter time baits for me. If you have enough water, a Shad rap or lipless crankbait slow rolled can be good too. 

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The ned rig is one of my go to baits . I will try that .  Thanks !!

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Went out yesterday in our neighbood pond and couldn’t get anything going with a jig but put on the ned rig and fished it realy slow and pulled out a 2 pound bass .  First fish of the year !!

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On 2/10/2019 at 1:34 PM, Bearsfan67205 said:

I am trying to use jigs more because I haven’t ever used them much before .  My confidence bait is a Texas rig and of course the ned rig .  I have always been told that working jigs like a Texas rig are the way to go in the winter .  

lot of ways to fish a texas rig... only one way to fish a jig in the winter... slow. very slow.

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12 hours ago, Bearsfan67205 said:

Went out yesterday in our neighbood pond and couldn’t get anything going with a jig but put on the ned rig and fished it realy slow and pulled out a 2 pound bass .  First fish of the year !!

Congrats on the bass and the open water. Everything is locked up here minus the power plant lakes. 

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