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Spinnerbaiting in Winter

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I have a question...

Would a spinnerbait work effectively in the late fall/early winter months? It could be slow rolled, bottom bounced, etc. I know the key to winter fishing is to slow things down, as bass usually become somewhat inactive, at least here in WV. What size of spinnerbait should I use? I would guess a small one, and the color would be according to where you fish.

Thanks and happy fishing.

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In the fall I'll throw a 3/16 to 1/4 oz waking it just under the surface, while during the winter a 1/2 oz is needed to keep the bait near the bottom when slow rolling.

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In addition to what has been said, when it's really cold you want a spinnerbait with shorter arms and colorado blades.  When you cast it close to cover and structure let it drop and helicopter down on top of where you think the bass are located.  Once you hit bottom, you have some choices depending on the circumstances and cover:  hop it like a jig, slow roll it, etc.

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Ok, thanks for all the help guys.  I will keep all this in mind when I head out on my next trip.  Funny thing is that I just looked outside and it is snowing....  :o

Just in time to try out some winter spinnerbait techniques!

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