Winter Bass Fishing with Worms and Crankbaits

Winter Bass Fishing with Worms and Crankbaits

 

Bass fishing in winter is never easy, but at least in Texas we still can fish year round during the winter. Today I’m bass fishing with my friend Brandon fro largemouth bass using some winter fishing techniques. I’ll explain some tips and techniques on the best lures to fish for bass during the winter and how to get more bites. Fishing grubs, finesse worms, and Texas rigged worms working them slowly worked well and we caught some of our best fish using crankbaits. All of the crankbait bites were very sluggish and the bass barely had the bait. This is a sign that it is getting more difficult for the largemouth to chase down the moving baits. It’s best to throw some pauses into your retrieves in order to give the bass a chance to grab it. Despite the tough water conditions, we still managed to catch some nice bass. Next, we are heading to a lake about 3 hours from here to see if there are any bass still in the shallows on a lake that has a lot of docks. See you on the next trip Fishing Freaks!

Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.

Big Bass Fishing at Little Seneca Lake – Topwater, Drop Shotting, and the Deeper Fishfinder!

 

Big Bass Fishing at Little Seneca Lake – Topwater, Drop Shotting, and the Deeper Fishfinder!

 

Cornell from YouTubeFISHINGVIDS invited me back to his home lake. The last time we fished it was December, the water was freezing, and the bite was brutal. Completely different conditions this time, with water temps in the low 60s, I slay a 2.5 lber in the first 5 minutes of the day on a buzzbait! You’ll have to watch the rest to see how our 13 hour day on the water unfolds…

Lures Used:
—War Eagle Buzzbait (3/8 ounce, black/gold, 1/0 gamakatsu trailer hook)
—River2Sea Whopper Plopper 130 (loon)
—Straight Tail Roboworm 6″ (morning dawn, 1/0 Gamakatsu Roboworm Rebarb hooks, 1/8 ounce tungsten weight)
—Gary Yamamoto Senko 5″ (watermelon magic, 4/0 gamakatsu EWG hook)

Rod/Reel/Line used:
—13 Fishing Concept C (7:3:1 – 20 lb suffix 832 braid) with a 13 Fishing Envy Black rod 6’10” med/fast
—Shimano Stradic CI4+ 1000 (10 lb suffix 832 braid – 7 lb sunline sniper fluorocarbon leader) with a 13 fishing omen black spinning rod 6’7″ med/light – extra fast
—13 Fishing Concept C (7:3:1 – 14 lb sunline sniper fluorocarbon) with a 13 Fishing Envy Black rod 7’1″ MH/fast

Location: Little Seneca Lake – Germantown, Maryland
Date: April 25th, 2016
Primary Pattern: Early morning topwater bite on a shallow flat, then finessing em the rest of the day in coves or on points.
Time Fished: 6 am – 7 pm
Air Temp: High of 79 degrees, low of 49 degrees
Water Temp: 62 degrees
Water Clarity: 48 inches
Conditions: Mostly sunny with winds from the west up to 5 mph