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Wide Open Winter Bass Fishing! Its A Slugfest!

December 25, 2020 47 No Comments


Come along for a day on the water as we pound the fish while battling the cold! Most anglers think the Winter is tough fishing but it can be amazing! We’re targeting fish with a wide variety of baits but the big ones are eating a tube and a jig on this cold Winter day! 

This is a Highland Reservoir with water temperatures in the mid to upper 40’s and water clarity of 5 to 8 feet. We found bass positioned in 20-50 feet of water on outside points and breaks with quick deep water access. At the end of the day we found a bonus pattern with bass in shallow water feeding aggressively around the remnants of a grass mat. We caught fish on a variety of baits today but our best success came on a 5/8 ounce jig with a double tail grub, a 1/2 oz Tube, a blade bait, and a Dark Sleeper. If you’re deciding whether or not to fish this Winter, we hope this video inspires you to get back on the water!

Below you’ll find links to all of the baits and equipment used in the video. We’ve included exact colors and sizes so you can perfectly mirror these patterns on your own lake this Winter. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item. 

Matt’s Jig… 

Jig- Dirty Jigs Finesse Football 5/8 oz (Pond Bug):

Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail 5″ Grub (Green Pumpkin):

Tim’s Tube… 

Tube- Dry Creek 3.5″ Full Body (Bama Craw):

Head- Bite Me Tackle Big Dude Goby Head (1/2 oz):

Blade Bait… 

Blade- Megabass Vibration X Dyna Response 1/2 oz (Ito Hiuo):

Dark Sleeper… 

Swimbait- 3″ Dark Sleeper 3/4 oz (Donko):

Jig Combo… 

Rod- G Loomis Conquest 904C MBR:

Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL 150 B (HG):

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb Braid:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb Mono:

Tube/Blade Bait Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium:

Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL (HG):

Line- Sunline Sniper 12 lb Fluorocarbon:

Dark Sleeper Combo… 

Rod- St. Croix Legend X 6’10” Medium:

Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL (HG):

Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 30 lb Braid:

Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb Mono:

Budget Jig Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’4”: Heavy:

Reel- Shimano SLX XT (HG):

Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel… 

TacticalBassin Hat:

TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:

TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:

TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:

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