Wide Open Winter Bass Fishing! Its A Slugfest!

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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): http://bit.ly/2d2apsm
Trailer- Yamamoto Double Tail 5″ Grub (Green Pumpkin): http://bit.ly/2db9w1p

Tim’s Tube…
Tube- Dry Creek 3.5″ Full Body (Bama Craw): https://bit.ly/38BgQ15
Head- Bite Me Tackle Big Dude Goby Head (1/2 oz): http://bit.ly/2CV3o7S

Blade Bait…
Blade- Megabass Vibration X Dyna Response 1/2 oz (Ito Hiuo): http://bit.ly/2R7FlvL

Dark Sleeper…
Swimbait- 3″ Dark Sleeper 3/4 oz (Donko): http://bit.ly/2TyR1GT

Jig Combo…
Rod- G Loomis Conquest 904C MBR: http://bit.ly/2iL1PAY
Reel- Shimano Metanium MGL 150 B (HG): https://bit.ly/34HlAAk
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 40 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Tube/Blade Bait Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran MGL (HG): http://bit.ly/2uQ4oH8
Line- Sunline Sniper 12 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Dark Sleeper Combo…
Rod- St. Croix Legend X 6’10” Medium: http://bit.ly/2r3Wskp
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL (HG): http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 30 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 12 lb Mono: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Budget Jig Combo…
Rod- Shimano Intenza 7’4: Heavy: http://bit.ly/2QADLTq
Reel- Shimano SLX XT (HG): http://bit.ly/2BRTYL8
Line- Sunline Assassin 15 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Hat: https://bit.ly/31EYB8W
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2FVD9Rs
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2TvFMBD
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G

Equipment We Use Daily…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: https://bit.ly/35HuPRY
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hot Foot Throttle Control: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Favorite Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero8 Camera: http://bit.ly/37hVTX4
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Frabill Net: https://bit.ly/3kdZ3kA
Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

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