Winter Bass Fishing: Simple Tricks To Catch More Fish!

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Winter doesn’t have to be tough! Today we’re on Watts Bar Lake after a storm. Its cold, post-front, and windy, but that won’t stop us from catching a pile of fish! Come along for an awesome multi-species day of fish catching as we dial in a pattern by simplifying our approach.

Many anglers have quit fishing by now in favor of hunting, or just staying indoors. Don’t be that guy! There are fish just waiting to be caught and the lake is the most peaceful you’ve ever seen it. As Winter sets in, bass group together and become very predictable. If you narrow down your offerings to a few key baits, you can have an amazing time on the water! Today is a prime example of that as we caught Largemouth, Smallmouth, Striped Bass, White Bass, Yellow Bass, and Drum, by slowing down with a finesse Underspin and an A-rig.

Keep it simple, focus on key confidence baits, and you’ll have amazing days on the water this time of year. Below are links to the exact baits we used throughout the day (including sizes and colors), along with links to the rods and reels. All of the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

Lipless Crankbait…
-Jackall TN-50:
Colors: RT Holo Bluegill, RT Scale Minnow

-Cool Baits Down Under Spin (1/8 oz):
-Keitech 2.8″ Fat Swing Impact:
Colors: Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad

Rig- G Funk Baits Cali Rig:
Head- Matt Allen 1/8 oz Swimbait Head:
Bait- Keitech Fat Swing Impact 4.3″ Swimbait:
Colors: Pro Blue Red Pearl, Electric Shad

Underspin Combo…
Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Ultegra 1000:
Line- Power Pro 10 lb Braid:
Leader- Sunline 7 lb Sniper Fluorocarbon:

Budget Finesse Underspin Combo…
Rod- Shimano Intenza 7′ Medium Light:
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500:
Line- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon:

A-Rig Combo…
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’5″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200K HG:
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 65 lb Braid:
Leader- Sunline FC-100 Shock Leader 20 lb:

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Hat:
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie:
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie:
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt:
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt:


Equipment We Use Daily…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Hot Foot Throttle Control:
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security:

Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero8 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Frabill Net:
Lure Retriever:

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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