When the weather outside is frightful, but a fire inside is so delightful, some anglers still brave the cold because they know the bass are biting. Winter grub fishing can be a quick way to fill the boat when faced with winter lockjaw.
Relying on your electronics will help you find wintertime bass in deep water. While keeping a vigil on your electronics, look for any sort of fish activity, whether it’s bass or baitfish. When you locate a big pod of baitfish on your
Winter Grub Fishing: Where To Fish A Grub
When you locate bass in deep water, you can catch aggressive fish on a jigging spoon. However, as the water gets colder and the fish become more sluggish try switching to a single-tail plastic grub for your vertical jigging presentation. It seems like the colder the water, the less action bass
A 3 1/2- or 4-inch plastic grub like the Zoom Fat Albert attached to a 1/4- or 3/8-ounce darter jighead works best for fishing deep. The darter jighead matches up best with the grub because it falls faster than a ball-type jighead. Productive grub colors are smoke with black flake, salt-and-pepper and pearl with black flake.
Spinning gear works best for grub tricks. Match your grub with a 6 1/2-foot medium action rod and a spinning reel filled with 6-pound fluorocarbon line. For the coldest days, use monofilament line, which coils less than fluorocarbon in frigid temperatures.
Winter Grub Fishing: Finding The Right Action
The mood of the fish dictates how to present your grub. A lot of times the fish like it sitting dead still and other times they want you to jiggle it like a crappie jig. If you see fish on your
Rather than watch bass being caught on television this winter, grab some grubs and go deep to experience your own bass action on a clear-water lake.