Its not hard! Anyone can catch the biggest bass of their life on a swimbait! Anglers fall into the trap that swimbaits are a magic bait that require some secret knowledge to produce and its just not true. If you head to the lake with quality baits and put in time, the bites will come. Winter bass are easy to predict, they love to group up, and they don’t want to travel; this is the perfect scenario for big bait fishing for trophy bass.
Understanding where these bass are positioned is the key. We recently did a video explaining exactly where these fish are heading (see it here: http://bit.ly/2XOY2WR) then followed it up with a swimbait buyer’s guide to show you the best baits for the job (See it here: http://bit.ly/35DIGqI) With that information all that is left to do is go fishing. The biggest mistake you can make during the Winter months is to fish quickly with a big swimbait. Slow down, then slow down some more, and just creep that swimbait along the bottom.
The bites typically feel like a distinct “tick”. They will not be overly aggressive but they will clearly be a bite. When you feel the tick, set the hook hard and fast. Once the fish is hooked grind them to the boat as quickly as possible, never slowing down or letting up. Its really that easy! You can do this! We’re rooting for you this Winter and when it pays off, come back and let us know about the big bass you caught.
Matt’s Exact Setup…
Bait-Huddleston 8″ Trout ROF 12 (Hold Over): http://bit.ly/2azFTon
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 966: http://bit.ly/2x9kxuS
Reel- Shimano Tranx 300 HG: http://bit.ly/2kYsvRw
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 35 lb Sunline FC-100: http://bit.ly/2O4UElB
Other Great Winter Soft Swimbaits…
-Huddleston 8″ Trout ROF 5 Top Hook: http://bit.ly/2UVHiuQ
-Huddleston 68 Special 6″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2dj5apG
-Little Creeper 8″ Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2hmXtg1
-Scottsboro Tackle 6″ Swimbait: http://bit.ly/2Oy7CKH
Budget Swimbait Combo…
Rod- Dobyns Fury 806H: http://bit.ly/2bGvlVV
Reel- Shimano Cardiff 300: http://bit.ly/2cvhtMO
Line- 80 lb Power Pro Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- Maxima Ultragreen 30 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
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