Please tell me how to catch bass in cold water

Please tell me how to catch bass in cold water

Catching a bass in cold water is not the easiest of tasks by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, many bass fishing enthusiasts steer clear of lakes and rivers that are particularly cold in fall and especially into winter because fishing in those conditions requires a lot of patience for more reasons than one! However, it is possible to catch bass in cold water if you know what you are doing. The first thing to understand is that the reason why a lot of patience is required is because bass are cold blooded creatures. They will actively look to slow down when the water is colder because their entire system will slow down. All reactions and processes are slower so the bass will move more slowly and be less eager to come out to feed. That is not to say that they will not feed because they will but you do have to be patient. The best way to catch bass in cold water is to choose a bait that will prove to be particularly attractive at the same time as moving the water around it, like a torpedo or buzzbait. You then have to cast your line and be incredibly patient. Leave your bait in the same place for 15 minutes or so before recasting your line. This will give the bass plenty of time to get there and plenty of chance to bite. Try different techniques and areas to fish if the first one you choose does not work. Only then will you begin to achieve a measure of success.


Dan Eggertsen is a fellow bass fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on bass fishing since 2004.

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