What works best as a lure for winter bass fishing in California (Bay Area)?

What works best as a lure for winter bass fishing in California (Bay Area)?

Winter bass fishing is a fantastic pastime for those that are patient enough to sit out for hours at a time in the freezing cold before they get a bite, or at least that is the way that it is often perceived in articles and such. Indeed, this is true in most areas of the United States but the warmer and more consistant temperatures in the Bay Area of California makes it that little bit more bearable, maybe even enjoyable! However, the trick is to approach bass fishing during the winter months the same no matter where you plan on doing it and that includes in the Bay Area. There are several lures you can use for winter bass fishing there and you should know how to use each of them so you can switch in and out if you don’t experience success with one of them on any given day. The first lure that you should look at using is the buzzbait. This is a fantastic cold weather lure but works even better in choppier waters. The vibrations attract the bass and ensure that it moves as a baitfish would. Another is the plastic worm. This will not vibrate in the same way but it does move through vegetation well and tends to sit on swells quite nicely. Bass also go mad for them! Finally, a spinnerbait tends to work well and is the one recommended by most expert bss fishing enthusiasts for the cooler weather. If you can use those three lures then you will do well in winter.


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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