What Is The Best Winter Bass Fishing Secret?

What’s your best secret for catching bass in the winter?

Many bass fishing enthusiasts have developed their hobby over a number of years and have many a story, and indeed a secret, to tell. Some of them are based on fishing in specific arease, whilst others concern bass fishing at specific times. However, very few bass fishing enthusiasts have secrets of fishing for bass in winter because very few do it! It is extremely tough to catch bass in the winter because bass are cold blooded creatures. They do not move, breathe or feed very much and this can make bass fishing a tedious process. As such, I have two bass fishing secrets for winter fishing – be patient and fish very slow! You have to sit for hours on end sometimes before getting a bite, but then you have to concentrate on keeping the line deep and still or else no bass will bite. If they have to make an effort then they will leave your bait alone. However, keeping a line in place with a spinnerbait or torpedo on the end may attract the bass. The vibrations will draw the attention of the bass and this might encourage them to bite. Fishing in vegetative areas, in holes and under ledges can also help to lift your catch rate because the bass will often seek shelter and slightly warmer waters. If all of this sounds a bit boring for you then you could always cheat! There are pools and lakes that are heated all year round all over the country. If you can find one of these then the bass action is likely to be good, even 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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