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#11279485 - 12/13/15 12:06 PM Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait?
Walker_wilson13 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/13
Posts: 537
Loc: Keller, TX
Love catching cold water smallmouth and might be heading up to Murray pretty soon to mess around with some fall/ winter smallmouth. As far as deep water techniques, what are your favorite ways to catch smallmouth? Dropshot? Blade baits? Would love to hear any feedback!
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#11279557 - 12/13/15 01:03 PM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
kirbydog Online   content
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Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 633
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
Don't assume they are all deep. A downsized 1/2 football jig and a drop shot are good places to start.
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#11279960 - 12/13/15 04:38 PM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
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Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2585
Loc: DFW area
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#11281078 - 12/14/15 07:57 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Slide_R Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5219
Loc: Richardson
Ball head jig, Bass Assassin curl tail grub, light line - HOLD ON * FISH ON!
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#11281106 - 12/14/15 08:06 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
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Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
Jerkbait
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#11281112 - 12/14/15 08:09 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
Rudy Lackey Online   content
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Registered: 03/03/02
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Loc: N. Richland Hills Texas USA
Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
Jerkbait

Wisdom !
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#11281170 - 12/14/15 08:33 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Slide_R]
redskeeter190 Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/09
Posts: 1392
Loc: Knoxville, TN
Originally Posted By: Slide_R
Ball head jig, Bass Assassin curl tail grub, light line - HOLD ON * FISH ON!


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#11281205 - 12/14/15 08:49 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Smallmouth8 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Frisco,tx
I started targeting Smallmouth several years ago an jerkbait is my favorite choice also. But use the techniques you have most confidence in. I think that will help u have a more successful trip.

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#11281473 - 12/14/15 11:00 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
rbspots Offline
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Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 149
Jerkbaits and blade baits

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#11281556 - 12/14/15 11:37 AM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3163
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Storm Thunderstick Deep


I grew up fishing Pickwick Lake and during the Fall and Winter, there is no substitute for the Thunderstick. Period. These jerkbaits got pushed aside by all of the Lucky Craft Pointers and the Megabass Vision 110's but they still work. They have a unique action that Smallmouth just can't resist. I promise that you'll catch a mess of Smallies with this jerkbait. All colors are good, just make sure it has chartreuse in it. DEFINITELY DON'T THROW THE FIRE TIGER COLOR! (Hint Hint)
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#11282238 - 12/14/15 05:15 PM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Walker_wilson13]
Smallmouth8 Offline
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Registered: 03/19/14
Posts: 12
Loc: Frisco,tx
bigbass94 after my 30 plus yr layover here in the great state of Texas I'm building on Pickwick an hope to be moved by fall next yr, can't wait to chase those smallmouth on Pickwick Lake what a river system.

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#11282754 - 12/14/15 08:46 PM Re: Favorite Winter Smallmouth bait? [Re: Smallmouth8]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: Smallmouth8
bigbass94 after my 30 plus yr layover here in the great state of Texas I'm building on Pickwick an hope to be moved by fall next yr, can't wait to chase those smallmouth on Pickwick Lake what a river system.



Man, that lake is a blast to fish! Pickwick flies under the radar for the most part. Other TVA lakes like Guntersville, Kentucky/Barkley Lakes, Chickamauga, and Wheeler seem to over-shadow Pickwick and I don't know why. My grandparents just recently sold their lake house that they've had since '98 and it hurt my heart. But they're getting too old to take care of it so I understand. I promised them that I will keep the legacy going by buying a lake house on Pickwick. And I will when I get the first chance. Let me know if you need any pointers for the lake itself or the surrounding area. It's a fun lake with A LOT of memories! The banner days of 100+ fish still don't come close to the memories of family time though. I hope you enjoy the lake as much as I did/do.


Edited by bigbass94 (12/14/15 08:51 PM)
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