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#12528795 - 12/06/17 10:05 AM Cold water bass fishing
Ethan Wehmeyer Offline
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Registered: 09/23/17
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Any good tips on finding fish in the winter time on lakes ?

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#12528892 - 12/06/17 11:42 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
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If you've found an area you know holds fish, slow down and fish it more thoroughly than you normally would. Schools of bass in the wintertime are harder to trigger, but once they're fired up it can be game on. Also look for cover that provides more heat like rock or the larger tree stumps in a stump field.
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#12546479 - 12/21/17 12:35 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
Butch @Hubbard creek Offline
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Registered: 03/10/17
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Loc: Graham Texas
That's what fish finders are for however in winter you can not fish to slow .fish deeper rock banks and drop-offs Fish group more closely in winter so when you catch a fish go right back in the same place several times
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#12550760 - 12/24/17 10:31 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
B.Byars Offline
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Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: waco, texas
every fish ive caught in the past three weeks have been in around 8' or less. I primarily fish shallow but tend to look elsewhere sometimes to see if i can catch any deeper but my numbers and quality have been still in the 4'-8' brush and rock. FISH SLOWWWWW


Edited by B.Byars (12/24/17 10:31 PM)

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#12551919 - 12/26/17 11:08 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
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Find the bait depth range on your electronics and fish that depth.

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#12558152 - 12/31/17 11:59 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Butch @Hubbard creek]
J2H1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/12
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Loc: Red Oak, TX
What baits do you find work best? Thanks

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#12558326 - 12/31/17 01:46 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: T Bird]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Registered: 11/16/10
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Originally Posted By: T Bird
Find the bait depth range on your electronics and fish that depth.






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#12558399 - 12/31/17 02:17 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
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Nice pics Wayne, what FF is that..? hooked

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#12558517 - 12/31/17 03:39 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: JIM SR.]
Wayne P. Online   content
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Nice pics Wayne, what FF is that..? hooked


Top screen shot is ONIX 10 SI and the other two are Helix 12 CHIRP SI GPS
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#12558522 - 12/31/17 03:44 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
Wayne P. Online   content
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What I look for is the shad schools that are being harassed by bass like these and the bottom screen shot above.

From a Humminbird 1198c SI Combo:









Edited by Wayne P. (12/31/17 03:59 PM)
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#12559424 - 01/01/18 10:20 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Its weird that the sonar can pick up the larger fish, and the DI doesn't show them ..??

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#12559496 - 01/01/18 11:05 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: JIM SR.]
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Originally Posted By: JIM SR.
Its weird that the sonar can pick up the larger fish, and the DI doesn't show them ..??


Agree. You would think Lowrance and Humminbird could improve the fish image in down and side scan modes.


Edited by T Bird (01/01/18 12:54 PM)

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#12565117 - 01/05/18 08:54 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Ethan Wehmeyer]
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