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A method of finding winter bass #13757870 11/05/20 04:37 PM
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I did not say it’s the best method or the only method so don’t accuse!

In winter bass are usually suspended over creeks or on the edges of flats close to creeks or deeper water, usually bright sunny days they suspend up and feed.

A good method for locating the fish and the depth the fish are holding is to use a countdown lure.

I like to use a 1/16 or 1/8 maribou jig as a count down, fish the water column until you get a strike, then fish the area at that depth with a jerk bait, rapala’s usually, original, 1 to 4 ft. deep diver, 4 to 8 ft. and countdown rapala if there more than 8 feet deep, no I don’t consider a rapala to be a crankbait so don’t go there, then find other creeks on the lake with similar depths and there will likely be fish! This is not my method but comes from Billy and Bobby Murray and Al and Ron Lindner! One of them won the classic do they must be smart! Right!

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Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13760632 11/07/20 05:27 PM
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A small grub will countdown also

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13760952 11/07/20 10:50 PM
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I like to find them on my graph.

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13761044 11/08/20 12:06 AM
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I don’t use any gadgets, ole school know how! Works for me

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13761073 11/08/20 12:22 AM
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Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13761099 11/08/20 12:33 AM
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I think minnows on 4 lb test fished under a slip bobber at half the depth of the channel works best.

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13761194 11/08/20 01:25 AM
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I only troll spoons! Gadgets also spook fish!

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13761243 11/08/20 01:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Gruber
I don’t use any gadgets, ole school know how! Works for me


How do you know where the edge of the flat is or the creek bed, or where they’re suspended over the creek bed? How long to count down?


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Alabama rig- north facing creeks that are steep and rocky with clear water

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13762009 11/08/20 07:58 PM
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Study a map at home then locate the area then the Trees will indicate to location of the creeks, and as for finding the right depth you cover all of them 1 then 2 then 3 then 4 keep going you will find them

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: James Biggs] #13762046 11/08/20 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by James Biggs
Alabama rig- north facing creeks that are steep and rocky with clear water


Do you prefer north facing in the winter because the wind will be blowing into them most days? Thanks in advance.

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Chris_K] #13762110 11/08/20 10:18 PM
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Alabama rig- north facing creeks that are steep and rocky with clear water


Do you prefer north facing in the winter because the wind will be blowing into them most days? Thanks in advance.

They get the most sun. Water warms faster.

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A south wind hits north facing. A COLDER north wind hits south facing.

Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13762156 11/08/20 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by SteezMacQueen
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Alabama rig- north facing creeks that are steep and rocky with clear water


Do you prefer north facing in the winter because the wind will be blowing into them most days? Thanks in advance.

They get the most sun. Water warms faster.

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Re: A method of finding winter bass [Re: Gruber] #13762224 11/08/20 11:48 PM
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You don’t need to know seasonal pattern, just turn on your Livescope.

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