Winter Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Winter is still a good time to catch bass. However, you won’t be successful unless you employ different fishing techniques than you use in the rest of the year.

When the air temperature is in the upper thirties to mid forties, smallmouth bass head into deeper water and become lethargic. A good place to find them is just off bluff walls and on gravel and rock banks where mud or clay meets the rocks. These are the areas that attract crawfish. Crayfish are smallmouth bass’s favourite food.

Try your luck with jig and craw, grubs, small spinnerbaits and crankbaits, small straight worms that are Texas rigged. Tube jigs or small hair jigs also work well.

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