The Lipless Crankbait Advantage for Cold Front Bass

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Nick Smith of the Informative Fisherman lights up the camera with some steady big bass action during a nasty Florida cold front. Rather than slowing down with finesse baits, Nick shares one of his go-to cold water lipless baits for clear water and some essential tricks to coax bites from negative fish.


Lipless crankbaits allow you to work the entire water column with the added ability to change retrieve speed and cadence on the fly — this equates to covering water fast while figuring out what the fish want. Furthermore, Smith stacks the odds in his favor with a truly silent, tight wiggling bait to fool wary, clear water bass.