The most common recourse for bass anglers during cold fronts is downsizing to smaller baits when upsizing to a beefy jig presentation is often the cure. Ricky Teschendorf of 13 Fishing demonstrates the effectiveness of a classic black and blue jig and trailer combination for quality bass around isolated wood during cold front conditions.
- Dirty Jigs Scott Canterbury Flippin’ Jig
- 13 Fishing Rabbit Ear Tail Invader 4.25″ 6pk
- 13 Fishing Concept “Z” Casting Reel, 8.1:1
- 13 Envy Black II Casting Rod, 7’4″ MedHvy
- Sufix 832 Braided Line, 65lb
Bass seek out both cover and warmer water during cooling spells and woody cover retains heat longer than grass; this makes cover like laydowns and stumps big fish magnets. Rather than grab the fairy wand, a big-profiled jig presentation often triggers the biggest, most dominant bass laying claim to choice cover. Ricky shares his go-to jig rod setup, stressing the importance of choosing a medium-heavy to heavy power rod that has some give (taper) to account for heavy line and cinched down braid.