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Bite-Sized Swimbaits for Smallmouth Bass in Mixed Cover

Smallmouth bass start schooling up heavily during mid to late fall. Good wintering locations often have a mixture of rock, wood, and grass – basically mixed cover that harbors a steady food supply and comfort during the winter months. Swimbaits are great tools to find these wintering areas and catch bass keyed in on baitfish. Ryan puts the unique bottom-dwelling Megabass Dark Sleeper swimbait to work through a grassy wintering area. Downsizing and fishing methodically close to the cover produces big brown bass this time of year.