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6 Proven Winter Bass Baits

Winter is a fun time of the year to bass fish because they can be found at all depths and often suspend. This means you can catch them on an array of tactics and brush up on rusty skills. Brandon Cobb shares 6 keys baits and when to fish each based on the conditions.


Jerkbaits and paddle tail swimbaits are excellent horizontal baits when bass are suspending — this often coincides with warming trends. When it comes to beating the bank, Brandon switches over to cranking shallow rocks with crawfish-imitating patterns while shad-imitating crankbaits are his go-to for deeper water situations. Lastly, Cobb reveals 2 top jig presentations when conditions require fishing slow and on the bottom.