Living in Minnesota, cold water can be putting it mildly when practically a large portion of the year our lakes transform into solidified prairies and little networks start to frame on the solidified surface looking for the fish that lay underneath the solidified surface. Despite the fact that ice angling is an incredible game and can give loads of activity it isn’t what we will be concentrating on today. Since our bass angling season is extraordinarily abbreviated in our district by winter we have to exploit each opportunity we can find a good pace water. I do a ton of angling in water that is from the mid 30’s to low 50’s in the spring and fall. Huge numbers of my co-fishermen resort to chasing or different types of diversion during this period just before ice structures or soon after ice out when fish can be somewhat harder to get. The fact of the matter is the fish will in general bundle up and are somewhat harder to find yet with a little exertion and information you can find them and catch some trophy largemouth bass.
The main thing individuals ask me with regards to contracting fish in bug water is the place to angle. The conventional zones you would ordinarily angle in the mid year will once in a while produce fish exposed to the harsh elements months. On the off chance that you take a couple of moments to take a gander at a decent geology map for the lake you plan on angling it will significantly lessen your time finding the fish. First the fish will generally be close to their winter drape outs in encouraging zones, for example, rock pads in 10-20 feet of water and soak banks. One of the primary spot’s I look on lakes and streams is steep drop offs or feigns with a 40-degree or more drop off that approaches profound water. I likewise observe on how quick that territory may warm throughout the day from the sun. Bass will move to these hotter zones later in the day searching for a speedy serving from and zone of bundled up baitfish. Somewhere else I will look are at the most profound piece of focuses. Change zones are likewise another extraordinary spot to find winter bass. Progress zones can be characterized as a region where the base structure changes from delicate to hard or perhaps a stone level to a precarious drop off. On the off chance that I am not discovering bass somewhere down in a characteristic lake I will attempt to find some oxygen creating green vegetation in to some degree shallower water that might be holding fish. For waterway angling I will in general incline toward a portion of a similar sort of zones I search for on the lakes yet in addition center around swirls, break damns and huge wood lay downs and stones. Once in a while you may locate a warm region around a damn or hydroelectric force plant that has water streaming into it. Simply make sure to hinder your pursuit and utilize your hardware to find the fish. Regularly the bass will be very clustered up and to some degree more hard to situate than summer bass yet with a little steadiness you can get a couple.
In the late-winter the best time to angle is by all accounts during warm fronts when the air and water temperature has been ascending over various days and the sun is sparkling. The bass will for the most part climb a little and get increasingly dynamic. The baitfish they may have been benefiting from the sum total of what winter have been to some degree drained and they have to begin searching for different wellsprings of nourishment. In the exceptionally pre-winter or winter months I will in general support shady days with a lower barometric weight. Attempt and fish various occasions of the day yet I can let you know for a fact the later piece of the day will be most gainful followed intently by early mornings.
When I have decided the spots I need to attempt I as a rule rig my shafts with a similar 4 kinds of demonstrated draws. My main draw of decision for largemouth bass when water is recolored or sloppy is an elastic avoided dance and trailer. My undisputed top choice is the new the Strike Lord Hack Assault Dance in 3/8 oz size and a child gizzard trailer. I will in general scale down the weed gatekeeper and make the snare somewhat more reduced by cutting the skirt. We fish this set up with Horrendous fluorocarbon line in a medium or substantial load on a trap throwing reel and prescription to drug overwhelming pole. My favored hues are dark blue, green pumpkin stomach and texas gizzard. When angling this snare it is so imperative to angle it moderate skipping it off the base once in a while or giving it a little jerk when experiencing spread. The following weapon in our arms stockpile is the hair dance or bucktail dance in a ¼ oz or 3/8 oz sizes. On the off chance that smallmouth bass are at all present in the waters you will angle you can’t venture out from home without this snare. The lure is very compelling to turn on smallmouth bass because of its reduced size coordinating the bass’ brought down digestion. We base our shading decision on the scavenge for the lake and commonly attempt and copy a crayfish or minnow. By and large we will angle this lure in waters 10-15 feet somewhere down in water around 50 degrees and significantly more profound in 40-45 degrees, some of the time up to 30 feet down. I like a hardened 6′- 6″ turning pole with 6-8 lb test monofilament line for the littler dances and may go to a little lure cast reel with a medium to medium overwhelming bar with 12 lb test line for the heaver dances in recolored water. On the off chance that I see the fish as holding in an increasingly suspended example and the lake is clear or somewhat recolored I resort to utilizing a suspending jerkbait. I by and large prefer to utilize a Kevin VanDam Wild Shinner in a chrome hot shad example or chrome and dark. This lure is perfect for finding those moderate moving winter bass. The properties of this snare permit it to sit unmoving in the water segment directly before that fish bringing about a strike out of intuition. We utilize a medium turning bar and prescription size turning reel fixed with 8lb test line to angle these jolt snares. Fish this trap moderate and delay for 5-6 seconds in the middle of short 3 to 4 foot moderate recovers. Sounds like a long interruption yet it gives the fish time to respond to the lure. Finally I never venture out from home without an enormous grub style snare on a ¼ oz dance head for both smallmouth and largemouth bass. This snare will once in a while produce when no other trap will work. Its straightforward plan duplicates a minnow and can be moderate bobbed off the base or spread. Continuously utilize your bar tip to gradually move the snare rather than a reeling activity. We will utilize a shading that looks like the baitfish the bass will in general be benefiting from in that specific waterway. In the event that the water is recolored we some of the time go to pumpkin hues. We will in general fish this bait on medications turning gear with 6-8 lb test monofilament line.