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#1186621 - 02/17/09 07:02 PM Cold water bass fishing
Rackseeker
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I was wondering what is your favorite and most productive way to catch bass in high 40's to low 50's degree water. The lake I fish mostly is for the most part deep and clear. The fishing is usually tough until the water temp reaches mid 50's. I'd like to hear from some you on cold water bass fishing.
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#1186635 - 02/17/09 07:12 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Rackseeker]
Kirk
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I like to slow roll spinner baits. Real Slow.
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#1186640 - 02/17/09 07:15 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: Rackseeker]
tophat
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Registered: 06/27/01
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I have alot of luck with a jig this time of year in crawfish color.I also have alot of luck with a crankbait in red color.I have caught my biggest bass in feb.and march.On the jig i fish it in about 2 ft to up to 5ft of water and target structure of any kind but once i get a pattern of what they like i adjust to that.On the crankbait same dept and deeper just run it threw the structure hang on lol.I also like a fluke this time of year unweighted to.
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#1186893 - 02/17/09 08:58 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: tophat]
username
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Registered: 05/08/02
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Jigs, jigs, and jigs in less than 50 degree water.

Once the water gets into the 50's I start throwing everything in the tackle box and jigs. I mainly fish stained, shallow water reservoir stuff.

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#1186952 - 02/17/09 09:35 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: username]
shorefisherman
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Registered: 04/07/08
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Loc: West SSiiide Putnam Co.

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me too jigs and spoons
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#1187018 - 02/17/09 10:11 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: shorefisherman]
Winchester
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44 to 55 is perfect crankin temps!!!
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#1187021 - 02/17/09 10:12 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: shorefisherman]
8 Ball
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tourney this weekend on Guntersville, and I've already got my rods tied up with 3 shades of red rattle baits and 1 jerk bait. Rattle baits entice reaction bites which will usually just about rip the rod out of your hands, and the jerk bait bite comes from rippin the bait a few feet and then letting it sit still anywhere from 10-30 seconds, this time of year can produce some serious lady hogs that have moved up into the staging period and are getting ready to spawn.
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#1187048 - 02/17/09 11:07 PM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: 8 Ball]
holstonangler
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I'm still throwin a float-n-fly and a tightlining in East Tn in those temps.
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#1187297 - 02/18/09 07:38 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: holstonangler]
A.K.A.
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Was wondering the same thing myself. I'll prob get my boat out in two weeks. If y'all keep talking about big'uns in shallow water then I may get it out earlier!!!
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#1187322 - 02/18/09 07:46 AM Re: Cold water bass fishing [Re: A.K.A.]
Baxter83
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 Originally Posted By: ETNWT
Was wondering the same thing myself. I'll prob get my boat out in two weeks. If y'all keep talking about big'uns in shallow water then I may get it out earlier!!!


ME TOO!!

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