Bass Fishing in the COLD [PART 1] by Greg Blanchard November 25,2016

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Published on Nov 25, 2016

Part 1 of a fun weekend of fishing from the bank in a marina nearby. Some absolutely crazy weather this weekend with it starting out in the low 70’s and nearly 48 hours later having an absolute blizzard. Actually ended with over a foot of snow and lots of school cancellations by Monday morning. Anyways, this marina loaded with residential fish that are no stranger to being fished for. They’re actually pretty tough to catch year round. In part 1, I catch them on baits I’ve had recent success with and manage to fool a bunch of small ones. In part 2 (which happens to be the following day and even worse conditions with snow and 30 mph winds, I finally find a bait that seems to be the ticket as to what the better quality bass want.

Keys to the day:
Fishing the outer docks. The more active fish were hanging around the docks closer to the main river channel near deeper water.
Slow rolling and dead sticking baits
Adding fish sticks scent to the drop shot rig seemed to produce more bites
Casting where they couldn’t see me. I noticed if I stood further back from the bank or made into areas the fish wouldn’t be able to see me, I’d have a better chance of getting bit.

►►► SETUPS ◄◄◄
CRANKBAIT:
Gander Mountain Guide Series Rod with a Lews Speed Spool
—10# Vicious Fluorocarbon
—SPRO Little John [Cell Mate]

CHATTERBAIT:
Gander Mountain Guide Series Rod with a Lews Speed Spool
—10# Vicious Fluorocarbon
—ZMAN Custom Chatterbait Green Pumpkin [Gary Yamamoto Swim Senko Trailer]

SWIMBAIT:
G Loomis Flip/Pitch Rod with Shimano Curado 200i
—20# Seaguar Invisx Flurocarbon
—Huddleston Deluxe Swimbait [Juvenile Trout]

DROPSHOT:
Phenix Maxim Spinning Rod with Shimano Stradic CI4 Reel
—10# Vicious Flurocarbon with Trokar Hook
—Zoom Z Drop [Green Pumpkin]

SENKO/CRAPPIE JIG
Browning Sliaflex Rod with Shimano Stradic CI4 Reel
—10# Vicious Flurocarbon with 2/0 Gamakatsu finesse hook
—Gary Yamamoto Senko [Watermelon Black Flake] [BPS Baby Shad]

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