January 26, 2015
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Chatterbaits with Yamamoto trailers; but in the winter months, it’s necessary to slow down and fish more methodically. This is the season when I turn to a jig for those chilly bites.
A jig is known as a big-fish bait and the winter to prespawn is one of the best times of the year to fish a jig. Especially in the winter and early spring, fish have a tendency to get around rocks because they hold heat. That clues me in to the fact that they’ll be feeding mostly on crawdads.
Also, you get into that time frame when the fish want to eat one big meal rather than chasing around a bunch of shad. I can use a variety of jig profiles, but they will all represent a significant meal for a winter bass.