Cold Water Bassin

by Cliff

Q. What should I fish with for largemouth bass in 45 degree water with rocks and timber?

A. There are a lot of factors to consider in trying to decide what to use. Going with only the temp and cover you provide I would start with a swimming jig with a nice chunky trailer. Working it near the timber and through the rocks.

Some say go big and others say small in winter. I of the belief that you go big. If the jig doesn't work for me I'll try some dropshotting using a big worm.

If all else fails I'd go with a crankbait.

Stick with natural looking colors also. Winter water tends to be a little clearer.

Hope this gives you some ideas.

Thanks for the question Cliff.

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