Johnny Jenkins here from Peak Performance Fishing to help you pick the right crankbait when the weather starts getting cold. You know one of the things in bass fishing is the fact that we’re chasing green fish. We’re chasing little fish and they can do whatever they want when they want okay.
We literally have to go search to destroy them. And we need tools that can help us do that. Different lures, techniques, different colors, different ways to trick these fish because it’s not necessarily easy all the time.
And one of the really great things in bass fishing is when you start fishing a lot and you can kind of figure out what baits are good and when; and what types you need for different situations; and different depths; and different times of year; and different water colors; and motor temperatures; and stuff like that okay.
And that’s what we’re going to get into.
What’s The Best Crankbait For Bass In Cold Water?
When the weather gets cold you want to have a specific type of crankbait; when it gets really cold. I’m talking about the water temperature and it’s not necessarily about the air temperature okay. You can have 60 degree water temperature and have 30 degree air temperature. It’s gonna affect those fish, and you might want a similar type of crankbait like what we’re gonna talk about.
But what I’m really talking about is when the weather gets cold and it’s been cold and it affects the water temperature. That’s what I’m talking about – cold water temperatures okay and it affects these fish or and this one can also be applied to postfrontal fish, when the fishing is really tough; fish that are pressured and see a lot of bass fishing lures.
In colder weather I want a crankbait; a hard bait lure that has flat sides. You see this bait? It’s real flat, real narrow type bait okay. I put it next to this one. Look at this. Looks like a turkey man. This thing is real fat and real wide okay versus this one.
You see it; you see the difference. See how much thicker this one is versus this one right here.
This is the one you want with this flat side. It’s gonna have a real subtle action. It’s just gonna be like this through the water. It’s just gonna move real gently. It’s not gonna push as much water. It’s gonna be real gentle okay.
This one right here when it goes through the water it’s gonna be just like this. It’s just routing around and it’s making a whole bunch of motion okay. When the fish are lethargic and they’re kind of; they don’t have much of a metabolism they’re cold and they don’t want to move far; you need something that moves slow and something that has a little bit more subtle action to it.
Using A Wooden Crankbait
This little thing is just gonna go straight back to you. This thing is gonna be a big wide blub of plastic going through here. It’s actually wood I think. I think this is wood, yeah wood crankbait.
So I like wooden crankbaits too. That’s another thing to mention with this. I like wooden crankbaits that time of the year. You can also have suspending ones too. Suspending baits where you can fish a little bit slower and it’s not gonna float back up where the ones that float.
Those are really good in the summer when the fish are really active, and you pause the bait and then it floats back up. You pause it; it floats back up. A good suspending bait is really good in the winter or when it’s really, really cold water temperatures and you have that bait, you slow it down and it’s not going to float back up.
You slow it down or you stop it, it’s not gonna float back up. It’s gonna go. It’ll sit there, and just sit there. Then it may go up a little bit and then you get it going back. So that’s the deal. But those flat sided crankbaits with the subtle actions, generally little bit smaller crankbaits and stuff like that is gonna definitely be the ticket when the water gets cold.
This has been Johnny Jenkins from Peak Performance Fishing; I hope you found this video informative.
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