It’s winter, the water is cold, but the lake is fishing INSANE!!! We caught 2 massive bass using 2 lures I love to fish when it comes to winter and they provide a perfect cold weather pattern to cover fish that get tight to cover as well as those that suspend. Both baits trigger fish into biting which is key when the water gets extremely clear and cold. Crankbaits and swimbaits along with a jerkbait are my go to’s when water temps drop into the 50’s. The spinnerbait comes in handy too as a more compact rig that I can throw around cover. We targeted creeks and pockets with hard bottom such as rocks as well as pockets with downed trees on the bank that stuck out into the water and provided a place for fish to suspend near as well as holding shad and other baitfish.

What were the fishing rods, fishing lures, and other fishing tackle I used? Strike King KVD 1.5 Deep Diver Squarebill Crankbait http://bit.ly/2TtpZTX My A rig http://bit.ly/2FC2YG6 Goat swimbait heads http://bit.ly/2pnjQw0 Little EZ Swimbait for umbrellas rigs http://bit.ly/2VLFbdp Composite crankbait fishing rod 7′ http://bit.ly/36f0x86 Alabama Rig fishing rod 7’2″ H http://bit.ly/2XC53gR Budget flourocarbon http://bit.ly/2Fsx0gk Best jerkbait http://bit.ly/2vCAg3b D&M Multi Blade spinnerbait http://bit.ly/2Wwm7Dn C Map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D Mikeybalzz merch and hats http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ The net http://bit.ly/38fkXhQ My Costas http://bit.ly/2uv7Zeg Best fishing gloves http://bit.ly/2WCk9hl Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #hdslive #coldwater #winterfishing #jigfishing #swimbaitfishing #swimbait #howto #massive

I like tournament fishing but when you see a bass fishing tournament devastate and destroy a lake like this it’s a trigger. Taking care of fish is very important in our sport because it means we can continue to enjoy the lakes and places we love to spend time so when you see fish wasting away at a boat ramp like this I’m disgusted. On a happier note I caught over 30lbs of bass – including 3 7 pounders on consective casts with a giant crankbait! Don’t miss the double up giant that comes off right next to the boat – probably would’ve been my PB but who knows. Key to catching fish was finding isolated structure using my C Map and scanning it with my HDS Live to look for just a couple bass and then fishing for micro schools of 2-4 fish. It was all a reaction bite – tossing a giant crankbait like the Strike King 10xd on 12lbs flourocarbon and grinding on the bottom!

Fishing rods, lures, baits and tackle: Giant cranbait we were using in Green Gizzard Shad http://bit.ly/2WPbY1s Good fishing line for crankbait fishing 12lbs test http://bit.ly/2Fsx0gk My lake map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D HDS LIve 12 http://bit.ly/2K7qn5U My Costas http://bit.ly/2uv7Zeg Mikeybalzz merch and hats and shirts http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ Crankbait clips http://bit.ly/2GpbbyI Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeybalzzfishing Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #hdslive #coldwater #winterfishing #tournamentfishing #basstournament #dirtythirty #hugebass #insane #devastated

I like fishing a spinnerbaiit but nobody knows more about it than JT Kenney so I had him talk about some cold water winter fishing techniques with a spinnerbait and chatterbait while we were on Lake Guntersville. I never knew about the weight trick with spinnerbaits to DIY Mod your own mini blade bait which is pretty cool along with some other awesome tips JT lays out for catching more fish on blade baits in the cold water fishing season.

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We went to Lake Guntersville to go fishing and stopped at GTO and Paul the owner revealed to us the most realistic fishing lure I have ever seen! It is a jig angler’s dream when it comes to crawfish!!! Paul also gave us a winter fishing report of the lake and recommended some fishing lures and baits including Alabama Rigs, jigs, and swimbaits to use to catch big bass in cold water. We went out fishing and used some of Paul’s tips but ended up having to get insanely finesse to catch fish using a Mega Bass Vision 110 jerkbait around points and in creek pockets where we found bait balls and shad.

If you get the chance visit GTO right next to Lake Guntersville and tell Paul Mikeybalzz sent you!!! Follow GTO https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Outdoor—Sporting-Goods-Company/Guntersville-Tackle-and-Outdoors-335712143261832/ What baits did we use out on the water? Tackle HD Hi Def Craw http://bit.ly/2R0gMzD The best jerkbait ever Megabass Vision 110 http://bit.ly/2vCAg3b Best flourocarbon fishing line http://bit.ly/2YjSLXd My Costa sunglasses http://bit.ly/2uv7Zeg Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #hdslive #coldwater #winterfishing #swimbait #arig #tackleshop #baitshop #realistic #jigfishing #lakeguntersville

Fishing for bass with spoons is awesome this time of year especially as we go in to winter fishing and the cold water periods. it seems hard baits like spoons that mimic forage such as shad can be key to triggering bass to bite. One of the most important tricks to fishing magnum spoons I have found is not allowing the fish to jump once they’re hooked. You basically reel down and drag the fish in and boat flip them no matter how giant they are. We go through some spoon fishing tips and how to find the right spoon bass on your graph.

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On the search for monster bass we fished a school of giant fish with a super finesse ned rig on light line and caught some big fish but lost a huge bass. I actually had the fish in my hands when I dove down to try and grab it after it came off the hook! When I’m in Florida I love exploring the deeps for trophy bass and that’s exactly what we did. I used my HDS Live to locate some groups of fish in 20-30ft of water and was forced to use finesse techniques to get them to bite like a drop shot, neko rig, and mostly a ned rig. What fishing lures, fishing rods, and equipment was I using?

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Fishing can be a bit overwhelming especially trying to catch fish on new lake! That’s why in this video I go back to the basics of bass fishing and simplify my fishing techniques, the cover and structure, and the locations on the lake I look for bass. Sometimes it is that simple to catch fish – they’re fish right!?!?! On Lake Guntersville key winter fishing areas are marinas, rocks and bridges. Fish pass through these locations during seasonal movements in to creeks to spawn in spring and often times use these areas to stage going back and forth. I love fishing an a rig and crankbaits as well as single swimbaits which are all perfect lures to use when approaching these types of fishing situations. If you find yourself struggling to catch bass during these winter periods simplify and get back tot he basics of fishing – think about forage, seasonal movements for winter fishing and spring fishing, some of the fishing techniques you like to use and the cover you like to fish and get out to the lake and make it happen!

Interested in the fishing rods, jigs, and other lures we used in the video? A Rig Fishing Rod 7’2″ H http://bit.ly/2XC53gR Umbrella rig http://bit.ly/2FC2YG6 GOAT jig heads http://bit.ly/2pnjQw0 Swimbaits I was using http://bit.ly/2VLFbdp Good budget flourocarbon http://bit.ly/2Fsx0gk Balzz hats and performance shirts http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ My Costas http://bit.ly/2uv7Zeg C Map Contour map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #hdslive #coldwater #winterfishing #jigfishing #swimbaitfishing #swimbait #howto #bridge #basic #beginner #guide

This is one cool swimbait technique for targeting winter bass in cold water. Using a bass head jig with a light wire hook and screw lock you tread on 3.5″ or less swimbaits. In the video we caught most of our bass in deep clear water using the Scottsboro Tackle hand poured lure in a Dirty Hitch color pattern. It’s important to use a little lighter fishing rod for this technique as well – I like a 7′ M bait caster or a 7′ M spinning rod if I’m using a jig 1/4 oz or less. If you have super cold water temperatures or just ultra pressured fishing and need a finesse tactic that covers water, this technique might be the ticket.

What swimbaits, jigs, and fishing rods were we using? Scottsboro Tackle Swimbait 3.5″ http://bit.ly/2ubOomr Ball Head Finesse Swimbait Jig http://bit.ly/2QdLar8 12lbs Red Label Flourocarbon http://bit.ly/2Fsx0gk 7′ Medium Action Fishing Rod http://bit.ly/2XtMvKS Mega Bass Spark Shad Micro Swimbait http://bit.ly/2QjQvOa My C Map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D TZ Micro Swimbait http://bit.ly/2SM3Xv5 Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #mircrofishing #swimbait #swimbaitfishing #microswimbait #howto #coldwater #winterfishing #fishingtechnique #jigfishing #finessefishing #nedrig

I picked out some of my favorite early winter bass fishing lures for fishing as the water starts to get cold and fish turn to their prespawn and winter patterns. Choice baits this time of year are hardbaits such as jigs, crankbaits, Red Eye Shad style trap lures – however swimbaits still play a big roll I have some super unique micro swimbaits to share with you. A rigs or umbrella rigs are also a big deal on lakes like Chickamauga, Guntersville, and any lake that is shad focused. The new Gambler Goat Locked Up Swimbait Head is perfect for a rig and we review it. Just remember, the best part about this time of year is if you brave the winter weather and put your time in bass fishing these cold water conditions can produce some of the biggest fish of the year – there is a real opportunity for an angler to catch a PB or trophy bass.

Want to learn more about the winter fishing lures we talked about as well as fishing rods and more – here it all is at Tackle Warehouse: Aruku Shad lipless crankbait http://bit.ly/2QhY4ET Strike King Red Eye Shad http://bit.ly/2HHGYMk Megabass Spark Shad Swimbait http://bit.ly/2QjQvOa Scottsboro Hand Poured Micro Swimbait http://bit.ly/2EXYZ71 Keitech Swin Impact Fat Swimbait http://bit.ly/2NOs0qG GOAT Locked Up Swimbait Jig Head http://bit.ly/2pnjQw0 Braided fishing line for spinning rods http://bit.ly/2U98XvS War Eagle Jigging Spoon http://bit.ly/2NLNyUz Hopkins Jigging Spoon http://bit.ly/2OoWmz9 Krocodile Spoon http://bit.ly/2NPSBDL Crazy Megabass underspin swim jig http://bit.ly/2qc3mXT Scrounger swimbait jig head from Scottsboro http://bit.ly/2qPW8Zy Damiki Stinger http://bit.ly/2UWeh23 War Eagle Finesse Jig http://bit.ly/2LCi6sR Boss Ball Head Jigs for making your own custom finesse jigs http://bit.ly/2Kl5K5u Kit for making your own jig skirts http://bit.ly/2Kaxrgp Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/mikeybalzzfishing Inststagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikeybalzz/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeybalzzfishing Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeybalzz Website: https://mikeybalzzfishing.com/ LIKE, SHARE, love to fish. #fishing #bassfishing #RealFishing #OG #fishinglure #fishingrod #mikeybalzzfishing #fishingwithnorm #kickintheirbass #tacticalbassin #sbfishingtv #lojofishing #hdslive #colors #test #review #swimbait #shad #winterfishing #artificiallure #realshad #megabass #customlure #customswimbait #coldwaterfishing #jigfishing #familyfriendly #community