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

It was an epic day on the lake! I caught my Lake Guntersville PB fish using a fishing lure I made for Gambler Lures for swimbait fishing. Alabama rigs are great lures this time of year for cold water and I stumbled on a pattern for fishing grass on shallow submerged points with small swimbaits. The bass were were keyed on shad and I would use the swimbaits to mimic bait balls in creeks and at the mouths of creeks. The way I fish an umbrella rig is really more like a spinnerbait. I use a shorter fishing rod and a smaller rig so that I can cast it more accurately and fish it all day with less fatigue and more efficiency. I’m so stoked I finally caught a GIANT bass out on Lake Guntersville – definitely my PB and it made it especially cool to do it with a homemade jig.

Want to know more about the fishing lures, fishing rods, and all the fishing gear we used: The swimbait jig head I made http://bit.ly/2NcZq1h A-rig I was using http://bit.ly/2FC2YG6 7’2″ H Fishing Rod for umbrella rigs http://bit.ly/2XC53gR 20lbs flourocarbon fishing line http://bit.ly/2YjSLXd Best jerkbait Mega Bass Vision 110 http://bit.ly/2vCAg3b Swimbaits for umbrella rig http://bit.ly/2VLFbdp C Map countour map http://bit.ly/2HTgx4D Mikeybalzz hats and performance shirts http://bit.ly/2ZrWOEZ 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 #pb #mikeybalzz #jerkbait #howto

Double up on an a rig with 2 big fish. This is what fun looks and smells like. Picasso Lures Alabama Rig paired up with the best swimbait for these deals – a Gambler Big EZ mixed with EZ Swimmers. Slow roll it on your local winter school with a few speed changes and you’ll hook up hard. Fishing is fun, catching 2 at once is better.

 

A rig used http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Picasso_HD_Flashback_Umbrella_Rig/descpage-PSWHDFB.html?from=mkfish

Swimbaits
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Gambler_Big_EZ_/descpage-BIGEZ.html?from=mikfish

Jig Heads
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/6th_Sense_Core_X_Swimbait_Jig_Heads_4pk/descpage-6SCXSH.html?from=mkfish

Line
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Sunline_Super_Fluorocarbon/descpage-SLSF2.html?from=mkfish