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.
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.
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.