Winter Bass fishing South Florida

Old 12-05-2018, 01:47 PM
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Default Winter Bass fishing South Florida

Starting this thread to see if anyone changes methods during the colder months as opposed to the rest of the year. I have never had a problem catching Largemouth, Peacocks, Cichlids, and other fresh water species during the warmer months but whenever its gets cooler I find myself unable to catch anything. I understand that Bass become lethargic during these months and the bite slows down but I have been skunked my last few times out. I have tried rubber worms, deep diving crank baits, shallow crabk baits, and spinners with no luck. I have tried slowing down my retrieval speed and method as well. Thoughts?
Old 12-05-2018, 02:27 PM
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I start to use lighter colored jigs and trailers with longer tails to try to get a reaction strike if anything. Come February I move to spinner baits to get the pre spawn mamas biting. The other day a purple and black worm no weight was going the trick
Old 12-07-2018, 04:39 PM
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The peas get really tough, they hate the cold. Try and fish when it's warmer, mid day, and not during cold fronts, or in heavy wind.
It's almost crappie time!

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