Suspending Lure

What is your "go to" lure for winter bass fishing ?

Mostly largemouth....
Note.I .fish mostly lakes in NC/VA. Ultra clear water and very low due to drought.

My two favorites for super-finicky, cold, sluggish, Bass?

#1.) A Rapala Husky Jerk Minnow model HJ08- Most any small "suspending" lure is deadly on fussy Bass. The "sweep-pause" retrieve is best. If you have an abundance of Perch in your lake/stream go with Perch/Clown colors, otherwise, a simple Gold or Silver works wonders. Make sure to dowse your lures in a decent attractant.

#2.) A 1/8 OZ Wide Gap hooked Jig with a 3" curly-tailed plastic grub or Shaky Worm(Color? Black/Red speck)- This mimics anything from a small Leech, Minnow, Insect, Tadpole, Etc; some of a Large-mouth's favorite "take out food" in cold Winter conditions. Berkley (Gulp) makes a nice Shaky Worm that works well!

Any lure that's small, slow, & "slinky" should have a shot at cold Bass.

Hope this helps ya? Good fishing!

UPDATE: Def try a suspending lure! Cold, clear-water Bass LOVE suspending baits!

Try fishing a suspending lure close to submerged & exposed wood rip rap. Wood retains heat as does a dark, muddy bottom. In super-cold weather Bass will snuggle right close to a log/rip rap to stay warm. Or check your electronics for a thermocline reading around drop-offs and in waters over 15-25FT. Find the 'cline and you'll find the fish!

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