Mike Gerry

Big Baits, Big Fish

As our winter slowly moves on it is a time of year where size matters; at no time during the fishing year is the size of your bait more important than now! If your wanting to catch big quality bass, fish with big baits, like 7 inch swim baits, oz. jigs with large trailers that give the jig a bulky look; even to 1 oz. spinner baits with large willow leaf blades will produce that big bite.

The thing many fishermen do not realize is that slow lethargic large bass pick their prey and the bigger the better as their feeding is very selective and large presentations entice that big fish. I know you all have heard that saying that this time of year (winter) you're fishing for a few bites; I believe this is true so if the bites are limited than the presentation of large bait becomes even more important. Size does matter; bass are selective, they want slow moving baits, easy prey and that large presentation as they can lead you to that 30 pound sack we all hunt in winter fishing.

Some of the baits I like with large profiles are; Punisher to 1 oz. Spinner baits as they have big willow leaf blades that get to the bottom easily and becomes a great large profile bait to slow roll on the bottom this time of year. I also like Tight-Line oz. football jig you combine that big jig with a Missile Bait D-bomb trailer or Drop Craw or big Missile Craw will produce big bites with this jig as it really entices those big females. Don't under estimate the power of a big swim bait, some of those very expensive large swim baits worked slowly along the bottom can become your best friend; these baits can be very expensive but winter time proves their worth.

Big baits produce big fish and you'll have a big time on the water; you just have to get on the water to prove it!

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Captain Mike Gerry

Mike Gerry

About The Author: Captain Mike Gerry

Company: Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service

Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville

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