lures become bigger players. As the water temperatures drop under 50-degrees in the fall: blade baits, tail spinners, and spoons become must have’s. When the plastic bite slows and the heavy metal bite picks up varies. This magic mark varies based on the fishery, region, and weather conditions. Still, the phenomenon is real and happens each winter for smallmouth bass.
The smallmouth bass is a popular target for bass anglers everywhere and the good news is they are a great cold-water target. They will still slow down and eat less during frigid conditions, but they can effectively be targeted with an approach that includes finding the right location, knowing what they are eating, and relying on a simple selection of proven cold water lure options. •