Winter Tips For Dropshot and Ned Rig Fishing

Still struggling to catch Winter Bass? Tim has some advice that will help you catch more fish during the cold water months. When you’re finesse fishing with Ned Rigs, Dropshot, or a tube, its critical that you change your cadence in Winter. The same method you were using in Fall will not work anywhere near as well as this slower approach. 

The difference between fishing and catching really can be as simple as going slower. If you’re still shaking your baits like you did in Summer and Fall, you’re making a mistake. At the very least you need to fish your baits slower and more methodically with longer pauses between movements. At the most, you need to literally drag your bait across the bottom without any movement of the rod tip at all. 

Slowing down sounds easy but if you’re not used to it, its much tougher than you might expect. If you struggle with slowing down Tim suggests sticking the tip of your rod underwater. The resistance if the water makes it more difficult to “over work” the bait and also makes you more aware of your movements. Don’t let the Winter cold get you down, keep adapting and you will find the fish you’re searching for. 

Below is breakdown of some of Tim’s favorite baits and equipment for finesse fishing this time of year. 

Favorite Baits… 

Finesse Tube- Dry Creek Tournament Tube: http://bit.ly/2cJwI6r

Fat Tube- Big Bite Baits Tour Tube: http://bit.ly/32e23VR

Straight Tail Worm- Roboworm 4 1/2″: http://bit.ly/2asZyH3

Shaped Worm- Big Bite Baits Smallie Smasher: http://bit.ly/2ZpCOCY

Ned Worm- Roboworm 3″ Ned: http://bit.ly/2j9F0Xy

Favorite Colors: Green Pumpkin, Morning Dawn, Old Ugly, Margarita Mutilator

Best “Bang For The Buck” Spinning Combo… 

Rod- Shimano Expride 6’10” Medium Light: http://bit.ly/2osaj3q

Reel- Shimano Stradic CI4+ 2500: http://bit.ly/2gu84t7

Line- Power Pro 10 lb Braid: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- Sunline Sniper 6 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju

Great Budget-Friendly Spinning Combo… 

Rod- Daiwa AirdX 7′ Medium: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu

Reel- Daiwa Revros 2000: http://bit.ly/34nCGCj

Line- Sunline Sniper 8 lb Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2p7fxju