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Winter bassin' fun: Part 2

Dave Landahl
Published November 27, 2017

Continuing with the theme of winter bass fishing, BassFIRST.com gathered more tips and hots spots for winter bass fishing success from some of the top professional anglers in the world.

Keith Combs
Keith Combs. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)


"I look for the steepest areas along creek channels, or the outside bends of channels. Then, I scan for the highest concentrations of bait.

"My most consistent are a Strike King 6XD in a shad pattern or a ¾-ounce jigging spoon."

Gerald Swindle


"Smith Lake in Alabama is an awesome winter lake. My favorite way to fish it is with a 3/8-ounce Ballin' Out Jig by Buckeye, brown in color. I'll put a green pumpkin Zoom twin tail on it and tie it to 16-pound Shooter flouro line and cast around deeper docks, working brushpiles."

Josh Bertrand


"I like fishing Roosevelt Lake in Arizona. A ½-ounce BPS football jig with a Berkley Chigger Craw trailer is tough to beat. I drag it real slow on rocks and along deep breaks and points."

Luke Clausen

"My favorite winter place is actually about as far as I can get from my home. It's Lake Okeechobee.

Gerald Swindle. (Joel Shangle/BassFIRST)
"In the winter, it's so fun to fish. I throw a ½-ounce green pumpkin Project Z Chatter Bait paired with a green pumpkin Diesel Minnow."

Brandon Palaniuk

"I look for long, flat points that have a good steep drop on one side. Any added structure is a bonus.

"Typically, I target these areas with blade baits or a Zoom Z-Drop on a drop shot to start off."