Lethargic is one term many anglers use to describe bass during the cold water period from late fall through early spring…
One way to combat a bass’ slow-motion metabolism during these times is to downsize the baits used in your presentations…
There are a wide range of small-scale baits on the market including bait rigs like:
- the NED rig
- Charlie Brewer’s Slider Rig
- Most drop-shot presentations like Mister Twister’s Mite
- 2.5″ tubes
- small hair jigs
- 2″ to 3 grubs
- and many more!
Though many bass anglers are familiar with larger sizes of the spider jig, smaller versions can also be great solutions to a slow cold water bite!
The folks at LTB produced this video of a micro spider jig and it’s effectiveness in working vertical structures, a key holding area for cold water bass…
Definitely another alternative to consider adding to your cold water bait box 🙂