Winter Fishing in the Midwest Region

Adam DeBard with a big largemouth bass caught in the state of Indiana

“As creeks and rivers get colder in the Midwest and Northeast, they become incredibly clear (unless after a storm). I like to drag the Hybrid-Skirt Casting Jig painfully slow without a trailer through deep wintering holes for Smallmouth bass. Craw colors like Molting Craw or Bold Craw tend to yield the best results. When it comes to Largemouth bass in reservoirs, there’s often much less visibility. I like to use the same style slow retrieve but with either an NCB Hybrid Vibe or Flash Vibe. I fish it just fast enough to get the blade to vibrate. I use a variety of colors however black and blue is often my go to.”

- Adam DeBard

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