Crankbait Tricks For Winter and Early Spring Bass Fishing!

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You've been going to slow! High Speed Burner Reels in Winter? Really? Oh that's just the beginning… Come along for a day on the water with Matt and Tim as they burn crankbaits and draw reaction strikes from bass in 46 degree water. The guys hold nothing back as they teach how to trigger a feeding frenzy with the Tactical DD Crankbait.

Winter was always considered a slow fishing period. Many anglers Winterize their boats and give up completely. Unbeknownst to the masses some of the best fishing of the entire year exists in the dead of Winter. By experimenting with a new style of fishing we've been able to consistently trigger reaction bites from the coldest of bass under the harshest of conditions. They key is a combination of speed, sound, and action.

In November of 2019 we released the Tactical DD Crankbait with River2Sea. This crank is designed for these exact cold water conditions. It sold out immediately and has been nearly impossible to find ever since. Today the crankbaits are back in stock so we headed out on the water to teach you exactly how to use them. Don't settle for one bass here or one bass there, its time to trigger a feeding frenzy in cold water!

Below is a breakdown of the baits, colors, equipment, and upgrades we use to maximize our time on the water with the crankbait.

Our Crankbait…
-River2Sea Tactical DD 75 Crankbait: http://bit.ly/37dclbX
Today's Colors: Mirrored Minnow, DD Minnow

Other Great Cold Water Crankbaits…
-Spro RK Crawler 55: http://bit.ly/2NFPA5t
-Megabass Deep Six: http://bit.ly/2A3clKP
-Megabass Deep X 300: http://bit.ly/2sSQHpt
-6th Sense Curve 55: http://bit.ly/37hZ1TD

Favorite Colors by Bait…
Tactical: Mirrored Minnow, DD Minnow, Glass Minnow, Ghost Minnow
Deep X 300: Stealth Craw, Sexy Ayu, Megabass Sexy Shad
Deep Six: MB Gizzard, Shadow Craw, Ito Wakasagi
RkCrawler: Missouri Craw, Phantom Brown, Red Crawfish
Curve 55: Craw Bomb, Ghost Missouri Craw, Red Claw

Hook And Component Upgrades…
Split Rings- Owner Hyperwire Size 3: http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Hooks- Owner ST-56 Size 4: http://bit.ly/2cVg7xW
(These hooks are smaller than "stock" but work extremely well)

Braid Rod/Reel Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 845 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Bantam MGL XG: http://bit.ly/2H44yjG
Line- Power Pro Maxcuatro 20 lb: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Fluorocarbon Rod/Reel Combo…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 906 CBR: http://bit.ly/2og0BmK
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL HG: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget-Friendly Rod/Reel Combo…
Rod- St Croix Bass X 7'2" MH Moderate: http://bit.ly/2r0xWAs
Reel- Shimano SLX HG: http://bit.ly/2NfdOnk
Line- Sunline Assassin 12 lb: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

NEW Tactical Bassin Apparel…
TacticalBassin Reaper Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7
TacticalBassin Shadow Hoodie: http://bit.ly/2FVD9Rs
TacticalBassin Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/2TvFMBD
TacticalBassin Hooded Sun Shirt: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G

What we wear To Fish…

Sun Mask: http://bit.ly/2JcA8xi
Sun Shirt w/ Hood: http://bit.ly/38cVi9G
Light Fishing Pants: http://bit.ly/2foDx10
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in): http://bit.ly/2TwBWs7
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering): http://bit.ly/2gTC1oB

Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor: http://bit.ly/2vFQypW
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics: http://bit.ly/2Hazsej
Minn Kota Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Hot Foot Throttle Control: http://bit.ly/2ob4kgO
Loc-R-Bar Boat Security: http://bit.ly/2CMF1NP

Favorite Storage Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Favorite Pliers: http://bit.ly/2tfxFvw
Favorite Split Ring Pliers: http://bit.ly/2fT4Qw0
Favorite Wire Cutters: http://bit.ly/2soB34k
Favorite life jacket: http://bit.ly/2odXXIP
Favorite sunglasses: http://bit.ly/2glE3eN
Hero8 Camera: http://bit.ly/37hVTX4
ElectroSamson Scale: http://bit.ly/2f7QgQ9
Frabill Net: http://bit.ly/2FNdnQr
Lure Retriever: http://bit.ly/2TLTJc6

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