Oct/Nov 2018 Issue

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This Month in In-Fisherman


  The Greatest Big Bass Lure Ever

A rubber-skirted bass jig and trailer reigns supreme during the Coldwater Period for catching the biggest bass of the year. Indeed, since the presentation’s origins beginning in the late 1970s, many of the largest bass ever caught have fallen for this classic pairing of jig and soft plastic or pork during winter on waters south of the Ice Belt.


The classic combo is deadly when fishing at a range of depths and speeds, but always scores high when the bite is slow and moderately deep, which generally describes the whereabouts of big largemouths now. Work it with patience, with an eye peeled for a slight bump in the line and be attentive to that mushy feeling that often signals a bite.


In the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of In-Fisherman, Field Editor Steve Quinn covers in-depth the mystery and mastery of skirted jigs for giant winter bass. Beginning with the origins and evolution of this classic presentation, he delves into jig options and tactics used by some of the best jig anglers, with a bit on the winter night bite and trailer options.


In the meantime, In-Fisherman Editor in Chief Doug Stange takes you into the field to lunker bass country, along with Guide Jason Hoffman, jig and trailers in hand, in search of Lake Fork’s winter bigmouths.




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