The flexibility of a plastic grub makes it an ideal attraction for offering flat or vertically to wintertime bass in clear waters. A twin-tail plastic grub attached to a 3/8- or 1/2-ounce standup jighead is my favorite lure to drag in ultra-clear water for bottom-hugging bass.
If the water is tarnished, I like a bulkier lure so I connect the twin-tail grub to the back of a football jig to give bass with restricted visibility a larger profile to focus in on.
Origin beer/green flake is my favorite grub shade when fishing the attraction with the standup jighead. I favor a brown/purple football jig matched with either an environment-friendly pumpkin or brown/purple flake grub.
Twin Tails Don’t Fail
Calm, sunny days are best for dragging the twin-tail grub along all-time low. I fish the plastic grub and standup jighead on 8-pound test line with rotating take on and also either move my pole to keep the lure bumping along the bottom or somewhat raise my pole so the attraction hops a couple of inches off the bottom.
Football Jig + Grub = Winter Bass
I cast my football jig/grub combination on 12 -or 14-pound line with baitcasting equipment. With my casting pole directed down towards the water, I move the pole about 1 to 2 feet so the appeal continuously bumps the rough bottom. At the end of my sweep, I move my rod back towards the appeal and also reel up the slack line. Strikes normally happen while the jig-and-grub combo sits still under.
Don’t Sleep On Single Tail Grubs
A single-tail plastic grub dealt with spinning tackle produces ideal for schooling wintertime bass put on hold midway in the water column. For winter bass suspended less than 20 feet deep you can cast to the education fish as well as existing your lure horizontally by reeling the grub gradually back to the boat. Up and down jigging the grub functions best when bass are put on hold much deeper than 20 feet.
Your Grub Fishing Color Guide Suspended wintertime bass prey on dying shad so select plastic grubs in shad-imitating hues such as salt-and-pepper, smoke/black flake or pearl. Match the grub with a 1/8-ounce darter jighead for fishing less than 20 feet deep and also high end to a 1/4-ounce darter jighead for vertical jigging in much deeper water. Rig the grub so the line tie of the jighead faces upward as well as the grub’s tail factors downward, which triggers the grub’s tail to displace even more water and generate more activity.
Lighter In Weight Line Means More Sensitivity
Try a 6-pound fluorocarbon line for enhanced level of sensitivity to really feel light attacks, but make use of monofilament for grubs a lot of the time because it is much more convenient and kinks up less, specifically in cold water.