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Top 5 Baits for January Bass Fishing!

Winter bass fishing is here! If you want to catch bass in January, you need to fish differently than you do the rest of the year. These are the top 5 baits we rely on to consistently catch bass during the coldest part of the year! Come along as we explore our confidence baits to help you catch more fish in January!

In most of the country January is the coldest month of the year. Fish are lethargic and often laying right on bottom. Finesse is the natural approach for these fish but the right reaction baits can trigger a feed response as well, even in a lethargic bass. We rely on a mix of reaction and finesse baits to consistently catch fish all through Winter.

Below you’ll find links to the exact baits and gear we use in January. We’ve linked the exact colors, sizes, and rigging components, to help you find the exact items you’re looking for. All the links go directly to Tackle Warehouse where you can see detailed photos and descriptions of each item.

•HogFarmer Tactical Mini Flex Bladed:
•HogFarmer Tactical Mini Flex:

•Hogfarmer Tactical Flex Bladed:
•HogFarmer Tactical Flex:

Baits– 13 Fishing Churro (3.5″):
Colors: Mojito, Blue Collar, Moonlight Clan
Heads– Dirty Jigs Matt Allen Swimbait:
Size: 1/8 oz
Dummy Baits– Damiki 3″ Armor Shad:
Colors: American Shad, Pure Gill

•R2S Tactical DD 75:
Colors: Clearwater Minnow, True Shad, DD Minnow

•Megabass Deep Six:
Colors: MB Gizzard, Ito Wakasagi, Megabass Sexy Shad

•Spro RkCrawler:
Colors: Phantom Green, Phantom Watermelon

•Savage Gear 8″ RTF Trout (Fast Sink):
Colors: Dirty Silver, Ghost Trout, Trout

•Huddleston 8″ Trout (ROF 12):
Colors: Rainbow Trout, Holdover Trout, Hitch

Bait– Keitech 2.8″ Fat Swing Impact:
Color: Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl
Head– Dirty Jigs Guppy 1/8 oz:

Jig– Dirty Jigs 5/8 oz Finesse Football:
Color: Supermatt Brown, Canterbury Craw, The Go To

Trailer– Yamamoto 5″ Double Tail Grub:
Color: Cinn Blk Purp, Green Pump Purple Copper

•Yamamoto Ned Senko:
Color: Green Pumpkin Blk, Electric Shad

•Roboworm 3″ Ned Worm:
Color: Desert Craw, TW Black Blue Pumpkin

•ZMan Football Ned Head:
Size: 1/8 oz

Rod- St. Croix Mojo Glass 7’4″ Medium Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 (HG):
Line- Sunline FC (12 lb):

Rod- Shimano SLX 7’5″ Heavy:
Reel- Shimano SLX 150 XT (HG):
Line- Sunline Super FC 20 lb:

We have a variety of custom lure designs and apparel available! Everything from Swimbaits and crankbaits, to hats and hoodies! Its all available direct through Tackle Warehouse with fast shipping. See it here…

TacticalBassin Lure Designs:


Trolling Motor– Minn Kota Ultrex 112:
Electronics– Humminbird Solix 15:
Anchors– Minn Kota Talons:
Camera– GoPro Hero 9:


Favorite sunglasses:
Favorite Pliers:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite Scale:
Favorite Lure Retriever:
Favorite Braid Cutters:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Storage Box:
Favorite Net:

If you plan to do any shopping, using our links before doing your shopping at Tackle Warehouse is the single greatest way to support us! You won’t be able to even see a difference but they’ll know you’re one of us!

#January #bassfishing #Winterfishing


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  1. Awesome video! I am in Houston texas and the low to high temps are 55-70 degrees. The bass were already busting out the water chasing bait. I was wondering if there could be a part 2 of this video for Texas/Florida?

  2. Guys been a long time following. I know you're both from Nor-Cal. Would love to hear your experience from the California delta and any experience from the motherlode lakes.
    Happy new years!!

  3. Those Keitechs work for me . Still catching in Rhode Island . The Blackstone river doesn’t freeze on the main body . Barely moving on the bottom like you said Tim .

  4. Why a skeeter. You had the best bass boat champion miss seeing guys on clear lake from one champ to another. Don’t blame you leaving cal you left at the right time.

  5. Hello Tim. Thanks for the video. You mentioned "bringing them in slow" when you have hooked a deep fish. About how much time will you take to reel in a fish caught in say 30', 40', 50'+ ?

  6. I live in az and I fish a little river next to my house. The water temperature was 59 degrees yesterday. Are the bass going to be more aggressive in these temperatures. I doesn't really get very cold here.

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