What You Should Do When Bass Go Deep (infographic)

Angler fishing for bass from a boat in cold weather

On many bodies of water during the winter, fall, and summer month’s bass and baitfish migrate to deep offshore structure in search of cooler or warmer waters. A few simple adjustments to your fishing gear and cast will have you tackling bass, even when they go deep.

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Strike King Tour Grade Football Jigs

A favorite jig for many fishermen is the football jig for fishing deep water and structure. We've compiled a list of our favorite football jigging gear and fishing tactics in this informative infographic to help you get started.

Get the Right Fishing Gear

Shop Cabela's Fish Eagle Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo at basspro.com

Cabela's Fish Eagle Baitcast Rod & Reel Combo

Fishing Rod and Reel: Cabela's Fish Eagle Baitcast Rod and Reel Combo Medium Heavy to 7'6" Heavy depending on the weight of the jig. Reel Gear rations of 6.4:1 or 7.1:1.

Fishing Line:Bass Pro Shops® XPS® KVD Signature Series 100% Fluorocarbon Fishing Line. Fluorocarbon line allows you to feel light bites and bites in deep water.

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Enticer Pro Series Non-Weedless Football Jigheads

Fishing Jig: Bass Pro Shops® Enticer® Pro Series Football Jigs or the Bass Pro Shops® Enticer® Pro Series Football Jigheads. Football-shaped head "walks" through rocks and cover.

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Bass Pro Shops XPS Double Tail Grubs

Jig Trailer: Bass Pro Shops® XPS® Double Tail Grubs. Rigging a football jig (back) with double tail grubs adds swimming action.

Now Go Fishing - Cast Long and Go Deep

Position your boat for a long cast just beyond the cover. Pay careful attention to your fishing line as the jig sinks; this is often time when the bass strike. Once the jig hits the bottom, small hops of the jig during the retrieve sometimes get the fish to strike.

When BassGoDeep infographic