Guadalupe Bass Winter Fishing Facts and Information
Guadalupe Bass can more picky when it comes to what they will eat. Older adults and the juvenile Guadalupe bass eat mostly insects.
Texas winters are much milder than those in the north, and as such, Guadalupe bass, the water temperatures may stay warmer longer, but they get just as cold as the northern counterparts reach as cold as 39°F/4°C. Some parts of the rivers and streams that are closer to the ocean and get plenty of sunlight may be warmer.
Temperatures below 50°F/10°C and they become less aggressive and sluggish. At 50°F, they become less aggressive but are still not as hungry as they are in the spring.
When they are sluggish, appeal to their sense of instinct to defend their territory. Cast your lure or bait within a few feet of the Guadalupe bass – a technique used on all North American bass. The bass sees this as an invasion of their territory and will charge the bait. Strikes may not be as hard as they sometimes strike the weight with their body or head instead of taking the bait into their mouth.
During the winter months, they are most often found in deeper water, which is also where most of the baitfish and other fish species spend the winter months.
In the winter, Guadalupe Bass can more picky when it comes to what they will eat. Older adults and the juvenile Guadalupe bass eat mostly insects, but the adult Guadalupe bass will eat mostly bait fish like gizzard shad and golden shiners.
As we mentioned above, Guadalupe Bass are slow and don’t eat as much in the winter. Getting a strike is often best achieved by encroaching on it’s territory. The use of spoons, crankbaits and spinners help get their attention and irritate them into striking if the lure is cast close enough to their location.
When fishing for bass by encroaching on their territory, knowing their location is very helpful and will help you reduce your time between strikes.
sonar devices come in various types. If you don’t have a fish finder, consider a black and white device as you will get better resolution regardless of price.
Another key feature is the number of beams. Two beams provides a more detailed view than a single beam.
The last thing to consider is the resolution. The higher the number, the better. We recommend a resolution of 480 x 480, otherwise known as a 480.
More Lures to Try
Try Madam Xs, Convertibles, Clouser Minnows, Woolly Buggers, Pencil Poppers and Prism Divers.
We hear that the Bass Buddy with a long 6X hook with a flat silver tinsel rib, a white floss body and a red neck is very effective.
Use the Bass Bugger with a pink tail, purple body with a straight eye hook.