Whiterock Bass Deep Water Fishing
Catching Whiterock Bass works well with a small jigging spoon and work it vertically from a dock, boat or other floating structure such as a low hanging bridge.
Whiterock Bass deep-water techniques are closer to those of winter techniques. In the winter, cold water reduces white rock bass’s metabolism and their need to feed. They tend to gather in schools deep in the lake or reservoir.
In deep reservoirs, whiterock bass can be found as deep as 40 or 50 feet or even greater if they can find some underwater structure. Finding them is best done with a sonar device and if you are fishing on a lake, a GPS combo unit can be very helped as well.
The Whiterock Bass can also be observed hiding on the bottom of deep rivers, around the same habitat that it seeks out in lakes. If the river is shallow, you are better off looking for the whiterock bass in the lake in which the river drains into.
Shallow is any river having deeps less than 20 to 25 feet. Sonar mapping can be useful for getting depth data, but more useful are contour maps. They can often be obtained free from your local government at the municipal or county level.
Lures & Bait
Catching Whiterock Bass works well with a small jigging spoon and work it vertically from a dock, boat or other floating structure such as a low hanging bridge. Move the spoon up and down, jerking it hard, raising it four or five feet and then let it flutter back down on slack line. Most strikes will come while the spoon is falling. The Road Runner is another great lure to use for deep water.
The flash of a spinner and the seductive dance of a marabou or rubber-skirted jig is a great combination for whites. Work the lure just above the bottom. Use a varied retrieve, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes smooth, sometimes jerky. Let it fall to the bottom and be ripped upward again.