Jacob Wheeler’s Guide to Spinnerbait Fishing in the Wind

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A spinnerbait is among Jacob Wheeler’s top search baits when hunting bass in windy conditions. He discusses why a heavy spinnerbait is one of the best presentation options when you’re fighting the wind and how the right blade and trailer combination can make all the difference in achieving the correct running depth and converting nippers into biters. 

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WHY FISHING IN THE WIND IS HARD BUT WORTH IT

Let’s face it: fishing in the wind can be challenging. You’re not only dealing with increased boat control challenges but wind blasting your face can be uncomfortable and just plain annoying. But the bass don’t care and are often most active on wind-blown spots when the food chain is riled up. 

SPINNERBAITS EXCEL ON WINDY DAYS

First and foremost, Wheeler likes fishing a heavier 3/4-ounce spinnerbait because it’s easier to cast than most baits, and the positive blade resistance…

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