Fishing in Wind – 5 Good Baits to Catch Bass

Fishing in Wind for Bass

Fishing in wind can be extremely frustrating, so use these 5 good baits to catch bass in windy conditions. When you have a weekend to go fishing which appears to be spoiled by the wind, try these baits and tips to help you catch more fish. Include in this article is 5 top baits for windy conditions and how to fish them. In addition, on here you will find some video content illustrating fishing in wind to catch some bass. Don’t let a little wind spoil your next fishing trip. Enjoy the article!


Fishing in Wind – 5 Good Baits for Bass

Nothing is worse than getting some time off work for fishing, and the wind prevents you from getting on the water. Here are some baits I’ve used with success when the wind starts blowing. A light breeze is one thing, but when things are howling give these baits a try. Typically, the best baits when the wind blows are the moving flashing baits. It’s too hard in the wind to fish soft-plastics slowly along the bottom. Listed below are 5 good baits to use when fishing in the wind. Give them a whirl to find yourself with better luck fishing in those windy times on the lake. Get Stoked!

Good Baits Fishing in Wind
Largemouth Bass Caught Fishing in the Wind on one of the good baits mentioned in this article.


Strike King Flat Side Crankbait

The Strike King Bluegill Flat Side 1.5 is a solid bait for fishing in wind. This moving crankbait draws strikes and gets down to 6 – 8 foot depths. One of my friends has won several tournaments on this bait. The key is to just chuck and wind the crankbait back. Pretty easy. Make sure you are bumping along the cover to get more bites. To cover some water and catch some good fish when the wind starts blowing throw on the strike king 1.5 flat side .


The Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait Jr. really performs well in the wind. This jerkbait has two main features which make it work well in the wind. The first feature is it flat out gets bites with the realistic colors. The second feature is it is weighted for easier casting in the wind. It will slice through the wind on your cast and help you get a little more distance. Distance is key to getting bites in clear water. If the crankbait isn’t working, tie this jerkbait on and prepare to get ripped!


Fishing in wind a spinnerbait is always a good option to try. A spinnerbait can get deeper than other baits in the wind. Plus, the blades and flash draw fish in from a long way off. The wind chops up the water, so the light penetration isn’t as clean. The refracted light makes the spinnerbait blades look like a school of active bait fish. Try a spinnerbait when things get windy, and hopefully it will help you put more fish in your hand. The bass slam it hard.

Underspin Swimbait

Pair up a Road Runner Underspin Head with a Ayu Megabass Spark Shad to help you catch fish in the wind. This set up is great because you can fish it slowly and deep. The extra flash of an underspin seems to really help draw bites in the wind. When fishing an underspin just throw it like you would a swimbait. Cast it out, and slowly retrieve it back. I like to let an underspin settle to the bottom before I begin my retrieve to maintain contact with the cover. Give an underspin swimbait a shot when the wind is howling to “Krak” some bass!

Lipless Crankbait

Last but not least a Lipless Crankbait like the Jackall TN in Brown Craw is a great bait for catching fish in the wind. The loud knocking and the erratic tight wobble of a lipless crankbait draws strikes in windy conditions. You can fish a lipless crankbait well in all depth ranges. Depending on how long you let the lipless sink before you begin your retrieve. Give the bait a rip every now and then to get those reaction bites from those tight lipped bass. A lipless crankbait casts well in windy conditions because it is so dense and compact. Give it a go the next time you find your self fishing in wind.

Fishing in wind 5 good baits
Fishing in wind here are 5 good baits from left to right; Road Runner Underspin w/ Megabass Spark Shad, Megabass Vision 110 Jerkbait Jr., Strike King 1.5 Flat Side, Jackall TN Lipless Crankbait Brown Craw, Rippin Lips Ayu Spinnerbait.


Video Fishing in Wind 5 Good Baits

This video was filmed at Deep Creek Reservoir fishing in wind one night on my way home from a work trip in Idaho. Check out how these 5 good baits work in the wind, and how effective they can be for catching fish from the bank. When it is windy sometimes just walking the bank is the best option, so you don’t have to fight the waves on the water. Enjoy the video, and subscribe to the channel on YouTube to keep up to date on more video’s coming in the future. Give me some feedback on how I could make my videos better as well. Hoping to always provide you honest info, so you can capitalize on your time on the water.


Additional Tips Fishing in Wind

Fishing in the wind can be kind of a drag sometimes. It’s no fun having to fight the weather. Usually the best spots are the wind blown points, or often the wind protected pockets can be fruitful. Casting can be a challenge too. Typically, more bites happen when you throw into the wind and drag your bait back with the wind. This creates a more natural presentation. Wind creates current, and the bass often sit in the wind breaks to ambush baitfish. Sometimes it’s easier to leave the boat or yak at the launch ramp and walk the bank in wind. Whatever your case, hopefully this post will help you “krak” some bass in the wind.

One more thing, The links above and below in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I use to “Krak” some bass fishing in wind. Use these good baits to catch more fish in the wind. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. These links are here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me. Thank you for your support!

As Always,

Stay Stoked!

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