Skirted Jigs are the undisputed champ of the “year-round bait” category. They catch bass in 40-degree water and 90-degree water, in the grass, rocks, wood, and open water. You can fish them in 2 feet deep or drag the bottom in 40. In the winter, hop a brown jig/craw combo along steep rocky banks. In summer, thread on a paddle tail and swim a bluegill colored jig around shoreline grasses. In thick grass, pick up a 1-ounce jig and flip it into the pockets. The bottom line is that no matter the cover, depth, or season – Jigs will get you bites 365 days a year.