- Bearking Deep Diving Jerkbait
- A+ fishing lures
- Magallon family
- Length and Weight
- 113mm / 4.45 inch 16g / 0.04 lbs
- 113mm / 4.45 inch 13.7g / 0.03 lbs
- 88mm / 3.46 inch 7.2g / 0.02 lbs
- minnow crankbait
Where to fish it?
- Rocky Shorelines and Midlake Structure
- Sand and Grass flats
- Ledges and drop-offs.
- Around docks
When to fish it?
- Coldwater: The natural suspending action of a jerk bait imitates baitfish dying off in cold water. Although a jerk bait will catch bass all year, oftentimes the colder water will make it a better choice for getting bites than some of your other techniques. When water temperatures are around 50 – 60 degrees a jerk bait is often a great option.
- When bass are shallow: The max you can get a good jerk bait to go is 12 – 15 feet. This can be a problem if the bass are hanging deeper than 20 feet. Especially, if the water is cold. They are just not as apt to swim up and eat from those depths because of the bass’s slow metabolism. The jerk bait ideally is the most effective when bass are shallower in cold water sitting in about 5 – 12 feet of water.
- Clearwater: The jerk bait is a visual clear water feeding bait. This is why it works so well on smallmouth. In dirty water, bass are unable to see the dying movements as well. A jerk bait seems to perform better in stained to clear water conditions. Many jerk baits come with rattles to help attract attention in those dirtier water conditions, but often when things are too dingy you are probably better off with a bladed bait of some kind.
How to fish it?
Jerkbait fishing is all about cadence. Experiment with different pause lengths between twitches, (twitch…pause. twitch). Also, try twitching multiple times, (twitch, twitch…pause…twitch). Once you catch your first fish of the day, make a mental note of what your lure had been doing prior to the strike. Generally, the colder the water, the longer the pauses. Sometimes, the fish want pauses as long as 15-30 seconds!