Rodster14 wrote:I have to confess. I have some jerk baits, but do not enjoy fishing them and have had limited success. I do need to get better at this technique. If you could only have one jerk bait to fish, which one would it be? Your go-to color would be nice.
Just stay with it all day this time of year and it will put a big smile on your face. It my waters in FL, you can have success with a jerk bait late fall well into spring. However, in the lakes I fish, that bite really turns on right now around thanksgiving. I just get bit and it seems like all species in my lakes will bite. I start catching all kinds of stuff that I weeded out in the summer early fall with swinbaits and plastics. Cadence can be figured out pretty fast, but I get hooks ups with short pauses, long pauses, just realing 110 in like a crank gets bit. Sometimes as soon as it hits the water. Definitely 110 for me. Casts like a bullet. I do match colours to water clarity and sun and others have mentioned, but sometimes wonder how much it matters. I thrown some super banged up old 110s which have seen a third set of trebles in which the finish is well worn off and they get bit. Only time I've watched bass approach and get spooked is with a flashy fluorescent colour with silver steipes (forget name) in super clear water. I was pushing it. I looks forward to the good jerkbait months.