f you want to be in the know, and be the angler
others try to emulate, keep reading. Learning
to be an expert with jerkbaits will put more and bigger bass in your boat.
Why are jerkbaits so deadly?
Put simply, they appeal to
bass for two important reasons.
Their realism induces feeding
strikes, and their action provokes
The overall shape of jerkbaits
makes them a lure that bass do
not learn to resist. Doing so would
mean never eating baitfish, and
perpetual hunger. For this same
reason the jerkbait is a big fish
bait. When Mama Pesce sees
other types of lures repeatedly,
she learns to keep her mouth
shut. But, when a realistic jerkbait
jumps past, she railroads it.
Jerkbaits are also deadly
because they allow you to make
more casts in a day and cover a lot
more territory. This is especially
useful in locating both scattered
bass and concentrations of bass.
DON’T MAKE THIS ERROR
The first mistake of novice anglers is not optimizing their tackle for the job. Many use tackle that is too heavy, and their wrists tire before achieving success.
Certainly, the proper retrieve is harder than most,
but with the proper tackle
any bass angler can learn to
excel with a jerkbait. When
you choose your tackle, take
an integrated approach and
match the rod, reel, line, lure,
and hooks to maximize lure
action, hooking ability, and
landing ability, with minimal
The best way to understand better tackle choices is to start at the business end; the lure. There are many considerations in choosing the proper lure, but you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Lucky Craft brand of jerkbaits.