Do We Stop Jerkbaits In The Summer
Posted June 26 2012 - 10:32 PM
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Posted June 27 2012 - 05:41 AM
Posted June 27 2012 - 06:18 AM
I use them all year, I use suspending baits in water temps to 58 degrees, once it gets to that I make a switch to floating style jerkbaits, there are 2 kinds of floaters, some float to the surface very fast and others slow. I have a lot of success with these and part of the reason is most anglers quit throwing them after the spawn, but I use them anytime I see bass chasing baitfish. I use them at the same time a topwater would work, low light early and late in the day but I've had days on the river were I used one from morning until 5 in the afternoon. The most important thing is match the bait to the water clarity, if there is less than 2' of visibility then I will use a differnt kind of lure. The less visibility the bigger the lure, you want to throw the 4.75", 5" and 5.5" baits and go down in size as the water gets clearer, also match the bait to the mood of the fish, if they are lethargic I'll use a slow floater like the Rapala Flat Rap and if they are aggressive I'll use a fast floater like the Smithwick Rattlin rogue or super rogue.
WOW, really nice post !!!
One thing I will add that has helped on my home waters and maybe it will help you, I have found that when the fish are suspended in 8 to 15 feet of water and are lathargic during summer days, is to look at the fish and see if they move at all, if they are not moving at all I will pull the JB down under them and let it float up through the water colum where they are staged, I will use very very little movement as it does float up, usually when these fish are that lathargic it's due to a few different things like o2 levels etc.. the fish in turn will use very little energy to grab a meal and the bait has to look like a really easy target.
If they are aggressive enough then it is used just as if I were fishing the spring time, but with shorter pause times, as with a JB you have to get the right cadence to attract attention so a little extra time spent with the JB may be needed.
Good luck and be safe !!!
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Posted June 27 2012 - 08:24 AM
Posted June 27 2012 - 08:30 AM
Fish go deep the hotter it gets so bottom contact lures will get thrown before a jerkbait that is high in the water column.
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Posted June 27 2012 - 08:41 AM
Largemouth: 10.73 lbs (Everglades - Holiday Park)
Peacock: 6.36 lbs (Residential Lake - Southwest Broward)
Posted June 27 2012 - 08:37 PM
Granted, there's also a real good chance fish in the lakes near me don't ever get stressed from summertime temps, and will locate wherever they can find food.
Posted June 27 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted June 27 2012 - 08:43 PM
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Posted June 29 2012 - 08:08 AM
BUT...a couple hundred bucks from a local T last week tells me I'll throw them throw the summer
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