Who makes the best jerkbaits?
Posted July 13 2009 - 10:38 PM
Posted July 14 2009 - 05:09 AM
St. Croix, Abu Garcia, Yamamoto Baits, Berkley, Lethal Weapon Jigs, Triple Fish Line
Posted July 14 2009 - 05:44 AM
Hard jerkbaits, I would get a few Rapala Hushy jerks & X raps. If your budget allows get the Lucky Craft pointer in the 78 & 100 size to start.
Great colors would include Ghost minnow, Aurora Pro Blue & Chartreuse Shad. If you really want to go overboard as I have consider the Megabass Trick Darter, Ima Flit, DD (Deep) series Lucky Craft Pointers , Jackall Squad Minnows & Squirrels (Deep) are also great jerks to round out your selection. Jerkbaits are like crank baits IMO, these different models will all shine at different times and are tools to be used when you are looking to cover various depths and there will be times when you need to downsize. It also helps to have a diverse selection of colors, I tend to favor the more tranluscent colors more often than not because these baits are at their best in clear water. There are times when you'll need solid colors, especially when the skies are overcast.
Posted July 14 2009 - 06:57 AM
Posted July 14 2009 - 07:04 AM
X-Raps are also good
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Posted July 14 2009 - 07:05 AM
Posted July 14 2009 - 07:58 AM
Slug-Go for sub-surface and for it's versatility.
Posted July 14 2009 - 08:22 AM
Specifically: LC Pointer 100, Baby Bass; HJ10, Silver Blue/Orange;
and XR8, Glass Ghost.
The Lucky Craft Pointers are some of the best lures made. Pointers
have a balancing system for long casts and reduced fouling. Most
importantly, they suspend perfectly and continue to vibrate slightly
even when the lure appears motionless.
I have had good luck with the Husky Jerk. This jerkbait has
exaggerated side-to-side action which is sometimes just what
the fish are looking for.
The X-Rap performs best when fish are very active. Rapala calls
it a "slash bait" and should be fished aggressively, generally without
Posted July 14 2009 - 09:00 AM
Posted July 14 2009 - 01:33 PM
Imakatsu RipRizer -- Hasu
Posted July 14 2009 - 01:39 PM
Lucky Craft Pointer 100SP
Megabass Vision 110
Posted July 14 2009 - 01:46 PM
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Posted July 14 2009 - 01:51 PM