Jerkbaits Vs. Swimbaits : Which One Wins?

Matt hits the water with a jerkbait and a small swimbait for a quick evening session. The plan was to return to a school of active bass blowing up on baitfish but that quickly changed. Watch as Matt adapts to the changing conditions and puts together a pattern that produces BIG bites. 

Learning to read the water and adapt to changing conditions takes time. Having a solid knowledge of the fishery is a huge bonus but a willingness to change on the fly and try new baits is all that's really required. 

The jerkbait and swimbait are both proven producers throughout the Spring. When one is producing small bites the other will often produce larger fish. Don't be afraid to abandon your game plan when its not working and trying something completely different. You never know when you'll switch from catching little fish (or no fish) to having an awesome time on the water!

The baits... 
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 115 (Crystal Pro Blue):
3.8 Keitech (Pro Blue Red Pearl):
Dirty Jigs Guppy Head (Blue Shad 1/4 with 3/0 Hook):
Dirty Jigs Matt Allen Swimbait Head:

Swimbait and Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Cashion 7'3" Medium Heavy:
Reel- Bantam MGL 150:
Line- 12 lb Sunline Assassin:

Dedicated Jerkbait Setup...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Curado 70 (7:1 Ratio):
Line- 12 lb Sunline Sniper:

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