Cold Water Jerkbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

If you're ready to catch more jerkbait fish, this is your video! Matt breaks down Which Baits, How To Work Them, and a whole lot more in this in-depth look at jerkbaits. He keeps his bait selection simple, makes his gear choices easy, and focuses on triggering the bass into biting.

If you've ever wanted to catch a jerkbait fish, now is the time to get out there and make it happen. The sharp cooling trend at the end of Fall triggers an aggressive feeding desire in bass. Couple that response with a desire to conserve energy in the cold and the jerkbait doubles up on effectiveness.

The handful of baits Matt describes in this video are deadly! Used independently they're great but when combined together you have a simple system that can be adapted to changing temperatures, depths, and cover.

Below you'll find a breakdown of Matt's favorite baits, equipment, hook upgrades, and even a color list of some of the colors that he has seen the most success with.

The baits...

Jackall Rerange:

Megabass Vision 110:

Megabass Vision 110 +1:

Megabass Vision 110 Silent:

Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100:

Lucky Craft Staysee 90:

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades...

Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Treble:

Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 2:

Recommended Hook Sizes by bait...

Jackall- Size 4

Megabass- Size 6

Staysee- Size 5

Flash Pointer- Size 6

Matt's Favorite Jerkbait Combo...

Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium:

Reel- Alberaran MGL:

Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon:

6'10 Medium also available in these lines...




Prefer a different brand? Here are a couple other great choices...

St Croix Legend Elite 6'10 Medium:

Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special:

Lucky Craft Colors... American Shad, Aurora Black, Ghost Minnow

Megabass Colors... GP Crystal Shad, GP Pro Blue, Killer Kawaguchi

Jackall Colors... Ghost Wakasagi, HL Silver Shad, RT Hollow Minnow


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4 Jerkbaits You Need To Try This Fall

Here are 4 jerkbaits that you absolutely have to fish this Fall! If you want to cover the water column and quickly locate aggressive fish, these baits are going to help you do it. 

Jerkbaits are a great way to catch bass in the waning Summer months and are even more impressive during the Fall. If you want to load the boat around schooling fish this Fall, look no further than a jerkbait. 

The Lures...
Jackall Rerange:
Megabass Vision 110 Magnum:
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer:
Lucky Craft Pointer 100DD:

Recommended Jackall Colors... HL Hasu, HL Silver Shad
Recommended Megabass Colors... Ozark Shad, HT-ITO Wakasagi
Recommended Lucky Craft Colors... American Shad, Aurora Black, Metallic Misty Shiner

Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 2 or 3):
Gamakatsu Aaron Martens NANO Finesse Treble:
Megabass Katsuage Outbarb Hook:

Our favorite Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Expride 6'10" Medium:
Reel- Chronarch MGL 7:1 Ratio:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader-10 to 12 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

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Jerkbait Review: Megabass Kanata and Jackall Dowzvido

Matt reviews two new jerkbaits that really stood out from the crowd this Winter. The Jackall Dowzvido and the Megabass Kanata are both great ripbaits to add to your arsenal for the Spring and Prespawn. 

The Jackall Dowzvido stook out because of the great color patterns, excellent side to side rolling action, and amazing castability. If you're looking for a compact jerkbait to dive deeper and fool those finicky fish, this is the one for you! 

The Megabass Kanata is an oversized jerkbait but it fishes much smaller than it really is. If you're looking to upsize your catch, this is an awesome option! With a ton of flash and roll to attract fish, this bait is sure to be a winner!

Jerkbaits are an awesome way to catch big fish during the cold water months. As bass move into the shallows in Spring the jerkbait becomes even more effective! These two baits will be a great addition to any bass fisherman's arsenal. 

Baits in this video...
Jackall Dowzvido:
Megabass Kanata:

Jackall Gamakatsu replacement hook:
Megabass Owner replacement hook:

Matt's preferred Gear for the Dowzvido...

Rod- Loomis IMX Jerkbait:
Reel- Curado 70:
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832 Braid:
Leader- 10 lb Fluorocarbon:

Matt's Preferred Rod for the Megabass...
Rod- Shimano Zodias 7'2" Medium:
Reel- Shimano Curado 200:
Line- 40 lb Braid:
Leader- 15 lb Maxima:

Jerkbait fishing can be deadly effective once you understand the cadence. Check out this video if you'd like to learn how to fish a jerkbait: