Which Jerkbaits Catch Fish? | Buyer's Guide!

If you've seen ANY of our UNDERWATER VIDEOS you know the power of a Jerkbait!! Its INCREDIBLE how BRUTAL Bass are when they crush it! But not all jerk baits are created equal...

 Some jerk baits work much better than others. We're not saying the baits on this list are the only jerk baits that catch fish but we are saying they're our favorites. If you want to get on a jerk bait bite this year, fish these baits with confidence. If the bite is there, you're going to find it!

Deep Baits... 
Lucky Craft Staysee 90: http://bit.ly/2dBzMmz
Lucky Craft Pointer DD 78: http://bit.ly/2e0sQj7
Megabass Vision 110 +1: http://bit.ly/2iGYOCX

Mid-Range Baits:
Megabass Vision 110: http://bit.ly/2j31TKb
Megabass Vision 110 Magnum: http://bit.ly/2vdZOWf
Jackall Rerange: http://bit.ly/2ge0qED
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer SP: http://bit.ly/2aHz588

Hook/Split Ring Upgrades...
Aaron Martens Nano Finesse Treble: http://bit.ly/2dWWAut
Megabass Katsuage Outbarb Hook: http://bit.ly/2r9lUmI
Owner Hyperwire Split Rings (Size 2 or 3): http://bit.ly/2v8ArBX
Hook Covers: http://bit.ly/2lj89Ui

Jerkbaits Colors... 
-Ghost Minnow (Clear)
-Chartreuse Shad (White)
-American Shad (Reflective)

Matt's Favorite Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Shimano Expride 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL
Reel- Shimano Chronarch MGL: http://bit.ly/2n8DghB
Line- Sufix 832 15 lb: http://bit.ly/2ae93Ji
Leader- 12 lb Sunline Fluorocarbon: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

High-End Jerkbait Combo...
Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special: http://bit.ly/2wVOSbY
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran 50: http://bit.ly/2fdX1Uy
Line- 12 lb Sunline Fluoro: http://bit.ly/2h4LNjm

Budget Jerkbait Combo...
Rod- Exage 6'10" Medium: http://bit.ly/2mGp1Vc
Reel- Casitas 150: http://bit.ly/2geKxsp
Line- 12 lb Seaguar AbrazX: http://bit.ly/2aaBBDX

Jerkbait Storage...
Plano Waterproof Box: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB
Bass Mafia Casket 3700: http://bit.ly/2fg5ouM

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Winter Jerkbait Fishing Tips

Jerkbaits are one of the few reaction baits that work consistently, even at the lowest water temps. Matt explains the differences between jerkbait models and why they're able to draw strikes. He also breaks down the gear needed and cadences to use to catch the most fish this Winter.

Keep an eye out for Friday's video as well! On Friday we'll explore Bass behavior underwater and watch them react to a jerkbait. Observing their behavior is VERY eye opening but first you have to understand the baits, the cadences, and the proper gear. Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment we use for jerkbaits this time of year.

Lucky Craft Staysee 90
Megabass Vision 110
Megabass Vision 110 +1
Lucky Craft Deep Pointer 78
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100

Megabass Color Recommendations... Killer Kawaguchi, HT Kossorri Shad, GP Pro Blue, GP Crystal Shad

Lucky Craft Color Recommendations... Ghost Minnow, Ghost Threadfin Shad, Ghost Blue Shad, Nishiki 

Best Replacement Hooks...

-Gamakatsu Aaron Martens Nano Finesse Hook

Preferred Jerkbait Rods...

High End Casting Setup...
Rod- Megabass Jerkbait Special
Reel- Shimano Aldebaran Reel
Line- 20 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 10 lb Fluorocarbon

Mid Range Spinning Setup...
Rod- Dobyns 702 Champion
Reel- Shimano Nasci 2500
Line- 10 lb Sufix 832
Leader- 8 lb Fluorocarbon

Which Jerkbaits Work the Best?

On a recent trip to the Bay of Green Bay I got on a great jerkbait bite while fishing with Curt Demerath, owner of Dirty Jigs. Both of us were catching fish but I noticed Curt was doing a few things differently than I'd seen in the past. Most importantly, he was swapping back and forth between different jerkbaits rather than sticking to the favorite. By the end of the first day it was clear that it was having a huge impact on catch rate.

When we got off the water I began asking questions about why he had been making adjustments. He started giving some very in depth responses. That's when I realized we needed to pause the conversation until we could turn the GoPro on  so you could learn from him as well. Here is what happened once he got in front of the camera...

Curt breaks down the differences between the Megabass Vision 110, Pointer 100, Staysee 90, Flash Pointer, and more. He goes on to cover not only how each one moves in the water but how your cadence and retrieve should vary with each. Some shine in warm water, others in cold. Some should be ripped, others should just be pulled. This approach opened my eyes to a whole different world of ripbait (jerkbait) fishing. Often I give up on the jerkbait bite because my confidence bait isn't working, its clear now that I'm leaving a lot of fish uncaught. Switching models to achieve different actions can turn on a jerkbait bite even when a particular bait isn't getting bit.

I think every angler can glean information that will help them catch more jerkbait fish this coming year! Huge thanks to Curt for taking some time out of his day to shed light on this topic! If you're not familiar with Curt or his awesome products, you can see it all at http://www.dirtyjigstackle.com