Collection: Jerkbaits

Jerkbaits are hard-bodied lures designed to mimic the erratic swimming motion of an injured baitfish. They are typically long and slender with lifelike finishes to attract predatory fish. Equipped with multiple treble hooks, these lures come in three types: floating, suspending, and sinking, each suited for different water depths and conditions.

To fish a jerkbait, use a twitch-and-pause retrieve. Cast it out, let it settle, then twitch your rod to create a darting action, followed by a brief pause to let the bait hover or sink. This retrieve mimics a struggling baitfish, making it irresistible to predatory species like bass, pike, and walleye.

Jerkbaits are especially effective in colder water when fish are less active. Their erratic movement and lifelike appearance can trigger strikes from even the most lethargic fish. Whether you're fishing in clear lakes or murky rivers, having a good selection of jerkbaits in your tackle box is essential for any serious angler.

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