Top jerkbaits are used principally for catching predatory fish such as speckled(sea) trout/weakfish, tailor, sea trout, cutthroat trout, red(puppy)drum, bass, striped bass, smallmouth, sand bass, baby bass, pollock, sauger, walleye, redfin(cotton cordell redfin) and muskellunge, and are particularly helpful in attracting fish as you begin your day out on the saltwater flats.
Jerkbaits for fish
The top fishing lures
What are jerkbait lures?
A jerkbait is a minnow-shaped lure that provides a horizontal presentation. A straight retrieve makes a jerkbait swim with a shimmying action. This catches fish, but where a jerk-bait shines is on a snap-pause retrieve, which gives it an erratic, darting action that drives bass wild.
What is crankbait vs Jerkbait?
Crankbaits are generally shorter and fatter, while jerkbaits are slender and longer. Jerkbaits mostly have three treble hooks, while crankbaits have two. The most common types of bills for both jerkbaits and crankbaits include square bills, diamond-shaped bills, and rounded bills.
How do you catch a weakfish in surf?
Some of the best artificial lures you can attach to your best fishing line when weak fishing include small bucktails, soft-plastic swim shads, epoxy jigs, Z-man swim baits, Berkley Gulp, and diamond jigs. The best artificial plastic you can use with your baitcasting rod is the jelly worm.
Can you catch tailor on low tide?
While I'm certainly no expert on beach fishing, I have seen enough evidence to suggest on many beaches low tide is often best when looking for mulloway and tailor. On many beaches up this way, low tide usually means bait supplies schooled up in the deeper holes and gutters close to shore.
What do sea trout bite on?
Look for Seatrout on Grass Flats.In spring and fall, find clean grass flats that aren't run over by boats daily. Ideally, you will also find schools of black mullet and pilchards or glass minnows. February through April are my favorite months for targeting big gator trout.
What is the best thing to catch trout with?
There are lots (and lots) of ways to fish for trout, but three of the easiest ways to fish for trout in lakes are:Suspending bait under a bobber. Start with a piece of worm or a little PowerBait or similar product on a bait hook. Fishing with bait off the bottom. Retrieving a spinner, spoon or fly.