Soft plastic jerk bait fishing can be a deadly technique. However, adding a flash of red can double its effectiveness. I like using a 4/0 or 5/0 Daiichi Bleeding Bait Copperhead hook, on a shad, pearl or white Gambler Stud or Mann’s Shadow. The lure acts like a crippled bait fish, while the flash of red from the hook provides the look of gills or blood from an injury. This helps stir up a quicker predatory action towards the lure.
If the fishing is tough, and a few nonproductive bites have come onsome larger lures, then downsize. For example, if there are a fewstrikes on a 3’ or 4 1/2”, but nothing in the boat, try going to a 2”or 2 1/2”. The same holds for other lures.
If you want to give your crankbaits a little more flash, replace the back treble with a teaser treble of the same size. The feathers or mylar will give the bait more flash and different look. When used on suspending baits, on a pause, the pulsating action of the feathers will drive the fish crazy.