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.
When spooling up a reel while on the water, most anglers keep the new line coming off the spool tight by running it through their hand or a wrapped towel, but be careful not to hold it too tight. The heat generated from the friction of the moving line can be enough to weaken the Read More…
For better more long lasting results with fishing scents on plastic lures, try applying the sent to the tail end of your lures with a sharply pointed toothpick. Drill four or five holes through the lure with the scent covered toothpick. The scent will stay on the lure better and last longer.
When catching appears to be slow, slow down your presentation. While fishing grass beds, be sure your lure is in constant contact with the grass. When fishing a rocky bottom the lure should remain in contact with the rocks and fished slowly. The bite usually feels like a little more pressure on the line.