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    What color jerkbait for fishing stained water?
from Jhope (67.29.244.235)  
3/22/2004 1:04:00 AM

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 I haven't fished a jerkbait much and really don't know which ones are best to use or the color for stained water which is mainly what I fish. I would appriciate any help I can get. I would also like some suggestion for jerkbaits. I hear that Lucky Crafts are the way to go if you can afford them. Thanks for the info.


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   Jerkbaits from Rock Hopper (152.163.252.133)  3/22/2004 3:41:00 AM
 If you don't mind paying the price, LC jerkbaits are one of the best. For stained water I like using Ghost Minnow, Chartreuse Shad, and American Shad. The Ghost Minnow color is more productive on sunny to partly cloudy conditions. Go with the Chart. Shad and American Shad in low light conditions. Rogues and Husky Jerks are also good jerkbaits to go with. Just most of my success came from using the Lucky Craft Pointer 78.


   Jerkbaits from Loomis Pro  3/22/2004 11:55:00 AM
 Lucky Crafts have their place, as do Rogues. I prefer the Rogue in cold water when long pauses are needed. The clearer the water, the better for jerkbaits. If you are using one in stained water, I would lean toward the reflective finishes or something with some chartreuse in it. The jerkbait is a sight oriented bait. I custom paint baits for several fishermen, and I have painted several in a chartreuse/olive green type pattern for stained water. Very effective. I also paint a chartreuse rootbeer type pattern on the baits. Email me and I'll be glad to talk jerkbaits!


   colors... from 5-20  3/22/2004 12:50:00 PM
 Would suggest the aurora black or chartreuse minnow colors. The black/orange would be a good third...


   What rod to use for jerkbaits from JHope (136.205.251.162)  3/22/2004 3:17:00 PM
 What rod (brand,action, length, power, etc.) for jerbaits? and what line (brand, color, Lb. test)? Thanks for info.


   Jerkbait fishing... from Triton Mike  3/22/2004 6:11:00 PM
 Oh my passion!!! I agree with Loomis Pro the clearer the water the better for jerkbaits. They work good in stained water as well. When I am fishing stained water I like to use a bigger profile bait. Pointer 78 is kinda small for stained water in my opinion it will work tho, but I think the Pointer 100 and the Magnum pointer 128 would be a better choice. I have always found that you can get by with bigger baits in stained water do the more limited visibility. Plus the bigger profile bait is obviously easier to see and has a little more vibration to give off. In our pockets of stained water you will find the BIG gizzard shad by the groves so a Pointer 100 is a good match the hatch bait in that situation. As for color... I'm personally in love with the Shell white in stained and clear water. It's bright enough to see in stained water and looks fairly realistic at the same time in clear water. Most stained and muddy water shad and bream are white anyway from being in that environment.

One thing I like about the pointers compared to smithwick rogues is you can cast the pointer into orbit in a wind while the rogue is a little harder to throw due to it being lighter in weight.

As for rods, That is really a loaded question. I prefer a custom RF846 S Glass Seeker rod that will handle Pointer 78's to Pointer 100's and Staysee's of all sizes. Rod length 6ft 6 or shorter. Line I am kinda superstitious and partial green line. As for lb test. The lightest you can get away with. If I am fishing open water with very little structure I'll throw the Pointer 78 on 10-12lb test. Pointer 100's I stick with 12-14 due to the weight of the bait. Don't want to sling no Pointer into the woods :(. Hope this helps!!

T Mike


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