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    Best Suspending Jerkbait???
from Wantabe Pro (  
3/3/2006 8:01:00 AM


 I've never used suspending jerkbaits and I want to concentrate on learning more about them this year. I bought a couple of Lucky Craft Pointers, but both of them sink. What do you think are the best ones out there? Does anyone like Husky Jerks or X-Raps? Thank you for your opinions!!! Tight Lines! Harold

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   Husky and X rap........ from Bassin' Dickie (  3/3/2006 8:26:00 AM
 .......are just as good as any,and there are a few good ones out there,..Rattlin' Rogues are great,as well as the older Excalibur Pro Series Long A's ,if you can find them.But the 2 you have will be just fine.Good Luck.

   Here's a list... from Triton Mike  3/3/2006 8:27:00 AM
 Shallow Diving

Flashminnow 95MR bar none!!!

Medium Diving

Pointer 100, 78

Deep Diving

Only one Staysee 90 :)

Super deep Diving (no suspending but it is the most versatile jerkbait anywhere)

Wander 80,95

T Mike

   Megabass from Mojorig (  3/3/2006 8:53:00 AM
 I feel megabass 110 is the best but very expensive and hard to get your hand on one.

   Megabass Ito 110... from joebass  3/3/2006 3:41:00 PM
 Megabass Ito 110 is without a doubt the top jerkbait in tough situations. That being said, Lucky Craft Pointer 100 and the slender pointer 112 and 127 are also very good. Tightlines,joe

   Another vote for the Ito 110 from ScottB (  3/3/2006 4:21:00 PM
 For a really tough bite my go-to is a mossback golden shad 110, I really need to get a pro-blue though!! LOL I heard rumors of them bringing this color back to the states. I HOPE SO!!


   Pro-blue from Mojorig (  3/3/2006 5:52:00 PM
 They are making them again !!!!!!! You better get one while they are hot.

   Pro blue 110 from Baybass (  3/3/2006 6:36:00 PM
 it is around in very limited #'since 2005 was the first year in a while that they run the color. One web site has them for $99.99, and I won't even name them. I have a 110 pro blue, but I got it at dealer cost. The action on the 110 is good for very cold water with slow twitches. For eractic hard jerks which move the bait well from side to side there is not a better jerkbait than the O.S.P.'s, Jackall Brothers Lake Police, and Tiemco's all from Japan. The old excaliburs were great and so are the new ones, but the suspending balls get knocked out of their sockets after a few fish causing the bait to roll over, and have terrible action. Spend the $ and get an O.S.P.

   Baybass from Mojorig (  3/3/2006 7:07:00 PM
 Which lures made by those companys do you recommend to be similar to megabass

   JDM Jerks from Baybass (  3/4/2006 12:30:00 AM
 Mojorig, there has been a new jerkbait released by a company in Japan called O.S.P. which is run by Toshi N. a Japanese and American pro. O.S.P. is crushing the Japanese market along with Megabass, and Jackall Brothers. They have two models, the Ashura, and the JUST released Rudra, a 5 and 1/8" 3/4oz tri-treble suspending jerkbait in six colors. These two jerkbaits, are some of the best in the world. The Ashura is the smaller version, but also sports three trebles size #8. The action on these walks (literally too) all over Megabass X80 trick darters and 110's, but Megabass did not design the X-80 and 110 to act in the same manner. The L.C.Pointer 100 comes the closest to the action on the Rugra, but I have had issues with them (L.C.), and no longer use them. O.S.P. will soon be merging onto the U.S. scene, and they will hit it hard once people realize the difference is more than $15. Jackall Brothers makes some amazing jerk baits as well. Their shallow diving crankbaits can not be beaten, and all should retail for just under $20.00. O.S.P.'s, are not easy to find, along with many other J.D.M. companies. Many sites will have them for sale, but in small quantities, and chances are, your color won't be in stock. Some, just ask insane prices for the baits, like $99 for a 110 Pro Blue. Once Magabass regional sales reps find out about some of these prices, they will cut ties with the dealers, limiting our supplies even more. Yea, the 110 is one of the best in the world, and Pro Blue is a VERY limited run color and DEADLY in clear water, but for $100, it should come with some "bling" for the eyes, maybe 1/8ct per eye. I can get O.S.P.'s all day long, so email me if you need any.

   I've tried them all from Mike Nolan (  3/4/2006 11:14:00 AM
 and the X-Rap is the best on the market IMO. You can pay more but you won't find a better action. Cultiva makes a pretty good one too.

   Baybass... from Triton Mike  3/5/2006 6:00:00 PM
 I challenge you to try the Flashminnow 95MR and NOT the TR version :). I think you'll be very impressed with it. I have Lake Police DD Squirriels, Ito's, River 2 Sea's, Team Diawa, Vision 95's and 110's, Rocket Darters, Zip baits out the wazoo, Evergreen's Sledge, HMKL Minnow's, and several others I can't even spell. The Flasminnow has a very erractic action and the beauty of it is if a fish hits it he's coming to the boat. On a GOOD jerkbait design I prefer 2 #4's than 3 #6 treble hooks. Those 3 hooks give the fish too much leverage in my opinion. On most 3 hook baits I just upsize 2 of the trebles and leave the middle one off. I'm probably sitting on 5K worth of jerkbaits that I have tried and the Flashminnow 95MR takes the cake for me in the shallow jerkbait 4-5ft or less category LOL.

T Mike

   True.... from Baybass (  3/5/2006 7:04:00 PM
 the FM95MR-287CRLB, and FM95MR-250CRSD, are the only 95's I have and I've yet to really give them a chance, I just threw them a little last fall when the stripers moved up, and they literally killed the 95's!!! pieces. You seem to be a jerk bait freak too huh. I challenge you to try the O.S.P.'s as I didn't see them in your inventory!!! I'll re-examine the 95 issue!!! If you want, I'll mail you a O.S.P. for testing. If you loose it, you owe me a new 95MR in 250CRSD You make a good point with the trebles, and I do the same with the center on many tri-treble baits, but I think it depends on the area your fishing. For example with the smallmouth, I look for a smaller tri-treble bait with smaller hooks to avoid foulhooking which often results in lost fish. On the other hand, I often use Gami #2's on my 100's. Sounds like we could start an on line Japanese market jerk bait store!!! If you like Lucky Craft, and have room on your walls, I have 2 beautiful L.C. Posters I'll trade you. One is a Skeet Reese Pointer with full color chart, and the other is a Slender Ponter full color chart both 2005 and never hung in MINT cond.

   Osp from Mojorig (  3/5/2006 8:59:00 PM
 BayBass, i have been looking around at the O.S.P on the web what is the best color for you in the two different sizes. The reason i ask is around here megabass is on fire here and I have a bunch of them but just looking for something a little different that run about the same depth that they might have not seen around here. I fish Bull Shoals and Table Rock, so I am fishing fairly clear water

   Mojorig.... from Baybass (  3/5/2006 11:06:00 PM
 I'm not really familiar with the bait fish on those lakes, but these colors will work anywhere there is clear water.

Rudra- 1. Crystal Blue Shiner H-09 (when the sun is out) 2. Ghost Minnow G-01 3. Clown T-59 (great with clear greenish water)

Ashura Same as Rudra, except the White Shiner M-06 which is by far the best all around.

The Ashura is only 3 and 5/8" but this little sucker will fly like promised by O.S.P. on the site. The weight distribution on these baits is amazing, and I've use the Ashura with 20lb Izorline into the wind with no problem. The action for a bait this size is unmatched. If you need my suppliers # drop me an email, he'll take care of you. He just got the Rudra in a few weeks ago, (it was JUST released) and he has a nice variety.

   Baybass.... from Triton Mike  3/6/2006 3:52:00 AM
 I got the Skeet Reese with the Live Pointer poster but I haven't seen a Slender Pointer poster yet???? Mine are actually made out of vinyl and not paper ie banners..

I have not played with the OSP as of yet. I did find their website and the design from the head on view looks interesting. Seems like the only difference between the Rudura and the Asura profile wise is the lenght. I can't imagine a 3.5 inch jerkbait being able to toss on 20lb line like you state (not doubting you here just amazed) and even more amazed that it has 3 hooks LOL. Can you swap out 2 of them for #6's and leave off the middle hook without hampering the action? My theory on the 3 hook design is if you catch them with 3 hooks all along their side and if one is dislodged it seems to have a rippling effect to dislodge all the other hooks. But since that Asura is so small and they can actually get the bait in it's mouth that theory might go out the window as usually the bigger/longer baits are the ones with 3 hook designs. One other thing I saw with OSP is a 2.5 inch crank that goes almost 10ft??? You don't see many of those anywhere. Very interesting line of baits they have and even the buzzbait looks like a great innovative design especially the shroud preventing grass from getting tangled in it. I have always felt that was a design that needs to be capitalized on. We definitely need that here in the states!!

How much are the OSP retailing for? I'd be interested in trying an OSP and I can back you up with Flashminnow 95MR's if I lose it :) I think I have some Chart shads unused but I know I have alot of MS MJ herrings as one of my favorite colors. I hear ya on opening up a jerkbait tackle store LOL. I got about 1/2 of a 8ft pegboard on just jerkbaits :) Gotta have backup :)

Here is my email mbucca AT comcast DOT net

T Mike

   T Mike check mail from Baybass (  3/6/2006 5:21:00 AM
 An Ashura will be on the way to Ga. You better tape your thumb up.

   Baybass from Mojorig (  3/6/2006 7:20:00 AM
 Baybass could you email me where I can get a hold of a dealer for these.

   Osp from roggs (  3/6/2006 9:15:00 AM
 Baybass, Could you please Email me your dealers ifo, gotta try them. Email

   O.s.p. from Munkin (  3/6/2006 11:07:00 AM
  I have 5 or 6 of these myself that I cannot wait to try. Here is a link that shows what they look like: Shad looks like a winner to me. TMike have you tried switching the slender pointer 97MR over to two hooks yet? I remember you mentioning you planned on trying it. I like the 97MR but the two rear hooks keep getting tangled.


   Dealer info sent... from Baybass (  3/6/2006 12:04:00 PM
  I emailed you guys my dealers info. The best place to view these products is is the company web site. All their stuff is amazing, and the Co-Buzzin' deserves just as much attention! If you have any additional questions feel free to email me @ Munkin, the upperbaybass are liking them right now SLOWLY twitched in creek channels in 6-10' with a water temp of 42. -Bryan Novotny

   HOT_NEW jerkbait from japan from tim mahurin (  4/6/2007 11:28:00 PM
 Looking for suspending jerkbait (new)friend had one last week and nailed a 6 and 7 pounder,would appreciate any information concerning above



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