Cold Water Jerkbait Fishing: Everything You Need To Know

If you’re ready to catch more jerkbait fish, this is your video! Matt breaks down Which Baits, How To Work Them, and a whole lot more in this in-depth look at jerkbaits. He keeps his bait selection simple, makes his gear choices easy, and focuses on triggering the bass into biting.

If you’ve ever wanted to catch a jerkbait fish, now is the time to get out there and make it happen. The sharp cooling trend at the end of Fall triggers an aggressive feeding desire in bass. Couple that response with a desire to conserve energy in the cold and the jerkbait doubles up on effectiveness.

The handful of baits Matt describes in this video are deadly! Used independently they’re great but when combined together you have a simple system that can be adapted to changing temperatures, depths, and cover.

Below you’ll find a breakdown of Matt’s favorite baits, equipment, hook upgrades, and even a color list of some of the colors that he has seen the most success with.

The baits…

Jackall Rerange:
Megabass Vision 110:
Megabass Vision 110 +1:
Megabass Vision 110 Silent:
Lucky Craft Flash Pointer 100:
Lucky Craft Staysee 90:

Hook and Split Ring Upgrades…

Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Nano Treble:
Split Ring- Owner Hyperwire Size 2:

Recommended Hook Sizes by bait…

Jackall- Size 4
Megabass- Size 6
Staysee- Size 5
Flash Pointer- Size 6

Matt’s Favorite Jerkbait Combo…

Rod- Expride 6’10” Medium:
Reel- Alberaran MGL:
Line- 12 lb Assassin Fluorocarbon:

6’10 Medium also available in these lines…


Prefer a different brand? Here are a couple other great choices…

St Croix Legend Elite 6’10 Medium:
Megabass Destroyer OneTen Special:

Lucky Craft Colors… American Shad, Aurora Black, Ghost Minnow
Megabass Colors… GP Crystal Shad, GP Pro Blue, Killer Kawaguchi
Jackall Colors… Ghost Wakasagi, HL Silver Shad, RT Hollow Minnow

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Sun Mask:
Sun Shirt w/ Hood:
Light Fishing Pants:
Reaper Hoodie (Hoodie with Warm Face Cover built in):
Horizon Sweater (Water resistant, great for layering):

Equipment We Recommend…

Minn Kota Ultrex Trolling Motor:
Minn Kota Battery Charger:
Humminbird Solix 15 Electronics:
Minn Kota Talons:
Wireless Talon Foot Switch:

Favorite Pliers:
Favorite Split Ring Pliers:
Favorite Wire Cutters:
Favorite life jacket:
Favorite sunglasses:
Hero6 Camera:
ElectroSamson Scale:
Promar Net:

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