For most of the country, the water has either cooled or is beginning to drop into the 50s. Right before it gets super cold and ice takes over, there’s no better time to throw a jerkbait! Water temperatures from 40 degrees and above are ripe for this style of fishing.
Jerkbaits are in a unique class due to when and how they are fished. Although they work well the entire year, there is indeed something special about cold water and “jerking”. That jerk-jerk-pause cadence is more than most bass can handle.
Rapala just introduced a new slash bait called the RipStop and although it’s fished similarly to other jerk-style baits, its action is much different. It darts and shimmies but the unique design allows it to stop on a dime, too. It’s also uniquely balanced for a slow head rise when stopped. This is one jerkbait you want in your arsenal and we, with Rapala, are going to do something about that with our latest giveaway.
Congratulations to the winners, your RipStops are on the way! Thanks for entering and as always, keep an eye out for more weekly giveaways from the Wired2Fish guys.