At 3 1/2 inches and 1/4 ounce, the Strike King KVD 100 Jerkbait doesn’t seem like much. But wouldn’t you know it, I caught my biggest bass of the year on one over Thanksgiving break. Where I think this bait excels is the fact that it’s still fishable on light baitcasting gear or a spinning setup. And if you’re going to fish on smaller fisheries that likely have smaller forage, this could be the perfect imitator. It dips and darts well for such a small jerkbait and surprisingly it will get down to 5 feet.
I was fishing a small neighborhood lake on Thanksgiving, a lake that the locals had gave up fishing because it didn’t seem like there were any bass in it anymore. So I figured I’d just tie on a smaller jerkbait and try to match the forage in there and maybe have a chance to catch some big bull bluegill or a big crappie. First cast I caught a little grass. So I adjusted my cast and worked the bait with my rod tip high. On a slow pull coming off a shallow ridge, I was grinding and finally cleared the shelf and twitched it one time into the ditch and my line snatched straight. I just leaned back because I was using 10-pound line and small 6’8” jerkbait rod. And after a slow and methodical fight, I lipped a 7-pound, 15-ounce bass. My biggest this year. So consider me impressed. The tiny hooks held up and the fish had no chance of getting off.
So if you fish smaller bodies of water or really pressured bodies of water, try the KVD 100 jerkbait for a more finesse offering to sluggish bass.