Deadly on a ball head shaking retrieve

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 I learned a few years ago in really cold water, you can take a small jerk bait profile plastic and just slow reel it and impart a really subtle shake to your rod tip to get bites from lethargic bass. I also will throw this little rig when fish are suspending in the winter and summer around pods of bait. You can fish vertically for fish with this rig or cast it and ultra slow reel it or even let it pendulum down through fish because the bait tries to stay horizontal.