It’s tough to articulate how well they eat this jerkbait. I’ve been using the Flat SP 110 model which measures 4 3/8 inches and weighs in at 1/2 ounce. It dives to five or six feet on 12-pound test which, in my area, is a near-perfect depth.
Honestly, there hasn’t been much of a pattern to what I’m doing with this jerkbait. I’m looking for windy banks leading into pockets and just covering water. If it looks good, I throw the Flat SP 110 past it and more times than not, it seems like I get a bite. Needless to say, this has become one of my major confidence baits. I can’t see myself not having this jerkbait rigged up for the rest of the year.
It’s been pretty fun to feel how aggressively they’re hitting this lure, too. I’m just doing a fairly generic “jerk, jerk, pause” retrieve and they’re knocking feet of slack into my line. I’ll jerk and it feels like somebody cut my line. For that reason, I do suggest keeping a pair of longer needle-nose pliers in your boat when you fish with this jerkbait. They choke it and it’s important to get the hooks out of the fish quickly to ensure a healthy release.