Soft-plastic jerkbait

soft-plastic jerkbait for bass fishing

A straight-shank hook is also a great option when fishing with a soft-plastic jerkbait like a Zoom Super Fluke. Again, a straight-shank hook gives you a bit cleaner of a presentation as the shaft of the hook creates a smooth keel along the bottom of the bait, compared to the step down and wider bend of a traditional worm hook or EWG hook. This helps a bait slip and slide through vegetation and other cover while still having a wide enough gap to penetrate through the soft plastic and into the fish.