Matt begins with basic texas-rigging of an unweighted Zoom Super Fluke. From there he explains sink rates between a Fluke, Shiver Glide, Bass Assassin, and Caffeine Shad. He re-introduces the nose rig method of finesse fishing a fluke then wraps it up with an all-new rigging that combines a swinging hook with a nose weight to fool deep water bass. If the explanations aren’t enough we back it up with underwater bass fishing footage to show how the lures move underwater and how the bass react to them. No matter how you rig it or where you fish, there is information in this video that will help you catch more soft jerkbait fish.

Fluke fishing (soft jerkbait fishing) is one of the most exciting ways to catch Fall bass. As they move into the shallows you can effectively target bass that are blowing up on bait but also those that hang below and refuse to rise to the surface. With the addition of the weighted nose rig, you can now effectively reach deep water bass that are ambushing baitfish as well. The fluke is an incredibly versatile tool that should be in every bass angler’s box. If you haven’t been using it effectively, you’re not alone. Many bass fisherman overlook the soft jerkbait for Fall bass, but now you have the tools you’ll need to put it to work this Fall.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and equipment that were discussed in this video as well as rod and reel recommendations for soft jerkbaits.

Soft Jerkbaits…

-Zoom Super Fluke:

(Electric Shad, Pro Blue Red Pearl, Albino, Smokin Shad)

-Bass Assassin 5″ Straight Tail Shad:

(Crystal Shad, Salt and Pepper Phantom, White)

-Reaction Innovations Shiver Glide:

(Bad Shad Green, Guntersville Shad, Bad Sexy Shad)

-Strike King Caffeine Shad:

(Pearl Blue, Smoky Shad)

Magnum Soft Jerkbaits…

-Zoom Magnum Super Fluke:

(Albino, Smokin Shad, Green Pumpkin)

-Bass Assassin 7″ Straight Tail Shad:

(Crystal Shad, Salt and Pepper Phantom)

-Magnum Caffeine Shad:

(Pearl Blue Glimmer Back, Smokey Shad)

Soft Jerkbait Hooks…

Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 1/0:

Weedless Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Weedless Finesse Wide Gap 1/0:

Spring- Owner CPS Spring Medium:

Weighted Hook- Frenzy Wack-A-Sack 1/4 oz size 1:

Texas Rig- Gamakatsu EWG Superline 4/0:

(**5/0 hook for Shiver Glide**)

Magnum Jerkbait Hooks…

Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Finesse Wide Gap 3/0:

Weedless Nose Hook- Gamakatsu Weedless Finesse Wide Gap 3/0:

Spring- Owner CPS Spring Large:

Weighted Hook- Frenzy Wack-A-Sack 3/8 oz size 4/0:

Texas Rig- Owner Jungle Hook 7/0:

Texas Rig- Trokar MagWorm Hook 8/0:

All-Around Soft Jerkbait Combo…

Rod- Shimano Zodias 7’2″ MH:

Reel- Curado 150 DC HG:

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro:

Leader- 15 lb Maxima Ultragreen:

Budget-Friendly Combo…

Rod- Shimano SLX 7’0″ MH:

Reel- SLX 150 HG:

Line- 15 lb Sunline Assassin:

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