How to Fish a Soft Jerkbait with Bob Downey

Mon, January 9, 2023

In this video, Bassmaster Elite, Bob Downey, shares how to fish a weightless soft plastic jerkbait. When fished properly, a soft jerkbait is one of the most natural-looking presentations to imitate shad, shiners, and a variety of baitfish that bass and other predators love. On a medium to long cast, lets the soft jerkbait sink for a few seconds, and with your rod tip down towards the water, impart short twitches on a semi-slack line to get the best darting action possible. The beauty of a soft jerkbait over a hard jerkbait is its ability to be fished around grass, wood, and other forms of cover without the risk of hanging up.

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