Jackall squad minnow 80

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Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:06 pm

Curiosity got the best of me so I picked up a few. Fished them this past Thursday and Friday. Caught a few fish, but I have to say - These jerkbaits look fantastic while they dance. I'm very impressed. They suspend perfect as well. Only time will tell, but I think these will climb the list of favorites for me. They behave like something a smallie would want to chew on and I'm thinking they will be productive most seasons given the versatility I've seen so far. Now if I can just manage to put down the paddle tails long enough to be consistent with them :big grin:

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby jerkbait22 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:14 am

I'm in NJ and love fishing jerkbaits, but I'm not able to catch fish on them between the spawn and in the fall when the water gets down to the low 60's.

I read an article about using jerkbaits in clear water in the summer retrieving them ultra fast for smallmouth. I tried this but to no avail. What situation are you fishing them in and what kind of retrieve were you using?

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:08 am

jerkbait22 wrote:I'm in NJ and love fishing jerkbaits, but I'm not able to catch fish on them between the spawn and in the fall when the water gets down to the low 60's.

I read an article about using jerkbaits in clear water in the summer retrieving them ultra fast for smallmouth. I tried this but to no avail. What situation are you fishing them in and what kind of retrieve were you using?

Clear water smallmouth, just before dark. Fast, erratic retrieve June and July. Come August when the temps are steady hot forget about it. I won't fish jerkbaits again till October, but my retrieve will change to more of a mid pace with pauses. April is the only other month I fish them and I slow it way down with very long suspend times.

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby jerkbait22 » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:22 am

I haven't tried them at dusk; I almost always have a popper or spook tied on at those times. For me I catch on jerkbaits from ice out until May and then again October/November and sometimes into December depending on the weather.

When I tried fishing them extremely fast in the summer I noticed a few followers but couldn't get them to commit.

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby silversix » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:29 am

They're insane for walleye and SM bass, here in Canada. Perch and Aurora Black color is :shock:

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby timsford » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:17 am

I use her baits year round for smallmouth, walleye, and hybrids and love this bait! These, the pointer 78, and x80 trick darter are all personal faves of mine, but I catch more on the jackall on average than the other 2. I fish tailwaters below 2 local dams a lot and always catch fish on jerks in current. These get the nod when the fish want a suspender

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby Hogsticker2 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:44 am

Right on guys. One sharp bait both in and out of the water for sure. Where are you finding them? I've only seen this particular size on Ebay.

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Re: Jackall squad minnow 80

Postby RGMatt » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:17 am

Hog just ordered a couple of these myself. I have a good feeling about these for river smallies. Keep us posted on them. BTW I hear ya about the paddle tails. The smallies flat out love these things. Smallies were even taking them with water temps in the low 30s this winter. And so much easier on the fishing elbow compared to tubes and hair jigs

The trick darter has been great also (but watch where you throw them when ledge rock is close) and of course pointers and xraps are a mainstay in the boat. Picked up a couple dicontinued xcalibers this weekend too, they catch fish too

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I fish the D and when it comes to summertime jerks, fish them as fast and erratic as possible in or just next to hard current. And Fish them straight down river on seams with hard erratic jerks and short pauses. Its an onagain off again bite where one day they wont touch anything but flukes and plastics and the next day they wont touch the fluke but nail hard jerks all day. Xrap 8 in rusty craw is one of my most productive colors when fishing them like this.

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