Jerkbaits & Rip Baits

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A jerkbait, also known as a rip bait, is a hard-bodied lure built with a long narrow profile. Some jerkbaits float, most suspend, and a few are sinking. The jerkbait name is tied to the movements required to help retrieve the bait. After casting out, anglers apply quick and hard twitches with the rod tip to get their jerkbait to dart and dash through the water. This motion creates a slashing action that imitates a baitfish swimming frantically past. Most jerkbaits have 2-3 treble hooks dangling below their bodies and are constructed from plastic or balsa wood. Since jerkbaits represent minnows and nearly every predator fish eats minnows, you can find jerkbaits ranging from 1-12 inches to help anglers catch nearly any sport fish. Explore Karl’s favorite jerkbaits from brands like Strike King, Googan Squad, Rapala, Yo-Zuri, and more.