I have husky jerks, rouges, wild shiners, pointers and x raps. I like them all! I use them mostly in cold water but every once in a while they can kill bass in the summer. As far as the pause.................I let the fish tell me what they want. I wll say that I have a very hard time waiting 30 seconds and would prefer a sore on my **** than fishing like that
. It is becoming that time of year again to break these out.