Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ?? - Colorado Fishing Forum

View Poll Results: Which style is more versatile
Jerk Bait 15 65.22%
Crank Bait 8 34.78%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-10-2009, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,336
Default Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Here we go again, if you had to choose between the 2 which way would you go?
flyfishgeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,778
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

This one is tough.....
marledge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,336
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Yep, it is tough. Try to think about all the types of fishing you do, not just one species or location.
flyfishgeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-10-2009, 12:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,778
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

I just went with jerkbaits because they can work in any water temp, even if they excel at certain times.
marledge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 12:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 9,427
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

you are asking 2 differant questions.
jerk baits are more versatile
i use crank baits more
__________________
c
walleye seeker is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 01:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,336
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by walleye seeker
you are asking 2 differant questions.
jerk baits are more versatile
i use crank baits more
That is the exact answer I was looking for. I feel the jerk bait is more versatile in more situations for more species. Cranks are top producers but in more limited situations. IMHO
flyfishgeek is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 08:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
JWurgaft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 3,897
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Well for just one lure I'd go with a jerkbait, it can basically be used as a crank if you rip it in, or as a jerkbait w/ pauses. I've sure caught more different species on jerkbaits. I think rattle traps are a big over all producer as well but not quite like a jerkbait. As for lipped cranks they can be killer, but I've not had the versatility. I love lipped cranks during prespawn {for bass} and sometimes in the summer once again for bass. I think less agressive fish are not as likely to hit a crank.

My two cents, tight lines.
__________________
"Rest comes easy to the guiltless"
-Randy Blythe
JWurgaft is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 09:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,402
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Defiantly a crankbait for me. There is so many different styles to chose from. And for any species there is one crankbait that will produce. For me a jerkbait does not have the versatility and here is some examples. A crank can be used any time of year, at any depth, in any lake/river, in almost all types of cover/structure for just about any species out there. Now some people might say the same about jerkbaits but I can't say they can match all of those criteria at the same time. Jerkbaits are one style of hardbait that generally meet one category of bait type. On the contrary, just think about all the different styles of crankbait there is. In other words, it is a broad category consisting of many styles of baits for many purposes. With all that said, jerkbaits have there place for certain situations and the same goes for crankbaits. I hope that was helpful or did it just confuse the heck out of you.
It did me .

D.J.
__________________
Life; An outdoorsman. Liberty; To have all the places to go. The Pursuit of Happiness; The ability to pursue that dream catch or special memorable hunt.

Hobby: defeating the progressives...
djfisherman2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 6,417
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Hey DJ... Great analysis and distinction.
__________________
Life is a game of ounces.
longdraw is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2009, 10:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,402
Default Re: Jerk Bait or Crank Bait ??

Quote:
Originally Posted by longdraw
Hey DJ... Great analysis and distinction.
I don't know, I am still rereading it and I'm still not sure what the heck I said. . But thanks anyway!
__________________
Life; An outdoorsman. Liberty; To have all the places to go. The Pursuit of Happiness; The ability to pursue that dream catch or special memorable hunt.

Hobby: defeating the progressives...
djfisherman2 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Colorado Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jerk Bait? jims Colorado Fishing Lounge 21 11-28-2012 08:22 AM
3,000 dollar jerk bait !!!!!!!!! flyfishgeek Colorado Fishing Lounge 15 04-15-2010 07:57 AM
Must have jerk bait colors ?? flyfishgeek Colorado Fishing Lounge 11 11-06-2009 11:59 PM
crank bait polpd Colorado Fishing Lounge 14 05-18-2008 04:28 PM
Jerk Bait Question bferg_80002 Colorado Fishing Lounge 2 04-21-2006 07:36 AM

» Forum Search
» Insurance
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL3
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.