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Old 04-16-2006, 11:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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This year I bought a few Pointer 78s and Pointer 100s and Iíve used them on Cherry Creek, Chatfield, Quincy, and Aurora with no bites. Iíve tried a stop and go retrieve, a fast retrieve, and a slow retrieve. Iíve tried dead sticking and trolling. Iíve used it in water between 12 feet and 1 foot. Iíve tossed it to shore; from shore to open water; and parallel to shore. Nothing seems to work. I do well with Rapalas (Husky Jerks, Countdowns, and Originals). So whatís the trick to triggering a strike with a Lucky Craft?
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Old 04-16-2006, 11:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It might not be a trick, you could just be on the water at the wrong time... With the warmer season coming in use them a little more.



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Sounds like your fishing the lure like a crankbait. Fish it like a jerkbait. Don't reel it in, jerk it in with pauses and reel up the slack as you go. Vary the pauses.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like your fishing the lure like a crankbait. Fish it like a jerkbait. Don't reel it in, jerk it in with pauses and reel up the slack as you go. Vary the pauses.
I just got some the other day, so when i cast is out do i jerk it in right away, or do i reel it first till it goes down than jerk? Just wondering cause i mainly use jigs or rattletraps and with those i usually just cast and reel.
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You can do it either way-I actually prefer to jerk it down rather than reel it down -with warmer water you'll get hits on the first or second jerk sometimes.
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Thanks ill try it.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Kirbydog is right on the money on this one! I don't fish with Lucky Craft baits due to the cost, but I do fish other jerkbaits (suspending rogues, x-raps, husky jerks) a lot. Fishing a jerkbait like a crankbait may work ok in warmer water but this time of year hard jerks with long pauses have been far more effective for me.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Thanks for the replies. Iíve been fishing the Lucky Crafts like a Husky Jerk, and Iíve been catching fish on the Husky Jerks. Iíll keep throwing / jerking the Lucky Craft until I figure it out.

What are your most productive retrieves? My most productive retrieves with a Husky Jerk are:

cast; five quick reels (to get it down); three quick jerks; pause one to five seconds; three to five quick reels; three quick jerks; pause one to five seconds. . .

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cast; five quick reels (to get it down); pause one to five seconds; three to five quick reels; pause one to five seconds. . .

or

cast with the wind and drift towards the lure; five quick reels (to get it down); pause one to five seconds; reel up the slack; three quick jerks; reel up the slack; three quick jerks; reel up the slack. . .
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What colors work best on the jerk baits. I fish alot for trout but this year would like to try walleye and others.
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Anything that looks like a shad or minnow.
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