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I might just be a yahoo... :biggrin1:

First fish last night and one of the skinniest MA class walleye I have ever caught:


Better fish:


Bad picture but an MA bass:


Couple of eaters:



Not a bad night. Make me a yahoo every night, and a super yahoo every now and then. :D
 

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Nice AO!!!

You really like to jerk it :)

Question, how long do you throw a specific jerk before changing color?

Are you constantly on the move or hone in on a specific spot and focus more on changing lure size/color?
 

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Question, how long do you throw a specific jerk before changing color?
It just depends. Where I am fishing also dictates what I throw. If shallower, I reach for a Husky jerk or other jerkbaits that don't dive as deep. It's also less costly to lose a Husky Jerk vs. more expensive jerkbaits. If I'm fishing deeper, I might throw a Duo Realis or some other jerkbaits that dive deeper. Different lures have different actions too. Color is the last variable I'll tweak. I tend to throw brighter lures on dark nights and vice versa on bright nights. The range of lures you see in this report is more dictated by the change in the lake bottom and weather condition. Hints: the full moon was out, but there were periods of fairly dense cloud cover (change in lure color) and the wind was variable (change in lure for different action/retrieve).

Are you constantly on the move or hone in on a specific spot and focus more on changing lure size/color?
It depends where I fish. Some lakes/areas can be limited in prime shoreline. If I can move, I would rather just move. Most of the time, if they are there, they will bite. If I have to fish a limited area or know I am on a good spot, I will experiment with different lures and sometimes colors.
 

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Once I catch a fish I usually stick with that pattern and concentrate only on locating fish
That's my preference as well: move rather than trying change things around. I think we may have been typing at the same time. Hopefully what i typed above addresses your questions. I am by no means an expert and that's just the way I do things based on my experience on the water.
 

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It just depends. Where I am fishing also dictates what I throw. If shallower, I reach for a Husky jerk or other jerkbaits that don't dive as deep. It's also less costly to lose a Husky Jerk vs. more expensive jerkbaits. If I'm fishing deeper, I might throw a Duo Realis or some other jerkbaits that dive deeper. Different lures have different actions too. Color is the last variable I'll tweak. I tend to throw brighter lures on dark nights and vice versa on bright nights. The range of lures you see in this report is more dictated by the change in the lake bottom and weather condition. Hints: the full moon was out, but there were periods of fairly dense cloud cover (change in lure color) and the wind was variable (change in lure for different action/retrieve).


It depends where I fish. Some lakes/areas can be limited in prime shoreline. If I can move, I would rather just move. Most of the time, if they are there, they will bite. If I have to fish a limited area or know I am on a good spot, I will experiment with different lures and sometimes colors.
One more thing: sometimes lures get changed just because they were lost... :D
 
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