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Jerkbait size and color

Updated: February 6, 2006, 4:20 PM ET
By Bassmaster University Staff

These lures usually come in 4 1/2-inch and 6-inch sizes. In clear, cold water, most pros use the smaller lures. Try the larger sizes in lakes where bass run big, and where water visibility is at the low end of the preferred range.

Because they're best used under high-visibility conditions, lure colors should simulate baitfish. Try shad, gold, chrome and bone patterns. Reflective colors work best on sunny days.

On overcast days, whenever the water has visibility around 18 inches and ...

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