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Just curious what your all's opinion on perfect weather conditions for Smallmouth's fishing a jerkbait. I was watching a fishing show lastnight and they said they like blue bird skies. They said the flash showed up under water a little more from the jerkbaits. What is your opinon on the conditions.
 

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I can't believe SmallJaw did not wade in on this topic since that is his favorite bait for smallies in Spring........
I'm sure he will give you a very good reply to this once he sees it.

I prefer clear skies and being up in the river part above the lake fishing the mouths and points on the river when theres a little current and very little wind.......
 

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I like a slight overcast day for jerkbaits. But honestly, when the fish are feeding, bright skies, or cloudy, I honestly havn't found any diffrence on a jerkbait bite. I've caught them the first part of the day while it was very cloudy and as the day progressed, it cleared off and the bite didn't change
 

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I can't believe SmallJaw did not wade in on this topic since that is his favorite bait for smallies in Spring........
I'm sure he will give you a very good reply to this once he sees it.

I prefer clear skies and being up in the river part above the lake fishing the mouths and points on the river when theres a little current and very little wind.......




I agree with you on the wind, here on Laurel in the Spring, you can go up in the river (there is really never any current) but on a windy day find some coves/creeks with some protected cuts (almost like an eddy in a flowing river) with access to deep water and a man can do quite well on the SM.
 

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Most of the time a bluebird sky is a result of post frontal conditions and makes for a tough bite, however in early spring it actually warms the water a bit and the fish will generally move a little further to hit a lure than they normally would. The perfect conditions for me would be a slight breeze under sunny but not neccessarily bluebird sky, air temps around 45 degrees and water temps in the low to mid 40's, those conditions are about as perfect as you can get for fishing suspending jerkbaits.
 

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i see you guys all say a slight breeze, i like to throw a jerkbait in ALOT of wind, that seems to be when i don the best on a jerkbait...... only thing is i have to go to a spinning rod, which i hate!
 

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i see you guys all say a slight breeze, i like to throw a jerkbait in ALOT of wind, that seems to be when i don the best on a jerkbait...... only thing is i have to go to a spinning rod, which i hate!
I agree with postal....I like a breezy, rocky point...its harder to fish, so in most tournaments you'll have it to yourself...the waves produce a "current"...and fish "turn-on" during a current...
 
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