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Spice Up a Jerk Bait

Tip for Making a Shallow-Water and Weedless Rig

A soft-plastic jerk bait rigged on an offset worm hook is an effective shallow-water lure for redfish. Modified a five-inch minnow-tails by adding "eyes" in the form of beads from a bead chain. I poke a small hole through the head of the soft-plastic bait with needle-nose pliers and insert a three-bead segment of bead chain through the hole so each end is visible on one side of the bait.
The bead eyes rattle, which adds to the lure's attraction, and the extra weight permits longer, casts and causes the weedless bait to sink slowly.
- Steve Hicks
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