Introducing The New Gold Digger Jerk Lure For Winter Fishing
We’re proud to report that the Slam Series Jerk Lure is now available in the Gold Digger color pattern!!
This color pattern has been one of the top performers for targeting redfish, seatrout, snook, and flounder during the winter months since the fish are most often holding close to dark bottom areas for warmth.
Also, there is usually less baitfish available for them to eat, so they’re often honed in on bottom dwellers like crabs, shrimp, etc. that will naturally turn dark to blend in with the bottom.
So this color consisting of a black base with gold flash does a great job at mimicking what they are looking for which of course will result in some fun fish catching.
Here’s a video showing how they look!
New Gold Digger Jerk [VIDEO]
Soft plastic jerk lures are excellent lures to have because they can be effectively used in a wide range of depths.
The key is to use the right rigging options based on the depth ranges that you’ll be fishing.
Here are my favorites for the shallows as well as for deeper water:
Shallows (Under 3 ft)
My favorite rigging method by far for soft plastic jerk lures is to use a weighted hook because it enables me to generate strikes from spooky fish while being weedless (a huge benefit if fishing in areas with seagrass, oysters, rocks, etc.).
Here are my favorite weighted hooks along with weight recommendations based on usage:
- 1/16 oz. = under 2 ft depth (best for skipping)
- 1/8 oz. = 1 ft to 2.5 ft depths
- 3/16 oz. = 1.5 to 3.0 depths
Note: This lure can be rigged on 4/0 Hoss Helix Hooks too… I just like the smaller one because it helps get better skips and still has a great hookup percentage.
Deeper Water (Over 3 ft)
My favorite rigging method for soft plastic jerk lures in 3+ ft of water is to use a traditional jighead so it can dive down and be bounced along the bottom.
Here are my favorite jigheads along with weight recommendations based on usage:
- 1/8 oz. = 2 to 4 ft depths
- 3/16 oz. = 3 to 5 ft depths
- 1/4 oz. = 4 to 8 ft depths
Soft plastic jerk lures are excellent for winter fishing because they can be worked nice and slow to get lethargic fish to strike even when they are uncomfortably cold and not very hungry.
This new Gold Digger pattern is sure to be the perfect slam-catching machine given that it’ll effectively match the darker prey that redfish, seatrout, snook, and flounder are often looking for.
And if you’re going to be fishing in darker water (or at night), this of course is a smart color to use as well!
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