How Should You Retrieve The Strike King KVD Wake Bait???
What’s the best way to retrieve the Strike King Wake Bait?
Should you work it like a topwater lure or simply reel it in with a straight retrieve?
Listen in below!!
How To Retrieve The Strike King Wake Bait [VIDEO]
On every cast, toss out the Wake Bait and let your line lay flat on the surface of the water.
Then, give the lure a couple of quick twitches to straighten the line out.
1) Slow & Steady
The first retrieve is a simple slow and steady straight retrieve.
This leaves the intended wake dragging behind the lure right on the surface.
You don’t want to retrieve too fast or else the action won’t be natural.
2) Darting Retrieve
After casting out the lure, reel it in to straighten the line and also make sure you can feel the intended wobble of the lure.
Then, give the lure a pause followed by two quick pops of the rod.
This creates erratic, darting action right below the surface.
That mimics a fleeing baitfish which can often trigger a reaction strike.
This retrieve is simply reeling in the lure for a few seconds and then completely stopping.
The objective is to dig the lure into the water a bit on your retrieve to then have the lure naturally glide back up to the surface.
Once the lure comes back up to the top is when you’ll get the most strikes.
You can even mix in some erratic twitches here and there but don’t overdo it.
4) Heavy Chop Retrieve
The fourth and final retrieve I like to use with the Wake Bait is during heavy chop and super windy conditions.
All you need to do here is burn the lure across the surface with erratic twitches and pauses.
This buries the lure in the water column which allows you to stay just beneath swells or chop.
Additional Wake Bait Tips
To lessen the chances of my line fouling up and looping around one of the hooks on this lure, I will sometimes beef up the leader line.
I go up to 30lb monofilament leader and sometimes even 40lb.
That stronger leader is a bit stiffer which does not foul up as much.
The Strike King KVD Wake Bait is versatile and should be a part of your inshore saltwater tackle box.
Changing retrieves and mixing in different actions enhances this lure and triggers tons of strikes.
Be sure to head over to the shop and pick up some Wake Baits while they’re in stock!!
These go quick!!
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