White VS. Pink Jerk Shads Lure Experiment: What Triggers More Strikes?


This video features the ULTIMATE lure experiment: White VS. Pink Jerk Shads!

We’re pinning Slam Shady VS. F.R.E.D. on the Donkey Rig to see what gets more bites.

One rig, two lures – who wins?

Let’s find out!!

White VS. Pink Jerk Shads Lure Experiment [VIDEO]

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➡ How To Tie A Simple Donkey Rig

Gear Used:

The Donkey Rig can be extremely effective during late summer and early fall.

Bait is getting larger and this rig causes both lures to dart around and create lots of action.

To start, the F.R.E.D. was on the bottom hook, and the Slam Shady was a bit higher up.

But after every fish, I’ll switch the lures to collect better data on which one the fish prefer.

The first fish of the day was a snook that came up and hit the Slam Shady Jerk Shad!

After I reeled that fish in, I switched around the lures so the F.R.E.D. sits higher than the Slam Shady.

Later on, we moved out to a trout flat and hooked into another fish on the Slam Shady.

The tail got bit off the Slam Shady so I tore off the tail of the F.R.E.D. to maintain consistency.

F.R.E.D. got on the board a few casts later reeling in a small grouper followed by another trout.

After fishing those cut lures for a while, I swapped out the lures for two fresh ones.

With two lures out there, I thought I’d hook into two fish sooner rather than later.

And I was right!

I pulled up two trout on the Donkey Rig one on the Slam Shady and one on the F.R.E.D.!

Final Thoughts

When it was all said and done, Slam Shady had the clear advantage on this trip defeating the F.R.E.D. 8-3.

But if you have a solid lure with good action, you’ll hook into hungry fish.

Both of the lures used in this experiment caught fish.

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robert brombach
1 day ago

hey Luke! what knot are you tying to the loop! Braid to mono, but i cant see how a uni knot works in this application! Maybe an albrite knot, but braid to mono is a bit tricky, thanks!

Larry Banach
1 day ago

Great video Luke! Gonna try that donkey rig for sure!

Lyle Crafton
3 days ago

I’ve had the best results on the SS bomber. Next up when the fish are prefering smaller bait is the FRED 2.0. My pb Red 35″ was on a small FRED.

Al Wiedemann
3 days ago

Great video and thanks!

Anthony Aultman
3 days ago

Great Video!

Jamie Stanley
3 days ago

I am definitely going to be trying that donkey rig! Great video, Luke!

Ahmad Aghar
3 days ago

Good rig and fun catch! I’ll try that the next time I go fishing.

Ken Pendergraft
3 days ago

Thanks for the comparison video. One less think to think about that complicates the day. What should I use first today!!!

4 days ago

Really like vid like this. Give great ideas as how to set up your rigs.

Glenn Loftin
4 days ago

Great video I agree the spot is more important than color


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