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Perfectly balanced, the Rapala® Husky Jerk™ Minnow can be cast or trolled at any speed and still run true. The rattle chamber transmits sound waves that amplify through the water, catching and piquing attention, and the suspending action of the Husky Jerk Minnow is just more than a fish can handle! The glass patterns offer a transparent body and a holographic ''spine'' for added flash. Lures measuring 2-1/2", 3-1/8" and 4" have 2 hooks; 4-3/4" and 5-1/2" lures have 3 hooks.
Best Fishing Lure Ever Made
This is the best ever period. It catches fish when other lures don't. I caught a 9 pounder on it and I catch fishon it all around America in many different lakes, streams, rivers, bays, and in even the ocean. This is my favorite lure, and it's not debatable. Last summer, I didn't even tie another lure on. This lure catches fish no matter where you are. Every color and every size. All species of fish. I lost count on how many fish and what type I've caught. Every time of day, in any lake.
March 28, 2012
These rapala's are amazing prices. Would highly recommend.
April 13, 2013
Great For Striped Bass
I have used this lure for years striper fishing. It runs shallow, will cast a long distance, and schooling stripers can't resist it. It comes with decent hooks and in several sizes and colors. I usually use the silver finish as it has produced so well for me while striper fishing. When the stripers are on top give this one a try you won't be disappointed.
December 5, 2007
Another must have
I never fished jerk baits too often because they never produced well for me.(with the exception of the senko if you want to count that as a jerk bait). My buddy convinced me to buy a couple of these this year. I got one in firetiger and one in silver, I think both are HJ-05. I tried fishing them with a quick twitch instead of the long sweep, long pause retrieve and couldn't keep the largemouths away from them during pre-spawn. Also picked up a lot of good sized crappie on them.
May 24, 2011
Husky jerks are a good producer for most game fish species across the board. However for as good as they work, They do not cast good at all by comparison to other jerkbaits. But unlike some other baits they are generally a true suspending jerkbait. I do still use them sometimes when the water is cold.
Not really depending on the fishing. Spent a week in Canada with several of these. Fishing was great but at the end of the week will likely replace most of them. I'm not complaining though since they were some of the best lures used that week.
These do work well tolling for walleye. However they are not as good at higher speeds as some other jerkbaits. Color is dictated by what they are eating, water clarity, and the body of water. Experiment, lines in the water, and time is the only way to know for sure.
I use these lures casting for walleye and there definetly the best lure in my box. Two best colors are glass clown, and glss blue minnow.
3 years ago
- Meadville, PA
you might want something that dives a little deeper because this would be so close to your boat that nothing woulld bite it but for colors it depends on your local baitfish get something that looks like a small bluegill or perch if your in murky watter I suggest something a little more flashy than you would normally use in clearer water because they will puick up light even if there isnt very muchwhere when you are in clearer water use something with a duller color to it hope this helps
some guys in colorado, usa caught alot of walleye at night back in april one used a firetiger colored lure that i know. the you tube video is titled 'Monster Walleye Fishing; Chatfield Res in Colorado Spring 2011' if you want to see the types they used.
I would say no. Husky jerks are fished with a sweep pause, or twitching presentation. They get a little bit of wobble when retrieved steadily, but they draw a majority of their strikes on the pause, because they suspend instead of rising. I may be wrong, but IMO there are much better lure choices out there for trolling.
It depends what you are fishing. If it is hammer handle pike, you'd be fine using a bass lure. If it is big ones, then a really big lure under the "muskie and big game" category. If you are fishing muddy water, then always a bright colour. If it is clear water, bright colours on bright days, dark colour on dark days. But with pike, you can go by those guidelines, or you can just chuck and old lure in the water, because they will eat pretty much anything that moves.
this is a great lure for northerns...color though is going to be dictated by your conditions, sun / overcast, and water clarity. I keep several of these and for example go with a bright bait silver on cloudy overcast days or after rain storm runoff makes the water muddy. Have a few types in size and color is always the best way to approach any artificial bait hard or soft. I just try one I think will work, cast it out a dozen times then experiment with other colors trying and tying until the fish tell you what they want.