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.
good Rapala lure
Typical Rapala quality and results. Nothing to make it any better than the rest of the Rapala lures
August 19, 2014
Very effective in canada for pike. One of the best jerk baits if used properly.
July 16, 2014
4in blue glass husky jerk
went to canada on our annual fishing trip with my sons and my brother and son in law i caught 4 northerns over 40 in and one 46in on this bait. i also caught smallmouth (over 50 lost count) walleyes..I was the only one using this color others used same bait and was successful in different colors and did not catch the big ones as i did on this color.I only had one this color it is pretty torn up and chipped. buying more cant wait till next year
June 19, 2014
Caught my very first musky in one cast with this!
For those who love musky or pike fishing, I totally recommend this! Rapala is by far have the best hard baits that come in a variety of design and size. Although the treble hooks could use an upgrade in durability, because my musky bent all three hooks on one of each treble hooks. Otherwise, a great minnowbait!
June 7, 2014
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.
2 years, 11 months 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.