Featured Bait: Yo-Zuri 3DB Jerkbait 110 - Major League Fishing

Featured Bait: Yo-Zuri 3DB Jerkbait 110

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April 20, 2021 • MLF • Champions Club

Designed to dance and erratically dart with alluring efficiency, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series Jerkbait Suspending 110 is an ideal way to target big bass holding in shallow or transitional waters. Utilizing Yo-Zuri’s weight transfer system, the 3DB casts a mile with pinpoint accuracy and transitions to immediate rolling and darting action once in the water. On the pause, it exhibits a tantalizing head-down posture that invites big bass to an easy meal.

In the unlikely scenario that the Yo-Zuri 3DB’s erratic action doesn’t convince a wary predator to attack, the brilliant color schemes and patented wave-motion ribbing on its underside will certainly seal the deal. Outfitted with only the finest components such as premium split rings and razor-sharp treble hooks, it is ready to tangle with giants right out of the box. Available in a range of fish-hypnotizing colors, the Yo-Zuri 3DB Series Jerkbait Suspending 110 is designed for anglers who demand to fish the best.

How to Rig

Jimmy Reese’s key to jerkbait success are heavily dependent on rod, reel and line choice. He stresses the importance of using a rod with a sensitive tip in order to produce the unique, erratic darting action that the 3DB 110 was designed for. He opts for a 7-foot medium, fast-action rod from Douglas Outdoors. Reel speed is also crucial and Jimmy advises using a 7.1:1 to 7.3:1 gear ratio baitcaster. Depending on the desired diving depth, fluorocarbon is the ideal line choice in 8- to 10-pound test. The lighter the line, the deeper this bait will dive.

Pair the 3DB with the newly released Yo-Zuri T-7 Premium 100% fluorocarbon for exceptional strength and sensitivity.

How to Fish

If you’re looking for ideal areas to build confidence with a jerkbait, Jimmy recommends starting out by targeting primary and secondary points through the final stages of the postspawn transition. Make a cast every 15 feet or so while varying your cadence and pauses between bait twitches until you dial in the bite. Twitches should be subtle to moderate. The 3DB 110 also excels around submerged grass. Clear water is ideal for a jerkbait but Jimmy advises keeping the 3DB tied on in more stained water as well. The 3BD has proven to be an excellent fish catcher in stained-water conditions when the bass are feeding shallower during the early spring.

Featured Pro: Jimmy Reese

West Coast angler Jimmy Reese has 23 Top 10s and over $500,000 in winnings.

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