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What is the best technique and time to use a jitterbug. I only hear good things but i cant seem to catch any thing with it

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  • What is the best technique and time to use a jitterbug. I only hear good things but i cant seem to catch any thing with it

    What is the best technique and time to use a jitterbug. I only hear good things but i cant seem to catch any thing with it

  • #2
    Use a green one with a white belly early in the morning, retrieved slowly in still water. Use a black one retrieved a bit faster at night.

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    • #3
      Danny I've never had any luck with them. Not saying anything bad maybe I don't know how to use one but I've caught nadda with them.

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      • #4
        Calm nights, Shallow water, 1-5 feet deep, bass cruise the shallows at night and jitter bugs and hula poppers are deadly. When I worked second shift I would fish at 2 or 3 in the morning and just slay the bass, never huge ones but a ton of 1-3 pounders.

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        • #5
          GS, I'll remember that.

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          • #6
            Big black ones at midnight. Retrieve slowly and steadily, just fast enough to get the bubbles. Throw in some pauses too.

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            • #7
              Actually, pascal nailed this one in my opinion. I have caught some fantastic bass on the green and white jointed jitterbug in the mornings, and some whoppers on solid black in the evenings (7 lbs. +!!!)

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              • #8
                When none of my other crank baits will work my JITTERBUG is the best. Pull it fast enough until it swivels back and forth fast enough making waves and a popping noise and be ready no matter what time of day! If it doesn’t make a popping noise, it’s a bad lure! Remember, this lure is imitating a critter swimming across

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                • #9
                  The first day I hear frogs I will give a jitterbug a try. I have the most confidence in them though in the heat of summer at dusk and into the night. I have busted some big smallies on these things in the New River, Va. by wading into a position so it can be retrieved parallel to the bank. I have had at least two stolen by muskies. Even caught a big carp on one during a cicada hatch some years ago.

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                  • #10
                    If your Jitterbug is doing the popping bubbles thing right, you can bend the metal lip to tune the action so it works.

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                    • #11
                      and by is I mean Isn't

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                      • #12
                        I prefer to use the jitterbugs early in the morning, stop and go technique with a pause of 10-15 seconds after each twitch seems to work good for me.

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                        • #13
                          early morning, at night on a humid summer night, or around any brush any time

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                          • #14
                            Agreed with pascal and + 1 for you sir!!!

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