More on the Bonga Jerk...
The Bonga Jerk is unique in the stop-and-go kind of action you can use, if you are trying to work calm water, and entice predators up to the surface, what you can do is give it a good yank so the sharp keel slices down under the water, and then let it rise back up to the surface, settle, and then give another yank, let it surface, settle and keep repeating that. The rounded shape of the head helps to create disturbance in the water and also gives the bait a realistic silhouette. The big head also causes the body to stay on top for a second after the tail swishes and makes the water's surface explode! This is why stop-and-go action is so effective with this lure, as the big swirl from the tail attracts predators within a second or two.
So you can really use it as a kind of stop-and-go topwater, but you can also run it right under the surface and use it as a glider style bait by giving it short, quick twitches or long, powerful jerks. The reaction created by the Power Keel helps it to have an erratic motion when used this way.
The Power Keel also helps to maintain a good amount of speed and stability while trolled, making tail vibration that attracts fish. Indeed it is a great bait when trolled straight or with outriggers, or used as a downrigger lure from 1/2 up to 22 knots for the 165 model! Depending on their mood or the species, fish can be slow moving or fast runners - and the Bonga Jerk fits all these different trolling speed situations from very slow to super fast.
The Bonga Jerk is a multiuse bait that every angler will love. This lure can be used in freshwater as well as in saltwater, fast or slow, trolling or casting. You can simply cast and retrieve, you can stop and go, walk the dog, twitch it gently or jerk it as hard as you can! What you will like most is its versatility.