In the spring and fall months a suspended jerkbait can be very effective.  It can also be very effective in the post spawn or any other time when fish are suspended.  Not all jerkbaits will suspend straight out of the box when you buy them.  Whether you are fishing for bass, walleye, striped bass, or any other species for that matter if a jerkbait doesn’t suspend perfectly level it doesn’t look natural.  If the nose or tail of the bait is up there is an easy fix.  1.)  Make sure your lure is completely dry. 

2.)  Attach a suspend dot or strip to the area of the bait that is higher than the other.  Always place the dot or strip to the belly of the lure.

3.  Give the dot or strip time to adhere. 

There is also a product out there call tungsten putty that will stay on better than the strips and dots, but the problem you have with it is that it will stick to other lures and hooks that are in your box.  Another thing you may want to try is change out the standard hooks with bigger ones if you lure is floating.

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