published March 17, 2009 by Ben Adams

Poorman’s Corner with Larry Hurley

Larry is the host of Another Day of Fishing, which airs statewide every Sunday morning from April through August on channel KARZ-42 (channel 9 in Central Arkansas). He is also runs Poorman’s Fishing Guide Service out of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Suspending jerkbaits is a great lure for catching fish in Arkansas during a cold spell.This week proved to be a challenging week after the cold front came through. This is the time of year when the water temperature is warming up and the fish are really heading to the shallow water. However, when a cold front comes through and the water temp drops, the bass don’t go very far, but they do suspend.

To keep catching fish with these conditions, you need to fish suspending jerk baits and slow-roll some spinnerbaits over the deeper water or over standing timber. Don’t be scared to fish over 50 to 60 feet of water either. You’re not fishing the bottom, you are only fishing the uper 20 feet.

I love to throw the suspending jerk bait and some of my best fish come when I let the bait just sit there for as long as one minute.

Here’s a trick I often use for real stubborn fish …

Read the rest of Larry’s Arkansas fishing tip in the Arkansas Fishing Forum.

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