July 2

Berkley J Walker 100 Lure Review

Berkley made a big splash in the bass fishing game with the launch of this new topwater fishing lure. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a weekend warrior, this lure is designed to provide explosive topwater action. It comes with a glossy, tail-weighted design that has been polished by numerous prototypes to provide improved casting distances while its hydrodynamic shape, accurate balance point, and resting position makes it possible for easy walk-the-dog action. 

The Berkley J-Walker 100 is sure to impress fishermen of all skill levels. It was designed in cooperation with Berkley Lures and an Elite Series pro to offer fantastic topwater action that bass will find difficult to resist. Perfect for all topwater situations, the Berkley J-Walker 100 is ideal for fishing around submerged grass, shallow cover, and across deep-water spots. The tail Weighted design helps in making a long-distance cast. This is the perfect lure for smoother conditions and easy movement across the water surface, which means that it can be worked either very slow or faster when the fish show the tendency to chase.

Walking The Dog With The Berkley J Walker 100

Topwater lure offers some of the most amazing strikes any bass fisherman will ever see. Smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass are genetically liable to feed up, and therefore they cannot resist the disturbance of topwater splashing above their heads.  Walking the dog with the Berkley J Walker 100 is perhaps the most versatile, and still stays deadly from the spawn all the way into the fall. This lure back and forth swaying action creates a lot of commotion and perfectly mimics a dying baitfish.

Walking the dog with Berkley J Walker 100 requires a lot more work by fishermen than just winding and chucking, a factor that prevents a lot of fishermen from becoming experts. Berkley J Walker 100 is one of my favorite topwater lures for this method. This topwater lure will show "walking" motion that moves side to side if presented properly. The technique for manipulating the type of lure is called walking the dog.

Berkley J Walker 100

Go try out a Berkley J Walker 100!

Match The Hatch

Before we proceed, for the benefit of those who don’t know what it means to match the hatch. Let take a brief look at what it really means to match the hatch. This is the idea of making your lure look similar to the diet of your target species in that specific body of water. This method is the most versatile and effective skill you can master. When it comes to bass fishing, matching the hatch is a term you will see thrown around a lot. As earlier explained, it means that you need to choose a lure or pattern that closely resembles what bass naturally feeds on.

To do this effectively, you need to have a good understanding of what it is, and since there are so many diverse fisheries in this country, matching the hatch can depend on the season and the location of that particular water. The largemouth bass is cold-blooded primitive predators. They feed opportunistically feeding. They cannot think nor reason. They react, show them something similar to what they eat, that is their nature for thousands of years. So, when it comes to finding largemouth bass in large bodies of water, one of the standard phrases often heard from professional anglers is: "If you locate the forage, you will locate the bass." Depending on the area, the forage may include bluegill, crawfish, gizzard shad, or gobies, and if you are fishing in the southeast — blue herring.

Match The Hatch

Go read this Match The Hatch book!

 In this article we will consider blue herring when walking the hatch for Largemouth bass, since Berkley J-Walker 100 looks exactly like a blueback herring. To successfully walk the hatch, you need to consider some key factors. Whenever and wherever I go fishing, the first things I consider are these four factors. And if you can work and master these factors, it will give you the most effective reference point.

  • What are the fish feeding on?
  • What can I cast that will mimic the bait?
  • How can I present the bait that will make it more attractive?
  • When should I throw something more unnatural?

Baitfish - Blueback Herring

Where:  Blueback herring is just one of the species that range along the Atlantic coast from Nova Scotia to northern Florida, and they move around inland rivers and lakes. They are found at depths of 27-55 m throughout their offshore range.

When: Blueback herring is a major food source for bass in various lakes and rivers. The right times that bass feed on herring are the herring spawn and during winter, when they occasionally die-off en-masse because of plummeting water temperatures.

Match The Hatch: Berkley J Walker look like Blueback herring and walking topwater in a similar pattern, the lure do an excellent job of drawing strikes from herring chasers. Blueback herring vary greatly in size; so, choose the size of Berkley J Walker that is similar to herring both in size and color to maximize your success. The silver color on the lure sparkles in the water when it rolls. The blue back will also show. This gives Largemouth bass the signal that this is the baitfish they are hunting for. Also, it shows that the lure is not paying attention to it and can be an easy meal.

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