Berkley Havoc The Jerk is a five-inch jerk- or fluke-style bait that is endowed with a computer-designed tail, which Berkley calls a “scooped out, hydro-foil, diamond-shaped tail.” This tail configuration lets water flow in and out as angler twitches the bait, and this ¬†flow provokes the tail undulate provocatively with an up-and-down motion.
According the Berkley’s staff and field testers, it was designed to prevent ¬†the bait from¬†rolling over on itself, and at the same time, ¬†it was fabricated so that it ¬†shimmies alluringly when an angler executes a pause during the retrieve. During a retrieve, it can be jerked, twitched, burnt and shook.
Its torso is thick and formed to accommodate a 5/0 hook, and its bulk facilitates¬†long casts for anglers who rig it with a weightless hook. ¬†Berkley suggest that anglers can affix them on umbrella rigs. ¬†Even though it was designed by and for power and tournament anglers, ¬†Midwest finesse anglers, who are primarily recreational anglers, ¬†can rig it on a Gopher Tackle’s Mushroom Head Jig and retrieve as they do finesse worms, Senko-style baits and other jerk- or fluke-style baits.
It’s available in 10 colors: avocado orange, black, disco shad, green-pumpkin blue, green-pumpkin small red, pearl white, pinky, purple haze, watermelon black silver and watermelon large. ¬†A package of 10 retails for $3.49, but retailers such as Tackle Warehouse have it priced at $2.99.
Here’s hoping that Midwest finesse¬†anglers will submit reports to the Finesse News Network about their experiences with The Jerk.
For more information see:¬†http://www.berkley-fishing.com/products/soft-bait/havoc/jerk