A jerkbait can be used year-round. One of the most overlooked times is in the spring after the spawn. The Bomber Long A is deadly when twitched on the surface when females are guarding fry. The females think the jerkbait is a predator looking for an easy lunch. The females will often hit the bait aggressively to kill it. The jerkbait also is a great bait to pitch around laydowns and boat docks for reaction bites. Professional angler John Gray won a national championship using this technique.