When my jerkbait first touches down, I’ll give it a few hard rips just to make it dive, but after that, I’ll let it set for five to 10 seconds without doing a thing. A suspending jerkbait works best for this method, though a floating model that rises slowly can be just as effective. The initial movement often catches a fish’s attention, but this time of year, the bass may not swim over at 100 mph to crush the lure if you continue moving it. The long pause gives any fish attracted by the initial motion time to swim over for a look. Quite often, they’ll strike at the paused bait. Most of the time, however, I find that the blow comes during that first twitch right after the pause.