This Jackall Riser Bait Review looks at the in’s and outs of this new top-water style bait from Japan for bass fishing. The riser bait is a unique unconventional lure compared to other topwaters on the market. Does this thing really work? If the riser bait does work, how well does it compare to other topwater baits for bass fishing? This post takes a look at the Jackall Riser bait for Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass Fishing.
Jackall Riser Bait Review
This Jackall Riser Bait review looks at the action of this bait in the water for attracting strikes. Plus, we will dive into the logistics of casting and gear for using the Riser bait 007. Most importantly this post discusses the pure fish catching ability of the Riser Bait, and how it stacks up to other more conventional topwater baits. In addition, this Jackall Riser bait review post will give you some purchasing options to snag one of them if you feel like it can help you catch more bass. Stay stoked, and enjoy this in depth analysis of the Jackall Riser Bait 007.
Jackall Riser Bait Review – Action
The Jackall Riser Bait has a very unique action in the water. The up-turned bill allows for the bait to rise up to the surface and sashay back and forth on the top of the water. The bait itself sinks, so when you stop your retrieve it starts gliding back down to the bottom. Out of the box the Jackall Riser bait 007 is incredibly tiny. About the size of a 3 inch senko. Exact dimensions are 2.75 inches tip to tail. Out of the gates you have to retrieve the bait fairly quickly to keep the sashay shimmy action of the lure on the surface of the water. It performs as a fast finesse approach to topwater fishing. Stay tuned to this post, and watch the video below to see better the Jackall Riser Bait 007 in action.
Jackall Riser Bait Review – Casting and Gear
The Jackall Riser bait 007 is made for spinning tackle. It’s a little too small to handle with heavier line, and the beefed up gear of a baitcasting set up. Yet, despite it’s size this thing bombs huge off your spinning gear. I was blown away at how far I could throw it. It is an incredibly aerodynamic bait to help you make those long casts you need for clear water to get good topwater strikes. The Jackall Riser Bait 007 worked well on 10 lbs braid with either a 6 or 8 lbs flourocarbon leader. The bait moves across the top fairly quickly, so you want a medium size rod to absorb some shock of the strikes to land more fish.
Jackall Riser Bait Review – Fish Catching Ability
Literally about 3rd cast with this bait produced a bass for me. The Jackall Riser bait definitely ranks high with it’s fish catching ability. The Riser Bait has 2 main competitive advantages over other main stream topwaters. The first is it’s small and finesse size to draw strikes. The second advantage is the speed at which you can fish it. You can cover a lot of water quick compared to a finesse popper of similar size. The riser bait fishes at about the equivalent speed of a good moving buzz bait.
Because the Jackall Riser Bait 007 is small it draws strikes from all sizes of fish. You’ll catch little bass, along with an occasional big with one just like other finesse fishing tactics. The Jackall Riser bait 007 is a good finesse topwater search tool to help you locate fish, and then go back through and mop them up owith a finesse softplastic of some kind.
Jackall Riser Bait Review Video of Bait in Action
Here is the Jackall Riser Bait 007 review video of this lure in action. I put it to the test on 3 different bodies of water. Plus, I provide some commentary about fishing this bait. Hopefully, this can help you see some of the potential this new style of topwater has. While your here don’t forget to give me a thumbs up on the video on YouTube, and make sure to subscribe to my channel to get notified of any new video’s I produce.
Jackall Riser Bait Review – Where to Purchase
The biggest downside to a revolutionary top-water like this is all the hype surrounding it. They are sometimes hard to find especially in retail stores. The Riser Bait retails at around $15.00, but until they start becoming more popular your best bet for now is online to be able to pick one up. They come in a variety of awesome natural colors. Here’s a link to where you can snag you one on Amazon if your interested in trying one out: Jackall Riser Bait RT Minnow 007
Jackall Riser Bait Review – Field Testing Results from Subscribers
Aside from what I’ve written above, I sent a few Jackall Riser Baits out to my subscribers and here are some of their observations about the bait.
Zach’s Riser Bait Experience
Zach took the riser bait out for a test run on his local pond. Although he didn’t catch anything he had this to say about this unique bait:
Riser Bait Gear Setup
Although I know the popular thing is to through this on a spinning set up because it is kind of a finesse topwater presentation. I throw it on a casting setup. The package says it’s just over 1/4 oz (3/10ths), so it can work with a 6′ 6” light action casting rod and a Daiwa Tatula SV reel. the weighting and aerodynamics of the bait allow me to really be able to throw it very far, and it also allows me to be more accurate when throwing at a target. It seems more comfortable for me to get it moving on top of the water as soon as it lands with a casting set up vs a spinning set up.
Riser Bait Action & Profile
I love the action and profile of this lure. A steady retrieve gives the bait a back and forth wobble. Many reviews I’ve read online call it a walk the dog retrieve, but it just isn’t that pronounced for me when I real it in steady. It reminds me of a lesser action and a faster moving jitterbug. What excites me about the bait is the variable action you can impart on it by differing your reel speed or giving your rod a twitch periodically during the retrieve. The top water action looks just like when bass are busting bait on the surface and they are trying to get away. I like the action so much I am going to order the slightly larger size as well.
Riser Bait Application
I think this application is going to work when the fish are aggressively feeding top water. It is a bait they have to chase, so it needs to be thrown when bass are aggressive. As mentioned before it could be great alternative to throw when you see bait busting on the surface, and I also think it could do really well in a river small mouth situation when the fish are extremely aggressive. Another positive to the lure is the ability to cover water fast.
You can find Zach on instagram @ZachBellows. Thanks for the feedback Zach!
Stephen’s Riser Bait Experience
Stephen tried the bait out on smallmouth, but didn’t connect on any fish with it. His thoughts were simple, “I liked the movement of the bait. so I will be interested to try it again when I find opportunities for top water.”
Thanks for your insight Stephen!
Paul’s Riser Bait Experience
Here’s what Paul had to say about fishing the riser bait. “We tried it at Jordanelle, fishing was very slow for bass, but a couple of trout took it, hope to try it again.”
Jackal Riser Bait Conclusion
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