Reader input sought here. What lure for smallmouth bass do you find overrated or just can't get going on?
Mine would have to be hard jerkbaits. I've had some success with them. The Lucky Craft Pointer 100 in Misty Shad is my clear favorite with quite a few 20"+ fish on this bait.
Despite some big fish, I have never really killed the smallmouth on jerkbaits. I cannot catch a cold on the small ones. They are terrible on creeks in fall when they are supposed to be good. They hang on leaves like crazy. Almost unfishable a lot of places. My success with them has been in the spring.
A buddy mentioned they are more of a slack water bait. Maybe that's what I've been missing.