The Lucky Craft Pointer 100 is a suspending jerkbait mimics the action and appearance of a dying shad. The Pointer 100, from Lucky Craft Lures, was designed with a very low center of gravity through the use of special brass weights. The low center of balance causes the lure to wobble and vibrate whenever the retrieving motion is paused. Retrieving the pointer 100 isn't an exact science, however, most anglers use some variation of the twitch, twitch pause cadence with the pause duration as short as just a few second or as long as 30 seconds. Once the lure is paused, it will remain suspended at its current depth daring the bass to strike - that's where the wobbling action comes into play as the natural water movement gives the bait a little shimmy to it. Anglers can expect the Pointer 100 to dive roughly 4-5 feet without any further modification. The Lucky Craft Pointer 100 is 4" in length, weighs 5/8oz and is designed to suspend at around 5 feet of depth.
Moving up towards the larger end of the Pointer Series is the Pointer 100, the Pointer 78’s big brother. The 100 is an inch longer than the 78, touts a larger profile and runs about 5 to 6 feet deep.
Skeet Reese prefers the Pointer 100 over the 78 anytime he’s fishing a lake known for having a lot of fish in the 3- to 5-pound class such as Guntersville, Santee Cooper or Kentucky Lake. “If a particular lake is known for having bigger fish and bigger forage like gizzard shad, I’ll go to the 100,” Reese says.
Seasonally speaking, Reese also tends to go with the Pointer 100 in colder water or pre-spawn conditions.
“Before the spawn, when the water is below 55 degrees, bass seem more prone to eat a bigger bait so I’ll lean towards the 100,” he notes. He stays with a medium-action 7-foot rod for a Pointer 100 and ties it to 8- to 20-pound line, depending on the depth he’s trying to reach. “Since the 100 is a bigger bait, it will stand up to as much of a work out as you want to give it,” he adds. “On 8-pound line you can get a 100 down into the 5- to 6-foot range and really slam it to make it go wild.” “Before the spawn, when the water is below 55 degrees, bass seem more prone to eat a bigger bait so I’ll lean towards the Pointer 100.” — Skeet Reese