The Lucky Craft Pointer 128 is a suspending jerkbait that mimics the appearance and action of a dying baitfish. The Pointer 128, 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 stopped. The Pointer 128 is a jerkbait that is commonly retrieved with some variation of a jerk, jerk, pause cadence intending to mimic a dying or wounded baitfish. The major variance in retrieves is the duration of the pause ranging anywhere from 2 seconds to 30 seconds - typically the rule of thumb is short pauses in warmer water and longer pauses in colder, however, its a case by case basis that only the fish can decide. The Lucky Craft Pointer 128 jerkbait is 5" in length and weighs 1oz with a diving depth of roughly 4-5 feet.
At 5 inches in length, the Pointer 128 is the biggest of the Pointer family and the only Pointer that sports three hooks. For those who are used to throwing the 78 or 100, the 128 looks monstrous, which is exactly why Kelly Jordon likes it so much.
“At first, anglers might be intimidated by the size of a 128, but they shouldn’t be.” Jordon says. “Folks would be astounded at the number of 10- to 14- inch fish I’ve caught on such a big bait. Bass are predators; they’re notorious for trying to eat something only half their size.”
If a lake has blueback herring in it, the 128 is Jordon’s go to bait. “Over the last five years, blueback herring have become abundant in some of the eastern lakes like Lanier, Clarks Hill and Hartwell,” Jordon says. “That shift in forage base has really changed the dynamics of those lakes. Instead of eating tiny shad, the bass are wolfing these large bluebacks, which get 4 to 6 inches long. And a 128 mimics them perfectly.” As long as big forage is present in a lake, Jordon starts with a 128. “Lake Fork, Guntersville, Okeechobee, Santee Cooper, Table Rock – I like a 128 at all those places,” he adds. “I believe a bigger profile will pull a fish from farther away and sometimes upsizing is the difference that will get more bites.” “I believe a bigger profile will pull a fish from farther away and sometimes upsizing is the difference that will get more bites.” — Kelly Jordon