The Lucky Craft Slender Pointer 127 is a suspending jerkbait that features a slender profile and an action that mimics a dying baitfish. The Slender Pointer 127 jerkbait, from Lucky Craft Lures, represents their continued dedication to meeting the needs of their customers. Smallmouth fishermen around the country have been requesting a more slender version of the original pointer jerkbait. The slender version of the pointer has answered their requests. Smallmouth bass are known to slash at a jerk bait, so to increase the hooking ratio, these baits feature three razor sharp Diaiichi treble hooks. This means wherever a fish hits this bait, it will get hooked. The Slender Pointer 127 features a patented weight transfer system, so even in the wind they cast like a bullet. Like all of Lucky Craft's suspending jerkbaits, the slender pointer will suspend perfectly horizontal in the water, and will stay there no matter how long you pause them. The action of the slender versions has also been changed to appeal more to the smallmouth fishermen; displaying a more erratic side-to-side action that will drive fish wild. The Lucky Craft Slender Pointer 127 is 5" in length and weighs 3/4oz with a diving depth of 4-5 feet. This bait is quite large and therefore presents an accurate representation of forage options such as gizzard shad, hitch, herring and perch - all meals the big bass really love.
Kelly Jordon loves big jerkbaits. Just as he favors the big Pointer 128 in the original Pointer Series, he leans towards the Slender Pointer 127MR in the Slender Series.
“When I’m trying to hone in on a big jerkbait bite, I usually have a Pointer 128 and a Slender 127 on the deck,” Jordon says. “They are both 5-inch suspending jerkbaits that run about the same depth, but their profiles and actions in the water are completely different.”
“To me, the 127 is a finesse version of a 128 because the 127 is so much slimmer than a 128,” he continues. “If I’ve been getting bites on a 128 and suddenly the bite shuts off, I’ll pick up the 127 for a more subdued profile.
A lot of times that big jerkbait bite is still on, but the profile just needs to be scaled down, and the 127 lets me make that adjustment while still throwing a big jerkbait.”
Jordon uses the same tackle for both the 128 and the 127: a 7-foot medium action rod with 10- to 14- pound test.
“If you’re fishing around heavy grass, you can even go up to a 16- or 17-pound test on those bigger baits,” he says. “Wrestling a big fish on a big jerkbait out of grass on 12-pound test can be a little unnerving.” — Kelly Jordon