Used this bait wrong …

Used it wrong ...

The water’s cold and I’ve been struggling getting bits. I tied on this cheap Ozark Trail (Walmart brand) jerkbait to coax out any bass that might be suspended.

I couldn’t really tell how deep it was diving down, so I threw it close enough to see it in the water and just started cranking. It only dove about two feet.

About 10 feet away I noticed a shadow in the water and a little largemouth came from deeper water and just smashed the lure! When I say little, I mean like 8-10″ little. The lure is nearly half the size of the fish!