Rig the 4-inch models on a short-shank CAL head, or weedless with the 3.5 Long Neck worm hook. The long-shank CAL jig heads enhance the chances of a solid hookup with the longer jerk baits, or use the 5.0 D.O.A. Long Neck worm hook.
Especially early in the morning, add a D.O.A. Chug Head to these jerk baits and fish them as a topwater plug, either walking the dog or popping them. The concave head can be rigged to keep the lure at or near the surface, or turn it into a lipped diver by twisting the lip to the bottom. Rigging it as a topwater has several advantages over traditional plugs.
First, the single hook can be rigged weedless. That lone hook also makes it a lot easier on both the fish and angler to remove; for kayakers especially, the idea of a fish jumping around the boat with multiple treble hooks can be somewhat disconcerting, especially if fishing in the dark. And there are days when fish won’t commit to striking a lure on the surface. They’ll boil beneath it without grabbing a hook. With a soft-plastic CAL rigged with a Chug Head or Hot Head, an angler can simply stop the lure and let it sink slowly, which leaves it in the strike zone like a wounded bait; the fish will often strike as it sinks. By slowing the retrieve, the jerk bait becomes a subsurface weedless twitch bait. A fish nervous about whacking a surface bait may, on the other hand, hammer a lure a foot deep. The CAL/Chug Head combination gives you the option of covering whatever portion of the water column you choose.