My first bass on an artificial lure attached a perch-colored Jitterbug just after dawn on the golf course in Landa Park down in New Braunfels in 1951. I've thrown Jitterbugs ever since....still have 3 in my boat. My first 8+ hit a black one at night on Newman Lake, Washington as I was retrieving it steadily parallel to the outer lily pad line. Caught some really big bass at night in Arkansas casting a black Musky Jitterbug. It's very difficult to fish them wrong, unless you crank too fast.
PB: 10-01 on a Ribbit frog