I can help ya out with that question...I have been fishing from a kickboat for fun and tournaments (http://www.bass-n-tubes.com/index.html
) for 6-7 years now...YES you can fish a jerkbait from a kickboat, also from a tube, but being so low to the water it is more about "adapting" your retrieve to the craft you are in. The only difference fishing from a kickboat,tube or Kayak from fishing in a bassboat is hp. Just can't cover water like you can if in a motored boat. But sometimes you are at an advantage being in such a small craft and not speeding down the bank, being able to pick apart an area and get into spots that a boat couldn't. To me it is more of a challenge to go to a body of water and figure them out when fishing from my kickboat. Another one I have heard before, is you can not flip from a floattube,kickboat or kayak...YES you can, with great success! By the way, I also fish "Big-Boat" tournaments.
If you ever have any questions about bass fishing from a Yak,kickboat or tube feel free to ask me...