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#10756014 - 04/09/15 09:30 AM Chatterbait Hooks
TwoLakes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 653
Loc: Texarkana, AR
I recently caught several fish on a chatterbait and realized just how sorry the hooks are on these baits. I was forced to bend the hook back into shape after each fish and I was doing this easily with my fingers. No pliers necessary. mad

What brand of bladed jig do you guys fish that have the really good action that the chatterbaits have, but also have sturdy construction with good hooks? How about the Strike King Pure Poison?

I've decided I won't buy more z-man baits until they have a good quality hook.


Edited by TwoLakes (04/09/15 10:58 AM)

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#10756021 - 04/09/15 09:32 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
Okhissa2 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 545
Z Mans sorry hooks is the reason i started building my own..

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#10756026 - 04/09/15 09:33 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
papamark Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 10466
Loc: Winnsboro
quote: I've decided I won't buy more z-man baits until they have a good quality hook.


That will be a long long time

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#10756193 - 04/09/15 10:39 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
Alex Finch Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1031
Loc: Fate, Texas
If you want a good hook, no... the best hook, go with one that has a split ring. You get the strongest hook and a different action. Don't judge all bladed jigs with split rings the same. Some of them have been tested and tuned to run correctly.
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#10756212 - 04/09/15 10:49 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
My whole life I've heard people complain about the hooks on the original chatterbait. . .I've fished them since I was a kid and have NEVER had a hook fail me or cost me a fish. I have seen one or two baits that had a hook that I had to bend back into shape, especially after it was hung on a stump or something. But to me that's no different than any other hook.

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#10756230 - 04/09/15 10:56 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: timwins31]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 653
Loc: Texarkana, AR
I was in the same camp as you until last week. I was literally bending the hook on my 3/8 ounce chatterbait with my fingers. I started wondering if these hooks were made out of aluminum. grin

I never got hung on anything with the chatterbait. The hook was twisted and bent by 3 and 4 pound fish.

I like the action and vibration on the chatterbait for sure. I looked at the finchnasty thumpers and they look good. I may order one to give it a try.

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#10756381 - 04/09/15 11:56 AM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
jiggmann Offline
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 150
Does anyone use trailer hooks on your chatterbaits?

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#10756398 - 04/09/15 12:02 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
Alex Finch Online   content
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Registered: 01/22/13
Posts: 1031
Loc: Fate, Texas
Thank you! If my hook bends out on a fish, send it back to me so we can both get our money back! I only use Gamakatsu hooks with a heavy wire diameter.
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#10756410 - 04/09/15 12:08 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: jiggmann]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10057
Loc: Dallas, TX
Originally Posted By: jiggmann
Does anyone use trailer hooks on your chatterbaits?


Only if there isn't a limb of timber within 5 miles of where I'm casting it.

The Chatterbait Elite series hooks are better (the blade attachment is better also)
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#10756509 - 04/09/15 12:53 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
GarySHO Offline
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Registered: 07/23/10
Posts: 11183
Loc: Haworth, Ok
I have encountered that problem with the chatterbaits (z-man) with the gold hooks. Some of the z-mans have a black nikel hook that is better.
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#10757128 - 04/09/15 05:57 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
RChipman11 Offline
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Registered: 01/12/14
Posts: 85
Loc: Paris, Texas
I straightened out an original chatterbait hook caught in grass, no fish attached, and realized how weak they were. But the chatterbait "Elite" has a stouter 5/0 gama and the newer ones have a better line tie as well.
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#10757153 - 04/09/15 06:07 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
Texasfishing11 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/26/12
Posts: 112
I picked up some Finch Nasty Rayburn Red thumpers over at Pope's Landing a couple weeks ago. After throwing his and the Z-man, I will never buy another Z-man again! You will have a hard time bending Finch's hooks.


Edited by Texasfishing11 (04/09/15 06:08 PM)

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#10757325 - 04/09/15 07:40 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
Dr JL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/01/11
Posts: 1431
Loc: Aledo, Texas
I have some Finch Nasty Thumpers. I feel comfortable using them anywhere bigguns are.

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#10757339 - 04/09/15 07:43 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: Dr JL]
Dosser Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/15/10
Posts: 2150
I bought a few strike king pure poison chatterbaits. Only used one of them so far but caught two bass in the 2 lb range with it. Its doing good so far I guess, maybe I'll hook into a big one this weekend
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#10757805 - 04/09/15 10:55 PM Re: Chatterbait Hooks [Re: TwoLakes]
RHP Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 1207
Loc: Magnolia, TX. USA
I have four Chatterbaits that are in time out because of the cheap, dull hooks. My wife used to love 'em till she lost a nice fish then...time out.

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