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#11489532 - 03/20/16 05:02 PM Please school me on a flutter spoon
kirbydog Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 633
Loc: Colorado/Conroe
Picked some up yesterday, I've watched some videos on how to fish them-just looking for any pointers. Looks like a cool way to fish, its supposed to work well in winter and get bit by bigger fish-I like all that. Always looking to try something new.

One question I have-do you always need for it to hit bottom before stroking it? What if fish are suspended and up in the water column?
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#11489578 - 03/20/16 05:29 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
Thad Rains Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2379
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
2 major ways to fish them. Cast them out as far as you can and sweep them to the side and let it flutter down (suspended fish) and vertically. MOST fish them vertically, because it is easier. I put a swivel on them to keep line twists down. It is harder for some (me included) to fish them horizontally, as you use countdown method (or should) to get them to the suspended fish. Sometimes, suspended fish will follow the lure down, but sometimes not. Just depends on where the fish are located and their attitude. Fishing them horizontally takes more feel and skill than fishing them vertically. I do NOT let the lure fall all the was down, depends on where the fish are located. Hope this helps. OH, I fish the Joe Spaits spoons, too.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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#11489610 - 03/20/16 05:54 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
collincountytx Offline
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 10041
Loc: Dallas, TX
^^^ good advice
Traditionally used in winter and summer when they are deep. Works particular well when bass are set up on in ambush position at a drop off
Agree with start by fishing it vertically (easier)
Watch your graph to see how the fish are reacting to it
In general, the colder the water, the shorter and slower your vertical jigs/jerks of the spoon
If the fish are on the bottom, let it fall on semi slack line to bottom initially, watch your line and graph (sometimes it never reaches the bottom (fish grabbed it on initial fall). If it hits bottom on initial cast, two reels of the handle, then start jigging it
For suspended fish, let it fall to just past their depth, if no bite on initial fall, two reels of handle, then start jigging

There are several other ways to work a spoon (strolling, drifting, trolling, horizontal long casts, etc), but the above methods are what I'd start out with.
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#11489637 - 03/20/16 06:13 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
Amberlamps Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/02/13
Posts: 271
Loc: Austin, TX
The above is good advice. Only other thing I would add is get them in the boat fast and have a net ready because they will throw the lure easily if you let them jump and shake.
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#11489812 - 03/20/16 07:52 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
JkWho Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 308
Loc: Mid Cities
I love fishing with spoons but they can be VERY aggrevating, you will lose a couple...Sometimes some pigs!!! Another trick is to run a 2nd treble hook up the line before tying the spoon on the line. This treble will be free to run up and down the line but can actually bring a 2fer and its a 2nd chance to hook em if they are just playing with the spoon

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#11489860 - 03/20/16 08:11 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
Fly Rod Yakker Offline
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Registered: 06/08/05
Posts: 848
Loc: Texoma Region
Has a summertime slant, but here's a few tips from Kelly Jordon:

http://www.majorleaguefishing.com/news_details.aspx?id=17499


Edited by Fly Rod Yakker (03/20/16 08:13 PM)
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#11489965 - 03/20/16 08:46 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
WillieKetchum Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Hope you picked up more than a couple. They are very easy to lose.

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#11490125 - 03/20/16 09:41 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 794
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
I keep trying to learn how to fish a flutter spoon but I just get them hung up. Haven't caught a fish on one yet
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#11490201 - 03/20/16 10:14 PM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
danwill12 Offline
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Registered: 05/30/14
Posts: 333
Loc: Florida
On the newer finders. If you locate a school of known LM. you can jig in the the mid to the bottom of the school and load a boat on occasion. This is not an everyday item.

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#11490496 - 03/21/16 07:44 AM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: kirbydog]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12208
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I have had better luck when fishing the flutter spoon deep in the summer by making a long cast and let it go to the bottom. If I don't get any hits as it is falling I will crank the reel fast about 4-5 complete turns then let it flutter back down to the bottom, then repeat that over and over back to the boat. That works better for me than jigging the spoon.

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#11491000 - 03/21/16 11:37 AM Re: Please school me on a flutter spoon [Re: JkWho]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: JkWho
I love fishing with spoons but they can be VERY aggrevating, you will lose a couple...Sometimes some pigs!!! Another trick is to run a 2nd treble hook up the line before tying the spoon on the line. This treble will be free to run up and down the line but can actually bring a 2fer and its a 2nd chance to hook em if they are just playing with the spoon


That's damn clever. Great tip.

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