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#11556135 - 04/20/16 11:07 PM How do you fish chatterbaits?
Nathan_Flovin Online   content

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 100
Loc: Plano, Texas
I'm interested in trying out chatter baits and was wondering if any of y'all have a good way of fishing them. I've heard putting a crawl or something similar on the hook works good, but I don't know how to fish them.
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#11556161 - 04/20/16 11:33 PM Re: How do you fish chatterbaits? [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
Boomstickfishing Offline

Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 69
I moved to Texas July last year. I'm from California and never fished a chatter bait so once I picked one up I fished it for months strait to learn how to fish it. I fish mine with the lake fork tackle swim bait. I slow roll mine a lot fish it you will learn

#11556181 - 04/21/16 12:05 AM Re: How do you fish chatterbaits? [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
BassnJAK Offline

Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Springtown, TX
+1 on the lake fork tackle swim bait.
I work between slow rolling it like a spinner bait and swimming a jig.

get comfortable with it and you'll find what they want 2cents
Do something every day that makes you happy.
Fishing is at the top of that list for me.

#11556265 - 04/21/16 06:22 AM Re: How do you fish chatterbaits? [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
Jpurdue Offline
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Registered: 04/28/14
Posts: 655
Loc: NW Houston
They are tough to fish wrong. They fish very much like a spinnerbait. Use all the same tricks you would with them. Changes in retrieve speed, fish the "twilight zone," roll them occasionally, etc...
"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley." -A.L.

#11558345 - 04/21/16 11:07 PM Re: How do you fish chatterbaits? [Re: Nathan_Flovin]
Rhaider Offline

Registered: 09/02/13
Posts: 181
Loc: Denton TX
I like a medium heavy moderate action rod, a fast reel, 15lb copolymer. I throw it just about everywhere and play with the retrieve til I get a good cadence going, mostly this is slow. I use the fast reel because a lot of the time the fish will hit it and throw slack in your line, keeping it slow takes some patience but it's definitely worth it. And when I say I throw it everywhere I mean everywhere! I also paint (or sharpie in a pinch) all my blades except the white ones, I've never seen a bluegill with a shiny silver head and I'm betting the bass haven't either. This is a great time of year to throw them, but they can also be deadly in the summertime! And like anything else I keep the colors simple, I have white, white/chartreuse, green pumpkin, and black and blue, thats it. For trailers I like the lake fork magic shad, the zoom swimming fluke jr, keitech swimbaits, or a myriad of craw style trailers.
A return to first principles in a Republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. – Niccolò Machiavelli


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