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#11603001 - 05/14/16 03:43 PM Chatter bait trailers
Wirebender Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/29/02
Posts: 682
Loc: San Angelo
What are some of your favorite chatter bait trailers? How do you decide when to remove the skirt and just use the trailer? Thanks.

#11603015 - 05/14/16 03:55 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
beeflover Offline

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 341
Loc: eagan, mn
gotta go with 4-5 in plastic swimbait, I believe that's the most dominant combo all spring w the elites; Christie, Brett Hite, Britt Myers, Clunn have all won a lotta money this year with this bait. Hite won one last year with a chatterbait plus a yamamoto senko with a tail.

#11603017 - 05/14/16 03:59 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12276
Loc: Justin, TX.
I like the skirt in very shallow water, extremely heavy cover and stained water. I use a single leg off the Stanley Pro Trailer for some kick. Sometimes I will use a paddle tail worm cut down to fit for the right length.

I remove the skirt when fishing clear water and slow rolling it deep in 8 to 15 ft. of water.
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#11603048 - 05/14/16 04:46 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Fishspanker Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6557
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
5" caffeine shad, Swimming Fluke, Lake Fork Magic Shad, Keitech Easy Shinner.
Leave the skirt on.
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#11603070 - 05/14/16 05:09 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
HOTBAMike Offline

Registered: 02/17/16
Posts: 149
Loc: Killeen, TX
Zoom fluke if I'm fishing craw or bluegill pattern, or 4" LFT Magic Shad (White or Silver) with dipped tail on shad pattern.
“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”

-Henry David Thoreau

#11603184 - 05/14/16 06:31 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Big Swimbait Offline

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 383
Loc: Irving
Havoc Subwoofer. No fast rule for me - I try both & let the fish tell me skirt or not.

#11603198 - 05/14/16 06:38 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Lmiller157 Offline

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 96
So if you use a lake fork magic shad do you take the skirt off? I have some keitech impacts I may try this with.

#11603207 - 05/14/16 06:45 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
big mike Offline
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Registered: 12/19/04
Posts: 2647
Loc: forney, tx
I leave the skirt on. Just trim it back some even with the hook.

#11603209 - 05/14/16 06:47 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Finesse Master Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 694
Loc: Wichita Falls/DFW
10in swimbait

#11603216 - 05/14/16 06:50 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Smurfs Offline
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Registered: 01/31/14
Posts: 1484
Loc: Fort Worth
Kicker Fish Tail Slappers!
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To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God

#11603233 - 05/14/16 06:58 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Lmiller157 Offline

Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 96
Thanks, trying to get use to chattebaits. Always had luck with spinners, but wanted something different. Any colors you like? Been using white mainly

#11603401 - 05/14/16 08:55 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
ko bass attack 27 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 6336
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I like LFT Magic Shad, the Perch colors are good as well. For a more subtle presentation I will trim the skirt back to where the gills would be on the trailer and slim down my tailer using a Smash Tech or Big Bite Baits cane thumper. Try the Finch Nasty Thumper.

#11603443 - 05/14/16 09:21 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
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Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 527
Loc: Granbury, TX
Try putting a 1.5 crank on the back. thumb

Really though, I use the JR sized paddle tail flukes in white ice. Otherwise just a small grub works well too. If you really want to go high end, check into Kietech's little 3-4" paddle tails.

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#11603760 - 05/15/16 08:09 AM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
SnakeEyes Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/13/04
Posts: 4491
Loc: Rowlett
keep the skirt and add a zoom speed craw

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#11604879 - 05/15/16 09:48 PM Re: Chatter bait trailers [Re: Wirebender]
Marooned Offline
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Registered: 08/16/05
Posts: 1387
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Skirt on, twin tail trailer (Zoom I think, white with tips dyed chartreuse).
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