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#12353084 - 07/22/17 10:48 AM Zara Spook?
TrailHand Offline
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Registered: 05/18/17
Posts: 124
There's already a thread on the Whopper Plopper, and that got me to thinking about my Zara Chug'N spook 5 incher. I've thrown that sucker at everything including the fish counter at Kroger and i can't seem to feed it to anything. Funny enough I bought a few of 'em after ol' Jimmy Houston was tearing 'em up on one of his episodes at http://jhl.tv and thought, Hey I need one of those!

Well it's turned into my tacklebox's biggest turd lollipop. Are any of you guys using it and getting success?

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#12353129 - 07/22/17 11:22 AM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
high planes drifter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/05
Posts: 205
Loc: Mansfield
I absolutely love fishing a Zara Spook. But I only use it around docks and grass. And I fish it with slow twitches and in the early morning.
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#12353146 - 07/22/17 11:42 AM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2550
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS
I haven't tried the chugger Spook but how bad can it be?
You just need the right time / place for it.
Don't give too much credit to an animal with a pea sized brain.


and, if you still just hate it send it on over to me.
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#12353189 - 07/22/17 12:31 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
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I fish a regular Spook that I customize. Don't see why this wouldn't help using the chugger also. Real heavy grass is the key.

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/9017115/#9017115
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#12353231 - 07/22/17 01:02 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
361V Online   content
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 5127
Loc: somervell county
Never seen the Spook you are describing but it actually sounds like a large Chug Bug.
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#12353304 - 07/22/17 02:21 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: 361V]
Barn Offline
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2313
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: 361V
Never seen the Spook you are describing but it actually sounds like a large Chug Bug.


Called Chug'n Spook. Walk it like a regular spook. It creates more disturbance. I've done okay on it. Unless I am around big fish I usually stick with a smaller spook.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Heddon_Chugn_Spook/descpage-HCS.html


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#12353356 - 07/22/17 03:21 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 4276
Loc: nederland, TX
Don't think I've caught much in mine either but they work good. Sure do look like they should get bit. I probably haven't thrown it in the right spots yet

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#12353365 - 07/22/17 03:31 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
stxrippinlips1 Offline
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Registered: 04/17/16
Posts: 141
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Great topwater bait!
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#12353376 - 07/22/17 03:40 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
just plain bill Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
Posts: 294
Loc: austin area
Try a yo zuri top in clear....doubled anything from heddon...new stuff coming on TW...

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#12353422 - 07/22/17 04:15 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: reeltexan]
Kage Offline
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Registered: 07/28/16
Posts: 38
Originally Posted By: reeltexan
I haven't tried the chugger Spook but how bad can it be?
You just need the right time / place for it.
Don't give too much credit to an animal with a pea sized brain.


and, if you still just hate it send it on over to me.



An animal with a pea sized brain that continues to get the best of a lot of us anglers time and time again, but reeltexan is right...in the right situation and conditions I'm sure you could flat out catch em. With a little bit of chop on the water the Chuggin Spook should out fish a regular Spook. Lately I've been doing better on the Paycheck Baits (The One) Pencil Popper and the Whopper Plopper. Just fish the conditions instead of trying to force feed them the bait you want to catch them on.

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#12353441 - 07/22/17 04:35 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: Barn]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: Barn
Originally Posted By: 361V
Never seen the Spook you are describing but it actually sounds like a large Chug Bug.


Called Chug'n Spook. Walk it like a regular spook. It creates more disturbance. I've done okay on it. Unless I am around big fish I usually stick with a smaller spook.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Heddon_Chugn_Spook/descpage-HCS.html



361V, you would be correct. The ChugN Spook is essentially a functional peer to the Storm Big Bug but without the tapered body. I fished the Big Bug very successfully during my years in Florida, as well as the classic Spook - particularly in open water situations. The Big Bug made more commotion that I felt was advantageous when the water was disturbed by wind. I've had 50 fish days on a Spook in open water, and nearly that many on a Big Bug as well. If I think a topwater will work, both are confidence baits for me.

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#12353449 - 07/22/17 04:40 PM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 16360
Loc: Dallas, TX
Good striper lure also
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#12354042 - 07/23/17 06:19 AM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
wagonwheel Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 450
Loc: Mansfield, TX
They were hitting it pretty good yesterday on Joe Pool about 7:30 am, open water about 25 feet deep. They were small though, but it was fun.
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#12355205 - 07/24/17 04:38 AM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
Sunbae Offline
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Registered: 04/12/16
Posts: 167
Loc: Coppell, TX
I've moved on to stupidly expensive Japanese spooks (Megabass Giant Dogs and LC Sammys are great), but I remember the Zara Spooks and Chug'n Spook Jr.s fondly. I've had the best luck fishing them early in the morning or later in the evening. I prefer them on cloudy days with light chop on the water. Go over to a pond in the morning or afternoon to build up some confidence. Work them slow and steady, with long pauses around grasslines or structure. I honestly don't get bit too much fishing them quickly or erratically.

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#12355649 - 07/24/17 11:37 AM Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand]
WAWI Online   content
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Zara spook is a worthless bait. Lol
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