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Zara Spook? #12353084
07/22/17 03:48 PM
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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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Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353129
07/22/17 04:22 PM
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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.


When all else fails, make another cast.

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353146
07/22/17 04:42 PM
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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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Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353189
07/22/17 05:31 PM
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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.

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Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353231
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Never seen the Spook you are describing but it actually sounds like a large Chug Bug.


Re: Zara Spook? [Re: 361V] #12353304
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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


Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353356
07/22/17 08:21 PM
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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

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353365
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Great topwater bait!


Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353376
07/22/17 08:40 PM
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Try a yo zuri top in clear....doubled anything from heddon...new stuff coming on TW...

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: reeltexan] #12353422
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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.

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: Barn] #12353441
07/22/17 09:35 PM
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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.

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12353449
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Good striper lure also


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Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12354042
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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.


Hey--we finally caught one!

Wife PB 8.68 lbs. Joe Pool, ---My PB 8.68 lbs. Joe Pool, - Son PB 6.08 lbs. Lake Fork
Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12355205
07/24/17 09:38 AM
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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.

Re: Zara Spook? [Re: TrailHand] #12355649
07/24/17 04:37 PM
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Zara spook is a worthless bait. Lol

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