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Swim Jig or Chatterbait? #14033638 06/16/21 11:56 AM
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Since the Classic the conversations now are all about swim jigs. Duh, right? I consider them very similar baits. I use both but almost always lean towards a chatterbait. Kinda like getting the best of both worlds: a swim jig AND a spinnerbait. The question: how do most of y’all decide when to use a swim jig or when to use a chatterbait?

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Re: Swim Jig or Chatterbait? [Re: 361V] #14033646 06/16/21 12:06 PM
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I use swim jigs through emergent grass & brush. Swim jigs are GREAT over pads also! Vibrating jigs are great thrown over submerged grass & brush. Ill also throw vibrating jigs next to emergent grass & brush. I have 2 Jackhammers (one shad pattern & one bluegill or black/blue color) and 2 swim jigs tied on at all times (same color patterns as the jackhammer).

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Re: Swim Jig or Chatterbait? [Re: 361V] #14033729 06/16/21 01:42 PM
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My personal rule of thumb has always been chatterbait when there is wind and or stained water and the swimjig when there is no wind or clear water and need something more stealthy. Not sure if that's entirely correct but it's seemed to serve me good the last few years.

Re: Swim Jig or Chatterbait? [Re: kscatman76] #14033737 06/16/21 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by kscatman76
My personal rule of thumb has always been chatterbait when there is wind and or stained water and the swimjig when there is no wind or clear water and need something more stealthy. Not sure if that's entirely correct but it's seemed to serve me good the last few years.


My thoughts are similar. The density of cover matters too. Tend to lean more to swim jig the heavier the cover gets.


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Chatter sun up shallow ran high then change to the jig the higher the sun gets.

Re: Swim Jig or Chatterbait? [Re: 361V] #14034216 06/16/21 07:32 PM
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I agree with all of the above. I also think a vibe jig is better when they are actively feeding and a swimjig will get bite when other reaction baits won’t. JMO

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