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#1 BigBlock496

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Posted August 16 2013 - 03:22 PM

I bought two packs of flukes the other night, and used one yesterday. I caught a fish. The way I was fishing it was sorta like the way I fish my senkos. Reeling it in with twitches and pauses. I also reeled it with a steady retrieve, just to experiment a little bit. It sorta had a wobble, or swimming action to it. How are you guys fishing your flukes? Also, can use have success with a fluke on a weighted t-rig?

#2 Cgrinder

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Posted August 16 2013 - 03:54 PM

Weightless on a 3/0 lately, hooked upside down. They have a very good wobble when reeled steady and the tail really wiggles on the fall. Always pearl white for me.

I am going to try weighted. Sounds like fun.

#3 MarkH024

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Posted August 16 2013 - 07:31 PM

I use SK caffeine shads mostly. I like the heavier weight and the flutter on the fall is killer. I rig them weightless on a 4/o or 5/o. I fish them as a jerkbait mainly. If the bite is really tough and slow ill go to a dead sticking method. They make a jr size as well.
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#4 Nave

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Posted August 16 2013 - 08:34 PM

IMO SK caffeine shad>zoom fluke. 4/0 hook T-rigged weightless. Two twitches and pause. Watch your line!



#5 Nave

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Posted August 16 2013 - 08:37 PM

Gene does a good video on fishing a fluke! http://www.youtube.c...h?v=f230f6zDyEY



#6 rockchalk06

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Posted August 17 2013 - 12:34 AM

I don't like the fall with a Texas rig. I rig them on a 1/4oz Moaner Stroker hook (Rage Rig). I prefer a horizontal fall over vertical.

I generally run flukes weightless unless I have some moving water or high wind. Weightless makes for a more erratic action and you can work the bait more in one specific are longer weightless over weighted.

#7 Bluebasser86

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Posted August 17 2013 - 01:05 AM

I like to fish them fast just below the surface when fish are chasing shad in the fall, really kills them some days. 


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#8 CrossK

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Posted August 17 2013 - 02:02 AM

The ones I've had the most success with are the Zoom flukes in pearl white, I Texas rig em with a 3/0 hook and a 1/8 ounce bullet weight and reel steady or tie 2 medium size split shot about 8 inches above the fluke and basically hop it quickly up and down.
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#9 Jolly Green

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Posted August 17 2013 - 07:39 AM

I T-rig the Zoom Super Flukes weightless as they are heavy enough for my taste by themselves. I like the Jr. size in pearl white a lot as well, and if I want some extra weight I will embed a small finish nail into it after it's rigged on the hook, or use a weighted hook as has been suggested; I don't like the way it falls with a bullet weighted nose. I have also had good success using them with a split shot or mojo rig, but the real advantage of these baits is the way the tail wiggles as they fall on the pause; nothing that swims can ignore it completely.

 

Do check out Flukemaster's video(s) on fluke fishing. His trick of dipping them in boiling water to straighten them out does make a difference, and rig them as straight as you can for best action. Flukes are my favorite plastic; you should have a blast. Good luck!



#10 Catt

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Posted August 17 2013 - 08:23 AM

Texas rigged weightless, weighted, & Carolina rigged; 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG, Watermelon Neon, White Ice.
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#11 Lazz

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Posted August 18 2013 - 10:55 PM

4/0 ewg,weightless, white and green pumpkin, twitch twitch pause....but.

I've read so many great things, and how so many people love to fish them. I've been throwing them a few months now with no luck whatsoever, not even a bite! What gives?

#12 SirSnookalot

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Posted August 19 2013 - 02:31 AM

4/0 ewg,weightless, white and green pumpkin, twitch twitch pause....but.

I've read so many great things, and how so many people love to fish them. I've been throwing them a few months now with no luck whatsoever, not even a bite! What gives?

Don't blame yourself, sometimes it's just a lack of fish cooperation.  Stick with it and do what Catt says, you'll be killing them in no time.

My best fluke color is disco violet, maybe because I just use it more than the others.


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#13 brgbassmaster

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Posted August 19 2013 - 02:42 AM

Strike king 3x flukes with a weighted jerkbait hook. Short jerks and pauses. 


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#14 Bankbeater

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Posted August 19 2013 - 05:54 AM

I love to dead stick them.  It's really a rush when a fish takes that bait and you see the line start taking off.


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Posted August 19 2013 - 08:49 AM

I like using them on a size 1-2 gammy wide gap finesse hook, nosed hooked and twitched them like a jerkbait and or walk the dog with it.  I just like watching the action of the lure and start of fast and slow down to a dying minnow/shad.






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