how to fish a chatterbait?
Posted January 30 2007 - 09:08 PM
Posted January 30 2007 - 10:27 PM
Video of a Double Digit getting caught on Clearlake: http://youtu.be/cXcN5qX9FUo
Posted January 30 2007 - 10:28 PM
Posted February 01 2007 - 12:15 PM
I used them last year and seemed to only catch fish on them in the early season/pre-spawn times when I think the fish were more aggressive.
Posted February 01 2007 - 12:32 PM
Posted February 01 2007 - 12:55 PM
In my quest to reduce the amount of stuff I'm carrying around, I've been re-organizing my tackle. The chatterbaits will probably not make the cut. If I want a spinnerbait, I'll be using a spinnerbait. Ditto for jigs.
I know a lot of people have reported very nice results using this bait. I'm not one of "em, so off with their heads.
Posted February 03 2007 - 02:16 AM
I definitly do better in 10-12 water using a yo yo retireve.
Posted February 03 2007 - 04:39 AM
I have fished it in wood on rivers; ponds; and lakes.
My best results have been on the structure in rivers along the shoreline and in ponds.
I have yo-yo'ed it; reeled it slow; reeled if fast; and reeled it at a medium pace.
I still have memories of the one I lost on a Chatterbait on the Pamunkey River which would have placed me 3rd in a tournament. I ended up 7th.
She hit the Chatterbait (white and chartruse), jumped clean out of the water, and threw the bait back at me. What a bummer. I hate when that happens.
Posted February 03 2007 - 08:33 AM
Posted February 04 2007 - 12:20 PM
200 hp Johnson
G.loomis rods/shimano reels
Posted February 04 2007 - 12:26 PM
But my Number 1 lure to get thrown is a bill lewis ratltrap. changing out the hooks to qualitiy owneres or gammys definitly pays off
Posted February 04 2007 - 01:51 PM