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I keep things fairly simple. I tend to fish smaller jigs: 1/4 oz-3/8 oz......I tip with super chunk jr's. or Reaction Innovation smallie beavers. In addition to this unless the water Is really stained I tend to throw jigs without rattles.

As for the question at hand the super chunks are fine and I know many folks that use them. Out of curiosity what size jig are you throwing YOman?

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I use a zoom swimmin' chunk or I trim down a 6inch worm and stick it on there for a slimmer profile.

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Depends a lot on the jig size and the water temp for me. Sometimes an oversized trailer on a finesse jig gives the super slow fall you need to get bites. Other times a small trailer on a heavy jig allows you to fish the bait quickly to get a more reactionary strike. I'm sure it will work fine but you should experiment and let the fish tell you what they want.

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I tend to go smaller unless I feel like I can get away with something bigger (bigger jig/trailer). I picked up a pack of the super chunks at dicks cause they were on clearance a while back. I haven't caught anything with them as a trailer yet.

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Pork has long been a productive trailer choice.

It's effective in any water temp but often shines in colder water.

Uncle Josh has recently introduced a new version of an old favorite.

Their "Meat" trailer provides a soft but tougher than plastic trailer.

I've been using this with good success.

If you plan of keeping the baits wet, one bait will last several fish and many trips.

A-Jay

http://www.unclejosh...8/name/MEATCraw

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I keep things fairly simple. I tend to fish smaller jigs: 1/4 oz-3/8 oz......I tip with super chunk jr's. or Reaction Innovation smallie beavers. In addition to this unless the water Is really stained I tend to throw jigs without rattles.

As for the question at hand the super chunks are fine and I know many folks that use them. Out of curiosity what size jig are you throwing YOman?

3/8 and one half mostly

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I love the Zoom chunks in all sizes and yes, they are a great fall/winter trailer, in fact that and the KISS craw are all I use.

In the fall I use Super Chunks because the bass want a larger profile and they tend to attract the larger fish.

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I just can't imagine using anything other than a Rage Craw or Lobster.

The Rage Tail baits have more action than any other soft plastic.

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I just can't imagine using anything other than a Rage Craw or Lobster.

The Rage Tail baits have more action than any other soft plastic.

and to downscale it, I use the baby craw and rage chunk, 2 great smaller profile trailers.

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Every lake is different in regards to jig trailer size preference. During the cooler or cold water period start smaller, fish deeper. A 3/8 pz jig is light weight for this period, so definitely use the junior size trailers that do not extend the jig beyond 2 1/2" beyond the skirt and no wider than 3/4"

Tom

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i catch fish basically year round on jigs. i also use a variety of trailers. the exact trailer that i might use depends on "what the fish want". forage that the bass are keying on at the time will factor into my choice of trailer. a jig is one of the best tools each of us have in our tackle box. if you get stuck into just using one type of trailer, one size of trailer, ect., you are diminishing the use of your "best weapon". a jig does not always have to resemble a crawdad. a hair jig with a slender worm type trailer more mimics a shad than it does a crawdad. there are many times, especially in the summer here, that the hair jig and worm is a combination that just can not be beat. also, table rock has a very good population of smallmouth. there are times that the brownies are favoring a very small offering. in these cases, i will many times use a 1/4 oz. hair jig without a trailer. with all that said, i let the fish tell me what style, size, color and type of trailer that i use. i want to get all i can out of my best tool(jig) in the tackle box. get more out of your jig by being more versatile.

bo

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I like the Super Chunks when the water is warmer. This time of year I switch over to the Big Salty Chunks.

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I like the Super Chunk JR more than the original. For any temps really, although I dont use them much anymore. I used them while flipping docks and boathouses. Now I use the Rage menace 80% of the time for this. But yes, they do work well.

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While I agree Bo letting the bass choose, it's a very limited choice when you only have 1 size 3/8 oz jig to use and already made up your mind to use a Zoom Chunk.

To be honest I haven't fished with a Zoom Chunk and unless someone gave it to me, because I didn't have any other choice, may never use it. I am not a fan of soft plastic "chunks" that look like a pork frog...use a pork frog! Far better off than any soft plastic chunk with claws/ tails. The grub style trailer with claws/ tails is a better choice, easier to thread onto a jig hook.

The reason I suggested a smaller size trailer is based on colder water, however we don't know where you are located and that also factors into what you start with; size, color, style, etc.

Tom

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