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Ever Use A Fluke Or Sluggo As A Swim Jig Trailer?

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I've heard people say this isn't effective. But tonight, I went to my local lake using a black and blue swim jig witha raddle, and I used a 4.5" black and silver sluggo as a trailer.

I,ha d maybe a 20 min window to fish, which didn't matter because all I want to do was try out my new gear. Well I did catch a decent size LM during this time, which got me thinking. Maybe this can be effective. So tomorrow, I'm gonna use the same bait setup, along with a fluke on my other most used swimj jig. I think I'll fish these two exculsively, to,see,what kinda results I get.

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I tried it a few times but wasn't too impressed. With a swim jig, you have to create all the action of the bait yourself. Something with a paddle tail works better for me.

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I tried it a few times but wasn't too impressed. With a swim jig, you have to create all the action of the bait yourself. Something with a paddle tail works better for me.

I see your point but that is the exact reason I wanna but some time in with it. I trip th scurt back to give the bait enough to all the jerk bait to do its thing.mi might stop, let it sink, then continue a somewhat erratic retrieve.

I guess it,may not be designed for using,jerks, but maybe it will be a new trend...haha. Seriously though I, keep u guys posted on how it doesd

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I tried it a few times but wasn't too impressed. With a swim jig, you have to create all the action of the bait yourself. Something with a paddle tail works better for me.

This is what I was thinking.  Something like a Zoom Swimming Super Fluke.

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Well if I was just lucky, which,I probably was, I was gonna use an icredi-craw from culprit (I think) which matchs my black / blue jigs. Then I was,gonna use a 7' ribbon worm which matches my other color.

I do have two chigger craws left, but kinda wanted to conserve them if I can. I was also gonna try out some,of those havoc slop craws as well for thick,grass and weeds, which brings me to another topic I should,post

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I see your point but that is the exact reason I wanna but some time in with it. I trip th scurt back to give the bait enough to all the jerk bait to do its thing.mi might stop, let it sink, then continue a somewhat erratic retrieve.

I guess it,may not be designed for using,jerks, but maybe it will be a new trend...haha. Seriously though I, keep u guys posted on how it doesd

 

 

Could be lol. With a light weight swim jig, I could see it working ok, but with a heaiver jig, not so much.

 

Have you tried a Berkley Havoc Subwoofer? I use them almost 100% of the time with my swim jigs. They are great baits, cheap and come in an 8 pack. I have matched a color to each of my favorite North Star Flip N Swim jigs. 2.99 an 8 pack and they are always on sale at my academy for 2 bucks.

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Havoc Subwoofers work great but I have really been liking the Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper lately.

You could try KVDs Swimming Caffeine Shad. I have some to try but haven't got around to it yet.

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Gotcha, appreciate the responses from everybody. And superfluke is tha man! I watch all your vids dude

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Try a skinny dipper for a swimjig trailer, or any other thin long profiled swimbait. They add a sort of new action to a baitfish style swimjig vs the standard curl tail. 

 

Swim jigs are pretty popular around here on the Miss River. For trailers these are some of the standards used around here. 

 

Bluegill/shad- 4"-5" curl tail grub & 4-5" SKINNY swimbaits. 

Crawfish- 4" Twin tail grub, rage craw, craw worm style

Frog- Buzz frog with the first 1" cut off & 4" twin tails. 

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Could I use a paddle tail Charlie Worm or a Paddled Tail Fluke on a Swim Jig. I've heard of that Monster Bass dude forgot his name he uses Senkos on Swim Jig

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Yes, however I prefer a boot tail swimbait under most circumstances.

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Thx i thought ab this last night bc i don't have any craws for them yet as a trailor. I'm ab to get some but i already have flukes and charlie worms so i asked thanks so much

 

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I use a junebug Zoom Super Fluke on a black/blue Chatterbait in early spring. It works well in stained, shallow water.

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Yes, what you end up with is essentially a power Ned rig or a finnesse glide bait, which fishes much differently that a swim jig with a trailer with pronounced action. It can be very effective, but often not the first choice when fish want that action, or rather lack of action. I find I'm usually reaching for something else

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  I've done a Zoom Super Fluke on swim jig but didn't care for it and switched back to paddletails.

  I do like them on bladed jigs though.

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I really like fishing a white fluke on the back of a blue/black bladed jig. Gives the body a "shimmy" that's hard to duplicate.

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I saw a video of Scott Martin saying that with some trailers, the trailer does the action for you (like a paddle tail) and others you have to add it yourself with twitchs and jerks while reeling it but that he fishes both. 

 

I have had significantly more success on lures with erratic action (stickworm, jerkbait, walking bait, popper, hopping a jig, etc.) than on lures with steady action (crankbait, swimbait, wakebait, chatterbait, etc). Maybe a swimjig/fluke that forces you to add twitches and jerks will work best for you too. 

 

(I know you can fish all those baits with an erratic, stop and go retrieve. I plan on trying that more this summer. The one steady retrieve lure that has produced very well for me is the whopper plopper. Something about it just works)

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Paddletail trailers are a far better alternative.

 

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I use SJ's a lot. I too like a trailer with some action. My favorite, by far, is a pre-softened pork frog. Nothing flutters, and ripples, is more life-like, than softened pork. It also responds to the cadence of my manipulations, which can be a key trigger.

 

I do use a worm tail on some finesse jigs, esp in winter, which gives a subtle wag that works well. I could see using a Slug-Go, but... I'd first boil the heck out of it to soften it. In my mind, it has to move. Many soft plastic jerks are made on the stiff side, so that they glide well.

 

I guess... "soft" is mighty important if that trailer doesn't have a pre-designed action.

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NEVER...

 

There are so many better options.

 

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