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how do you fish flukes they were my go to for lmb last year. i fished them weightless rigged weedless then 10lb suffix mono on a MF rod with a pfluger echlon and just twitched it just under the surface and on top darting out like jumping shad. i would get explosive hits but i was wondering how other ppl fish this plastic iv read about using a 3 way swivel but havent tried i yet i fish off the bank or out of a canoe usualy

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You can also rig it with a weighted swimbait hook for a faster or deeper retrieve. I'm also hoping to try out the scrounger heads on them this year.

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yeah the weighted swimbait hook works really well.  seems to make the tail flutter as it goes down.  if they are in say 15 foot or so of water and coming up hitting a fluke try the weighted hook.   will get it closer to them faster and some of the lazy ones might pick it up to

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I also like to Deadstick them at times...it takes a lot of patience but it sometimes will bring the big ones out. It can also give you time to relax and take a look around at the scenery.

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The smaller sizes make outstanding drop shot baits. :)

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This. ;)

I had much better luck with weightless flukes on the river for smallies.

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Adding too much weight to a fluke tends to kill some of the action, although they may eat that some days, they don't much for me. Try adding a medium split shot about 6-10 inches ahead of it. Use a little rod tip manipulation, and you;ve made a dancing fluke.

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Adding too much weight to a fluke tends to kill some of the action, although they may eat that some days, they don't much for me. Try adding a medium split shot about 6-10 inches ahead of it. Use a little rod tip manipulation, and you;ve made a dancing fluke.

Exactly what I do.  Or, I add a #6 or #8 stinger treble.  Thread the fluke on, then the treble with the one hook of the three situated so it will go straight into tail of fluke, then feed rest of fluke.  Insert that one treble hook into tail and WALA - you now have 2 extra exposed hooks to get them if they're swiping vs. biting.  Of course, you can't do this in heavy cover or weeks...but it is absolutely awesome when they're out schooling.  Not sure how good a job I did of describing, LOL...I'll snap a pic if interested.

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I also like to Deadstick them at times...it takes a lot of patience but it sometimes will bring the big ones out. It can also give you time to relax and take a look around at the scenery.

dead sticking it for awhile then ripping it off the bottom and letting it sink back down has worked well for me on occasion.  I will generally get a hit on the fall after ripping it off the bottom.

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The smaller sizes make outstanding drop shot baits. :)

What hook are you using? Are you nose hooking the bait?

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They're a good bait on a scrounger head or if you take the skirt off a chatterbait and just put a fluke on.

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When I first started to use the Super Flukes I remember thinking "Man these things take a long time to sink, I better weigh it down a little" then BAM!!

No weight, just a little patience

Mike

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Weightless t-rigged, on a scrounger head, on a Swarming Hornet swim head, shakey head, donkey rig, and I've had success using the Magnum Fluke on a C-rig. Looks like I'll need to give that split-shot idea a try, sounds promising.

Oh yea, and I use the tiny flukes on round jigheads for vertical crappie fishing over sunken trees. Also on a road runner head for casting and retrieving for crappie.

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flukes are very versatile baits. 

i have fished it trig weightless popping it on surface, dead sticking, and fishing like a worm. 

my favorite way is from peter-T which is similar to the split shot, but using a 1/16oz tungsten bullet weight with the special pegs for them about 8" above the fluke is fantastic

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Shake, Shake, Shake....Shake, Shake, Shake....Shake yo flukey, shake yo flukey

Yeah, I know it was lame as Hades but I had to. Not sure why I was only alive for 20 days of the 1970's.....

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sounds good thanks for the tips. iv done the chatter bait thing it used to be killer in the streams till a tree ate it and i couldent get it out. iv put them on buzzbaits that the skirt rotted off and had success also.

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