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As the title reads, is there ever a time when the Zoom Super Fluke doesn't produce? It seems like no matter where I go, what time of year, or the water clarity, I can catch a limit on a weightless fluke. Now given, these aren't monster bass but they are base none the less.

Does anyone know of or have you experienced a time when a Fluke didn't catch fish?

 

For this upcoming season I have been debating on fishing the Zoom Super Fluke and a Shakey Head almost exclusively. The shakey head will always put a limit in the boat, not many will argue with that. And for 6 years now the Zoom Super Fluke has done the same. Just catching a limit does not win tournaments, but it gets you started. After the limit is caught I would obviously switch my lure selection to target larger fish. What do you guys think of this strategy?

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Try putting a fluke on a shakeyhead, it's pretty cool!

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In tournaments my strategy would be something that can cover water. A fluke would definitely be a part of this, in some different situations especially so. I don't think I'd start with a shaky head, depending on where I am fishing, but if I can't get a limit in the boat after covering water, I would probably go to a shaky head and try and scrape out a limit at the end of the day.

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I definitely can't catch a limit everyday at my local lake with a fluke...

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Until I learnt of swimjigs, I used Trigger X flukes 90% of the time, to much success. There's just something about a fluke that the bass can't resist...

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When bass aren't hitting a fluke, that would be one of the bad times  :smiley:

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You guys suggest zoom flukes right? I bought pearl and had success

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I hate fishing flukes and very rarely have more than moderate success with them. Their subtle action does not lend themselves to being very successful in our mostly stained to dirty waters and if I am fishing somewhere that the water is clear enough the wind is usually howling and drags my line all over if I try to fish one. 

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On the lakes that I fish that are stained but not necessarily muddy, I have caught bass every month of the year.  you can definitely cover some water with them and they are very versatile.  They used to be my go to bait but lately i haven't been throwing them as much as i have recently gotten back into fishing texas rigs.  If i need a fish to break a skunk, it is definitely one I still reach for and it usually does the trick.  They also work well as a more subtle swim jig or spinnerbait trailer.

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The worst time to fish them is anytime, there are much better options for that style of bait on the market now....IMHO of course.

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I catch fish on flukes year round.

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Does anyone know of or have you experienced a time when a Fluke didn't catch fish?

 

Yup!  Whenever I have one tied on.........

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"Does anyone know of or have you experienced a time when a Fluke didn't catch fish?"

 

 

Yes, when I make a cast and doesn't sink, it just skips across the ice.

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I'm not overly confident in them. I hear people rave about them all the time, and I have caught fish on them no doubt, but I've never had the incredible success that some people claim to have on them. 

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If we're not talking tournament, I go live minnows over fluke, crankbaits, pops, Senko, jigs, etc every time.  Maybe this is an obvious statement?

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I don't think there is a "bad" time to fish a super fluke. Like the rogue, i would slow it way down when the water  temp is in the low the 40's.

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I've never fished a fluke, but I'm thinking about rage-rigging a pearl one and giving it a shot. Sound like a good plan?

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I had great success with a nose hooked Super Fluke Jr. for prespawn smallies this year.

 

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A walk the dog retrieve triggers the bass and it's great fun to see them come up and grab it.

 

Once the water temp. hits the high 60s I think a deeper presentation is more effective.

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I can catch a limit with several single baits at specific times during the year but not one bait anytime of the year. Flukes are no different. When the conditions are right they produce but not always. IMO senkos catch more fish more often and over more months per year than a fluke.

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I love fishing a weightless super fluke/Senko. They are so versatile, at times I've wondered why I take anything else out with me.

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