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Water temperature is +/- 50*. Are Chatterbaits affective this time of year?

 

 

 

 

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I have had great success on chatterbaits in +/-50° water temps. I don't really understand the science, but like rattletraps they work well in cold water. Enjoy!

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Water temperature is +/- 50*. Are Chatterbaits affective this time of year?

 

 

 

 

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+/- 50 is that 0 to 100?

Tom

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Caught 2 over 6 last year on the same trip with temps in upper 40's.

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I've had luck with the wobbler in local ponds over the last few days reeling painfully slow. Also use the same tactic with the naked rage blade tipped with a smoke shad rage menace rigged vertically. 

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+/- 50 is that 0 to 100?

Tom

 

No...

 

More like 48* - 52*

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When slow horizontal is the pattern, nothing beats a Chatterbait. A couple of years ago I caught a 9# 9oz. and a 10# 7oz bass back to back with a Chatterbait in about 42 degree water.

 

Around 50 degrees either one works well. Just need to figure out the lure speed part of the pattern.

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+/- 50 is that 0 to 100?

Tom

Now really???

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No...

 

More like 48* - 52*

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When slow horizontal is the pattern, nothing beats a Chatterbait. A couple of years ago I caught a 9# 9oz. and a 10# 7oz bass back to back with a Chatterbait in about 42 degree water.

Around 50 degrees either one works well. Just need to figure out the lure speed part of the pattern.

Rage Blade. ;)

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Seems that I have better luck in "cooler" water down here with a chatterbait than a spinnerbait for some reason.

I assume it's the minimum flash and a tighter wiggle.

Mike

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Horizontal speed seems to be the issue in really cold water. Give it a shot, but be ready to go vertical.

 

Hard vibrators with little horizontal movement seems to be key for me in cold water. Chatters, blades, and lipless, can all do it. I once found a way to catch em with a small spinnerbait but I had to make it myself to get one that worked. I used a 1/16oz jighead, a thick brush of bucktail, a chunky plastic trailer, and an overhead spinner with a good-sized CO blade. I could just c-r-a-w-l that thing and I could catch those bass I knew were there.

 

Going subtle, hair jigs are good and lately I've been doing well with Float-n-Fly. Forward speed is often the problem in really cold water. I was out yesterday and found my ponds finally iced over. They'll likely thaw in the next few days and I'll be back at it.

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Water temperature is +/- 50*. Are Chatterbaits affective this time of year?

 

 

 

 

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Yes..........

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I use chatterbaits far and away more in cold water anyways. Spring and fall are both great times for them. For trailer I prefer a paddletail style. Generally a slow and steady retrieve to make the blades thump and the tail kick.

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To me, especially in cold water where you are usually looking for a slower horizontal movement, the Chatterbait style just fits into that cold water trend of baits that you can move slow but also get good action.

Traps, flat or thin cranks like flat maxx or shad raps, etc. 

 

That chatterbait is going to shimmy 10x as much as a spinnerbait, even at the slowest retrieve you can stand.  The blade is giving action to your trailer, even at slow speed. 

With a spinnerbait, you really have to give the trailer action through increased horizontal speed at some point, it's just moving to slow to activate the appendages. 

And, it's more compact/smaller profile than a hairpin design, so less obvious to the fish at slow speeds.

 

I think in a lot of ways it's just a better mousetrap for a slow roll. 

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Same thing here.  I can throw a spinnerbait, and get nothing.  I start throwing a bladed jig, and I'm start getting hits on it.  Seems like white is working the best.

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Absolutely!

 

Although summer baits are typified by faster forward speeds and 'wider' swinging action,

coldwater lures are underscored by slower forward progress and faster, 'tighter' action that seems to break their torpor.

The bladed jig fits that description as do lipless cranks and bladebaits.

 

Roger

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The Picasso Shock Blade I think has the best action of a slow-retrieved chatterbait.  If you retrieve it fast it actually starts to roll on me so you're forced to not burn it in.  It has a nice flutter/vibration as you slow roll it/bounce it back too.

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Bladed Jigs are hands down my favorite bait to fish. I fish them year round as well. My favorite bladed jig has to be the Picasso Shock Blade. I love this one because it doesn't rise which can be an issue while fishing bladed jigs. They come in sizes from 1/4 oz-2oz so you can truly fish them any where in the water column. 

 

When the water is cold I still fish them slow but I tend to use a little larger paddle tail swimbait than I would usually use.

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Bladed Jigs are hands down my favorite bait to fish. I fish them year round as well. My favorite bladed jig has to be the Picasso Shock Blade. I love this one because it doesn't rise which can be an issue while fishing bladed jigs. They come in sizes from 1/4 oz-2oz so you can truly fish them any where in the water column. 

 

When the water is cold I still fish them slow but I tend to use a little larger paddle tail swimbait than I would usually use.

 

What size head do you like for 15 FOW?  For 30 FOW?

 

My problem with bladed jigs is that they seem to rise up in the water column; but admittedly I haven't tried these, and will give them a shot.

 

Thanks,

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What size head do you like for 15 FOW?  For 30 FOW?

 

My problem with bladed jigs is that they seem to rise up in the water column; but admittedly I haven't tried these, and will give them a shot.

 

Thanks,

1/2-3/4 oz for 15 FOW and 1-1.5 oz for 30 FOW

 

I would recommend fishing them with 14-16lb fluorocarbon. They do have some pretty stout hooks and the fluorocarbon helps keep it down a little more

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Anybody having success with the "bubble" bladed baits made by Sieberts? Have considered adding a few to my next order to try out. Im assuming that the 3/8ths OZ would do well for river smallies.

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What size head do you like for 15 FOW? For 30 FOW?

My problem with bladed jigs is that they seem to rise up in the water column; but admittedly I haven't tried these, and will give them a shot.

Thanks,

Rage Blade stays deeper! ;)

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I like a bladed jig in the colder water. Get the right bait and I can crawl it along very slowly and they seem to attract bigger fish that spinnerbaits. 

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