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So one fishing lure or technique I have wanted to try is the zoom super fluke or just any fluke type. I live in western NY and have access to

penty of ponds and lakes and Lake Erie is 5 minutes away. Wondering if anyone has had success with them ? And how they work it etc .. haven't seen much on them 

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Back in the 90's, the super fluke won me more in tournaments than all other baits combined. 

I still use it often when fishing shallow water.  Texposed and the standard Jerkbait  jerk-jerk-pause retrieve works well.

It also works well on a Carolina rig. 

 

If you want to use  a Fluke on a finesse rod, nose hook it with a hitchhiker and a circle hook. I have had success fishing it this way in clear shallow water. It acts a lot like the Banjo minnow when nosed hooked.

 

So the answer to your question. Has anyone had success with them is, yes.

 

 

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Thanks @Weedwhacker I was going to try it maybe nose pegged with a tiny weight or try weightless, do you know how much they weigh? And if they cast ok on a baitcsster setup or is spinning preferred ? 

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I love fishing flukes I mainly fish them weightless on a baitcaster on 12 to 15 pound line I use a 4/0 ewg light wire hook or if I want a faster fall I go with a heavy wire ewg if the fish are on the bottom or there’s a lot of current I fish it on a split shot rig or Carolina rig. Jerk jerk pause let it fall count down till it hits bottom dead stick and jerk jerk pause again this is kinda of the way I started. You can can fish it fast Jerking it on top. You can even reel in slowly and steady and get good strikes just like that. You just have to play with it doesn’t matter how many jerks just play with it till your comfortable with what you’re doing you will get a bite eventually. A little jjs magic doesn’t hurt either. 

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On 3/6/2018 at 7:39 PM, burros said:

I love fishing flukes I mainly fish them weightless on a baitcaster on 12 to 15 pound line I use a 4/0 ewg light wire hook or if I want a faster fall I go with a heavy wire ewg if the fish are on the bottom or there’s a lot of current I fish it on a split shot rig or Carolina rig. Jerk jerk pause let it fall count down till it hits bottom dead stick and jerk jerk pause again this is kinda of the way I started. You can can fish it fast Jerking it on top. You can even reel in slowly and steady and get good strikes just like that. You just have to play with it doesn’t matter how many jerks just play with it till your comfortable with what you’re doing you will get a bite eventually. A little jjs magic doesn’t hurt either. 

Thanks ! That helps a lot , and so it's not a floating plastic it sinks? Slow like A senko or something 

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On 3/6/2018 at 7:38 PM, Ksam1234 said:

Thanks @Weedwhacker I was going to try it maybe nose pegged with a tiny weight or try weightless, do you know how much they weigh? And if they cast ok on a baitcsster setup or is spinning preferred ? 

I fish them weightless. actually don't know how much they weigh but the super fluke will cast easily with a baitcaster.

I use a 7ft medim heavy baitcaster with 14 lb Sunline sniper for weightless super fluke fishing.

I like flourocarbon for the fluke, because fishing weightless there is often a little slack in the line. flourocarbon seems to have the best sensitivity with semi slack line.

 

Yes the fluke sinks.

 

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On 3/6/2018 at 7:57 PM, Ksam1234 said:

Thanks ! That helps a lot , and so it's not a floating plastic it sinks? Slow like A senko or something 

Yeah it sinks you can fish it like a senko.

 

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I dont fish them much, but when I do I fish them almost as a topwater. Twitches upward and it pops up out of the water like a fleeing shad or bluegill. I fish them weightless on a baitcaster on 30Lb braid

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I've had good luck with them, but I hate fishing them, it's so boring. 

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2 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've had good luck with them, but I hate fishing them, it's so boring. 

Boring than Ned rig?😉

 

I like Fluke style bait, I have tried many over the year and like Yamamoto d-Shad the most, it is quite heavy and got salt in it just like Senko but not as durable as Fluke.

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Just now, JustJames said:

Boring than Ned rig?😉

Way more boring than a Ned rig.

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Yes super boring, good way to fish em cast them out and take a nap on the deck of the boat you get a lot of strikes like that just got to make sure you wake up to set the hook.;) Joking of course ,not boring at all trust me I’m a flukeoligist !

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I cast a super fluke out weightless and just let it sink to the bottom on its own.  Works best in 5 to 10 feet of water.  Any deeper and you start looking at the time.  Once the fluke hits the bottom I start working it like a hard jerkbait.

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8 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I've had good luck with them, but I hate fishing them, it's so boring. 

Man, I could not disagree more.  I find a fluke to be one of the most fun to fish lures out there.  I love how much and how varied an action I can get out of them.  Twitching a fluke is great fun imho. 

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I don't use flukes as much as I should but when I do it is very successful. I fish my weightless on spinning gear but I like to fish it near the top of the water column like a shad busting out.

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I haven't used them much in the past couple of years (I go through phases) but they are an excellent bait to fish in and around shallow weeds.  Pearl white is my favorite color.  Ninety-five percent of the time I fish it weightless (because about anything else detracts from its erratic action) and I will just give it a twitch and let it fall.  Repeat.  Often, the bait will just "disappear" and then I'll know a bass has grabbed it.

 

I've often wondered if they will ever introduce a "saltier" version-one that will sink faster.  

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7 minutes ago, Ratherbfishing said:

 

I've often wondered if they will ever introduce a "saltier" version-one that will sink faster.  

The GYCB D-Shad and the Strike King...whatever its called, both are salted and sink about as fast if not faster then a senko. 

 

I use Zoom Supers in Pearl most all of the time but have recently noticed that the other colors  with glitter in them sink noticeably faster than the plain colored ones. 

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1 hour ago, fishwizzard said:

Man, I could not disagree more.  I find a fluke to be one of the most fun to fish lures out there.  I love how much and how varied an action I can get out of them.  Twitching a fluke is great fun imho. 

One of the great things about fishing and this forum are the variety of opinions you get on topics. Our incessant winds make a weightless fluke difficult to fish on top of it boring me to tears, but I have plenty of friends that love them. For some reason, I enjoy a weightless senko though. No idea why, but it's the truth.

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I'm partial towards the Super Fluke Jr., especially in white ice. They are extremely versatile.  I fish them 3 ways:

 

1) Weightless and fished like I would fish a stick bait wacky style. 

2) As a trailer for white chatter baits with a yo-yo retrieval. This is great pre-spawn and fall.

3) For Stripers, pair a white ice fluke jr with a chartreuse head under spin and work it like a jerk bait. I can't think of a more effective technique for catching stripers on a threadfin shad feeding frenzy. 

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18 minutes ago, Bluebasser86 said:

One of the great things about fishing and this forum are the variety of opinions you get on topics. Our incessant winds make a weightless fluke difficult to fish on top of it boring me to tears, but I have plenty of friends that love them. For some reason, I enjoy a weightless senko though. No idea why, but it's the truth.

Yep!  Love the fluke but think the Texas rig senko is maybe the most boring thing out there.  I can usually fish one "the right way" for about half an hour before I start twitching it like a fluke.  

 

I did a little playing around with a double fluke rig over the winter and was really surprised how rarely it tangled.  I live in fear of slamming that swivel into my tiptop guide, so I might try running a Carolina Keeper in front of the main line swivel to sort of act as a bumper.

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The super fluke is money.  My favorite is the pearl white color.  I fish it on a 2/0 off shank, I find that the 2/0 gives me confidence more than using a 3/0 or 4/0. 

 

  • I fish it with jerk pauses and I will change up the cadence to whatever they want it.  Fish it at whichever dept the fish I think are at.
  • I've used it as a surface bait over lily pads and weeds.  I just slowly drag it, when I reach close to an opening..I sometimes let it fall or before it falls I would hop the fluke in place a couple times to get a fish's attention more then drop.  Usually get the bite on the initial fall.
  • I do at times drag it on the bottom like any T Rig/Jig.  
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The Super Fluke is one of my go to baits. I fish it weightless with a 4/0 offset worm hook, sometimes a 5/0 if I want a faster fall. My main colors are White Pearl and White Ice and occasionally the Green Pumpkin. I generally throw it on a 6' 8" medium action rod with 14lb. Trilene XT. If I'm in really clear water I'll size down the line to 12lb. I catch a lot of fish all throughout the season with this bait!

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Years ago....before I discovered bass fishing info on the interwebs....I tried flukes a few times and got extremely frustrated -- they just never seem to swim straight....they roll and flit...I tried heavier hooks, belly hooks, all kinds of things....lol.  So I gave up on them for years.  Thought that I just couldn't rig them right.

 

Turns out that they only work when they DON'T swim straight.  They can be very deadly all times of year.  I fish super flukes weightless 80%+ percent of the time; spinning gear/EWG/12# braid.  The rest of the time, I use 1/16oz unpegged mojo weights and jerk them through weeds or across shallower points.

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I got beat twice last year by a Super Fluke in Smokin Silver ..... I may own a few now. :rolleyes:

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Check out the KVD Cafine shad. It's similar to the fluke and I think I catch larger fish with it. Like GYB it's not the most durable lure.

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