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How do I fish a belly weighted fluke and a non weighted fluke

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Ok so I’ve been trying to learn how to use a fluke I’ve never used one before I get it’s supposed to be some fluttering action in the water? Now I use zoom 4 inch flukes with 3/0 gamakatsu EWG hooks and belly weighted gamakatsu hooks now when I fish it weightless it does that fluttering thing if I pull my rod tip up if I use it weighted its a lot straighter but just falls down like a jig normally would so what I’m asking is how do y’all fish a fluke weighted none weighted shaker head or belly weight Ned rig mushroom head or roadrunner spinner weightless what type hook do you use? What I am asking is how do I move my rod to give it the right action? Now this is specific to my “Home” waters but I fish a dam with major current that pushes all stuff out onto the bank this is just an idea I had what if I casted out into that current and let the current do the work for me fishing it weightless of course thanks!-Slade

16 minutes ago, scaleface said:

Try slack water and current . I catch more fish and species in the current , the stronger the better . The fish will find a current break in the rocks and wait for something to come down stream , which is why I prefer spinners . They feel it   and the strikes are usually hard . 

 

 One of my favorites is something I rig up before hand . They are cheap to make and catch numbers of everything . I'll have a dozen or so ready to go .  

 

If my mind was made up to use  a fluke I would   go with a paddle-tail in the current . 

 

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What about a roadrunner spinner head with a paddle tail fluke trailer that would be ideal right?

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9 minutes ago, Slade Carroll said:

Ok so I’ve been trying to learn how to use a fluke I’ve never used one before I get it’s supposed to be some fluttering action in the water? Now I use zoom 4 inch flukes with 3/0 gamakatsu EWG hooks and belly weighted gamakatsu hooks now when I fish it weightless it does that fluttering thing if I pull my rod tip up if I use it weighted its a lot straighter but just falls down like a jig normally would so what I’m asking is how do y’all fish a fluke weighted none weighted shaker head or belly weight Ned rig mushroom head or roadrunner spinner weightless what type hook do you use? What I am asking is how do I move my rod to give it the right action? Now this is specific to my “Home” waters but I fish a dam with major current that pushes all stuff out onto the bank this is just an idea I had what if I casted out into that current and let the current do the work for me fishing it weightless of course thanks!-Slade

 

What about a roadrunner spinner head with a paddle tail fluke trailer that would be ideal right?

Sure  . In hast current the lure needs to be   noticed . 

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Flukes are easy to fish and remember that! I use a 4/0 ewg light wire hook on 12 pound floro, cast let it sink and jerk jerk pause let it sink count to ten jerk jerk pause and repeat. Play with your cadence change it up jerk pause jerk for example. Use a heavy wire hook if you want it to sink faster. Use a split shot rig or Carolina rig if the fish are holding to the bottom. 

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58 minutes ago, Burros said:

Flukes are easy to fish and remember that! I use a 4/0 ewg light wire hook on 12 pound floro, cast let it sink and jerk jerk pause let it sink count to ten jerk jerk pause and repeat. Play with your cadence change it up jerk pause jerk for example. Use a heavy wire hook if you want it to sink faster. Use a split shot rig or Carolina rig if the fish are holding to the bottom. 

Ok thanks!!!

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Copy and pasted from an old thread:

 

1. Giving it soft but quick twitches as soon as it hit hits the water. This will keep it on the top of the water and present a more subtle walk the dog.

2. Allowing it to sink to the desired depth and working it like a jerk bait, just with softer twitches. You can pause as long as you want between twitches, this is probably where most of my strikes occur.

3. Dead sticking the fluke for 10-20 seconds at a time, hop it, then repeat the process.

4. Target casting. Just get the fluke right on top of your desired target and allow it to sink all the way to the bottom. Give it a few twitches then work it back to you.

4. Carolina rigged with long pauses.

5. Dead sticking on a wacky rig.

 

In freshwater I never fish my flukes with a jighead, but I'm not worried about current or depth typically.  In saltwater jigheads are the norm and they still catch fish, no reason to think that wouldn't apply to bass imo.

 

If you're stuck on color try watermelon red, pearl, or Arkansas shiner.  I'd also up the hook to a 4/0 like @Burros said. 

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1 hour ago, bigbassin' said:

Copy and pasted from an old thread:

 

1. Giving it soft but quick twitches as soon as it hit hits the water. This will keep it on the top of the water and present a more subtle walk the dog.

2. Allowing it to sink to the desired depth and working it like a jerk bait, just with softer twitches. You can pause as long as you want between twitches, this is probably where most of my strikes occur.

3. Dead sticking the fluke for 10-20 seconds at a time, hop it, then repeat the process.

4. Target casting. Just get the fluke right on top of your desired target and allow it to sink all the way to the bottom. Give it a few twitches then work it back to you.

4. Carolina rigged with long pauses.

5. Dead sticking on a wacky rig.

 

In freshwater I never fish my flukes with a jighead, but I'm not worried about current or depth typically.  In saltwater jigheads are the norm and they still catch fish, no reason to think that wouldn't apply to bass imo.

 

If you're stuck on color try watermelon red, pearl, or Arkansas shiner.  I'd also up the hook to a 4/0 like @Burros said. 

Ok thanks

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Find some Dangleberry Rigs. The sliding weight gives a Fluke very erratic action when twitching.

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39 minutes ago, 1201vilbig said:

Find some Dangleberry Rigs. The sliding weight gives a Fluke very erratic action when twitching.

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That looks cool have you used one before?

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10 hours ago, Slade Carroll said:

That looks cool have you used one before?

A lot. Works great on Trick Worms too. They are getting hard to find. 

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