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Favorite Craw Type Trailer For Chatterbait ?

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I read a report from Ott Defoe regarding how he found a chatterbait to be an excellent craw imitator when slow rolled  or fished near the bottom . Since most people use a shad or bluegill type trailer on a chatterbait , I never thought about not only what would make for a good craw trailer - but also a craw trailer that would work in harmony / unison with the chatterbait's action to mimic the real (craw) deal ... Your thoughts and experiences regarding the best / your favorite craw trailer for a chatterbait ?

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Zman turbo CrawZ

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New Yamamoto Cowboy for craw presentation but my go to is the Yamamoto Zako.  

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I use the BioSpawn Vile Craw for that exact presentation. I also use the Vile Craw for everything I need a craw bait for. Cannot beat the action that bait has.

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X2 on the BioSpawn. One of the best kept secrets out there. It’s definately become my go to flipping bait and also makes a heck of a trailer.

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Rage Bug, generally white; and Culprit Incredicraw

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Zoom Super Chunk Jr.  I usually try and match the skirt color.

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Thanks for the suggestions - I think it counterproductive to have a chatterbait trailer with too much of it's own action thus the super chunk or vile craw are a bit more neutral and would fit the bill ?

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I have used rage craw, rage menace, and Berkley pit boss before and have had great success on all 3. If I had to pick a favorite it probably would be the rage menace.

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I like a rage tail menace grub

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Tried everything and the yamamoto Hula grub works best for me.  I pinch off the skirt head for chatter baits. They make a twin tail grub but I buy the hulas- as I use them for bottom dragging on its own also. I like how the yamamoto plastics add a bit more weight than everyone elses. It helps them cast and get down just a little bit better. 

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I have been using a menace grub too for crawdad-ish chatterbaiting, but there are some interesting choices listed here I may try.  Thanks.

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Keitech Crazy flapper

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Anybody try the Yamamoto Zako as a trailer yet? Thinking about buying a bag. 

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I like the Zoom twin tail grub or the ultra vibe speed craw.

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On 4/6/2018 at 7:49 AM, TOXIC said:

New Yamamoto Cowboy for craw presentation but my go to is the Yamamoto Zako.  

Took the words right out of my mouth.

 

The Cowboy if you want a larger profile (and more crawfish looking). I like the Zako more if I wanna imitate a baitfish. 

1 hour ago, zeth said:

Keitech Crazy flapper

I bought a few packs of these last year but have yet to try them. They look like something out of a sci-fy movie. 

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I use the rage craw jr, the small one. That puts the claws just out of the skirt, and gives the whole back half of the chatterbait serious movement. 

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I've done really well on a z hog as a trailer. It has a very subtle action but also gives the bait a lot bulk.

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On 4/6/2018 at 10:46 AM, Choporoz said:

Rage Bug, generally white; and Culprit Incredicraw

 

Hey Chop!

I was given a bag of the 

Incredicraw's but haven't used any yet. Do you use them any other way?

 

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, Mike L said:

 

Hey Chop!

I was given a bag of the 

Incredicraw's but haven't used any yet. Do you use them any other way?

 

 

Mike

I have not....in fact, I realize that I misspoke above.  I have been using Incrediclaw Slim on chatterbaits.  I haven't tried the non-slim version.

As to other applications, I probably wouldn't have considered them.  Only because they remind me of Brush Hogs/Baby Brush Hogs, which (for no good reasons) are pretty far down my confidence spectrum.

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Gambler Flappy Daddy, Gene Larew Salt Craw.

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23 minutes ago, Choporoz said:

I have not....in fact, I realize that I misspoke above.  I have been using Incrediclaw Slim on chatterbaits.  I haven't tried the non-slim version.

As to other applications, I probably wouldn't have considered them.  Only because they remind me of Brush Hogs/Baby Brush Hogs, which (for no good reasons) are pretty far down my confidence spectrum.

Yes, they are similar to the Hog's. 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

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I like the zoom chunk trailers, or a strike king menace grub 

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Zoom Chunk Trailer or a Zoom Craw

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