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i have just now started to fish flukes and i am doing real well with the zoom green albino fluke jr but the fish i'm catching arnt any bigger than 1.5lb is that all i will get with this bait or is there a better way to fish is. all i am doing is throwing it over some logs and depending on how the fish are reacting i'll let it sink than twich and almost dead stick it.

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have you caught bigger fish before? how long have you been using the bait? there are to many variables to correctly assume that the only size fish that bait will catch, for the most part you have to be around bigger fish, or go to a bigger fluke to try and weed out little ones.. but there is no bait out there that can hold a disclaimer as only catching one size fish

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yea in fact useing a rat-l-trap i caught a four pounder out of this little cove i fish not three weeks ago  the only problem with that is i lost 2 taps to logs before i caught that 4lb and last year i caught a 6 and 5lbs off shalow cranks but that was warmer in the summer and i have tried useing bigger flukes over there with no luck at all. i know there are some big fish in there just this one bait only seems to get bit by small fish, witch don't get me wrong is fun but i would like a bigger fight once in awhile.

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Stop using the Jr. and use the regular size.  I've caught some decent toads on the fluke.

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x2 with bassn blvd

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i have the same problem   just keep fishing and you will catch some nice ones  its definetly not a big fish  bait.

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I fish the 6" Slug-Go to make it look like a feeding minnow. The lure

produces nice fish in certain situations, but it has never produced big

bass for me. However, when big bass are buried in the lilly pads, this

just might be the ticket!

8-)

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its not that it wont catch big fish but small fish love em too. if you want to fish a fluke go to the super fluke,which little fish love also,or switch baits ,like to a jig,or a creature bait like a brush hog

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I catch plenty of nicer bass on both the super fluke and the super fluke jr. Using the super fluke will reduce your catches of ten inchers somewhat, but even an 8 - 10" bass will still wolf down the full sized super fluke. I think they definately ARE a big fish bait. I use the super fluke jr. when I need a slower fall rate and when the average size of the prey is smaller.

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One of the all time great baits, for numbers and for size.

I never leave home without "em

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One of the all time great baits, for numbers and for size.

I never leave home without "em

Definately.

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One of the all time great baits, for numbers and for size.

I never leave home without "em

Definately.

Me too..........this year I've actually tried to get away from using them so much.  

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One of the all time great baits, for numbers and for size.

I never leave home without "em

Definately.

Me too..........this year I've actually tried to get away from using them so much.

Good luck. I always go back to fishing them, along with senkos. I'm probably throwing either of the two about 35% of the time I'm bass fishing, except during cloudy and lowlight periods. That's topwater time. Have had some cloudy days where they didn't want a topwater, so I went back to the fluke and nailed them.

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As Ghoti said, "Don't leave home without them" :)

The fluke is one of the greatest soft plastics since the rubber worm.

It's tough to say which delivery or which color works the best, because they all seem to work very well.

One thing I can comfortably recommend is the most effective hook size. In my experience, the 4/0 heavy-wire hook

is the perfect hook for a 5" super fluke, and three reasons come to mind:

1) Granted, the best descent-rate will vary from day-to-day, but on average, the fall-rate from a heavy-wire 4/0 hook

offers the best compromise. A 3/0 heavy-wire hook has a slightly slower fall-rate, but I really haven't noticed

that it triggers any more strikes. What is noticeable though, is the slower lure coverage that you get using a 3/0 hook.

For most situations, the 5/0 heavy-wire hook falls a tad too fast for my liking, whereas the 4/0 hook seems just right for most situations.

2) On a 4/0 hook, the distance between the offset-shank and the bend-of-the-hook is on the center-of-gravity for a well-balanced minnow.

For this same reason, the 5" super fluke with a 4/0 heavy-wire hook seems to offer the best zigzag action and most seductive sliding.

In fact, if I were a bass I wouldn't last 15 seconds near a well-manipulated fluke!

3) As a bonus, the 4/0 hook provides a better hookup ratio than a 3/0 hook.

COLORS

Geez, I've tried every color available a few hundred times. It would seem to me, that if bass are presently whacking the fluke,

they'll whack whatever color you happen to have tied on. On several occasions, I've intentionally changed the color

after every couple of bass, but was never able to see any clear-cut preference.

Ignoring my own advice I do have a favorite fluke color. Today I use "Albino" about 90% of the time

(my previous favorite was White Ice). I like albino because it's a natural color and also because it's not highly visible

but is translucent and difficult to see. In my view, topwater lures trigger more strikes when they're difficult for bass to see well.

Other than albino, I might switch to "Bubblegum" if I'm having difficulty seeing the fluke, but that's about it.

When albino isn't working, the fluke isn't working.

Roger

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Do most people prefer offset EWG hooks or offset round bend hooks for rigging flukes? What are the positives and negatives of each hook style for this presentation, if any?

(Fluke newbie ;D)

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I like EWG superline hooks for a couple of reasons. The weight and the shape. The hook acts kind of like a rudder and seems to prevent line twist better than a regular offset hook, and seems to promote better action.

The downside to the hook is that the wire is a little thicker, so you may have to set the hook a little harder than with a thin wire hook to drive it home. However, I don't *think* I've ever missed a fish because of the wire diameter.

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Hey RoLo, try one of the 5/0 EWG superline hooks sometime. I always used to use a heavy wire 4/0, or a light wire 5/0 on lighter line. I tried the superline hook once, and now can't get away from it. It gives the Super Fluke a nice side to side wobble on the fall. A lot of times, that works better than the nice glide you get with a regular wire hook.

I seem to recall that you're a braid user, so setting the hook with the larger wire won't be a problem.

Cheers,

GK

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I use a 3/0 EWG Gamakatsu hook for the 5" fluke, and a 1/0 hook of the same type for the 4" fluke jr.

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