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can't miss with good ol' white super flukes. (I also like White Ice, and baby bass)  I use 2/0 or 3/0 owner xxx offset wide gaps, but any quality offset in the 2/0 - 4/0 size will work fine.

Super flukes are plenty heavy to cast w/o weight.  Just give them a few twitches and kill it.  most bites come on the pause...  unless there are smallies there then they kill it on a fast retrieve.  ...lol

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I switched from flukes to using saltwater D.O.A.'s or mirrorlures paddletails with a 1/8 lead jig head and my bass cacth has increased.  They pull thru the weeds ok and color doesn't seem to make a difference.  I have used rootbeer, silver fleck and yellow.

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I use a 3/0, EWG gamakatsu hook with the hookpoint hidden in the belly flap for the super flukes. My favorite color is white, but I also do quite well with lemon shad, baby bass, watermelon seed, and a couple other colors.

With the 4" super fluke jr., I use the same colors but with a 1/0 EWG hook, rigged the same as the big fluke.

Anyone used the magnum fluke yet for bass? I do well with it for pike.

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flukes , ive used 3/0-5/0 ewg.

the tiny flukes , i use 1/0 ewg.

both t-rigged weightless or unpegged with 3/16 to 3/8 oz.

baby bass , watermelon , and while/char. tail is what i have.

ive also picked up a bag of DOA's jerk shad and a coworker out fished me that day using the doa's while i used the zoom. could be the attractant doa uses , but they do work in freshwater.

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Magnum fluke in white with a 6/0 EWG hook, fished weightless over grass and around docks.

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Magnum fluke in white with a 6/0 EWG hook, fished weightless over grass and around docks.

Had an 11" largemouth wolf a magnum down while pike fishing last fall. Also landed a 16" smallie that day on a magnum, as well as two pike.

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I use a 3/0, EWG gamakatsu hook with the hookpoint hidden in the belly flap for the super flukes.

Interesting. I hook mine opposite of you. I hook mine through the belly, out the back and very slightly bury the hook point into the back. I also never weight them. Never let them get deeper than a foot or two... mostly I use an erratic, jumping out of the water, fast as all get out retrieve. Never let it sit for more than a second or two. As pure of a reaction bite as I can describe. I catch a bunch of fish this way, and it is not like they want it... they just do not want their buddies to get it! Even using this method I have a poor hook set percentage due to the slack line bite... I could not even imagine how many I would miss using a slower, more deliberate method. White, or a lighter color seems to work best for me regardless of water clarity or temperature.

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I fish a fluke weightless with a 4/0 Gamakatsu EWG hook.  Hook tip through the back.  8 lb. mono line. Favorite color is Watermelon Seed.  I finesse fish it with very subtle "ticks" with an occasional "jerk."  I'm usually keeping the bait in the 1-3' deep range.  Most importantly, I just let the bait fish itself.  If you just let it do what it does, you will find it very erratic, and attractive to fish.  One of my favorite baits of all time!

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I use a 3/0, EWG gamakatsu hook with the hookpoint hidden in the belly flap for the super flukes.

Interesting. I hook mine opposite of you. I hook mine through the belly, out the back and very slightly bury the hook point into the back. I also never weight them. Never let them get deeper than a foot or two... mostly I use an erratic, jumping out of the water, fast as all get out retrieve. Never let it sit for more than a second or two. As pure of a reaction bite as I can describe. I catch a bunch of fish this way, and it is not like they want it... they just do not want their buddies to get it! Even using this method I have a poor hook set percentage due to the slack line bite... I could not even imagine how many I would miss using a slower, more deliberate method. White, or a lighter color seems to work best for me regardless of water clarity or temperature.

That retrieve will work. Usually I let mine sink a lot, an by using 6 - 10 pound test I can fish the fluke DEEP with twitches and long pauses, often in 10 - 12 feet of water. Seems the dying baitfish retrieve really mops the largemouth up. Smallies and pike like a somewhat faster retrieve.

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Fish the flukes yesterday for the first time with a buddy that uses them alot.  We used pink/white & Arkansa shad colors, rigged weightless with #4 hooks.  Never deeper than a foot & caught sveral fish.  It is one of his favorite baits, as he has had great success with them.  I tried the texas rigged with no luck.

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I use the Zoom Super Flukes in their bubblegum color, with a 3/0 gamakatus EWG. I also fish the double fluke rig that mimics 2 bait fish

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> Zoom Super Fluke (5" - Bubblegum)

> Gamakatsu series 54 Round-bend 4/0 Hook

I've tried every color fluke and all work equally great. This gives the angler the opportunity to choose the color that benefits him most. Bubblegum is highly visible underwater, and when it disappears it's time to set the hook.

I stopped using line-of-pull O'Shaughnessy hooks that everyone refers to as "EWG".

The sharp corner locks in the fish's mouth, and removing the hook causes more damage to the fish than the round-bend hooks. What the round-bend may lack in LOP they make up for in point exposure. To negotiate the salad, hook the fluke upright so the hook-point is buried in back plastic, rather than lying in the hook slot.

With a series-54 gammy 4/0, the super fluke descends about 2 feet in 3 seconds. Consequently, I wait about 3 seconds between each double-jerk to keep the lure always between the surface and 2 1/2 ft deep. When the bite is on, 3 seconds is a long time to wait and is usually the hardest part of the retrieve. BTW: Very often, short easy pulls are better than those long beautiful darts that hypnotize the fisherman more than the bass ;)

Roger

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I've fished em every which way..all I have is the babybass, still haven't got a bite on em.. :-[

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I've fished em every which way..all I have is the babybass, still haven't got a bite on em.. :-[

Like any other lure, bass don't always respond to a subsurface jerk, even though you may be fishing it right. I prefer to fish on or close to bottom myself, but as soon as I hear any surface activity, I'll grab the pre-rigged fluke out of the holder (or johnson spoon with twin-tail grub).

With respect to fishing the fluke (any jerkbait), the best I would offer is "begin" and "end" each jerk with a little bit of slack line. This will produce the short crisp twitches that will reverse direction most of the time, not unlike walking-the-dog.

Roger

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My fav and most affective colors are White, babybass i still have bubble gum in case and i also have a darker color but aint had to use them yet the other 2 colors do it all if u ask me

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i like smokin shad, baby bass,baitfish, and white...i also use a round bend...for some reason i tend to have hook-up problems with the ewg...i think maybe its because the hook point is in line with the eye...not sure but i get a better catch ratio with the round bend

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