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ChatterBait??? Has anyone one used it?

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Has anyone used this Swimming Jig thing? Is this another piece of junk? Thoughts and comments please.?

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they are awesome!ive got all my big fish on then this year(5 lbs and up)but yes they are a very good bait and easy to work

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I know several people who use them on a regular basis, but I don't really have any experience with them. My cousin joined me on the water a few weeks back and he was throwing one. He landed a few bass off it, seems like it could have it's time and place...

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i bought a couple chatter baits out of curiousity and they have been a proven fish catcher thus far for me....not to mention they are very versatile as well!!!

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What do u guys think the best way to fish a Chattebait is?? Just swimmin it like a spinner bait or what???

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I picked one up in late May and have used my chatter bait a handfull of times this summer and my first impression of this lure was just that... it does fish like a variation of a spinner bait. They are somewhat weedless, kind of like a swimming jig but they emit flash and ALOT of vibration. In my personal experiance I've caught more smaller pike than bass on mine but that could be due to the fact that I was tossing it on a lake with an abnormally high population of pike. All in all I don't think this lure is a joke, it does have it's time and place and I do recomend picking a couple up. exspecially for you guys that are die hard spinner bait tossers. I would say they would work very well in darker stained water because of the extreme vibrations they throw off. Far more vibration than a double colorado bladed spinner bait. Hope this helps. smirk.gif

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Fever your on the right track I have bing using them alot this here and in clear water they don't work as good unless throwing over scattered weeds. But in dirty or stained water is when they really shine. It seems like the color to use verys from one lake to the next so having a good color selection would be a good idea, but once you find the color there hitting on one lake your gonna have a lot of fun.

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I have a couple chatterbaits and have used them a little this season. Caught a couple decent fish on 'em in the early season with cast and retrieve technique. Used them as a jig with no success yet. Gonna have to give them a shot here upcoming in the fall. I haven't used mine enough so far, but I know they will catch ya some fish.

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I have two words about the chatterbait from a bass guy:

Pike Magnet

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I fished da sippi with a chatterbait and caught 2 pike and a walleye. But I know it will catch bass to from what others have told me. It's a neat lil bait. Spendy though.

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I have been having good luck on these this year. I usually put an oversized trailer on them to the point that it looks ridiculous; I like using a Stanley Ribbit. The big paddle feet add that much more movement, and the paddles have just as good of an action on the fall.

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Yep Ebass the sippi eyes seem to love those things.... that and real small smallies love that trailer, gonna have to give em a try in a lake

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My father-in-law bought a bunch of these this spring and he fishes the Mississippi primarily down near LaCrosse and Trempeleau, WI and the pictures I've seen of those fish are just ridiculous. I know they've boated well over 20 northern that have been near or over 30" (he's obsessive about taking pictures of every fish over 28", lol), and the small ones just absolutely love these things not to mention the bass hit them fairly often as well.

I will say, that with my experience in trying them up here in the lakes, I've learned that they seem to work a LOT better in stained water. The dirtier the lake, the more fish I caught with em. And I haven't had a problem with the small fish comin after it, cause anything I've brought in has had some decent size to it. I like it, and its got some really cool action.

I have to agree that changing out the trailer to something bigger makes it alot flashier. I cant remember the brand, but I stuck a larger white trailer on the 2 colors I use and the fish just seem to inhale these things.

All-in-all: Northern magnet, Big bass like em too.... I wanna see a muskie brought in on one though! (I'm putting in my attempt this fall wink.gif)

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There is an oversized chatterbait for muskies already out. I can just imagine the vibration that one puts off

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