Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

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Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby Liam7799 » Sun May 19, 2013 12:55 pm

I have little experience with a chatterbait but want to learn how to use it.

The lake I fish has heavily stained water with lots of algae by early/mid summer. Maybe 4 inches visibility.

What trailer would you all use to help the fish find the Chatterbait in dirty water.

Thanks

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby 11kalnmitc » Sat Jun 29, 2013 1:08 am

i often fish a chatterbait at a lake similar to yours, especially in the spring. I can't seem to keep them off of a 1/4 oz. black/blue chatterbait during pre spawn and certain times during the summer. I usually throw a black senko on the back as a trailer. I might cut off and inch or two to get it to the right length but that is my preferred trailer. hope this helps :D

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby capt1fish » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:34 am

IMO, I'd go to a large bulky trailer like a Zoom brush hog, 6" lizard or boot tail swimbait like a IR Skinny Dipper or Lake Fork LIve Magic Shad.

The trailer should bulk up the bait allowing the fish locate it easier. Make sure to make multiple casts in the muddy water to the same target. Rule of thumb is to stick to dark colors in dirty water. 11kalnmitc nailed it with Blk/Blue. That's personally where I would start.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby mike304 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:07 am

Last season I ran out of the split tail trailers that came with my chatterbait(don't really like them much anyway!) and was looking for something else to try. I happened to have a pack of Pearl Charlie Brewer 3" bass grubs in my bag. Dipped the tail in Chartreuse JJ's Magic and had real good luck with it all summer. I'm not even gonna use the supplied trailers anymore. This was in pretty dingy water on Lake Champlain.
I also saw a video of a guy using a Zoom swimmin super fluke, haven't tried it myself.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby falcon » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:34 am

Flukes work good but for me a paddle tail type swimbait is killer. I personally like the netbait version.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby JBcrankaddict » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:51 am

We fish a lot of chatterbaits down here all year. My favorite trailer is a Cane Thumper in Green Pumpkin or White. Cheap and pretty durable and I love the action and profile it gives. It makes the chatterbait wobble a little and also gives it a hunting action, especially the Revenge type chatterbaits with the wire. Flukes work good to but the paddle tail gets the big bites.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby iabass8 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:23 am

Muddy water I prefer a rage craw or a BfishNTackle Pulse-r

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby H8R » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:30 am

Paca Chunk or GY Swimbait

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby Niven8 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:24 am

For me it's a kietech swinging impact or a lake fork hyper freak if I really need to displace some water.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby H8R » Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:29 pm

well.. Today I banged out 3 LMB and and nice SMB on a chatterbait with a Keitech 4" EZshiner, worked out great. The boot tail isn't very durable.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby FrankW » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:15 pm

I was fishing the St John river on Friday using a Black/Blue Chatter bait with a black 5" Grass Hog. I started with a Chartreuse Chatter bait with the black 5" Grass Hog. They loved that but I lost the Chartreuse Chatter and had to use the black/blue. I caught bigger fish with the black/blue but the Chartreuse got a lot more interest.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby grumpydog » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:56 am

Baby bush hog if I need a fast/medium retrieve, but on the days thay want it slooow...stick on a baby ribbit! lots of bulk to let you slow the retrieve and the paddling feet just add more vibration to the bait. \:D/

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby H8R » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:08 am

Love the chatterbaits!

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby Nitroman77 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:40 am

lake forks live magic shad or boot tail shad...Great clear and dirty water trailer as its bulky.

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Re: Best Dirty Water Chatterbait Trailer

Postby 87tpita » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:21 am

Niven8 wrote:For me it's a kietech swinging impact or a lake fork hyper freak if I really need to displace some water.

Haven't trying the hyper freak for chatter bait trailer yet but they do have out standing movement. .... have had good luck with 4"? bass pro xps swim bait with paddle style tail


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