Chatterbait trailer selection

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby goldrod » Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:35 pm

Zoom Zdrop.... I know but it works
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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby ChiGGz » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:06 pm

Chatterbaits have more of an up and down wavy action. Wouldn't you want to get a trailer that has roughly the same action? Using a trailer with a twirling (grub tail) action instead of a wavy one would mess up the "rhythm" and cadence of the chatterbait IMHO.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby toddmc » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:31 am

ChiGGz wrote:Chatterbaits have more of an up and down wavy action. Wouldn't you want to get a trailer that has roughly the same action? Using a trailer with a twirling (grub tail) action instead of a wavy one would mess up the "rhythm" and cadence of the chatterbait IMHO.

Don't overthink it. D & M even includes a grub with their bladed jigs. Experiment to find what works on your waters. You might find something that works amazing if you experiment.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby Ranger Ron 620 DVS » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:05 am

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby joekaz » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:20 am

My new favorite trailer is a Strike King Rage Menace rigged vertically with the top flapper cut off.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby earthworm77 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:27 pm

Keitech swing

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby hungry_cow » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:58 am

My go to trailer is the Skinny dipper with just a bit of the head cut off. If I want a little less action / profile I go to a Zako and if I want a bigger profile I use a full size Lake Fork Live Magic Shad. Really any minnow, grub, or craw type trailer will work. I don't think it usually makes a big difference as I have caught bass on every trailer I have tried and haven't really noticed much difference in success.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby djd » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:41 am

I used to throw the 'Original' chatterbait with the split tail trailer and had great success with that. In more recent years, I've gone to a Berkley Havoc Pit Boss. Adds bulk for casting and help keep it above the grass I fish.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby barrys » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:39 pm

Zoom super fluke or if I want good action the Gambler Flappin shad looks great on a chatterbait

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby SSS » Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:22 pm

Fluke on natural colored chatterbaits. Paddle tail on black/blue, white/chartreuse chatterbaits. Maximum action and vibration for dirty water. For clear water i don't feel like additional vibration/action is needed from a paddle tail.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby NJ Jigman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 pm

I fish chatter baits often and either use a torn up keitech or a zako both with good success.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby Reservoir » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Keitech all the way.

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Re: Chatterbait trailer selection

Postby poisonokie » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:33 am

4" Easy Shiner, GYCB Zako, Strike King Blade Minnow, Z-Man Razor Shadz...
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