Jig it, spin it, buzz it, if it's got a wire or a lead head, it can and will be discussed in here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I haven't fished them much yet. But I bought a bunch of the Evergreen jack hammers. The few times I have actually got to fish them i have used a 4.3 Kietech. I have a lot of others to try including the Zako. Skinny dipper, and a couple others.
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